About the Exhibitions Database

The NIVAL Exhibitions Database has been compiled to improve public access to the Library's extensive collection of files documenting art and design exhibitions in Ireland.  The files contain catalogues, press material and ephemera on more than 10,000 solo and group exhibitions from the period 1900 to the present.

The Exhibitions Database is a reference resource providing basic details on Irish exhibitions including title, date, venue, and artists represented.  A visit to the library is recommended to researchers seeking a comprehensive view of the actual files.

  • Title: Safe-Hold.
  • Reference Code:IE/NIVAL EXB/16641
  • Variant Names: 2020 Wexford Arts Centre; exh online: "Safe-Hold."
  • Date: 2020
  • Group Type: Solo

Scope and Content:

"SAFE-HOLD, an exhibition by Christine Mackey, is one outcome of a public art commission under Wexford County Council’s Per Cent for Art - M11 Gorey to Enniscorthy PPP Scheme (2019), whereby a number of sites with pollinator-friendly plants were sown in Gorey. Mackey worked with local communities to actively engage in solutions for habitat loss and transform underutilised sites into aesthetically pleasing and environmentally sustainable safe-holds that serve as pollinating pastures for our bees to inhabit and for native wild-flowers to take hold. In response to the planting of the sites, Mackey developed a body of work drawing from a range of archival, research and material sources." 26 April 2020