9 November to 13 December 2017
Studio open to the public on Wednesday and Saturdays from 12 noon.
Artist Sharon Dipity works across media, using; painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, printmaking, textiles, performance and participatory arts. This residency will allow Sharon time to consider the different elements of her practice as an artist, time to explore and develop her work with the aim of pulling some of the many different threads together, seeking cohesion and future direction.
She says ‘This will be a time of making and reflecting. I will begin working using medium of graphite pencil, ink, paint, wire, found materials and light and continue my exploration of the themes that preoccupy me to see where they lead. I am delighted to be in Uillinn for a further residency working alongside other artists and I’m especially looking forward to engaging with visitors to the studio.’
Sharon’s practice is enveloped in the process, it is experimental and playful, embracing chance, none the less it is careful and mindful. She draws inspiration from the environment, language and the current politics of the world in which we live: architecture, infrastructure, land and seascapes, often referencing the fairytales of her childhood. Communication, connection, journeys and destiny are recurring themes in her work, represented by ladders, bridges, telephone cables, pylons, satellite dishes and pathways.
Sharon Dipity holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Scenography from U.C.E, Birmingham and a B.A. Honours Degree in Textiles from Goldsmiths College, University of London. Sharon has exhibited in solo and group shows in Ireland and Europe. She is currently represented by The Twenty Twenty Art Gallery, Cork, where she has a showcase of new paintings on from 14 to 20 November 2017. In 2014, Sharon was commissioned by HSE South Cork Arts and Health Programme to create a series of artworks for Blackrock Hall Primary Care Centre. She has been awarded several arts residencies and grants including funding from Cork County Council and the Arts Council of Ireland. Sharon has extensive experience facilitating art sessions with young people and adults and has been working as an artist practitioner on the Arts for Health Partnership Programme since 2007.
You can follow Sharon’s progress on https://www.facebook.com/Sharon-Dipity-Artist-492128564178679/Image: Sharon Dipity, shadow drawing in progress, 2016. Photograph by Emma Jervis Photography, Image courtesy of Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre.
WCAC acknowledges the financial support of the Arts Council and Cork County Council in making these residencies possible.