November 7 to December 11, 2018
Studio open to the public when he is in Studio (Usually Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday).
Nik Taylor makes work under various pseudonyms and through the use of different media explores disparate but occasionally overlapping themes. These ongoing projects, which began 12 years ago, include: Cherrymead (investigations into a fictional pseudo-science of the mind, mixed media objects and installation); Alwyn Lamerton (the construction and habitation of precarious living spaces coupled with public interaction and aspects of performance); The 4-268 Archive (a 3000+ photographic record chronicling situations of interest and observed anomalies); Clinker Babbage (ritualistic improvised musical performances involving an ever-changing oversized band of varying ability, audience participation and a Svengali with one long arm); and the major focus of Taylor’s most recent work, Morley Hill.
For his residency at Uillinn, Nik will expand on the ongoing Morley Hill project. Based in science fiction themes, architectural and primitive industrial motifs, the work is predominantly sculptural. The artist works mainly on improvised structures using found wood; the project also involves drawing, painting and sound. Nik intends to use the time and space at Uillinn to experiment with, and explore new ideas.
Clinker Babbage – Date and Time to be confirmed
Nik invites musicians and an audience to take park in an improvised music-making ritual involving an ever-changing, ever-growing oversized band of varying ability and a Svengali with one long arm. Obey the rules, unfetter your inhibitions, embrace the offbeat; instructions issued with a pokey finger.
In 2013 Nik Taylor was invited to become an associate member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors. His work has been shown in the UK, Sweden, Switzerland, Norway and Ireland. In 2017 he was awarded creative work development and materials bursaries from Kerry County Council. He lives and works in County Kerry, Ireland.
WCAC acknowledges the financial support of the Arts Council and Cork County Council in making these residencies possible.