View exhibition catalogue, symposium notes and supporting essays HERE

LABOUR February 2012 


Produced by Associate Artist Benjamin Sebastian and co curated with Helena Walsh, Amanda Coogan, Chrissie Cadman.


LABOUR was a touring exhibition of Live Art, featuring eleven leading female artists who are resident within, or native to, Northern and Southern Ireland. LABOUR offered audiences unprecedented access to a huge body of live performance work by some of the most radical and exciting women artists emerging from an Irish cultural context.


‘LABOUR promises to be of great historical significance.  Issues of labour and gender are particularly critical within an Irish context, and at the same time Irish women artists or women artists based in Ireland are creating some of the most exciting and challenging performance based work of our times' - Lois Keidan - the Live Art Development Agency


Artists: Anne Quail, Elvira Santamaria Torres, Amanda Coogan, Pauline Cummins, Ann Maria Healy, Chrissie Cadman, Frances Mezzeti, Áine O’Dwyer, Áine Phillips, Helena Walsh, Michelle Browne