Throughout 2017 “This Must Be The Place” will present artist talks free of charge and open to the public in McKenna Gallery at Riverbank Arts Centre.
Our artist talks will be tailored to people who are new to contemporary art as well as those who have experience with contemporary art. So treat yourself! It is always enjoyable and rewarding to listen to an artist talk about their artwork, the art process they engage with and their thinking about art. These talks are planned to last for an hour with time for discussion at the end.
Ceara Conway is an Irish visual artist and singer with a multidisciplinary practice that utilizes visual arts, supported by methodologies from song, performance and traditional art practices. She is interested in creating site specific live performances that engage and move audiences. In her recent works she has explored social and cultural loss in response to themes such as colonial repression, death, exile and the Direct Provision System. Recent works include ”Breath” Damer House Gallery, ”Time” Ulster Museum and ”Dubh” EVA International Satellite Events. Ceara has completed a number of commissions, residencies and public art works, including Thin Places (2015) Kings College, London; Vicissitudes (2013), Derry City of Culture and Making Visible, Irish Museum of Modern Art (2014). Since 2007 she has undertaken residencies with institutes such as Taigh Chearsabhaigh Museum, UK the OTIS College of Art/Suzanne Lacy, Los Angeles, USA, as well as numerous residencies in Ireland. In 2013 she received a Paul Brady scholarship from the Irish World Academy of Music at UL. She has also performed with Dave Flynn’s, Clare Memory Orchestra, the National Gallery of Ireland and several music festivals in Ireland.
These talks are free but booking is essential: Riverbank Box Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 045 448327