10–12 Artillery St
Derry~Londonderry
BT48 6RG, Northern Ireland
+44 (0) 2871 373538

The gallery is currently open

Tuesday to Saturday, 12–6pm (during exhibitions)
Admission Free
 

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Bronagh Gallagher, Denise McShannon, Doireann Ni Ghrioghair, Hamish MacPherson, Laura O’Connor, Michelle Hall, Myrid Carten, Niamh McConaghy, Paddy McKeown, Soft Fiction Projects

19 January – 9 March 2019

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Doireann Ni Ghrioghair, Whispering Orders, 2017, plaster & pigment, 45 x 45 x 7cm

Launch night: Friday 18 January 2019

Artists: Myrid Carten, Bronagh Gallagher,  Michelle Hall, Hamish MacPherson, Niamh McConaghy, Paddy McKeown, Denise McShannon, Doireann Ní Ghrioghair, Laura O’Connor, Soft Fiction Projects

URGENCIES is a new group exhibition at CCA Derry~Londonderry that engages with the present moment of rapid change and uncertainty. This exhibition was selected from an open call, and it seeks to take the temperature of what artists working today consider to be urgent.

The topics featuring the work range from pollution, consumption and waste (Denise McShannon, Niamh McConaghy) to bodily autonomy, gender and identity (Laura O’Connor, Soft Fiction Projects, Myrid Carten) housing, ageing populations, care, (Paddy McKeown, Hamish MacPherson) trauma, mental health (Michelle Hall), the collapse of Stormont and the border (Doireann Ni Ghrioghair, Bronagh Gallagher). The exhibition features new and existing work in media including sculpture, painting, film, performance, print, photography and installation.

Urgencies was selected by artist Willie Doherty and CCA Director Catherine Hemelryk.

A number of events form part of the exhibition including a DIY graphic design (Soft Fictions project) and performance workshops (Hamish MacPherson) as well as a public programme of events including screenings, talks, reading group and artist professional development sessions. 

EVENTS

31 January 2019, 2–4pm
Destruction of Pleasure is a Radical Weapon –
DIY graphic design workshop with Soft Fiction Projects

31 January 2019, 7pm
Bisbee ’17
Screening event at the Nerve Centre

2 February 2019, 2–4pm
booksvscigarettes – K-punk: The Collected And Unpublished Writings Of Mark Fisher

16–18 February 2019, 10am, 2pm, 6pm
Hamish MacPherson
in your hands – performance workshops

19 February 2019, 7pm
Eszter Szakács – What the Past Holds for the Future: Prefigurative Politics in Art Organising

21 February 2019, 12–6pm
Relaxed Performance Day

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