Timeline was an audio visual installation and one of the first solo shows at G126. Cliona Harmey is a multi media artist who works with installation, web based work who also lectures at NCAD in Fine Art Media. She has exhibited and curated extensively in Ireland and abroad. She is also a founder of Blackletter.ie
Aideen contributed her ‘Stitch Sketch’ to this issue.
Aideen Barry is a Visual Artist, working in the mediums of performance, film, musical composition, drawings and animation. She recently was awarded funding from the Arts Council of Ireland’s Projects: New Work Award 2008-2009.
Head of Exhibitions, Sean Kissane of the Irish Museum of Modern Art, recently selected Barry, to represent Ireland at FRA GIL in Barcelona, Spain in May 2008. She recently showed in Elevator Gallery, and the Louise T. Bloudin Institute in London. In 2009 she will show in Wexner Center for the Arts in Ohio (USA), The Butler Gallery (IRE),The Redhouse Arts Center(USA)and Bonnat Museum,(FRA).
Barry has received countless awards for her practice including: The New Work Award from the Arts Council of Ireland, Tyrone Guthrie award for 2007, the Travel and Mobility Award from the Arts Council of Ireland and received the Experimental Film Award at the Silent Light Super 8 film festival in Cork in October 2006. Her work has since been shown in Paris, Lorient (FRA), The United Kingdom, Thailand, Canada and Shanghai, China.
In 2004 she received the top prize at The Claremorris Open. In 2005 Barry represented Irish Contemporary Performance as she was invited to partake in Cork 2005, The European Capital of Culture. Barry was the Irish Artist in Residence at the Banff Centre in Canada in 2007. She also undertook a residency for Convoy, in Seydisfjourder, in Iceland, which was funded by The Skaftfell Centre, Iceland and Culture Ireland.
In 2007 Barry Co-Curated TULCA: City of Strangers (Galway) and Terms & Conditions in the Mermaid Arts Centre Bray. She also curated Subversion and the Domestic: House Projects, which has recently been published into a book on the 7-curated projects in Ireland, New York and London a project that was supported under the Arts Council of Ireland.
Barry has recently completed a residency at Kennedy Space Centre, NASA where she underwent astronaut training through parabolic flights to create her new zero gravity film works, animations and performative objects. Her new work created from this experience will be shown in The Butler Gallery in late 2009-2010.
John Brady is a painter based in Galway and member of Artspace studios, Galway. He is also lectures at Cluain Mhuire, GMIT
In the summer of 2008 he completed the SIM residency, in Iceland. His sketch of Akranes, is included in this issue.
For more information visit the artist here.
Cecilia Danell is a painter based in Galway. Originally from Sweden she graduated from Cluain Mhuire, GMIT in 2008. Fro observing modernist architecture her works explore feelings of detachment and question ideas of utopia.
For recent works and updates visit her website here.
In 2008 she has exhibited at the Claremorris Open Exhibition, Crow Street Gallery in Dublin and was shortlisted for the inaugural IMOCA student award.
“Art, politics and the cultural dating game” was written by Lucy Cotter for this issue of Brochure.
The article reflects on Relational Aesthetics, internal politics and asks the question whether critical thinking has any significant bearing on the current direction of contemporary art practice.
Lucy Cotter is an Irish writer and art critic based in Amsterdam. She was the editor of the Irish issue of Third Text, Routledge Press. She was the recipient of the Critical Voices Award 2003 and the Critical Reflection Award 2004 by the Arts Council of Ireland. She took part in “Here As The Centre Of The World” a trans national artistic research project for young artists from Beirut (Lebanon), Damascus (Syria), Diyarbakir (Turkey), Enschede (The Netherlands), Khartoum (Sudan) and Taipei (Taiwan).