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Viewing Girls Girls Girls at Lismore Castle

Curated by the Irish fashion designer Simone Rocha, Lismore Castle’s summer show of works by female artists looks at the female gaze from multiple viewpoints, while also exploring femininity and its subversive characteristics across forms and media, including art, sculpture and photography. ‘I respond to work that documents but also transports the viewer to another place,’ says Rocha. ‘The female spirit and experience has been a strong focus of my work from the beginning.’

Works by Louise Bourgeois, Genieve Figgis and Cindy Sherman are shown alongside gorgeous pieces by Harley Weir, Francesca Woodman and Luo Yang. Not to be missed are the three whimsical paintings titled Wishful Self-Portrait by the brilliantly talented Sian Costello.

What strikes is the jaunty dialogue between the works on display. ‘I am interested in exploring how the works engage with each other,’ Rocha says, ‘as a thread of the natural world, uncanny self-portraiture or the sense of a haunting reality lingering just below the surface.’ We promise it merits the trip to County Waterford.

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The Wick - Catinca Malaimare, Gamma and Omega hold hands, 2023, performance documentation, Zabludowicz Collection. Photo Tim Bowditch 7
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Viewing Catinca Malaimare: Gamma and Omega hold hands

The Wick - Serge Attukwei Clottey: Crossroads, Simon Lee Gallery, London, Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates
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Viewing Serge Attukwei Clottey: Crossroads

The Wick - Installation view:
Julian Opie, OP.VR@LISSON/London
©Julian Opie, Courtesy Lisson Gallery
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Viewing Julian Opie: OP.VR@LISSON/London

The Wick - Installation view of Mike Nelson, Triple Bluff Canyon (the woodshed), 2004. Various materials. M25, 2023. Found tyres. Photo: Matt Greenwood. Courtesy the artist and the Hayward Gallery.
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Viewing Nike Nelson: ‘Extinction Beckons’

The Wick - My Reality is Different, 2022 (detail);
Animation chamber, 9-channel installation, sound: 25.15 mins
© Nalini Malani; Photo: Luke Walker
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Viewing Nalini Malani: My Reality is Different

The Wick - ‘Collect’, the annual international fair produced by the Crafts Council at Somerset House in London, showcasing contemporary craft and design from 40 galleries and works from over 400 artists. Picture date: Wednesday March 1, 2023. PA Photo. The 19th edition of ‘Collect’ features textile, jewellery, furniture, ceramics, metalwork, fibre art, and glass made in the last five years. The fair runs from March 3 – 5, alongside online presentations of all participating galleries in partnership with online art marketplace, Artsy until March 12. Photo credit should read: David Parry/PA Wire.
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Viewing Collect art fair