Opening Thursday the 10th December 2020 (booking for opening reception essential)

Runs Thursday 10th December 2020 – Saturday 16th January 2021

Transcending Annihilation

An exhibition by a selection of graduates of the W.I.T. 2020 graduating class

Lisa Comerford

Susie Kelly

Karra Peters

Roberta Sarni

Milana Ziedelyte

Marika Manning


Thursday the 10th December  12.30  – 5.30pm

Exhibition continues until the 16th January

Please note, on arrival you will be greeted by our staff who will explain the safety the procedure of the gallery.

All visitors are asked to sign-in on the day by using our contactless sign-in sheet. Hand sanitising stations are available and we are asking all visitors to wear their own mask.


GOMA is delighted to invite you to our upcoming exhibition title Transcending Annihilation featuring six very talented artists showcasing an array of creativity and ingenuity across multiple artistic disciplines. Artists exhibiting are Lisa Comerford, Susie Kelly, Karra Peters, Roberta Sarni, Milana Ziedelyte and Marika Manning.

Each year GOMA works with colleges throughout Ireland to offer recent graduate supports. This year, due to covid-19, graduates of Waterford Institute of Technology 2020 class lost an opportunity to physically exhibit their work in what would be their final year degree show. This exhibition was curated with the approach to combat that loss.

The exhibition titled Transcending Annihilation showcases the work of six emerging artists from across a range of disciplines. The diversity of practice on show is combined with a variety of methodologies.

“Transcending is often a word used by artists of something that happens in the art-making process, it is related to inner experience which makes it a powerful contribution to the creative process. The underlying motivation to making work in a socio-political framework or any context is life experiences or the development of self-realisation.

The idea and title of the exhibition came from extracting or cross-pollinating common themes or threads already existing within the students practice and employing it to the current crisis. An area of common concern or interest began to surface, the exploration of transcending annihilation conducted within a socio-political framework informed by the student’s practice, aiming to reconnect it to the current context.”

Jenna Whelan

GOMA Gallery of Modern Art, 6 Lombard Street, Waterford

T: +353 87 1961923

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