Supported by the Arts Council and Wicklow County Council


Áine Mac Giolla Bhríde
deep feels and fever dreams
Winter Exhibition
21 December 2023 - 10 March 2024
Kunstverein Aughrim

Launched as part of our Winter Preview on 21 December 2023, this exhibition is framed as the engine room behind two recent bodies of work that were produced by Mac Giolla Bhríde over the past year. The first was objects as buoys in the life acted a solo exhibition at the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, Donegal in April 2023. The second is son of at Void Art Centre, Derry, on view until January 2024.

deep feels and fever dreams holds an assembly of research materials, from books and objects to articles, images, atmospheres and commissioned texts. As part of the Winter Preview we listened to excerpts of texts such as Renee Gladman’s Calamities read by Dennis McNulty, Francis Whorral-Campbell’s Daddy Boy read by Andy Fitz, Despina Stratigakos‘s ‘The good architect and the bad parent: on the formation and disruption of a canonical image’ in The Journal of Architecture read by Alice Rekab, Susan Sontag’s Notes on Camp read by John O’Donoghue, and Cameron Lynch’s the cattle passed through, the wall rebuilt read by Cameron Lynch.

A full reading list of the artist’s research materials can be accessed here.

Also as part of the event we tasted mushroom broth, we drank Old Fashioneds and Pine Needle Sodas, and we had hot chocolate and ginger cake. Refreshments were made and served by Áine Mac Giolla Bhríde and Katie Watchorn, and were kindly supported by mother’s tankstation.

The vessels from which guests drank were part of a commissioned edition of smoked glass tumblers. Produced in an edition of 40, and hand engraved by Áine Mac Giolla Bhríde and Katie Watchorn, the glasses may be purchased by visitors to the Kunstverein. The cost to buy it, have it wrapped up, and take it home with you is €25, this can be paid in cash or via this website here:

deep feels and fever dreams is on view throughout the Winter season, closing in Spring 2024. The exhibition may be visited during our opening hours 10am-5pm, Thursday-Sunday by appointment. Please email to schedule your visit.

Kunstverein Aughrim’s ongoing collaboration with Áine Mac Giolla Bhríde is made possible with the support of The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon.