Olivia Normile | St. Patrick’s Park Lodge | Dublin City Arts Office Residency

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This month we welcome Olivia Normile back to the studio following a 3 month residency on the grounds of St. Patrick’s Park with Dublin City Arts Office. During the residency she explored the performative details in her work through interpretive scoring and sculptural ‘props’.

Conor Nolan | Boon Art Exhibition | Studio 39 Launch

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Upcoming exhibition featuring new work from Conor Nolan!

Boon” is an art exhibition and celebration of the birth of a new creative space in Dublin called Studio 39.

Boon: noun (usually singular) something that is very helpful and improves the quality of life.

eg: the route will be a boon to many travellers

“Boon” is a celebration of the birth of a new creative space in Dublin called Studio 39. The exhibition will open on September 5th at 6pm at 39 Clanbrassil Street. The show which is curated by Kurb Junki will showcase 17 artists from different disciplines. The show will also run from September 6th to September 8th.

Info and registration for free tickets here.

DEIRDRE BRENNAN | PORTRAIT OF HUMANITY BOOK | BJP ONLINE

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Congratulations again to Deirdre Brennan for being selected to be published in the Portrait of Humanity book.

Portrait of Humanity is a new global initiative by 1854 Media, publisher of British Journal of Photography, in partnership with Magnum Photos. Portrait of Humanity serves as a timely reminder, that despite our many differences, we are able to unite as a global community through the power of photography, to create one of the greatest collaborative photography exhibitions in history.

Alex Keatinge | Graduate Residency Award Winner 2019

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Congratulations to Alex Keatinge who has been selected to receive our Graduate Residency Award for this coming September. Alex will receive a studio residency and peer mentoring in Ormond Art Studios for the month and all of this will culminate in a solo exhibition in the Ormond Art Studios Project Space.

Alex says: “My practice is concerned with the intimate space of the body – its oddities,
sensations and discomfort. My work begins at the boundary of the skin with the
curiosity in mind of how the body reacts when it encounters another body or object.
Through the creation of tactile objects and photographs that invite a bodily response,
I investigate the gap between person and object, the hand and the artwork.
Oftentimes my work is about exaggerating this gap in order to explore how
something can be both familiar and strange at the same time and how this can also
apply to the body. By using a method of reform and remove, I create works that pace
the line between knowingness and uncertainty.

We are so excited to share the studios with Alex and can’t wait to see what she does with her time here! Watch this space!

Deirdre Brennan | Moscow International Foto Awards

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Studio Member Deirdre Brennan’s portrait of John Byrne and his dogs was awarded bronze in the Fine Art Portrait Category of The Moscow International Foto Awards.
The exhibition will take place at the Moscow Photocenter from Wednesday 19th of June till Sunday 23rd of June.
This portrait is from Deirdre’s long term photography project “Following Ulysses” and is a testament to John’s resilience on the streets of Dublin and his love of animals.
Congratulations Deirdre!

Conor Nolan | Dog Days Zine

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Dog Days was made my member Conor Nolan as an experimental personal project earlier this year. The book was conceived during a period of creative block at the end of 2018, when walking his dog served as a release from creative frustration for Nolan. The 16-page risograph printed book uses simple sequencing, isolation of elements such as houses and trees, and interaction between the two main characters (Nolan and his dog Bert) as a way to set the scene of a quiet suburban night’s walk. Published by Damn Fine Print.

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Cara Farnan |Platform Group Exhibition | Draiocht Blanchardstown

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Upcoming! PLATFORM 2019 featuring work from member Cara Farnan.

GROUP presents new work by Victoria J Dean, Sarah Farrell, Cara Farnan, Anna Hryniewicz, Riin Kaljurand and Éanna Mac Cana.
Ground Floor Gallery. Curated by Sharon Murphy.

The exhibition opens on Thursday 20 June 2019 from 7.30pm – 9pm
and continues until 31 August 2019

Full details can be found here.

Deirdre Brennan | Prayers & Protests | American Photography Selection

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Congratulations to Deirdre Brennan whose photos from the series ‘Prayers & Protests’ have been selected to be published in the American Photography annual photobook!

“American Photography the leading hardcover, juried annual presents the best images by established and emerging photographers selected by an outstanding jury from thousands of entries. Regarded by creative professionals as the “books of record” and best sources for today’s top image-makers. See the winning collection of images here.

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Deirdre says: “The pictures are from my story “Prayers & Protests” looking at the protests that surrounded the papal visit and those who welcomed Pope Francis to Ireland.”