Supported by the Arts Council and Wicklow County Council


Marielle MacLeman
Home Industries
Weekly working group as part of the exhibition To Impermanent Collections and Scattered Acquisitions
20 March - 20 May 2024
Kunstverein Aughrim

Kunstverein Aughrim and visual artist Marielle MacLeman are inviting a small team of skilled needleworkers to form a ‘workforce’ in the development of sculptural works for the artist’s solo exhibition in Croatia in 2024. Meeting as Home Industries during a series of embroidery shifts at Kunstverein Aughrim in spring, each worker will embroider a length of fabric which will be incorporated in a sculptural installation for the Centre for Fashion and Clothing (CIMO) based in Zagreb.

The exhibition, We are collecting today, for tomorrow, takes its title from a conversation with the Curator of Textiles at Zagreb City Museum during the artist’s research residency with CIMO in June 2023. The patterns embroidered by Home Industries will be informed by some of the samples illustrated above. It is imagined that most of the embroidery will involve simple chain stitch, stem stitch, and satin stitch.

The workers of Home Industries will be paid a rate of €15 per hour for participating in embroidery shifts at Kunstverein Aughrim and will be acknowledged in exhibition information. The embroidery shifts will include an open day on Saturday 27th April when Lea Vene, curator at CIMO, will be in attendance.

If you would like to apply to join the Home Industries workforce please send an email outlining your craft-based experience and general availability (relating to the below shifts) to

Participants will undertake a total of 20 hours work, broken into short 2 hour shifts on the following dates/times:

Wednesday 20 March / 2pm–4pm
Tuesday 26 March / 2pm–4pm
Wednesday 3 April / 10am–12pm
Wednesday 10 April / 10am–12pm
Wednesday 17 April  / 10am–12pm
Wednesday 24 April / 10am–12pm
Saturday 27 April / 12pm–4pm
Wednesday 1 May / 10am–12pm
Wednesday 8 May / 10am–12pm
Wednesday 15 May / 10am–12pm

To Impermanent Collections and Scattered Acquisitions is on view throughout Spring 2024, closing on 20 May 2024. The exhibition may be accessed during our opening hours 10am-5pm, Thursday-Sunday by appointment. Please email to schedule your visit.

Kunstverein Aughrim’s ongoing collaboration with Marielle MacLeman is made possible with the support of The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon.