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December 2019 – Mick O’Dea PPRHA

December 2019 – Mick O’Dea PPRHA

Mick O’ Dea was born in Ennis Co Clare in 1958. He studied at the National College of Art and Design Dublin, The University of Massachusetts Amherst, Winchester School of Art in Barcelona and Winchester where he was awarded a Masters in European Fine Art. He lectured at NCAD for sixteen years up to 1999 and has acted as an external assessor and lecturer in Art Colleges and Universities in the USA, UK an Ireland.

O’Dea has had numerous exhibitions and has participated in a wide range of artists residencies in Ireland, the USA and Europe.

The recipient of many awards, his most recent include The Ireland US Council / Irish Arts Review Portraiture Award in Dublin and The Royal Ulster Academy Portrait Prize in Belfast.

October 2019 – Toine Horvers

October 2019 – Toine Horvers

Toine Horvers' work as an artist consists of performances and descriptive writings. His performative work deals with time and space and is strongly related to the disciplines of dance, music and sound poetry. The performances, often involving  other people, are strictly designed movement-sequences,  in which the physical and the vocal are inextricably linked. 

Toine presents his works internationally in performances, exhibitions and workshops.

September 2019: Sorcha Fox

September 2019: Sorcha Fox

Sorcha Fox is a spoken word writer,  an actor and  a storyliner for Ros na Rún.  For her residency at Áras Éanna, she will be working on new pieces in Irish and English connected to identity and place.

August 2019: Anna Macleod

August 2019: Anna Macleod

Anna Macleod is a visual Artist and Independent researcher based in County Leitrim. Her practice mediates complex ideas associated with contemporary, historical and cultural readings of land use through a variety of visual art media and sculptural processes.

July 2019: Selma Makela

July 2019: Selma Makela

Selma Makela is based in County Galway.   Her practice references meteorological and geological phenomena as a means to explore the complexity of memory, migration and our changing environment. 

June 2019: Sarah Searson

June 2019: Sarah Searson

June resident Sarah Searson is director of The Dock, in Carrick-on-Shannon. She was inaugural Head of the Centre for Creative Arts and Media at GMIT.