Visual Artist Development: Hexagon

Three Wicklow-based visual artists have been chosen to participate in an exciting collaborative project. Aoife Flynn, Laura Kelly and Joanna Kidney will collaborate with three members of Cork Printmakers. The six artists will work together over a two-week residency in July/August 2013 in Cork printmakers.

It is anticipated that following this residency period, participating artists will maintain a creative dialogue as they develop new work and respond to the opportunities presented by the exchange. The project offers a unique opportunity to learn new skills, collaborate and explore techniques in a professional print studio. The final work developed by participating artists may or may not be print based but will be presented in an exhibition in the Mermaid Arts Centre in November/December 2014.

Artist Bios - Cork

Conall Cary

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. Click for more information on Conall Cary

Dominic Fee

Donegal native Dominic Fee completed his diploma in art and design in the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology in 1994 and a BA in fine art in the Limerick School of Art and Design in 1996 specialising in printmaking and ceramics In. 2013 he completed his MA in the Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork, receiving first class honours. Click for more information on Dominic Fee

Fiona Kelly

Fiona Kelly holds a B.A in Fine Art, Sculpture from Cluain Mhuire Galway and a B.A (Honours) in Fine Art, Printmaking from the Crawford College of Art, Cork (2008). She has exhibited on both the national and international stage in the form of exhibitions in Galway, Shanghai, Zoetemeer (Netherlands), New York and Reykjavik. Click for more information on Fiona Kelly

Artist Bios - Wicklow

Aoife Flynn

Aoife Flynn graduated with an Honours Degree in Fine Art Painting from Limerick School of Art and Design in 2008 and achieved her Masters Degree in Visual Arts Practice at IADT Dun Laoghaire, Dublin in 2011. She worked as an art education assistant at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane from November 2012 to August 2013 and is presently on the artist panel at the gallery. Aoife was part of an artist-led group that established the Occupy Space gallery in Limerick city in 2009. Click for more information on Aoife Flynn

Laura Kelly

Exploration of the space between material presence and suggested illusion is the overarching concern of artist Laura Kelly’s work. Utilising the language and forms of landscape (both cultural and natural) and materials including paper, thread, wire, graphite and tape, she formulates unique pieces which move between the two-dimensional and three-dimensional, varying in scale from installation size to smaller wall-based pieces. Click for more information on Laura Kelly

Joanna Kidney

Wicklow resident Joanna Kidney’s work is process orientated encompassing spatial drawing, wall based assemblages and encaustic painting. The immediacy, open-endedness, spontaneity and technical diversity of drawing so captivates Kidney that she has time and time again been inspired to create drawing based works. Click for more information on Joanna Kidney