Speaking of which .... is a new series of short films with eleven contemporary Irish artists who are both established and emerging in their careers led by The Dock in Carrick on Shannon in collaboration with The LAB Gallery in Dublin. This new series of short filmed interviews with Irish artists was developed to be used in an educational setting by teachers and arts organisations.
In this video artist Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh speaks about why she is an artist, the excitement of receiving a commission from The Dock, reaching out to a writer and the importance of regional Arts Centres.
The inspiration for these online films comes from the desire to create an opportunity for young people to engage with visual arts culture and to give them a unique insight into arts practices, methods and motivations through the words of practicing artists. The series also provides an opportunity for artists to communicate with a young audience. The artists involved are emerging artists at the beginning of their careers and more established artists taking risks in their practice.
These videos are ideal for use in an educational setting by teachers and arts organizations, and a fascinating opportunity to hear and learn more about the art making process. If you are interested in using them in your learning please contact us for a full resource document. Email Laura Mahon, Visual Arts & Education Manager on firstname.lastname@example.org
Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh (b. 1977) graduated in 2001 from Fine Art Painting at the Dublin Institute of Technology. She was awarded the HOTRON Art Award, 2019 and was joint winner of The Hennessy Craig Scholarship, 2010. In addition she has featured on the John Moores Painting Prize shortlist, 2018, The Marmite Prize for Painting V shortlist, 2016, , and AIB Prize shortlist, 2009. Represented by Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Ní Mhaonaigh has exhibited extensively in both Ireland and abroad,at venues including Limerick City Gallery of Art, Anthony Slayter-Ralph Fine Art, Los Angeles, Centre Culturel Irlandais Paris, Millenium Court Arts Centre, Armagh, Highlanes Municipal Art Gallery, The Living Room Gallery, New York, Ard Bia Berlin. Ní Mhaonaigh’s work is represented in numerous public and private collections including The Arts Council of Ireland/An Chomhairle Ealaíon, Office of Public Works, Ernesto Ventós Barcelona, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection, and Drogheda Municipal Art Collection at Highlanes Gallery.