Veil by Rita Duffy

Veil is a constructed chamber of six heavy prison doors from a defunct women's prison in Armagh.


Mixed media
Each door: 182.9 x 121.9 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £10,000)
Acquired in:
Rita Duffy

Within the doors are small viewing holes through which prison staff would have observed offenders. The gallery visitor is invited to peer through these holes into a blood red interior, suspended with eighty glass tear droplets. The chamber is surrounded with salt representing shed tears.


The artist.

Venue details

Wolverhampton Art Gallery Lichfield Street, WOLVERHAMPTON West Midlands WV1 1DU 01902 552055

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