Ormond Studios Supporting Emerging Artists
Ormond Artists are dedicated to supporting each others emerging practices by collaborating on creating and maintaining a vibrant space for dialogue, shared resources and structured feedback. We also work to open up the physical and dialogical space to other artists to share in the rich opportunities this environment provides. As part of our activities of Open Feedback/critique sessions, seminars, Open Studio events and work experience placements, we offer exhibition opportunities *when possible to emerging artists. We consider applications from high calibre emerging artists whose practices we feel could really benefit from using our project space for a short term visual art exhibition/event. Any applications must be of a high standard, clearly communicating a proposal, artist statement, biography and include high quality documentation of previous work.
In 2012 Ormond Studios supported recent graduate Sarah Gordon to realise her solo show Like an Egg Box in our project space gallery and building, with the benefit of curatorial support from Ormond member Amanda Conrad.
In 2013 Ormond Studios supported recent graduate Helen MacMahon to realise debut solo show Lux and Lumen following her graduate studio residency and emerging artist Aileen Murphy to realise her debut solo show Guano Fruit in our project space gallery with technical support, an opening event and PR.
In 2014 Ormond Studios supported recent graduate Avril Carroon to exhibit her new work Just Do It , made during her residency here as part of our Graduate Award. Ormond Studios was also proud to launch Garry Loughlin’s new art photography book ‘Between Spaces’. 2014 was also the year of Ormond Studios 5 year anniversary which we marked by inviting all current and past members to exhibit work in a series of group exhibitions.
We look forward to further supporting emerging art practices in 2015.
*Please note that our exhibition space is used by Ormond members in our daily practices as a dialogue, process and project space and as such is dedicated only to occasional use as a gallery.
View of SarahGordon’s installation during ‘Like An Egg Box’ 2012.