Claire Apricot

Sea Serpent

Sea Serpent

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Biography

Claire Apricot is a freelance illustrator working in Massachusetts, USA. She is interested in telling stories that are full of mythical and fantastical elements. She depicts in this work a man encountering a colossal sea serpent in the open ocean. This picture leaves an open-ended question of what will happen to the man that has fallen into the sea.
She is fascinated by history and the tales woven from the past, and wants to tell stories of her own through her art. You can find more of her work on her instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/claireapricotart/

Stacey O’Flanagan

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Biography

Stacey O’Flanagan is an emerging artist from Dublin with a passion for mixed media and in particular for alcohol inks. She studied art in BCFE before travelling through Asia and new Zealand. She has 2 children and works from home selling and teaching art. To see more of her work, please visit www.instagram.com/thecolourfulheartist

Julie Bradley

Mythology#1 Dianna

Mythology#1 Dianna

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Biography

Using the techniques of stencilling, collage and drawing, Julie Bradley creates mixed media works on paper which investigate the idea of connectedness and express aspects of an emotional landscape and states of being.

Julie trained in printmaking at the Australian National University -School of Art and also studied at the University of New South Wales where she received a graduate diploma in professional art studies. Her work has received numerous awards.
She currently works as a professional artist from her studio at ANCA –Canberra and her work is held in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, the Australian National University, Canberra Museum and Gallery, the University of Canberra Collection, Bundanon Trust, Calvary Hospital Birth Centre, Canberra Hospital and the Lu Rees Archive.

Katharine Paisley

Wild Fire

Wild Fire

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Biography

Katharine Paisley is a Visual Artist currently based in Northern Ireland, after completing a BA Fine Art degree in the North West of England.  She creates representational oil paintings and experimental videos which, explore the evidence behind the Anthropocene. The Anthropocene is the proposed new geological epoch that scientists believe we entered when the first nuclear bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. The transition into the Anthropocene signifies the undeniable and irreversible impact of human activity on the Earth’s biology and acknowledges human presence as a geophysical force.

She explores the boundaries of painting, what a 2D can achieve; through experimenting with how time can be conveyed within a series of paintings, how one painted image can become a film sequence and how varying scale within a series of paintings can add impact on a specific moment. Using audio and film alongside her painted canvases, She creates an environment surrounding her pieces which, the audience enter in order to experience the work.

Christina Geoghegan

Deluge and Sunset

Deluge and Sunset

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Biography

Christina has a Fine Art Bachelor Degree coupled with experience in Graphic Design and Branding. Art combines her interest in design, landscape and psychologyIt consists of searching for an amalgam of drawn geological forms and the interior architectural structure. Capturing moments of time through colour, temporal aspects of the landscape interiors and outdoors. Inquiring and exploring on the relevance and impact of the perimeter of the painted natural landscape and the interior space, these landscape paintings are in dialogue with environment.

Niamh Dorgan

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Biography

Niamh Dorgan (b. 1995) is a Cork based Irish Visual Artist and recent graduate from the Limerick School of Art and Design. Dorgan’s artwork is influenced by the semiotic theory of ‘umwelt’ a term used in ethology meaning the world as it is experienced by each individual organism. She is interested not only in how our surroundings shape us as organisms, but how we, in turn, alter our environment.

Natalia Tcherniak

One Ex-ing the Other

One Ex-ing the Other

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Biography

Natalia, a graduate of Carleton and University of British Columbia, spends her days as a licenced architect, working on mixed-use and health care projects across Canada. However, her mornings she spends as a visual artist and alternative photography printmaker, exhibiting locally in Toronto, and internationally in UK and USA. Her work has been selected to be part of several international juried group exhibitions and fairs, invited group and solo shows. Natalia has been published in The Hand Magazine, Canadian Interiors Magazine and Cyanotype: the Blueprint in Contemporary Practice book. In the evenings, she builds sets for independent
and professional theatre companies, for short run shows, festivals, and workshops. And at night, Natalia occasionally performs on stages of The Tranzac Club, The Penthouse and Tallulah’s Cabaret in Toronto and Vancouver.

 

Tanya Harris

Ink Forest

Ink Forest

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Biography

Tanya Harris is a multidisciplinary emerging visual artist based in Ireland. Since graduating from an MA in  Central Saint Martins in London,  she has been working with sound, collage, drawing, projection, and textiles.

Exhibitions include Consciousness Resides in Geometry, Courthouse Gallery Co. Clare 2018; Sounding Pattern, Call & Response Gallery, London 2017; The Ecology of a Multidimensional Landscape, Courthouse Gallery Co. Clare 2016; Everything is a Result of Frequency, Fringe Bath Arts 2014, and Glor, Ennis 2016; Echoing Resonance, BE OPEN Sound Portal in London 2013; The Architecture of Sound, Sounding Space symposium in London 2013, Resonance and Recapitulation Exhibit, Limerick 2015. Ink Forest, interactive animated wallpaper in collaboration with Beyond The Valley, V&A, London, 2011. Articles about my  work have appeared in publications including The State of Art-Installation & Site Specific (Bare Hill Publishing, UK, 2015); Synaptic Stimuli (online journal 2015); Pioneer Works’ In Print Magazine Intercourse, (Brooklyn 2016) and E-Squared Magazine Issue 1, (Rhode Island 2016).

David Kavanagh

To Infinity In A Pond

To Infinity In A Pond

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Biography

David Kavanagh is a Cork based artist who graduated from Crawford College of Art and Design in 2004. He has exhibited around Ireland and has work in private collections internationally. His work is primarily drawing based, utilising ink and paint on handmade papers. He creates elaborate worlds which often use seemingly mundane and innocent imagery to grapple with difficult scientific concepts.

Kieran Gallagher

Shinrin-yoku: Youth

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Biography

Kieran Gallagher is an artist who lives and works in Dublin, Ireland.
He works predominantly in printmaking and drawing but also include photography, paper and sculpture. His work focuses on themes such as childhood nostalgia, memory and travel.
His recent work explores the connections and contrasts between the built and natural environments. An Image, scent or sound can remind us of a place, or a moment in time. His work layers these environments and senses. His drawings begin with reality; photographs and through process are remade;weaving between, dreams and memory.
‘Shinrin Yuko: Youth’ is part of a new series of drawings which explore the phenomenon of forest bathing or Shinrin-Yoku.
The term ‘Shinrin-yoku’ was coined by the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries in 1982, and can be defined as making contact with and taking in the atmosphere of the forest (Park B.J, 2010). Several scientific studies have been carried out to determine the health benefits of spending time under the canopy of a living forest.
A recent article in the Environ Health Prev Med Journal looked at both the psychological and physiological effects of forest bathing; in a forest and synthetically in laboratories. This series of drawings explore the idea of natural and synthetic forests invading city living.