Machi-Georgian Gallery, Ards Arts Centre
Machi is the Greek word for battle, this is Shauna’s first solo exhibition of screen-prints on leather, exploring the lines between mythology and family history. Following her grandfather’s battle with ill health Shauna drew inspiration from the memory of them watching Jason and the Argonauts together. Jason’s daunting journey, fearless nature and the brave battles of the Argonauts reminded her of her grandfathers courageous battle for health, his tenacious spirit and the beauty of his life. Inspired by his strength she portrays the multi faceted layers of life, death and grief executed through a vibrant use of colour and imagery on tactile surfaces.