Artists Residency Programme 2018
Charlotte Donovan AiR Learning and Engagement
2 October 2018 to 5 February 2019
For futher information about Charlotte and the Artis in Residence Learning and Engagement programme please see here
Nik Taylor (Ire)
6 November to 11 December 2018
The major focus of Nik Taylor's recent work is the Morley Hill project which channels his fascinations with the found object and chance encounters. The work’s origins are in science fiction themes and architectural folly; a cocktail of primitive technologies, space hardware and town planning.
Predominantly wooden constructions, it also encompasses drawing, painting, sound and collage. The sculptures are site specific and seldom last beyond the duration of their gallery exposure. Nik is driven by the desire to broaden my three-dimensional vocabulary, to realise a growing and varied range of wooden structures and re-explore the works further potential in two dimensions and audio visual media.
10 Jan to 30 March 2019
Mary Sullivan is interested in Maintenance Art and its critique of domestic regimes in the home. Inspired by the work of Mierle Laderman Ukeles and the Maintenance Art Manifesto, she has discovered that the emphasis on gendered labour has a particular resonance with the military sites surrounding her on Bere Island, where she lives. Drawing on the subtle connections between chores in the home and military life, she has developed minimal performances that intervene the political environment. For her residency at Uillinn, Mary will continue with these artistic explorations of the island. She will continue to investigate the performance of gender, identity and in/equality through different contexts and media to address the physiological and psychological tensions between the bodies we inherit and the headspaces we inhabit. Mary Sullivan has recently graduated from the BA (hons) Visual Art Degree Programme, Sherkin Island. Her installation for her Degree Show, At Home, At War, has been shortlisted for the RDS Visual Arts Award 2018.
7 March to 2 March 2019
16 Feb to 9 March 2019
Lynda Cronin's large drawings are influenced by the landscape and everything in between, found objects combine with amorphous forms to create an inner mindscape of things. The effect is vibrant, large gestural strokes where mark making and colour thrives. For her residency at Uillinn, Lynda will continue her exploration of drawing as an expressive medium, using large sheets of paper as surface. The intent is to walk and be engaged with the landscape and surrounds and through this submersion begin to develop works that reflect this place.Lynda has spent many years in Canada and is excited to be be back home again as an artist in residence in Skibbereen.