Supported by the Arts Council and Wicklow County Council


Deirdre O’Mahony
Eat Food Policy 
Spring/Summer 2023
Kunstverein Aughrim

Deirdre O’Mahony works urgently to give voice to the invisible protagonists that shape our earth’s future. From casting a series of root systems into porcelain tableware, to enacting an adaptation of Antoine-Augustin Parmentier’s 18th century potato feast, O’Mahony is committed to uncovering and encouraging conversations about rural sustainability, food security, political ecologies and the future of farming.

Currently on view at Kunstverein Aughrim is an excerpt of the artist’s expansive practice, delving into her ongoing Sustainment Experiments to present elements such as her FEEDER research library of over 200 publications on farming, food production, soil health and sustainability in Ireland; a single image from the 2018 photographic series Trial + Error, documenting the rise and fall of JJ Silke’s seed potato industry; and a feeding trough featuring ware from a series of generative feasts, Parmentier’s Feast at the Butler Gallery, Kilkenny in 2022 and Eat Food Policy Feast at City Assembly House, Dublin in 2023. Also on display is a handcrafted ceramic table-setting for one, and performance props by Bog Cottage commissioned by the artist and worn by performers/friends Bridget O’Gorman and Etaoin Holohan (pictured above alongside the artist).

EAT FOOD POLICY is on view throughout Spring/Summer 2023. The FEEDER research library may be accessed during our opening hours 10am-5pm Thursday-Sunday by appointment. Please email to schedule your visit.

Exhibition continues until Saturday 8 July 2023.

Kunstverein Aughrim’s ongoing collaboration with Deirdre O’Mahony is made possible with the support of the Arts Council.