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 working in collaboration with a team of needleworkers, meeting under the banner of Home Industries, for weekly embroidery shifts throughout the duration of MacLeman’s exhibition To Impermanent Collections and Scattered Acquisitions.

The small local ‘workforce’ has been formed in order to develop embroidered elements for new sculptural work, as part of MacLeman’s solo exhibition for CIMO Center for Research of Fashion and Clothing, in Zagreb in 2024. This future 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 are informed by some of the samples illustrated above. Most of the embroidery involves simple chain stitch, stem stitch, and satin stitch.

The workers of Home Industries are paid an hourly rate for participating in embroidery shifts at Kunstverein Aughrim. The embroidery shifts will include an open day for the Spring Preview on Saturday 27th April when Lea Vene, curator at CIMO, will be in attendance.

Participants will undertake a total of around 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
Friday 17 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.