Draíocht’s Artists Studio

Draíocht is home to a dedicated studio space for visual artists made available by invitation and by open call in the context of our New Directions Strategic Framework 2017-2021.

Priority will be given to young and emerging artists who wish to research and develop new work and whose interests lie in one or more of the following areas: interdisciplinary practice; visual culture and new technologies; socially engaged and collaborative practices; visual arts practice for children and young people.

Michael McLoughlin Draíocht’s Artist in Residence 2017 will be based in the studio during part of the year.

In addition up to three six-week incubation residences will be available through open call in the studio.  See Opportunities

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Since Draíocht opened in 2001 many artists have occupied the artists studio. You can see a full list HERE .

Two of these artists Paraic McQuaid (resident June – September 2001) and Alan Keane (resident October 2001 – January 2002) also had solo exhibitions in the Ground Floor Gallery. David Balfe, another local artist was resident for the summer of 2002 and had a solo show in Draíocht in 2004. Daniel Shaw-Smith, resident from June to December 2004 presented an Open Studio of his work, ‘To the Dogs’, in the Artists Studio, at the end of his term.

The studio residency is designed to buy time and space for artists to develop their practice in a comfortable, practical and supportive environment. This policy combined with the gallery exhibition programme encourages research and innovation in contemporary art by giving artists the opportunity to make and show new work.

If you would like further information please contact Emer McGowan, Director, 01 809 8027 or Sharon Murphy, Curator in Residence, 01 8098026.