Cake, Conversation and Commemoration

08 Jun 24
Cake Not History Yet
Roisín McGuigan

Saturday 8 June 2024, 2–4pm

As part of ongoing research that considers how we remember and commemorate difficult histories, visual artist Roisín McGuigan would like to invite you to join her for an afternoon of cake and conversation, which will take place in tandem with her exhibition /nɪˌɡəʊʃɪˈeɪʃn/, /ˌkɒnvəˈseɪʃn/ (negotiation, conversation).

Through this informal discussion participants will have the chance to share their thoughts and collectively explore the benefits, challenges and processes of remembering and commemorating the past. 

If you would like to join Roisín for cake and conversation, book your place via our online shop here. This is suitable for ages 18 and above. This event forms part of the Public Programme for Reciprocal Residency Solo Exhibitions 2024.

Cake 1972, Roisín McGuigan

Roisín McGuigan’s practice is an auto-ethnographic reflection on place, phenomena and the reverberations of growing up near the Northern Irish border – a complicated and unruly place explored through research, memory and anecdote, and realised through painting, sculpture and text.

Born in Co.Down, and a graduate of NCAD, Burren College of Art, and Turps Art School, London, Roisín was recipient of Fire Station Artists’ Studios Sculpture Practice Award for 2023 and the Graphic Studio Dublin Expanded Print Residency 2022-23. She has also received bursaries from The Arts Council, Dublin City Council, Kerry County Council and Creative Ireland.

Her work has featured in exhibitions and venues at home and abroad including Rua Red, VISUAL Carlow, Crawford Municipal Gallery of Art, Hun Gallery, New York, and Rugby Art Gallery & Museum, UK, Island Arts Centre, Lisburn, and in Matera, Italy, during European City of Culture 2019. In 2024, Roisín will present new work at The Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar, and MART Gallery in Dublin.