Artist Talk & Screening – Mairead McClean

Tuesday 31 October 7pm
Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre


Mairéad McClean will talk about her practice and show some of her previous work. She is currently filming in Uist for a Wapping Project commission in collaboration with Taigh Chearsabhagh. The resultant film will be screened at Taigh Chearsabhagh during summer 2018.

Mairéad McClean’s work disrupts and restructures events from the past highlighting the unreliability of both history and memory. Through the use of sound, still and moving image, material evidence is re-opened and re-examined and a new vantage point is created.

McClean, was born and grew up in Beragh, Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland and has lived and worked for the past 25 years in London. She completed a Post Graduate in Fine Art at the Slade School of Art between 89/91 and held the position of Reader in Film and Video Arts at the University of Greenwich, until October 2011.

She is an award-winning filmmaker who has produced work around the themes of memory, identity and migration. Her most recent video No More, won the inaugural MAC International Art Prize in Oct 2014.  The winner was selected from a shortlist of 24 artists by Francesco Bonami, Artistic Director of Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin: Judith Nesbitt, Head of National and International Partnerships, TATE London and Hugh Mulholland, Curator at The Mac Belfast.