21 March to 30 April 2017
Studio open to the public on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
Róisín Foley works range from cast metal and glass, fabricated sculpture and drawing to durational and process led performative and interactive work involving the environment. Róisín is currently investigating the ways in which we define landscape, and will be basing her residency on research which she has been conducting in relation a western idea on the formation of landscape. The findings from this research led Róisín to questions whether this idea has had an impact on how we in rural Ireland experience landscape and in turn has led to her to seek a new point from which to approach, observe and experience the culture of landscape.
Over this six week residency, Róisín will realise a series of field and studio actions, with the studio at Uillinn providing her with space to focus on her 2D work; drawing, collage, film and photography.
The artist will be inviting the public to join in this process through a number of events:
Friday 31 March, 11:00am -12:00pm - Fleeting, Focus camera field trip (part1), rendezvous at Lough Hyne car park at the foot of the hill. Róisín will invite members of the public to explore the Lough Hyne area in the first part of a two part experience. Putting theory into practice she will guide participants sharing observational skills and stories, ‘Have a go at some camera clicking and create some material for the Image. Bring a flask of tea and be prepared for wet weather!’ 10 places, booking essential.
Saturday 8 April, 1:30pm 2:30pm -Tea Tasting, Róisín invites local artists and landscape enthusiasts to Uillinn for some casual conversation over a selection of her favourite teas. Bring a sample of your favourite brew if you feel like sharing too!
Saturday 15 April, 11:00am 12:30pm -Image, Text workshop (part2)-Using processed images and data collected from the Fleeting, Focus field trip participants will be introduced to ways of combining photographic image and text in an poetic fashion. If you have not participated in Fleeting, Focus you can bring along an image to work with. 10 places, booking essential, €5 donation to cover materials.
You can follow Róisíns progress on her Facebook page
Róisín Foley recently made West Cork her home after graduating in 2014 from Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork City-Fine Art with minor study in glass. She received a number of commissions and awards including Ciarán Langford Memorial Bursary Award-Backwater Artists Group (2014) C.I.T Crawford College of Art and Design Graduate Residency Award (2015). Her practice has emerged through a variety of projects and collaborations that include both Iron-R research projects at Cork’s National Sculpture Factory, The Scottish Sculpture Workshop, The Allihies Copper Mines Museum and participation in “Umha Aois”, an experimental bronze casting project.
WCAC acknowledges the financial support of the Arts Council and Cork County Council in making these residencies possible.
Top image thanks to Kevin O'Farrell Photographer