Memorywebs - Sorcha O'Higgins - Westival
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Friday, October 22, 2021 @ 14:00 18:00

Exhibitions Friday 22nd 2pm-6pm / Saturday 23rd 12pm-4pm

In Memorywebs, participants will be invited to engage with each other by making a collage artwork of someone else’s memory, before leaving their own to be created by another. These memories, now artworks, will be placed within a growing web that starts at the beginning of the weekend and ends at the conclusion of the festival. The final web will be a collection of memories, alive through the passing on and the recording of the memory through art.

The pandemic has divided us. But we are ready, once again, to connect. To share. In small, slow ways that don’t overwhelm. Ways that bind us through empathy and understanding.  

Sorcha O’Higgins is a collage artist based in Westport. With a background in architecture and urban art, she works almost exclusively with existing analogue material to create both abstract and figurative work. She is drawn to bold colours, patterns and contrasting elements, which she then compositionally curates to construct playful, direct and sometimes brazen artworks. Her style ranges from geometric and architectural to fluid and harmonious, and has an inherent flexibility that lends itself to any number of applications.

She has done bespoke commissions for hotels and theatre productions, as well as editorial work for magazines and newspapers, album artwork for musicians, brand identities, window displays and large scale murals for retail and hospitality, as well as commercial prints and personal work. She runs corporate and group workshops both online and in-person, and works with public and private clients in various capacities.

Old Dunnes Stores Building, Castlebar Street
Westport, Co. Mayo F28 YV25 Ireland
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