RECLAIMING SPACE : DIANE HENSHAW

17th December -7 January

RECLAIMIMG SPACE : DIANE HENSHAW 17th December -7 January

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Tuesday 10am–4pm
Wednesday 10am–4pm
Thursday 10am–4pm
Friday 10am–4pm
Saturday 11am–3pm
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RECLAIMING SPACE : DIANE HENSHAW

A modern Irish-English dictionary translates the word dinnseanchas as ‘topography’ (the science of place), but its etymology is more complex. The term originally referred to an ancient genre of mythological geography that gave a poetic account of place names. Dinn means place (an eminent site or locale); sean means old, and is associated with the figure of the seanchaí or local storyteller, the keeper of lore and memory; and cas means to twist. Poetically, the word suggests the twisting together of strands of collective memory of place – perhaps forming a single narrative core, or (in a more visual idiom) a tapestry weaving together place and people, memory and experience, history and present desire.

Diane is seeking in her works to express the spirit of dinnseanchas in a modern idiom, as a ‘cognitive-imaginative mapping’ of the environment through forms of artistic engagement.

Diane deals with the abstract and her work is known for its paired down lines and formulated composition. Her artistic process displays the history of marks of decisions past, of the time spent, and the material layers used to build up her images. The overall impression is that the drawing process may contain anything, but its success depends upon combining its parts into a cohesive, spontaneous unity.

For Galway City Gallery Diane will exhibit a selection from various sets of drawings old and new – the show opens on Saturday 17 December during the hours of 7-9pm and continues to Jan 7.

Gallery opening Times: Tue – Fri 10 – 4 & Sat 11 – 3

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Reclaiming space :: Diane Henshaw 17 Dec 2016 – 7 Jan 2017

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