Jenny Slater at the opening of her exhibition, YELLOW, PINK AND BLUE at the Droichead Arts Centre Gallery. Photo: Jenny Callanan.
Droichead Arts Centre’s First Solo recipient for 2024, Jenny Slater's exhibition, YELLOW, PINK AND BLUE opened at the gallery space at Stockwell Street last Saturday.
Jenny’s work tells stories; personal, historical, fictional. Her multimedia works use photography, sculpture, print and installation to explore ordinary daily experiences, motherhood, everyday losses and the somewhat surreal dramas of life as a parenting adult.
Connection to nature and the symbolic meanings associated with flowers and native hedgerow plants are important aspects of Jenny’s' work.
She also likes to work with ephemeral objects and other low spec or overlooked materials, like pot scrubs as painting tools and cleaning gloves for sculptures.
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These materials link to stories told her by her parents about their experiences as migrants in London in the early 1980s.
Frequently using mobile phone images, interspersed with old family photographs Jenny endeavours to capture fleeting moments, connecting past to present.
The exhibition runs until Saturday 2nd March. Curated by Dorothy Smith, Visual Arts Curator in Residence.
Our First Solo Award offers support and funding at a key point in the careers of professional visual artists in the North East region who have yet to present a solo show.