‘My Seven Year Stitch’ goes to Dublin!
This exhibition highlights the creative work that helped the artist through an extraordinary seven years.
Sally-Ann Duffy an artist originally from London now resident in County Cavan opens her 2nd solo exhibition at 2pm on Friday 1st March in the Rediscovery Centre Ballymun, Co Dublin. The exhibition will continue through March with a workshop ‘Creating art from recycled materials’ planned for the 16th March.
In her art Sally-Ann incorporates waste, recycled and found materials in a variety of ways and themes. In using unusual and challenging materials this means each piece she creates is a once off.
Sally-Ann has been given a Cavan Arts Professional Development Award and during the residency at the Rediscovery Centre will extend her knowledge and interest in recycled and waste materials to develop and create new interesting art.
Sally-Ann had her first Solo Exhibition in 2018 in Bailieborough and other recent exhibitions include London's ‘Knit and Stitch Show’, ‘100 Sawdust Hearts’ and 'Timepieces’ at Untangled Threads Gallery, Scarborough, England and WG ‘Weeflab and the Brainshow’ Monika Auch, Kunst Gallery, Amsterdam. She has created commissions for both private and public spaces including the Oceanarium, Bournemouth, England, developed and facilitated community arts projects and contributed to the Dundalk Community Tapestry Project.
Sally-Ann is one of the founder members of Bailieborough Creative Hub, a group for creatives to collaborate and share ideas, and will be involved in a number of exciting new projects this coming year.
Sally-Ann says that ‘Creativity is a vital part of my self-development, resilience, well-being and positive mental health. Studies have shown that engaging in creative activities can improve happiness, reduce stress, improve cognitive ability, reduce dementia and boost the immune system. Just doing some sewing can help the body to release endorphins, the body's natural anti-depressant. While exhibiting my creations I want to inspire others to get creative too.’
The exhibition continues until the 23rd of March during the Rediscovery Centre’s opening times.