The invasive, resilient, opportunistic, and persistent nature of weeds that breach the rigid structure of the Derry Walls undermines the original function of the walls - a barrier to invasion or breaching.

Opening hours

Breached will run at Verbal from November 30, 2018 until January 11, 2019

Mondays - Thursdays: 09:00 - 17.00

Fridays: 09:00 - 15:30

Weekends: Please call us on 028 71 266 946. The exhibition is open when the building is.

Christmas Holidays: Verbal will be CLOSED from 13:00 on December 21 reopening on January 2. 

Weeds on walls

This exhibition presents a series of findings and artworks produced following a botanical survey of the plants found growing on the inner structures of the Derry Walls.

It places these findings within the context of current conservation strategies for the monument and the broader context of plant autonomy and environmental conservation.

A rose by any other name

Breached attempts to challenge cultural assumptions responsible for designating certain plants as ‘weeds’, and the mainstream anthropocentric approach to plant life.  

About the artist

Aislinn Cassidy is from Derry/Londonderry, N.Ireland, a graduate in microbiology, a teacher and artist.

Her work deals with themes that are personal, socio-political and environmental. It offers a multiplicity of interpretation with each piece having scientific, artistic and poetic value.

Aislinn takes advantage of her scientific knowledge, combining experimentation with materials and processes to create her own aesthetic. 

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