MARKINGS an exhibition by Brigitta Varadi

MARKINGS Brigitta Varadi, Residency Artist 2015. 10th – 27th April Opening Friday 10th April, 5-8pm

Brigitta Varadi’s work explores how memory can inform our present day perspectives and artistic expression. Using different type of fibres and textile technique Varadi searches for pattern and repetition of gesture that relate to the invisible and everyday rituals of working life and the constructed environment.

The MARKINGS exhibition at the Leitrim Sculpture Centre gathers together and explores the different marks used by farmers to identify their sheep in the North West region. Works made with local wool are accompanied by a short video that explains the different markings, their meanings and symbolic use. Creating a dialogue with farmers and place the project opens on to a broader reflection concerning the signs and forms of identification humans use to identify animals, plants and territories. 

Varadi is an artist born in Hungary and living in Leitrim, Ireland since 2001.

She is a recipient of numerous awards including Arts Council of Ireland Travel and Training Award (1014 & '13 &‘12), Arts Council of Ireland Artists in Prison Scheme Award (2013 & ‘12), Leitrim County Council Arts Bursary, (2014 & '12 &’ 10), Culture Ireland Award (2010 & ’06) and many others. She has participated in residencies at NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY (2014), ChaNorth, Chashama, New York( 2013), CAC-Woodside, Troy, New York (2012) in the USA, TRADE 2011, Ireland (2011), KulttuuriKauppila, Finland (2006) and more. Currently she is undertaking a residency program at the Textile Arts Center, Brooklyn, New York ( 1-31 August 2014) and the LOCIS 2014 residency in Ireland ( July-December 2014)