7 Apr-8 May
Opening 7 Apr 6.30pm
Phototropism brings together works by 11 contemporary photographers with distinct, diverse, and playful approaches, assembled at The Library Project amongst a growing botanic display that will evolve over a month-long installation.
The exhibition includes the works of Viviane Sassen, Ciarán Óg Arnold, Miriam O’ Connor, Paul Gaffney, Jan Dirk Van Der Burg, Gerry Blake, Saskia Groneberg, Enda Bowe, Ruth van Beek, Eoin Moylan, and Awoiska Van Der Molen. Co-curated by Steven Maybury and Ángel Luis González Fernández.
For more information click on the links below.
‘Ormond Stew’ is influenced by the artistic practices of the members currently residing in Ormond Studios from the perspective of its newest members.
The exhibition examines how practices can exist and influence each other in this artist-led initiative.
It aims to challenge and reflect upon the creative atmosphere in such an environment, and is an experiment meant to encourage conversation and integration among it’s members.
A series of conversations were conducted amongst members in the realizing of the show.
Through the course of these meetings, thematic language and common themes arose that helped shaped the show.
self reflection / self – actualisation / deliberation / a place for contemplation / an integral part to practice*life / shared experiences / sensory submersion / trust in simplicity / definitions are finite / reading not explaining / suggestion / digestion and observation/ Deceitful memory / recreated memories / objects as vehicles of memory / representations of constructed or false realities imaginary situations /
Opening: 7 – 9pm
17 & 18th of September.
All other viewings by appointment.
Studio members Steven Maybury and Helen Mac Mahon will be exhibiting work in Quantum Leap as part of the brilliant Foundation15 in Tullamore. The festival runs from the 10th -25th September with a jam packed programme of art, music and theatre and an educational programme that will run alongside it.
For more information see their website www.foundationartsfestival.com or follow their Facebook page – www.facebook.com/foundationartsfestival?fref=ts
Ormond Studios is delighted to be welcoming two new members – Steven Maybury and Eoin O’Dowd.
Steven Maybury is a Dublin based artist who’s practice investigates the temporality of material. His focus is on our relationship with the temporary as a way to reflect upon the beauty and the energy rooted in the rhythms and cycles of our surroundings, of our consciousness, and of our interrelationships with the world.
The Drawing Suite
Double Speak, RHA 2014.
Eoin O’Dowd uses a variety of media in his practice including paper and video collage and sculpture. “Much of my work lends heavily from an ongoing fascination with mythological narrative and folkloric custom and the use of ceremonial and sacred objects in their relation to modernity. These are experiments attempting to correlate what is perceived as sacred within modern sensibilities. As of late, work has focus on the creative method rather than it’s outcome”.
More examples of Eoin’s work can be found at ingirumimusnochte.wordpress.com
Royal Scots, 2013 (Two from a series of three paper collages)