Artist Talk | Misaligned: Graduate Artists in Residence Grace O’Leary, Clara McSweeney and Chloe-Louise Scanlan at The Darkroom


Artist Talk | Misaligned: Graduate Artists in Residence Grace O'Leary, Clara McSweeney and Chloe-Louise Scanlan at The Darkroom Date/Time
Date(s) - 10/03/2022
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Darkroom





The Darkroom is delighted to host an Artist Talk for our Graduate Artists in Residence Grace O’Leary, Clara McSweeney and Chloe-Louise Scanlan.

Grace, Clara and Chloe were awarded the Graduate Residency in November 2021 and have been working on their projects since then. ‘Misaligned’, their group show, opens on February 22nd and runs until March 11th 2022. The talk is part of their Artist in Residence Programme.

Come join us on Thursday March 10th for a dynamic conversation around their arts practices, projects, inspirations and residency experience. The conversation is moderated by Mella Travers, CEO, Founder & Art Director at The Darkroom.

A bit more about our wonderful residents:

Grace O’Leary is a recent graduate of the National College of Art and Design, with a BA (Hons) in⁠ Printmaking and Critical Cultures. A current studio member of A4sounds, Grace’s practice is⁠ concerned with the built environment that surrounds her which she explores through photographic⁠ processes. Grace recently exhibited at Halftone Print Fair, Photo Ireland (2021), Dublin Modular -⁠ Unit44, (2021) and CItv – Lost and Found, Universal Space, Dublin (2021).⁠

IG: @graceyoleary

Chloe-Louise Scanlan is an Irish visual artist who enjoys combining photography with sculpture, moving image, sound and various art mediums where appropriate. While her work is concerned with social commentary it also deals with self-expression and the celebration of the image as a physical object. Recently, her work has involved the analysis of virtual reality and online identity by looking at how these operate in society. Some of the themes her practice has covered deal with trauma and the alienated mind, urban loneliness, self-representation online and pictorialism. Chloe is a graduate of IADT Photography.

IG: @biteslice_

Clara McSweeney is a graduate of Fine Art Painting and Contemporary Practice at Limerick School of Art and Design. She received the Innovation in Practice award 2020 for her degree show body of work. She is also practising as a visual artist and is an active member of Limerick Print Makers and Miscreating Sculpture Studios Limerick. She was awarded ‘runner-up’ in The Screaming Pope Prize 2021 at K-Fest emerging arts festival and completing a two-month residency in PADA studios and gallery in Barreiro Portugal. She won The Professional Development Award from The Arts Council of Ireland and The Individual Artist Bursary and Grants under the Arts Act from Limerick City and County Council.

IG: @clara_mcsweeney_art


Artist Talk | Misaligned

Graduate Artists in Residence

Grace O’Leary | Clara McSweeney | Chloe-Louise Scanlan

Thursday March 10th | 6.30pm

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