Michael McLoughlin Artist in Residence 2017

January - December 2017

  • Michael McLoughlin Artist in Residence 2017
  • Michael McLoughlin Artist in Residence 2017
  • Michael McLoughlin Artist in Residence 2017

Michael McLoughlin is Draíocht’s Artist in Residence 2017. He is based between Draíocht’s Artist Studio (June to November 2017) and Mulhuddart, as he develops a new body of work relating to his engagement with community groups he meets in the course of his residency.

Michael works in a wide variety of media including drawing, video, sculpture and sound and is interested in new ways of making and presenting work that reflects particular social contexts. His work explores the relationship between public spaces, institutions and the public they serve and seeks to create a common meeting ground between them. As part of his practice he records audio conversations between groups of people who are connected through clubs, associations or community activities. He describes this as ‘audio cartography’, a process of mapping the sonic space that conversations occupy, so they can be recreated for exhibition now and in the future.

This year for Draíocht, Michael will work alongside people, groups and clubs all over Mulhuddart to create a new body of work for exhibition in 2018. Michael’s residency at Draíocht will also be central to his practice-based doctoral studies in UCD School of Sociology focused on participation, ethics and relationship building in context based art practices. 

You can find out more about the residency and contact Michael through Draíocht on 01-8098027, or by email at info@mcloughlin.org