Carrier of Memories


Ella Bertilsson and Ulla Juske

‘Carrier of Memories’: Draíocht’s inaugural INCUBATE commission as part of HOME series alongside with ‘More than Bricks and Mortar’

22nd of June – 13th of October, 2018
Draíocht Gallery, Blanchardstown
Curated by Sharon Murphy

‘Carrier of Memories’ is an installation which explores various notions of home as a place of belonging, privacy, shelter and transition. It is the product of the artists’ own personal family histories as well as research and practice undertaken during their recent residencies in Draíocht (INCUBATE Studio Residency) and NKD; Nordic Artists’ Centre Dale (Norway).

‘More than Bricks and Mortar’: Works from the IMMA Collection, the Irish National Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art, has been selected by fifty pupils from Room 13 Inquiry, two school-based artist studios at Scoil Bhríde Cailíní NS Blanchardstown and Tyrrelstown Educate Together NS, in association with Draíocht. The exhibition reveals personal, deeply felt and multilayered experiences of what ‘home’ means to a new generation of children living in Dublin 15, itself characterised by a young, diverse and multi-ethnic population.