Industry (2018)
Solstice Arts Centre, Navan

Featured in group exhibition with artists:
Frank Abruzzese / Kevin Cosgrove / Sophie Gough / Kevin Lindsay / Eoin McHugh / Eimear Murphy / Helen O’Leary / John Stezaker

Curated by Sabina MacMahon

About Industry

  • industry (n.): /’indestri/, pl. industries
  1. diligence in an employment or pursuit
  2. systematic labour, especially for some useful purpose or the creation of something of value
  3. economic activity concerned with the processing of raw materials and manufacture of goods

Industry is an exhibition that brings together a group of artists whose practices relate – either thematically, or in terms of the processes and materials that they use – to industries traditionally associated with County Meath. It examines how the work that many people living and working in Meath find themselves employed with is reflected in contemporary art practice, emphasising both the potential for creativity that lies in the everyday and the inspiration that artists draw from other people’s work. Farming, horse breeding, the manufacture of furniture and carpeting, engineering, food production, mining and tourism are all represented in the show.