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Rachael Flynn

July 8 – August 24

Artist Rachael Flynn has always carried a sense of Irishness despite being born and brought up on the north east coast of Scotland. She spent a lot of time with her father’s parents, listening to tales of their life back home, especially the stories told by her grandmother, Agnes Flynn (née McBride) recounting her journey as a fifteen year old girl running away from rural poverty at home to find work in Glasgow. Rachael’s mixed media exhibition as part of the R-M222 project featuring contemporary artists of the Donegal Diaspora is drawn from her current doctoral research at The University of the West of Scotland, which involves a creative exploration of the memories of migration handed down within the Irish Diaspora, in particular a celebration of the women’s stories.

 

 

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