Fingal County Council and Draíocht welcomes Fingal artist Justine McDonnell to The Artists Studio, further to its recent Open Call seeking applications from Visual Artists, from or based in Dublin 15/Fingal, for a 4 month paid Studio Residency.
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. This Residency consists of the use of Draíocht’s Visual Artist’s Studio for the period above rent free. A fee of €4000 for the 4 month period together with €1,000 material costs are in addition.
Justine McDonnell is a visual artist and writer living and working in Dublin. She received her B.A in Fine Art from TU Dublin (2015) and a Masters in Fine Art from the University of Ulster (2017). Upon graduating she received the Flax Art Studios Graduate Award and the Research Steward Fellowship Award at the Venice Biennale (2017).
Working in live performance, photography, text and sound installation her practice explores the physicality and the politics of the female voice. Performing using her own voice, she interweaves historical, fictional and autobiographical narratives in the construction of new scripted scores.
During the residency at Draíocht McDonnell will be developing and composing a new sound installation alongside a live performance and photographic series.
Justine’s work has been exhibited by a diverse range of galleries including: IMMA (2023), dlr LexIcon (2022), The Lab Gallery, Dublin (2019), Stabilimento Ostiense Festival, Rome (2020), Holden Gallery, Manchester (2020), the Golden Thread Gallery (2018) and PS2, Belfast (2017). In 2021 she was selected as the international artist in residence at Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam, providing her with a 3 month residency and exhibition.
Her work has been featured in articles by Sculpture Magazine and ‘the lives we live’ publication by Grangegorman public art. She was granted the Freelands Foundation Bursary Award (2020) and is a recipient of the Arts Council of Ireland Agility Award (2021) and the Visual Arts Bursary Award (2022).