‘Invisible Cords’ is a collection of artwork developed by Kildare based visual artist Clodagh Kelly over the last ten years. Clodagh uses drawing, mixed media and natural materials to explore health, landscape, healing and form in space. This exhibition draws from three bodies of artwork ‘Scratched Room’, ‘Cruel Nature’ and ‘Boundaries’ allowing the underlying invisible cords that resonate between the different series to emerge.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Whilst exhibiting in Ireland, Clodagh studied Fine Art at the Dublin Institute of Technology, Trinity College Dublin, National College Art & Design Dublin and National University Ireland receiving a Masters in Arts 2007. Previously Clodagh explored themes such as mental health and human rights, working as an artist and educator within the Irish psychiatric youth and adult services for several years. Philosophy, sociology and history play an intrinsic role in her art practice. After graduating from art college in 1997, Clodagh started Voice Hearing. Today Clodagh still ‘Voice Hears’ but does not subscribe to psychiatric conditioning and lives with the belief that ‘Voice Hearing’ is part of her natural state of being. Currently human value, creativity, protection, addiction, war and materialism are themes Clodagh explores through Painting/ Drawing/Mixed Media Installation. In July 2018, Clodagh set up Exploring Art Youth Studios in Leixlip Co. Kildare. Exploring Art Studio closed in March 2020. Clodagh still practises as a full-time Visual Artist in Leixlip Co. Kildare, Ireland.
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