Aideen Barry, Alan Butler, Maeve Clancy, Sam Keogh, and Oonagh Young talk about their work in the exhibition NINE.
NINE is a remarkable new family exhibition about being nine years old, the first of its kind to take place at Dublin City Council’s contemporary art space.
With work from Irish artists Alan Butler, Aideen Barry, Maeve Clancy, Sam Keogh and designer Oonagh Young, NINE explores a pivotal developmental time in a child’s life. This is identified as the age when children are expanding their ideas about the world and becoming autonomous human beings, yet still need lots of security and reassurance from their family group.
Conceived by The LAB’s curator Sheena Barrett and educators Liz Coman and Lynn McGrane, NINE aims to act as a point of discussion about what is means to be a child in Ireland in the 21st century. The exhibition will be supported by a programme of talks, tours, texts and a publication, and will tour to Galway Arts Centre in January 2014.