Draíocht’s New Artist in Residence Garvan Gallagher has started ...

March 12, 2010

Draíocht’s New Artist in Residence Garvan Gallagher has started (on 1 March 2010) and will stay with us until the end of June 2011, our first ever 15 month residency.Draíocht’s staff officialy welcomed Garvan with tea and buns this week and he showed us some of his past work.


Image: Garvan Gallagher /  ‘Sarah McGill, 1911’, Photography, 2008


Garvan will develop his own personal practice along side engaging in a specific community engagement project in the areas Youth Arts, an 'intergenerational' project involving young people and the elderly in Dublin 15. The residency will result in a solo exhibition of Gallagher’s personal work and a concluding exhibition for the Youth Arts Project to be held during the period of Spréacha, Fingal’s Annual International Arts Festival for Children, in 2011.

Gallagher’s practice is primarily through lens-based mediums, photography and film, frequently centralizing a single figure within a specific environment. His work often references the social body and investigates how society shapes people as human beings, as well as engaging with the fundamental issue of how trust comes to be mutually constituted between artist and subject.

Stay in touch with Garvan on his website and blog and see some of his past work: http://www.garvangallagher.com/ 
 

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