“Putting the World to Rights” exhibition opening by Máire McSorley
All welcome to attend the next exhibition opening at The Heritage Gallery:
“Putting the World to Rights”
by Máire McSorley
Thursday 15th August 2019
Between 5pm and 7pm
Máire was born in Carrickmacross County Monaghan, Ireland, emigrating to North Ormesby in the late 1950’s as a child. She lived in Middlesbrough for over 30 years working in the town’s Law Centre and was an elected member of the Council.
Máire has created visual art throughout her life using a variety of traditional media – including pen & ink, watercolour, acrylic paint and photography. Since 2000 she has been experimenting and working in various forms of digital based media, incorporating a camera, scanner & basic paint programmes into her art toolbox. Artists have been experimenting since the 1970’s with how computers could help create and present their work, and digital technologies are now widely accepted as a new medium. Máire’s work sits within the New Media art movement.
The work on show in this exhibition titled “Putting the World to Rights” illustrates her knowledge of and respect for the history of Middlesbrough and its residents, from the perspective of an Irish economic migrant woman. Much of the work is figurative with a rich and nostalgic narrative and all works were made using a combination of traditional and new media.
The opening offers a great opportunity to meet Máire and ask any questions you may have about the work over drinks and nibbles.
We do hope to see you there and please feel free to pass this invitation on to anyone you feel may be interested.