RÓISÍN GALLAGHER

RoisinG7@hotmail.co.uk

https://roisingallagher.wordpress.com

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‘ITEM PREWALK2011’, 19.5 x 19.5 cm, found object in frame (Still Game DVD case). £85.
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‘ITEM 1D2’, 19.5 x 19.5 cm, found object in frame (cigarette packet). £85.

Róisín is a recent graduate of Stirling University whose work explores found objects and their connection to their previous owners. Her recent projects have investigated the varying range of objects that can be found in different areas and how these objects can reflect on the residents of those areas. She is most interested in portraying these objects as artefacts or evidence of human activity, inspired by museum displays and exhibits.

Artefacts are often discussed in the context of the past and are described as being a way of bringing us face-to-face with an ancient civilisation or culture; the intention of these works is to bring the viewer face-to-face with the people that exist now. The objects displayed in museums are often the most mundane and ordinary types of objects as they are a reflection of the everyday life of historic or foreign cultures, these works intend to use the same regular types of objects to portray them as evidence of who we are today.