In continuing our commitment to supporting the professional development of visual artists and the creation of new work, Fire Station is offering two awards to four recent Fine Art college graduates (TU Dublin and NCAD).
By partnering with TU Dublin and NCAD, FSAS aims to support recent fine art graduates at a critical and often difficult transition point at the start of their careers having left the supported environment of third-level education. Providing free access to working space and equipment as well as technical support, curatorial advice and small bursaries, FSAS aims to support the development of graduate artists in their careers as professional visual artists.
I’ve learnt a lot in the short time I have spent, so far, at the FSAS. The physical studio space has enabled me to be ambitious and experimental in developing my practice as an emerging artist. The experience of working closely with a technician has given me confidence in my ability to understand and manipulate materials. I am looking forward to getting back to FSAS to continue with my work.
Mae Nicolaou, TUD Graduate Awardee, 2020 Sculpture Graduate awardee
My time at FSAS allowed me to immerse fully in a professional artist’s working environment. The workshop setting allows for invaluable project realisation experience and best practices. Having access to the space and expertise ensured I produced quality work and made it possible to complete a project from start to finish. It’s exciting to be part of the FSAS alumni and I look forward to being there again in the future.
Michelle Malone, TU Dublin, 2020 Sculpture Graduate awardee