Dublin–based Maria Makrai takes the imagery and monumentalism of the Soviet era and uses it to examine the memories it arouses – both good and bad. Entitled GREAT FORGETTING, Makrai reflects on her childhood in the former communist Czechoslovakia, and the works have the propagandist idealism filtered through a knowing lens. The round shape and the directed gazes made Makrai's own through her delicate graphics and her colours. She shows the residue from these eras in their insubstantiality.

Helen Carey, RDS curator