Folding Landscapes Part II | Preview 04.03.16 ALL WELCOME

Folding Landscapes Part II | Preview 04.03.16 ALL WELCOME

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EIARAFolding Landscapes | EIARA Part II
Hazel Egan | Patricia Farrelly| Miriam O’Conor | Rory Prout


Folding Landscapes features work by the recipients of the 2015 Emerging Irish Artist Residency Award through the Burren College of Art. In February 2016 Folding Landscapes | EIARA (Part I) took place at the Burren College of Art, and in March 2016, Part II will take place at 126 Artist-Run Gallery.

The EIARA Artists:

Hazel Egan
Hazel Egan is a visual artist from Tullamore, Co. Offaly, currently based in Dublin. Her practice is multi-disciplinary, primarily incorporating pencil drawing, printmaking and installation. Egan graduated from the Limerick School of Art and Design in 2014 with a BA in Printmaking and Contemporary Practice. She was awarded the Selectors Choice Award by Nevan Lahart at the 2014 Drawing Awards, LSAD and the Foundation 15 and AIB People’s Choice Award in 2015. She has exhibited nationally and internationally.

Patricia Farrelly
Patricia Farrelly, is a graduate of the Edinburgh College of Art, receiving a BA Fine Art Painting in 2015. Her work is an intuitive response to space through drawing with an overarching interest in the potential of the medium both spatially and experimentally. Recent selected exhibitions include a solo show at Sleeper Gallery, Edinburgh, a commissioned performance ‘Arorus Avarice’ for Hidden Door Art Festival, participation in London Artist Book Fair at the Whitechapel Gallery and ‘Drawing, a group show ‘at GUS Gallery, Stellenbosch (SA). Subsequent to participating in the Emerging Irish Artist Residency Award, Farrelly has been based in Reykjavík on a three month artist residency with The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists (SIM).

Miriam O’Connor
Irish artist, Miriam O’Connor currently lives and works in Cork. In her practice, she is interested in the subtleties of looking and seeing, the tenuous nature of photographic representation and the special ambiguity of still images. She holds a BA in photography from Dublin Institute of Technology, and a Research Masters from the Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Dun Laoghaire. Her work has been featured in a wide range of photography publications and she has exhibited in solo and group shows in Ireland and internationally. She has published two Photo books, Attention Seekers (2012) and The Legacy Project (2013).

Rory Prout
Rory Prout graduated in 2015 with an MA in Modern and Contemporary Art History, Theory and Criticism from U.C.C., having previously graduated with a BA in Painting from LSAD in 2008. Alongside his painting practice, he has worked in a number of artist led initiatives in Limerick, most notably as co-director of Faber Studios, which pioneered the use of slack spaces in Limerick City. Prout has previously undertaken residencies in Ireland, Italy, Belgium and Ethiopia, and is currently working from Cappamore Arts Studios following a 2015 bursary from Limerick Arts Office.

The Emerging Irish Artist Residency Award is an annual award offered by the Burren College of Art in conjunction with 126 Artist-Run gallery. 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 126 and BCA to produce a large scale exhibition 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.

The Selection Panel for the 2015-16 EIARA artists consisted of Conor McGrady (Burren), Robert Ellis (Burren), Marcel Badia (126), and Louise Spokes (126).The exhibition opens on Friday 4th March at 7pm and runs from March 5th – 20th 2016 in 126 Artist-Run Gallery.

You can find more information and links to the artists’ websites here.