Emin's work on show in Enniskillen
Published: 5 Oct 2012 17:50
Humbly Through the Dust was officially opened at the The Cooper Wilkinson gallery in Enniskillen on Thrursday evening as part of the FLIve Festival.
It exhibition offers the unique opportunity to see work by globally renowned artists Emin and Perry, among others, on home ground.
Croydon-born artist Emin came to prominence when her work Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963-1995, a tent appliquéd with names, was shown at Charles Saatchi's Sensation exhibition held at the Royal Academy in London. She was a Turner Prize nominee with her work My Bed - an installation, consisting of her own unmade dirty bed.
English artist Grayson Perry is known chiefly for his ceramic vases and cross-dressing. Like Emin, there is a strong autobiographical element to his work, in which images of Perry as Claire, his female alter-ego, often appear. He was awarded the Turner Prize in 2003.
Helen Sharp has curated the Humbly Through the Dust exhibition inspired by The British Council's Art Collection.
The title of the exhibition is taken from the novel Ring O'Rushes written by Shan Bullock, born in Inisherk in 1865. Bullock's writing borrows from fact and from imagination to weave tales of rural life and so does Humbly Though the Dust.
It runs until November 3 at the gallery at Queen Elizabeth Road.