Seamus Nolan

2014 - 2017

10th President Inauguration ceremony of William Delaney, May 20th 2013. Project supported by Temple Bar Gallery and Studios and Dublin City Council

10th President Inauguration ceremony of William Delaney, May 20th 2013. Project supported by Temple Bar Gallery and Studios and Dublin City Council

Seamus Nolan is an artist based in Dublin, recent work includes, ‘Tarzan Calling’  EVA 2014, ‘10th President’  Templebar Gallery and studios, a project which proposed the President of Ireland would temporarily hand over his office, ‘Newtopia, the state of human rights’ Mechelen Belgium, 'The Trades Club Revival' which saw the revival of the traditional working man’s club in Sligo. The attempted hijack of a Ryan air flight for St Patrick's day ‘Flight NM7104’ for Terminal Convention, an off-site exhibition and seminar situated in the abandoned Airport terminal building at Cork Airport. A refusal to participate Irelands international art event  Dublin Contemporary 2011, and an attempt to sell the derelict house of Barbara Luderowski the founder and co-director of The Mattress Factory Pittsburgh. Other works include Corrib Gas Project Arts Centre, a solo show which looked at the Corrib Gas Pipeline and the North Mayo community affected by its development, 'every action will be judged on the particular circumstances’ a collaboration with the 5 peace activists acquitted for disarming a military aircraft in Shannon Airport, as well as 'Hotel Ballymun' which saw the transformation of a residential tower block on the outskirts of the city transformed into a boutique hotel by a group of local participants and organisations. 

"My practice investigates the relative value of objects and social processes as they appear within different economies and contexts. In my work, I try to unravel the commonplace, to recognise the inherent structure or code from which we, as social and political animals construct and de-construct the world around us. My work is concerned with power relations, energy and possibility, and I am interested in reconfiguring the everyday as a means to examine or question the purveyors of meaning".

Corrib Gas Project Arts Centre in 2009 Project supported by Project Arts centre and the Arts Council of Ireland.

Corrib Gas Project Arts Centre in 2009 Project supported by Project Arts centre and the Arts Council of Ireland.