Draíocht welcomes Fingal artist Joanne Reid to The Artists Studio, further to its recent Open Call. The Artists Studio is integral to Draíocht’s infrastructure and the Residency is integral to our programme. The purpose of the residency is primarily to provide time and space for an artist to develop their practice in a comfortable, practical and supportive environment. The Studio is rent free, with an additional payment of €500 per month to the artist.
Joanne Reid is an artist working in the medium of sculpture. Reid’s work often begins as a response to chance encounters with the materials, objects and spaces that form our built environments. In her practice, she is particularly drawn to the use of building materials, such as steel, plywood, concrete, timber, and plaster. There are also references to art history, in particular the Still Life genre, in her work. Her most recent work explores a merging of forms from the natural and the built environment.
During the residency at Draíocht, Reid will be developing new work for presentation in Studio 1 at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios in 2023.
Joanne Reid completed an MA in Art and Research Collaboration at the Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, (2016). She was awarded the Fingal RHA Studio Residency (2021) and is a recipient of the Arts Council Visual Arts Bursary Award (2022, 2020), Fingal Artists’ Support Scheme (2023, 2022) and the Arts Council Agility Award (2021). Exhibitions include an upcoming presentation of new work in Studio 1 at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios (2023), Home Bodies (2021), ARTWORKS:Dearly Beloved (2019) at Visual Carlow and Futures, Series 3, Episode 2 (2018) at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin.
Joanne Reid is a Fingal artist originally from Balbriggan, Co Dublin.
Image: Work in progress, plasterwork detail, 2023