RHA FUTURES, Series 3, Episode 2

Curated by RHA Director Patrick T. Murphy & Senior Curator Ruth Carroll

Bassam Al-Sabah, Laura Fitzgerald, Cecilia Danell, Jennifer Mehigan, Joanne

Reid and Marcel Vidal

15 November – 19 December 2018

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‘Futures’ Series 3, Episode 2, RHA Gallery, 2018, installation view. Portrait of a Stone, VHS converted to digital, 11.54min; series of seven large drawings; artist book on table; wall drawing; and a series of three smaller drawing, all 2018. Photograph by Ros Kavanagh.

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Artist book on table and drawing, installation view, ‘Futures’ Series 3, Episode 2, RHA Gallery, 2018. Photograph by Ros Kavanagh.

We are sad to inform you of the death of Laura Fitzgerald’s work. The funeral ran from the 15th of November until the 19th of December 2019. Laura Fitzgerald’s work looked well at the funeral and people commented that her work had never looked better. People speculated that Laura Fitzgerald’s work may have had a terrible illness, that when discovered, had clearly gone too far and nothing could be done to save her work.

Others speculated that perhaps the work felt that it no longer had a point and that, indeed, the art world was a grim and pointless place. But this is only speculation.

People at the funeral laughed and joked along with the work and praised the work for being such a decent, honest and lovely bit of work. However, Laura Fitzgerald clearly remembers that before the funeral, people said her work was a bit of a dick and difficult to get along with sometimes.

Lastly, Laura Fitzgerald’s work would have appreciated Aidan Dunne’s nice obituary in the Irish Times. He wrote some lovely things.

The work is survived by her statement, some jpegs and a couple of hard drives.

Image credits: Ros Kavanagh/Laura Fitzgerald

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A History of Head Trauma, 2018, artist publication produced for ‘Futures’ Series 3, Episode 2, RHA Gallery, 2018.

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Artist book on table and drawing, installation view, ‘Futures’ Series 3, Episode 2, RHA Gallery, 2018. Photograph by Ros Kavanagh.

How to plough up your head, 2018, pen drawing on fabriano paper, 43 x 62 cm. Photograph by Laura Fitzgerald.

‘Futures’ Series 3, Episode 2, RHA Gallery, 2018, installation view. Portrait of a Stone, VHS converted to digital, 11.54min; series of seven large drawings; artist book on table; wall drawing; and a series of three smaller drawing, all 2018. Photograph by Ros Kavanagh.

‘Rock Drawing’ series 1 – 7, 2018, artist crayon on paper, 80 x 100 cm. Photograph by Ros Kavanagh.

Stone chat (Fucked), 2018, artist crayon on paper, 80 x 100 cm. Photograph by Ros Kavanagh.

Floating Rock; For an international art career, you might wish to consider changing your environment, 2018, installation view, ’Futures’ Series 3, Episode 2, RHA Gallery, site- specific wall drawing: artist crayon and oil stick. Photograph by Ros Kavanagh.

Hello, 2018, pen drawing on fabriano paper, dimensions variable. Photograph by Laura Fitzgerald.

‘Futures’ Series 3, Episode 2, RHA Gallery, 2018, installation view. Portrait of a Stone, VHS converted to digital, 11.54min; series of seven large drawings; artist book on table; wall drawing; and a series of three smaller drawing, all 2018. Photograph by Ros Kavanagh.

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