The title of this Solo exhibition is A Longing and the artist is Carol O’ Connor.
This show is the culmination of 2 years work and reflects my view of the broad and accelerating changes both my own personal world and also in the world in general. Color plays a pivotal role in reflecting desires, fantasies and hope. Real and fantasy worlds collide in an effort to evaluate and draw some meaning from a chaotic world. Most of the show consists of small paintings 25x30cms and 10 drawings of a similar size. The spaces required vary and as there are over 20 finished pieces they can function in a small or large space. So far i have shows in signal arts centre Bray, Dunamaise arts centre in Portlaoise and Avenue Road Gallery in Dublin. There is now catalogue for the show just a list of titles and prices.
With the show in portlaoise I will be conducting a workshop and brief talk as part of their outreach programme and for Avenue road Gallery there will be a talk about the work.
- Dunamaise Arts Centre Portlaoise 16 feb-16 march 2013.
- Avenue Rd Gallery Dublin, 7-15 June 2013
- Toradh Gallery Duleek, 2 person show with Mette Roche, 30 July 2013
My contact details are as follows:
Carol O’ Connor, 12 reask drive, Navan, Co. Meath
E: firstname.lastname@example.org | 0863274962.
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Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford County Council and the Arts Council have announced that visual artist Sibyl Montague is the recipient of the seventh annual Emerging Visual Artist Award.
The initiative supports promising visual artists in Ireland by providing a monetary prize of €5,000 and a solo exhibition at Wexford Arts Centre. This award is aimed at recognising and supporting the development of committed emerging artists, in kick starting their career and achieving professional recognition. As such, it achieves a core remit of Wexford County Council’s arts strategy by providing professional development supports to emerging artists. Following a national open competition selection process, Montague was selected from over one hundred and twenty submissions received. The submissions were assessed by an independent selection panel, all of which had appropriate expertise in the visual arts.
As the recipient of the award, Montague will be required to create a new body of work during the period of January - December 2013, which will be exhibited at Wexford Arts Centre during January 2014.
For the exhibition at Wexford Arts Centre, Montague will create new work specifically responding to the architecture of the galleries, whilst continuing to re-examine notions of formlessness within different modes of production and media. Engaging an open and experimental approach to making that underlines the performative and durational attributes of formlessness, her aim is to extend her practice to include a live audio/visual element.
Sibyl Montague lives and works in London, and completed an MA in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and Design in 2011. Recent exhibitions include Arm around You (solo), Oriel Davies, Wales, 2012; Domestic Temples 2, Clifford Chance, Canary Wharf, London, UK, 2012; Re-animate, Oriel Davies, Wales, UK, 2010; and George Polke, London, UK, 2008. Montague’s work has also been commissioned for the collection of the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), Tazmania. She was shortlisted for the Red Mansion Award in 2012 and other awards include winner of Re-Animate, Oriel Davies Wales in 2010 and emerging artist at Claremorris Open in 2007 which was selected by Ingrid Swenson, PEER, London.
The Centre for Contemporary Art, Derry received over 100 applications from 12 different countries for their inaugural annual commissioning programme, Production Ireland. After careful deliberation, the jury, consisting of Locky Morris, Paul O’Neill, and Emily Pethick, selected Lee Welch, from a shortlist prepared by Co-Directors Aileen Burns and Johan Lundh. Welch’s solo exhibition at CCA will open in November of this year and run until early 2013. This first commission has been made possible through the generous support of Arts & Business NI, Caldwell & Robinson Solicitors, and The Arts Council of Northern Ireland. This years shortlisted artists, duos and groups were: Ciarán Ó Dochartaigh, Christine Mackey, Bea McMahon, Conal McStravick, Megs Morley and Tom Flanagan, and Work Head (Jason Dunne, David Eager Maher, Sam Keogh, Joseph Noonan Ganley, Marcel Vidal, and Francis Wasser).
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