Oct 18, 2010

The Swimming Naked Prophecy // Mermaid Arts Centre: 2 Dec - 12 Feb

As the legendry inventor Warren Buffet said:

'Only when the tide goes out do you discover who has been swimming naked.'

Buffet's celebrated metaphorical citation offers a humorous mental image of the serious repercussions of careless speculation, one befitting Ireland's current economic situation with ban bailouts, disappearing billions and severe fiscal crisis.

The Swimming Naked Prophecy is a group drawing exhibition initiated by Mermaid Arts Centre and featuring new work specifically made for the exhibition by twenty five contemporary Irish-based artists. The exhibition offers a range of response by the invited artists to Ireland's current social, economic and political circumstances, the recent economic crash and the current mood in Ireland.

Artists include: Aideen Barry, Stephen Brandes, Mark Clare, Culturstruction, Clodagh Emoe, Fiona Hallinan, Sean Hillen, Jesse Jones, John Jones, Vera Klute, Sam Keogh, Sean Lynch, Brian Maguire, Bea McMahon, Tom Molloy, Teresa Nanigan, Isabel Nolan, Sorcha O'Brien

Curated by Nora Hickey & Eilis Lavelle

* The exhibition will run for 8 weeks in Mermaid Arts Centre before touring to a number of other venues including:

- March / April // The Riverbank Arts Centre, Co. Kildare
- May / June // Garter Lane Arts Centre, Co. Waterford

'A Guide to Surviving the Recession' (pencil on paper, 2010)
- for more information visit: www.mermaidartscentre.ie/