About

Artist Statement

“Róisín Gallagher is a student at the Edinburgh College of Art and a recent graduate of the University of Stirling  whose work celebrates some of the seemingly insignificant moments and thoughts that we normally forget to notice or recognise that occur in our day to days lives when we walk outside.

Her videos are based on the experiences had when walking within the Falkirk and Edinburgh area and provide anecdotal insights into the themes of memory, place, time and thought. All of video footage is taken from these walks which the artist narrates over the top of to share these moments and stories with the audience.

The artist also has a fascination with graffiti, litter and abandoned objects and the stories they tell of those that left them behind. Gallagher’s other projects focusing on the collection and documentation of the range of different objects found in different areas and explores how they represent ourselves and the marks we leave behind; this method of work offers an interesting reflection of the residents of the investigation sites.  The main goal of these projects is to portray these objects, which the artist refers to as artefacts, as evidence of human activity.

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 this work 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. This work uses these same regular types of objects and portrays them as evidence of who we are today.

 

Please take a look at my blog to keep updated with my artistic journey, or look around my previous work, projects and exhibitions.

If you have any questions please feel free to email me at roising7@hotmail.co.uk.

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