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Hive Artists Studios, No 2 Bank Lane, Waterford

Four 'Weave' montages selected for August exhibition at Hive

The ‘Weave’ paper montages use images from the 2008 photographic journal of Fenor Bog nature reserve. Fenor Bog is home to seven distinct yet interdependent habitats. A bio-diverse and self-enriching environment, it supports a growing number of species. In the montages interwoven elements remain separate, but appear as one piece.

The rich autumn colours suggest the point in time when upward growth is drawn back into itself. The warm earth tones are reminiscent of dyes used in weaving, a craft as endangered as the environments in which it evolved.

The photos are printed on recycled paper from Christine’s MA in Arts and Heritage Management research into the sustainable use of local cultural and natural resources to meet local needs.

Hive artists studio exhibition posterOn Friday the 29th July Hive launches its current exhibition featuring the work of Keith Currams, Andrew Kenny, Ray Tsang, Chris O'Brien Shanahan and many more.
Coinciding with the events of Spraoi the show begins @ 7.30 and ends @ 9.30 followed immediately by Compagnie Luc Amoros show "Page Blanche" at the Bolton Street Car Park. Simultaneous to the opening, percussion sextet "Crash" will also be performing.

The show will open 12.30 to 5.30 throughout Spraoi weekend and is due to run for the duration of August.

Waterford City Council logoHive Studios is located at the cultural centre of Waterford city, beside House of Waterford Crystal, Bishop's Palace and the Theatre Royal. It is the product of an initiative by the Waterford City Council to collaborate with artists in transforming council owned derelict buildings into facilities for the arts. The formerly dilapidated dwelling now has the capacity to facilitate artist studios and an exhibition space. The studios open regularly, three days a week, offering a unique opportunity to experience artwork outside of the formal gallery setting.

weave 2:5 cobs
weave 2:5

photographic print on recycled paper, 6.5"x4.5", 2011

weave 2:6 cobs
weave 2:6

photographic print on recycled paper, 6.5"x4.5", 2011

© Christine O'Brien 2006- 2018 | all images, paintings, photographs © Christine O'Brien