Luke van Gelderen | Cruxx.Project

cruxx.project is a two step physical and digital airing of work shaped through COVID-19 by eight recently graduated artists from Dun Laoghaire Institute Of Art Design and Technology, and featuring our Graduate Award Residency recipient Luke van Gelderen. After the loss of their graduate showcase, cruxx.project aims to provide a platform in which to take a step back and re-imagine the experience of artwork in a post-covid world. Isolation has brought to light artists reliance on institutions and cruxx.project allows for an experience of a sense of possibility. The project acts a center point bringing together a network of artists, providing a situation where idea’s become centralised.

Further details on the project and its physical airing this coming Sunday at Rathmichael Ringfort can be found here.

Luke van Galderen | Graduate Award Residency Recipient 2020

Luke van Gelderen — IADT On Show 2020

We are delighted to announce that Luke van Gelderen is the 2020 recipient of our Graduate Residency Award! We are looking forward to sharing the studio with Luke and can’t wait to see what work he makes while with us!

Deirdre Brennan | Moscow International Foto Awards 2020


Deirdre Brennan has received an Honourable Mention at this year’s Moscow International Foto Awards for the above image.

The photograph is from Deirdre’s ‘Following Ulysses’ project which utilises the map and structure of James Joyce’s novel to consider politics, race and class in modern Dublin. Bloomsday celebrates Thursday 16 June 1904, the day depicted in the novel. The day is named after Leopold Bloom, the central character in Ulysses.

Meet The Artist: Clare Lyons

Ormond Art Studios are pleased to present the first of a new video series ‘Meet The Artist’. The series will give you all a chance to get a better idea and develop a deeper understanding of both the studio artists’ practices and the importance of  artist run creative spaces.

Clare Lyons is the first up to discuss her projects past and present, and just how important Ormond Art Studios is to her.

Huge thanks to Ellie Berry for filming. More to come!

100 Views of Contemporary Ireland | Ellie Berry & Clare Lyons



Opening this week! ‘100 Views of Contemporary Ireland’ exhibition featuring Ellie Berry and Clare Lyons.

“Presented as part of St. Patrick’s Festival to mark the first decade of PhotoIreland, The Library Project brings together 100 Views of Contemporary Ireland, a collection of photographs by 100 contemporary photographers from Ireland.”

Opening this Thursday the 12th at The Library Project in Temple Bar.

More information can be found here.

March Updates | Bronagh Lee, Conor Nolan & Olivia Normile


Bronagh Lee – Project Residency Award recipient

In March we welcome Bronagh Lee to the studio as the first recipient of our 3 month Project Residency Award. Bronagh is an artist/illustrator and we are so excited to share the space with her! Watch this space for more updates from Bronagh as the residency progresses!

Conor Nolan – Basic Space Artist Residency 2020 at Void Gallery Saskatoon, Canada

The month of March sees Conor Nolan begin a month long residency at Void Gallery in Saskatoon, Canada in collaboration with Basic Space. We wish Conor the best of luck with this great opportunity and look forward to seeing the work he makes whilst over there!

Olivia Normile – Liminal Entities

On the 6th March, a group show ‘Liminal Entities’ featuring Olivia will open at the Galway Arts Centre. The show also features work from former member Hazel Egan and is curated by Rita McMahon. Olivia has been working really hard toward this exhibition so we know its one not to be missed!


REMINDER: Clare Lyons | Life in Still Life, OPW State Art Collection Touring Exhibition | Phoenix Park Visitor Centre


Clare Lyons whose print ‘bouquet’ which is held in the OPW State Art Collection will be featuring in this year’s North South joint touring exhibition with OPW and Department of Finance, Belfast (DoF) which is focusing on the theme of Still Life. It is entitled ‘Life in Still Life’ and has been curated by a group of 5 art educators from Northern Ireland who belong to the Association of Art & Design Education.

The Dublin leg of this touring exhibition opens this month, on the 24th of January at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre alongside over 50 more works from the collection.

You can find more details about the exhibition here.

Conor Nolan | Basic Space Artist Residency 2020 | VOID Gallery Saskatoon, Canada

Huge congratulations to Conor Nolan who is the recipient of this year’s Basic Space Artist Residency!

Conor will head off to VOID Gallery in Saskatoon, Canada for the month of March to facilitate zine making workshops and produce work in their amazing print studio. We are so delighted for Conor receiving this great opportunity and really look forward to see how he gets on.

Watch this space!

In The Making: Ormond Art Studios 10 Year Anniversary Exhibition

A huge thank you to everyone who joined us last Thursday to celebrate the launch of our 10 year anniversary exhibition “In The Making”! It was a great night, and we were so happy to see so many friendly faces!

Thank you again to all at the Dublin Civic Trust for letting us host for the weekend in their beautifully renovated building, to all members of the studio for their hard work putting this show together, and finally to Richard Harvey for these fantastic photos on the launch night!

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