21st March-17th April 2018 an exhibition of work from artist Deborah Ireland representing an emotional exploration of her relationship with her son who has high functioning autism.
The exhibition coincides with during World Autism Awareness Week 26th March-2nd April 2018.
I have been painting and sculpting for many years. I like to recycle materials for my sculpture of make new materials which have connections with the conceptual aspect of the work. When painting I use acrylic paint as I enjoy the vibrancy of colour and speed at which I can produce work. Aside from public art projects I have been mainly making autobiographical work from my home studio. In recent years I have been exploring my experience as a parent through portraiture and allegoric figurative work. I have also been making paintings and sculpture about disability, gender equality and gender perception. These works also have roots in personal experience as well as exploring the global narrative.