Painting: Positives in the Pandemic


MARCH 2021
        ONLINE PAMPHLET IN COLLABORATION WITH NATIONAL TREASURY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (NTMA) SPORTS AND SOCIAL CLUB OF IRELAND.
Caremonger selected by NTMA
Wood Stain and Oil Paint on Plywood, 91.5 x 122 x 1.2cm

A term coined in Canada during the early days of the pandemic, ‘Caremonger’ is the antithesis to fear-mongering. Instinct and fear-mongering provoke doomsday acceptance. Caremongers counteract this reaction by undertaking a nurturing role of support for their neighbours and communities, outweighing the looming doomsday. Caremongers act as support columns for the vulnerable and together we keep the health and happiness of our communities standing.
By taking a literal approach I have constructed architectural columns that support the upright arrangement of a structure that represents our community.

The NTMA Sports and Social Club is a collaborative initiative run in the Agemcy which encourages socialisation and networking across our 500+ members. The NTMA is a State body which operates with a commercial remit to provide asset and liability management services to Government. It has evolved from a single function agency managing the National Debt to a manager of a complex portfolio of public assets and liabilities.
This year students reflected upon: “Pandemic: what are the positives that have come out of disruption of a percieved former status quo? What are the moments that aspire to evolution within or without?
HAZEL O’SULLIVAN / hazosullivan@gmail.com