In the summer of 2022 we had two new artists joining the studio – Aoife Herrity and Mary Kervick.
Aoife Herrity is a visual artist born and based in Dublin. She works predominantly with lens-
based media and the written word. Her central concerns are led by the prevalence of insidious
trauma and the dilemma of its visualisation. Current interests look at dissociation and
psychological responses to physical space. Herrity’s series Sleeping Dogs Lie relates to
developmental and interpersonal trauma, specifically implicit memory and the freeze response.
In 2021 Herrity was nominated by PhotoIreland as part of the Futures Photography European
Platform. In the same year, she was a recipient of the Irish Arts Council Agility Award. Herrity’s
work is exhibited regularly in Ireland and internationally. Her work is held in the permanent
collections of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the Office of Public Works. Herrity holds
an MFA in Photography from Ulster University and is an associate lecturer at IADT Dun
Mary Kervick is a visual artist based in Dublin, Ireland. She recently graduated with a joint degree in Fine Art Painting and Visual Culture from the National College of Art & Design. Mary’s artistic practice involves drawing, painting and performance. Her work is preoccupied with issues of categorisation, classification, and the attendant result in the order of the world. Her most recent body of work focused on the order of the world as it activated in competitive arenas, in the ordering of the body in space, and in the spectacle of sport. She is currently making new work through support from the Arts Council Agility Award 2022.