Monday, April 18, 2016
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Group 8 members John Soden, Brendan Grealy and Grellan Ganly are having a joint exhibition of their work entitled TRIPTYCH at Ballinasloe Library next week. The opening is on Tuesday 12th April at 7pm. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. The exhibition will run until the 19th of April.
Monday, March 7, 2016
|Nuala introducing Sheila|
|Sheila in full flow|
In the future, ArtFarm may run a writer's residency and we will bring news of that to you anon. In the meantime, go here for further info on residencies for visual artists.
|ArtFarm - slideshow image|
The following images are my photos of slideshow images of Sheila's artwork so excuse the poor quality. They don't do the pieces justice, but you get the idea:
|Slideshow image of eggshell faces|
|Slideshow image of the reverse of Time Please|
|Slideshow image of woman made from recycled plywood with mirror in stomach cavity|
|Slideshow image of woman in a web|
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Cloonkeen-based artist Sheila Flanagan is the second guest in artist collective Group 8’s new Art & Words series of talks in Ballinasloe. She will present a slideshow and talk about her artwork, as well as socially engaged practice in a rural setting, and Artfarm, the rural art space in Cloonkeen, Newbridge, that she runs.
|Oscailt - Sheila Flanagan|
Sheila will appear at Tosnú Art & Craft Gallery’s studio in Brackernagh, Ballinasloe, on Friday March 4th at 7.30pm. Admission is free. Tosnú will be open on the night selling quality hand-crafted gifts and cards. Refreshments will be served.
|Time Please - Sheila Flanagan|
Sheila received a BA in Fine Art from GMIT in 2003 with first class honours specialising in sculpture. In 2005 she moved to Cloonkeen which led to a deep questioning of her art practice and its meaning in a rural context. Through this introspection the concept of Artfarm emerged The mission of Artfarm is to create opportunities for artistic expression by providing interaction through residencies, projects, talks etc., and for artists to go there with an aspiration to inspire, share, experiment and develop new ideas. The aim is to navigate towards explorations of ecologically sustainable art and contemplative art practice.
|Vessel - Sheila Flanagan|
Artfarm is part of an evolving sculptural installation entitled R10 based on time, ecology, identity and intervention. Artfarm is the centre point and the surrounding circular region of landscape, villages and community are the artpiece, a living, evolving time-based work. This Artwork has a radius of 10 miles and a 10 year deadline up to 2020.
All are welcome. Free admission.