Ballinglen Artist Residency 2012
In March 2012 I will travel to the Atlantic Coast of Ireland to take up my first residency – at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation in beautiful County Mayo. I’m incredibly excited at the prospect of spending 4-6 weeks working intensely on my own projects, as it will be the first time in months that I’ll have the chance to concentrate solely on my practice without the distractions of everyday life.
In 2010 I had the chance to exhibit in Galway, which was my first introduction to this rugged but inspiring part of the world, and since then I’ve wanted to return to the area to develop out a new series of work. I was therefore delighted when I was announced as a Fellow earlier this year, and have spent many happy hours studying books and images of the coastline and planning my journey. The fellowship will provide me with a cottage, a studio workshop and a library to help develop out my work, but more importantly the prospect of real head space.
At the top of this page you can watch a short video by Fellow Eddie Kennedy which gives a better impression of what the fellowship will involve, as well as giving some views of the surrounding area.
Learn more at http://www.ballinglenartsfoundation.org