Preview: Pallas Projects, Thursday 17th June, 5-8pm
As part of the Ark Life project Pallas Projects presents the Workshop Exhibition with Celina Muldoon. This exhibit showcases the fantastic wearable sculptures, props, costumes and banners created by pupils in St Brigid’s, The Coombe and Dublin Steiner School over 8 weeks of workshops with Celina Muldoon.
A very special thanks to collaborating artist Paul Murnaghan for composing the Ark Life soundtrack featured in the workshops and exhibition; and to Larry from Dolphin’s Barn Canal Biodiversity and Clean-Up Group, and Robert Emmet CDP Beekeeper, Anthony Freeman O’ Brien, for sharing their knowledge with pupils during workshops to inspire their wearable sculptures.
Ark Life is a major community-focused artist-led programme celebrating biodiversity in Dublin City through 2021/22.
The multifaceted project is centred around a new commission by artist Celina Muldoon, initiated by Pallas Projects and funded by the Arts Council, and involves a series of online and real-world workshops, in collaboration with local schools and community groups, culminating in a – now postponed – celebratory parade linking green spaces in Dublin 8. The Ark Life parade will invite participants to celebrate biodiversity in the city, featuring wearable sculptures created through the workshop programme, and performed to a new score composed by collaborating artist Paul Murnaghan.
About the Artists
Celina Muldoon is an artist based in Northwest Ireland. Research projects include collaboration with the dept. of Neuroscience in Trinity College Dublin which has been funded by the Arts Council 2020 Visual Arts Bursary. She has exhibited nationally, and internationally in Bushwick Studios N.Y., Cyberarts Gallery, Boston and with Craw festival Berlin. Her major multi-disciplinary work SIRENS has been funded by the Next Generation Award and the Artist in the Community Scheme Award from the Arts Council. Selected exhibitions include SIRENS for Live Collision, Dublin, 2019, SIRENS III solo exhibition in Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin, 2019 and SIRENS IV in Futures: Series 3; Episode 3, R.H.A. Dublin, 2019. She has completed residencies in Cowhouse Studios and Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annamakerrig. Her practice was selected as Temple Bar Gallery Artist in residence in St. Vincent’s Primary School, Dublin supported by The Central Bank.
Paul Murnaghan is an artist based in Dublin. Solo exhibitions include, ‘All mountains are moving’ at Limerick City Gallery of Art and ‘Penumbra’ at The Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin. His practice takes many forms, including the 3rd Biennial of International Video Art at The Hong-Gah Museum in Taiwan and MOPE (performance) at The Kunsti Museum of Modern Art in Finland. He has released several recordings under the moniker ‘WolloW’ and he was commissioned by Channel 4 in London to create a video/sound work for the art show ‘Random Acts’. Between 2000 and 2012 he curated approximately thirty exhibitions in Ireland. Murnaghan is a recipient of several Arts Council Awards and has been a resident artist at The International Studio & Curatorial Program in Brooklyn, New York and Platform, Finland. He has exhibited extensively, including numerous international group shows, with solo exhibitions in Finland, Estonia, Germany, United States and Ireland.
Pallas Projects/Studios is funded by The Arts Council