Niamh O’Malley

As part of our new online exhibition series, John Hansard Gallery is pleased to present Glasshouse by Dublin-based artist Niamh O’Malley.

Glasshouse is an intimate video study of landscape, light and glass that was originally created during a residency in Denmark, after O’Malley happened upon rows of old greenhouses. From inside of the greenhouses, the camera pans across discoloured and broken panes of glass, looking through to wild grasses and overgrown weeds beyond. As the paired frames traverse, they fluctuate between clarity and obscurity. Sunlight spills onto the surfaces to reveal the layers of dirt and the effects of time.

Glasshouse was originally made in 2014 as a two screen video installation, and has been especially reformatted for John Hansard Gallery’s online video commissions programme.

A Curatorial Essay by John Hansard Gallery’s Exhibitions Curator, Nadia Thondrayen, can be read here.

Glasshouse is a John Hansard Gallery online exhibition as part of the Digital Array programme that is supported by the Barker-Mill Foundation.

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