Sympathetic Soup by Joanna Hopkins
An exhibition of new artworks created during her time as Visual Artist in Residence at Dublin City University.
Dates: 19th - 25th November 2021
Venue: Cregan Library, DCU St. Patrick's Campus, Drumcondra Rd., Dublin 9.
Joanna Hopkins presents ‘Sympathetic Soup’ - a body of new artworks created during her time as Visual Artist in Residence at Dublin City University. Based on research of Irish wild plants, flowers and vegetables, Sympathetic Soup is a mixed media installation of film, ceramics and photography. The work explores the folklore of plants associated with healing, drawing on the National Folklore Collection and the writings of Lady Wilde. The exhibition utilises reclaimed materials from the All Hallows Campus as it undergoes renovations. This work and ongoing research has been funded by The Arts Council of Ireland Agility Award 2021, and support by Dublin City University Artist in Residence Programme 2020-21, offered in partnership with Fire Station Artists' Studios.
Joanna Hopkins is a visual artist based between Mayo and Dublin. She works in video, drawing, collage & installation. Researching the brain, the body, native plants, history & personal stories, her work often culminates in site specific video installations. Recent projects include Dublin City University Artist in Residence 2020-’21; SAC, An Urgent Enquiry, Fingal County Council, collaborating with artist Mary Conroy on a site specific public art installation, 2019; Connected, Solo Exhibition, BNA Neuroscience Conference, Science Gallery Dublin, 2019; A Marram Meithal, Mayo Arts Office Tir Saile Public Art Residency, 2017; Orchard Stories, Bealtaine and Age & Opportunity Artist in A Healthcare Setting, 2017. She has exhibited across Ireland, the UK, Europe, China and the US.