Kari-Anne Proctor is a contemporary Irish artist who is continuing to add a new chapter to an old story by investigating how contemporary art is reinvigorating the craft tradition with a respect for material and a sense of place. Proctor’s work manifests as drawing and expands into a multi-disciplinary practice that includes textiles, photography and documented encounters in a response to Ireland's landscape, wealth of materials, and story-telling history. It becomes a response to the manner in which life reflects the desire for comfort and the attachment to memory.

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In compiling her practice, Proctor’s intention is to showcase the different ways Irish culture has engaged with the issue of memory and to conceptualise such encounters as a way of understanding Irish history. There is a sense or preservation, potential and new beginnings. The work becomes a physical embodiment for the culture in which they were produced and how they begin to form an identity of that culture.