On Friday 22 February 2019 our Girl Friday Breakfast Club guest speaker will be Mairéad McClean, an award-winning artist/filmmaker whose work explores ideas on identity, migration and memory.
In 2017 Mairéad was commissioned by The Wapping Project to produce new work on the theme of Borders post-Brexit. The main film of this commission was shot in the Outer Hebrides and her solo show Making Her Mark was exhibited there from August to October 2018. Her video work No More, won the inaugural MAC International Art Prize in 2014. It was acquired for the National Collection of Ireland by The Irish Museum of Modern Art in 2017. Recent exhibitions and screenings of her work include CCA Glasgow (2015), Whitechapel Gallery, London, (2016), The Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival: Faces of Conflict, Pittsburgh, USA, (2016), The Now and After Exhibition Video Art Festival and Exhibition, Fabrika, Moscow, (2017).
Mairéad McClean’s work disrupts and restructures events from the past highlighting the unreliability of official recorded history. By examining the sound and image connect, material evidence is opened, evaluated and interpreted to create a new vantage point, using archive footage, sound recordings and self-filmed sequences.
The Girl Friday Breakfast Club was established by Kate Reynolds and Anita Taylor to provide a friendly and informal space for women to meet, chat, and support each other. There is no agenda other than hearing from an interesting woman speaker, eating breakfast and drinking great coffee or tea together in Miranda's Coffee Shop at Drawing Projects UK on the last Friday of each month from 8:00am to 10:00am. All women, and those who identify as women, are very welcome to join the Girl Friday Breakfast Club.