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Margo McNulty

McNulty’s work deals with hidden history, memory and place, and with aspects of everyday life and experience. McNulty creates a visual language that expresses the intricacies of memory, creating arenas for identity to be revealed and understood in the broader context of the past.

In her practice she often revisits these themes and is influenced by geography, agrarian culture and certain traditions inherent in Irish culture. To date, much of her work has been printmaking. These are large lithographs, etchings, photo etchings and lambda prints. McNulty says: ‘Tracing, drawing and etching the images animate the past. Abandoned places and objects, still in time, exhale again. The large scale lithographs are close-ups, microscopic portals to the past...’McNulty also uses video as a means of exploring her relationship with the past.

Margo McNulty was born in Achill Island, County Mayo. She studied Fine Art in GMIT Galway and she was awarded a postgraduate scholarship to study in Belgium. In 2002, she completed her Masters in Fine Art Print in the National College of Art and Design in Dublin. Her work is in numerous collections in Ireland, Belgium, Germany, America and Australia.

Video by Conor English