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Insideout Exhibition Heralded a "Must See" by The Irish Times

Posted on 28th August 2018

Insideout / Makers exhibition in Bray, Co. Wicklow, has been recognised by The irish Times as one of the "must see" exhibitions this summer.

Insideout / Makers featuring 14 artists will be on show at The Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray Co. Wicklow until September 18th 2018.

All of the artists featured in the show which opened on August 23rd are on the autistic spectrum and receive support from Autism Initiatives.

"An exhibition highlighting 14 artists working within Autism Initiatives, an organisation that offers varied supports for autistic people, encouraging self-realisation and social enterprise" 
Aidan Dunne - The Irish Times
The show is engaging, insightful and well worth a visit.  It features the following artists:  Aron Coster, Conor Dempsey, Cormac Slater, Carl Lewis, Dominic Byrne, Daniel Kennedy, Gretta Moran, James Connolly, Jeff Meakin, Jenny Lyons, Michael Wall, Mark Dawson, Robert Palmer, William Boran.

"Mermaid is proud to present this exhibition of selected art work from artists working within Autism Initiatives. Mermaid’s guiding principles are democracy, inclusivity and equality. We believe being able to participate in cultural activity and expression is a fundamental right of every artist / citizen. Art is a non-passive autonomous act which has the potential to connect us to our resilience and power. Art is naturally experimental and promotes individuality and choice. The motivations, intentions, and inspirations behind art are endless, what connects this powerful group of artists is they share a special connection to what they make and their desire to create is an inherent part of them. A part of them that cannot be silenced and must be seen." 
The Mermaid Arts Centre

The Insideout / Makers exhibition has been made possible with the work and support of Keshet Zur to whom we send our thanks.
Find out when you can visit The Mermaid Centre and see the exhibition See the Irish Times article