Glass Meet The Future International Film FestivaL | 03 JULY – 17 JULY 2020

Sinéad Brennan “The Tear in Ireland’s Eye”

GLASS MEET THE FUTURE FILM FESTIVAL 2020 | NORTH LANDS CREATIVE | 03 JULY - 17 JULY 2020

synopsis

CATEGORY : DOCUMENTARY

‘The Tear in Ireland’s Eye’ was created in partnership between Amnesty International Ireland and glass artist Sinéad Brennan as part of the campaign to repeal the constitutional ban on abortion in Ireland. The film shows the ‘tear’ being transported to Ireland’s Eye, an island off the coast of Dublin, by its sculptor Sinéad and Jack Robertson who was also involved in the making of the film. The sculpture and film symbolise the importance of Irish women and men coming together to bring an end to the injustice of denying women abortion care in Ireland. 

 

The concept was also brought to life with the help of a team of creatives: Jack Robertson, Karina Cotter, Conor Kenny, Kerrie Sweeney and Hazel Tracey. The film was produced by Tiny Ark.

ARTIST BIO
Sinéad Brennan

Sinéad Brennan (b. 1989) is a Dublin based glass artist and art educator. She graduated from NCAD in 2012 with a BA(Hons) in Art and Design History and Craft Design and went on to receive a Professional Diploma in Art and Design Education from NCAD in 2014.

 

Sinéad serves on the Board of the Glass Society of Ireland and is Co-founder of Glint Glass Studio, an open access studio. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally. Recent exhibitions include European Glass Context 2016 Curated (Bornholm) and Ireland Glass Biennale 2019 (Dublin). Her work is part of public and private collections, including the Office of Public Works. Awards include, The 2019 RDS Craft Award and The DCCoI 2018 Future Makers Studio Support Grant.

 

Artist Statement

 

My work is about female empowerment and objectification. I use weaponry and cosmetics as symbols of power and juxtapose these ideas with derogatory texts and titles found in the media and advertising.

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