óna by Jane McCann @ R-Space, Lisburn
With its launch on the 5th of August at 2pm, and continuing until the 26th, óna by Jane McCann will take over R-Space at the Linen Rooms, Lisburn, with an array of stunning & original work
óna presents artefacts from seven decades immersed in fibre, colour and construction
For textile artist Jane McCann the coastal location of her home represents an enduring source of design inspiration. As she approaches her 70th birthday, this wide-reaching exhibition presents textiles from each decade of Jane’s life under the title of óna, meaning from where or whence.
Coming from the edge of a beach, Jane has long associated with the islands opposite and the span of the lighthouse beam. The colours and textures ingrained in Irish landscape provide an on-going source of reference for fabric selection and colour harmonies. Seascapes offer the patterns of the sand, pebbles, shells, rock pools, and the flotsam and jetsam left by the last tide.
Óna, as a design-led story, presents creative work that has evolved over time with the focus on clothing applications using both natural fibres and technical textile innovations. More recent opportunities have also involved the creation of linen and flax-based composite materials. Óna’s overarching theme is concerned with both individual and collaborative engagement in creating simple, non-transient and inclusive design outcomes.
From miniature doll’s clothes stitched as a child to design-led production pieces, the exhibition offers an insight into a lifetime of designing and making.
There is no booking required for this exhibition, and you can find out more as well as keep up to date with any developments here.