Tracey McVerry

Tracey McVerry, Telling Their Story, Singing Their Song. Imelda, mixed media, 54 x 83 x 4 cm framed

Year: 2022
Medium(s):  assemblage of glass and found objects
(glass, lime plaster, shellac, distemper, wire, forged iron)
Frame: box frame with anti-reflective glass (Artglass AR 70)

Shipping - This work is currently exhibited at the Island Arts Centre, Lisburn until 8 October. It can be collected on 11 October at the centre / shipped by 14 October from Northern Ireland.

Return - This work is eligible for return (by 25 October, i.e., 14 days from the collection date).

Artist - Selected Recognitions

  • Numerous public commissions (incl. for the Arts Council NI and NI councils)
  • Exhibited at high profile venues (incl. Sculpture in Context at the National Botanic Gardens, Dublin)

Further information

Tracey McVerry is a renown professional glass artist working from her studio in County Armagh. She crates small scale pieces and large-scale public sculptures using glass as well as natural and man-made objects. Through her work McVerry celebrates her deeply felt, multi layered connection with her ancient and recent ancestors, and she visually honours and expresses their frugality, energy, strength, and whispered echoes. 

Find out more about Tracey McVerry and her work on the artist's page.

About this work: 'Telling Their Story, Singing Their Song series celebrates a strong connection to the artist's ancestors and the impression they have left on the place she calls home. As traditional, smallholding, Irish farmers her ancestral family had a natural instinct to utilise all materials as precious with everything having a purpose and place of importance. As a custodian to her home place and her people, this work celebrates a frugal attention to detail and honours the simple and mundane as beautiful and worthy. Small, rescued layers of the artist's 250-year-old home place, are assembled to subtly tell the story of individuals long gone but very present through the resonance of their past presence. Each panel echoes of a time and people gone by.' Tracey McVerry

Work part of the exhibition ‘Gallery 545 – Contemporary Art of Northern Ireland’, at the Island Arts Centre, Lisburn, until 8 October. Visit the exhibition page