Portadown exhibition for Crossing Permissions

John Hooks


John Hooks



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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