Many aspects of our way of life at present has inspired this work.
Artists Pauline Gibbons and Catherine Murray discuss their project Re-Engage with Liam Kelleher MTU Gallery Graduate Resident 2020-21.
Many aspects of our way of life at present has inspired this work.
Our world is rapidly changing, and our trust now lies with science and hope for the future. The use of scientific and organic materials alludes to nature and the principals found within it, as well as within the human body. The work will explore the transparency and delicacy of the materials, which link a beginning and end achieved by the translucency of tubes and the filtering of light. It brings to light the interconnected systems that keep our environment in order.
Through the intricate combination of objects, the work references the use of scientific materials which become vessels for the organic. The piece strives to re-engage the senses using containers of information. These objects are created for a specific purpose. They have meaning and significance only within that context. They are created with aesthetic considerations, with a strong emphasis on craftsmanship.
Some project images from inside the window
I graduated with first class honours from The Crawford College of Art and Design in 2018. I received a post graduate residency award in the Crawford College of Art and Design 2018/2019. I was selected to apply for RDS Visual Arts awards and was subsequently short listed. I reached stage 2 of the Undergraduate Awards 2018.
My practice is multidisciplinary ranging from drawing and painting, to print and installation. Work experience: I have a wide range of work experience; I worked for Dulux Paints for over 25 years in many roles, and as a qualified interior designer, before becoming a full time student at the Crawford College of Art and Design, I was one of the chairpersons on the Degree Show Committee and I am presently a part-time studio assistant at Turner Glass.
Exhibitions and projects:
September 2019: Exhibiting Artist in graduate residents exhibition 2019 Unsettle all Things. The Gallery at 46 Grand Parade Cork.
August 2019: Facilitating artist at print workshop for children as part of the Sean MacCarthy Memorial Festival, Finuge, Listowel, Co. Kerry.
June 2019: exhibiting artist at K-Fest 2019 Killorglin Co. Kerry,
May 2019: Facilitating artist for The Green Light Project, part of the See You Tomorrow exhibition curated by Australian Artist Liz Wood and Kevin Leong at Sirius Art Centre Cobh Co. Cork.
April 2019: Participating Artist in Zine Workshop at Crawford College of Art and Design hosted by University of Bratislava
July 2018: Participating Artist in IRON R18 at the National Sculpture Factory.
2018/2019: Assisted students at mould making elective, Crawford College at Art and Design.
June 2017: exhibiting Student at 3rd Year Show with Crawford College of Art and Design, Habituation at Elizabeth Fort.
April 2017: Part of interactive project with undergraduate students of Crawford College of Art and Design. The Elsewhere exhibition at Elizabeth Fort. Cork.
I am a multidisciplinary artist and graduated with first class honours from the Crawford College of Art and Design in 2015. Both private and public collectors including CIT Registrars collection have purchased my work and I have participated in a number of exhibitions to date. For my degree show I was selected as ‘Student of the Year” by the Cork Art Society and awarded an exhibition by the Lavit Gallery Cork. Other prizes included the CIT Science Week Award, which resulted in a solo exhibition , ‘Drawing in New Light’ at the James Barry Gallery, a CIT Purchase Prize and a post grad resident CCAD award 2015. I was also awarded a 12-month residency with Backwater Artist’s Group. I am currently a member of Cork Printmakers and Backwater Artist’s Group.
John Berger wrote that ‘images were first made to conjure something that was absent’ and this concept is fundamental to my art practice. The materiality and the process of my practice or interogations play with the notion of creating temporary situations using shadow and light, reflections and refractions through the combination of purposefully sourced materials and curiosity. My work is a collection of images, some of which I borrow from nature, the overlooked, and I use a combination of print, book art, paint, drawing, projection and sculpture to explore new ideas and to re-represent
February 2020 – Selected Artist at Lavit Gallery’s Annual Member’s Exhibition.
December 2019 – Exhibited at Cork Printmaker’s Annual Chiristmas Exhibition.
November 2019 - Invited Artist at State of Print, Limerick City Gallery of Art.
August 2019 – Invited Artist at Sean McCarthy Memorial Weekend, Finuge, Listowel, Co. Kerry.
July 2019 – Selected Artist at imPRESSions Open Printmaking Biennial 2019 which took place during the Galway International Arts Festival from 15 - 28 July 2019.
June 2019 – Part of State of Print, Crawford College of Art Exhibition Space, 46 Grand Parade Cork, Cork City Hall and Cork Printmakers
June 2019 - Selected Artist and finalist at K-Fest, Killorglin April /May 2018 – selected artist at Print.ed #5, Barcelona.
January 2018 – Selected Artist - Volumes, A large scale prinst installation Crawford College of Art Exhibition Space, 46 Grand Parade Cork.
December 2018 - Selected Artist at GOMA, Gallery of Modern Art, Annual Members Exhibition
December 2018 – Selected artist at Trasna 8, group print exhibiton at The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistyum, Co. Clare.
September 2018 – Invited Artist – State of Print, funded by Culture Ireland and opened in Spain
September 2018, currently being exhibited in Norwich, and plans to exhibit in Dundee, Scotland in March 2019 and then Limerick and Cork.
September 2018 – Invited Artist - Impact 10, Sandtander Spain , a print collaboration between Limerick School of Art and Crawford College of Art.
June 2018 – Selected Group Exhitbition, Bainbridge Open 2018, to coincide with Bainbridge Print Studios' 10th birthday, where I received the John Purcell Prize.
December 2017 - The Present, Past , Selected Group Exhibition of works from Crawford College of Art and Design students and graduates, at Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork.
June 2017 – Invited Artist - Ballot, A box-set featuring staff, alumni and students from Norwich University of the Arts, Norwich UK and Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork, Ireland with invited partners Print to the People in Norwich, Cork Printmakers and Limerick School of Art & Design, at CIT Crawford College of Art & Design, 24 June A print collaboration between staff, alumni and students from Norwich University of the Arts, UK, Crawford College of Art & Design. Presently on exhibition at Norwich University of the Arts, Norwich, Uk.
October/November 2016 – Curated and exhibited in a Selected Group exhibition at Blackrock Castle Cork as part of Science Week and Maths Week.
July 2016 – Impressions Print Biennalle, Selected Group Exhibition. An Leabhar Choirt, Hand made book of birch bark. Winner of Galway University Purchase Prize at Impressions Biennale Galway Arts Week.
May 2016 - Curated and exhibited in Tweet Box at the Atrium, Cork City Hall.
March 2016 – Invited Artist - Affective Entities, Selected Group Exhibition at CIT Wandesford Quay Art Gallery and part of the Make Symposion 2016.
February 2016 – Lavit Gallery, Cork, Student of the Year Award, exhibition.
January 2016 – Invited Artist, Art in Style - One of four artists exhibiting work for Create Project, a collabroation between Brown Thomas Cork and Crawford College of Art & Design.
December 2015 - Invited Artist at exhibition of Tweet Boxes at Lismore Castle.
December 2015 – Selected Group Exhibition ‘All things considered’ Cork Printmakers Members Exhibition.
November 2015 - Solo Exhibition - 22 26 30 32 36 40 42 48 50 // DRAWING IN NEW LIGHT at the James Barry gallery, C.I.T., as part of Science Week.
November 2015 – Invited Artist at the Snap Printmaking symposium, Bentlage, Germany.
2015 – Invited Artist Culture Night Graduate Exhibition, CCAD, Cork.
2015 Invited Artist Group Exhibition, Tweet Box, a collaborate print exhibition with Crawford College of Art and Design and Limerick School of Art and Design held at China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China and Lismore Castle, Co. Waterford.
2015 Group Exhibition, We Do Not Leave Pyramids, Crawford College of Art and Design.
2014 Invited Artist -Solo Exhibition, Skins, at Triskel Arts Centre, part of Quarter, Arts & Entertainment.
2010 – Permanent exhibit at Scoil na mbuachailli, Clonakilty
2009 - Charity Art Exhibition for Daffodil Day art auction, Emmet Hotel, Clonakilty.
2008 – Selected Group Exhibition, Ian Humphries Life Drawing, West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, Co. Cork.
2008 – Selected Group Exhibition John Simpson, West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, Co. Cork.
2007 – Eadaoin Harding-Kemp Group Exhibition, Spillers Lane, Clonakilty, Co.Cork
2006 - Eadaoin Harding-Kemp Group Exhibition, Spillers Lane, Clonakilty, Co.Cork.
2005 - Eadaoin Harding-Kemp Group Exhibition, Spillers Lane, Clonakilty, Co.Cork.
August 2019 – Facilitated a print workshop for children at the Sean McCarthy Memorial Weekend, at Finuge, Listowel, Co. Kerry March/April/May 2019 – Facilitated art workshops with children, at Sea Horse, Day Unit, CUH.May 2019 - Facilitated The Green Light Project, part of the See You Tomorrow exhibition curated by artists Elizabeth Woods and Kevin Leong at Sirius Art Centre, Cobh, Co. Cork.
October 2017 – Facilitated children’s art workshop at Direct Provision Centre, Ashbourne House, Glounthane, Cork
September 2016 –to- May 2017 – Assisted student at printmaking elective, Crawford College of Art & Design December 2015 - took part in Art in the Making at Lismore Castle where I also gave a short presentation about my practice.
November 2015 – took part in a collaborate Master Workshop facilitated with Turner Prize winners Assemble, with Architecture and Visual Communications students.
September 2015 – assistant technician for Sol Lewitt Grid Drawing at the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, U.C.C., Cork.
September 2015 – invigilating at Meta-perceptual Helmet exhibition at Engage Bandon Arts Festival.
December 2014 – Took part and completed workshop with Master Printmaker, Morgan Doyle at Crawford College of Art and Design. Took part and completed various workshops at Cork Printmakers, including Book Binding, Silk Screen Printing, Mezzotint and Kitchen Lithography and Collagraph printing.
June 2019 – Screaming Pope Prize, Finalist 2K19, at K-Fest.
June 2018 – Winner of John Purcell Prize at Bainbridge Print Studio, London.
July 2016 – Winner of Galway University Purchase Prize at Impressions Biennale Galway Arts Week. 2015 - CIT Science Week Award 2015 - Cork Art Society, Student of the Year Award 2015
2015 – CIT Crawford Graduate Residency Award.
2015 – CIT Purchase Award Catalogues and Publicity. An Cuasnóg Phuch – Handmade Artist Book, purchased by Leeds University and presently used for teaching in Science Department.
Exhibition Catalogue - Culture Night 2015 – Graduate Exhibition Exhibition Catalogue – tweet box – collaborate print exhibition in China.
Exhibition Catalogue - We Do Not Leave Pyramids, Degree Show 2015. Irish Art Review – December 2015 issue. RTE Lyric FM Culture File – 18th
February 2016, at The Lavit Gallery, Cork by Lorcan Murray. UCC Campus Radio – 12th February 2016