Draíocht’s Artists Studio

NOVEMBER 2017 - JUNE 2018

DRAÍOCHT INCUBATE is a new series of short studio residencies for emerging, early career artists, curators and collectives who wish to have time and space to research, test new ideas, and develop new work. We are delighted to announce four new Incubation artists whose diverse practices chime with Draíocht’s interest in interdisciplinary practice; visual culture and new technologies; socially engaged and collaborative practices; visual arts practice for children and young people.

Emma Brennan is a visual artist recently graduated from NCAD whose practice is focused on the use of performative methods to engage with the viewer. She is currently investigating the use of food as a catalyst for establishing relationships and is interested in the potential of food and hosting as a way of creating community and as a performative activity.  During her Incubate Residency Emma intends to develop her idea by creating a performative food event with the local community.

Ella Bertilsson and Ulla Juske are a Swedish-Estonian visual artist collective based in Dublin. They produce site-specific audio-installations about the relationship between time and memory; place and identity. They are interested in gathering narratives which explore the boundary of fact and fiction in relation to specific communities or places. During their Incubate Residency, Ella and Ulla will invite people who live and work in Blanchardstown into their studio to share stories of their profession/job, their place of work and the memories that it triggers.

Sarah Farrell is a recent graduate of NCAD whose practice is primarily based in painting, drawing, photography and sculptural forms and is informed by her period of practice as a barrister specialising in immigration law, family law, child protection law and human rights law. During her Incubate Residency Sarah wishes to engage in research around the concerns of temporary communities and communities in flux with a particular focus on children in those environments.

Aliina Lindroos (dance artist) and Moran Been-noon (visual artist) are collaborators on an on-going interdisciplinary work entitled Landing which focuses on the physical relationship between identity and land particularly questioning the idea of ‘belonging’. Drawing on choreography, video, installation and multimedia performance they are interested in understanding meanings of home and the relationship between home and identity. During their Incubate Residency they aim to develop this work in the context of Draíocht and Dublin 15. 

Note that the Draíocht Incubate Open Call is now closed until 2019. No unsolicited proposals will be accepted until then.

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

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