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Upcoming Residencies

Artists Residency Programme 2019/2020

David Bickley
19 August to 17 September 2019
More information on David's residency here

For his residency at Uillinn, David Bickley will continue his exploration of landscape and mythology through the lens of immersive film and audio. Using the River Ilen as a narrative thread, his intention is to weave a story based on fragments of local folklore and a mythological motif. The resultant work will be available to be shown as an immersive installation and he also intends to present some of the elements created in a live performance format.
Anglo Irish artist, filmmaker and musician David Bickley (b. 1961) audio visual works/installations are abstracted, largely process led adventures mainly on themes of nature/landscape but also with points of reference to mythology and symbolism. They rely heavily on texture and mood and tend to sacrifice the topographical in an attempt to capture the spirit of the places depicted using memory or feeling. Other works are digitally manipulated landscapes designed to evoke a sense of animation and accelerated time-scale. His practice incorporates film, music, video, immersive environments and sound art. David graduated from WSCAD with a BA in film in 1983. Past exhibitions of his work have included Gallery of City Museum of Aveiro, Portugal; Haun Tie Art Museum, Beijing, China; Common Ground International Touring Exhibition; Lewis Art Gallery, Jackson Mississippi; Centre For Creative Practices, Dublin; Crawford Municipal Gallery, Cork; Glucksman, Cork; The Big Chill Festival,Eastnor, England; County Hall, Cork; Eisge, Carlow; The Dock, Leitrim; and Darklight, Dublin. David Bickley lives and works in Cork, Ireland.

Sarah Ruttle
Arts and Earlychildhood
26 August to 12 October, 2019
More Information about Sarah's residency here

In this developmental residency Uillinn's Arts and early childhood programme, Sarah Ruttle will explore her practice in relation to developing work with children in their early years as audience and participants in mind. The studio space will support the development of ideas of how a larger scale interactive work would be made without loosing intricate detail or quality. Sarah intends to experiment by making, exploring materials, textures and form in relation to creating artwork for this age group. Taking time to build on and maintain arts practice through exploring new concepts while making.

In parallel, time will be scheduled to reflect on the discovery Box and early years programming at Uillinn with Justine Foster, Programme Manger: Education & Community, together they will research other work taking place globally, reflect on current practices in relation to the programmes created here at Uillinn. 

'Being one of the commissioned artists to develop Uillinn’s ‘Discovery Box’ programme for the gallery has led me to consider how the investment in making quality work as an artist for public engagement and participatory practice is intertwined.

Hina Khan
4 September to 3 October, 2019

Aoise Tutty
19 September to 19 October, 2019

Helle Kvamme New Skin (in collaboration with Mairead Vaughan)
7 October to 20 October, 2019

Sonia Caldwell
16 October to 14 December, 2019

William Bock Land Walks and Talks
23 October to 9 November, 2019

Cross Species Kinship
Michele O’Connor Connolly and Janice McEwen
28 October 2019 to 3 February 2020

Meeting two years ago on a public art project in Cork, Michele and Janice quickly came to realise that although they have very different backgrounds and experiences, they share many interests. Michele is a West Cork local artist interested in marks made by humans in the landscape and works through oral culture, folk tradition and critical research and has a deep interest in the politics of society and the navigation of civilization through time. She explores the tension between urban and rural living/existence and the navigation of civilization finding pathways through time with a historical and archaeological reference. Janice has spent many years in the Northern Territory of Australia where her work focussed on the dingo and the different ways it is regarded by Aboriginal and settler culture. She also supported a number of Indigenous artists and communities through community cultural development programs. She became convinced that the way in which Aboriginal people care for country and everything that lives within it has important lessons for us all as we face the challenges of global warming and the extinction of species.
In their conversations these two artists discovered a really interesting crossover and significant similarities between indigenous cultures from Australia and Irish ancient beliefs and from these conversations their Cross Species Kinship project was born.



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