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27.01.2020

Five new artists joining Fire Station Artists’ Studios in 2020/21

Five new artists joining Fire Station Artists’ Studios in 2020/21

Five new artists joining Fire Station Artists' Studios in 2020/21

Congratulations to Cliodhna TimoneyLaura Ni Fhlaibhin, Marie FarringtonMichelle Doyle and Tanad Williams who were selected by our panel for our 2020/21 residential studios awards.

Cliodhna Timoney (b. 1993) graduated from Visual Arts Practice in IADT with a first class honours in 2015. She is currently undertaking an MFA in Fine Art Sculpture at The Slade School of Fine Art, London. Recent exhibitions include The Graduate Interim Exhibition, Slade School Fine Art, London (2019); The Last Great Album of The Decade, The Lab, Dublin (2019); Periodical Review #8, Pallas Projects, Dublin (2018); Time after Time, Two person exhibition with Paddy Joe Rickard, 126 Artist-Run Gallery, Galway (2018); Tatty Green Lampshade, Solo Exhibition, Eight Gallery Dublin, (2018). She was awarded the Felix Slade Scholarship 2018-2020.

Laura Ní Fhlaibhín combines myth, personal recollection and oral histories through sculptural elements and writing. Her work often draws upon modes of care – of self and others, humans and animals, objects and materials. She completed her MFA at Goldsmiths, University of London in 2019 and her BA at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin in 2013. Recent exhibitions have included Caol Áit, Burren College of Art, Ireland, 2019; Deptford X, London, 2018; Tulca Festival of Visual Arts, Galway, 2018; Water jets were used on the four corners of the building, Newington Art Space, London, 2018; a speech that showed the chair in the middle, Enclave, London, 2018; Dodecagon, Space Union, Seoul, 2017; Lamellae, The Lab, Dublin, 2016. She is the current recipient of Goldsmiths MFA Graduate Almacantar Studio Bursary Award, and Burren College of Art Emerging Irish Artist Residency award.

Marie Farrington makes sculptures that uncover residual aspects of places by tracing the subtle forces and entropies contained in materials. Her works emphasise the notion of surface as a point of intersection between sculptures, images and architectural forms. Recent projects include RESORT Revelations, curated by Caroline Cowley (2018); SÍM Residency, Iceland (2018); Cf at the Research Pavilion, Venice, initiated by Jeanette Doyle (2017); In good faith they waited for gravity, RUA RED (solo, 2015). Recent awards include the Arts Council Travel and Training Award (2018), Arts Council Visual Arts Bursary Award (2017) and Fire Station Sculpture Workshop Award and Bursary (2015).

Michelle Doyle is a multidisciplinary visual artist based in Ireland. Her work critiques technology, politics and innovation through new media. This has seen her work with pirate radio, coding, spatial sound and compositing. Doyle’s work can be found in both institutional and extra-institutional spaces, and is ultimately about questioning the power dynamics found within them. In her film work, Michelle Doyle defines a new relationship between emerging technologies and the role of film communicating science to society. In particular, she is interested in the use of video in visitor centres and museums. Many of her recent works examine the accelerated nature of engagement technology. Doyle borrows from the traditions of documentary, infographics and science fiction to weave these

Tanad Williams is a visual artist living and working in Dublin. He graduated in 2012 from the Sculpture Department in NCAD. Working with a variety of material specific mediums on research based, large scale and often permanent or semi-permanent works focusing on landscape, built environment or language. The work is split, emphasizing permanence and installation as two antagonistic acts of an exhibition/production process. Recent works/exhibitions include Ask The Dust, Rua Red November 2019, Slovenian Apiary (permanent installation) in Kiwanosato, August 2019, Staring Forms Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, May 2019, Desire Lines (permanent installation) Grizedale Arts, May 2019. Upcoming works include an exhibition (currently untitled) in The Complex in April 2020, Fern House, (permanent installation) in Dublin April 2020, Water Building II (permanent installation) in Kiwanosato June 2020.

Image: Misplaced Concreteness, 2018 with Tom Watt & Andreas Kindler von Knobloch. Commissioned by Grizedale Arts on the grounds of Lawson Park, Lake District, U.K. Photo credit: @grizedale.arts.

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