Artist, Maud Cotter in conversation with Hugh Lane Gallery Director, Barbara Dawson

Artist Maud Cotter making work in her studio.

Saturday 24th April, 2pm

Join Maud Cotter and Barbara Dawson live in conversation about the artist’s recent work in the context of her wider sculptural practice and upcoming exhibition at the Hugh Lane Gallery. Using materials gathered from a variety of sources, her surreal assemblages involve a process influenced by the concept of the readymade. The exhibition, a consequence of – a dappled world, is a solo presentation of a body of work in development by Cotter since 2015. The first site specific manifestation was exhibited in Limerick City Art Gallery; its second in The Dock, Carrick-on Shannon, and its third in the Hugh Lane Gallery opening on 2 June 2021 (subject to government restrictions). A catalogue documenting these exhibitions will be published by the three venues in July 2021.

The discussion was followed by a Q&A with the audience.

Watch the recording of the talk here!

Maud Cotter lives and works in Cork, Ireland. Previous exhibitions a consequence of – a breather of air at The Dock, Carrick on Shannon, 2019, and a consequence of – without stilling at Limerick City Gallery of Art, 2018, were part of her forthcoming body of work in emergence. Other recent exhibitions include The Twin, Coventry Biennale of Contemporary Art, UK, :backyard sculpture and Matter of Fact, domobaal, London, 2019 and 2016, and 2116: Forecast of the next century, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, 2016 touring to Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, MI, USA. Cotter is co-founder of the National Sculpture Factory and a member of Aosdána.

Barbara Dawson is Director of Dublin’s Hugh Lane Gallery. She has transitioned the city gallery into a leading cultural institution which plays a prominent role in the cultural and civic life of Dublin, and led transformative changes for the museum – enhancing its collections, exhibitions and learning programmes since her appointment in 1991. Dawson has curated several exhibitions as part of the gallery’s extensive temporary exhibition programme, including two outdoor sculpture exhibitions on Dublin’s O’Connell Street: Julian Opie – Walking on O’Connell Street (2008) and Barry Flanagan on O’Connell Street (2006). She is adjunct professor at UCD’s School of Art History and a member of Sculpture Dublin’s Steering Group.