Im/material Traces from within Ireland’s culture of containment is a photographic exhibition that captures the im/material traces of lives once lived in the Ireland’s vast network of state funded and religious run institutions.
Images of this ‘architecture of containment’ include former Magdalen Laundries, Mother and Baby homes, Industrial and Reformatory schools which are disappearing quietly, yet rapidly from the Irish landscape.
Kellie Greene, currently a UWS PhD student and a former resident of St Anne’s girl’s home in Kilmacud, Co. Dublin, seeks to create a visual archive of what remains. The vestiges of buildings which once seemed indomitable and the im/material traces still held within their broken walls have enabled the gathering of a different kind of evidence which in turn allows the silenced voice to speak from a register of its own.
The exhibition is exhibited at The Female Orphan School Gallery, West Wing, Building EZ, Parramatta Campus, University of Western Sydney, off Victoria Road, Rydalmere.
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