This project is the result of several years of research by the artist into the history and cultural impact of glass and its use in the built environment and draws extensively on the Raymond McGrath Collection housed in the Archive. The exhibition comprises of a film, installed and photographic works, and an accompanying publication.
About the artist:
Gavin Murphy is an artist and curator with an interest in cultural sites and histories. His research-based, intertextual practice involves the assemblage of unique fabricated elements, sourced and found objects, images and texts, with an interest in the sculptural possibilities of cinematic structures and mise en scène. His exhibitions include Double Movement, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, 2017; Something New Under the Sun, RHA, 2012; Remember, Hugh Lane, 2010; Moving Deaths, Conical, Melbourne, 2009, and Changing States: Contemporary Irish Art & Francis Bacon’s Studio, BOZAR, Brussels, 2013. He was recently co-curator of ‘Dubliners’, for the Biennial of Painting, Zagreb, Croatia, and as joint-artistic director of Pallas Projects/Studios, he has devised numerous artist-led projects, and writes, advocates and conducts research on artist-run practice.
The Irish Architectural Archive was established in 1976 to collect and preserve material of every kind relating to the architecture of the entire island of Ireland, and make it available to the public.