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Things to nibble on: an auto-poetry and eco-sensual sage exploration
In this workshop, artist Michelle Hall will lead participants through an eco-sensual exploration of the sage plant. Using selected works in their (R)OARS installation as prompts, workshop participants will be invited to construct their own auto-poetry using text sourced online that relates to the healing properties and symbolic narratives of sage. Participants will intuitively select words to cut-up and reform new poetic compositions. This workshop will also explore sage through the senses – touch, smell, taste – and consider its visual properties through the colour green and its meanings in the chakra system. The group will also explore drawing and monoprint techniques to create imagery to combine with their text-works.
Michelle Hall (she/they) is a neurodivergent visual artist and educator based in Dublin. In August 2023 and 2021 they took part in courses at the Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, both of which inform their installation (R)OARS and the upcoming workshop at VISUAL. Hall's practice is supported by the Fingal Arts Office Artist Support Scheme 2023. Recent events include (R)OARS which was first exhibited as a larger solo exhibition at Draíocht Gallery in 2022. Hall also produced a book of the same title included in the Dublin Art Book Fair 2022 at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios. Hall has taken part in residencies, exhibited and screened their work in Ireland and abroad.
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