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A Confection of Photographs
Nollaig Molloy

New A Confection of Photographs Nollaig Molloy

New A Confection of Photographs Nollaig MolloyA Confection of Photographs
Nollaig Molloy
Askeaton Contemporary Arts Public


Softcover, with translucent jacket
104 pages
315 × 230 mm
ISBN 9780995706231


Nollaig Molloy’s A Confection of Photographs investigates the assembly of archives and Ireland’s working class histories. Almost one hundred images, each scanned and reproduced from a single storage box found in Carlow County Library, depict the now defunct production of sugar beet. This resource, found by Molloy bunched together inside brown envelopes and pinned with paper clips, encompass moments from the 1920s to early 2000s. Images range from the harvesting of crops, infrastructure development and lives of workers. With an essay by the artist and the incorporation of handwritten notes found alongside these unearthed photographs, a beguiling number of haunting relationships emerge beyond the cogs of industry.

About the Artist
Nollaig Molloy is a visual artist from Co. Roscommon, Ireland. She works with moving image, sculptural installation, sound, facilitating workshop and event-based outcomes, to investigate landscape through ‘materials-to-hand’. When working with particular sites and landscape, Molloy delves into their relevance within historical, social and industrial situations.

About the Publisher
Since 2006, Askeaton Contemporary Arts commission, produce and exhibit contemporary art in the locale of a small town in County Limerick, Ireland. An artist residency programme situates Irish and international artists in the midst of Askeaton each summer, while thematic exhibitions, publications and events often occur. Through these methods, over one hundred artists projects have been realised.

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