kanaal (2018 - 2019)

Approaching the city as a foreigner from the UK - where the cities' winding waters are much less prominent - McGarry was guided around her new location by Groningen's canals. A source of comfort and inspiration, the canal's very essence became a fascination for the artist. Kanaal (2018 - 2019) came as the result of on-going visual and experiential studies of Groningen's (The Netherlands) Diepenring canal. Taking an experimental and multi-disciplinary approach to explore her relationship with the waters, McGarry transforms her intimacy through photograms using the physical waters from the canal, 35mm film photography, and pen and charcoal on paper.