Dorothy Smith and Kathy Herbert
9 – 19 October 2013 – Satellite Project Space, Hendron Building, Broadstone, Upper Dominic Street, Dublin 7 And McGeough’s Public House window, Phibsborough Cross Roads, Dublin 7
Open to the Public exhibition and working studio occupied Satellite Project Space in the Hendron Building, Broadstone, Dublin 7 and the window of McGeough’s Public House Phibsborough, also Dublin 7 from 9 – 19 October 2013.
Artists Kathy Herbert and Dorothy Smith each drew in the Satellite Project Space and were available to talk to members of the public about their processes and working methods. Kathy made a large wall drawing and Dorothy worked on a series of drawings of the iconic Phibsborough Tower. Both artists also exhibited recent work from weareallinthistogether and Drawing Conversations.
Open to the Public is a process of investigation of drawing and public engagement. Both artists are interested in taking art out of the private studio and formal gallery with the intention of enlarging the experience of art for themselves and the public. To this end, in May 2013 Dorothy Smith and Kathy Herbert undertook two individual drawing projects for Phizzfest (Phibsborough Community and Arts Festival) – Kathy’s Drawing Conversations and Dorothy’s weareallinthistogether. Both projects used drawing in public spaces to investigate issues of communication and closer interaction with audience. Alongside the working studio in Satellite Project Space both artists exhibited work from the above projects and Dorothy Smith showed an animation from weareallinthistogether in the window of McGeough Public House at Phibsborough Cross Roads.
A panel discussion moderated by Sylvia Loeffler concluded the event. Please see here for The Allegory of Place by Sylvia Loeffler published in VAN Jan – Feb 2014.