‘Uses of Enchantment’ Viewing, July 27th, 28th, and 29th 8.30 pm. Sparkle, Niamh Jackman, paper, string, masking tape.

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‘Uses of Enchantment’ is an exhibition exploring the theme of childhood and memory. The title comes from a book of the same title written by Bruno Bettelheim, in which he looks at fairy tales from a Freudian perspective.

Childhood is a very potent time; children, unlike adults, live in the present. The past is a small space, the future a vast indistinct vista. Children are instinctively aware of their vulnerability; they depend on others to feed, protect and provide shelter for them. This exhibition transforms domestic spaces into Enchanted ones.

I wrote a submission brief and invited artists to choose a part of the house and make a piece specifically for that space: the fridge, the fireplace, under the stairs, the bathroom, the washing machine have been usurped in the name of art.

Kathryn Cahill  MD

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