Tyrone Guthrie Centre Residency

I recently completed a residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre. The residency assisted with the production of a new body of work. It took the form of painting and print, and was completed in the print studio, mainly utilising intaglio processes. Most of the work was an extension of the work produced for ‘Floorplan’ at…

Rose Wylie: The Douglas Hyde Gallery

Exhibition Review – Rose Wylie The Douglas Hyde Gallery, 06 March – 13 May 2015 Afgan Horse (donkey), is a brief encounter with the working process of Rose Wylie. A watercolor, from a far it appears that the horse is disjointed, upon closer reading it becomes clearer that it is a collage made up of…

Behind the Margin

John Busher, Pat Byrne, Riin Kaljurand, Helen Robbins 4 March – 8 April 2016 Behind the Margin will investigate how we negotiate and navigate events in the modern world. This is referenced through examining domestic scenarios, the exploration of mythological themes and personalised folklore. The notion of a psychological state brought about by significant change…

Vector – Curated by Will O’Kane

Recent moments in the representation of Landscape Vector is a group show curated by Will O’Kane. The premise for the show is to examine the context of Kilkee as a coastal seaside resort. I have made a number of works in response to this, particularly in relation to campsites/recreational spaces, attempting to focus on notions…

Floorplan

NAG Gallery, Dublin Works saw a development from a recent exhibition ‘Transferrals”, which took place in the Project Space at Pallas Projects/Studios in January 2015. Works for Floorplan examined how the body interprets space, and how it acts as a receptor to a particular kind of external stimuli. This took the form of examining specific…

Sift Paint & Writing Project

Sift Sift is a co-curated project that focuses on showcasing emerging painting practice through community, and cross discipline methodologies. This is achieved through staging performative events that provide an accessible community based platform in the delivery of contemporary visual arts programming. In its infancy, the project endeavors to explore and test the presentation of contemporary…

Living Arts Project

Project Update Currently facilitating workshops with Wexford Educate Together, as part of The Living Arts Project. Midway through a 14 week residency, having completed print sessions with two groups, kindly assisted by class teacher Mary Breen 3rd & 4th, Marie Branaghan 4th, 5th & 6th and Tasha Stephens in resource. A strand of the residency…

Living Art Project Residency

Wexford County Council & Wexford Arts Centre I am resident artist for the 2015 ‘Living Art Project’. Established in 2013, the Living Arts Project is a long-term visual arts educational scheme which consolidates the existing partnership between the Arts Department of Wexford County Council (WCC) and Wexford Arts Centre (WAC), and intends to make engagement…

Floorplan – NAG Gallery

October 2015 NAG Gallery, Basement, 59 Francis Street, Dublin 8 Works proposed for the show ‘Floorplan’, intend to examine and challenge Merleau-Ponty’s theories in relation to bodily perception. Outcomes of research will be explored in printmaking and paint through the assistance of a print residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre. The body as a receptor…

Kilkenny Arts Festival: Grennan Mill, Thomastown

Blackstack Studio Showing a number works, both paintings and prints at Grennan Mill, as part of Blackstack Studio members show in Kilkenny Arts Festival. The work is response to ‘Sailing to Byzantium‘ by W.B. Yeats.

Impressions Biennnial

My work has been selected for Impressions Biennnial 2015. Established in 1988, Impressions is Ireland’s longest running open submission print exhibition. Impressions encourage, promote and exhibit the best of printmaking in Ireland and has become a catalyst for creative innovation and experimentation. Prof. David Ferry is the adjudicator and curator for Impressions 2015. Ferry’s work…