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Hope for a Better Past - Install, 2013
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Hope for a Better Past - install, 2013
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MIXED - porcelain, 2013/ The Harbour Commission Collection 2013
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Mixed - porcelain, 2013
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Side View 2013
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Born - porcelain, 2013 / Private Collection
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Born - side view, porcelain, 2013
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Bonfire - porcelain, 2013/ Private Collection
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Bonfire Detail - porcelain, 2013
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The Three Gracies -porcelain, china paint & gold lustre, 2013 Private Collection
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The Three Gracies -porcelain, china paint & gold lustre, 2013 Private Collection
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The Three Gracies -porcelain, china paint & gold lustre, 2013 Private Collection
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The Protagonist - porcelain, china paint, gold lustre/ Private collection
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Tattoo - porcelain, 2013 Private Collection
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 Tatoo Back - porcelain, 2013/ Private Collection
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The Cycle - porcelain and wooden armatures/ 2013
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The Cycle - porcelain, 2013
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The Cycle - porcelain, 2013
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The Cycle - porcelain, 2013
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Keep Calm, Carry on Protesting Embroidery
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Houses - porcelain, decal, lustre/ 2013 Private Collection
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Houses - porcelain, decal, lustre/ 2013 Private Collection
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Super Mario - porcelain, china paint, lustre, 2013
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The Dynamics of Power - porcelain, 2013 Private Collection
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The Dynamics of Power - porcelain, 2013 Private Collection
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Hope for a Better Past

Solo Exhibition

The MAC, Belfast

September

2013

 

The rich and complex cultural landscape of Belfast since the Belfast Agreement acts as backdrop to the porcelain sculpture and the embroidery work that makes up this exhibition.

 

Walking around this space you are introduced to surreal representations of sectarian ritual. The flag protest, protagonists with conflicting interests and common culture are among some of the depictions in this body of work.

 

Burke’s sculptural work is layered with historical art references, elements of the surreal and often present dark and humorous constructions. A recurrent theme lies in the subversion of traditional conceptions of the medium such as porcelain or embroidery, when placed within a fine art context.

 

Through her work she realises provocative, playful and often surreal representations that not only challenge established codes of signification, but also reference socio-political concerns.

© 2021 Ursula Burke

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