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.
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.