"Touching the Moon" series at the show "The Eagle Has Landed: Apollo 11 - next step - Berlin edition" /
Join the new space of the Ormond Studios at 4 Ormond Quay for an evening of presentations and discussion with three emerging artists. Nollaig Molloy, an artist based in the west of Ireland, along with Dorota Borowa and Sarah Edmondson from Ormond Studios, will share their work and talk about their practice.
Due to limited capacity, please let us know if you would like to attend.
Nollaig Molloy is an multi-disciplinary visual artist based between Leitrim and Roscommon. Graduating in 2012 from National College of Art and Design, Dublin receiving a BA (Hons) History of Art and Fine Art, Sculpture her practice includes drawing, video and site specific sculptural installation. Her work derives from a fascination with the material-to-hand and objects of necessity, through modes of in depth research and engagement with environments and people from local communities. She explores the perception of the everyday and essences of material. Focusing on the interplay between material, people and their surroundings drawing from spatial and material site specificity. She examines processes and techniques of traditional craft, incorporating it within contemporary art.
Molloy's recent solo exhibition 'Material Witness' , Roscommon Arts centre, Roscommon, 2016, other exhibitions include 'hɛkəl~s', TACTIC Cork, Cork City, 2015 and 'HERE/NOW' as part of Boyle Arts Festival, Roscommon 2014. She is a recipient of the CREATE Artist in the Community Scheme, Research and Development Award Mentoring 2015 with mentor Gareth Kennedy.
Dorota Borowa is a Polish artist based in Dublin. Dorota received her MFA from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. She works with painting, drawing, collage, video and photography. Borowa has participated in many solo and group exhibitions in Poland but also in Hungary, Lithuania and Norway and recently in Ireland. She has been awarded a number of Artist In Residency Programs (last residency in Cill Rialaig in Ballinskelligs, Ireland 2015) and also has been longlisted for the 2016 Aesthetica Art Prize.
Dorota works across the range of media including painting, drawing, collage, video and photography. The process of painting has become the starting point for all her recent works and her techniques reflect her works which straddle between reality and abstraction and the fallibility of human memory.
Sarah Edmondson is a Dublin based artist, originally from Waterford. She graduated from the National College of Art and Design with a BA (Hons) Art and Design Education, 2012 and from University College Cork, BA (Hons) History of Art and Sociology, 2007.
Sarah uses many mediums in her work in order to explore a variety of different concepts and themes including paint, photography, image transfers, cardboard construction, found objects, stop motion animation and digital film. In her work there is often an interest in space and the occupation or desolation of that space. She looks at our (humans) relationship with objects and how the arrangement of these objects can be used to initiate a personal response or create a narrative. Her installation pieces aim to question the validity of certain information presented to us by the media or the state, including cultural institutions and the education system. She confronts the viewer with fictitious information or scenarios in order to highlight the ambiguity of our learned reality.
Dorota Borowa, Chloe Brenan, Niamh Coffey, Nessa Darcy, Sarah Edmondson, Kieran Gallagher, Mary-Jo Gilligan, Jessica Kelly, Helen Mac Mahon and Keshet Zur
Preview 15th of September 2016, 6-8pm
Culture Night 16th of September 2016, 5-11pm
Saturday 17th of September 2016, 2-5pm
Do the books that writers don't write matter? It's easy to forget them, to assume the apocryphal bibliography must contain nothing but bad ideas, just abandoned projects, embarrassing first thoughts. It needn't be so: first thoughts are often best, cheeringly rehabilitated by third thoughts after they've been loured at by seconds. Besides, an idea isn't always abandoned because it fails some quality control test. The imagination doesn't crop annually like a reliable fruit tree. The writer has to gather whatever's there: sometimes too much, sometimes too little, sometimes nothing at all.
And in the years of glut there is always a slatted wooden tray in some cool, dark attic, which the writer nervously visits from time to time; and yes, oh dear, while he's been hard at work downstairs, up in the attic there are puckering skins, warning spots, a sudden brown collapse and the sprouting snowflakes. What can he do about it? Julian Barnes, Flaubert's Parrot
Wayward Fruit Tree is an exhibition of work by current and past members of Ormond Studios, an artist-led space in Dublin City. Taking the above literary notion of the "reliable fruit tree" as a metaphor for artistic output, the collection of works on display reflect on this nature of art making, specifically the negotiation and communication of ideas within the context of an ongoing artistic practice. Some of the artworks represent ideas as they are in the midst of taking shape, somewhere between conception and fruition. Others are earlier works that were not exhibited publicly at the time of their making, but rather served as springboards for other thoughts. In assembling these kinds of works alongside other recently completed pieces, the exhibition hopes to articulate something of the plurality of timings and rhythms specific to each maker's practice in their shared context of a collectively run space.
Room 5 is an artists led initiative to showcase the works of local artist from the greater Lucan area. The exhibition titled Lucart was a part of Lucan Festival.
Dorota Borowa has been longlisted out of over 3,000 entries from artists working in 67 countries worldwide for the ninth Aesthetica Art Prize. The longlist comprises 90 artists working in a range of media, whose selected pieces are published in the Aesthetica Art Prize Annual: Future Now 2016.
Hosted by Aesthetica Magazine, an international art and culture publication with a global readership of 311,000, the prize is a major annual event for British and international artists. The award presents a platform for creatives to engage with a wider audience through the publication, and it also hosts an exhibition for 10 shortlisted artists at York St Mary’s, York, UK, from 14 April to 29 May. Images of the longlisted works will also be shown on monitors in the gallery.
The book Future Now enables readers to explore the 100 captivating projects from the shortlist and longlist through images and artists’ statements. A series of critical essays also feature, offering contextualisation in mapping current trends in today’s visual culture. We hear from John Keane, Artist and Aesthetica Main Prize Winner in 2015; Sarah Coulson, Curator at Yorkshire Sculpture Park; Vanessa Corby, Senior Lecturer, Fine Art, at York St John University, and Chris Littlewood, Photography Director at Flowers Gallery.
Cherie Federico, Director of the Aesthetica Art Prize says: “We are thrilled with this year’s selection, which offers a window onto cutting-edge practice from around the world. The works explore how we inhabit the earth and engage with some of today’s most pressing topics, from ecological concerns to transitions in urbanisation and developments in technology.”