Conall Cary

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From film and animation to sculptural installations and photography. Visual Artist Conall Cary studied at the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology where he graduated with a First Class Honours degree in 2010. Primarily a printmaker, he is proficient in the areas of Film, animation, photography and Sculptural installations.

In 2009 he and filmmaker James Ward formed the AVERAGE Arts Initiative, which sought to transform vacant buildings into exhibition centres. Most recently in his MACHISMO project he interpreted issues pertaining to contemporary masculinity through large-scale works created by screenprinting photographs with bitumen onto steel industrial panels which were riveted on welded steel frames and suspended from the ceiling. As a collaborative endeavour with sculptor Alex Pentek the pieces were made and assembled at Cork Printmakers, Tactic Gallery and the National Sculpture Factory.

Conall has exhibited frequently throughout the UK and Ireland having completed residencies at the Highland Print Studio (where he taught printmaking to people with mental health issues), the Sirius Arts Centre, Cork Printmakers Residency, and the Ratamo Centre for Printmaking and Photography’s international residency in Finland. Conall is presently working as a member of the Blackwater Artists Group and Cork Printmakers where he also serves on the board of directors.