Sarah Edmondson

"Performing A Translation" at the Project Space in Ormond Studios, Dublin, 25th - 28th May 2017 by Dorota Borowa

Performing A Translation Ormond Studios

AsWeMaySink, Dorota Borowa, Chloe Brenan, Claire Burke, Niamh Coffey, Sarah Edmondson, Hazel Egan, Kieran Gallagher

Performing a Translation is the first exhibition of work by current members of Ormond Studios since its relocation. ‘Translation’ is a term used in geometry to describe a function that moves an object a certain distance. The object is not altered in any other way. It is not rotated, reflected or re-sized. In a translation, every point of the object must be moved in the same direction and for the same distance.

In moving from No. 6 to No. 4 Ormond Quay, Ormond Studios have performed this translation, preserving the studio as a nucleus of art-making, a place to translate, test and transform ideas. Works reflect on this geometric term in an expanded sense, interpreting translation more broadly as a paradigm of mediation that includes aesthetic, political, topographical and intertextual transformations.

This exhibition is held in conjunction with Bealtaine Festival 2017.

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Documentation courtesy of  Kate-Bowe O'Brien .

Documentation courtesy of Kate-Bowe O'Brien.

Artist Talks: Nollaig Molloy, Dorota Borowa, Sarah Edmondson by Dorota Borowa

Nollaig Molloy, 'Stye in your Eye' (clay from Lecarrow, Co. Roscommon). Material Witness (2016), Roscommon Arts Centre

Nollaig Molloy, 'Stye in your Eye' (clay from Lecarrow, Co. Roscommon). Material Witness (2016), Roscommon Arts Centre

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.
www.nollaigmolloy.com

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.
www.sarah-edmondson.com

Wayward Fruit Tree at Ormond Studios, Dublin by Dorota Borowa

Wayward Fruit Tree Ormond Studios

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.