Daphne Wright: A Quiet Mutiny at the Crawford Gallery, Cork.

I first became aware of Aosdana* member Daphne Wright through her RHA** show in Dublin two years ago. The piece from that show that stuck in my head was Stallion: a horse on its back, half flayed and writhing in agony, made from marble dust. The workmanship and detail were exquiite but ultimately the piece …

Fantastic Voyage Installation Diary: Days 16-18 & Show Time!

As I was working up until 6pm on the evening of the opening and had no time to wash or change or any of that nonsense and I had no time to post here. In. When youre doing this sort of work, whatever amount of time you have at your disposal, you will fill it. …

Studio : Semester 3, Week 4 ~ Interaction, Participation, Performance & Thinking about Others

Last weeks crit ended with a performance piece created by one of my classmates which I really enjoyed. We were asked to perform an action together outside on the street in which she would intervene. But we were not to tell her what we were planning. We were tired and had no warning and the …

Research Paper and a rant about Grant Kester ~ Interactions : Semester 3, Week 2

So the day after my crappy Studio crit last week we were introduced to the Interactions module.  This was a bit of an eye opener to me for a few reasons. Firstly because I realised I have covered a lot of this module in the course of writing my research paper (yay!). Now I have …

Semester 2 : Week 7 ~ Artist Visit with Stephen Brandes – Rachel Harrison, Jason Rhoades.

Yesterday we had the first of three visits from artist Stephen Brandes. He spent the day going around to each of us in turn to talk about our work and practice, our ambitions and our plans and gave us some tips and feedback. I found him very personable, modest and knowledgeable with an interesting and …

Semester 1 : Artist Research ~ Simon Starling (again), Fergus Fehily, Eva Rothschild.

The tutor mentioned this week Simon Starling's Pleçnik, Union – the rebuilding of a glass lamp and the beer bottle used to smash it-but I could not find an image for it. Nice idea though. Here's that image from the Tabernas Desert Run (2004) again. Also mentioned was Fergus Feehily whose work seems similar to …