It has been a busy year so far. I was delighted to have been awarded a residency in Ballymitty National School, under the auspices of the Living Arts Project, which finished with an exhibition in the Wexford Arts Centre in May. I am also working with a group twice weekly as part of Wexford County council's arts ability programme. Right now I am working towards two exhibitions in October, one a solo show and the other a two person show. Details of these to follow. Here are some snapshots of the studio and works in progress.
Oct 18: The group exhibition Painting is dead, says who? in Kamera 8, curated by Anya von Gosseln has just come to an end. Its a really lovely gallery and I was delighted to be included in the show. I currently have a solo show in the Hook Lighthouse until November 12th, showcasing a new body of work based on my March 18 residency in Hong Kong and Macau. I was there as artist in residence by invitation of the Irish Asia Festival, with the kind support of the festial and of Culture Ireland. Whilst there I exhibited my work in a solo show in the Anita Chan Lai-Ling Gallery in the Fringe Club on Hong Kong Island (pls scroll down to see pics of the opening) - and showed in Creative Macau. Many thanks to Artlinks.ie for the bursary which has enabled me to make the work in the last few months since my return. I will be showing a piece in the Presentation Arts Centre during the Wexford Literary festival the first weekend in November. This is a fun iniative where myself and three other artists have been selected to make a piece of work in response to a piece of writing. More details to follow. In addition to the Living arts project residency (see below) I am honoured to be working as a facilitator within Wexford County Council's Arts Ability programme.
In October last year my work was shown in the group show Painting is dead - says who? curated by Anya von Gossein in the gorgeous Kamera 8 gallery in Wexford town. At the same time I also had a solo show in the Hook Lighthouse also in Wexford which showcased work resulting from my residency in Hong Kong as part of the Irish Asia Festival, with the kind support of the festival and of Culture Ireland. Many thanks to Artlinks for the generous bursary which enabled me to make that body of work.
Delighted too to have been awarded a residency within a primary school in Wexford again for 2018/19 as part of the Living arts Project - which is a fantastic initiative run by the Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford County Council and the Arts Council of Ireland. This year I will am working with Ballymitty National School. In 2017/18 I took part in an exciting new strand of the project- which was run in secondary schools on a pilot bases. Through it I am worked with Selskar College in Wexford town. [http://www.wexfordartscentre.ie/education-living-arts-project-2017-18.html] For the same project I was also awarded residencies in previous years when I worked with two great schools, Our Lady of Fatima NS in Wexford town and Ballycullane National School.
In 2018 have also completed a residency with Carrigduff National School in Bunclody. This was through the artist/teacher partnership via Wexford Education Centre.
Below are some pics of my solo show opening in the Anita Chan Lai-Ling Gallery. Many thanks to the Hong Kong and Macau Irish Festival and to Culture Ireland for your support.