A OROURKE Mangled 2021 Charcoal and acry

Work of Reclamation
Annie O'Rourke
St Heliers Gallery, Abbotsford Convent
10-29 June 2021

Opening event: Sun 20 June, 2-4pm
Bookings essential for opening event: https://www.trybooking.com/BRHEI
Thsi exhibition explores historical imagery of women from around the world working in Magdalen Laundries. For almost a century, a Magdalen Laundry operated at Abbotsford Convent, where girls were sent to work and live, without pay and often involuntarily, by their families or the courts. The exhibition considers the way in which enduring myths developed about the girls and women placed in these institutions. 


With thanks to the Abbotsford Convent Foundation.