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Artists: Deirdre Nelson- Residency Artist 2018

Title of Exhibition: Made in Manorhamilton

Date: Friday 18th May until Saturday 2nd June

About the Exhibition:

Made In Manorhamilton presents a collaboration between artist in residence Deirdre Nelson and the residents of the town of Manorhamilton.  It highlights and celebrates the ‘act of making,’ past and present, in a variety of forms, materials, objects, colour and text. 
In developing the project the community were invited to interact with the exhibition by including their own ‘making’ practices and experiences alongside the artist.
Members of the public loaned to the exhibition a wide range of objects, materials, manufactured goods, produce, crafts and historical artifacts that reflected the diversity of making in Manorhamilton both past and present.


Deirdre Nelson is an Irish artist/designer based in Glasgow. Nelson studied textiles at Glasgow School of Art 1992 and obtained an M.Phil, in 1996.  She has exhibited internationally and nationally and undertaken residencies both in the UK and Australia. Her exhibitions include: The Kildas Glasgow School of Art + Touring 2016; Designed with Heart, St Etienne Design Bienalle 2011; Between the Line, Harbourfront Arts Centre, Toronto, Canada, 2013; White, La Porte Peinte Centre for the Arts, Noyens Sur Surein France 2011; Close at Hand  Owens Gallery, Sackville NB, Canada 2011; Unexpected Guests, “Homes of Yesteryear, Design of Today” Poldi Museum, Milan, 2010.  Nelsons commissions include:  Orchard View Continuing Care Facility 2016; Edinburgh Royal Infirmary 2009; Shetland Museum and Archives 2006. Residencies include: Walthamstow Wetlands 2017/8; Textilsetur Islands, Iceland 2018; Caterans Common Alyth, Scotland 2017; Platform Arts, Easterhouse Glasgow 2016; Timespan Helmsdale, Scotland 2015; Wigtown Book Festival 2010; Cove Park 2010; IASKA Western Australia 2008; Curtin University 2007.