New Generation Gallery

Anne Reilly

BA (Hons) Applied Materials, National College of Art and Design

New Generation Gallery


My work is inspired by the everyday repetitive routines and activities of my domestic life which were brought into sharp focus during lock-down. I became aware of the changing emotions occurring within this space, emotions fuelled by the juggling of various aspects of life while trying to keep balance and harmony for myself and others. My use of domestic materials, textile techniques and colour create a narrative surrounding the spectrum of emotions within this space. I have chosen to work with both digital and hand stitch to create and convey a sense of tension in my work. Red is a colour that lies at both ends of the spectrum with regards to emotion and is used in my work as a metaphor to signify this, while, hand stitch adds to the narrative of mend and make do, domesticity, and the detailed embellishment that represents the treasured moments in between.

More info about Anne Reilly at @reillyannem

Both Ends of The Spectrum, 2022, Mixed Media, “Domesticity”
Both Ends of The Spectrum, 2022, Mixed Media, “Spectrum of emotions”
Both Ends of The Spectrum, 2022, Mixed Media, “Repetition, gradual depletion of energies”
Both Ends of The Spectrum, 2022, Mixed Media, “Measure of emotions”
Both Ends of The Spectrum, 2022, Mixed Media, “Tensions, treasured moments”
Both Ends of The Spectrum, 2022, Mixed Media, “Drained”
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