Daphne Wright: Artist Talk
GSA Exhibitions/GoMA

Event Type:

Guest Lecture


Reid Auditorium, The Glasgow School of Art


27 Feb 2020
18:30 - 20:00



Home Ornaments, 2002 - 5, Daphne Wright, mixed media
© the artist, courtesy of the artist and Frith Street Gallery

Daphne Wright: Artist Talk

Event info

To mark the inclusion of Glasgow Museums’ collection work Home Ornaments (2005) by Daphne Wright in the GOMA exhibition Domestic Bliss, the GSA School of Fine Art Public Lecture Series and GoMA curator Katie Bruce present an artist talk from Daphne Wright. Wright’s work manoeuvres things into well-wrought but delicate doubt – shifting between taughtness and mess, it sets imagery, materials and language in constant metaphorical motion. Using a wide range of materials – plaster, tinfoil, video, printmaking, found objects and performance – she creates worlds that are beautiful and rather eerie which feel like the threshold to somewhere new. Presenting an overview of her practice and revisiting the work Home Ornaments, originally commissioned for  during the redevelopment of the Gorbals housing estate in Glasgow by Artworks Project/ CZWG Architects and given to Glasgow Museums by the artist and Frith Street Gallery, London, Wright's talk will be followed by a Q&A session moderated by curator Katie Bruce.

Wright (born 1963, Ireland) is represented by Frith Street Gallery, London, and was elected as a member of the Aosdana, Irish Association of Artists in 2011. The artist has presented solo exhibitions at many venues including, A quiet mutiny, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, 2019;  Prayer Project, Davis Museum at Wellesley College, MA, 2017;  Emotional Archaeology, Arnolfini, Bristol and National Trust, Tyntesfield, 2016;  At a time, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick, 2015. She has also participated in group exhibitions Infinite Sculpture: Casts and Copies from the antique to today, Musée des Beaux Arts, Paris, 2020,  Plura (Project Spaces), Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, 2015,  Hamburger Kunsthalle, 2008; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, 2000; P.S.1 in New York, 1999; Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, 1997; and Tate Liverpool 1995.

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