New Generation Gallery

Bonnie Kavanagh

BA Fine Art, Applied Materials Cultures, Ceramics, National College of Art and Design

New Generation Gallery 2018

Aiséirí my personal response on learning of the remains of children and babies found in an unmarked site in the Tuam. I focused on the lack of ritual which usually accompanies such a huge loss. My intention was to create a small sacred space to acknowledge the existence of these innocents and the casting 796 small hearts became my ritual, adding the sound of dripping water to add a sense of rite.

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Aiaéirí by Bonnie Kavanagh
Torn from the Morning by Bonnie Kavanagh
Gathered Safely in by Bonnie Kavanagh
Still by Bonnie Kavanagh