New Studio Members: Aoife Herrity & Mary Kervick

In the summer of 2022 we had two new artists joining the studio – Aoife Herrity and Mary Kervick.

Aoife Herrity

From the series Sleeping Dogs Lie

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

Photograph by Louis Haugh

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.

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 Ormond Art Studios is kindly supported by the Arts Council of Ireland.

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