Cultúrbug’s final exhibition, Absəns Prezəns, was a visual response to historical and social research undertaken by the group in relation to a small orphanage, developed circa 1867. Access was granted to the land and ruins by the current land owner. The exhibition was opened by Prof Declan Mc Gonagle on the 15th March 2012.

Vera Mc Evoy was the recipient of the NCAD Arthouse Graduate Award and Bursary 2011. As part of this award she facilitated a 12 month community art program in Stradbally, Co. Laois. Cultúrbug was the name developed by the group and Absəns Prezəns was the title of their final exhibition.

Many materials and techniques were explored eg., merging various objects with clay and plaster, knitting with wire, plastic and shredded papers. Temporary installations were placed in local landscapes and documented.

collaborative drawing

Ethereal 2012. Cultúrbug collaborative drawing, ink on paper. Dim. unframed 50x70cm. This artwork is in the Laois County Council Art Collection.

cotton strips, yew tree

Loose Ends 2012. Video-still.


Cultúrbug final exhibition

Exhibition image absəns prezəns.