Brian Fay lives and works in Dublin. Working mainly through drawing he uses the materiality of pre-existing artworks and objects to examine their complex relationship to time. Solo shows include A mobile living thing (forthcoming 2021) DLR Lexicon, Dublin, To Something that went before (C.S.deK), Oonagh Young Gallery, Dublin, X (IR),(2016) nag Gallery, Dublin, Of the Survival of Images (and Objects) (2014) also nag Gallery and Broken Images or When does Posterity Begin? (2011), Ashford Gallery, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin.
Group shows include Facture (forthcoming 2021) Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin, After an Act (2018) Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, Inspiration and Rivalry: After Vermeer (2017) National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin and Akroma (2016) Arsenals Museum of Contemporary Art of Riga, Latvia.
His work is in the National Drawing Collection Ireland, and the collections of The Crawford Art Gallery, TU Dublin, Office of Public Works and numerous private collections. He is the winner of the 2014 Derwent International Drawing Prize, the 2016 AXA Drawing Prize and is a Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at TU Dublin. He has recently been invited on to the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation Residency Programme.
David Smith is an Irish artist who relocated home in 2016 after 11 years in Hong Kong. He works primarily in painting and also in music, film and photographic projects. Recent work includes a short film, Eó Mughna’s Lament, which was commissioned by The Dock. He has participated in the RHA open, Cairde Visual, The RUA Annual and RUA RED Winter Open. He has recently held solo shows in Hong Kong, The U.S. and Ireland. He has participated in the Hong Kong art prize and also in the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture. His works have been featured in 7 out of 8 International Painting Annuals (INPA) published in my Manifest press. Originally from Mayo, he is now based in Sligo and is currently artist in residence at The Dock.
Clíodhna Ní Anluain graduated with a first-class honours MA in Art Research and Collaboration (ARC) from IADT in 2021. She is also a graduate of NUI Galway, and a post-graduate of UCC and TU Dublin (DIT).
As an arts producer and editor at RTÉ, her focus is primarily on writing and visual and material culture. Writers she commissioned short stories on Independence from for her recent 2020/21 SPOKEN STORIES series include Anne Enright, Sue Rainsford, Yan Ge, Kevin Barry, Mike McCormack and Neil Jordan. Actors who read these stories for the series include Saoirse Ronan, Siobhán McSweeney, Eileen Walsh and Stephen Rea.
Clíodhna has produced or executive produced all RTÉ Radio’s anchor literary and arts programmes. Other projects include her 2019/20 DAVIS NOW Lectures: Making Home series with consultant editor Dr Ellen Rowley in association with UCD; curating the visual arts programme for Cruinniú na Cásca (2017); and producing the 10-part series Altering States: 100 Years of the Arts in Ireland (1916-2016), thematically critiquing the arts since Independence. Her documentary Aidan Higgins: The Reach of Words (2016), was short-listed for a 2017 New York Radio Award.
She edited five RTÉ Radio Sunday Miscellany anthologies (New Island: 2006 - 2019) and Reading the Future: Mike Murphy in Conversation with Irish Writers (Lilliput Press: 2000). She has worked as a theatre producer and as a museum curator. She is a board member, and secretary of Visual Artists Ireland (VAI).
Ellen Duffy lives and works in Dublin. She received her BFA from the Technological University of Dublin, 2019. Her work was shortlisted and shown at the RDS Visual Artist Awards, curated by, the late, Janet Mullarney and David Quinn. From this exhibition she was awarded the RHA Studio Graduate Award - a year long studio residency at the prestigious Dublin Gallery. She was commissioned by The Dock, Leitrim, in their Summer Commissions 2020 to create a body of work over lockdown and entered into an ongoing collaborative project with Artist/Curator Kate Murphy. Previous shows include; Sympoetic: A Shared Together, Farmleigh Cowshed, Dublin (2018); TUD Graduate Exhibition, Dublin (2019); RDS Visual Artist Awards, Dublin (2019); Works on Paper, Sarah Walker Gallery, Cork (2020). Upcoming shows include; Platform, Belfast (2021); The Platform, Draíocht, Dublin (2021).
Eve O’Callaghan is a painter based in Dublin. Her work is concerned with the materials of painting and the history of image-making and abstraction.
O’Callaghan graduated from the National College of Art and Design in 2017. She has been shortlisted for the Hennessy Craig Scholarship (2019), the RDS Visual Art Awards (2017), and won the Adams award at the 2018 RHA Annual. Her work has been exhibited at RHA Gallery, Pallas Projects, Dublin and Draoicht, Blanchardstown. She was the 2019/20 recipient of the Temple Bar Gallery and Studios Recent Graduate Residency.
Fiona Finlay lives and works in Kildare Ireland. She holds a BA First Class Honours Degree in Fine art (painting) from NCAD. She has exhibited widely, including the annual RHA summer exhibitions, Rua Red, Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dunamaise Arts centre among others. Her work has been purchased by the OPW for the national State Art Collection and her work has also been acquired and is on display as part of Maynooth University Permanent Art Collection. She has also been an RDS art awards exhibition finalist.
Jamie Cross graduated from IADT Dun Laoghaire with a BA in Art in 2019. Upon graduating, he received the IADT Graduate Student Art Award for an emerging artist of note, sponsored by The Dock. In October 2019 Jamie was selected for the RDS Visual Arts Awards Exhibition and was awarded joint winner of the R.C. Lewis Crosby Award. Jamie was also shortlisted for the Ormond Art Studio Graduate Award 2019 and contributed to a programme of public events at the studios. During the period March-June 2020, Jamie took part in The Dock Summer 2020 Commissions, which focussed on a series of online works. Most recently, he completed an MA in Art + Research Collaboration from IADT Dun Laoghaire in January 2021, which involved the online exhibition and publication, cohost.