The Dock working with Artist Ellen Duffy will be holding a series of workshops with sixth-class pupils from Scoil Mhuire examining her new exhibition at The Dock.
Kindly supported by Creative Ireland, through Leitrim County Council.
Working with the children online, Ellen will use some of her installations and the gallery’s large windows to capture shadows made on the floors and walls. She will introduce the children to the use of light sources, like lamps or natural light, and use some interesting materials to play with the casting of shadows.
The children will then build up textures and colour to create a series of works made from different viewpoints captured in a layer of collage.
The work created by the children will be documented through video and photography and will be released on June 12th on The Dock’s website and social media.
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).