Ciara Rodgers and Catherine Callanan discuss contemporary studio and research practices with a focus on Rodgers’ solo exhibition, Monuments II, currently on exhibition in Garter Lane Arts Centre.
DATE: 15th October
Booking: gartrerlane.ie – Tickets Available on Wednesday 7th October
B: 1966, Cork, currently living in Co. Waterford
Catherine Callanan is an award-winning visual artist, whose work focuses primarily on figurative sculpture, but also includes installation, video and performance, with an emphasis on viewer participation. An initial career in education, working with ‘at risk’ young people and their families took her to many countries. Callanan returned to college, to pursue her lifelong interest in art, by completing her BA and MA, in Fine Art in 2019, with first class honours, in both. Her critical research was shortlisted for the Global Undergraduate Awards.
Callanan was awarded residencies in Crawford College Glass Department, National Sculpture Factory, MA Art & Process, and IMMA. Her work is material based and has developed to incorporate viewer engagement, with a particular emphasis on human touch. She is interested in the complex and often unpredictable process of making and the purposeful inclusion of imperfections.
Her practice is influenced by relational aesthetics and the life-experiences of women.
B: 1982, Cork City
Ciara Rodgers is a visual artist living and working in Cork, Ireland. She previously studied a BA (Hons) Fine Art and has an MA in Art and Process (MA:AP) from Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork. An early career artist, examples of her work are held in private, corporate and college collections in Ireland. Notable recent exhibitions include ArtSevilla 2019|Bauhaus: 100 years since the total revolution of a language, group exhibition, Casa de la Provincia, Sevilla, Andalusia, Spain 28/11/19 – 12/1/2020 and Monuments of Abandoned Futures, solo exhibition, LHQ Gallery, Carrigrohane Road, 2019. Ciara facilitates artist led workshops at the Glucksman UCC and enjoys the benefits that collaborative arts add to her individual practice and works from her studio at Backwater Artists Studios, Cork City.
Ciara’s practice often involves historic and abandoned sites with a focus on the liminal or less noticed environments.
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