Nuala Clarke

Nuala Clarke
Healing Experiments.

2 to 30 September 2023
Studio open to visitors Mondays and Thursdays

Can an abstract painting be prescribed for an ailment?  I am spending my time in residence asking this question through conversation and experimental art making. Abstract art allows us to describe and make tangible that which we know exists but has no solid, visible form. Paint is a magic substance, malleable to an infinite degree; perfect for the exploration of the non-visible known world. I wish to create and test a variety of open-ended ‘art-making while listening’ experiments with the view to exploring the parameters of the question I've posed; to look to see if there is healing potential in the process of making an art object created with specific intention. Please come visit for a chat or an experiment.

"... even when we find not what we seek, we find something as well worth seeking as what we missed.” Robert Boyle, Of Unsucceeding Experiments, 1661.

Born Dublin, 1970. BA in Fine Art Painting from NCAD, Dublin, 1993. Afterwards moved to New York City. In 2007, awarded a fellowship to the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Mayo and began returning to Ireland from NY to work every year. In 2013 moved full time to Mayo. Primarily an abstract painter. Recent: OnSight, National Museum of Ireland, Country Life, Turlough, Co. Mayo (summer 2023) Book publication: Radiate Outwards, Incrementally, Crystal Gandrud & Nuala Clarke.The Owl Circus Press. Presented “An Artist Reads Boyle’ at the Robert Boyle Summer School in Waterford, June 2023.

Instagram: @nualaclarke.artist

Fingal Artist’s Support Scheme 2023 – Residency/Travel-Professional Development
Mayo County Council Arts Service Artist Bursary Award- for research time preceding the residency.

Images: So i have observed. Video Still.
Paper, colour, experiment

Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre's Artist Residency Programme is supported by the Arts Council and Cork County Council.

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