This new series of work continues Róisín’s reflection on the idea of home as a complex layer of comfort and chaos, strength and fragility, messy relationships and unconditional belonging. 

Artist Roisin O'Farrell
Artist Roisin O’Farrell

The exhibition is entitled Silver | Paper |Gold

The silver vintage cutlery, old and traditional belong in a velvet lined box or on a mahogany table with starched linen but here they are presented within the untidiness and the mess of life. Strong, bold and beautiful, they speak of the structure of an inter-generational family.
The paper is expensive, for the ‘good room’. It papers over the story of life underneath. The good and the bad, the hurt and the joy. The paper is the side we show to the mother we meet in the supermarket with the perfect life. In this work the paper is torn and unapologetically allows the story behind to emerge.
The gold can be found in the depth of the ground (background). It can’t be easily seen. It must be looked for. It’s the vein of wholeness. It’s the unexpected resilience. It’s a new horizon within.

If not now, when?
If not now, when?

The exhibition is on September 6th – 27th in The Doorway Gallery, 24 South Frederick St, Dublin 2