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9–23 september 2023 
Balbriggan, co. Dublin (

how it’s made: meitheal is an exhibition and series of events designed to consider how things are extracted from the natural world in modern society and artists reflections of that concept.

Artists were paired with engineering experts to learn about how everyday objects are made (i.e. t-shirts, hamburgers, mobile phones, cars, Lego blocks). The artists were invited to create an artful manifestation of the process for a group exhibition, meitheal (an old Irish term that describes how neighbours would come together to assist in the saving of crops or in other tasks)

how it’s made is an initiative by the scéal arts collective, the project is curated and coordinated by Valeria Ceregini.

Boathouse Installation

A collaboration with artist Murielle Celis


Collected marine debris from Pallas pier West Cork, Murielle Celis Agar Agar Bioplastic & plants

The mixed media installation located outside the Boathouse highlights the impact of plastic pollution such as marine debris and plants’ adaptation to their environment during our current ecological crisis. Both artists have included organic elements and found materials to create a continuity and connection between the various elements to create other realities.

The aim of the installation is to highlight the contrast between the impermanent organic elements – taken from their natural environment and brought into a different space - that over time will transform and decay, and the more permanent materials that will remain, reflecting humanity's legacy on earth.

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