January 31 – February 22, 2019
The Gallery, Burren College of Art, Newtown Castle, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare.
Opening Reception on Thursday January 31st, 6-8pm
Burren College of Art will to host Interplay, an exhibition of work by our 2018 Emerging Irish Artist Residency Award recipients: Conor Coady, Phoebe McDonogh, Matthew Mitchell, and Olivia Normile.
Interplay features a display of each artist’s explorations and pursuits of the multidimensional facets around their direct environment. Through the extraction of hidden qualities and processes in physical responses, these actions result in the creation of a collective visual dialogue and language.
The Emerging Irish Artist Residency Award is an annual award offered by the Burren College of Art in conjunction with artist-led gallery G126 in Galway. Each year four emerging Irish artists are selected from an open submission and given the opportunity for a focused period of producing work during a one-month residency at BCA.
This group of artists then work collaboratively with G126 to produce a large scale show that takes place in both galleries at a later date. EIARA started in 2014 during the Burren College of Art’s 20 year celebrations, and was conceived as a way of discovering and supporting emerging talent in Ireland’s contemporary art scene.
Find more details here.
Meet the artists:
Conor Coady (in collaboration with Grace McEvoy)
Conor Coady is an Irish visual and performance artist originally from Co. Kilkenny. Completing his BA in Sculpture and Combined Media in Limerick School of Art and Design in 2018. He has received the Emerging Artist Residency Award winner at Burren College of Art 2018. Short Listed for the RDS Awards Exhibition 2018
Grace McEvoy is a lens-based artist currently based in Limerick, Ireland. She recently graduated in 2018 with a BA in Fine Art Photography, Film & Video in Limerick School of Art and Design. She was shortlisted for the Inspirational Arts Award in 2018, longlisted for the RDS Visual Artists Award along with being mentioned in various publications by the VAI, Photo Ireland and the Irish Arts Review.
Phoebe McDonogh is an emerging Irish artist based in Sample Studios, Cork. She recently graduated from Limerick School of Art and Design where she studied Sculpture and Combined Media. She has exhibited at IMMA (2016) and has had multiple shows in Limerick City including Fever to the Form and FLUX. Phoebe most recently completed a residency at the Burren College of Art, resulting in two upcoming exhibitions in 2019.
Mitchell is an artist painter based in Dublin and Co Clare. In 2017 he completed his MFA at NCAD and was awarded a NCAD Studio Residency at NAStudios, Dublin, and has recently completed the 2018 EIARA residency at the Burren College of Art. Since graduating from NCAD he has exhibited at Mason Hayes and Curran, The Sailors Home, Limerick and the RHA Annual Exhibition. His work has been purchased by the OPW, the Law Society of Ireland, and has work in corporate and private collections.
A recent graduate from The Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) Dublin, Olivia works with a variety of materials and research methods. She is fond of using materials with tactile qualities such as clay and cotton sheets as they allow for a space in which her influence is present yet the materials still hold their own individualities. Olivia has exhibited most recently for solo exhibition at Ormond Studios Dublin as part of their annual graduate award programme.