Portadown exhibition for Crossing Permissions

John Hooks

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John Hooks

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CROSSING Permissions is the latest exhibition by artist Sinéad O'Donnell which opened in Millennium Court Arts Centre, Portadown on the February 1.

Crossing Permissions was a yearlong project where artist Sinéad O'Donnell travelled, lived and worked with women in Tokyo, Montevideo, Buenos Aires, San Paulo, Fukushima, Bangkok, Solo & Portadown. Each residency formed an exchange of ideas and experiences between Sinéad and the women, with Sinéad then making a performance and exhibition reflecting on the issues.

This exhibition features elements from each residency and includes photographic, sculptural, performance art and video works.

‘Crossing Permissions is the title that I used to describe a process… that was like an unravelling of self, art, and others through, or driven by, feminist feelings through my performance practice... As a project, Crossing Permissions, for me, was about mutual exchange: living and working alongside women… I shared my stories and they shared theirs.’ - Sinéad O'Donnell

This MCAC commissioned project was supported by, The Arts Council of Northern Ireland Major Award, Flax Art Studios/Art Centre Ongoing Japan Exchange Residency, British Council Northern Ireland and Armagh City Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council.

The exhibition continues until 27th March 2019 with a live performance & artist talk on 16 Feb 12 - 1pm. Free entry.

Millennium Court Arts Centre, William Street, Portadown, Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland, BT62 3NX. +44 (0)28 3835 0935, info@millenniumcourt.org, millenniumcourt.org

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