Response to E.gress | Crawford Art Gallery
The effervescent hum of conversation provided light airy contrast to the sombre elegance of the portrait room in which the audience gathered for the launch of E.gress in the Crawford Art Gallery on October 24th 2013.
The atmosphere in the room was convivial and expectant; those familiar with the work wondering what kind of response would come from this particular audience, those new to the work curious about what they were about to encounter. All in all about fifty people gathered including family
members of people with dementia, health care professionals, artists and arts administrators and a few not aligned to any grouping but who came out of interest. Anne Boddaert from the Crawford welcomed everyone and gave a brief introduction to the work and then the lights dimmed, a hush descended and the opening haunting strains and images of E.gress filled the room
Extract taken from Launch of E.gress in Crawford Art Gallery by witness writer Julie Murphy on 24th October 2013. You can read more here