Wall St International New Voices Ireland https://wsimag.com/art/12824-annemarie-murland-stories-of-origin Stories of Origin, Annemarie Murland The second last production in their New Voices of Ireland Series. A series of documentary photographs of the Calton area of Glasgow, a destination for Irish migrants to Scotland at the turn of the 20th century, and analogue, black and white portraits and digital, colour portraits of the artist’s daughter. Taken over a twelve year period to challenge religious and social identity politics, common to women of the Irish diaspora. Embedded with mythology and semiology the hybrid portraits, laced with a Marian metaphor, recontextualise the relationship between form and space. In doing so, the stories of the past become the stories of the present. As homage to the generations of Irish women whose identities were formed in this place, the portraits re-inscribe the meaning of connection by rupturing traditional gender stereotypes.
Annemarie Murland is a Scottish artist and educator living in Newcastle, NSW, Australia