Strange Weather is a colourful, playful, and distinctly humorous treatment of land politics, mythology, and the happiness of neighbours

Laura Fitzgerald, Hard Right Ahead, 2024. Pen and sharpie on archival paper. Courtesy of the artist.

A NEW solo exhibition by Kerry based artist Laura Fitzgerald opens at Ormston House from Thursday, February 15. Strange Weather gathers new and older work, it immerses you in conversations that deal with land politics, mythology, and the happiness of neighbours. 

Laura’s work is colourful, playful, and distinctly humorous. Often handwritten comments and narratives accompany her drawings and paintings, sometimes referencing personal experiences and sometimes pointing to much darker issues. The work draws connections between climate change and agriculture while exploring the complicated relationships of land ownership and land occupation. Strange Weather navigates these tense conversations, uncertain of any solution.

Graduating from the National College of Art & Design, Dublin and Royal College of Art, London, Laura is a recipient of the Visual Arts Bursary Award (Arts Council of Ireland) for 2023–24.

Writing an introduction to the exhibition, Laura concludes, “If feeling despondent, read Albert Camus’ The Myth of Sisyphus, again, again, again, and again. A good laugh helps make everything better. All work is in progress, sure I’m in progress myself, until I eventually start to deteriorate and fall apart. Careful where you drive. Mind where you step. The weather is very strange at the moment.”

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