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Banbha McCann—Domestic Bliss

Opening reception: 6–8pm Thursday 14th SeptemberRegister here

Exhibition continues: Friday15th– Saturday 30th September


Pallas Projects/Studios are pleased to present Banbha McCann—Domestic Bliss, the sixth exhibition of our 2023 Artist-Initiated Projects programme.

Domestic Bliss reflects on the desire for a home, and how to make one.

The work in this exhibition blurs the lines between the personal and universal, image and object, memory and desire.

Paintings of domestic interiors are sourced from the collective memory and imagination; the aspirational homes of Home Alone and Mrs. Doubtfire. Textiles and sculptures juxtapose the canon of modern design with childhood memories of life in a bedsit, where objects take on the role of an entire room; the tv, the microwave, and the bed, the potted plant as a garden.

These real and imagined places and objects describe the places we live, and the home we carry around in our heads.



Banbha McCann’s practice combines painting, sculpture and architecture to examine the memories, expectations and desires held in objects and spaces, from the private and humble to the public and grandiose. Her work draws from film and design for their ability to encapsulate desire and fantasy, which combine in the narratives of McCann’s installations with lived experience and personal encounter.

Banbha is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, Creative Ireland and Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council. Her works are in private and public collections including the OPW and the Arts Council of Ireland Collection.

@banbha_mc_cann | banbhamccann.com


Artist-Initiated Projects at Pallas Projects/Studios is an open-submission, annual gallery programme of 8 x 3-week exhibitions taking place from March-November 2023. This unique programme of funded, artist-initiated projects selected via open call is highly accessible to artists, with a focus on early career, emerging artists and recent graduates. Projects are supplemented with artists' talks, texts, workshops or performances, and gallery visits by colleges and local schools.

Pallas Projects/Studios is funded by The Arts Council

Image description: Painting, oil on panel. Streaks of oil depicing household items. In the forefront blue text reads  'Artist-Initiated Projects. Banbha McCann.'