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Past Exhibition

Otium cum Dignitate ~ Leisure With Dignity

Anne Maree Barry

June 16 - September 03 2017

Anne Maree Barry's most recent film work Otium cum Dignitate ~ Leisure with Dignity combines her own psychogeographic walking tours of the 'Monto' area to create a film and exhibition that reflects historical events, whilst at the same time presenting a complex portrait of female empowerment. Four characters : Madam May Oblong, Kitty D, Countess Aldborough and The custom House establish a dialogue between locality, history, architecture and the independence of women in a specific time.

"An archway with a feded green gate, residue of previous colours. Brick upon brick. Stone upon stone. 10 vertical white bricks four horizontal - an embedded white cross. Nighttown juxtaposed with a Magdelene. Circe. Circe who could turn men into animals. In her presence, the woods moved, the ground rumble, and the trees around turned white."


Anne Maree Barry makes site specific film works that address connections between memory and loss, geography, sociology and architecture. Anne Maree was the recipient of the 2016 HIAP Helsinki international Residency Programme exchange in association with Temple Bar Gallery and Studios. Anne Maree’s film work has been selected and screened at international film festivals and cultural institutions, such as the Irish Film Institute, The Dublin International Film Festival, Darklight Film Festival, Aesthetica Short Film Festival, Curtas Vila do Conde,  Indie Cork, Les Rencontres Internationales, Tampere Art Museum, Dublin City Gallery’s The Hugh Lane and TULCA ’15. She is a current resident at The Fire Station Artists Studios. Previous residences include The Liaison of Independent Film Makers of Toronto, with support from Screen Training Ireland.

Preview at 6pm Friday 16th of June.

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