Join us as we connect with artist Niamh McGuinne in Dublin in her studio.
Niamh's work Peripheral was acquired to the Drogheda Municipal Art Collection in 2020, and will be on view for the first time as part of the Collection.
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Niamh McGuinne has an MA in Fine Art Conservation and has just completed an MFA in NCAD. She is a member of Graphic Studio Dublin since 2010 where she has exhibited in numerous group and touring shows and in solo shows Surreal Estate (2013) and Wilgefortis (2017). Recent group shows include The Body of Empathy, Hendrix College, Arkansas, USA (2019), Come Back to Me, RUA RED, Tallaght, (2019) and On the Flipside, The Darkroom, Dublin, (2018).
In 2017 she co-curated Bristle: Hair and Hegemony, Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda with Róisín Kennedy and Aoife Ruane.
Her film work Shadowlight has featured in the Poetry Project and Kinsale Arts Festival (2013) and Peripheral in Merciful Hour film screening, the Darkroom, Dublin (2019).Drogheda Municipal Art Collection, Niamh McGuinne
Peripheral, (2019) video (03:23) with music by Lisa O’Neill and Christophe Capewell
Peripheral refers to a nebulous entity, a phantom presence just out of vision, a form which defies capture. The protagonist in Peripheral is the artist who is continually searching for a sense of place, physically and metaphorically, often on the fringes of society. Being of no perceived economic value or use to the majority, but instead considered surplus to requirement, the artist abides.
The film was made in response to the diminishing availability of studio resources for visual artists. Combining analogue Super8 footage and digital capture of a set constructed in printed film and metal, the focus is on the artist’s everyday struggle to maintain a practice while showing that creativity does prevail in a bleak situation.
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