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. 
Website: www.rorymalone.fun
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

Published by Ormond Art Studios

Ormond Art Studios is an artist-led initiative in Dublin city and is a platform for emerging visual artists. It supports the development of arts practice through affordable studio provision, critical discourse and space for events, residencies and exhibitions. The physical studios consists of eight individual artist's spaces along with a separate area that serves as the Project Space. The Project Space offers scope for work on a larger scale, embodied practice and experimentation. It is in this space that feedback sessions, events and exhibitions happen. We believe that critical discourse is hugely beneficial to developing a professional arts practice and essential to a dynamic arts community. Ormond Art Studios encourages members to open up their practise to peer critique and facilitates lively feedback sessions, residencies, and information/skills sharing initiatives. We believe in collaboration and connect with other creative initiatives to develop a network of support for artist‐led endeavours in Dublin and beyond. For more information please contact us at ormondartists@gmail.com Ormond Art Studios is kindly supported by the Arts Council of Ireland.

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