Graduate Residency James Greenway

Graduate Residency No.3

March 2011

We are pleased to announce that James Greenway has commenced his Graduate residency at Ormond Studios.  This residency will culminate with a solo exhibition by the artist on Thursday April 14th 2011.

Opening reception 6-9pm, put it in your diary!

Pacific Overture

A solo exhibition of work by James Greenway, curated by Kevin Kirwan and Martina McDonald.

Opening reception Thursday April 14th, 6pm – 9pm.
Exhibition continues until Sunday April 17th, 12am – 4pm daily.

Ormond Studios presents Pacific Overture, a new body of work by artist James Greenway. Realised through lens based media, found imagery and text, the work explores ideas associated with the Pacific Ocean in light of the recent Japanese Tsunami Disaster. This exhibition is the culmination of a one month long residency undertaken by the artist at Ormond Studios, Dublin having been awarded the Graduate Programme Award in 2010.

James Greenway is a visual artist originally form Cork, now living and working in Dublin. Having graduated from Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork in 2010, Greenway has been awarded the CIT Registrars Development Bursary, The Black Mariah Graduate Award (group show), The ArtTrail Graduate Award (solo show) and the Ormond Studios Graduate Programme Award. Recent shows include ARTISIT? | Dublin, Basic Space, Dublin 8 and Imagin’d Corners, Princes St. Unitarian Church, Cork.


James Greenway (CRAWFORD)

Jubilee II, 2010, digital video still.



Up, 2010, film still.

James Greenway was born in Cork, Ireland in 1985. He recently received a BA (Honours) in Fine Art from the Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork, having also studied at the Listahoskoli Islands Academy of the Arts in Reykjavik, Iceland. As part of the Crawford Degree show he was the recipient of four graduate awards including; CIT Registrars development bursary, The Black Mariah Graduate Award (group show), The Art Trail Graduate Award (solo show), and the office of Public Works Purchase Prize.

His work has appeared in group shows in Cork as part of the Inconclusive collective at Couch Gallery (September 2009) and ‘El Grillo’ at the Dieter Roth Academy in Sedisfjordur Iceland (March 2007).

Greenway’s practice utilizes drawing sculpture and moving image to explore notions of social and cultural happenings within the Irish Landscape. A recent description of his work in the Irish Times said ‘Looking at Greenway’s Images there is a…sense of desolation, the feeling that we are looking not only at the aftermath of a disaster, but a greater moral emptiness and loss.’

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