Limerick, Ireland

Orla Barry

Filling Egg Shells

An animation that reflected on the artists’ text-based artworks (The Shearling Felts (Marilyn, Patsy, Iris, Ivy, 2012-) that were originally planned to be presented in the 40th EVA International, subsequently lost in the fire at Limerick’s Sailor’s Home in July 2023.  The phrases that were once appeared on these lost works – taken from a lyrical mediation on the artist’s life as a pedigree sheep farmer – returned as elliptical prophecies of destruction and resurrection.

Orla Barry is a visual artist and shepherdess who lives in Wexford (IE). Barry has presented work at public arts institutions and galleries including Crawford Art Gallery, (IE), Wexford Arts Centre, (IE) and Mu.ZEE, TAZ Festival, Ostend (BE).

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