10 December 2011 – 11 February 2012
F.E. McWilliam Gallery & Studio, Banbridge
Proctor’s work was selected for the Home Grown exhibition. This open submission exhibition showcased the work of 27 highly talented artists associated with the Banbridge District. Artist’s were invited to create work in response to the themes of momentum, energy, experience or connection. Throughout the duration of the exhibition, Proctor created a large drawing within the main gallery space enabling visitors to observe and engage with her creative processes. Alongside her performative drawing she also displayed new work entitled Route-to-Root – a map of her birth place intricately hand-stitched with strands of the artist’s own hair.
The exhibition was selected by Dr Riann Coulter, Curator, F.E. McWilliam Gallery & Studio, Banbridge and Aoife Ruane, Director, Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda
“Proctor’s work explores biological and medical imagery, particularly the building blocks of humanity including DNA, blood cells and the reproductive system. As well as drawing, painting and collage, she often uses her hair as a material which is sewn into paper or canvas, thus incorporating aspects of her own body in her work.”
Dr Riann Coulter, Curator, F.E. McWilliam Gallery & Studio
Home Grown Exhibition Catalogue, Dec 2011
List of Exhibiting Artists: Paddy Bloomer – Lisa Castagner – Patrick Calhoun – Criostoir – Lyndsey Blair Dowsing – Heather Fleming – David Hamilton – Michael Hanna – Alison Hanvey & Debbie Brown – Christian Kearns – Jane Mathers – Kevin McAleenan – Mark McGreevy – Dougal McKenzie – Jasper McKinney – Martin McFarland – Peter Monaghan – Millie Moore – Jason Mulligan – Robert Peters – Joanne Proctor – Eddie Rafferty – Mark Revels – Tatjana Vasic – Beverley Walker – Joanne Walker