Eggs and Butter
Group Show, glór, Ennis
November 05- Jan 08.
For this exhibition glór brought together three formidable visual artists to produce a project that’s all about women’s strength. The project’s title, Eggs & Butter, references ‘Eggs and Butter money’, a popular means of financial independence for women in rural areas until the mid-20th century. The women would stash this money away for an emergency, giving them financial power to equals their responsibilities.
At the Spás, Rachel Macmanus work takes the form of concept-led observational drawings that deal with questions of women’s strength in the context of contemporary everyday life in Clare, with a focus on women who live in rural areas. The work is based on a year of travelling and engaging in a series of meetings with local farmers around the county.
Feminism isn’t about making women strong. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.