Take Hold, guest publication - edited by Rachel Botha
Take hold is a publication of art and writing that explores the idea of hope as a way of processing our present in order to allow us to think about our future. It includes invited contributions from Husk Bennett, Dreambean, Laura Fitzgerald, Cecelia Graham, Marielle MacLeman, Aifric Prior Beliere, and Michaela Razafima. Nash. A collection of responses that encourage a vulnerability to reflect on our conditions as artists and humans, and to develop an interconnectedness to look forward collectively.
Rachel Botha is a curator, art historian and arts administrator. Her expanded curatorial practice responds to the local context and investigates how people perceive their social framework. She believes that the responsibilities of a curator are twofold; a facilitator for the artist and a mediator for the viewing audience.
She was the Provost’s Curatorial Fellow at The Douglas Hyde, Trinity College Dublin, a co-director of Catalyst Arts, Belfast, and the Emerging Curator in Residence at the Kilkenny Arts Office. She was appointed the Emerging Editor of Bloomers Magazine, and the Early Career Curator in Residence at the Regional Cultural Centre and Glebe House & Gallery in Donegal. She is the current Assistant Curator at the Project Arts Centre in Dublin.
Contributors biographies can be found within the publication.
All proceeds of the publication will be donated to Medical Aid for Palestinians.