Skin Loving Language

26 Oct 21—08 Nov 21
Sarah Long Jacky Sheridan, Skin Loving Language (detail), 2021
Sarah Long, Jacky Sheridan

Skin Loving Language is the next in a series of ten window text commissions by artists, writers, and designers created during the 2021 lockdowns. Ten writers who participated in Meadhbh McNutt's Should artists write? workshops were invited to create one page of text – a completely open brief. The texts range from dense, deeply personal accounts to bold slogans, each capturing the different thoughts and feelings of the author. The texts have been designed by different artists and designers and printed in a risograph edition by Derry Print Workshop.

The texts are visible from CCA's windows, each for two weeks, as well as visible online here and distributed across our region. All ten will be available later in the year as a bundle edition available to buy from CCA's shop as a fundraiser.

Skin Loving Language
Author: Sarah Long
Designer: Jacky Sheridan
Printer: Derry Print Workshop
Risograph edition of 500

About the author & designer:

Sarah Long is a visual artist and writer based in County Cork. She is a recent Fine Art graduate of Crawford College of Art & Design and is currently a member of Sample Studios. Recent exhibitions include A Place Where A Thought Might Grow (2020) Sternview Gallery, Cork, Kingdom (2019) Studio 12, Cork and group shows; VUE Contemporary Art Fair (2019) Royal Hibernian Academy and Painters & Makers (2019) SO Fine Art Editions, Dublin.

Sarah Long’s writing practice is concerned with the relationship between language and the landscape. She has contributed to the Visual Artists’ News Sheet and Bloomers Magazine. In 2020 she founded The Paper an online forum for discussing and responding to art events in Cork city and county.

Jacky Sheridan is an Irish illustrator based in Belfast who uses her unique humour and a high contrast illustrative style to create expressive, fun, bold and engaging work across a broad range of commercial and personal clients including Facebook, Vice, IPAS, Jameson Whiskey and JustEat amongst others. | @jackysheridan

See previous Window Texts in the series:

Quieter Coastal

Portrait of Y

Grey Observation: Jan 2021


This project was made possible thanks to support from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland Stability & Renewal Programme for Organisations.

Skin Loving Language
Sarah Long, Jacky Sheridan, Skin Loving Language, 2021
Window Text: Sarah Long, Jacky Sheridan, Skin Loving Language, 2021
Skin Loving Language