Hand- Me -Downs

I was invited around Christmas time by curator, Ana Ospina to express interest in an upcoming group exhibition in the Blue House Gallery in Schull for May 2019. Her curatorial vision for the exhibition was for the selection of works to incapsulate an alternative view of West Cork as seen by the locals, not theContinue reading “Hand- Me -Downs”

Getting some thoughts in order

After an intensive taught studio masters, I am now now in research stages for my next body of work. Some reflective writing on the work made for Memories of a Nervous System is helpful to continue my art practice effectively. On Juncture II: This work was made for my MA final exhibition “Memories of aContinue reading “Getting some thoughts in order”

MEMORIES OF A NERVOUS SYSTEM, MA: ART AND PROCESS DEGREE SHOW, CIT CCAD, 29/11/18-14/12/18

Catalogue Statement for Memories of a Nervous System: My practice investigates uncanny vistas and defunct, disappearing buildings and technologies. I research theories surrounding the modern ruin, such as the contradiction between the utopic ideals of Modernity and its current tendency to evoke ideas of alienation, crime and dystopia. Forme, the solid aesthetics and materials ofContinue reading “MEMORIES OF A NERVOUS SYSTEM, MA: ART AND PROCESS DEGREE SHOW, CIT CCAD, 29/11/18-14/12/18”

Studio Visit and the New Artist’s Manifesto

This week I visited my colleague Rae’s studio as part of a curatorial project. We read from  Manifesto: A New Role for the Artist by JOHN FOX. MBE. Below is a text that I wrote about Rae’s practice after a great studio chat: Raphael Llewelyn’s current practice investigates the area of landscape occupied by the Dept ofContinue reading “Studio Visit and the New Artist’s Manifesto”

The Ghosts of Tower Blocks

I see buildings falling in Glasgow. I see rubble. I ask myself where that rubble goes. I discover that it’s crushed and then used to build new pedestrian streets- so people are walking on the ghosts of tower blocks[1](Cyprien Galliard) My most recent art practice revolves around the mysterious vista, ambiguous built structures and theContinue reading “The Ghosts of Tower Blocks”

The Fastnet Rock

Fastnet Rock,  Carraig Aonair, meaning “lonely rock”, in Irish is a small clay-slate islet in the Atlantic Ocean and is the most southerly point of Ireland. It lies 6.5 kilometres southwest of Cape Clear Island and 13 kilometres from County Cork on the Irish mainland. Fastnet is known as “Ireland’s Teardrop as it was the last part of Ireland that 19th century IrishContinue reading “The Fastnet Rock”

Liminal Space

You can define liminal space in several different ways. It comes from the Latin root word “limen,” which means threshold. Liminal spaces are transitional or transformative spaces. They are the waiting areas between one point in time and space and the next. Often, when we are in liminal spaces, we have the feeling of just being onContinue reading “Liminal Space”

Observations

Observatories on the Earths surface are used to make observations in the radio and visible light portions of the electromagnetic spectrum. Most optical telescopes are housed within a dome or similar structure, to protect the delicate instruments from the elements. Telescope domes have a slit or other opening in the roof that can be opened during observing and closed when the telescope is notContinue reading “Observations”