I dropped into the MacBride train station in Drogheda at the weekend to check on our Tondo exhibition. We had installed it there at the beginning of July and I was wondering if the works had been damaged in the meantime by the weather or with graffiti. Well, most of it has held up very well. ‘ Julia’ and the suitcase are still in perfect condition. The U Line, the sculptures and the framed paintings are all perfectly safe… the only work that was damaged was mine. Believe it or not, the windows were washed since we last saw the exhibition and, since my work was screen prints on acetate stuck to the windows, 3 or 4 of them are now gone and some others are slightly damaged ( they were water based ). I thought that it looked sort of interesting with the drips and anyway, since they were memories or ‘ghosts’ of people who have passed through the station over the years, some memories disappear, don’t they – so some of my pics have disappeared too, that’s ok.
Tondo at Drogheda Update