GROUNDWORK, a solo exhibition by young architect Dominic Daly, responds to the theme of ‘repair’ by addressing the crisis faced by the rural Irish town today. Through the media of drawing, objects, photographs and writing, a dispersed exhibition is set within the townscape of Ballinasloe, against the backdrop of the ancient October Horse Fair.
Inherent within the act of mending is an effort to intimately understand the thing that is broken. GROUNDWORK aims to form an honest portrait of this place, its land and its workings through observation, gathering and drawing.
The centrepiece of the exhibition is a long folding sectional drawing which pulls a thread across the living layer of this place, linking selected moments across kilometres of townscape and hinterlands. Presenting the town as an incomplete story, GROUNDWORK seeks to reimagine a new identity grounded in the nuanced personality of what already exists.
Location: Church Gallery, Ballinasloe Library, Galway