From the 17th - 23rd March 2019 six artists embarked on the inaugural Res Series immersive art residency at Lauragh, Co. Kerry.
The residency took place on the shores of Glanmore Lake, in a 200-year-old traditional stone whitewashed cottage, sympathetically restored to retain its original character and charm.
The location provided the artists with a powerful backdrop for their development. The days involved engaging with the landscape and each other, and exploring how these interactions informed their practice. Group discussions centred around the overarching question of “What is the current cultural landscape of Ireland”? The emphasis was on documentation, skill swapping sessions and time alone for each resident to explore the direction their work was taking or would like to take.
Without the constraints of producing something final, residents were free to create without expectations.
AINE LIVIA GORDON
Áine’s illustration work consists mostly of abstract atmospheric backgrounds with more detailed line drawings layered on top.
She is particularly interested in painting stormy seascapes and looking at the connection between landscape and folklore which is so deeply rooted in our culture.
1iing is a visual artist from Bray, Co. Wicklow, experimenting with 3D computer modeling & animation. She received her BA in Fine Art Media from the National College of Art and Design in 2015. Focusing on material nature in digital life, 1iing's work explores simulations and re-creations within virtual worlds. She is interested in the deformation of information and memories between physical and digital spaces.
Using textiles, mark-making and mixed media Ciara produces artwork as a reflection and exploration of material culture, folklore, folklife, tradition and the ephemeral. Delicate materials are often subtly juxtaposed with found objects such as bones, clay and wood. Experimentation and manipulation of processes to distress and disturb materials offer unexpected and exciting results to her practice.
Ciara’s practice also includes a social and collective dimension, in particular in healthcare and educational settings. Through socially engaged art practice she endeavours to create social change through collaboration with individuals, communities and instititions in the creation of participatory art.