Museum of Miniature Public Art
Project created as part of Artist residency at Abbey Road Studios, Athlone.
Promoted and supported by Luan Gallery and Re-Vision Festival online
The Museum of Miniature Public Art (2020)
The Museum of Miniature Public Art was created to highlight the importance of art in times of crisis. Due to Covid restictions the public had to resort mainly to online virtual exhibitions.
The difference between the M.M.P.A. and other online exhibitions is that instead of simply viewing the work online, the public were invited to do a mandatory meditation to unlock their imagination before entering. Using the power of imagination, the public were to be immersed in this miniature world where time, space and lockdown no longer existed. They are there, their friends and family are there and and they are all together in this world, fully immersed in the art they are viewing.
All artwork depicted are responses as the year unfolded. Some scenes were to encourage mental wellbeing under social isolation, other scenes were personal responses to the evironmental atmosphere at that time.
This Is Temporary (April)
1 min stop animation film. Artificial grass and wooden letterforms.
You Have Value (May)
Mirrored card on foam board
Me, We (June)
Response to Black Lives Matter protests.
Poem by Muhammad Ali
All of Time, is Right Here, Right Now (July)
Paper and card on Foam Board
This miniature was brought into reality in 2021 at Athlone Civic Centre, supported and funded by Creative Ireland and Westmeath County Council.
Hey Seery, OK Google (August)
Card on Foam Board
Focus on the Present (September)
Card on Foam Board
Still Life (October)
Miniature figurines, hand sanitising gel
I Never Thought I'd See the Day
Projection onto miniature model of Luan Gallery, Athlone
Response to the nationwide reopening of museums.