Artists have building bricks of closer ties to China
RENOWNED Irish artists were on hand yesterday to showcase their ceramic creations at a new exhibition at the Farmleigh Gallery in the Phoenix Park.
'Bricks in the Rain: Contemporary Art forms inspired by China' is a multi-disciplinary exhibition featuring ceramic art, film and sound.
The Irish artists spent five weeks at the Fule International Ceramic Art Museum in China last year.
During that time they learned techniques to perfect their craft and used local materials to create their artwork.
The title 'Bricks in the Rain' derives from the fact that the group had to step through puddles outside Chinese factory buildings where it rained incessantly at the start of their trip.
The group says they embarked on the project in the hope of "developing and strengthening Ireland's cultural connection with China".
Our picture by Mark Stedman shows Maeve Sweeney next to Neil Reid's 'Distant Memory II' in Farmleigh yesterday. The exhibition runs until October 8.