Final Day for Studio Applications

Today – Friday 20th of November – is the deadline for applications for new studio memberships! We have two spaces coming available; one from the start of December and one from mid-December.

Members have access to shared studio equipment and use of the Ormond Project Space, as well as taking on a role in the running of the studios. Personal spaces are roughly 2 x 2.25 metres. Currently, all members have access to the space 3-4 days per week to comply with current social distancing guidelines. Rent is €145 per month, including utilities.

Expressions of interest in joining an artist-led studio space should be sent to ⠀

Applications should contain:⠀
1. CV (2 pages max)⠀
2. Letter of interest articulating your reasons for wanting to join an artist-run space (300 words max)⠀
3. Max of 10 images of work/links to moving image works/website.⠀

Deadline for applications: Friday 20th of November at Midnight⠀
If you have previously applied for a space or residency and are still interested you will need to apply again.
If you’ve any questions please send us a message!

Ormond Art Studios Online Graduate Residency Award Talks 2020

Held online this year, Ormond Art Studios is hosting an hour long series of talks from some of the BA graduates of 2020. The artists who will be sharing their work are our graduate resident awardee, Luke van Gelderen, and our two shortlisted applicants, Lana May Fleming and Rory Malone. 

This is a free event that will be held over zoom, 26th November 2020, 18:00 – 19:00.
Tickets are available here via Eventbrite.

Information on the artists

Luke van Gelderen is a visual artist based in Dublin. He is a 2020 graduate of Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design + Technology’s BA Art Programme and was an Erasmus student in Iceland’s University of the Arts, BA Fine Art Programme. His practice encompasses video, performance and sculpture, focusing on how digital image cultures are performed in ways that alter memory and the self. He participated in The Personal, The Policial and The Poetic, an intensive workshop with the performance artist Franko B and the 2020 IMMA Summer School Art and Politics #2 Statecraft. Luke has exhibited in Rua Red, Pallas Projects/Studios, Claremorris Open Exhibition, Hafnarborg (The Hafnarfjördur Centre of Culture and Fine Art), Iceland and the IAA Dublin Control Tower for Fingal Culture Night (2019). He was awarded the Rua Red Art Prize in 2018’s Winter OPen Resulting in a solo show (My Activity) in the gallery in 2019. His piece Chatroulette included a live stream performance as part of a solo show in K4 Galleri, Oslo Art Weekend, 2019. 

Luke is the recipient of the Ormond Art Studios Graduate Award (2020), culminating in a virtual solo show due to Covid-19 restrictions. He is a co-founder of cruxx.project, an experimental curatorial platform inspired by a ring-fort in South Dublin that seeks to expand strategies for the dual presentation of work in both the physical and virtual environment. In 2021 he will take up a 3 month internship in Aldea, (Centre for Contemporary Art, Design and Technology) Bergen, Norway. 
Instagram: @lukevangelderen

Rory Malone is a visual artist who lives and works out of Dublin Ireland.Within his practice Malone looks at the margin between science and the human. Through adding poetics to scientific and industrial practices and processes Malone imbues them with a new element of interaction. This process unlocks the many cultural, social, and spiritual dimensions that these tools, practices and experiments hold. 
Instagram: @rory_malone

Artwork in picture:  Polariser 

Lana May Fleming is a visual artist with a focus on installation, video, sculptural and performative practices. Lana is a recent graduate of Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design + Technology’s BA Art Programme where she received a first class honours. In her work scenarios are created drawing a blurred line of familiarity in re-imaginations of the mundane and fantastical. To eat is to feel satisfied, to hunger is to seek satisfaction. This starving of desires often culminates in the personification of food. Her work animates symbolic chimaeras of food products and producised women. Bodily forms transgress from clay to screen; as both the objects and the body are performed their separation becomes blurred, mirrored in food grooming and beauty grooming alike, we are grown to be appealing. 

Currently Lana is a co-curator of cruxx.project created by graduates of IADT which will host both physical and digital airings of work otherwise unseen due to Covid-19. 
Instagram: @lanamayfleming

Luke van Gelderen | Cruxx.Project

cruxx.project is a two step physical and digital airing of work shaped through COVID-19 by eight recently graduated artists from Dun Laoghaire Institute Of Art Design and Technology, and featuring our Graduate Award Residency recipient Luke van Gelderen. After the loss of their graduate showcase, cruxx.project aims to provide a platform in which to take a step back and re-imagine the experience of artwork in a post-covid world. Isolation has brought to light artists reliance on institutions and cruxx.project allows for an experience of a sense of possibility. The project acts a center point bringing together a network of artists, providing a situation where idea’s become centralised.

Further details on the project and its physical airing this coming Sunday at Rathmichael Ringfort can be found here.

Luke van Galderen | Graduate Award Residency Recipient 2020

Luke van Gelderen — IADT On Show 2020

We are delighted to announce that Luke van Gelderen is the 2020 recipient of our Graduate Residency Award! We are looking forward to sharing the studio with Luke and can’t wait to see what work he makes while with us!

Deirdre Brennan | Moscow International Foto Awards 2020


Deirdre Brennan has received an Honourable Mention at this year’s Moscow International Foto Awards for the above image.

The photograph is from Deirdre’s ‘Following Ulysses’ project which utilises the map and structure of James Joyce’s novel to consider politics, race and class in modern Dublin. Bloomsday celebrates Thursday 16 June 1904, the day depicted in the novel. The day is named after Leopold Bloom, the central character in Ulysses.

Meet The Artist: Clare Lyons

Ormond Art Studios are pleased to present the first of a new video series ‘Meet The Artist’. The series will give you all a chance to get a better idea and develop a deeper understanding of both the studio artists’ practices and the importance of  artist run creative spaces.

Clare Lyons is the first up to discuss her projects past and present, and just how important Ormond Art Studios is to her.

Huge thanks to Ellie Berry for filming. More to come!

100 Views of Contemporary Ireland | Ellie Berry & Clare Lyons



Opening this week! ‘100 Views of Contemporary Ireland’ exhibition featuring Ellie Berry and Clare Lyons.

“Presented as part of St. Patrick’s Festival to mark the first decade of PhotoIreland, The Library Project brings together 100 Views of Contemporary Ireland, a collection of photographs by 100 contemporary photographers from Ireland.”

Opening this Thursday the 12th at The Library Project in Temple Bar.

More information can be found here.

March Updates | Bronagh Lee, Conor Nolan & Olivia Normile


Bronagh Lee – Project Residency Award recipient

In March we welcome Bronagh Lee to the studio as the first recipient of our 3 month Project Residency Award. Bronagh is an artist/illustrator and we are so excited to share the space with her! Watch this space for more updates from Bronagh as the residency progresses!

Conor Nolan – Basic Space Artist Residency 2020 at Void Gallery Saskatoon, Canada

The month of March sees Conor Nolan begin a month long residency at Void Gallery in Saskatoon, Canada in collaboration with Basic Space. We wish Conor the best of luck with this great opportunity and look forward to seeing the work he makes whilst over there!

Olivia Normile – Liminal Entities

On the 6th March, a group show ‘Liminal Entities’ featuring Olivia will open at the Galway Arts Centre. The show also features work from former member Hazel Egan and is curated by Rita McMahon. Olivia has been working really hard toward this exhibition so we know its one not to be missed!


REMINDER: Clare Lyons | Life in Still Life, OPW State Art Collection Touring Exhibition | Phoenix Park Visitor Centre


Clare Lyons whose print ‘bouquet’ which is held in the OPW State Art Collection will be featuring in this year’s North South joint touring exhibition with OPW and Department of Finance, Belfast (DoF) which is focusing on the theme of Still Life. It is entitled ‘Life in Still Life’ and has been curated by a group of 5 art educators from Northern Ireland who belong to the Association of Art & Design Education.

The Dublin leg of this touring exhibition opens this month, on the 24th of January at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre alongside over 50 more works from the collection.

You can find more details about the exhibition here.