Peter Nash

Peter Nash  - Cork County Council/Uillinn Artist in Residence Award 2022
1 September to 1 October 2022
Studio 2

Informed by ongoing research into pre-internet sources of knowledge and methods of communication, Peter Nash’s practice includes drawing, printmaking, animation and sculpture. Embracing a deliberately hand-made aesthetic, and drawing on influences including fairy tales, reference books and museum visits, his work is an exploration of human fallibility in an age of digital perfection, alternative facts and increasing automation.

During his four-week residency in September 2022, Peter will produce a new experimental work directly informed by his experience at Uillinn. He will research, develop, and produce a hand-drawn stop motion animation, developed through a process of rigorous research inspired by the locale of Skibbereen, and informed by the landscape, interactions with people and place, and local library and heritage centre visits.

Living and working in Cork County, Peter has a BA (Hons) Degree in Fine Art from Sheffield Hallam University, England and graduated in 2016 with an MA in Art & Process from Crawford College of Art and Design. His work is widely exhibited throughout Ireland and the UK, and is held in private and public collections in Ireland, the UK and US. Recent exhibitions include Menagerie: Animals by Artists, Crawford Gallery of Art, Cork and Beyond Survival, Studio 12, Backwater Artist Group, Cork.

Cork County Council / Uillinn: Artist in Residence Partnership Award
Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre in partnership with Cork County Council supports a 4 week studio residency for a practicing artist who is resident in any part of the Cork County administrative area. This is an opportunity to research and develop their practice and to engage in dialogue with Uillinn, other organisations in Cork, the local community and general public. The artist receives a stipend of €1,500 and shares their work with the public via a number of events.

Past recipients are Hina Khan 2019, Sonia Caldwell 2019, Pascal Ungerer 2020 and Seiko Hayese 2021.

Image: The Future is Not Necessarily Set in Stone... Peter Nash


WCAC acknowledges the financial support of the Arts Council and Cork County Council in making these residencies possible.

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