Eight is pleased to present ESSOFREE/FORESEES,
an exhibition of new works by Tara Moran Woods.
ESSOFREE/FORESEES - is based on the life of a visually impaired person. I have researched the condition through a family member who has gradually lost their sight over the past 20 years. Through mixed media and installation the exhibition will feature personal belongings and household items that have been adapted to adjust to everyday life and daily tasks. Displaying how the use of memory, touch and order become a way to adapt to life without sight. Other areas covered include the deterioration of sight as observed through the strength of reading glasses lenses, and change in familiar images and paintings. The loss of your own handwriting and ability to read. The use of other people to translate through description the things you can no longer see. - Tara Moran Woods 2015
Tara Moran-Woods is a visual artist living and working in Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. In 2006 Tara graduated from Sligo Institute of Technology with a Degree in Fine Art. She has exhibited throughout Ireland. Solo exhibitions have included ARTTANK Gallery - Belfast (2008), Higher Bridges Gallery - Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh (2008), Teach Bán Nua Gallery - Sligo (2009). A two person show at Mad Art Gallery, Dublin (2011) and she was selected for a three person show at The Context Gallery, Derry in 2010. She has also been on residency at Belmont Mill and Artists’ Studios, Co. Offaly (2009) and The Tyrone Guthrie Centre (2012, 2008). Group Exhibitions include Ormston House, Limerick (2013) RHA Annual, Dublin (2011) and the RUA Annual, Belfast (2009). She was awarded General Art’s Awards from Arts Council Northern Ireland in 2014, 2011, 2008.