Visiting Artists

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Megs Morley is an artist and independent curator whose projects primarily deal with how specific social and political situations are represented in art, and with strategies of artistic resistance that include self-organisation, intervention and collectivism. She holds  a BA in Fine Art from LSAD and a MA in Visual Art Practices (curatorial pathway) from MAVIS, IADT.

She is currently curating "Lines of Sight", an exhibition of political works from the Israeli Digital Art Archive that will be exhibited as part of EVA International, 2012 (www.eva.ie) including the work of Avi Mograbi, Yael Bartana, Artur Zmijewski, Nurit Sharett, Adrian Paci, Amir Yatziv, Dor Guez and Fillipa Cesar.

Most recently, Morley was the curator of the Tulca Contemporary Art Festival 2011, “After the fall”, a large scale multi-venue exhibition and discussion programme that queried artists' responses to the
international and national context of economic recession, political collapse and social upheaval.

In addition she is currently working on a number of collaborative film works and public art commissions with artist Tom Flanagan, including a feature length experimental documentary entitled "Aughty" due to
premiere in July 2012 and  “Post –Fordlandia” a filmic exploration of Henry Ford’s failed utopian town Fordlandia, in the heart of the Amazon rainforest, which premiered in the Galway Arts Centre June
2011, and has since been shown in the Centre du Pompidou, Paris as part of Rencontres Internationale (2011), and the Model, Sligo (2012)

From 2008-2010 she worked as Public Arts Officer for Galway City Council where she was commissioned a series of significant multi-disciplinary and participatory public art projects across Galway City.

As part of on-going examination into artist-led and collective practices in Ireland over the last 40 years, in 2006 she developed The Artist-led Archive, an archive and touring exhibition of documentation
relating to over 80 past and present Irish artist-led initiatives from the period 1970- 2008, which is currently housed in the special collections of the National Irish Visual Arts Library.  (www.nival.ie)

As part of the Artist-led Archive National tour (2006-2009) she coordinated a series of public symposia that included presentations by Julie Ault (Group Material NY), Julie Crawshaw (Midwest.co.uk),
(G126), Brian Patterson (A.R.E., The N.IRE workshop of F.I.U. established by Joseph Beuys), and Lise Skou (the Young Danish Artworkers Union U.K.K.).

Visiting Artists

 

Burren College of Art values its connectedness to the international, national and regional art worlds and maintains this through a vibrant programme of visiting artist and scholar presentations each semester. We welcome renowned artists, curators, gallerists, critics and scholars to participate in conferences, symposia and the weekly visiting artist programme, known as the ‘Wednesday Session’. After a group presentation of their work, artists are available to students for individual studio visits on a sign-up basis.  This programme is our way of connecting and making professional relationships with artists who have made serious contributions to their disciplines, and who inspire and energise our community.  We invite both established and emerging practitioners, working across diverse creative practices, from Ireland and abroad.