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situated - Emerging Irish Artist Residency Award Exhibition

10th Sep 2015


Emerging Irish Artist Residency Award Exhibition

September 10 – September 26, 2015 


The Gallery| Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare

Gallery 126, Flood Street, Galway

Opening reception: September 10  6:00pm-8:00pm

The Gallery | Burren College of Art

Closing reception: September 26 7:00pm

Gallery 126, Flood Street, Galway



Featured Artists:

Noelle Gallagher

Noelle Gallagher graduated with an honours degree in Fine Art (Paint) in 2011 from the Centre for Creative Arts and Media, GMIT, Galway. She has since exhibited in numerous group shows in Ireland including Éigse, and the forthcoming Claremorris Open, as well as curated members’ shows at artist-run spaces such as Ormston House and 126. Recent Exhibitions include The Open West, Cheltenham, UK and a solo exhibition in Powerscourt Townhouse, Dublin, in association with Describing Architecture. In addition to being a recipient of the Emerging Irish Artist Residency Award from the Burren College of Art and 126, she has been awarded residencies in Cill Rialaig, and in Powerscourt Townhouse, as well as an Individual Artists Bursary from Galway County Council. She is a finalist in the international biennial neo:artprize’15 exhibition, Bolton, UK.

Joanna Hopkins

Hopkins' multi media art practice has been emphasised and inspired by allowing the audience to become part of a work, intending to create a platform for viewing ourselves in a voyeuristic manner. She experiments with digital technology as an interactive platform to question how society functions. Through this process she intends to question the possibilities of subverting a viewers sense of perception and reality, and how this affects the way we see ourselves. 

Hopkins has exhibited across Ireland, UK, USA, Europe and Asia. She has been awarded multiple artist residencies in both Ireland, UK and Europe, including The BCA Emerging Irish Artist Residency 2015, KREMS Austria Artist Residency 2015, Mayo County Council Tyrone Guthrie Bursary 2013, The Belfast Temporary Places 2013 Residency.  She was awarded the first VAI and Digital Art Studios Residency in 2012, and the Kilkenny Arts Office Residency in 2012. Her work is held numerous private collections and she has been commissioned by local authorities. www.joannahopkins.com

Yvette Monahan

In 2011, some cavers made exciting archaeological discoveries in a cave in the Burren, Co. Clare.  A poignant revelation was also made: the skeleton of a Bronze age child. They were able to extract DNA from the remains.  The Archaeologists tested this DNA against 150 children from a local school. One boy was an exact match.  It turns out that he lives in a house less than one mile from the cave.

The thousand year old boy explores how this ancient place embodies the stories and mythology of one boy and those who have gone before him.

Yvette Monahan is a Dublin based photographer who works with myths and landscape.  She is interested in how a particular landscape can hold stories of what's been and what could be.  Her body of workThe Time of Dreaming the World Awake won the Portfolio Award at PhotoIreland 2013.  This body of work was also chosen to represent the Belfast Photo Festival at the Circulations Festival in Paris in February 2014.

Amanda Rice

Amanda Rice graduated from the Crawford College of Art and Design in 2008 and has exhibited extensively across Ireland and internationally including shows at Flux Factory, New York, Eastlink Gallery, Shanghai and Platform China, Beijing. 

The Emerging Irish Artist Residency Award is an annual award offered by the Burren College of Art in conjunction with artist-led gallery G126. 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.