Visual Artists Café – Kiera O’Toole & Miguel Martin (NI)
At our weekly Visual Artists Café on Tuesday the 16th of June, we were joined by artists Kiera O’Toole and Miguel Martin.
Dublin born, Kiera O’Toole is an independent artist with a studio in The Model in Sligo since 2016 and is a current PhD Doctoral Researcher at Loughborough University UK. O’Toole is concerned with how humans experience the everyday world and in particular the natural world. Her drawing practice deeply considers the atmospheric, material, temporal and corporeal aspects of human experience as a way to pay attention to the here and now. O’Toole’s practice is released both inside and outside the gallery space: site-responsive drawing, contemporary drawing, public art, digital media, installation and sculpture.
Miguel Martin, who lives and works in Hastings, England, completed his BA in Fine Art at the University of Ulster in 2008. He has exhibited his work both locally and internationally in group exhibitions at galleries such as Pallas Projects, Dublin (2018); Visual, Carlow (2017); and Trinity Buoy Wharf, London (2019/2020). His recent exhibition ‘Fire In The Middle’ at the Naughton Gallery at Queen’s, was a site-specific installation that incorporated moving image, photographic, and sculptural works that cross-reference autobiographical elements with science fiction and uncanny cartographies.