Friday 5th April – Friday May 17th 2013 – Garter Lane Waterford
FOH Space is an innovative project that showcases originality and experimentation and is kindly supported by AIB Waterford


Entr’acte is an exhibition of new paintings by Sarah Edmondson. Inspired by the philosophical writings of Gaston Bachelard (The Poetics of Space, 1958) her work is an investigation into the narrative capacity of empty spaces. It explores the symbolic value of architectural structures and the ability of furniture to personify the inhabitants of a household or an interior setting.With the theme of drawers, chests, locks and wardrobes, we shall resume contact with the unfathomable store of daydreams of intimacy…They are hybrid objects, subject objects. Like us, through us and for us, they have a quality of intimacy (Bachelard, 1958: 78).

Continuing with this investigation, Entr’acte is a playful analysis of the relationship between theatre and painting, and the role of the set in the depiction of a story or a tale. Void of any actors these painted sets can still translate meaning; evoking a particular mood or atmosphere through subtle tonal variations.

Sarah Edmondson is originally from Waterford, but currently resides in Dublin. She spent three years studying at University College Cork; graduating in 2007 with a BA (Hons) History of Art and Sociology. She later moved to Dublin in order to further pursue her studies; graduating from the National College of Art and Design with a BA (Hons) Art and Design Education, 2012. For more info see http://www.sarah-edmondson.com / me@sarah-edmondson.com

Free events:
Sat 20 April @ 11am ‘Hip Homes!’
Calling all young designers! Learn how to draw and design the floor plan of your ideal home in the fun workshop with artist Sarah Edmondson as part of Waterford Festival of Architecture. Suitable for ages 8-12 years all materials provided. Book your place on 051-855038
Fri 3 May @11am ‘A Place In Time’
Come along for an informal tour and talk that will look at memory and association of place using Sarah’s work for inspiration as part of our Bealtaine celebrations. All ages welcome with light refreshments provided.

All enquiries to Garter Lane Box Office 051-855038

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