We have been exploring ideas of the land, language, memory, habitation…Le Cheile means “together” in Irish. One of the Welsh-speaking artists suggested “Cyswllt” as a Welsh title – i.e. “connection”. The project started off with Intereg (cross border) backing, and has been a real intercultural affair. We are Irish, Welsh, English and Australian; we have English as a common language (most of the time!) and some have Welsh or Irish as their first language. Our exhibition in the Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, County Kildare showed work in progress and was a chance to reflect on our progress so far and to prepare ourselves for the next stages of the collaboration. We are grateful to n.a.n. for the “go and see” grant which enabled some of us to travel to Ireland to participate in the exhibition, meet up with our twins and join in discussions and networking.
Why don't we go to Ireland more often? Dublin's closer than London (closer than Cardiff too)