Greetings from the Countryside (Strong Emotions)

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Laura Fitzgerald, in collaboration with Ormston House, has produced a new publication to accompany her solo exhibition, Strange Weather. The publication, Greetings from the Countryside (Strong Emotions), includes a new text and illustrations by Laura, that reflect lived experience, relationships between neighbours, and conventional road signals.

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The pressure is on for me to conform. There have been some things happening recently. Strange weather, weird vibes. Unsettling neighbourhood relations. An argument over a right-of-way. A tussle with a man and a gate. I’m not sure whether to salute anyone anymore.

A land grab.


Laura Fitzgerald, in collaboration with Ormston House, has produced a new publication to accompany her solo exhibition, Strange Weather. The publication, Greetings from the Countryside (Strong Emotions), includes a new text and illustrations by Laura, that reflect lived experience, relationships between neighbours, and conventional road signals.

The publication is designed and printed by Or Studio. Printed on Munken Lynx 100gsm and Colorplan Azure Blue 135gsm.

About Laura:

Laura is an Irish artist based in Inch, Co. Kerry. She is a graduate of both the National College of Art & Design, Dublin and Royal College of Art, London. She is a recipient of the Visual Arts Bursary Award (Arts Council of Ireland) for 2023–24. In 2023, she completed a three-month residency at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, Nebraska, USA.

Recent exhibitions include Right-of-way at Wexford Art Centre, 2022; A Growing Enquiry: Art, Agriculture, reconciling values at the RHA, 2022; An Animate Land at Roscommon Art Centre, 2022 with artists Miriam O’Connor and Marian Balfe; I have made a place at the Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, 2021; the 39th EVA International with Fantasy Farming, 2020 at Limerick City Gallery of Art; and the site-specific, mountain-based artwork Cosmic Granny, 2019 in Inch, Co. Kerry.

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