Nick Stewart: no-one’s not from everywhere, 30 June - 11 August 2007
MCAC is proud to present this exciting new project entitled ‘no-one’s not from everywhere’ by London based Irish artist Nick Stewart, known for his work with performance and temporary installation.
Nick Stewart's project, ‘no-one's not from everywhere’, encompasses an artist's book, complimented by a public artwork conceived by the artist specifically for Portadown.
In 2003 he began work on a project, which would lead to the creation of a temporary archive of recordings resulting from conversations held with some 55 Irish artists. These recordings were in turn further refined to create the text for the book and exhibition project, ‘no-one’s not from everywhere’. The conversations explored all aspects of identity and place from the point of view of the personal experience of being born and brought up in Ireland. The recordings were sampled to produce a much-reduced text as a stand-alone artwork. The exhibition explore different formal manifestations of this text. The book will provide a fixed and definitive version.
In June, in Portadown, the artist make a temporary public artworks, a tentative intervention in the urban fabric of the town. For this work, ‘no one’s not from everywhere’, the selected texts will then be stencilled onto walls, pavements etc at the selected sites using water soluble paint. A key showing where each quote is sited will be available to the public at the gallery.
This new and extraordinary work by Nick Stewart emphasises MCAC’s ongoing determination to alter perceptions and promote creativity.
For images of the public works follow the link to the artist's website
The book is available at to buy at MCAC's reception.