Anne-Marie Flannery graduated from Limerick School of Art and Design in 2018 with a first class honours degree in Print
Contemporary Practice. She was awarded the 2018 Limerick Printmakers Bursary Award and is currently developing her practice there. She most recently exhibited at The Origin Gallery in Dublin for their Fitz Fair Winter Show and was shortlisted for an artist residency in Cill Rialaig Arts Centre in Kerry.
Anne-Marie Flannery’s practice is always centred around the female experience, with emphasis on the consumption and production of media. The source material for the work includes magazines, comic books and popular media, all collaged in similar fashion to the Riot Grrrl zines of the 90s. This methodology is key to the constantly underlying theme of girls’ bedroom culture and the publicising of that private space through internet culture. Masks and feline imagery are used as representations of The Other and as an exploration of the mythical and The Monstrous Feminine as tools to subvert the demonization of women in media. The cat demon works almost like a superhero alter ego, reclaiming the monstrous mantles given to women in history and folklore such as witches and sirens. The equating of the feline to the feminine in the work has countless inspirations, most notably; contemporary protests, the cat as the witch’s familiar, and the use of cats and kittens in anti-suffragette posters as symbols of “silly incompetent domestic creatures not
suited to politics”.
Title The Three Witches
Painting Size 50cm x 70m (Unframed)
Medium 9 layer screen print with glitter flocking
Edition Variable edition 13