Nomas* Projects / Art, Dundee

May, 2015

"Sraid nam Marbh: The end of the road"

Artist Statement

Series of screen prints and pinhole photographs.

The prints displayed in this exhibition with Nomas Projects are part of a body of work exploring death, commemoration, ritual and sense of place, all based on a micro residency on the island of Iona in the West of Scotland. The prints are based on objects and pinhole photographs collected during walks on the Island and respond to the themes which prompted the trip. The title "Sraid nam Marbh" refers to the road leading from the harbour to the burial ground where the dead would be carried to their final resting place.


Joanna Helfer is a Dundee based visual artist, working primarily in film, photography and performance. She graduated in Time Based Art from Duncan of Jordanstone in 2009 and has been actively involved in the Dundee creative community since then. In 2010 she co-founded Tin Roof Arts Collective where she regularly exhibits in group shows and events. Previous work includes residencies with Scotland and Venice, and Fife Contemporary Arts and Crafts. Currently she is working towards her first solo exhibition.


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