2nd Annual Sherie de Burgh Commemorative Event

We are pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Sherie de Burgh Commemorative Event in memory of our friend and former colleague Sherie de Burgh. On Monday 15 February 2021, her fourth anniversary,  One Family in partnership with Dr Catherine Conlon, School of Social Work and Social Policy, TCD will host an online cultural event entitled Artistic Responses to Reproductive (in)Justice.

  • Alison Lowry, glass artist, will discuss her exhibition (A)Dressing our Hidden Truths, an artistic response to the legacy of Magdalene Laundries and Mother and Baby Homes in Ireland opened at The National Museum of Ireland in March 2019.
  • Catherine Conlon discussing collaboration with Opera composer Evangelia Rigaki (TCD) to produce The Pregnant Box, seven miniature operas with a wandering choir out of her PhD research exploring narratives of women concealing pregnancy in contemporary Ireland.
  • Kate Antosik-Parsons (TCD) Art Historian talking talking about her recent paper on ‘Haptic Touch’ examining Pauline Cummin’s Becoming Beloved (1995) and Sarah Browne and Jesse Jones’ The Touching Contract (2016), two performance-based artworks located in Dublin maternity hospitals to discuss how Irish performance art has responded to the political, social and cultural climate of restrictions on women’s bodies.
  • We will also have readings from writer Molly Hennigan and photographic artist Dorje de Burgh.

Date: Monday, 15 February 2021

Time: 7.00pm

Location: Via Zoom

To register, email info@onefamily.ie 

We will also be providing an update on the Sherie de Burgh Memorial Fund here

View video highlights from last year’s inaugural Sherie de Burgh event