2014 Valerie Earley Residency Award Winner

newsOctober 30 2014
Visual Artists Ireland and The Tyrone Guthrie Centre are delighted to announce that Aoife Flynn has been award the 2014 Valerie Earley Residency Award.

In 2013 Visual Artists Ireland put in place a commemoration of our late friend and colleague Valerie Earley, who worked with us as Membership Manager for over 17 years. We wanted to provide a lasting memory of Valerie and hope that this award is one way that Valerie’s care for our artist members will continue into the future.

The Valerie Earley Residency award is open to all members of Visual Artists Ireland and takes the form of a two-week residency in the Tyrone Guthrie Centre. The Tyrone Guthrie Centre is set in a tranquil, beautiful setting amid the lakes and drumlins of County Monaghan. The residency is self-catering and includes accommodation and a studio facility.

Aoife Flynn a visual artist and curator from Wicklow, Ireland. BA LSAD 2008, MA IADT Dun Laoghaire 2011. She is currently on the curatorial panel for Galway County Council. Flynn was Art Education assistant at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane from 2012-2013 and currently is on the Artist panel at the Gallery. She was part of an artist-led group that set up Occupy Space gallery in Limerick city in 2009. In 2010 she founded and edited Occupy Paper. As part of her role as editor for Occupy Paper she was invited to speak on the commissioning editors panel for Commissions+ in association with Fingal County Council, Dublin in October 2012.

Other writing and curatorial projects include 2011 in_flux, artist-led art fair EXIT Limerick, EVA International 2012, Cork Midsummer Festival, Cork city, 2012, Market Studio Curatorial Award 2012 and the exhibition ; which EU-topia’ 2013; ‘Just in Time’ 2013 with MART, Dublin in association with the Dublin Arts Office at The LAB. Dublin.