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A desire for Closeness

Opening event Fri 10 Jan, 6pm Exhibition runs: Sat 11 - Fri 24 Jan Hours: 10am - 5pm Mon - Thur / 10am - 4pm Fri / 10am - 4pm Sat / closed Sun Artists talk: Sat 11th Jan, 4-6pm Workshop Sat 18 Jan, 1.30pm - 3.30pm
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Exhibition Free, Workshop €15

The Presentation Centre, Convent Road, Y21 X889 Co. Wexford


Though our need to connect is innate, many of us frequently feel alone. International artist Nicola Anthony has worked with individuals in Wexford who feel isolated, displaced, or lonely. From the stories they told her about their lives, she has created an immersive installation of interwoven text sculptures: some kinetic, others hovering in mid air. The exhibition will wrap you up in stories about the experience of loneliness, and help you to reconnect.


Opening event: Fri 10 Jan, 6pm 

Exhibition runs: Sat 11 - Fri 24 Jan

Hours: 10am - 5pm Mon - Thur / 10am - 4pm Fri / 10am - 4pm Sat / Closed Sun

Artists talk: Around the world in 800 stories: Sat 11th Jan, 4-6pm 

Workshop:  Sat 18 Jan, 1.30pm - 3.30pm. Tickets available from The Presentation Centre (€15 per person) 

Venue: The Presentation Centre, Convent Rd, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, Y21 X889

Price: FREE, except for workshop which has tickets for €15 per person 


Nicola Anthony’s work provides insight into others alongside glimpses into the hidden parts of ourselves, and has been called “a journal of a thousand souls”. Based in Dublin, Nicola has travelled the world to work with disenfranchised communities and find the essence of what connects us all as human beings. Her life’s work is to collect human testimonies, empowering and transforming them into contemporary art. In the last 2 years, her work featuring the stories of Irish emmigrants to the USA and Holocaust survivors who escaped Europe, have become public sculptures in Los Angeles, Colorado, and Singapore. 


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gold letters make up sentences that are tied in knots and hung from the ceiling of a gallery space