Sinéad Brennan

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Sinéad Brennan (b.1989) is a glass artist and art educator. She graduated from the National College of Art and Design in Dublin in 2012 with a BA (Hons) in Art and Design History and Craft Design and went on to receive a Professional Diploma in Art and Design Education from NCAD in 2014. Sinéad serves as Education Officer on the Board of the Glass Society of Ireland and is Co-founder of Glint Glass Studio, an open access glass workshop in Dublin. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally. Recent exhibitions include Ireland Glass Biennale 2019 (Dublin), Back On Tour (Coburg, 2020) and Glass Meet The Future, Film Festiva (2020). Her work is part of public and private collections, including the Irish State Art Collection. Awards include, The 2019 RDS Craft Award and The Design and Craft Council of Ireland 2018 Future Makers Studio Support Award. Sinéad’s work has evolved through her research of how women’s positions in Western society have been constructed through concepts of female empowerment, objectification and suppression. In order to contextualise these ideas in her work she has collected iconography, symbolism and text materials that denote specific male and female roles within society. This material has been utilised by amalgamating or juxtaposing the male and female elements of weaponry and cosmetics as a metaphor for equalising male and female power.

Charming Woman Dangerously Attractive. Credit: Philip Lauterbac
A Game Of Power And Control. Credit: Philip Lauterbac
Keep Her Where She Belongs. Credit:Philip Lauterbach
An upward glance a spirit of mischief a come hither look. Credit Philip Lauterbec
For You Who Love To Flirt With Fire... Who Dare To Skate On Thin Ice. Credit: Philio Lauterbach

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