Graduate Programme

Ormond Studios Graduate Programme

The Ormond Studios Graduate Programme is dedicated to graduate and  emerging artists. It provides a platform for the artists can develop their practice and explore the ideas surrounding it.Each artist is selected on merit of innovative ideas and work that embraces current contemporary ideas.

2016 Graduate Programme

In 2016 Ormond Studios continued to offer support to recent graduates with what is now an annual event in the Ormond calendar, the Graduate Award. Like previous years, the award is an open submission opportunity for 2016 graduates for a peer supported residency and solo exhibition. We were excited to welcome Laura Poff to Ormond studios.

Laura Poff Graduate Residency Award

2015 Graduate Programme

Ormond members continued to offer support to recent graduates with what is now an annual event in the ormond calendar, the Graduate Award. Like previous years, the award is an open submission opportunity for 2015 graduates for a peer supported residency and solo exhibition. We were excited to welcome Camilla Hanney to ormond studios. Camilla responded to the ormond studios and building and created an installation in the project space.

Camilla Hanney Graduate Residency Award

‘Gathering Dust’ Photographs 2015

2014 Graduate Programme 

Ormond members again elected to continue offering support to non member recent graduates through our Graduate Award. The award is an open submission opportunity for 2014 graduates for a peer supported residency and solo exhibition. Again we received a very high standard of submissions and were delighted to welcome Avril Corroon to Ormond and support her in making a new video piece inspired in part by the Ormond building and the Studio’s location in Dublin 1.

 Avril Corroon Graduate Residency Award

‘JUST DO IT’ Opening Photographs 2014

(Avril’s resulting piece Just Do It was nominated for the 2015 PLASTIK award curated by LUX Critical Forum Dublin.)

2013 Graduate Programme 

Ormond Studios decided to continue the programme in 2013 with an open submission opportunity for recent graduates for a residency and solo exhibition. Helen Mac Mahon (DIT) was selected from a strong pool of applications. You can see the fruits of Helen’s residency here:

Helen Mac Mahon graduate residency award

(Following Helen’s residency a membership opportunity of Ormond opened up. Following her successful application Helen Became a full time member between 2013-2016).

2010 Graduate Programme

In 2010 the Ormond Artists selected artists from institutions including Institution ofArt Design and Technology, National College of Art,Design and Dublin Institute of Technology and Crawford College of Art andDesign. The artists selected were offered a one month residency within Ormond Studios with a solo show to mark the end of the residency. The Ormond Studios offered full support towards the artists and offered advice regarding grant applications, exhibition applications, residencies, artists statements, presentation skills, and several other areas that an emerging artist may benefit from. Ormond Studios lent itself to the artists as a discoursive supportive space in which the artists were free to discuss, delevop and test new ideas.The Ormond Studios Graduate Programme commenced with the selection on the artists in June 2010, and the residencies and solo shows rolled out in late 2010 and early 2011.


Neil Carroll (NCAD), Susan Walsh (IADT), Nicholas Dolan (DIT) and James Greenway (Crawford).

Check out all four artists residency work here at Ormond Studios here:

Neil Carroll graduate residency award

Susan Walsh graduate residency award

Nicholas Dolan graduate residency award

James Greenway graduate residency award

Ormond’s 2010 graduate programme was kindly supported by the Arts Council
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