Exhibition | Protest and Remembrance: Miriam de Búrca, Joy Gerrard, Mary Griffiths, Barbara Walker | Emerging Artists at Alan Cristea Gallery | London | Art Week

Protest and Remembrance: Miriam de Búrca, Joy Gerrard, Mary Griffiths, Barbara Walker

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Thursday, 28 February 2019 to Saturday, 30 March 2019
Wednesday, 27 February 2019 - 6:00pm

'Protest and Remembrance' at the Alan Cristea Gallery, London, brings together four British and Irish women artists, all of whom use drawing to examine elements of protest and/or remembrance through a range of subjects.

As a society we often come together, in times of celebration, in times of crisis, to protest or to mourn, or simply to remember.  Whether we are reflecting on our past or challenging our future, these artists are telling us the story of something that should not be forgotten. 

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Miriam de Búrca was born in Munich, Germany, in 1972. Her family moved to the west of Ireland when she was three years old. She studied Fine Art at Glasgow School of Art and the University of Ulster, Belfast and in 2010 completed a practice-based PhD at the University of Ulster. Her drawings and experimental film and video-works have been exhibited internationally in London, New York, Montreal, Tel Aviv, Warsaw and Berlin. She has works in the collection of the University of Limerick; Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Belfast; and Queens University, Belfast. de Búrca lives and works in Galway, Ireland.

Joy Gerrard was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1971 and graduated with a BA Fine Art from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, and an MA and MPhil from the Royal College of Art, London. Recent exhibitions include Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin (2017); Drawing Room, London (2017); MAC International, Belfast (2016); Hayward Gallery Touring show (2016); and Peer UK, London (2015). She has installed multiple public installations including major works for Facebook and Tideway in London (2017/18); Chelsea and Westminster Hospital (2012); and the London School of Economics (2009). Gerrard lives and works in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Mary Griffiths was born in the Wirral, England, in 1965. She graduated with an MA Fine Art from the Manchester School of Art in 2009. Recent exhibitions include The Turnpike, Leigh (2018); Great Exhibition of the North, Newcastle/Gateshead (2018); Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester and touring internationally (2016 - 2018); and Black and White Room, curated by Cornelia Parker at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London (2014). Her book, Pictures of War, was published by Carcanet in 2009. Griffiths lives and works in Manchester, England, where she is the Senior Curator (Modern and Contemporary Art) at the Whitworth.

Barbara Walker was born in Birmingham, England, in 1964. She studied Art and Design at the University of Central England Birmingham and completed post-graduate studies at Wolverhampton University. In 2017 Walker exhibited work at Diaspora Pavilion for the 57th Venice Biennale. Recent exhibitions include Jerwood Gallery, Hastings (2018); Dakar Biennale, Senegal (2018); The Drawing Room, London (2018); Modern Art Oxford, Oxford (2018); MAC Birmingham (2016); Royal West of England Academy, Bristol (2016); and The Djanogly Art Gallery, Nottingham (2013). Walker lives and works in Birmingham, England. 

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