Ormond Studios is delighted to welcome Olivia Normile to the studios as the ‘2018 Ormond Studios Graduate Award Winner’. As part of the award, Olivia will complete a mentored residency at Ormond Studios for the month of September and present a solo exhibition and artists talk in October.
Olivia is a graduate of the ‘Institute of Art, Design and Technology’ (IADT), Dun Laoghaire. Her work explores the space and boundaries between image, object and idea. Surface tensions recur in her work evident through a rough, agitated quality to edges and appearances. She is drawn to materials that only allow her to have a set level of influence over them, while still holding their integrity and traces of their own fabrication. Through combining handmade objects with animated forms of themselves, Olivia attempt to expose an unseen tension and quiet dialogue between the definite and unseen. She captures the motions of making and transforms them into solid ‘stills’, showing lone moments within a process and often creating private environments for these animated moments to exist and survive.