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NCAD 2017 SHOW NCAD 2017 Show: Index

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NCAD 2017 Show: Index

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NCAD 2017 SHOW Foreword: Director Study at NCAD First Year Art & Design Studies NCAD Gallery: Year in Review 2016/17 NIVAL Innovation and Engagement Graduate Exhibition Locations Graduate Exhibition Map

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SCHOOL OF DESIGN School of Design: Staff List School of Design: Foreword Communication Design: Visual Communication Design for Body & Environment: Fashion Design Design for Body & Environment: Jewellery & Metalwork Design for Body & Environment: Textile & Surface Design Product Design: Product Design Product Design: MA Interaction Design Product Design: MSc in Medical Device Design MFA Design

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SCHOOL OF EDUCATION School of Education: Staff List School of Education: Foreword Fine Art, Design & Education Professional Master of Education MA Socially Engaged Art (Further, Adult & Community Education) CEAD: Foreword CEAD: D+VI CEAD: P+DI CEAD: VAP CEAD: Diploma in Art & Design

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SCHOOL OF FINE ART School of Fine Art: Staff List School of Fine Art: Foreword Applied Material Culture: Ceramics & Glass Applied Material Culture: Textile Art & Artefact Fine Print Media Painting Sculpture & Expanded Practice MFA Art in the Digital World and MFA Fine Art: Staff List MFA Art in the Digital World: Foreword MFA Art in the Digital World MFA Fine Art: Foreword MFA Fine Art

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SCHOOL OF VISUAL CULTURE School of Visual Culture: Staff List School of Visual Culture: Foreword Visual Culture MA Art in the Contemporary World MA Design History and Material Culture

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Foreword: Director

Students, Staff, Family and Friends, I am delighted to welcome you to the 2017 Season of Exhibitions at NCAD, including the First Year Show, the Fashion Event, the Graduate Show and the Continuing Education (CEAD) Show. NCAD has a very special place in the evolution of Irish culture and the Graduate Show is the moment in the year where this is most apparent. We are all privileged to be invited to engage with and make sense of the work of our students and to see their passion for enquiry writ large. On behalf of all of the staff at NCAD, I would like to state how proud we are of the achievements of these graduates — evident for visitors within this Exhibition and to us, as staff, across their time in College. We have been witness to their inventiveness, their sense of adventure within their work, and appreciative of the depth of enquiry undertaken.

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Foreword: Director

Educating generations of graduates who interpret the world in a challenging and alternative way is vital to NCAD’s identity as a research-led university. It can be a lonely place to challenge the status quo. NCAD endeavours to offer a safe environment in which to experiment and reflect. So, whether in a field as specific as fashion design or as broad as sculpture and expanded practice, we have encouraged our students to begin that process of putting themselves out there and exposing and testing their thinking in a secure environment.

NCAD students, be they undergraduates or postgraduates, show remarkable initiative and professionalism — seeking out, developing and responding to opportunities to engage their practice in real world situations before ever they graduate from the College. The exhibitions they have created, the research they have undertaken in collaboration with industry, the consideration they have given to the ways in which they engage with communities beyond the walls of NCAD — in classrooms, in cultural organisations, in the immediate locality — all contribute to the breadth and depth of this exhibition.

Family and friends of these graduates: you have witnessed the intensity of their graduating year — their commitment to their studies and the demands this has placed upon them (and upon you). And with us, the staff of the College, you will have been delighted by the international and national awards they have won, even in this most intense of years.

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Foreword: Director

‘Class of 2017’, we are proud of your achievements and confident in your creativity and capacity to seize opportunity and forge a path in the world. Your passion, curiosity and willingness to question are qualities that are needed in the face of the challenges of the contemporary environment, and will serve you throughout your life as an artist, as a designer, as an educator, as a critic or as a creative thinker in whatever career you pursue. For now, enjoy the moment and on behalf of the College let me wish you the very best of luck in all that is to come! Bernard Hanratty Acting Director

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Study at NCAD

NCAD is Ireland’s largest dedicated art college, teaching creative and innovative practice in art, design, education and visual culture. NCAD has been the most significant provider of art and design education in Ireland for over 250 years and is a Recognised College of University College Dublin (UCD). Students come to NCAD to engage in specialist programmes across a wide range of fields in Fine Art and Design. Fine Art offers pathways in Painting, Print, Media, Sculpture & Expanded Practice, Textile Art & Artefact and Ceramics & Glass. Design offers Fashion Design, Textile & Surface Design, Jewellery & Objects, Illustration, Graphic Design, Product Design and Interaction Design. The studio is an essential part of life at NCAD. Students work in studios, developing their creative practice in a collaborative community. For Visual Culture and Education students the context of a creative art and design campus is central to their experience. All students at NCAD can both immerse in their own discipline and be part of this larger diverse visual art community of practitioners, designers and theorists.

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Study at NCAD

Situated in the heart of the Liberties in Thomas Street and James’ Street, our students have easy access to all the major art and design museums, galleries and studios in the city, while NCAD itself attracts visitors to its own street front NCAD Gallery. On campus learning resources include The Edward Murphy Library (EML) – recognised as one of the finest visual art libraries in the UK and Ireland – and the National Irish Visual Arts Library (NIVAL), a unique archive of Irish art. Both of these libraries support our students’ research and are a significant resource to national and international scholarship in art and design.

NCAD runs its programmes at all levels: undergraduate, postgraduate, and also has an accessible continuing education programme that supports part-time and flexible learners. To find out more about studying at NCAD, our application process and entry requirements contact the admissions office by phone: 353 1 636 4200, by email: admissions@ncad.ie, or visit our website: www.ncad.ie/study-at-ncad. The College Open Day 2017 will be on Wednesday 29 November 2017. This is an opportunity to tour the campus, visit the studios and departments, talk to staff and current students and find out more about the area you are interested in studying. All are welcome to attend.

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First Year Art & Design Studies

On entry to NCAD students are instantly immersed in an exciting and unique inter-disciplinary programme where art and design students work side-by-side and together to explore and discover the wide range of pathways open to them. Taught and guided in the studio by both art and design practitioners, the students are encouraged to engage in an open and experimental research process in a manner that helps them find the pathway that is best suited to their individual goals and abilities. This common experience across the disciplines, gives NCAD students a unique opportunity to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of the different specialisms available to them. Getting to know each other and forming early friendships before they enter their specialist fields, they can lay the foundations for future collaborations across the disciplines in our increasingly diverse artistic cultural industries. Where better to begin this educational journey than in the rich cultural environment of Dublin city where the students have easy access to a wide range of resources, both practical and inspirational. The First Year Art & Design Studies programme includes a wide range of teaching approaches including workshop demonstrations, tutorials, visiting lectures, seminars, gallery, museum and location visits, complemented by programmes in Professional Practice and Visual Culture. Mary Avril Gillan Head of First Year Art & Design Studies

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First Year Art & Design Studies

First Year Art & Design Studies: Staff List Head of First Year Art & Design Studies Mary Avril Gillan BA, Dip ADT, MSc Academic Staff Chloe Brennan BA, PG Dip, MA

Marc Reilly BA, MA Sarah Ross ANCAD, BDes, MA David Timmons BA, MA

Eamon Connors ANCAD

John Waid BA, Adv Dip ATD

Julie Connellan BDes, MA

Technical Staff Ruth Doorley BDes

Mary Cullen BA, MA

Roisin Lynam The Past and the Present, April 2017

Aonghus Fallon

Yvonne Cullivan N Dip, BA, MSc

Seán Kelleghan Dip Fine Art, BFA

Mary A. Fitzgerald BA, MA

Aisling McLoughlin BA

Taffina Flood ANCAD, BA, MA

Siobhan O’Rourke BDes

Bob Gray BDes

Administrative Staff Patricia McDonnell

Elaine Griffin BDes, MA Clare Jordan BDes, MA Kristina Huxley BFA, MA Orla Langan BDes, MSc Kirsty McGhie BA, PGFA, MA Logan McLain BA, MA Caoimhe McMahon BDes, MSc Cathy Mooney BA Anthony O’Connor BDes, MA

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Roisin Lynam, Smothering, April 2017

Kate Barry, Untitled, April 2017


NCAD Gallery: Year in Review 2016/17

The NCAD Gallery operates as a public venue as well as the public face of the National College of Art and Design, Dublin (NCAD). The Gallery mission is to support contemporary visual arts practice and critical debate in the immediate environment of the NCAD via its curated exhibitions programme, while simultaneously engaging the visual arts sector, the local community and wider public audiences. In 2016/17, the NCAD Gallery continued to progress a programme inclusive of contemporary visual arts practice across diverse disciplines in art and design fields. It emphasised the commissioning of new work, welcomed collegial and international partnerships, and afforded provision for student-led exhibition making with a research focus instituted through College curricula. The NCAD Gallery’s curatorial focus is made manifest in its function as an expanded exhibitions platform. Coexistent elements of exhibition content, discussion, and mediation in support of the College course structures postulate a future professional practice and afterlife outside of the institution context. Described below is some of the NCAD Gallery activity in 2016/17, which typifies the ambition the Gallery has to provide and further develop an exhibitions programme of national and international merit that is unique to the National College of Art and Design. ‘Bored with a hole’ was a two-person exhibition of new work by artists Hannah Fitz and Daniel Tuomey, commissioned by the NCAD Gallery with artist support from the Arts Council of Ireland. Fitz and Tuomey graduated from NCAD in 2012 as part of a supportive network of emerging Irish artists, cemented by their past shared involvement with the artist-run initiative Basic Space. Bored with a hole was the first realisation of their collaboration in a full-scale exhibition, which featured newly conceived sculptural, video and performance works.

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NCAD Gallery: Year in Review 2016/17

‘Bored with a hole’, NCAD Gallery exhibition view of work by Hannah Fitz and Daniel Tuomey, NCAD Gallery. Image courtesy of the artists and NCAD Gallery, 2016. Photographed by: Kate Bowe-O’Brien

‘Asylum Archive’ was an exhibition of accumulated documents, artefacts, oral histories and photography created by Dublin based visual artist and researcher Vukašin Nedeljković in response to his personal experiences as a refugee seeking asylum in Ireland. As part of the ‘Asylum Archive’ exhibition, the Gallery convened a public event with presentations by invited speakers Dr. Ronit Lentin, Associate Professor in Sociology at the Department of Sociology, Trinity College Dublin (TCD); Joe Moore, anti-deportation activist; Vukašin Nedeljković, artist and researcher, Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT); and Professor Aislinn O’Donnell, Professor of Education, and Coordinator of Structured PhD and M.Litt Programmes in Education, Maynooth University. ‘Shape The Future’ was a touring exhibition of new work by twenty of Ireland’s most exciting creative designer-makers who have been awarded the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s ‘Future Makers Awards and Supports’. The exhibition was guest curated by Angela O’Kelly, Head of NCAD’s Design for Body & Environment Department, and organised as part of the marking of the centenary of the 1916 rising under the Cultural Expression strand. It was first shown at the National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny.

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NCAD Gallery: Year in Review 2016/17

Collaboratively produced & curated events at the Gallery included: ‘Sustainability In Design Education: Responding Creatively To The Task As Makers & Educators’ with panellists, Carry Somers of internationally renowned Fashion Revolution, Rosie O’Reilly of Re-dress & We Are Islanders, and Kate Nolan of Re-dress, We Are Islanders & MADE. The event was chaired by Hilary O’Kelly, lecturer in Visual Culture at NCAD, and included a SWAP SHOP event hosted by Nu. ethical fashion initiative. The Gallery also hosted ‘BARE Magazine Issue Two’ launch and exhibition. Based in the National College of Art and Design, Dublin (NCAD), Bare magazine highlights the talent and dedication of the College’s students and recent graduates, while also aiming to promote the future of creativity in Dublin. Also of note this year, was the inclusion of a number of research-led short exhibitions. They included ‘The Change Lab’ exhibition & presentations event. The event, which was organised by NCAD’s School of Education in conjunction with the aims of the Ubuntu Network and funded by Irish Aid, responded to the question, ‘what does it mean to teach and make art that is of and for our time?’ ‘Patterns of Learning’, another research focused exhibition, showcased the NCAD Product Design Department, as part of a EU funded, research and design project with eleven other European partners including University College London, Arduino and the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design. Throughout the year the Gallery also hosted and participated in a number of national events in the cultural calendar, including: Culture Night 2016, Open House Dublin 2016, Dublin Gallery Weekend 2016, St. Patrick’s Day Festival 2017, and the Institute Designers Ireland (IDI) Graduate Design Awards Exhibition 2016 supported by The Arup Trust. The NCAD Gallery continues to generate a quality programme to build upon our growing reputation for excellence in the field. Thank you to our supportive audience and collaborators — we hope you enjoyed this year’s programme and will join us again in the near future. Anne Kelly Programme Curator NCAD Gallery

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NCAD Gallery: Year in Review 2016/17

The NCAD Gallery 2017, gallery exterior view: ‘The Change Lab’. Image courtesy of the artist and NCAD Gallery, 2017. Photographed by: Anne Kelly

To coincide with the NCAD graduate and postgraduate shows (9—19 June), the NCAD Gallery will present a curated group exhibition of work by recent graduates. During this period there will be extended opening hours: Weekdays 10am—8pm; Weekends 10am—5pm. Normal opening hours of 1pm—5pm, Monday—Friday will resume from 20 June. Admission is free. To find out more about exhibitions and events programmed at the Gallery please visit: ncad.ie/about/gallery facebook.com/NCADGallery twitter.com/NCAD_Gallery instagram.com/ncad_gallery soundcloud.com/ncadgallery

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NIVAL

National Irish Visual Arts Library (NIVAL): Projects, Participation & Partnerships

A repository is often seen as a kind of collective memory bank where items are stored for safekeeping, shrouded in mystery. Documents that make the intangible permanent are kept hidden away in boxes, irretrievable without the aid of a list or the assistance of an all-knowing librarian. Despite its somewhat fusty image, a repository is essential to the writing of history and improving public access to its collections is central to the work of the National Irish Visual Arts Library (NIVAL) at NCAD, Dublin. Background and Core Mission In 1995, the Arts Council acknowledged the need for a national research centre dedicated to the visual arts in Ireland. The Arts Plan 1995-1997 confirmed the Arts Council’s commitment to the establishment of such a resource. NIVAL was formally established in 1997 when joint funding was secured from the Arts Council and NCAD. A collection of news clippings, invitations, catalogues and books, amassed over the previous 25 years by the College Librarian, was transformed into a public research resource. NIVAL’s core mission is to collect, store and provide access to the world’s largest collection of books, ephemera, archives and special collections documenting all aspects of art and design in Ireland since 1900. It provides free public access on site and a number of collections are also available to view on the NIVAL website. In addition to books and magazines, the library holds an extensive collection of ephemera that documents thousands of projects and areas of research of national as well as global interest. There are over 1500 files on Irish galleries, past and present, and over 4000 files on Irish and non-Irish resident artists. The library also holds a unique mix of special collections and archives sourced from over 100 different organisations and individuals throughout Ireland and internationally.

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Supporting Artists A unique feature of NIVAL is that it provides a secure and permanent home for artist-generated documentation. Material is provided by contributions from artists themselves along with other arts workers, together with a network of regionally based collectors who work on behalf of NIVAL to source material about current events throughout the country. We continually work to promote the value of arts documentation as a cultural resource and to foster greater awareness of the role of the artist in its production. As custodians of these records, NIVAL is to the fore in understanding the evolving relationship between the artist and the institution in preserving the record of our visual cultural history.

Design sketchbook from Mr. Daniel Egan, Carver, Gilder, Framemaker; 26 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin, Egan Collection, National Irish Visual Arts Library

Digital Developments A focus in recent years has been on expanding NIVAL’s collections and on making that material accessible to wide audiences through listing and digitising. NIVAL recently acquired the Patrick Scott Archive, a vast collection that offers a comprehensive look at one of Ireland’s most significant artists. Scott’s remarkable 75 year career as an artist, designer and architect is evidenced with models, tapestry maquettes and print designs. Administrative documents detail his time with renowned Irish cultural organisations including Aosdána, Kilkenny Design Workshops, Irish Exhibition of Living Art, and Rosc. Some interesting features of the collection include a selection of passports with visa stamps that detail the travels that influenced his work. Other items such as photos, diaries and correspondence, provide humanising glimpses into his personality. NIVAL has seen considerable interest in the collection from students of art and architecture, art collectors, publishers and filmmakers. The collection recently underwent essential conservation work assisted by Heritage Council of Ireland funding. A digitised scrapbook by the artist featuring career highlights, personal telegrams and photos is now available to view on the NIVAL website. 16


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Student Engagement NIVAL is ideally placed to facilitate research and to provide reliable information on the visual arts in Ireland. The collection is consulted by academic researchers and students from throughout the country.1 Of all the students that pass through NIVAL’s doors, the annual collaboration with the Department of Visual Communication at NCAD has been a notable success. The library provides undergraduate students with access to its unrivalled collection of over 700 Artists Books and students are required to work collaboratively to create a response in the form of a publication that is ultimately deposited into the library’s collection.

1. NIVAL has approximately 1000 visitors per year. Previous academic researchers and students have visited from: NCAD, UCD, DIT, TCD, DLIADT, CCA, NUIG, UL, UU, LSAD, Sligo IT, Tallaght IT, Blanchardstown IT, Ballyfermot Senior College, and curatorial staff from IMMA, Hugh Lane Gallery, RHA, Black Church Print Studio, Kerlin Gallery and Whytes Auctioneers.

Partnership Projects & Exhibitions NIVAL has an ongoing partnership with the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI), which is the national trusted digital repository for Ireland’s social and cultural data. The repository links together and preserves both historical and contemporary data held by Irish institutions, providing a central internet access point. In 2017, the library digitised a selection of material from the Daniel Egan Gallery Collection dating from 1855 to the 1920s, with access provided on both NIVAL and DRI’s websites. The collection provides a rare and unique primary document of the Irish art scene of the time and of the specific workings of this important exhibition space. NIVAL is working in partnership with the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) on an exhibition titled Rosc 50, exploring 50 years since the first Rosc in Dublin. Using archival material from NIVAL’s collection, the exhibition presented in the Project Spaces, IMMA, from May to June 2017, examines the ambition, reception, controversies and legacy of the ROSC exhibitions, which had a significant impact on the development of contemporary art in Ireland. This programme will unfold over the course of 2017 and will involve talks, events, screenings, displays, presentation of material and a number of artist’s commissions. NIVAL is an initiative of NCAD in collaboration with the Arts Council. Visit www.nival.ie to learn more about the NIVAL collections and services. Jennifer Fitzgibbon NIVAL Administrator

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Staff List The National Irish Visual Arts Library (NIVAL) NIVAL Administrator Dr Jennifer Fitzgibbon BA, MPhil, PhD Staff Katie Blackwood BA, ANCAD Clare Lymer BA, MA Eve Parnell BA, ANCAD Renata Pekowska BDes, MA, ANCAD Roisin Sheridan BDes, ANCAD

The Edward Murphy Library Head Librarian Donna Romano BA, MA, MLIS Staff Gemma Bradley BA, MA, H Dip Ed, DLIS Mary Bateman Diploma Aisling Conroy HNDip, BA, MFA, ANCAD Sean Grimes BA, ANCAD Fiona Hodge BSc Karl Hunter BA, MFA, ANCAD, MSc Tom Maher BA, MLIS Noreen McGuire BA, MA Michelle Russell BA, ANCAD Roisin Sheridan BDes, ANCAD

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Installation view of Rosc 1971, Dorothy Walker Collection, National Irish Visual Arts Library

Detail of passport and travel documents, Patrick Scott Archive, National Irish Visual Arts Library


Innovation & Engagement

NCAD Innovation & Engagement activity reached an all-time high in 2016. Our portfolio of external projects increased by 56% during that twelve-month period, making it an extremely busy time for all involved. In fact, NCAD delivered 79 projects for external clients and partners during that period. Many of these projects provided significant impact in terms of teaching and learning. The importance of real-world work experience cannot be overstated. It enables our students to develop more meaningful art, design, visual culture and education career paths. It also gives our graduates a competitive advantage in the jobs market. We are constantly looking for innovative partners to work with. This could be through research models like knowledge transfer partnerships with industry, where both parties exchange specialist know-how of strategic importance. It could be through Enterprise Ireland Innovation Research Vouchers, which provide small businesses with â‚Ź5000 to spend on four to six week projects that might focus on product development, prototyping, brand identity, packaging, or service enhancement (see: enterpriseireland.com). It could also be through international research partnership projects funded by the European Union H2020 scheme (see: europa.eu/ programmes/horizon2020). NCAD Origin8, our technology transfer office, continues to pursue the commercialisation of intellectual property. Putting research to use is a strategic priority. In 2016 we successfully obtained five Enterprise Ireland commercialisation fund feasibility grants for pipeline commercialisation fund projects. A further four feasibility grants were secured in the first quarter of 2017.

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NCAD Origin8 congratulates 2014 campus company spin-out Obeo who have recently achieved High Potential Start-up (HPSU) status with Enterprise Ireland. Enterprise Ireland will now provide a dedicated team to better enable Obeo to establish new routes to international markets (see: weareobeo.com). Perhaps not widely known, like all higher education institutions, NCAD’s key performance indicators are contractually agreed with the Higher Education Authority (HEA), as well as by Knowledge Transfer Ireland within the Technology Transfer Strengthening Initiative ecosystem. NCAD Origin8 has a sequential series of quarterly metric updates to regularly submit, as well as biannual and annual reports. At the end of the year, the Annual Knowledge Transfer Survey is published by the HEA to account for and promote technology transfer and research engagement activity. During 2016 NCAD exceeded our anticipated contract research target by 40%, our anticipated collaborative research target by 60%, and our anticipated external events target by 260%. The challenge now is to maintain this growth and high performance. As you have read, there are various ways to fund collaborative projects. If you are interested in working with NCAD staff and students, I would be delighted to discuss how we might best meet your needs. Derek McGarry MFA, MA, BA, FIDI Head of Innovation & Engagement Telephone: 01 636 4272 Email: mcgarryd@staff.ncad.ie 20


Graduate Exhibition Locations

SCHOOL OF DESIGN Communication Design: Visual Communication School of Design Building, First Floor Design for Body & Environment: Fashion Design School of Design Building, Ground Floor Design for Body & Environment: Jewellery & Metalwork School of Design Building, Ground Floor Design for Body & Environment: Textile & Surface Design School of Design Building, Ground Floor Product Design: Product Design School of Design Building, Third Floor Product Design: MA Interaction Design Sample project work from the one-year master’s programme School of Design Building, Third Floor Product Design: MSc in Medical Device Design Sample project work from the one-year master’s programme School of Design Building, Third Floor MFA Design Sample project work from Year 1 students on the two-year master’s programme School of Design Building, Third Floor Innovation Exhibition School of Design Building, Third Floor SCHOOL OF EDUCATION Fine Art, Design & Education This year’s graduates will be exhibiting their work in their respective studio areas in the Schools of Fine Art and Design

Professional Master of Education School of Design Building, Second Floor Corridor MA Socially Engaged Art (Further, Adult & Community Education) School of Design Building, Second Floor Corridor CEAD School of Design Building, Ground and First Floor The CEAD 2017 Show runs from 29 June — 6 July SCHOOL OF FINE ART Applied Material Culture: Ceramics & Glass Granary Building, Ground Floor Applied Material Culture: Textile Art & Artefact Admin Building, Second Floor Harry Clarke House, Second Floor Notice Boards, Exterior wall of Harry Clarke House, Grey Square Fine Print Granary Building, First Floor Granary Building, First Floor, Kiln Room Harry Clarke House, Ground Floor, Lecture Theatre Media Admin Building, First Floor Harry Clarke House, First Floor Metal Shed, Grey Square Concourse Resin Room Sybil Connolly Lecture Theatre

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Granary Building, Ground Floor Noel Sheridan Room (Mezzanine Level) Painting Granary Building, Fourth Floor Harry Clarke House, Ground Floor, Lecture Theatre Harry Clarke House, Ground Floor, Gallery Foyer Sculpture & Expanded Practice Granary Building, Ground Floor Granary Building, Ground Floor, Atrium Granary Building, First Floor, Kiln Room Resin Room Yellow Box, Red Square School of Design Building, Second Floor, Room 210 9 June performance at 6.45pm; thereafter daily performances at 2.30pm Installation on roof of Design Building (to be viewed from the ground) The Back Loft, 7–11 St Augustine Street Weekdays performances at 7.30pm; Weekends performances at 3pm MFA Art in the Digital World The Annex, 101-103 James’ Street MFA Fine Art The Annex, 101–103 James’ Street Exterior wall of Harry Clarke House, Grey Square SCHOOL OF VISUAL CULTURE Visual Culture The Garden adjacent to Concourse NCAD GALLERY Exhibition of recent graduates’ work


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Communication Design: Visual Communication Demilade Abiru Barbara Bennett Seán Brennan Ruth Byrne Barra Carlin Suzanna Crawford Laura Crotti Jessica de Boe Niamh Flaherty Lucas Garvey Rachael Golden Ali Greene McEnerney Laura Lowry Sarah Madden Alana McDonough Phelim McGovern Róisín McLoughlin Finn Mullan Tadhg Murray Dearbhla Ní Fhaoilleacháin Ryan Jade Nolan Aoife O’Neill Shaun Phelan Megan Plunkett Davide Scardini Alexander Stewart Liam Trumble Stephen Walsh Visual Communication Joint Visual Culture Hirra Basit Hayley Carr Leah Downing Daniel Eames Conor Foran Zoe Perrin Deirdre Rawle Visual Communication Joint Education Conor Burke Victoria Maher

Design for Body & Environment: Fashion Design Rachel Blanckensee Colin Burke Christopher Cannon Laoise Carey Ellen Connolly Sheena Garvey Caoimhe Hill Louise Kavanagh Anja Maye Danielle McGregor Rebecca O’Dwyer Shianne Plunkett Jennifer Reid Sorscha Rigney Sive Rooney Jasmin Stanbridge Fashion Design Joint Education Joseph Doyle Aoife Tracey Design for Body & Environment: Jewellery & Metalwork Sinead Christie Emma Larkin Hannah Lawlor Caoimhe McGuckin Sophie Scullion Jewellery & Metalwork Joint Education Jessica Whittle Design for Body & Environment: Textile & Surface Design Tanya Byrne Zoe Choy O’Byrne Aideen Connolly Orlaith De Paor Eimear Dolan Shauna Foley Amy-May Freeman Janice Harrington Niamh Kavanagh Shamor Li Rachel Moran Dervla Quigley Tatjana Savkova Molloy Kirstin van der Flier Ciaran Walsh Mary Davinia Walsh

Textile & Surface Design Joint Visual Culture Georgia Dunne Product Design: Product Design Maverick Andaloc Rebecca Begley Adam Blagburn Ryan Carter Peter Cosgrave Aoife Cusack Aine Duffy Eoin Fitzpatrick Eoin Gallagher Jack Jones Nathan Joyce Paul Kavanagh Shannen Keane Aaron Lappin Swan Daniel Mahon Eleanor McMahon Claude Mollard Connor Moran Eoin Ormonde Amber-Rose Penders Arianna Persechini Roman Resler David Shannon Vlad Suhov Niall Whitelaw Industrial Design Fiachra Davoren Product Design: MA Interaction Design Caroline Anderson Andrea Beaumont Colm Corcoran Eoghan Dalton Alejandro Hillary Ming-Hsuan Huang James Kehoe Maria Lyons Kevin McCabe Jonathan McHale Michelle Mulvey Judy Roche Shane Scally Morgan Smyth

Product Design: MSc in Medical Device Design Jade Breen Jane Cope Paul Cremin William Dillon Tomas Gilson Alan Grincell Robert MacCarthy Ian McWhinnie Daniel Morgan Roisin O’Brien Fiona O’Connor Patricia O’Connor Naomi Phillips Kay (Kristine) Sim MFA Design Andrea Cullen Lisa Dooley Rachel Marsden Katarzyna Potoniec Visiting Students Rebecca Houmoller Esben Moller Rahbek Veronika Burany


SCHOOL OF DESIGN School of Design: Foreword

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School of Design: Staff List

HEAD OF SCHOOL OF DESIGN Professor Alex Milton BA (Hons), PGCE, MA COMMUNICATION DESIGN Head of Communication Design John Paul Dowling BA (Hons), PGCHE, MA Academic Staff Kate Brangan BDes (Hons), MA Noelle Cooper BA (Hons) Brendon Deacy BA (Hons), MA Bob Gray BA (Hons), MA David Joyce BA (Hons), MA Fuchsia Macaree BDes (Hons), MA Ed McGinley ANCAD, MA John Slade BA (Hons) Bobby Tannam BA (Hons) Technical Staff / Distillers Press Jamie Murphy BDes (Hons), MA Administrative Staff Fiona Hodge BSc (Hons)

DESIGN FOR BODY & ENVIRONMENT Head of Design for Body & Environment Angela O’Kelly BA (Hons), PG Dip, MA Academic Staff Arturo Borrego BA (Hons), MA Linda Byrne ANCAD, BDes (Hons) Andrew Campbell BSc (Hons), MA, PGCE Natalie B Coleman BA (Hons) Sally Collins BA (Hons), MA, PGCE Samantha Corcoran BDEs (Hons), MA Sandra Cotter Dip

Visiting Lecturers Mel Bradley Sandra Burke Aileen Carville Shelly Corkery Aisling Farinella Anna Faye Suzanne Goodwin Sam Hamilton / Linda Conway Mary Hickey Frances McDonald Peter Rowen Pauline Walley Jennifer Whitty PRODUCT DESIGN Head of Product Design Sam Russell BDes (Hons), MA

Michael Cunningham ANCAD

Academic Staff Emma Creighton BDes (Hons), MSc

Clare Daly BA (Hons)

Dr Marcus Hanratty BDes (Hons), MSc, PhD

Cathy Mooney BA (Hons)

Louise Heywood BA (Hons), HDip, MA

Kathy Mooney BA (Hons), MA

John Higgins BA (Hons)

Fiona Mulholland BDes (Hons), MA

Caoimhe McMahon BDes (Hons), MSc

Rachel Tuffy, Dip Arch Tech, BA (Hons), MA

Robert Miculas BDes, MSc

Technical Staff Arturo Borrego BA (Hons), MA Anthony Carey BDes (Hons) Ann Cullen Bernie McCoy BDes (Hons) Olga Tiernan BDes (Hons), MDes

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Administrative Staff Breda Culhane Fiona Larkin Mairead McDermott

Enda O’Dowd BSc (Hons), MSc Derek Vallence BDes (Hons), MSc

Visiting Lecturers John Butler Cian Corcoran Ian Cudmore Simon Dennehy Ahmed Fakhry Paul Fortune Philip Hamilton Eoin McNally Des Moriarty Martina Moyne Peter Sheehan Marcel Twohig Ian Walton Researcher Donal Healion BDes (Hons), MSc Technical Staff Gerald Nolan, Senior Technician Konrad Dechant Ed Devane Hugh Harte Daniel Ho Administrative Staff David Bramley


School of Design: Foreword

Returning to NCAD after directing the Irish year of design, it’s exciting to see how students are actively engaging with the expanded design landscape in Ireland, and beyond. Design has moved beyond the creation of artefacts and environments, and embraced the realm of services and experiences. Designers are increasingly engaged with social, environmental and political agendas, and informing public and institutional policy. The School of Design encompasses graphic design, illustration, jewellery, fashion, textile & surface design, product design, medical device design and interaction design, creating a design culture that thrives on new ideas, new ways of doing things and new areas of expertise. Our graduates experiment and embrace risk to create innovative ways of working within, and beyond, their design disciplines. They anticipate the needs, wants and desires of future societies, and recognise that they can apply innovative creative processes and transferrable design skills and thinking across a spectrum of settings. 4


School of Design: Foreword

Our graduates continue to grab the headlines this year, being shortlisted for, and winning, major international awards such as the International Society of Typographic Designers student assessments and RSA Student Design Awards. They have worked with leading companies and organisations including River Island, Brown Thomas, Irish Distillers Group, Newbridge Silverware and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Students and staff within the School of Design are mapping the future of design. NCAD alumni have played a pivotal role in the development of design in Ireland, and on the international stage. And this year’s graduates have contributed to this story through a process of design research, thinking, making and doing, and, above all, hard work. The show captures this process and presents the work of our talented graduates as they begin their professional creative careers. Enjoy the show! Professor Alex Milton Head of the School of Design

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Communication Design: Visual Communication

Demilade Abiru Kinks My project looks into black women and hair, exploring how hair has been a symbol of durability, strength, style and now beauty. It takes a deeper look into each of these stages to show people the significance and importance of black hair. demilade.m.a@gmail.com behance.demilade 089 940 6538 Photograph of real kinky black hair showing its natural state before it is manipulated

Hirra Basit Superstition My project is a look into superstition and the prevailing myths surrounding it. How they impacted women, in particular in history, using a narrative approach. hbasit94@gmail.com behance.hbasit 087 932 1206

An illustration of Alice Kyteler

Barbara Bennett Do Redheads Need to be a Protected Minority? Throughout the ages redheads have been ridiculed and subject to discrimination due to their hair colour and unusual features, such as freckles and fair, translucent skin. The aim of my project is to instil pride within today’s redhead generation and encourage all redheads to be proud of their uniqueness. barbarabennett1995@gmail.com babsttenneb.com 085 828 6290 Hand painted ‘Ginger’ Barbie Doll

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Communication Design: Visual Communication

Seán Brennan EUNIFORMITY Work reflecting on the words of Michael D. Higgins, shedding light on the loss of culture through globalisation. seanbrennanmail@gmail.com behance.net/SeanBrendog Instagram Seanbrendog 083 836 4020

Still from animation

Ruth Byrne Don’t Tell Little Girls They’re Pretty My final project explores the idea that a woman’s most important attribute is often wrongly considered to be her looks. It considers how contemporary society is producing young girls who are hyper aware of their outward appearance. This photograph depicts my poster board worn by Zoe Perrin (left) and Jessie de Boe Agnew (right) which depicts insults women have received regarding their appearance

byrne.ruthie@gmail.com behance.net/RuthieByrne Instagram RuthieByrne 083 176 7107

Barra Carlin Out of Sight, Out of Mind In my project I aim to bring attention to Ireland’s history of dealing with mental health issues, an overshadowed area of our past. The focus is on personal accounts from those directly involved with the issue. carlin.barra54@gmail.com Instagram barra.carlin.designs 086 229 6776 A page taken from my illustrated book ‘200’

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Hayley Carr Apath‌whatever The aim of my project is to combat social and political apathy by creating new means of instigating activist engagement outside of the limited capabilities of the internet and social media.

Activism: the Board Game, including all game pieces, cards, and additional implements

hayleyrmcarr96@gmail.com hayley_carr.com Instagram hayley-carr 087 747 5202

Suzanna Crawford What should you be doing? Procrastination is a universal problem. It is a cycle that one can never find a happy ending from. My project records my journey with this time thief and attempts to find a way to make procrastination work with you. It plays with the idea of infinity and how procrastination acts like a vortex, sucking you in. suz.crawford8@gmail.com behance.net/suz_crawford Instagram suzannacrawford 085 769 7779

One of a series of posters questioning and answering procrastination

Laura Crotti A visual Investigation into the Spectrum of Hoarding Behavior A visual project investigating the many dimensions of hoarding. The aim of this project is to increase awareness of this largely misunderstood disorder using an array of visual communication techniques. crottidesigns@gmail.com behance.net/lauracrotti Instagram laura.crotti 085 211 3103 Typographical poster illustrating poetry under the topic of hoarding.

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Communication Design: Visual Communication

Jessie de Boe Normalising Nudity Is it possible to separate nakedness from sex and to accept the naked body in its natural state? We hyper-sexualise the human form and nudity rarely exists outside of a sexual context. My project aims to normalise nudity and to question the way in which we view the body. jessiedeboe@gmail.com jessiedeboe.com Instagram jessiedeboe 087 317 9087

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Leah Downing Petit Chou ‘Petit Chou’ celebrates the value of the cabbage both in its aesthetics and its importance across multiple cultures, in a way that reminds people not to undermine the sometimes banal nature of our food.

Material research of cabbage dye on paper

Dan Eames Quantify over Quality Whether it’s happening consciously or unconsciously, every aspect of modern life is being measured. Why is this information collected and what is it used for? Through experimental life-logging, this project looks at what insights can be gleaned from such activities, with a particular emphasis on measuring an abstract concept – happiness. info@daneames.com daneames.com Instagram eamesjdan 087 211 9301

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Communication Design: Visual Communication

Niamh Flaherty Lovesick Stalking is more common than we are led to believe. It is a crime, however, it is not solely the victim who needs help. The motivations behind a stalker often stem from an underlying psychological issue, therefore in order to combat this problem both parties must be understood and helped. Rejection is crushing, however, so is repeated unwanted attention

niamhflaherty3696@gmail.com niamh-flaherty.com Instagram niamhflaherty 085 206 1326

Conor Foran The Curious Paradox Through personal interviews and anecdotes, ‘The Curious Paradox’ sheds light on the shy presence of stammering in our society. The project also investigates the relationship between shape, sound and the creation of textual meaning, and how much typography can be pushed in order to reach successful expression. Detail of research booklet

conorforan@outlook.ie conorforan.com Instagram conor_foran 085 183 2096

Lucas Garvey Put that down My project proposes satirical solutions to improve the quality of life, and prevent anti-social technological-device addiction. lucasjgarvey@gmail.com lucasjgarvey.com Instagram moukgi 086 846 4488 Artist’s interpretation of addiction being ‘kicked’, by using a kicking motion and a modern smart-phone receiving said kick

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Rachael Golden UNION – Talk Without Fear Union is a non-judgmental, support network where individuals can express their personal thoughts and experiences anonymously with their friends. Union encourages users to ‘Talk Without Fear’, whilst supporting mental health. hellogoldencreatives@gmail.com goldencreatives.com Instagram goldencreatives 086 681 2485

Theme: Anonymity & Mental Health

Ali Greene McEnerney Video Games as a Pedagogical Tool For my project, I’m using video games as a means of teaching classic literature through their use of immersion, storytelling, and player-constructed narratives. aligreenemc@gmail.com aligreenemc.com 087 687 7758

An illustration used as the cover for Macbeth: the Video Game

Laura Lowry Living with disability My project looks at my own experiences growing up as a sibling of a person with special needs, and also, my parents experiences and insights of having a child who is fully dependent. I want to give people an insight, not only into the life of a disabled person, but also into the lives of the people who live with and care for them. lauralowry@hotmail.com behance.net/lauralowry Instagram laura_lowry 085 240 8817

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A spread from a booklet recalling remarks, both rude and funny that I have heard people direct at my sister, and experiences and stories that I have to tell about her


Communication Design: Visual Communication

Sarah Madden The Craic’s Ninety Tackling the false perception of the Irish nation consisting of shamrock studded leprechauns, this project aims to highlight characteristics of Irish culture with a particular focus on Dublin’s inner city. It encourages a sense of pride in one’s Irish identity. sarahla96@gmail.com behance.net/sarahmadde750e Instagram _sarahmadden_ 085 776 9570

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Alana McDonough Self-Censorship Kills Creativity This project is a comment on the practise of selfcensorship and how it affects ones creative output leading to an environment of social conformity. Through video and installation the theme of selfcensorship is explored alanamcdonough96@gmail.com alanamcdonough.com Instagram alanamcdonough 087 312 5421 Piece designed to represent self-censorship

Phelim McGovern The culture of men A view into Ireland’s ‘modern man’ and the changing perceptions of masculinity. With recent changes in Irish culture, men are becoming more expressive in their own personal image. This project explores the cultural shift and its effects on Irish men’s masculinity and how they express themselves though the growing world of men’s fashion. phelimmcgovern@gmail.com phelimmcgovern.com Instagram phelimmcgovern 085 281 8222 With a constantly changing culture, how has the look of Irish men changed and what are we expressing in our fashion. Photographed by: Don Garvey (1962)

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Róisín McLoughlin Unleashed Examining behaviour and relationships between humans and animals, this project aims to be a fun and informative insight into the everevolving and bizarre world of pets. roisin.design@gmail.com roisinmcloughlin.ie Instagram roisin_design 087 754 1022

‘Aint Your Baby’, Concept Illustration. Spray paint and marker on canvas

Finn Mullan Post-Truth Post-Truth has become a buzzword in the daily news cycle, it is characterised by a disregard for the truth and has led to widespread scepticism towards any source of information. We are now more aware of when we are being lied to, but rather than fight against it, we celebrate the absurd and ridiculousness of the idea. finnmullan@me.com finnmullan.com Instagram Mynameisalsofinn 086 734 9257 Poster

Tadhg Murray 70:30 This project looks at the graphic design industry from a gender balancing standpoint. In this project, the theme of gender disparity is explored and represented. Is the graphic design community gender balanced? Do men and women receive equal recognition for their work? todgemurray@gmail.com behance.com/tadhgmurray Instagram irishdoodler 086 665 3551

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Communication Design: Visual Communication

Dearbhla Ní Fhaoilleacháin Ryan uncomfort This project examines ways of communicating in an anxious climate, uncomfortable communication, and the blurred lines between political and personal expression.

The image shows the title of the project and a section of a handmade EL wire sign

dearbhlawhelehan@gmail.com dearbhla.xyz Instagram yungxryan 086 153 3674

Jade Nolan You Are What You Wear Do the brands you wear determine your social status? My final project examines the relationship between branding and social status, and documents the affects they have on one another. jade.nolan95@gmail.com 085 845 0362 A photograph extracted from my publication

Aoife O’Neill The Way of Tea An insight into Japanese culture and way of life, with the aim of infusing Japanese practise and principles into a predominantly westernised space. aoife22oneill@gmail.com behance.net/Aoife_ONeill A traditional Japanese Chawan tea bowl

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Zoe Perrin Between the lines Between the lines explores the effect traditional masculine stereotypes have on men and society today. Looking at the ways in which seemingly archaic masculine ideals still exist. The project hopes to open a dialogue on the pressure and impact of enforcing rigid gender binaries through textural photography and book design. zoe.a.perrin@gmail.com zoe-antares-perrin.com Instagram perrinzoe 085 746 3986

Detail from zine exploring social responses to masculinity, printed on tissue

Shaun Phelan Reality is not external This project explores the rise of misinformation and ‘Fake News’ in the media and across social networks. It looks into what Fake News is, where it comes from, why it is created and what impacts it has on politics and society as whole. shaun.phelan@gmail.com vimeo.com/shaunphelan 086 792 2233

Megan Plunkett A Little Extra ‘A Little Extra’s’ objective is to give a better understanding of what it means to have Down Syndrome, through the experiences of children and young adults with the special need. This project is a collaborate process that allows me to incorporate their creativity and individuality within my work. meganplunkettdesign@gmail.com behance.net/megan____95507 086 237 1880 Every Trisomy 21 is different

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Deirdre Rawle In Flux ‘In Flux’ explores the complications of ethics and ‘doing the right thing’. It questions what it means to make choices that affect other people and the impossibility of being fully answerable for our actions.

A physical overlap of good and bad

deirdrerawle@gmail.com deirdrerawle.com Instagram deerawle 086 301 5361

Davide Scardini MANIFESTO MANIFESTATION Could manifesting various aspects from manifestos throughout history give us a better understanding of how they were perceived by their audiences, sympathisers and critics? How they are still relevant? Are they politically correct, or highly offensive? Would crafting my own manifesto help me better understand what manifestos are? davide_scardini@rocketmail.com behance.net/davide_sca6a64 087 418 1099

Still from motion graphics piece, exploring manifestos in their physical form

Alexander Stewart Pirate Radio Flashback Irish Pirate Radio was a movement that captured the imagination of the youth in Ireland and proved to be a crucial element in the development of modern Irish culture. ‘Flashback’ examines a variety of stations that operated over the period from 1960 to 1990 and the lasting importance that these pirate pioneers had on the broadcasting landscape. Still from motion graphics piece

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Liam Trumble 4130 ‘4130’ is a project which embeds itself firmly in both BMX culture and street culture, with a focus being on the Irish scene. It aims to create a platform for up and coming BMX’ers and street artists, where their individual stories and perspectives can be revealed to a wider audience. liam.trumble@gmail.com mrtrumble.com Instagram liam_Trumble Trick: Tailwhip shot in Co. Sligo

Stephen Walsh Wiped Out – A Generation Of Brilliant People This project is a vibrant take on the Aids epidemic and a celebration of the activists from America and Ireland. It addresses the issue that today’s young LGBT+ are uneducated about the AIDS epidemic of the 80s, and the activists that helped define the community they are a part of today. Illustration of Peter Staley, Aids activist New York, 1989

stephenwlsh96@gmail.com behance.net/stephenwls6b8b stephenwalsh.space Instagram stephenwalshdesign 083 882 7351

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Conor Burke Through Their Eyes The aim of my project is to highlight the impact and effect that domestic abuse plays on children who grow up in affected homes and families. “If domestic abuse occurs in the home, 70% of children will witness it first hand” (Hughes 1992).

Every interaction and situation is a learning opportunity for children

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Victoria Maher Are you a real Artist? It is often said “those who can’t do teach”. In a society where we view the artist as genius and the art teacher as a failed artist, my project aims to dispel misconceptions regarding art teaching at second level. victoriamaherdesign@gmail.com victoriamaherdesign.com Instagram victoriamaher_ 086 202 1935

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Rachel Blanckensee Built45 Solving creative problems with logical solutions is the main driver for this gender neutral collection. Mathematics and geometry inspire the garment engineering and allow for a multifunctional approach. The focus of this collection is construction, by breaking social construct and pushing what clothes can be. rachblanck@gmail.com rachelblanckensee.com Instagram rachblanck 087 241 6172 Base coat with interchangeable parts that form a sleeve and a hood. Trousers with adjustable waistband made from polished linen, assembled with neodymium magnets. Photographed by: Dean Ryan McDaid

Colin Burke Born in 32 The emotional charge that feeds this directional, contemporary collection is expressed through the close bond shared with my Granny, Maureen. Using her cherished possessions as a starting point, crocheted brooch daffodils are layered with print. Silhouette considers the re-invention of a Connemara shawl through the deconstruction of a farmer’s jacket. colinburkerb@hotmail.com Instagram colinburkecb 087 149 2769 Crocheted daffodil hat in mixed yarns, silk coat with embroidery and ruffle detail, silk tied bloomers, crocheted sandals accessorised with my Granny’s brooches. Photographed by: Dean Ryan McDaid

Christopher Cannon Half Baked ‘Half Baked’ is a collection which centres around my personal relationship with clothing. Based on my experience as a drag artist, I have created a body of work that embraces man’s feminine side. A bold silhouette, combined with aspects of menswear and womenswear, challenges the viewer. khr1sc@live.com 085 748 9491 Nude mesh printed shirt and brown wool pinstripe trousers. Photographed by: Dean Ryan McDaid

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Laoise Carey Eidolon The re-appropriation of iconic garments utilising discarded textiles and forgotten crafts is the narrative underpinning this contemporary collection. It celebrates works of female virtuosity and domestic skill in a rapidly industrialised landscape. laoisc@hotmail.co.uk laoisecarey.com 087 067 9734 Antique lace blouse, padded bathing suit made of calico and vintage floral curtains, willow basket with leather shoulder strap, rush lace up sandals. Photographed by: Dean Ryan McDaid

Ellie Connolly Passion in the Kitchen Passion in the Kitchen is a romantic ephemeral collection based on my parent’s relationship in their restaurant. Creative fabric manipulation techniques combined with an organic approach to garment construction are the main drives in my work. ellen.connolly1993@gmail.com Instagram ellieconnolly9 083 370 6471

Bonded silk organza laser cut dress with antiqued tulle detail worn with perspex accessories. Photographed by: Dean Ryan McDaid

Sheena Garvey Fosgarra Fusing the natural landscape of the West of Ireland with work wear elements has formed the basis for this women’s wear range. Contrast in texture and structure combined with transparency are the main focus of this commercial collection. sheena.garvey@gmail.com sheena.garvey.com 085 834 2091 Arm knitted jersey jumper teamed with white organdy oversized combat trousers with a high elasticated waist. Photographed by: Dean Ryan McDaid

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Caoimhe Hill Flotsam & Jetsam Inspired by the durable, utilitarian attire of Kinsale fishermen, and the concept of beach combing, these interchangeable pieces celebrate a return to craft in a contemporary context. This versatile collection addresses the excesses of the fashion industry and its pollution of the environment. hillcaoimhe@gmail.com caoimhehill.com 085 274 1338 Detachable jacket: Rubberised Cotton, elastic cording, macramé details. Macramé bikini: cotton and nylon rope. Fisherman’s hat: Rubberised Cotton, macramé. Earrings: Beach-combed shell, handmade crystal beading. Photographed by: Dean Ryan McDaid

Louise Kavanagh Make America Fake Again ‘Make America Fake Again’ is a womenswear collection which stems from my childhood idea of the American Dream. Each outfit is based around a character synopsis of the American Dream. Pieces are made up of hand embroidered characters juxtaposed with strong layered silhouettes. The collection is a visual response to the sickening culture of consumerism. louiseagh@gmail.com 085 713 3373 Cotton coutil coat overlaid with hand embroidered organdie.Cotton poplin dress with embroidered slogans and tufted embellishment. Photographed by: Dean Ryan McDaid

Anja Maye LUV CLUB LUV CLUB brings together two contrasting identities: traditional Croatian dress and the creativity instigated in a clubbing environment. I pay homage to the Licitar, a gift of love and use my personal documentation of clubs and parties to create a new identity. A celebration of love and party culture. anjamaye1@gmail.com Instagram anjamaye 086 739 6795

Handmade latch work jacket with open, chained back, laser cut Perspex hearts, satin lace-up trousers with pleated arms. Photographed by Dean Ryan McDaid.

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Danielle McGregor Does this come in Mansize? This menswear collection sets out to challenge and question the gender ideation and changing forms of masculinity in fashion today.Workwear inspired pieces in a neutral colour palette combine graffiti embellishments with painted effects for a street style aesthetic. daniellemcgregor96@gmail.com Instagram danielleambermcgregor 086 101 3194 Hand-painted embroidered natural denim and canvas jacket, hand-painted elasticated trousers. Photographed by: Dean Ryan McDaid. Painting by Helen Richmond

Rebecca O’Dwyer Pretty Ugly ‘Pretty Ugly’ takes inspiration from juxtaposed portrayals of women in society. It focuses on trying to find a balance between innocence and promiscuity. Pushing clichés of femininity to excess by looking at elements of fetish-wear and placing them in a hyper-feminine context. rebeccalucyodwyer@gmail.com Instagram rebecca_odwyer 087 782 2553 Black tulle dress and bodysuit made using knotting technique with tulle top featuring kiln glass bead details. Photographed by: Dean Ryan McDaid

Shianne Plunkett Allure of the Ideal Irish wedding traditions, customs, practices and superstitions are the inspiration for this collection of contemporary womenswear. Masculine and feminine aspects are combined using hand felting, beading and embroidery techniques to produce garments which encapsulate the spirit of marriage in Irish culture. shianne95@gmail.com Instagram shianne_p 083 186 9940 Pinstripe wool dress and transformable skirt with silk organza panel and hand felted merino wool polka dots. Photographed by: Dean Ryan McDaid

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Jennifer Reid Poison Ivy Research is driven by childhood memories and themes around civilisation versus nature. Contrasting structured silhouettes and playful tulle, my womenswear collection portrays what we usually view as a weakness becoming a strength. jenniferxreid@gmail.com 085 168 5153

Black wool cross cut out dress with steel boning. Black wool mitten bags with an explosion of grey tulle. Photographed by: Dean Ryan McDaid

Sorscha Rigney LOCAL HONEY LOCAL HONEY is a slow fashion, modular collection. It is inspired by ‘The Forge’, a poem by Seamus Heaney, which raises concerns for the redundancy of hand crafts and deals with notions of past and present. Printed lino cuts, appliqué and embroidery techniques are combined with beekeeping, which has informed silhouettes. sors.rigney@gmail.com Instagram sorscharigney 083 461 1788 Linen jacket with detachable embroidered bee hood and gloves. Lino printed jeans with adjustable elements. Fabrics sponsored by: John England. Photographed by: Dean Ryan McDaid

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Sive Mishka Rooney Mishka Treasured memories of horse riding as a child has inspired this unisex collection of contemporary leisurewear. Cut and construction elements from equestrian sources combined with references to vintage sportswear are the main drivers underpinning my work. rooneysive@gmail.com Instagram Mishka_sive 085 283 9942

Coated canvas parka bonded to jersey with box pleat back detail and draw string waist. Relaxed reversible trouser with cut out detail in nylon rips top and cotton jersey. Photographed by: Dean Ryan McDaid

Jasmin Stanbridge SU(DU)CTION Stretchy, slippery and springy. The moulding of liquid latex is the focal point of my work, allowing me to push rubber wear in a new direction. My project takes inspiration from Sutcliffe’s AtomAge magazine, featuring early fetish wear, combined with my photographic observation of an octopus within a domestic environment. jasmin@campus.ie Instagram jasminstanbridge 085 835 8248

Bonded cotton cape and moleskin boots laced up with moulded latex eyelets. Silk georgette dress overlaid with latex and finished with knitted rib collar and cuff. Photographed by: Dean Ryan McDaid

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JJ Nolan Doyle Night Night Emily This contemporary womenswear collection is a homage to the poet Emily Dickenson. Her literary words are a key reference for the tactile embellishments, while her iconic white dress encapsulates her vulnerable mental state and sets the mood for my portrayal of current mental health issues. j.nolan.doyle@gmail.com jnolandoyle.wixsite.com/portfolio Instagram jaynolandoyle 085 278 1442 Organdie open back dress, with oversized cuffs and hand embroidered bead detailing. Worn with pleated apron skirt. Photographed by: Dean Ryan McDaid

Aoife Tracey Covert My work marries past and present societal influences on women’s fashion to construct a strong, feminine collection. By combining historical womenswear and formal menswear with new fabric manipulation techniques, I aim to develop a silhouette that embodies contemporary femininity juxtaposed with an austere aesthetic. aoifeTracey@hotmail.com aoifetracey.wixsite.com/design Instagram aoifetraceydesign 087 934 4131 Hand embossed fitted neoprene and cotton bonded coat. Bonded scuba and cotton high waist slim leg trousers. Photographed by: Dean Ryan McDaid

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Sinead Christie A Culinary Childhood The personal moments that you experience in life have been both challenging and memorable for my family. Passion for food runs through our veins and when we eat together, we are celebrating life – the good and the bad. By taking the fork and spoon motifs, I turn them into personal and quirky reflections for both me and my family, while showing reflections of how love stands in the face of adversity. Three Sisters – Hand carved wooden rings – little forks that you wear on your fingers

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Emma Larkin Entanglement The origin of my work lies in a fascination with the unpredictable nature of outcomes when manmade structures are used to manipulate organic growth. I am drawn to vibrant colour, which features throughout my work. My pieces are curved and large scale, whether individually or through the use of multiples. emma_larkin123@hotmail.com emmalarkindesign.wordpress.com Instagram emmalarkin124 085 121 3070 Powder coated copper brooch with silicone. Photographed by: Dan Eames

Hannah Lawlor Organic Transition My collection is inspired by unknown moments of hidden growth within the human body. Throughout my pieces, I create a visual animation of natural growth and its development symbolized by formed channelled rings. I focus on the element of placement and combine this with expressive colours and complimenting fabric attachments. hannah_lawlorh@hotmail.com behance.net/hannahlawlc3bd Instagram Hannahlawlorjewellery 087 757 6002 Coloured copper ring necklace, polyester rope and neoprene fabric

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Caoimhe McGuckin Fathom The notion of measurement is an artifice used to orient. A perception exists that a system of measurement is a static authority providing certainty. This sense of order acts as a safeguard against unpredictability and lurking chaos. The making of this collection has provided me with a method of delineating my own personal system of measurement. keevsmcg@gmail.com caoimhemcg.com Instagram keevsmcg 087 767 5106

Brooch: Nickel, silver, silver plated spoons

Sophie Scullion Wabi-Sabi I find my inspiration in people; our bodies, our skin and how we age and deteriorate over time. My jewellery aims to materialise the difference between young and old in the form of textured metal. These wearable pieces individually portray the beauty that comes with aging through a range of different compositions.

Brooch: Silver, silver plated brass, oxidised steel rod

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Joint Honours Design (Jewellery & Metalwork) & Education

Jessica Whittle

Brooch: Wood, gel polish, brass, gold plated steel. Container: Perspex and silver tubing. Photography by: Aine O’Hara.

Connectivity The longing to feel connected is a fundamental aspect of human nature. My work examines the areas of religion and technology, which, although taking different approaches, can be seen to promise to fulfil this innate desire. Using the apple as a symbol, a central image in both of these fields, I create imagery which explores the sense of belonging, security, social standing and safety that both religion and technology claim to provide us with. jzzy.94@gmail.com jzzy94.wixsite.com/mysite 085 181 4581

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Design for Body & Environment: Textile & Surface Design

Tanya Byrne Suck it & See A menswear textiles collection that humorously explores the transparency and sexualisation of the packaging of one’s self as a youth in the Twenty-First Century. The main inspiration comes from Asian food packaging and the aesthetic of Korean pop music videos. Instagram and dating apps and their influence on the youth of today, in terms of displaying themselves publicly, have also influenced the overall design concept.

Mix of screen printed experiments on oil cloth, cotton and PVC

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Zoe Choy O’Byrne Femininities A womenswear collection of screen and digitally printed textiles. My project investigates the ideals and reality of femininity. Observing materials and sources associated with the aesthetics of what it means to be feminine, the work includes print designs that explore gender construction and the breaking down of it. zchoyobyrne@gmail.com zoechoyobyrne.weebly.com Instagram zo.e_hoi.yi_des.igns 085 702 9934

Screen printed organza overlaying digitally printed silk

Aideen Connolly

Digital print on silk satin

In Pieces The moment of rape is an unforgettable one. For years thereafter, as the survivor comes to terms with this one catastrophic moment, they will experience many complex, contradictory feelings. It is these feelings, all stemming from this single moment, that I wish to explore visually in my contemporary textile collection. aideenconnollytextiles@gmail.com aideenconnollytextiles.com Instagram aideenconnollytextiles

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Órlaith de Paor Well.Worn Whites turned to greys, fluorescent pigments weathered into bright rusts. My collection explores an order and tidiness found in the chaotic setting of Dublin’s industrial sites. Driven by a transition between photography and paint, my woven fabrics for menswear combine old traditions in stitching, dyeing and hand painting with a modern approach. orlaithmdepaor@gmail.com Instagram orladepaordesign

Water colour block painting for digital and weave

Eimear Dolan Industrial Minimalism By exploring architectural components and developing them through scale and unit building, I create pieces that are technical yet supple. I produce screen printed wooden panels on veneered Ash and Beech for furniture manufacturing. The woollen throws are produced through screen printing. The woven pieces are for wall coverings and upholstery. Screen printed throw on wool; screen printed panel on wool; screen printed panel on double sided scuba

edtextiledesign@gmail.com Instagram edtextiles 086 214 2393

Georgia Dunne Lounge Act Hand-woven and screen-printed textiles designed for interior/lifestyle products. The imagery for this collection has been generated by hand-drawn interpretations of rhythmic urban and playground structures. By exploring scale and balancing the buzzing, energetic colours from the urban environment, I hope to capture the playfulness of the city, an adult playground. dunnegeorgia@gmail.com georgiadunne.weebly.com georgia.dunne_design 085 774 8109 34

Hand-drawn and collaged motifs with screen-printed samples of flock, pigment and puff printing


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Shauna Foley Ingrained My work is based on Dublin as a whole, as a heritage and as a culture. It explores the meaning of being a young Dubliner in today’s generation and society. Inspired by the beautiful city scape and old tales of Dublin, I have produced woven and digital fabrics exploring photography, rubbings and colour studies for women’s wear A/W. Double woven fabric w/ pocket structure and neon, wool yarns

shaunafoley95@gmail.com shaunafoleytsd.wordpress.com Instagram textilesbyshauna 087 144 7710

Amy-May Freeman Celestial Inspired by Connemara with its other-worldly landscape and the similarly other-worldly nature of the photography of microscopic cells, this collection draws on these sources to create unique interior textiles. Ink painting that explores fluid qualities and drawings of intricate detailing have been explored to create an individual aesthetic. Screen printed foil print

amymay_95@hotmail.com

Janice Harrington Outer Surface The collection takes inspiration from reconstruction in the urban environment. Robust synthetic and waterproof materials lend longevity to the end products. Hand dyed, digitally printed and hand woven designs create products that are weatherproof, colourful and inviting. Monofilament warp, wool and nylon blend weft. Arm loom

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Niamh Kavanagh Neotechnic Screen and digital print textile collection designed for contemporary womenswear Spring/ Summer 2018. The collection explores the possibilities of obsolete and discarded objects left over from today’s fast paced society. Delicate fine line drawings and a playful approach to colour are used to create an individual aesthetic. nkavanaghdesign@gmail.com Instagram nkavanaghdesign 086 397 7550 Beige scuba screen printed with turquoise opaque and puff pigments

Shamor Li 野 ‘Wildness’ The wild beauty of the landscapes of North West China have inspired this contemporary interior textile collection. I aim to create a fresh representation of a traditional subject. Painting and drawings of the flowing forms of this magnificent landscape define the aesthetic of the collection to inspire original designs for use in contemporary hotel spaces that aim to be creative and unique.

Screen printed Toile de jouy design of landscapes onto cotton drill with pigment paste

shamorli1129@gmail.com Instagram shamor_textile 087 365 0076

Rachel Moran Exhausted This screen and digitally printed collection for unisex street-wear is designed using heavy cottons, sweatshirt knits, natural denim and jersey to create an Autumn/ Winter collection. The theme for this collection is sleep deprivation. The character Timothy was developed through an exploration of this topic. His night-time imagination, the stagnant light and frustrating times are explored to create an original and eccentric aesthetic. rachelmorantsd@gmail.com rachelmorandesigns.weebly.com Instagram rachelmorandesigns Screen printed samples

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Dervla Quigley DELFT The Abstract Home In my designs, I incorporate traditional hand making techniques such as knotting, wrapping, tufting and fringing to create colour blocks, pattern and texture. To modernise these techniques, I use bold colours and unconventional materials, plastic, paper and wire to create unique and contemporary woven fabrics. dervlaquigleydesign@gmail.com dervlaquigleydesigns.com Instagram dervlaquigley Woven details: plastic strips, paper tufts, wraps and a rope double layer material

Tatjana Savkova Molloy Natural fractal pattern My work is inspired by nature. Nature is our escape from reality, the desire to maintain some sort of connection between people and nature has inspired me to produce a collection of textile swatches for interiors that will reflect the fractal patterns that repeat within forest surroundings. tatjana.savkova@gmail.com designedbytatjana.wixsite.com/tatjana Instagram Tattyx25 085 153 0203

Woven textile sample. Double fabric, woven with a regularly repeating design of stylized pockets

Kirstin van der Flier Beneath a Willow, Lay Afloat... A digital and screen printed collection inspired by Japanese bathing rituals and the link between nature and wellbeing. This womenswear collection aims to enhance the relaxation process. Photography and drawings are merging and layered to create textiles that appear to flow across the body, acting as a regenerating water-like embrace. kirstinvdf@gmail.com kirstinvanderflier.com Instagram kjvdf Digital print on silk

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CiarĂĄn Walsh SPACE FLIGHT A collection of screen and digitally printed fabrics for menswear. Space and travel have inspired the design of these light hearted and youthful textiles. Runway infrastructure, imagined space travel documents, travel symbolism and road text have been re-imagined to explore graphic interlocking components and textural elements to create brightly coloured street style outerwear textiles for a bold youth.

Screen printed felted wool and digitally printed cotton satin

ciaranwalshdesign@gmail.com ciaranwalsh.weebly.com Instagram cia.ran_design 083 438 9000

Mary Davinia Walsh The Forgotten Forge My collection is an exploration of a long forgotten space and the beauty of all that remains within. By combining drawn elements and photography with natural materials, I have created a contemporary interiors’ collection consisting of woven and screen printed fabrics. mary.walsh95@hotmail.com marywalshdesign.wordpress.com Instagram m.walshdesign 085 779 6809

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Maverick Andaloc Joule Motion ‘Joule’ combines a product, an application and data visualisation to support a user in training. The product tracks joint movement, which is connected to an application on any mobile device. The data is visually presented to the user in a way that is easily analysed and used to correct technique. Early stages of research in which I visualised the motion of the movement through transfer from third to fourth position in classical ballet.

maverick.andaloc@gmail.com 087 464 4989

Rebecca Begley Plume ‘Plume’ is a dynamic furniture piece which gives creative thinkers a space to recharge, aiming to reduce stress levels and stimulate the mind. The unstable, convex base and undulating surface allows the user to experience a state in which their body is resting deeply, while their mind can wander between ideas.

Scale model showing form and texture

begley96@hotmail.com 087 917 7887

Adam Blagburn Shackleton This project explores our sensory perceptions and questions the values we place on everyday experience. Modern society often fails to stop and take in the world around us. Through haptic navigation and inflatable location mapping ‘Shackleton’ acts as a tool for modern sensory exploration, disrupting everyday routine. adamblagburndesign@gmail.com adamblagburn.com Instagram adamblagburndesign 085 772 0374 C02 inflated jacket prototype

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Ryan Carter CAST Nothing affects our perception of a space more than lighting. CAST is a lighting service used by event organisers and creatives to give space the sense of environmental uncertainty by adding another layer of visual stimulation through light manipulation. ryanwilliamleo@gmail.com Instagram Ryanwilliamleo 089 208 4980

Redirected projection through laser etched photograph and 2 way mirror film

Peter A Cosgrave Pulse Whether training for a marathon or trying to lose weight, correctly regulating heart rate helps you to get the most out of exercise. The Pulse is a designed water bottle that provides this information as you go. Pulse gives the ability to monitor heart rate while also encouraging hydration. Marking out mouth piece on prototype

peteracosgravedesign@gmail.com Instagram peteracosgravedesign 087 955 9725

Aoife Cusack Emotiv ‘Emotiv’ is a collection of products that explore interactions between users and objects through the use of technology. It examines how objects in the home can be designed to give the feeling of being connected, through the use of subtle interactions. aoifecusackdesign@gmail.com aoifecusack.com Instagram Aoifecusackdesign 083 187 1239 A touch sensitive lighting object

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Aine Duffy What does the aesthetic lens bring to prosthetic design? I have redesigned a waist belt used to secure an over the knee prosthetic to merge more intimately with the human body. This design evolves from a study of architectural patterns, fashion and the study of body movement. It blends with the female form creating a smooth outline without compromising security.

Exploration of mobility

aineduffy0@gmail.com 086 332 3480

Eรณin Fitzpatrick Trace How we share memories has changed, shifting from objects, mementos and souvenirs towards digital media. Has anything been lost? Trace acknowledges this change by connecting our digital media to the physical objects that are associated with them. This creates a more contextually rich and intimate means of sharing memories. eoinfitz06@gmail.com 086 349 9477

An example of a digital memory on the Trace app

Eoin Gallagher Eco Plant Pods This project focuses on enriching interior spaces by encapsulating positive elements of the natural environment. This environmentally friendly product allows the user to grow small plant ecosystems in a creative, playful way. The modular plant system has a natural, organic inspired form and includes a selfwatering feature. eoingallagher96@mail.com 085 242 2761

A close-up image of a prototype model exploring form

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Jack Jones The Pioneer ‘The Pioneer’ is a conceptual proposition based around self reliability for exploration missions on Mars. The rover supports human habitation of two crew in the hostile Martian environment for up to 5 days without resupply. A unique customised coordinated repair system enables effective self initiated repairs in mission. jonesijack@gmail.com 085 277 6618

The Pioneer on an exploration mission within a large Martian crater

Nathan Joyce Hands | On Describing life with cerebral palsy can be a frustrating experience for young people with the disability. ‘Hands | On’ is an empathy game which simulates the characteristics of cerebral palsy, so the novice player might gain a better understanding of the individual abilities of the master player who lives with the condition.

Hands | On user testing. Prototype being fitted to the novice player by the master player

nathanjoycedesign@gmail.com 086 029 7538

Paul Kavanagh Child function parent aesthetic ‘Bingly’ is a product that takes the stress away from play time. When unfurled it acts as a play mat for children and when playtime is over it becomes a storage space for toys. Bingly makes it possible to go from playtime to downtime effortlessly and quickly, eliminating the task of stacking toys in the evening when you would rather be relaxing after a long day. paulkavanagh135@gmail.com behance.net/PaulKavanagh Instagram KavnaDesigns 083 464 5016 44

Felt prototype of Bingly


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Shannen Keane

Prototypes and sketches generated during co-creation session with hearing aid wearer

Oor ‘Oor’ is a wearable hearing aid remote that enables seamless adaptation between soundscapes. Current devices require obtrusive interaction, which discourages user engagement in social settings. Oor was developed alongside hearing aid wearers to give discreet, intuitive control to the user, while also being a playful, contemporary accessory. shannen.keane@hotmail.com 086 244 5691

Max Lappin-Swan LoveBox Today, a lot of our experiences are immortalised online. ‘LoveBox’ is a service that creates a fleeting moment for the digital generation. Users come together and share an intimate experience that focuses on sensations neglected by digital communication. maxlappinswan@gmail.com 087 456 630

A participant who found LoveBox successful reflects upon the only remnant of the experience: a Polaroid photo

Daniel Mahon Breath ‘Breath’ is a discreet handheld product that simulates a calming breathing technique for users who are experiencing anxiety. Breath allows a user to focus on their breathing and forget the stressful environment they are occupying.

Prototypes showing iteration and development of Breath form

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Eleanor McMahon Lull ‘Lull’ is a small group of tools designed to comfort the user’s stress and anxiety. For this project I wanted to create a helpful collection that was non-clinical in look. The objects aim to soothe the user through passive interaction and tactile elements. eleanormcmdesign@gmail.com behance.net/eleanormcmbe15 085 766 7977 Late stage prototypes of the final objects

Claude Mollard

A section of the spine being glued together with epoxy

Beaufort Scale 3 ‘Beaufort Scale 3’ is a lounge chair that is inspired by the construction of a sailing yacht. This furniture piece incorporates both traditional and contemporary materials used in yacht construction, creating a chair that has the aesthetic of a traditional yacht, but the material properties and performance of a modern craft. claude_mollard@yahoo.ie 086 889 2528

Connor Moran Myjuvenate How can we make greater use of biodegradable materials in our everyday lives? ‘Myjuvenat’ is a product range that integrates mycelium, a mushroom-based byproduct, into familiar products such as plant pots. Myjuvenate consists of a sawdust-mycelium composite, is compostable after use, and can extend the lifespan of common kitchen plants. connormoran6@gmail.com behance.net/14461098b986 Instagram connormorandesign 086 841 9553

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Eoin Ormonde WithinReach Access to nurse call devices is integral for patients in a hospital, however the existing setup of the devices makes it easy for patients to knock the devices off the bed. ‘WithinReach’ is a series of clips to aid security in the setup of nurse call devices. ednomro@gmail.com 089 237 4769

A sketch model of a clip on a hospital bed sheet

Amber-Rose Penders Alli ‘Alli’ is a wearable that assists autistic children from 6 to 12 years old in coping with the chaos of everyday life. When the wearer feels overwhelmed by their surroundings and senses, Alli’s weighted sections and mesmerising galactic pockets can enable them to experience a feeling of control and sensory integration. ambyrose@hotmail.com Instagram amberrosependers 086 158 7625

Final materials and design sketches generated during co-creation and my design process

Arianna Persechini Bambino There exists a powerful bond between pet and owner, without each other they feel lost and incomplete. ‘Bambino’ is a collection of connected plushies which are activated by the pet’s motions. The products utilise heat and light to connect pet and owner during the times when they can’t be together. ariannapersechini@gmail.com Instagram bambinopets 086 376 1637 Model Aoife Cusack holding a rabbit Bambino close to her face for comfort and connection

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Roman Resler BRUNABO This product gives wearers a new way to skate around. Unlike conventional skates, these add on skates can be placed on almost any shoe type and size, thus allowing a fast and a easy transition between walking and skating. romanoresler@seznam.cz 087 100 7388

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David Shannon

The SOOL 360° camera overlooking a flock of sheep on an industrial farm field

SOOL stock surveillance SOOL is a robust, solar powered, infrared 360° camera for stock surveillance on industrial sheep farms. It reduces ewe mortality and lamb losses by allowing the farmer to remotely monitor threats such as theft and trauma. SOOL minimises physical workload for farmers and can be controlled from any mobile device. dshannon19995@gmail.com 087 252 0287

Vlad Suhov Perry ‘Perry’ is a minimalist lighting object, which employs the rhythmic movement of light to promote meditative breathing in stressful work situations. Perry utilises ceramic and aluminium, creating an appealing feel and appearance for contemporary workspaces. A range of illumination modes and tones are available to suit a variety of conditions. chawzer@live.com vladsuhov.tumblr.com Instagram v_s_dzn 086 400 8646

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Product Design: Product Design

Niall Whitelaw Life without the honeybee The endangered honeybee pollinates one third of our world’s food. Without them the responsibility of pollination would fall to humans in order to survive. This project explores the need for a product and garment within this scenario, thus creating a glimpse into the future of a life without the honeybee. A primrose shot under ultraviolet light visualising how a honeybee sees the world

niallwhitelaw95@gmail.com Instagram niallwhitelawdesign 087 055 2664

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Fiachra Davoren Genee With new technologies, and increased human understanding of the workings of DNA, genetic modification is poised to become just another regular part of human existence, a tool. If people were to begin modifying their own DNA, what form might this tool take? This speculative design attempts to resolve this question through focusing on a product for the consumer market. fiachradavoren@gmail.com fiachra.squarespace.com 087 752 6634

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MA Interaction Design: Foreword

The MA Interaction Design is a one-year studio based masters. Led by a people-centered approach, the MA equips students with the fundamental skills, methods and tools related to product, screen and service interactions. The MA brings together candidates from a range of fields including design, art, computer science, psychology, sociology and business, and prepares graduates to play a leading role in the development of emerging technology in society. The work featured highlights some of the main aspects of Interaction Design that the course engages with including User Experience Design, Service Design, Physical Computing and Speculative Design. Projects on display include a commuter library service, objects with personality which try to change behaviour, apps that assist with personal finance management, and a service designed to combat rural issues.

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MA Interaction Design: Foreword

Through this work the students have examined how we interact with technologies and have sought to create new and meaningful experiences through design, experiences which acknowledge what is to be human and which enrich our lives. The showcase reflects the ethos of the course — that we design for humans not machines. Our practice is one based on research and understanding, on testing and iteration, on creativity tied to a sensitivity for the user. Emma Creighton MA Interaction Design Coordinator

Academic Staff Emma Creighton BDes, MSc Dr Marcus Hanratty BDes, MSc, PhD Louise Heywood BA, Pg Ed, MA Technical Staff Gerry Nolan, Senior Technician, BA Konrad Dechant, BDes Ed Devane Hugh Harte LLB, BA Daniel Ho BA

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Visiting Lecturers Susan Butler Niki Collier Ian Cudmore Joseph Darrer Ed Devane Frank Long John Lynch Eoin Mahon Fiona McDonald


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James Kehoe, Ultra Midi Controller, MA Interaction Design 2016/2017

MA Interaction Design Students Caroline Anderson Andrea Beaumont Colm Corcoran Eoghan Dalton Alejandro Hillary Ming-Hsuan Huang James Kehoe Maria Lyons Kevin McCabe Jonathan McHale Michelle Mulvey Judy Roche Shane Scally Morgan Smyth

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MSc in Medical Device Design: Foreword

The MSc in Medical Device Design is a one-year studio based masters which places an emphasis on human centered innovation. Candidates from creative and technical disciplines work side by side in a multidisciplinary design studio. The course has strong links throughout the medical device sector and runs a number of collaborative projects with both local clinical partners and multinational industry. Graduates of the programme are highly sought after by industry in this rapidly expanding field of design. Task Analysis for Lifesaving Procedures Task analysis is a one of the many human centered research methods that students are taught during the course. It is an extremely useful tool for designers to examine the physical, psychological and sociological human factors involved in completing any task.

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MSc in Medical Device Design: Foreword

The task analysis highlighted in this exhibition relates to a lifesaving procedure called an Emergency Lateral Anterior Thoracotomy. With a survival rate of less than 10 percent, the procedure can be daunting for clinicians. As part of the Research Methods module, students of the MSc Medical Device Design were tasked with creating a task analysis and training model in order for surgical trainees at the Royal College of Surgeons (RCSI) to learn and practice this procedure. Enda O’Dowd MSc in Medical Device Design Coordinator

Academic Staff Leonie Heskin, RCSI Enda O’Dowd Derek Vallence Technical Staff Konrad Dechant Gerry Nolan Visiting Lecturers Gerard Boyle Paul Fortune Anne MacLellan Robert Miculas Martina Moyne Chris Soraghan

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A section of the Task Analysis and insights for Emergency Lateral Anterior Thoracotomy produced for the RCSI

MSc in Medical Device Design Students Jade Breen Jane Cope Paul Cremin William Dillon Tomas Gilson Alan Grincell Robert MacCarthy Ian McWhinnie Daniel Morgan Roisin O’Brien Fiona O’Connor Patricia O’Connor Naomi Phillips Kay Sim

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MFA Design: Foreword

The MFA in Design at NCAD provides an interdisciplinary framework for students who wish to master their design discipline in a two-year long studio setting. A major objective of the masters is to provide an environment that is broad, yet with enough rigour and focus to enable students to engage with the challenges of contemporary creative practice in the design professions. The programme encourages students to integrate research, creative practice and critical theory, and develop a body of professional work that positions the student on the global stage. This year we have had the pleasure of welcoming a number of visiting students from across Europe to join the programme, helping create a dynamic international studio culture.

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MFA Design: Foreword

The students have all begun to develop a personal creative and professional identity and proficiency in design and technique. This has been supported through a mixture of workshops, lectures, tutorials and live projects with organisations such as the Irish Architecture Foundation and Science Gallery. The work on show captures this creative journey at the half-way point, and focuses on exploring the diverse range of design processes and methods being used and developed by the MFA in Design students. Professor Alex Milton Head of the School of Design

Academic Staff Arturo Borrego Kate Brangan Linda Byrne Andrew Campbell Natalie Coleman Sally Collins Samantha Corcoran Sandra Cotter Michael Cunningham John Paul Dowling Lisa Godson Marcus Hanratty Louise Heywood Caoimhe McMahon Alex Milton Enda O’Dowd Angela O’Kelly Sam Russell Rachel Tuffy

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MFA Design Students Andrea Cullen Lisa Dooley Rachel Marsden Katarzyna Potoniec Visiting Students Rebecca Houmoller Esben Moller Rahbek Veronika Burany

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Fine Art, Design & Education Elana Allen Alice Brennan Conor Burke Niall Conlon Lia Cowan Sabrina Dignam Joseph Doyle Claire Gibbons Kirsti Kotilainen Victoria Maher Raminta Mikuliciute Adam McGrane Hannah Murphy Kelly O’Connor Desiree Richards-Scully Clara Scullion Lorraine Slater Aoife Tracey Jessica Whittle Professional Master of Education Sarah Bracken Angela Clarke Sinéad Geraghty Christina Hayden Louise Kelly David King Sinéad McKenna Sharon O’Connor Hayden O’Donnell Sarah Standing James Ward MA Socially Engaged Art (Further, Adult & Community Education) Phionna Convey Sinead Dowling Kate Hoey Eilish Langton Colm Mullen Marije Schmitz-Niehaus Liz Smith Leonie Tang

CEAD: D&VI Barbara Cermakova Helen Diamond Laura Fox Kevin Laffan Rachael McLoughlin Aisling Molloy Ann Murphy Paul Newport Debbie O’Brien Edel O’Dea Sonia O’Dwyer Carmen Regan Linda Schuetz Rita Teevan CEAD: P&DI Aisling Burke Marina Burke Jean Fowler Lobna Hassan Shane Hynan Sophia Lawless-Travers Gracie Mahady James Gabriel Martin Aoife Mullan Pavel Noga Georgina Oglesby Carlos Ruiz Nina Schwarzenberg Niamh Smith Yvonne O’Driscoll CEAD: VAP Suzanne Buckley Simona Castelli Valerie Dunne Helen Farrell Jennifer Harvey Dirk Hudson Eamonn Kelly Roisin MacDiamada Finola O’Hanlon Mary Dwyer Pender Clare Phelan Noilin Shaw John Tierney

CEAD: Diploma in Art & Design Rudy de Souza David Glassey Daniel Hatton Linda Hederman Jennifer Hennessy Eileen Malaniff Breda McNicholas Daniela Monza Marianne O’Keefe Sinéad O’Connor David Power Trish Webb Duffy


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School of Education: Staff List

HEAD OF SCHOOL OF EDUCATION Professor Dervil Jordan Dip Fine Art, MA, PTA, PhD Academic Staff Dr Patsey Bodkin ANCAD, HDip ES, HDip EP, Dip Catechetics, PTA, M Ed, PhD Maria Farrell BA, HDip, Med. MA Anne Gallagher BA, HDipEd, HDip AdCommEd, MA Anne-Marie Keaveney ANCAD, BA, M Litt Aoife Keogh BA, PGDipADE, MA Fiona King BA, HDE, MA Dr Isobelle Mullaney BEd, PG Dip (Ed St), PGDip (Ed Mgmt), MSt, PhD

CEAD Head of CEAD Nuala Hunt BA, Grad Dip UTL, MA, MSc (Ed Mgmt)

Fiona Loughnane Dip Fine Art, BA, MA

Academic Staff Mel Bradley BDES, MA

Susanne Mahon HDip, BDes

Mary Burke ANCAD, BA, MA, MA Felicity Clear BA, MA Rose Mary Cullen BA, MA Rhoda Cunningham Cert Art Education, Dip Fine Art, BA Kenneth Donfield Dip Fine Art Jackie Duignan BA, MA Barbara Dunne Dip Fine Art

Chris Maguire ANCAD, BA, MA

Dr Margaret Fitzgibbon BA, MA, PhD

Tony Murphy DipAD, DipADT, MA

Vivian Hansbury Dip Fine Art, MFA

Brenda O Reilly Hughes HND, BA, PGDipADE, M Litt

Alastair Keady BA, MA

Fiona Whelan BA, HDip CAed, MA Administrative Staff Helen Fagan Jenkinson

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Dr Emma Mahony BA, MA, PhD Berni Markey BA Erika Marks ANCAD Tadhg McGrath BA, MA Beth O’Halloran BA, MA Mary Plunkett BA, MA, MA Patricia Plunkett Dip Fine Art Brigitta Seck Dip, MA Administrative Staff Fiona Cleary BA, PG Dip, MA


School of Education: Foreword

The influence of an inspirational art teacher ‘She really inspired me and it was... I think the first or second year of the new Junior Cert project which had five or six sections in it, but to me it was just heaven. I loved it and she taught us all so well that it was a really enriching experience’ — Carol.

For many art students, their relationship with their art teachers is a major factor influencing their decision to study art, or to become art teachers themselves. Artists and art teachers tend to be deeply committed to their subject, possibly because of the experience of personal satisfaction or intense engagement with the making process throughout their lives (Bennet, 1985; Molin & Reardon, 2009).

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School of Education: Foreword

Most of you would agree that to choose one of the School of Education’s education programmes is not for the feint hearted. To choose art education is to engage with your practice as an artist whilst also engaging with the practice of teaching young people. The thinking space required for the artist’s immersion in the studio is very different to the thinking space required in working actively with the education of young people. One can be solitary and introspective, whereas the other needs to be engaged with communicating in an educational setting. The student artist tends to focus on the exploration of ideas of self, whereas the student art teacher must extend beyond the self to develop an awareness of and empathy with others. Art education, on these terms needs to address issues of citizenship and social justice, encountering others through attentive living. The education landscape is changing rapidly. But we are confident that our graduating students are well placed to enter into a changing world of teaching and learning. The demand for reform of the leaving certificate art syllabus is finally bearing fruit and the junior certificate and leaving certificate art curricula are beginning the process of reform. Further education and socially engaged art practice is testing the boundaries of art practice and life-long learning. References Bennet, C. (1985), ‘Paints, pots or promotion? Art teachers’ attitudes towards their careers’, in S. Ball & I. Goodson (eds.), Teachers’ lives and careers. London: The Falmer Press, pp.120–137. Huberman, M. (1993), The lives of teachers. London: Cassell. Molin, D. & Reardon, J. (eds.) (2009), Ch-Ch-Ch- Changes: Artists talk about teaching. Ridinghouse: London.

As curriculum designers you are used to problem solving, to testing and retesting until you find solutions. As your artist selves moves from focussing on your personal identity formation into developing your professional identity as art educators you will discover that you are well equipped for the task. The traits of artists and art educators which are often common to creative individuals – such as, divergent, flexible, lateral thinkers – will set you apart. You are the hope for the future generations of artists. We have had the privilege of working with you and know what new knowledge; new skills and innovative thinking you can bring to future generations, both young and old. The graduating classes of 2017: The BA Hons in Fine Art, Design and Education, represent the first undergraduate group to graduate from this particular programme. The Professional Master of Education (PME) Art and Design and the MA Socially Engaged Art (Further, Community and Adult Education) represent the second of two groups of postgraduate students to emerge from these new professional masters courses. What all of these groups of educators have in common is a professional qualification and a commitment to the art they practice and the art they teach. We look forward to working with you all as host teachers, facilitators, mentors and role models for the citizens of the future. Professor Dervil Jordan Head of School of Education

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Elana Kate Allen Joint Honours Design (Textile Art & Artefact) & Education School placements: Gaelscoil na Cruiche Primary School, Swords, Co. Dublin Saint John of God Camona Services, Glenageary, Co. Dublin Mount Seskin Community College, Tallaght, Co. Dublin Loreto College, Foxrock, Co. Dublin Rockford Manor Secondary School, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

Alice Mary Brennan Joint Honours Design (Ceramics & Glass) & Education School placements: Loreto College, Foxrock, Dublin 18 Presentation College, Bray, Co. Wicklow St. Joseph’s Secondary School, Rush, Co. Dublin Saint John of God Carmona Services, Glenageary, Co. Dublin Scoil Iosagáin Primary School, Crumlin, Co. Dublin St. Paul’s Primary School, North Brunswick St., Dublin 7

Conor Burke Joint Honours Design (Visual Communication) & Education School placements: Gort Community School, Gort, Co. Galway Holy Family Community School, Rathcoole, Co. Dublin Killinarden Community School, Whitestown, Dublin 24 Stewart’s Care, Kilcloon, Co. Meath St. Paul’s CBS Primary School, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7

Niall Conlon Joint Honours Fine Art (Painting) & Education School placements: St. Laurence’s National School, Greystones, Co. Wicklow Stewart’s Care, Palmerston, Dublin 20 Mount Seskin Community College, Tallaght, Co. Dublin St. Vincent’s Secondary School, Glasnevin, Dublin 11 Clonkeen College, Deansgrange, Co. Dublin

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Lia Cowan Joint Honours Fine Art (Sculpture & Expanded Practice) & Education School placements: Rathdown School for Girls, Glenageary, Co. Dublin Sandford Park Co-Educational School, Ranelagh, Co. Dublin Coláiste Bríde, Clondalkin, Dublin 22 Stewart’s Care, Palmerstown, Dublin 20

Sabrina Dignam Joint Honours Fine Art (Sculpture & Expanded Practice) & Education Student placements: Jesus & Mary College, Goatstown, Dublin 14 Greenhills College, Greenhills, Dublin 12 Loreto College, Crumlin, Dublin 12 Stewart’s Care, Palmerstown, Dublin 20 St. Joseph’s Primary School, Terenure, Dublin 6

JJ Nolan Doyle Joint Honours Design (Fashion Design) & Education School placements: St. Mary’s Holy Faith, Killester, Dublin 5 Colaiste Bríde, Clondalkin, Dublin 22 Stewart’s Care, Kilcloon, Co. Meath Chanel College, Coolock, Dublin 5 St. Laurence’s National School, Greystones, Co. Wicklow

Claire Gibbons Joint Honours Design (Textile Art & Artefact) & Education School placements: Presentation College, Athenry, Co. Galway St. Benildus College, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin Firhouse Community School, Tallaght, Dublin 24 Special Educational Needs, Carmona Services, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin St. Laurence’s School, Greystones, Co. Wicklow

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Victoria Maher Joint Honours Design (Visual Communication) & Education School placements: St. Michael’s College, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 Presentation College, Terenure, Dublin 6W Loreto College, Crumlin, Dublin 12 Stewart’s Care, Palmerstown, Dublin 20

Kirsti Kotilainen Joint Honours Fine Art (Sculpture & Expanded Practice) & Education School placements: St Paul’s Secondary School, Greenhills, Dublin 12 St Dominic’s Secondary School, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10 Margaret Aylward Community School, Beaumont, Dublin 9 Stewart’s Care, Palmerstown, Dublin 20

Adam McGrane Joint Honours Fine Art (Painting) & Education School placements: Wesley College, Ballinteer, Dublin 16 Our Lady of Mercy, Inchicore, Dublin 8 Stewart’s Care, Palmerstown, Dublin 20 Killinarden Community School, Dublin 24 St. Laurence’s Primary School, Greystones, Co.Wicklow

Hannah Murphy Joint Honours Fine Art (Painting) & Education School placements: St. Leo’s College, Graigue, Co. Carlow St. Conleth’s Secondary School, Newbridge, Co. Kildare Presentation Secondary School, Warrenmount, Dublin 8 Stewart’s Care, Palmerstown, Dublin 20 Scoil Neasáin, Harmonstown, Dublin 5

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Kelly O’Connor Joint Honours Design (Ceramics & Glass) & Education School placements: St. Dominic’s, Cabra Road, Dublin 15 Blakestown Community School, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 Scoil Assaim, Raheny, Dublin 5 Stewart’s Care, Palmerstown, Dublin 20

Desiree Richards-Scully Joint Honours Design (Textile Art & Artefact) & Education School placements: Ballymun Comprehensive, Santry, Dublin 9 St. Mary’s Secondary School, Glasnevin, Dublin 11 Manor House Secondary School, Raheny, Co. Dublin

Clara Scullion Joint Honours Fine Art (Media) & Education School placements: Presentation College, Terenure, Dublin 6W Drimnagh Castle Secondary School, Walkinstown, Dublin 12 Glenageary Killiney National School, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin Central Remedial Clinic, Clontarf, Co. Dublin

Lorraine Slator Joint Honours Fine Art (Painting) & Education School placements: Scoil Neasáin, Harmonstown, Dublin 5 Stewart’s Care, Kilcloon, Co. Meath Chanel College, Coolock, Dublin 5 Portmarnock Community College, Portmarnock, Co. Dublin St Joseph’s, Drogheda, Co. Louth

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Aoife Tracey Joint Honours Design (Fashion Design) & Education School placements: Maynooth Post Primary, Maynooth, Co. Kildare Lucan Community College, Lucan, Co. Dublin Donahies Community School, Grange, Dublin 13 Stewart’s Care, Lucan, Co. Dublin

Jessica Whittle Joint Honours Design (Jewellery & Metalwork) & Education School placements: Our Lady of Mercy College, Beaumont, Dublin 9 Santa Sabina Dominican College, Sutton, Dublin 13 Margaret Aylward Community School, Whitehall, Dublin 9 Stewart’s Care, Palmerstown, Dublin 20

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Sarah Bracken Soper Research dissertation: Career Education in the Post-Primary Art Class: Investigating the needs of future artists and designers at second level. School placements: Castleknock Community College, Castleknock, Dublin 15 St Joseph’s School for the Blind and the Visually Impaired, Drumcondra, Dublin 9 St Mac Dara’s Community College, Templeogue, Dublin 6W

Visual aids made for animation career based art project

sarahbracken@hotmail.com brackensarah.com Instagram sarah_bracken_art 087 972 0639

Angela Clarke Research dissertation: Narrative to prompt drawing from the mind for imagination and visualisation School placements: St. Peter’s College, Dunboyne, Co. Meath Ratoath College, Ratoath, Co. Meath Athboy Community College, Athboy, Co. Meath Holy Family School for the Deaf, Cabra, Dublin 7 angelapaints@gmail.com angelaclarkeart.com 087 263 1896

Student’s thumbnail sketches

Sinéad Geraghty Research dissertation: The value of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in promoting critical thinking in the art and design class. Research in action: First year students at St. Mary’s, Glasnevin, analysing their clothes labels and mapping out where their clothes come from

School placements: Marino College, Post-Primary Level, Fairview, Dublin 3 Central Remedial Clinic School, Clontarf, Dublin 3 St. Mary’s Holy Faith Secondary School, Glasnevin, Dublin 11 sineadcgeraghty@gmail.com sineadgeraghty.com 087 698 2742

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Christina Hayden Research dissertation: The Artist Educator: An investigation into whether the art teacher’s personal practice affects their teaching pedagogy in a post-primary context School placements: Ardscoil na Trionoide, Athy, Co. Kildare Saint John of God, Kilmainham, Dublin 8 St Leo’s College, Old Dublin Road, Co. Carlow

First year student work from the ‘Organic Selection’ project in ArdScoil na Trionoide

chayden@live.com chayden2.wixsite.com/portfolio 085 165 1517

Louise Kelly Research dissertation: Student Voice in Development Education: The Power of Art in its Narrative School placements: Pobalscoil Neasáin, Moyclare Road, Dublin 13 Scoil Mochua, Clondalkin, Co. Dublin Mercy College Coolock, Malahide Road, Dublin 5 louiseakell@gmail.com louiseakell.wixsite.com/portfolio 087 621 3999 Second year student work inspired by the theme ‘Industrial Metamorphosis’

David King Research dissertation: The Structure of Things: Identifying the location of learning through perceptual change School placements: St Columba’s College, Whitechurch, Co. Dublin Newpark Comprehensive School, Blackrock, Co. Dublin davegregking@gmail.com dkingart.com 087 662 9047

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Sinéad McKenna Research dissertation: An Exploratory, Experimental Journey: How an artist journal can foster learner autonomy, enabling post-primary art students to find a way of connecting to their artistic voice School placements: Portmarnock Community School, Portmarnock, Co. Dublin St. Paul’s Special School, Beaumont Woods, Dublin 9 St. Finian’s Community College, Swords, Co. Dublin

Second year student’s work created for their artist journal

mcksinead@yahoo.com sineadartteacher2.wix.com 087 638 3532

Sharon O’Connor Research dissertation: Exploring the potential of designing and making an artwork as a strategy for raising awareness of human rights. School placements: Bush Post Primary School, Dundalk, Co. Louth St. Brigid’s School, SEN, Dundalk, Co. Louth St. Vincent’s Secondary School, Dundalk, Co. Louth sharonaoifeoconnor@gmail.com sharonaoifeoconnor.wixsite.com/mysite 087 756 5271 ‘Everyone has the right to… freedom of thought, conscience and religion.’ Lino print based on a Human Right

Hayden O’Donnell Research dissertation: The Existential Classroom: ‘Why do pupils study art today?’ School placements: Loreto Beaufort, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14 Oatlands College, Mount Merrion, Co. Dublin Stewart’s Care, Palmerstown, Dublin 20 First year pupils engage in a group evaluation

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Sarah Standing Research dissertation: Exploring the concept of ‘place conscious education’ as a framework for local art education practice in the context of post-primary education in Ireland School placements: Athboy Community College, Athboy, Co. Meath Loreto Secondary School, St. Michael’s, Navan, Co. Meath Praxis Care, The Hub, Drogheda, Co. Louth s.standing@yahoo.co.uk sarahstandingartist.com 087 272 8625 Artwork by fifth year pupils from Loreto Secondary School, St. Michael’s, Navan, displayed in ‘Reflecting an Age’, Solstice Arts Centre, Navan

James Ward Research dissertation: Assessment for Learning in the Art Class School placements: Firhouse Community College, Dublin 24 Cheeverstown House, Templeogue, Dublin 6W Presentation Warrenmount, Blackpitts, Dublin 8 jamesward.e@gmail.com jwardeducation.wixsite.com/jweducation 087 602 7353 Fifth year pupil work from the ‘Medieval Face’ project in presentation, Warrenmount

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Phionna Convey There is a mutual reliance between public space and social interaction. My art practice is built around the analysis of human emotional connections and memories associated with specific public sites and urban locations in the north inner city of Dublin, with a particular focus on sites that can no longer be accessed. Research dissertation: An Exploration of Socially Engaged Art as a Stimulus for Memory and Emotional Connections to Public Space.

Gated laneway, Ballybough

Partners The residents of Ballybough, Street Line Critics phionnaconvey@gmail.com 087 770 6052

Sinead Dowling Perpetual Home is a practice-based research project. It takes form as a mobile ‘home’ unit, which acts as a durational artwork and a site for exchange. Through participatory interventions, it explores the complexities of home and its interconnectedness with place. “Nest-building is a prime natural example, every member of the nest shares in the effort and benefits from the result” — Richard Sennett. Research dissertation: An exploration of the characteristics, tensions and complexities of socially engaged art: from the perspective of practitioners and through practice based research. Partners Daniel Maxwell, Designer sinead.dowling@mail.com 086 269 7247

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Kate Hoey Building on a two-year collaboration with a Dublin based youth project, my art and educational practice has evolved to working specifically with young people experiencing autism. In an age of inequality, the intention of my work is to prioritise the opinions and experiences of those who find scant opportunity to express their views. Research dissertation: Perceiving Sounds: Exploring the Educational Experiences of Young People with ASD

‘Lines from Rialto’: Work on paper from a body of work produced over a two year collaboration with Rialto Youth Project, Dublin 8

Partners Setanta School for children with Autism, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin Rialto Youth Project, Dublin 8 Work Options, St. Michael’s House, Dublin 7 St. Ita’s Special School, Drogheda, Co. Louth katelhoey@gmail.com 085 179 7041

Eilish Langton As a hybrid artist at the interstice of culinary and creative practice, my work seeks to develop new methodologies in making art that matters through meaningful experiences of participation and collaboration. Current practicebased research explores the collective development of a community cob oven as a pedagogical platform. La Núa co-creating the Cob Oven Project, An Gairdín Beo community garden, Carlow

Research dissertation: Socially engaged art practice & pedagogy: contributing to sustaining community & education in changing times Partners An Gairdín Beo, Community Garden, Carlow CCDP (SICAP), La Núa, Special CE Scheme, Carlow Citizenship & Community Students, Carlow College, Carlow Men’s Shed, Carlow Social Enterprise Department, Carlow Jim Behan, Ceramic Artist, Carlow eilishlangton@gmail.com angairdinbeo.org 087 268 1648

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Colm Mullen My practice as a film maker, photographer and educator is collaborative and immersive. It seeks meaningful collective explorations of social phenomenon, aiming to stimulate discussion in a wider context. Through drama and documentary film, current projects explore questions relating to mental health, identity and community. Colm Mullen facilitating a photography workshop ‘Exploring Identity’ at Outcomers — a community support group for LGBT people in the North East of Ireland

Research dissertation: My child is transgender. The issues emerging for parents of transgender children in the North East of Ireland; a case study Partners Dundalk Outcomers Killinarden Youthreach The Priory Youthreach Rush Youthreach Dublin and Dún Laoghaire Education and Training Board colm6m@yahoo.com colmmullen.ie 086 340 8659

Marije Schmitz-Niehaus As communication is a social process between people, visual communication is almost never seen as such. My interdisciplinary research project combines graphic design and teaching practices to explore the potential of usercentered graphic design methods to generate knowledge about visual languages and visual literacy. Research dissertation: Social graphic design: co-creating toy shop logos with primary school students Partners Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven TimelessToys.ie marije@Schmitz-Niehaus.nl schmitz-Niehaus.nl 089 983 6159

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Liz Smith The contemporary ‘animal turn’ in art is divergent, encompassing a spectrum of ethical practices. My art and research practice explores whether ethics discourses within socially engaged art could prove useful in instrumentalising art for animal rights, in order to inform an ethical framework for art’s ontological and physical engagement with animals. Research dissertation: The Animal Turn and the Ethics of Collaboration: Constructing an Ethical Framework for the Animal Turn in Art, Exploring the Role of Socially Engaged Art Practices and their intersection with pedagogy Partners Canal Way Educate Together National School, Dublin 8 Drimnagh Castle Primary School, Dublin 12 info@lizsmithartist.com lizsmithartist.com

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CEAD: Foreword

Continuing Education in Art & Design (CEAD) at NCAD provides a range of part-time art and design courses, in the summer and autumn. The part-time programme includes courses to suit different interests, abilities and offers opportunities for progression. CEAD students have successfully progressed from beginner level, through to Certificate, Diploma, Degree and Post-Graduate programmes. The CEAD autumn evening programme aims to facilitate progression for mature students who want to return to higher education, to re-skill or up-skill. Part-time Level 7 Certificates include: Drawing and Visual Investigation (D&VI), Photography and Digital Imaging (P&DI), and Visual Art Practice (VAP). Students who complete the certificate can progress to the part-time Diploma at Level 7. On completion of the Diploma, students can apply as advanced entry to under-graduate year two at NCAD or to other art and design higher education institutions. Students present their course work at the annual CEAD exhibition, which takes place on campus in early July. The 2017 CEAD Show takes place from 29 June — 6 July.

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Certificates D&VI

Drawing & Visual Investigation, is a one-year taught part-time programme. This programme involves attendance two evenings per week and provides students with the knowledge, skills and vocabulary of contemporary drawing and visual research. D&VI includes innovative and accessible approaches to contemporary visual art practice.

P&DI

Photography & Digital Imaging, is a one-year course offered two evenings per week. This programme offers students an opportunity to extend their visual vocabulary and explore the creative potential of photography within contemporary visual art and design practice. P&DI student Rebecca McGettrick was selected as one of Irelands’ emerging talents by Saatchi Art for their exhibition From LA to Dublin at the Web Summit, 2014.

VAP

Visual Art Practice is a flexible multi-modular programme which can be completed in one or three years. Students choose from a range of modules, including: drawing, print, textile printing, jewellery design, sculptural processes, embroidery, visual culture and painting. This innovative programme suits individuals who want to explore different materials and media. This course is offered for credit or audit purposes.

Diploma

Students who successfully complete a CEAD Certificate can apply to the part-time diploma. This intensive thirty-week course involves attending two evenings per week, occasional day-time blocks and Saturdays. Investigation, experimentation and inquiry are central to the course, students are encouraged to explore discipline boundaries and to consider an inter-disciplinary approach to art practice. The course provides opportunities to explore; ideas, concepts, theories and research processes in fine art and visual culture.

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Helen Diamond Lace Water-soluble wax pastel on white paper helencdiamond@gmail.com 086 377 1904

Laura Fox Spot of Tea Watercolour pencil and melted crayon on black A2 paper laurajaynefoxy@hotmail.com 085 844 1251

Kevin Laffan Paint pens on black card kevin.laffan@gmail.com 089 435 9459

Aisling Molloy Deconstructed Memory Watercolour and charcoal on watercolour paper aisling@atlaslanguageschool.com 087 775 8696

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Ann Murphy Who Am I? Ink and wood burning tool on paper paulann.murphy826@gmail.com 087 138 8568

Paul Newport Going Ink on paper puffineile@me.com 086 6012853

Debbie O’Brien Witness 1 Pen and ink drawings, digital collage obrien.deborah@gmail.com 085 280 5079

Edel O’Dea 1968 Picnic Ink and print edelnidhea@gmail.com 086 809 3389

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Sonia O’Dwyer Intersections Collage and pen on paper soniaodwyer@ymail.com 086 878 6458

Carmen Regan Blue Chair Ink on paper carmen.regan@gmail.com 087 659 7808

Linda Schuetz Holy Mary (Worldwide Women’s March on January 21, 2017) Pencil, colored pencil, ink and soap on paper lin.schuetz@gmail.com lindaschuetz.com 083 173 0472

Rita Teevan Entropy Pen, ink, charcoal, collage, watercolour Photographed by Elena Teevan ritateevan@gmail.com 087 418 3702

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Lobna Hassan I don’t know where the moments go Digital photograph lobna.abu@gmail.com 086 066 5470

Marina Burke Early morning, Sandycove Digital print marina.burke72@gmail.com 085 715 7610

Jean Fowler Independent Dublin Stores Colour photograph jeanfowler@gmail.com 087 266 3955

Shane Hynan Where Trees Meet Water Black and white analogue photographic print; 20.3cm x 25.4cm shanehynan@yahoo.co.uk Instagram shanehynan 087 270 6283

Sophia Lawless-Travers Untitled Colour photograph sophiatphotography@gmail.com 086 107 0679

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Gracie Mahady Binary Opposition Black and white digital image gracemahady@ymail.com 085 839 3339

James Gabriel Martin What We Left Behind Digital photography, ink on photo rag fine art paper jamesgabrielmartinphotography@gmail.com jamesgabrielmartinphotography.com 086 605 4244

Aoife Mullen Photograph of Birdie Mullen on her wedding day, pictured with the receipt for her engagement ring from 1956 Colour photograph aoifemullen@live.com 086 058 3443

Pavel Noga Cognitive dissonance Digital photography. Black and white print, Photo RagÂŽ FineArt paper pavel.noga83@gmail.com pavelnogaphotography.myportfolio.com 087 164 2400

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Carlos Ruiz Everyday Fashion Photographic print; 18.5cm x 29.5cm carlosohagan2113@gmail.com carlosohagan2113.wixsite.com/mysite-1 083 876 1558

Nina Schwarzenberg Commissioned parking lot street art work in Melbourne ninsmn92@gmail.com 089 481 0437

Niamh Smith Project Chapter 4, In dark, light Colour photograph niamhsmi@gmail.com niamhsmith.ie Instagram niamhsmith_thephotographyhub 087 618 5501

Yvonne O’Driscoll The Port of Cork 120 black & white film yvonneolivia@hotmail.com 087 637 9376

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Suzanne Buckley Life Threads: Journey to Memories Ceramic hand built sculpture, fired porcelain with matt glaze, candles suzbuckley@gmail.com 086 408 8402

Simona Castelli to whom cross the sea in hope Embroidered books omma33@hotmail.com 087 740 2488

Valerie Dunne Spirit Vessels Ceramic. Crank and porcelain paper clay valerie.dunne1@gmail.com 086 079 6838

Jennifer Harvey Melancholia 2 Acrylic on canvas linnodee@gmail.com 087 783 8503

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Dirk Hudson Freefall Bronze, Dublin granite studio@dirkhudson.com dirkhudson.com dirkhudsonartist Instagram dirkhudsonartist 086 065 2295

Eamonn Kelly Adam Plaster, wire, different colour thread, butchers line and glass wax eamojoe@yahoo.ie 087 051 5707

Mary Dwyer Pender Silver flower pendant, with interchangeable, reversible central resin magnetic discs mpwolrac@gmail.com 086 173 6485

Clare Phelan Táin Bó Cúailgne Copperplate engraving clarephelan@gmail.com 087 756 6066

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Noilin Shaw Blanket Copper wire noilinshaw@gmail.com 086 239 1008

John Tierney Daedalus takes Flight Bronze johnnyt43@gmail.com 086 252 6102

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Rudy de Souza Pim street halting site: A reinterpretation Car bumpers mrrudydesouza@gmail.com rudydesouza.com 087 314 0093

David Glassey Theatre scape Oil on canvas; 76cm x 61cm dpglassey@gmail.com 086 042 0793

Daniel Hatton Card Geometrics Card and glue; 83cm x 60cm hatton.djh@gmail.com 085 232 4305

Linda Hederman Time Feather sculptures mounted on the second hands of clocks lhederman@hotmail.com 087 780 9804

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Jennifer Hennessy Protection Oil on board jenliz.hennessy@gmail.com 087 955 6721

Eileen Malaniff Chakra Bouquet Mixed media

Breda McNicholas Enraged Rook Wire and paper bredamcnicholas@gmail.com

Daniela Monza Complex Interactions Acrylic on board www.danimonza.com 087 217 0732

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Marianne O’Keeffe Alert Acrylic on canvas board with modelling paste and painted paper stencils marsq2@gmail.com 086 829 6792

Sinéad O’Connor Memory Black and white photograph of clay sculptures sineadoconnor756@gmail.com

David Power Orb Mixed media djppower@gmail.com 087 351 0689

Trish Webb Duffy Sixty Two Hand stitched French knots, twine on paper trishduffy20@eircom.net 087 934 6720

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Applied Material Culture: Ceramics & Glass Hattie Billingham Sophie Kate Curran Irene Duffy Luke Holden Mandy Jackson Emer O’Donnell Marie O’Rourke Grace Reilly Frances Treanor Maeve Treanor Adele Walsh Applied Material Culture: Ceramics & Glass Joint Visual Culture Rebecca Jane Dolan Applied Material Culture: Ceramics & Glass Joint Education Alice Mary Brennan Kelly O’Connor Applied Material Culture: Textile Art & Artefact Nicole Bannon Laura Clarke Jennifer Cummins Clodagh Farrelly Lauren Gibson Cassie Gillespie Jacklyn Gilligan Kirsten Hodgson Lauren Hoey Stephanie Johnson Hannah Keane Ross Kelly Aisling Kennelly Hannah Claire McCann Niamh McTiernan Vivienne Molloy Maia Nunes Françesca Nzeye Kate O’Loughlin Leonie Quinn Jessica Sweeney Niamh Tighe BDes Applied Material Culture: Textile Art & Artefact Lorna Gilmartin

Applied Material Culture: Textile Art & Artefact Joint Visual Culture Erinn Dunlea Amanda Esposito Niamh Mannion Almha McCartan Sorcha O’Raw Kate Thompson Applied Material Culture: Textile Art & Artefact Joint Education Elana Kate Allen Claire Gibbons Desiree Richards-Scully Fine Print Ross Behan Sean Brennan Nicole Byrne Leo Clarke Hannah DeChant McMillen Michelle Fahy Luke Fallon Adam Goodman Tadhg Hanway Ruth Lally Siobhán O’Mhadáin Róisín McGannon Peggie McKeon Noora Penttinen Rebecca Phelan Harry Phillips Elysia Tuohy Katie Waine Fine Print Joint Visual Culture Cará Donaghey Dominika Glowinkowska Jordan Ryan Andrew Shilling

Media Inese Auzina Claire Callinan Oni Caprani Stephanie Craig Ara Devine Rachel Fowler Eoin Haide Ruth Kelly Jänis Liepa Michelle McBride Mason McGovern Luke Mullins Eve Reddin Matthew Stickland Donal Talbot Kerri Thornton Media Joint Visual Culture Hannah Bloom Killian Desmond Niamh Garvey Ciara Keegan Lynn Klemmer Julie Weber Media Joint Education Clara Scullion Painting Emma Brady Ruth Conway Jingze Du Derek Finn Kevin Flynn Karis Hopkinson James Joyce Christopher Kearney Barbara Lee Jodie Murray Eva O’Donovan Marie O’Sullivan Izabela Palczak Alexandra Roche Fergus Smith Leolie Winters Chuang Zhu Painting Joint Visual Culture Winnie Cheung Aideen Farrell Emma Howe Niamh King Aine Marry Siuan Ní Dhochartaigh Eve O’Callaghan Natalie Pullen Peter Smyth

Painting Joint Education Niall Conlon Adam McGrane Hannah Murphy Lorraine Slator Sculpture & Expanded Practice Sam Casey Louis Grünfeld Andy Hayden Branwen Kavanagh Dean Loughnane Anna McCarthy Daniel McDonald Megan McGloughlin Kevin O’Kelly Dawid Radziwiłł Katie Reddy Caoimhe Reynolds Rachel Sherry Peter Slyman Sculpture & Expanded Practice Joint Education Lia Cowan Sabrina Dignam Kirsti Kotilainen Sculpture & Expanded Practice Joint Visual Culture Rebecca Fagan Yurika Higashikawa Ciara O’Kelly MFA Art in the Digital World Haley Chambers Sophie Loughnan Iain McEllin Siuan McGahan MFA Fine Art Louisa De las Casas Darragh Dempsey Neil Dunne Ann Ensor Meghan Heeney Elaine Hoey Buse Kanlikilic Matthew Mitchell Frances O’Dwyer Kurt Oppermann Helen Richmond


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Taffina Flood BA, MFA

Madeleine Moore BA, BSc, MA

Raymond Henshaw BA, MA

Paul Nugent BA

Margaret O’Brien BA, MFA, MPhil

Oliver Whelan ANCAD, MA

Technical Staff Mark Ferguson BA

Technical Staff Enda Walshe BA

Colette O’Sullivan Dip FA MEDIA Head of Media Feargal Fitzpatrick ANCAD, BDes, MPhil

SCULPTURE & EXPANDED PRACTICE Head of Sculpture & Expanded Practice Brian Hand ANCAD, BA, HDFA, PG Cert, PG Dip, MA

Dr Caroline Madden BA, MFA, PhD

Academic Staff Alan Butler BA, MA

Academic Staff Michelle Browne BA

Cathy M Mooney BA

Cliona Harmey BA, MA, H Dip

Sarah Browne BA

Brigitta Seck ANCAD, MA

Colin Martin BA, MFA

Gareth Kennedy BA

Lisa Young ANCAD, MA

Claire Nidecker BA, MA

Alanna O’Kelly BA, MFA

Technical Staff Sinead Glynn BDes

Technical Staff Denise Beck MSc

Dr Mick O’Kelly BA, MFA, PhD

Isabelle Peyrat BA, MA

Mark Jones Julia Kemperman

Maria Santos Sanchez BDes

Mickey Smyth BA

Administrative Staff Breda Culhane

PAINTING Head of Painting Robert Armstrong ANCAD, MFA

HEAD OF SCHOOL OF FINE ART Professor Philip Napier BA, MFA APPLIED MATERIAL CULTURE Head of Applied Material Culture Dr Helen McAllister ANCAD, MA, PhD Academic Staff Nigel Cheney BA, MA Claire Conway BDes, H Dip Ed Dee Harte BDes, MA

FINE PRINT Head of Fine Print Dr Andrew Folan ANCAD, HDFA, RHA, PhD Academic Staff Debora Ando BA, MA

Academic Staff Diana Copperwhite BA, MFA Kristina Huxley BA, MFA

Emma Finucane BA, MFA

Susan MacWilliam BA

Mary Fitzgerald BA, MFA

Chris Maguire MA

Louise Walsh BA, MFA Technical Staff Brendan Begley Mark Ferguson BA John Kavanagh School Of Fine Art Secretary: Under Graduate Angela Dennis

POST GRADUATE MFA Art in The Digital World Coordinator Leah Hilliard BA, MSc MFA Fine Art Coordinator Sarah Durcan BA, MFA, MA Administrative Staff Post Graduate Hazel Crowley School of Fine Art Visiting Lecturers Aideen Barry Anna Bjerger Fergus Byrne Deirdre Harte Daniel Jewesbury Ramon Kassan Nevan Lahart Brian Maguire Alice Maher Niamh McCann Conor McGarrigle Dominic Thorpe Visiting Lecturers 2016-17: Media Mark Clare Garrett Phelan Visiting Lecturers 2016-17: Painting Kevin Cosgrove Visiting Lecturers 2016-17: Sculpture & Expanded Practice Avril Corroon Rachael Kelly


School of Fine Art: Foreword

This season of exhibitions is a way of understanding what decisions have been made by our students around their work, and this great occasion is part of what makes this place and space of learning distinctive — congratulations everyone. It’s a big deal and made to look as though it was easy. There are constant reminders through the year of our students and our recent alumni being present and vivid in our culture — awarded prizes, winning residencies and grants, organising and participating in exhibitions and in institutions here and abroad, making things, and making things happen, and it’s very rich. The great thing about art school and art practice is that you choose to site work on the things that you like or value or reject and the things that you learn that you and others care about. Now it is more possible than ever to seek knowledge in different fields and from very different sources to make new connections. This occurs in tandem with growing one’s own visual language and with a range of critical coordinates.

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A further richness is felt through teaching in the School of Fine Art that is constantly refreshed through an active body of staff who are engaged in a spectrum of contemporary art practices. The different registers of the multi-voiced teacher are evident through all levels of work and study here. Our active staff encounter similar challenges to students in what it is to initiate and process ideas and ultimately to decide on the basis of art research carried out, how art work might be compellingly realised in practice. Good artists make good decisions, and this is a distinctive and a learned thing that enables new work for our time. At NCAD there is a new opportunity to add further layers of learning and experience through Studio International and Studio + additional years of study at undergraduate level building new relationships and networks in the world. This will complement our MFA programmes where students prosper at an advanced level that is increasingly the new normal for practitioners. Enjoy the shows everyone. Professor Philip Napier Head of School of Fine Art

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Applied Material Culture: Ceramics & Glass

Hattie Billingham Shame My research focuses on childhood trauma and its development into adult mental health conditions. In Ireland, one in four children under the age of eighteen are sexually abused. I explore conditions that are common side effects of abuse, through the manipulation of childhood objects with connotations of innocence. hattiefern@gmail.com hattiefern 087 763 6454 Ceramic and mirror installation. Photographed by: Philip Lauterbach

Sophie Kate Curran Entropy My work is an exploration of the concepts of fragility and instability. I use the everyday teabags as a metaphor to represent my ideas relating to the entropy of Irish culture. Using multiples to create forms inspired by Ireland’s most recent past of transient glory.

Ceramic. Photographed by: Philip Lauterbach

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Rebecca Jane Dolan Psychopomp This work creates a spiritual space, seeking to capture the ephemeral and bring it into a physical dimension. Highlighting the mythical aspects of the Psychopomp to the viewer, the piece allows its presence to be felt by the people whose souls it guides through living and the afterlife. rebeccajanedolan@gmail.com rebeccajanedolan.com Instagram rebeccajanedolanart 086 080 9165 Porcelain. Photographed by: Rory Moore

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Applied Material Culture: Ceramics & Glass

Irene Duffy Circus of Life My work explores entrapment and the struggles of daily life both physically and emotionally. Creating a realistic image of the monotonous everyday life in which people are trapped by their own belief systems, I approach this through a combination of mixed media to highlight contrasts within the work.

Hand sculpted hot glass and semi porcelain ceramic slip. Photographed by: Philip Lauterbach

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Luke Holden Palpable Space The work attempts to break down the boundary that exists between the artefact and the audience in a gallery setting. I seek to encourage interaction through touch and provide the viewer with an augmented acoustic and visual presence within a specific space. luke.e.holden@gmail.com Instagram lukeholden95 087 669 5675

Mixed media. Photographed by: Philip Lauterbach

Mandy Jackson My work seeks to bring recognition and commemoration for the infants who died shortly after birth in the Liberties. They were buried by their families in St James’ Gravesite secretly in undocumented and unmarked graves, in the understanding that this would secure their passage to heaven. The transparent fragile nature of glass captures this narrative. mandy.jackson59@gmail.com

Photographed by: Rory Moore

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Applied Material Culture: Ceramics & Glass

Emer O’Donnell Apollo I am an artist exploring equine hair formations. I use my drawings and idea developments to create patterns that exploit internal and external surfaces of glass forms. The transparent nature of the glass is important to the successful overlapping and interaction of the mark making inside and out, conveying a sense of movement. Blown glass with enamels. Diamond wheel engraved and coldworked. Photographed by: Rory Moore

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Marie O’Rourke S.C.I. Walkers 1 I am focusing on invisible disabilities and emotive states relating to spinal cord injury, in particular ‘walkers’. People who have had a spinal cord injury and walked again after surgery. I use words and imagery on glass backs to describe life with this condition. Some of the words are written using the process of reverse writing. hitheremarie@gmail.com Instagram meoorourke 087 238 9221 Glass, enamelled, fused and slumped Photographed by: Philip Lauterbach

Grace Reilly Nepenthe’s plant The artwork is inspired by carnivorous plants and looks at the visually unique perfection that is nature. I have combined materials such as felt and copper to add a variation of material to the work. This image expresses the quality of organic forms and shapes using the exquisite aesthetics of glass to demonstrate delicacy and fluidity in nature. Photographed by: Philip Lauterbach

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Applied Material Culture: Ceramics & Glass

Frances Treanor Cymatics The aim of my work is to develop a series of visual outcomes that enhance our understanding of sound. Pitch is a major auditory attribute of musical tone, which orders itself on a frequency scale. Applying frequency vibrations to sheet metal, I am able to generate abstract patterns which facilitate the creation of three-dimensional work.

Slip-cast ceramic. Photographed by: Philip Lauterbach

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Maeve Treanor Suggesting Space II I am creating geometrical forms, using light as my central theme. My work focuses on spaces within architecture as a method of using geometry to influence a space; thereby controlling light intensities. Using subdued, warm lighting, subtle shadows are formed, suggesting additional layers to a minimal form. maeve592@hotmail.com 086 398 6718

Slip-cast ceramic, LED lighting Photographed by: Philip Lauterbach

Adele Walsh Displacement A lost, or possibly abandoned, Syrian identity card that drifted in on the tide led me on a journey exploring the concept of displacement. The spoon is a recognisable object used daily across the globe as a tool for nourishment. Each spoon represents a displaced person, a symbol for lives that have been damaged by war. Ceramic

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Joint Honours Design (Ceramics & Glass) & Education

Alice Mary Brennan Pocket Parks As a teacher I think engaging pupils in active learning is the most valuable tool in education. The inspiration for my work is drawn from the quiet and often overlooked pocket parks in the urban environment. ‘Pocket Parks’ explores the balance between city life and nature and is designed to actively engage the viewer. alicemaryceramicdesign@gmail.com 087 620 1809

Slipcast earthenware vessels and lettuce seedlings

Kelly O’Connor Connected ‘Connected’ explores the architectural manipulation of glass, reflecting on Dublin city as the main thematic. Exploring how Dublin is forever changing, Connected abstracts this information through a combination of the influence of street art to add colour, and blueprints to explore line. These sculptural pieces embody the urban edge of Dublin city through the medium of glass. kellyoconnor92@gmail.com Instagram Kelly___Stacey 089 407 3364

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Lampworked Borosilicate Glass


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Applied Material Culture: Textile Art & Artefact

Nicole Bannon Rewired waves My work aims to regenerate a form of lost energy by deconstructing recycled materials. The use of wires alludes to currents of connectivity and the proposition that electricity can be viewed as an aesthetic. Incorporating ideas of solar energy, sound and sensation through the use of colour, my work attempts to create a sense of pulse and movement. Close up of woven plastic tubes with copper wire

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Laura Clarke Under the Influence Capturing an instant impression of a thought, person or experience through drawing to later manipulate using sewing and embroidery techniques; paying particular attention to detail, pattern and colour. In doing so, recognizing symptoms typical to BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder) and its influence on such experiences. laurakclarke@outlook.com 087 629 8775

Digitally printed drawings on fabric; 9 pieces, each approx. 30cm x 42cm

Jennifer Cummins Words can heal, art can be anything My work is driven by the need to represent some of the challenges of mental health through materials, imagery and text; to represent the world in a different way. The faces are a depiction of the multitude of directions that someone’s life can take when they are at a point of crisis. cumminsjen@outlook.com Instagram jennifertextileart 085 175 8438 Close up of machine embroidered faces (the mask we wear) on white dressing gown

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Applied Material Culture: Textile Art & Artefact

Erinn Dunlea Uncertain Remnants Objects are central to the way we remember the past: they offer a tangible connection to another time. This work considers the way objects are accumulated and displayed in the domestic environment. Fabricated fragments and traces replace original objects, illustrating a tension between authentic and constructed recollections of the past. erinndun@gmail.com Instagram erinnwith2ns_ Domestic textile objects, mixed materials

Amanda Esposito We Are Glad to be Women An exploration of the dominant authority the Catholic Church maintains over women and marginalised groups in Irish society. This project charts the development of sexual reform in Ireland over the past one hundred years against the language, symbolism and history of traditional wedding garments as emblems of innocence and chastity. Multi head embroidery on silk organza

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Clodagh Farrelly Undressed Using moving image to examine layers of undress, this work plays with ideas of sexuality and gendered identity as elements of constructed realities. The work is realised through the making, styling and capturing of intimate apparel displayed in contrast to textures found in synthetic and natural spaces. clodaghfarrelly000@gmail.com Instagram clowjja 086 783 9242

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Applied Material Culture: Textile Art & Artefact

Lauren Gibson Raithneach In ancient Ireland, mythology and folklore were a fundamental part of the knowledge encompassing each tree. They were talismans, each with their own meanings, uses and stories. My work explores native Irish woodlands through the juxtaposition of each species recreated in cloth, with excerpts from the National Folklore Collection. laurenbbg95@gmail.com Instagram laursgibson 083 835 9205 Hand-painted silk velvet

Cassie Gillespie Can I be a Butterfly? An exploration of memories from my childhood when nature was a big part of my life, communicated through materials and embroidery. I go down a rabbit hole of memories drawn from a carefree, colorful and imaginative youth. cassieanngillespie@hotmail.com Instagram cassiegillespietextiles 087 756 1081 Embroidery

Jacklyn Gilligan Intangible Air My work is an exploration of environmental destruction through the intersection of digital art, painting and textile design. It combines art, activism and researched information to express the abstract and intangible elements of pollution. jackielionheart@gmail.com Instagram J_lionheart 083 149 2368

Digitally printed fabric

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Applied Material Culture: Textile Art & Artefact

Kirsten Hodgson Written but Never Sent People have a fascination with their ancestry and the potential parallel lives people live and questions that are asked. Skeletons in the closet are then raised from the empty envelopes some of which are marked ‘Private & Confidential’, that keeps information to only those who need to know. kirstenhodgson74@gmail.com Instagram kirsten_hodgson_textile_artist Facebook Kirsten Hodgson Textile & Fibre Artist 085 729 7401 Organza, cotton, silk, thread, heat transfer image; Installation fragment

Lauren Hoey The 9&50 Freakshow Surrounded by ideals of perfection, my interest lies in the feelings of inadequacy and self doubt; resulting in fantasies of escape and evolution to compensate. Using a variety of mixed media and textile techniques, I explore an imagined narrative that borrows from a dark but humorous aesthetic informed by a freak show of hybrid creatures. A celebration of the imperfect has resulted in an installation that takes a classroom as the stage for an eerie metamorphosis.

Acrylic paint applied to a vintage school desk

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Stephanie Johnson Perception Deception Perception Deception is an exploration of what is considered to be the desired “perfect” female figure. Central to this, is my interest in optical illusions, through studies of reflection, distortion, movement, multiples, pattern and colour. The project combines both traditional and modern methods and translates these techniques into three-dimensional objects for the body. stephaniejohnson@live.ie stephaniejohnson.myportfolio.com Instagram stephanie_zena_johnson 086 334 7974 16

Video still of headpiece (Perspex, quills, thread) viewed through angled mirrors


Applied Material Culture: Textile Art & Artefact

Hannah Keane Man of Aran An exploration of the history and heritage of Ireland’s islands inspired by the artist’s interest and personal connection to the islands. Man of Aran is about appreciating Irish culture and creating visual representations of research findings through textiles. hannahktextiles@gmail.com Instagram hannahktextiles 087 641 1114

Textile installation pieces

Ross The Bastard of Fine Art “This is a local shop, for locals only. There is nothing for you here.” — League of Gentlemen TheNameIsRoss@gmail.com mynameisross.tumblr.com Instagram mynameis_ross 085 161 6730

Embroidery

Aisling Kennelly Wholesome or Pure? The film portrayal of female roles are often unjustly simplified and shown at either end of a spectrum. The virgin or the whore. The housewife or the mistress. The girl next door or the rebel. The aim was to create two pieces that highlight a transformation across this unrealistic spectrum. kennelly.aisling@gmail.com Instagram aislingkennellyart 087 750 2194

Pen and ink illustration collaged with 3D embroidered flower on fabric

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Applied Material Culture: Textile Art & Artefact

Niamh Mannion Allure in the inanimate sphere ‘Allure’, in the context of object-oriented ontology, refers to the separation of objects from their qualities. This work seeks to occupy a space within that separation, driven by an intuitive material response to the perpetual encounter of everyday materialities. It is a playful exploration of intangible elements within the inanimate sphere. nevmannion@gmail.com Instagram niamh_manyun 086 063 6708

Sculptural object on the body: PVC, acrylic, plaster

Hannah Claire McCann Feel the Memory I am a textile and mixed media artist whose work revolves around my love and observations of the natural world. My future aspirations lie within art therapy and socially engaged, community based art. My interests revolve around, nature, texture, memories, family history and found or collected objects. mccannart95@gmail.com hannahmccannblog.wordpress.com Instagram green_eye_artist (Hannah McCann) 087 754 8231 Soft sculpture, embroidery, found materials, illustration

Almha McCartan Being there and not there, monumentalising the destruction of life By looking at the economic development of our society displayed through construction sites and the increasing decline of the textile industry in Ireland, my work uses sustainable Irish linen embellished with recycled textile and industrial materials to propose a new perspective on our relationship to textiles in this contemporary climate of overproduction and waste. almhamc@gmail.com almhalmha.tumblr.com Instagram almhalmha 085 127 9157 18

Research photograph, skip bags in Dublin city


Applied Material Culture: Textile Art & Artefact

Niamh McTiernan Shimmering Crowntails My aim is to reflect the beauty of nature in the clothes that we wear. Shimmering Crowntails is an exploration of the reflective and refractive metallic surface qualities of fish. The challenge is to turn something old into something new, to create beautiful handcrafted unique, vintage garments with a contemporary look. niamhmct@hotmail.com niamhmctiernan.wordpress.com Instagram niamhmcttextiles 086 055 4882 Embroidered and embellished textile wearables, mixed media framework

Vivienne Molloy Mourning the Bees I have created three beekeeper characters who are mourning the demise of bees. Their costumes will have features of the original beekeeper suit, but each suit will be inspired by either the Queen bee, Worker bee and drone (male bee). I want to highlight the endangerment of bees and their importance through an unpredictable piece. vivienne.elizabeth.molloy@gmail.com viviennemolloy.com Instagram viviennemolloy 085 203 1561

Wearable art, costumes, installation

Maia Nunes Parts We are living in a flawed system, Rife with loneliness and anxiety. This is my reaction to all the hype and overwhelm. Compulsive line, Chaotic order, Unyielding red, Desperate disorder. My intimate, (insane). Lonely refrain. maia.v.nunes@gmail.com cargocollective.com/maianunes Instagram basil_the_bump 086 245 3548

Transfer print

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Applied Material Culture: Textile Art & Artefact

Françesca Nzeye Ba Fololo Pona Zaï ‘Ba Fololo Pona Zaï’: (flowers for Zaïre) explores a new language, a vernacular of black dissident expression, which reappropriates blackness to form a post-identity and vision. It depicts colonial power through clothing using the iconic suit and shirt. Through the deconstruction and reconstruction of these garments, the remaking is seen to reflect other cultural norms. This leads the viewer to ask questions about cultural identity and appropriation. francescanzeye@gmail.com francesca-nzeye.squarespace.com 086 263 6570

Multi media collage

Kate O’Loughlin Undiluted Undiluted is an exploration of colour, shape, style and expressivity through a series of mixed media collages inspired by the city and its dwellers. Embracing a playful palette of undiluted pure ‘out of the tube’ colour, organic cut out shapes and brazen brush strokes, the work is manipulated into vivid abstract faces and collages characterizing the artist’s muse: the people of the city.

3D collage, interaction

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Sorcha O’Raw The Witch This installation showcases my disposition for becoming engrossed in stories and creating additional narratives around them. I have projected the qualities of a witch onto a modern character who embodies an activist, a healer and a member of an ancient sisterhood with a deathly fear of fire, and constructed a living space which speaks for her. sorcha_oraw@yahoo.ie sorchaoraw.com Instagram sorchaoraw

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Applied Material Culture: Textile Art & Artefact

Leonie Quinn OĂş est Chinatown? My work explores themes of multi-cultural living, inspired by the colourful packaging found in Asian supermarkets. I also draw inspiration from my French heritage, creating an eclectic mix of patterns, colour and texture. For my final project, I have applied my designs to a range of handcrafted accessories. noniquinn@gmail.com Instagram peonyquinn 089 233 3870 Mixed media, paint

Jessica Sweeney The Knot Rehearsal My practice has been shaped around my Grandmother as my muse, looking at her life as a dancer. The concepts of repetition and sacrifice fuel my practice. I like the idea of narrative; telling a story through the exploration of laborious hand crafted techniques, looking specifically at macramĂŠ and photography. jessicasweeneytextiles@gmail.com jessicasweeneyxo.wixsite.com/textiles Instagram jessicasweeneytaa/ 085 734 5576 Photography

Kate Thompson Alternative Facts Alternative Facts isolates key narratives and figures from the current system of government in the US and regenerates them in female forms and alternative visual contexts. Through an anthropological exploration of the juxtaposition between the sign and the signified, the project opens up dialogue around power structures, the current socio-political climate in the US, feminism and the female body.

Photographic print

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Applied Material Culture: Textile Art & Artefact

Niamh Tighe Connect Five My design process is driven by colour, surface and construction. Architectural forms, geometric patterns and 60s and 70s kitsch interiors inspire me. For my degree show I have created a series of playful, interlocking, multimedia textile modules that can be adapted and rearranged for a multitude of interior purposes. niamh.tighe@hotmail.com Instagram niamhttextiles 087 773 6772

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Digitally printed cotton muslin and cotton sateen


Joint Honours Design (Textile Art & Artefact) & Education

Elana Kate Allen Fashion’s love affair with the hidden, untouched beauty of the West coast of Ireland All my life I have loved and been inspired by personal experiences, emotions and memories. Growing up on the west coast of Ireland, within walking distance of a breathtaking beach, I felt a strong connection with nature and this is where my interest and creative exploration is focused with regard to my studio and my classroom. elanakatex@gmail.com elanakate.wixsite.com/portfolio 087 316 6740

Claire Gibbons Combining rural and urban life “We see things not as they are, but as we are.” — H. M. Tomlinson. In my artwork I focus on my life experiences and my surroundings. I have created sculptural head pieces that are inspired by the way I see urban and rural life through different textile processes and materials related to my theme. claireg558@hotmail.com 086 890 3439

Metal structure, smocked fabric, different weaved techniques used to manipulate materials

Desiree Richards-Scully Protection As an educator, I believe that art is a conversation that connects people. Responses to issues in people’s lives can be made through tangible artefacts. As a designer, I am best designing and making for a specific function where texture and colour are to the fore. The narrative of the piece is its essence. desireescully@yahoo.ie desireescully.wixsite.com/portfolio 087 317 4066

Wearable Textiles

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Lorna Gilmartin Home Comforts Do you feel at home? Cooking. Baking. Eating. Three familiar comforts. Marrying all of the above into one, I’ve created a number of wearables through knit, stitch, print and photography. lornagilmartin@hotmail.com 085 816 6169

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Fine Print

Ross Behan Directorialism My work is a visual study of film and its directors. This is my series of prints that are a representation of the style and traits used to identify directors. Combining collage and a modernist digital style, each print encapsulates the director’s work. Referencing imagery from films by using collage and digital painting, I’m using each print as its own unique creation, individual to each director. behan250@yahoo.com 085 203 5351 Digital print; 42cm x 59.4cm

Seán Joseph Brennan Six Improbable Things “Dream is the dreamer’s own psychical act.” — Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams. Dreams are a reality that we create entirely by ourselves from our experiences and observations throughout the day. This is an exploration of both the unconscious subconscious and the conscious subconscious and how we can develop images and thoughts directly from our dreams and day-dreams. sbrennan1295@gmail.com Facebook Sean Brennan Art Instagram sean_j_brennan 083 002 4549

Silkscreen print; 70cm x 100cm

Nicole Byrne shuttering The work is suggestive of architectural structures that are in the midst of construction and deconstruction. The materiality of the work is indicative of mass produced industrial matter, both heavy and fragile, which is shaped into new temporary structures and compositions.

Installation fragment

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Fine Print

Leo Clarke Enclose My work communicates the value an enclosed space holds, within a network of overwhelming structures. These secretive boundaries create their own entities, by fencing off the realities of the exterior world. mrclarke1000@gmail.com Instagram clarkeinthepark 085 821 4303

Physical drawing/ sculptural piece; wooden dowels, twine, plywood and projector light

Hannah DeChant McMillen Fills This body of work explores ecological concerns; specifically the negative impact of waste and toxicity on the earth. My focus is on the aerial mapping of landfill sites that, in time, change when these locations go through a process of waste disposal. My work practices sustainable printmaking processes and acknowledges environmental impacts and concerns. hannahdechantmcmillen@gmail.com Instagram hannahdechantart 085 220 6820 Detail of etching on handmade paper; 16.5inches x 23.4inches

Carå Donaghey When the light hits my eyes I will run The departure point for this project is a series of nocturnal photographs taken on a smartphone of Buncrana, Co. Donegal. These images are then re-evaluated through drawing and etching. The artist’s biographical connection to Buncrana results in a personal narrative underpinning each work. The installation is a site for display of both research and artwork. Installation fragment and drawing; dimensions variable

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Fine Print

Michelle Fahy [rep-i-tish-uh n [ anxious adjective 1. feeling or showing worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome.

Print; installation fragment

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Luke Fallon When the pillar gives way…(detail) Towards a portrait of the elusive Irish Citizen. A series about remembering and forgetting in a city that sits uneasily between the mountains and the sea, the living and the dead, old empires and new. lukefallonprint@gmail.com Paint and screen print on paper; 55cm x 57cm

Dominika Glowinkowska

Video still; Duration 3min 7sec

Text me, I dare you “Text me, I dare you” is a complex layered video piece exploring the territory between the physical and the virtual environment that we simultaneously occupy in our everyday life. This exhibition questions the actuality of our pseudo internet personas in constrast to our non-virtual behaviour. dominikaglowinkowska.art@gmail.com dominikaglowinkowska.tumblr.com Instagram dominikaglowinkowska 083 857 7081

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Fine Print

Adam Darragh Martin Goodman Untitled An organisation of materials consisting of a cast aluminium cylinder base supporting 48 vertical structures. Each structure consists of a 58cm length of steel coil covered by a piece of machine stitched, synthetic suede and attached to individual openings in the base using jubilee clips. adam.darragh.goodman@gmail.com adamdarraghgoodman.com 086 874 8371 Digital Photograph

Tadhg Hanway Repeating the banal. Repeating the everyday My work is an exploration of the everyday banal objects within our lives through the process of repetition in silkscreen printing. By employing repetition, I investigate if the banality of the objects change.

Silkscreen on Fabriano

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Ruth Catherine Lally Untitled “... I can’t go on… I must go on… I can’t go on…” The moments wasted, in worry, in preparation, in fear… moments of hesitation and procrastination, on the edge of beginning, of making a mark, of moving forward — these moments are the focus of my work, as I attempt to mindfully experience, understand and communicate this all too familiar sensation of frantic inactivity. ruthlally@gmail.com 086 379 7765

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Fine Print

Róisín McGannon The Insidious Nature of Honey Suddenly aware. Uncertain. Suspended yet heavy. My work explores the acute knowingness we have of our bodies, a causality brought about by the activation of the body in space. It attempts to uncover the power balance between the physical and psychological state of being in the body, negotiating instinct. Digital photograph

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Peggie McKeon See you as soon as ever I can The work seeks to recall memories, allowing them to become tangible. They are given a permanent place to stay. peggie.mckeon@gmail.com Instagram peggiemckeon 087 756 4472

Siobhán O’Mhadáin Dance Theatre My work inspired by the Bull Island, draws from the spring well of experiences in the external and internal worlds and asks the viewer to untighten, unwind and ponder. It also offers a challenge to perceive stillness within movement and movement within stillness as thresholds of perception are crossed and re-crossed. Still from video

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Fine Print

Noora Penttinen Maahinen “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is the fear of the unknown.� — H. P. Lovecraft My work investigates the relationship between humans and nature through the lens of Finnish myth and superstition.

Photograph; 60cm x 84cm

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Rebecca Phelan Equilibrium Equilibrium explores contemporary minimalist architecture and the incorporation of nature into that living environment. Through a series of etchings the viewer is led through a pathway and perspective of the home and its surroundings, allowing the viewer to enter a place of calmness and serenity and gain an understanding of nature and its importance.

Aquatint etchings; 40cm x 40cm and 20cm x 20cm

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Harry Phillips Untitled From an observation of humans and their separation to all other animals in our contemporary society, the work can be perceived as a humorous yet somewhat sinister outlook, and a tug-of-war between making the non-human animal more important and degrading the human species living within our man-made obligations. harry-phillips@hotmail.com 083 305 7726

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Still from stop-motion animation; charcoal, chalk and graphite on brown sugar paper


Fine Print

Jordan Ryan Untitled A representation of the physicality of feelings and emotions through a series of etchings. A process which aims to create alternative methods of expressing difficult emotions rather than using language alone. jordangrant2014@outlook.com 085 732 3191 Etching; 31cm x 16cm

Andy Shilling Bodily Proximity and Narrowness of Space Extreme by all measures and in every direction, the high-rise residential building is at once vast, removed, uniform, anonymous – delineated by spaces which are cramped, intimate, singular, personal. Occupying opposite ends of various scales simultaneously, these inherently contradictory spaces encapsulate polarisations within the contemporary metropolis. andyshillingva@gmail.com andyshillingva.wixsite.com/visualart 086 065 0489 Detail from copper plate etching; fragment of installation

Elysia Tuohy Fluxes My work investigates the individual’s volatile relationship with the subjective self, and how it can purvey a distorted view of their objective body. In it the anthropomorphic is objectified into abstract environments and playful, specimen-like forms. These allow for the physical body to be analysed and experienced in a context outside of the self. elysiatuohy@gmail.com elysiatuohy.wixsite.com/visualartist

Installation detail

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Fine Print

Katie Waine Biophilia Have we lost our link with nature? What if plants experience their own realities in ways too complex for the human intellect to comprehend? My practice is the exploration of the intrinsic relationship between man and nature with the work acting as a means to view the plant as a collaborator rather than a subject. Medium: 35mm colour film

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Inese Auzina

Still from immersive video installation

Womb People wonder about worlds unknown, possible lives in parallel universes, doppelgangers and all of life’s ‘what ifs’. The beginnings of identity start inside the mother’s womb — enclosed and in an ideal situation, nurtured and cared for. In the womb, a person is not judged by their nationality, ethnicity, sexuality, religion or political views — one can just BE. inesea07@gmail.com facebook.com/Inese-Auzina-ArtPhotography-1597488863799738 Instagram IneseAuzinaArt 086 229 2020

Hannah Bloom Post Hoc Post Hoc explores the tension between the human and natural worlds. The gradual process of salt crystallisation references natural processes that occur in the absence of human activity, while acknowledging nature’s power and fragility. It is an illustration of the residual chemical and physical impacts of a posthuman world.

Mixed media installation

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Claire Callinan Boiling Point My work conveys the feelings of frustration that can arise when someone begins to lose parts of themselves due to a progressive illness. I use text to show how the way language shifts itself is a reflection of how our mind can also shift as a result of such illness.

Projection, installation

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Oni Caprani ReA demonstration of continuance that explores questionable triumph over hindrance. This work interrogates the validity of duplication and exemplifies inevitable metamorphoses. onicaprani@gmail.com Instagram onicaprani 089 204 1025

Video still, dead bird, Helium balloons Photographed by: Squid Fillets

Stephanie Craig RE/DE:ME Social media accepts both realistic and false-fronted characteristics, ultimately destroying one’s true ‘self’ and leading to identity crisis or false claims of identity. My work documents the continuous deconstruction and reconstruction process of the self as a result of the misrepresentation of the self on social media platforms. craigthesteph@gmail.com Instagram stephcraigart 087 759 7555 Video still, installation fragmentation

Killian Desmond Artifact in Architecture Some buildings exist as vacant façades. They are representations of the past, constantly on the brink of redevelopment. By digitally reconstructing these locations, they become static, isolated entities. My work examines the consequences of this conversion from physical to virtual and questions our relationship to the architecture that surrounds us. Video still

killian.desmond@gmail.com 087 336 8214

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Ara Devine The Irish Question Using both archival and recorded footage, this video installation explores what it means to be Irish inour contemporary world. Examining the language, symbols and traditions that constitute a national identity, it raises the question: By becoming more defined, do we lose an opportunity for growth? Video still

aradevine@gmail.com aradevine.com Instagram aradevine 087 270 9199

Rachel Fowler An exploration of different channels of communication focusing on the manipulated and misleading information that we hear and interpret throughout our lives. Inspired by my own struggle with being dyslexic and hard of hearing, and having to wear hearing aids. Handmade hearing aids

rachelfowler@live.ie 085 758 7495

Niamh Garvey Drown me in the Light Simulating another reality created with light, Mylar and movement, DROWN ME IN LIGHT attempts to challenge our perception of space and place. This studied imperfection reflects an endeavour to recreate an experience. An immersive atmosphere, which is activated by the viewer, hopes to invoke curiosity and calm. Installation using projection, Mylar and paint

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Eoin Haide The Estates of Talla This is a photography and film project. I have worked with still and moving images to explore and to highlight my point of view of Tallaght. Several themes run through my work: measurable spaces, the city, local news-media and knock-on effects, antisocial behaviour, self-image, poverty and social conflict.

Photographic print; 84cm x 118cm

haideeoin@gmail.com Instagram eoinhaide 085 100 1735

Ciara Keegan Undisclosed Location I wish we were naked all the time. ciarak95@hotmail.com 087 946 2578

35mm black & white slide film

Ruth Kelly Beyond Comprehension Whether spirits and entities surround us each day remains a mystery. The objective of the artist’s practice is to explore unanswered questions regarding one’s spirituality, and to investigate the practice of communication with the beyond. ruth.k-95@hotmail.com 085 746 2055

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Multiple cameras varying from night vision to full colour


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Lynn Klemmer Unheimlich Heimlich Unheimlich Heimlich questions our conception of a home being a sealed off, private shelter. Despite the isolation it provides, the outside world seeps in through windows, doors and walls, creating an atmosphere that oscillates between homeliness and the uncanny. 5.1 surround sound installation

lynn_klemmer@hotmail.com lynnklemmer.com +00352 691523376

Jänis Liepa Bufu You Are Free To Do As We Tell You You Are Free To Do As We Tell You You Are Free To Do As We Tell You You Are Free To Do As We Tell You. jaanisliepa@gmail.com janisliepa.com Instagram Liepassatumst 086 351 3869 Mixed media

Michelle McBride Hand Crafted Moment – BioPlastic Using household ingredients to make biodegradable plastic on a domestic scale, this installation explores the process and results of making ‘sustainable plastic’. michellemcbride08@gmail.com handcraftedmoment.wordpress.com 085 277 1551 ‘Bio-plastic’ and video projection

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Mason McGovern Mind that space Have you ever been in a room all alone and suddenly felt a shiver across your body, as if there was someone in your presence...This VR experience is a chance for you to explore a space where you are not wanted, a place that is supposed to be private. mmg02081993@gmail.com 085 730 6327

VR and video installation

Luke Mullins Too Much Concrete This is my spectator’s view of how physical organic fluidity breaks up our modern urban surroundings. My work has developed through a series of paintings via projections into a study of the occurrence of grey in the backdrop of our urban landscape. Expanded painting, mixed media

bedlamhouse@gmail.com Instagram puke.art 085 130 2914

Eve Reddin Me Too An exploration of the death of a maternal relationship. The use of the ephemeral: flowers, makes this a time-based piece and is in whole influenced by the artist’s research of graffiti. Though a highly specific introspective concept, the desire is that the audience in their own experiences will interpret it. eve.m.reddin@gmail.com Instagram TYCKID 085 139 0856

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Floral foam installation


Media

Matthew Stickland Offensive architecture A look at hostile and defensive architectures in the urban environment which surrounds me. These are my own personal interventions into the city in an attempt to reclaim potential where fluidity is lost. Installation, photography, video

sticklandmatthew1@gmail.com Instagram matthew_stickland_art 086 125 2622

Donal Talbot Our Space Our clubs, our houses, our spaces. ‘Our Space’ is an exploration into the importance of safe spaces for the LGBTQ+ community in a rapidly-changing Ireland, while highlighting the value which is placed on these specifically queer spaces and how they can be used as a platform for growth and selfacceptance.

Photography, lights, installation

donal.talbot@gmail.com Instagram donal.talbot 085 116 0304

Kerri Thornton Simulating Real Life Simulating Real Life is a reflection on the way we present ourselves online, how social media dominates our world and the way CGI technology is getting so sophisticated that it’s becoming harder to distinguish the real from the unreal. It’s an investigation to find the authentic reality within these spaces. Digital painting; 42cm x 27cm

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kerri@kerrithornton.com kerrithornton.com Instagram moonpriestessa 089 256 8845


Media

Julie Weber Nutjob Peanuts in my mouth and ear, how did I get here? The objects and environment are a quasi-discursive chit-chat between manufactured and handmade products. The work is an acknowledgement of hybrids between these productions. Who does be groping your products before you receive them? Get your hands off my nuts. julieweber01@gmail.com julzweb.com Instagram julieweberxx 087 673 0368

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Sculptural objects, installation, video on screens and painting; 700cm x 150cm


Joint Honours Fine Art (Media) & Education

Clara Scullion Moratorium As an exploration into the extent of Gaslighting within Northern Irish society since the 1998 Agreement, the work encourages the viewer to question not only the narrative of the artist, the journalistic media they consume and the tourism they are sold, but also the reliability of their own memory and perceptions. Archival pigment photographic print; 42cm x 59.4cm

claramscullion@gmail.com clarascullion.com 083 479 4931

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Emma Brady Offline 23:34 A relationship analysis between twins during the digital age. I convey this constant struggle through a series of multimedia images. The drive to preserve their connection has led to a dependence on social media and the digital image. As a consequence the shared lines of thought have become lost and miscommunicated. I attempt to fix this fragmented line through my practice, discovering the similar visual qualities between digital glitches and genetic sequences.

Digital photo print, 6cm x 6cm

emmabradyart@gmail.com Instagram emma_brady_art 085 839 3434

Winnie Cheung Ascent Through material exploration and discovery, my work channels my experience with the formidable landscapes of America. The journey I spent immersed in its vast terrain would come to shatter my ideas of perception, and herein my practice brings me to reassemble these pieces into a visual language as I have come to understand it. cheungwinnielc@gmail.com Instagram Loungcheng 087 642 3807

Paper, acrylic, acetate on board; 56cm x 51cm. Photographed by: Chris Maguire

Ruth Conway Can’t Catch Me My art is all about capturing the moment or the sensation of a situation from a child’s point of view. I use many symbols to portray people: fear, happiness, sadness and bewilderment. Although my art can appear simple or kitsch, it also has darker elements of child abuse. artistruthyconway@gmail.com Instagram ruthysart 087 750 2194

Acrylic and oil; 80cm x 60 cm Photographed by: Chris Maguire

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Painting

Aideen Farrell Falsework Combining drawing, photography and the construction of navigable installations, my practice explores the shaping of urban space in the Dublin Docklands. I explore the divisions, contrasts and inconsistencies that result from interactions between different representations of spaces, such as maps and hoardings, with the structures and materials of existing spaces. aideenfarrell9@gmail.com aideenfarrell9.wixsite.com/aideenfarrellartist Instagram aideenfarrellart 085 838 4210

Installation fragment

Derek Finn

Acrylic, oil and beeswax on canvas; 131cm x 168cm Photographed by: Chris McGuire

A Day in a Life In contemporary times, life seems to be more demanding. This work explores visual sound within painting. Using everyday objects as tools: toothbrushes, combs, mobile phones, credit cards, visual echoes of sound are created. Morphing images of sleep deprivation with white noise seeks to produce a feeling of relaxation and contemplation. derekfinn4444@gmail.com 087 901 9484

Kevin Flynn The Legend My work is about psychology, empathy and space. kevinflynnartist@gmail.com Instagram kevin_william_flynn

Acrylic and oil pastels; 133cm x 188cm

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Karis Hopkinson Way To Blue The work is ultimately an exploration of and a comment on our relationship with nature and how we interact with it, the juxtaposition of urban and natural landscapes and our influence on the natural world, executed in the medium of paint. karishopkinson@gmail.com karishopkinson.wixsite.com/karishopkinson Instagram karishopkinson 086 259 9061 Painting; 122cm x 95cm

Emma Howe The 145 Window: n. an opening in the wall or roof of a building or vehicle, fitted with glass in a frame to admit light or air and allow people to see out. Investigating windows; their structure, purpose and the potential of framing. Through abstraction and colour, the work aims to advance the definition of “window�. emmahowe.irl@gmail.com emmahoweirl.wixsite.com/artist 085 133 7102

Oil paint on canvas (detail); 130cm x 90cm

Jingze Du Composition IX I want to take advantage of the empirical nature of painting to understand the image-saturated world of today. An image and the reality within it become a material just like paint. du-jingze@hotmail.com dujingze.com Instagram Kooqy 089 963 6688 Oil on canvas; 120cm x 150cm

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James Joyce Thornes My work takes an introspective look at health and the anxieties that come with that. I revisited some past memories, projecting thoughts, feelings and emotional experiences onto my work. Connecting obsessional habits of hypochondria with places and objects that encourage irrational thinking, I attempt to create a domain of my own psyche through video.

Still image from video

jimijoyce@live.ie 086 171 5058

Christopher Kearney Swimmers A selection of paintings I done with my brush.

Oil on canvas; 38.2cm x 26cm

Niamh King Engine room The act of remembering is fallible in nature, memories, recalled over and over become distorted, even to the point of fantasy. They are no longer bound to the real events or time that conceived them. The process of composing my work, the repeated construction and deconstruction of their internal logic, reflects this transformation. niamhking1@gmail.com niamhking.com Instagram niamhking1 086 205 4743

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Oil on canvas; 61cm x 51cm


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Barbara Lee In the Flow I create paintings inspired by a variety of collected images. Often it is the incidental patterns and shapes made by light and colour that I find seductive. My work is abstract, but may include a figurative element. I allow the paint to guide me through to the finished painting. barbaraabigaillee@gmail.com barbaraabigaillee 086 026 1182

Oil on canvas; 100cm x 70cm

Áine Marry ‘get off my damn shoulders pls’ The work aims to tackle the stigma surrounding the topic of mental health in today’s society. It opens a conversation between the work and the viewer by using a humorous and cartoonlike outer context, while conveying a darker and somewhat delicate inner context; thus making it easier to address such an intimate subject. Acrylic and pen on canvas; 20cm x 20cm

ainemarry96@gmail.com Instagram ainemarryart 086 663 7317

Jodie Murray Abundance My work explores the subject of women as homeopathic healers. I am interested in the medicinal tinctures of forgotten women and their societal association with occult witchcraft. I am examining how the nature of women is pertinent with the archetypal representation of Mother Nature; in doing this, my work explores the darker and lighter expressions of women and floriculture.

Oil on canvas; 102cm x 102cm

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Siuán Ní Dhochartaigh My Nanny’s Yellow Bathroom Gallery 287’s archive stores the largest collection of information relating to the history of Dublin’s longest running domestic gallery and its affiliated artists: Siuán Ní Dhochartaigh, Maureen Horgan and Deirdre Ní Argáin. 287gallery@gmail.com gallery287.wixsite.com/287gallery Instagram gallery287 083 875 5016

Photograph

Eve O’Callaghan Polaroid A series of paintings on the theme of sunlight and shadow, and their relationship to colour. ocallaghan.eve@gmail.com 086 877 6620

Oil on linen; 120cm x 190cm

Eva O’Donovan Metropolitan Girl An interpretation of portraiture. Oil painting on printed heritage fabrics with references to ideals of beauty appropriated from print media. Paint is applied in a controlled manner with background fabric playing as much of a role as the figure painted on it. A figure emerges out of the background with a sense of cinematic drama. evaodonovan@gmail.com evaodonovan.com Instagram evaod11 Oil on printed fabric. Photographed by: Chris Maguire

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Marie O’Sullivan Untitled My intent is to capture childhood memories associated with the Catholic Church’s ritual of confession. Photographic details primarily of the physical object of the confessional box have been used as a reference. Information has been abstracted to portray memories of the darkness and mystique relating to this ritual. marie.osullivan20@gmail.com 086 452 1408

Oil on canvas. Photographed by: Chris Maguire

Izabela Palczak Identical My work explores the era of modernist architecture, specifically high-rise blocks of flats and other buildings of simple block construction, through drawings, collages and models. By reducing the buildings and their surroundings to their simplest form, it attempts to express the essence of modernist architecture. izapal55@gmail.com 085 806 1167

Paper collage; 19cm x 15cm

Natalie Pullen

Oil on canvas

I am no more your mother than Painting unseen forces of bodily encounter; making visible the vibrating pulses, resonances and intensities that pass between bodies, specifically those of becoming-mother and becoming-child during and after pregnancy and birth. The work is suspended in the spaces between these bodies; a liminal space constantly shifting between abstraction and figuration. nataliepullen123@gmail.com Instagram nataliepullen_artist 086 668 3337

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Alexandra Roche Vigour A look inside to the functional organised mess of the body, my work exposes the internal systems that sustain support and provide life, through a series of paintings that delve deeper into the viscerally dense abyss of the human body. alex95roche@gmail.com 085 247 9889

Oil painting; 152cm x 168cm

Fergus Smith

Oil on canvas; 50cm x 70cm Photographed by: Chris Maguire

Remains In the genre of landscape, my practice conducts a study of time, memory and loss. Photographs and images are a departure point, while employing different techniques and materials to invoke a sense of pareidolia; striving to present a collision of reminiscence, space, ambiguity and isolation, climaxing in a slippage between illusion and reality. fergussmith@live.com Instagram fergusart 087 169 0227

Peter Smyth Hardly Abstruse From the raw unmediated experience of modular sculptures intervening within the urban landscape, to “abstract representations� on canvas, my work relies on a systematic process, mediating such experiences through multiple mediums. Dealing with the physically and virtually three-dimensional, each medium is not purely a means to make paintings, but stands alone and aims to highlight the relationship between the non-hierarchy of art forms. chiefpeef123@gmail.com chiefpeef123.wixsite.com/petersmyth Instagram _petersmyth_ 083 311 8192

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Acrylic and oil on canvas; 95cm x 95cm Photographed by: Jack Farrell


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Leolie Winters Irreflective My collection focuses on the process of making and reflects a description of itself through the final composition. Using a lack of structural organisation within the process, a natural and unforeseen image emerges. The monochromatic nature of the work then allows me to regain control and introduce a contrast between surfaces. Acrylic painting; 64cm x 49cm

rosaleolie@gmail.com 087 315 5490

Chuang Zhu Happy together A series of paintings that draw their inspiration from the films of Hong Kong. I am particularly interested in cultural and historical references in movies and impacts on cultural identity following reunification in 1997. chuangzhu1995@gmail.com 087 676 5688

Oil on canvas (detail); 165cm x 115cm

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Joint Honours Fine Art (Painting) & Education

Niall Conlon Social Engagement My current project is working with disadvantaged people. I study people on the streets of Dublin through recorded observations and enquiries. My enquiry is based upon the people’s key experiences that have shaped their lives. I’m interested in how these experiences have shaped their life mentally and physically. I develop my studies into expressive paintings and images.

Charcoal and acrylic on canvas

niallconlon1@hotmail.com niallconlon1.wixsite.com/magic 089 859 8983

Adam McGrane Demolishing the Memories A tribute to the people of St. Teresa’s Gardens on the occasion of the demolition of the flat complex, my work captures the moment the resident’s homes were destroyed through using raw materials from the scene as an artistic medium. It offers an insight into the thriving community spirit that once existed, its balcony culture and an intimate view into the characters of St. Teresa’s Gardens.

Mosaic

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Hannah Murphy Framed Composition Framed Composition is a perception commonly associated with painting and photography. My aim is to challenge this concept through surface manipulation, using painted detail of natural forms on MDF. The constructed internal and external elements in my work are reconfigured, altering the interpretation of conventional pictorial compositions in landscape painting. hannahmurphy95@hotmail.com hannahmurphy95.wix.com/portfolio Facebook ArtbyHannahM 087 138 9710 Acrylic paint, oil pastel and pencil on sculpted MDF

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Lorraine Slator Coasting: Exploring the equilibrium between mental health and the environment Through my painting I want to visually represent wellbeing and positivity in environments we associate with happiness and calm. We should all know the importance of talking about mental health. Through my paintings I wanted to address the issue in a positive, non literal way so everyone can understand the message.

Oil on canvas; 100cm x 120cm Photographed by: Chris Maguire

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Sculpture & Expanded Practice

Sam Casey Liquid Weight I pull my top when the wind blows so the formation of my chest and stomach cannot be seen. I wear a puffa jacket to hide my body but in doing so, I make myself look bigger. The feeling I have when I touch my body differs to the feeling I have when you touch my body. caseysam95@gmail.com Instagram samuelcaseyart 086 733 7877 Clear PVC jacket. Internal liquid water and shaving foam

Rebecca Fagan Saving Space The ephemeral nature of life is investigated via the artist’s own family history. Gestures such as washing and burying are represented through relevant materials (soap, peat moss/turf respectively) to communicate Irish traditions of both everyday labour and memorial. rebeccafagan.visual.practice@gmail.com Instagram rfagan_visualartist

Fragment of sculptural installation; turf structure

Louis GrĂźnfeld Salon des Amateurs Installation based work on concepts of abstraction and balance. Spatial compositions beyond sculpture into reflections on free form and surface. A contemplation on art as comment through introspective strategies, modality and formula. A considered synthesis of form and interface through economy of material represented in the form of installation. Photoshop

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Sculpture & Expanded Practice

Andy Hayden The YUC Café The YUC café is a space where an individual can go to get away from the general anxieties that people in the twenty-first century encounter, such as college, work and the future. An individual can be on their own there, but not be alone. andy.hayden23@gmail.com behance.net/AndrewHayden 085 133 3218

Installation

Yurika Higashikawa

Digital collage

‘Map’ for ‘Mistress Travels: Charting the Institute’ To acquire a formal education one must travel through a knowledge-based institution. But what can be done when learning is impeded by the institution’s ventures? This work navigates this question by engaging with NCAD’s official bureaucratic channels and aims to anchor a new Mistress/ ‘Masters’ programme onto NCAD’s academic horizon. yurikahigashikawa@gmail.com 086 213 6237

Branwen Kavanagh Wake Thunderous and Glowing Informed by automatic writing, myth and ritual, this project is an exploration of devotion through the division of the human condition into three symbolic ideas of animals and a preacher. It is presented as a Gesamkunstwerk, a multi-disciplinary live art experience, using installation, movement, sound/music, puppetry and poetry/text. bransplog@gmail.com branwenkavanagh.com 083 191 3222

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Detail of live immersive art theatre


Sculpture & Expanded Practice

Dean Loughnane Familiar Space My work is a series of videos which narrate my personal experiences dealing with confrontational events. These public confrontations have given way to a reflective state in which I analyse my role as a male and the influence my relationships with male idols have had on my interpretation of what it is to be male. The videos are accompanied by a sculptural piece that expresses my view of the role of masculinity and its purpose as a protective layer.

Video displayed on monitor

deanodbadgio@gmail.com 085 769 0658

Anna McCarthy The Divided Self This autobiographical work explores the hidden self, obscuring truth whilst exposing vulnerability. Hinging on uncertainty, this work uses a combination of props, self-portrait and silence to illustrate the tension between interpersonal dialogue and the audience’s understanding. If the question sounds: can this fragmented self ever be re-aligned? Video still

annamcmccarthy@gmail.com annamccarthy.net 085 746 9156

Dan McDonald Jesus fuckin’ christ I messed this up Remnants of Catholic society affect our daily lives in Ireland. McDonald explores what it means to be living in a post-Catholic Dublin. McDonald wishes participants to examine their compliance in their learned behaviors, and personal responses to motifs from Catholic churches and institutions, through the activation of a sonic installation. Dannermc@gmail.com Instagram DanMcDonaldd 085 284 0410 Still photograph of installation fragment situated in workshop (work in progress); Still photograph of artist’s home with installation fragment (left) and shrine to Jesus

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Megan McGloughlin Touch, Taste, Tremble A journey through colour, texture and the subconscious. That is what is put before you. A mind game, an uncertainty, a ‘Wonderland’. This installation hopes to rival your understanding of the fetishistic and allow you to lose yourself in a state of play and exploration. Don’t be afraid: touch. meganmcg100@gmail.com vimeo.com/meganmcgloughlin Instagram meganmcgloughlinart 087 946 9207

Performance still and work in progress shot Photographed by: Dean Loughnane

Ciara O’Kelly all rights _reserved. © 2011. Existence in our post-digital culture has resulted in the evolution of technologically-informed cyborgs infesting the human race. Reliance on the virtual world as an outlet for psychological fulfilment and generic-self improvement to adhere to digital mass-consumption, is a necessity for our generation. © 1995. Video still, Google images

ciaraokelly95@gmail.com ciaraokelly.com Instagram ciara_okelly 083 443 0851

Kevin O’Kelly Something about the way you look The space and distance between people can often be increased even when living within close proximity to one another. The perceptions which I manipulate are the two-way visibility of witnessing somebody alone in a space while also being conscious of loneliness as being visible to others. I explore the tension produced by these factors. This project was made possible thanks to the generous sponsorship of Alperton Engineering Ltd. kevinokellynow@gmail.com kevinokelly.net 087 430 4173

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Photograph of installation during use


Sculpture & Expanded Practice

Dawid Radziwiłł It’s just a material ‘It’s just a material?’ is a body of work that reflects on human and material relationships through touch, contact and interaction. Using particular surrogate materials, forms and text, the work aims to provoke the viewer’s feeling and interaction. Can materials with a history of human trauma be resocialised? Pork and beef gellatin, Glycerine, still water, Gallium metal, text

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Katie Reddy 66 County Road My work is a sculptural representation of my childhood sitting room. I used cardboard, foam, wire, plaster and latex to create my installation. I wanted to create a sense of something missing and incomplete to mimic the slippage between memory and time and the act of recalling information through reconstruction. katie_reddy@hotmail.com Instagram katie.reddy.art 089 705 6373

Sculpture installation in progress. Close up of foam and latex cast details, research sketch of fireplace and house palm. Photographed by: Elliot Halpenny

Caoimhe Reynolds ATT2048 This is not a party house. caoimhejreynolds@hotmail.com Instagram cornfirthconcept_ 087 125 0999

375w infrared and glass block

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Rachel Sherry Two Dimensional Wakening from the dreaming forest there, the hazel-sprig sang under my tongue, its drifting fragrance climbed up through my conscious mind as if suddenly the roots I had left behind cried out to me, the land I had lost with my childhood--- and I stopped, wounded by the wandering scent. (‘Lost in the Forest’, Pablo Neruda)

Colour photograph

rachelsherry95@gmail.com 087 603 2291

Peter Slyman In Between My work addresses life, death and near death experience. I created a scene of a figure caught between life and death. The light is a suggestion of a journey with the reflection providing the viewer with an opportunity to explore and interpret their own responses/ memories of life and death. Installation, steel armature, fabric, light, water

peterslyman@gmail.com 087 452 9721

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Joint Honours Fine Art (Sculpture & Expanded Practice) & Education

Sabrina Dignam Pure Class Researching sociological theories, the work unfolds upon the artist’s dual identity of artist and educator. Echoing experiences, the work is adapted to play on behaviours molded by institutions. Through video this work plays and questions the changes of culturally embedded characteristics through status, class and values. Fragmented video stills

dignam.sabrina@gmail.com sabrinadignam.com Instagram SabrinaDignamArt

Lia Cowan Preserve ‫רמשל‬ This work is centered around the concept of feminine influence and the female role within a family setting. The artist explores these themes, looking back at her Jewish heritage on her Father’s side and Irish Catholic heritage on her Mother’s. liacowanartist@gmail.com Instagram lia.cowanart 083 309 0254 Abandoned suitcases, flowers

Kirsti Kotilainen Body Works ‘Body Works’ explores the relationship of body and mind to our environment through a range of different media. The work views furniture as architecture for the body and questions whether our mental state can be affected by it. The work has been produced with kind sponsorship from Concrete Canvas Ltd. kirsti.kotilainen@gmail.com kirstikotilainen.com 086 840 4847 Found materials, dimensions variable; circa 230cm x 90cm x 130cm

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MFA Art in the Digital World and MFA Fine Art: Staff List

Head of School of Fine Art Professor Philip Napier BA, MFA Head of Fine Print Andrew Folan ANCAD, HDFA, RHA, PhD Head of Media Feargal Fitzpatrick ANCAD, MPhil Head of Painting Robert Armstrong ANCAD, MFA Head of Sculpture & Expanded Practice Brian Hand ANCAD, BA, HDFA, PG Cert, PG Diploma, MA MFA ART IN THE DIGITAL WORLD Academic Staff Leah Hilliard, Programme Coordinator BA, MSc

MFA FINE ART Academic Staff Sarah Durcan, Programme Coordinator BA, MFA, MA Deborah Ando BA, MA Sarah Browne BA Alan Butler BA, MA Diana Copperwhite BA, MFA Taffina Flood BA, MFA Cliona Harmey BA, MA, H Dip Leah Hilliard BA, MSc Madeleine Moore BA, BSc, MA

Alan Butler BA, MA

Margaret O’Brien BA, MFA, MPhil

Sarah Durcan BA, MFA, MA

Dr Mick O’Kelly BA, MFA, PhD

Feargal Fitzpatrick ANCAD, BDes, MPhil

Louise Walsh BA, MFA

Cliona Harmey BA, MA, H Dip

Oliver Whelan ANCAD, MA

Administrative Staff Hazel Crowley

Administrative Staff Hazel Crowley

Technical Staff Media Denise Beck MSc

Technical Staff Sculpture & Expanded Practice Brendan Begley

Mark Jones

Mark Ferguson BA

Julia Kemperman Mickey Smyth BA

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Fine Print Colette O’Sullivan Dip FA Painting Enda Walshe BA Media Denise Beck MSc Mark Jones Julia Kemperman Mickey Smyth BA Exhibition Installation Ian McInerney BA Visiting Lecturers 2016-17: MFA Fine Art Dan Coombs Mary Cremin Michelle Deignan Chris Fite-Wassilak Joy Gerrard Rachael Gilbourne Paul Gregg Níamh McCann James Merrigan Fearghus Ó’Conchúir Nathan O’Donnell Mairead O’hEocha Níamh O’Malley Lívia Páldi Plastik: Jenny Brady, Daniel Fitzpatrick, Sibyl Montague


MFA Art in the Digital World: Foreword

The role of the foreword is to give you a snapshot, an overview or insight into the work you’re about to see. In the case of this year’s cohort from the MFA Art in the Digital world programme, I would ideally provide you with a telescope as each of these students have been exploring and creating new worlds.

Haley Gwendolyn Faye Chambers, Doe, 2017

Some of these worlds are right in front of us, we just can’t see them until we go through the looking glass. Others require us to step off this planet and into another. Sophie Loughnan has carved out a cautionary tale, a modern fairy story where the big bad woods aren’t quite what they seem. Things not being as they seem is at the core of Siuan Mc Gahon’s virtual reality piece The Dreadful Imminency of Another, which holds a lens up to society’s use of everyday sexism. Femininity is at the heart of Haley Chambers pondering of a universal fate in her photographic series She. While Iain McEllin’s print works produce a dark mirror, a world within themselves and an obtuse reflection of the one we inhabit. So grab this Intergalactic guidebook and step in. Leah Hilliard MFA ADW Coordinator

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MFA Art in the Digital World

Haley Gwendolyn Faye Chambers She This conceptually-driven photographic series deals with themes of nature, femininity, and ‘the self’, describing the inevitable fate of the universe. Utilising the ideas behind the Gaia principle — which proposes that organisms interact with their inorganic surroundings on Earth to form a synergistic self — the work relates not only to the physical Earth, but also the emotional dismantling of the ‘self’ who dwells on it.

Medium format photography using Kodak Portra 120mm film with a Mamiya 645 and a Fujifilm GA645

haleygfchambers@gmail.com haleychambersphotography.com Instagram haleygwendolyn 083 387 4168 / (00416) 389 3192

Sophie Loughnan Out Of The Woods The work deals with the construction of reality and realities. A multi-layered piece, it takes a journey through the forest of the inner world and utilising fairy tale motifs creates a corres pondence between the natural world and the psychosocial human one. Drawing on a rich vein of symbolism ‘Out Of The Woods’ provides a sensory springboard for the construction of each person’s own individual associations and connections to allow them to create their own real-life fairy stories. sophieloughnanart@gmail.com 087 279 5742

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Digital video collage installation


MFA Art in the Digital World

Iain McEllin Sample Chamber and Stage The FESEM is a microscope capable of seeing at scales shorter than the wavelength of visible light, with a maximum magnification of 2,000,000 x. It uses a focused beam of electrons inside an evacuated chamber to scan and detect surface topology in order to construct a greyscale digital image. info@iainmcellin.com iainmcellin.com

Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (FESEM)

Siuan McGahan The Dreadful Imminency of Another Through the medium of Virtual Reality, I have created a site-specific, simulated augmented reality, an immersive experience in CG that explores subtleties of language, sexism and the effects of a narrative that often escapes evaluation by the sophisticated way it is embedded within the fabric of our society. x@siuan.com siuan.com Twitter siuanm 083 198 6821 Virtual Reality

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MFA Fine Art: Foreword

The Map and the Territory.

Different strategies of navigation and points of departure are evident across the work of this year’s graduates of the MFA Fine Art programme, ranging all the way from a river bed in Co. Kerry to the ‘post-fact’, media-world of Donald Trump.

Ann Ensor’s sculptural installation originates in her research into the endangered freshwater pearl mussel which is native to Ireland, while Elaine Hoey’s virtual reality installation challenges participants to negotiate slippery Trumpian scenarios. The urban environment of Dublin is investigated in Neil Dunne’s silkscreen prints and spatial interventions. Cinematic mise-en-scène underpins Darragh Dempsey’s cross-media work. Limestone clay from the geological site of the Burren in Co. Clare features in Matthew Mitchell’s paintings, contrasting with ornamental patterns from the Turkish Ottoman Empire in Buse Kanlikilic’s detailed wall paintings. The topology of the body anchors the paintings of Meghan Heeney, Helen Richmond and Kurt Oppermann. Heeney and Oppermann assert the material transformations of paint, referencing the flesh and bodily presence respectively.

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Richmond’s monumental-scale paintings make connections between her own body prints and Irish mythology rooted in rural Gaeltacht areas. Both Louisa de las Casas and Frances O’Dywer, in different ways, explore an expanded painting context. De las Casas’ unruly arrangements can be read as a riposte to the virtual networks that structure life today, while O’Dywer’s poetic assemblages connect everyday objects to remembered spaces. With these varied forms of creative mapping, the artist-cartographers of the MFA make their own individual trajectories. The MFA exhibition is the capstone of two years of investigation and critical discussion.

Thank you to all the visiting artists, lecturers, technicians and attendants at the Annex who have contributed to the making of this work, especially to our Artist in Residence for 2016—17, Níamh McCann who has made a significant contribution to the MFA programme. Sarah Durcan MFA Fine Art Coordinator

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Louisa De las Casas Superficies Responding to our disembodiment in the virtual, I retexture physicality in paint and collaged synthetic materials to create fantasy hybrid entities and landscapes. These images, derived from transient sticker motifs of popular culture, question the veracity of our digital experience in a playful and absurdist way.

Oil paint, adhesive vinyl and glue on canvas; 120 x 120cm

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Darragh Dempsey The Hand Primarily my work has been concerned with telling stories through staged cinematic scenes with ‘implied narrative’, ‘intertextuality’ and ‘semiotics’ being the key concepts used in the creation of the narrative scenes. At the same time, the work makes comments about the concepts of ‘image making’ and ‘viewer participation’. Pigment ink on canson paper

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Neil Dunne Reduction ‘Place makes memories cohere in complex ways. People’s experiences of the urban landscape intertwine the sense of place and the politics of space’ — Dolores Hayden. neildavidjames@gmail.com neildavidjames.com Instagram neildavidjames 087 125 0500 Scanned single channel video, printed on Hanmuhle matt 308gsm

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Ann Ensor Fusing Forces ‘Fusing Forces’ aims to raise awareness of the freshwater pearl mussel, an endangered species. Through physically experiencing the work, I want to show the necessity for humans to aim at sharing this planet rather than dominating it, and to show what we share in the ecosystem with this ancient water filtering mussel. Installation, steam bent oak sculpture, immersive space and sound. Photographic image showing sculpture detail superimposed on a wall image

annetteensor@gmail.com annensor.com Instagram ensorann 087 668 5327

Meghan Heeney Untitled Words unable to suffice the nature of silence. Silence is golden as they say, our actions speaking louder. Within this solitude we then forget. Forget about the fast pace shifting of our surroundings, becoming intertwined in its meaning. Letting go and involving our deepest thoughts into the act of a simple sweep of a brush. meghanheeney@hotmail.com meghan-heeney.squarespace.com Instagram meghanheeneyartist_ 087 746 1080 Oil paint and wax on canvas; 40cm x 30cm

Elaine Hoey Stranger than Fiction is Fact This is an interactive virtual reality installation, which utilises technology to disrupt and destabilise the viewer’s navigation and understanding of our current political mediascape. It investigates the idea of fiction as a new reality, drawing parallels between technological, mediated and political systems, proposing new ways to negotiate this uncertain terrain. hoeyelaine@gmail.com 087 672 0377

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Buse Kanlıkılıç

Installation, mural painting

Disposition Disposition explores the relationship between traditionalTurkish arts and the process of image making in a contemporary context, creating an immersive atmosphere that engages the past with the present. Referencing motifs and patterns from the art of the Ottoman Empire, these murals are combined with organic floral designs, creating unique patterns that have their own distinct language. buseknlklc@gmail.com busekanlikilic.com Instagram busekanlikilic_art 087 399 8908

Matthew Mitchell Bhoireann Am/ Burren Time Taking the Karst landscape of the Burren region of Co. Clare as my subject, my painting considers how the visual language of the geology of the ancient past might help us to shape our understanding of the often unseen new geologic of the global digital age. mcjmitch@gmail.com 087 334 8638

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Frances O’Dywer Somewhere between in here and out there Delicately placed thorny brambles with iridescent paint that highlights their prickly, scratchy, bloody, difficultness. Alongside a small square snapshot of an outdoor scene, a shrubbery lined garden path leading to a typical suburban street. Night-time in the rain, wet and autumnal. fran909is@gmail.com 087 650 8273

Installation fragment: Paint, textile remnant, ribbon, twigs, wooden object, photograph

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Kurt Oppermann Precursor These paintings attempt to open up a space where the figure can build itself. Here the body can be viewed as a situation where the organisation of the components of the body can be re-structured to experience the figure. kurtoppermann@yahoo.ie kurtoppermann.com 087 939 6995

Oil and marker on canvas; 50cm x 40cm

Helen Richmond Ag Gabhรกil Themes of Irish mythology have been accessed through English translation. Sedimentary layers of paint and body prints investigate concepts of liminality regarding the entanglement of the natural world and the human with the Other, the other world, multiplicity, materiality, time and taking. We are challenged to inhabit and take the vast potential of this trans-subjective zone.

Spray paint, acrylic, earth, rushes, gravel, rubbish, etc., on canvas

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Visual Culture Susannah Appleby Emma Balfe Charlotte Bourke Grainne Brennan Anita Byrne Leigh Casey Isobel Foley Katie Gaffney Georgia Gannon Caoimhe Hogan Rebecca Hokey Liying Huang Krystiana Kozak Denise Parkinson Kelly Caoimhe Smullen Margaret Soden Leanne Woodfull MA Art in the Contemporary World Frank Abruzzese Elizabeth Aylmer Claire Burke Sarah Caillet Maline Campbell Michelle Darmody Maria Helen Hanlon Andrew Hayes Danny Kelly Edita Kubistova Daniel McNamara Brian Mooney David Francis Moore Sara Piccolo Sergio Gomez Prieto Rebekah Maria Purcell Alison Rosewarne Hazel Shaw MA Design History and Material Culture Raphaelle Clergeau de la Torre Amy Connolly Susan Curley-Meyer Dora Dekovics Maeve Donovan Jennifer Downey Aniz Duran Steffen Gorski Bernice Harrison Mary McGuinness Nicos Nicolaou Veronica O’Brien Joan O’Clery Chacha Seigne


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School of Visual Culture: Staff List

HEAD OF SCHOOL OF VISUAL CULTURE Professor Jessica Hemmings BFA, MA, PhD Academic Staff James Armstrong BFA, MA, MSc Dr Teresa Breathnach BDes, MPhil, PhD Kate Buckley BSc, MA Dr Paul Caffrey BA, MA, PhD Dr Lisa Godson BA, MA, PhD Dr Francis Halsall MA, PhD Denis Kehoe BA, MA Dr Silvia Loeffler BA, MA, PhD Dr Declan Long BA, MA, PhD Fiona Loughnane BA, MA Dr Emma Mahony BA, MA, PhD Dr Sorcha O’Brien BDes, MA, PhD, ANCAD Dr Nathan O’Donnell BA, MA, PhD Hilary O’Kelly BA, MA Sally O’Leary BA, MA Dr Maebh O’Regan BA, MA, PhD Dr Sarah Pierce BA, MFA, PhD Dr El Putman BA, BFA, MA, PhD Dr Pamela Whitaker BA, MA, PhD

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Administrative Staff Neasa Travers Visiting Lecturers Dr Macushla Baudis Mary Ann Bolger Vaari Claffey Dr Jennifer Fitzgibbon Isobel Harbison Richard Howard Anne Kelly Garreth Kennedy Claudia Kinmonth Conor Lucy Deborah Madden Donal Maguire Hugh McCabe Dr John McGuire Alan Mee Dr Anna Moran Denis Mortell Kieran O’Boyle Dr Paul O’Brien Emma O’Toole Donna Romano Ellen Rowley Martin Waldmeier Nathalie Weadick


School of Visual Culture: Foreword

This year we are proud to celebrate the second cohort of graduates from the new BA (hons) in Visual Culture. Launched in 2013, this degree provides students with a unique opportunity to deepen their knowledge as part of a dynamic field of study. The School of Visual Culture at NCAD is a hub of critical thought where students work closely with faculty who are passionate about their subject. Students in Visual Culture study alongside their peers in Design, Education and Fine Art, in a cross-disciplinary programme that includes seminars, lectures, guest speakers, visiting artists, collaborations with industry and art organisations, gallery events and off-site projects. All of this takes place in proximity to the School’s two graduate programmes: the MA/MFA Art in the Contemporary World (ACW) and the MA Design History and Material Culture (DHMC).

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This year’s graduates have achieved advanced research projects across a range of topics from the history of nostalgia to fashion as an institution, feminist art and politics to monuments and material memory, museology to social activism, gender and equality studies to economies of culture. Their deeply curious and provocative investigations testify to visual culture’s multivalent applications, interpretations and meanings and are the culmination of six semesters intensive study into the practices, theories and histories of art and design.

In addition to meeting the challenges of a rigorous scheme of study, this year’s graduates have put their knowledge into circulation through independent collaborative projects. These direct encounters are where the study of visual culture opens up to practices that produce real, often unexpected outcomes. As our graduates move beyond NCAD, we are certain their ideas and activities will continue to influence and transform what it means to think, act and create with critical awareness in today’s world. Dr Sarah Pierce Visual Culture Coordinator, School of Visual Culture

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Susannah Appleby IMP HOUR EVENTS We hosted a panel of Ireland’s leading creatives, activists, and musicians to raise awareness, promote discussion and foster change around feminist issues such as abortion rights, gender equality and the Free the Nipple Campaign. The event included performances from Bitch Falcon and Soft Boy records and raised ₏5,000 for the DRCC. susannah.appleby@me.com facebook.com/imphour/ Logo graphic by Keelin Coyle

Emma Balfe NO MORE FUN AND GAMES: Collectivity, Class and the Cinematic My practice explores interrelations between feminism and social class. Taking NO MORE FUN AND GAMES (2016), an artwork by Jesse Jones, as the centre of my research, this project examines collectivity, performance and the cinematic as feminist tactics and analyses the presence of a working class identity in the exhibition. emmabalfe@hotmail.co.uk Parasite Performer, NO MORE FUN AND GAMES an artwork by Jesse Jones. Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin (2016)

Charlotte Bourke From Where I See Myself From Where I See Myself is a curatorial proposal for a thematic exhibition that examines the legacy of feminist art and its relevance within contemporary art practice. The project includes a catalogue essay introducing the exhibition and its concept, alongside a to-scale plan that details the layout and design. Exhibition plan

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Grainne Brennan Kennedy, the media and his audience News media and television have had a profound impact on how we view public figures; perhaps none more than John F. Kennedy whose persona captivated the public. An image of the man formed in the immediate aftermath of his assassination, opens up questions about shared attachments, personal loss and collective grieving. grainnecbrennan@gmail.com Poster from the 1960 US presidential campaign. Artist unknown.

Anita Byrne

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The Vital Role of Visual Culture in Protests Socialist feminist group ROSA on the Bus 4 Repeal, 8 March 2017. An exploration of the vital role that visual culture plays in political and social campaigns, from abortion rights and LGBT rights to campaigns against Irish Water. Visual culture plays a key role in visualising, communicating, and theorising culturally significant issues; often a singular visual statement conveys a complex social movement. anitabyrne.95@hotmail.com Instagram anitabyrne_

Leigh Casey Pawns, Politics & Power: Female Characters in Popular Television Culture Through an examination of the HBO series Game of Thrones, my project traces the influence that popular culture has in reproducing contemporary social stereotypes. The research focusses on the show’s female characters, paying particular attention to gender roles, nudity, sexual violence and bodily autonomy. leigh.casey94@gmail.com 8

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Isobel Foley Reframing Race in Museology: Creating an Inclusive Organisation My research explores issues in museology, in particular diversity, social justice and human rights. Examining a number of contemporary works through the lens of postcolonialism, race and Marxist theory, I aim to highlight the role that theoretical works have in creating a foundation for fair and inclusive organisations. Günther Forg at the Massimo De Carlo Gallery, Hong Kong (2016)

isobelmfoley@gmail.com

Katy Gaffney Ban an Tí I curated Ban an Tí, an all-female exhibition of sculpture, mixed media and performance, which involved eight artists and ran from 2–11 February 2017 at the Chocolate Factory in Dublin. The works were all new commissions examining themes of unpaid labour, gender roles and domesticity in an Irish context. katyanngaffney@gmail.com katyanngaffney.wordpress.com Bronwyn Gaffney performing The Planter (2017) Photographed by Amber Baruch Photography

Georgia Gannon Fashion at the Metropolitan Museum of Art My research focuses on fashion within the context of a museum or gallery. Specifically, the thesis looks to the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York to examine the academy’s influence on museology as well as the Met’s influence on fashion. georgiaelizabethgannon@gmail.com Karl Lagerfeld ‘Visions of Fashion’ at the Palazzo Pitti, Florence (2016)

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Caoimhe Hogan What Comparisons Can Be Drawn Between Memorial Sculptures from Different Cultures? My research stems from recent academic experiences studying on Erasmus in Budapest during the Spring semester 2016, followed by a work placement in the Autumn at the Office of Public Works in Dublin. In a comparative study, I developed specific examples of memorial sculpture in Hungary and Ireland. caoimhe.94hogan@gmail.com A to-scale replica of Oliver Sheppard’s The Death of CúChulainn, 185 Exhibition, Rathfarnam Castle, Office of Public Works, Dublin (2016)

Rebecca Hokey CrissCross Magazine CrissCross Magazine is a collaboration between Rebecca Hokey and Sadie Devane. Our aim is to create a magazine for all genders that contributes to intersectional feminist discourse through a series of articles and interviews. The logo is a fusion of the letters ‘X’ and ‘Y’ to signify male and female chromosomes.

CrissCross Magazine logo by Sadie Devane

rebeccahokey@live.ie crisscross-magazine.com Instagram crisscross_magazine

Liying Huang About Nostalgia, About You In collaboration with a network of foreign artists, I explored nostalgia as a driver for an exhibition. Born out of my experience of being a foreigner studying in Ireland, the theoretical grounding of the project is Georges Bataille’s concept of ‘discontinuous beings’ as a necessary distance that exists between subjects. lily61713@gmail.com facebook.com/events/1182416988523719/ Exhibition invitation with artwork by Emiliya Tashchieva

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Krystiana Kozak Fashion in the Seventies Czechoslovakia and Poland My research focuses on fashion in the 1970s Eastern Bloc Europe. A main question is whether fashion existed apart from state-controlled fashion. Through looking into Czechoslovakian women’s magazines and Barbara Hoff’s creation of Hofflands in Poland, this project explores the degree to which women managed to make autonomous creations. krystiana.kozak@hotmail.com Instagram krystkozak Polish actress Malgorzata Braunek posing for Barbara Hoff. thecinemaofeasterneurope.blogspot.ie

Denise Parkinson Kelly Robert Ballagh, Bloody Sunday Chalk Outlines and Blood (1972) My research hinges on an artwork by Robert Ballagh for the Living Arts Exhibition at Project Arts Centre (1972). The installation, a response to Bloody Sunday, consisted of chalk outlines of thirteen bodies and chicken blood, which Ballagh subsequently photographed, thereby capturing, retaining, and democratising this ephemeral work.

Graphic collage related to the research project

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Caoimhe Smullen Applying the Monomyth to Contemporary Narrative My research focuses on Joseph Campbell’s Monomyth which proposes that narrative stories may be revealed to be the same design in infinite variations. To test and explore this theory, I have collaborated with an artist Craig Screech to write and illustrate a book. caoimhesmullen@gmail.com Illustration by Craig Screech

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Margaret Soden The Loss (to Ireland) of Harry Clarke’s Geneva Window The Geneva Window marries material culture with exquisite craftsmanship. My research centres on why the Irish State failed to secure The Geneva Window for the National Collection on two separate occasions. As Stephen Jay Gould writes: ‘subtleties and intermediate positions’ are often ignored when passing judgement. margaret.soden@gmail.com Cabinet File DFA/338/375 National Archives of Ireland. Reproduced with permission.

Leanne Woodfull Repeal Chain Repeal Chain is a collaborative project with the aim of creating an activist platform to educate those outside of Ireland on the Repeal the 8th campaign. My research into Fourth Wave feminism and social media grounded the project’s focus on bodily autonomy and Irish women’s right to safe, free and legal abortions.

Repeal Chain logo by Dearbhla Ní Fhaoilleacháin Ryan

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MA Art in the Contemporary World: Foreword

Art in the Contemporary World is a taught MA programme that examines contemporary art practices and their contexts. In 2017, we will inaugurate our extended MFA. Both courses bring together a plurality of practices, methodologies and research drives under the rubric of praxis. The aim is to offer an intensive period of investigative study and production, where practice is a meeting ground for theoretical and material inquiry. The course offers an opportunity for focused engagement with the varied challenges of today’s most ambitious art, bridging the relationship between theory and practice by creating exciting study options for artists, curators and writers. We welcome graduates from a variety of backgrounds, including: fine art; art history; philosophy; literature; film studies; architecture; communications; or design.

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MA Art in the Contemporary World: Foreword

The MA / MFA ACW offers opportunities for writers and practitioners with a well developed grasp of critical theory to advance their project within larger conceptual, political, and cultural frameworks. Part of the aim of the course is to understand how key constructs of knowledge are treated differently by different fields, and to question the role of knowledge production within contemporary art. With this in mind students are encouraged to discover and commit to non-standard, unorthodox methodologies that develop out of practice. Academic Staff James Armstrong Dr Francis Halsall Dr Declan Long Dr Sarah Pierce Visiting Lecturers Vaari Claffey Dr Isobel Harbison Dr Nathan O’Donnell Dr John McGuire Denis Mortell Hugh McCabe

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London Bookshop after the 1940 Blitz. Courtesy AP

MA / MFA Art in the Contemporary World (ACW) Students Frank Abruzzese Elizabeth Aylmer Claire Burke Sarah Caillet Maline Campbell Michelle Darmody Maria Helen Hanlon Andrew Hayes Danny Kelly Edita Kubistova Daniel McNamara Brian Mooney David Francis Moore Sara Piccolo Sergio Gomez Prieto Rebekah Maria Purcell Alison Rosewarne Hazel Shaw

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MA Design History and Material Culture (DHMC): Foreword

The MA DHMC course explores objects, systems, buildings and spaces in their contemporary and historic contexts. At its heart is an enquiry into materiality, and how worlds are deliberately shaped through artefacts, spatial configurations and the interrelationship between things and their users and makers. Students mobilise a range of research practices including ethnographic method, object analysis, archival research, oral history and philosophical enquiry. Projects are realized through a range of formats including essay-writing, presentation and exhibition, underpinned by rigorous primary and critical research into the material world.

A strong aspect of the course is its relationship with local and national institutions, with modules built around collaborations with (for example) the Irish Architecture Foundation, the National Library of Ireland and the National Museum of Ireland. For particular modules, the MA DHMC students work alongside and with practitioners and researchers from a range of fields; most recently this has included UCD Architecture and Urban Design and NCAD MFA Design students.

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MA Design History and Material Culture (DHMC): Foreword

Participants on the course typically come from a very wide range of backgrounds including design practice, architecture, sociology, contemporary art practice, curation, film production and journalism. We welcome enquiries from those interested in enrolling; full-fee scholarships are available. Academic Staff Dr Paul Caffrey Dr Lisa Godson Fiona Loughnane Hilary O’Kelly Visiting Lecturers Gareth Kennedy Dr Claudia Kinmonth Dr Conor Lucey Dr Alan Mee Dr Sorcha O’Brien Dr Ellen Rowley

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Model eye by W. and S. Jones, London, 1840-1900 Wellcome Library, London

MA Design History and Material Culture (DHMC) Students Raphaelle Clergeau de la Torre Amy Connolly Susan Curley-Meyer Dora Dekovics Maeve Donovan Jennifer Downey Aniz Duran Steffen Gorski Bernice Harrison Mary McGuinness Nicos Nicolaou Veronica O’Brien Joan O’Clery Chacha Seigne

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First published in 2017 by the National College of Art & Design Coláiste Náisiúnta Ealaíne is Deartha. NCAD is a Recognised College of University College Dublin. Copyright June 2017. All rights reserved NCAD, the artists, authors and publishers. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior permission in writing of the publisher. Published on the occasion of the NCAD 2017 Show. Catalogue compiled by Dr Emma Mahony Lecturer in Visual Culture, NCAD Catalogue Design Or Studio orstudio.ie Typeface Spenser by Bobby Tannam Printed by Character Print Members of An Bord Professor Niamh Brennan, Chairman Mary Dorgan Karen Furlong Bernard Hanratty, Acting Director Ian Power Blaise Smith Rachel Tuffy, Academic Staff Representative Oliver Whelan, Academic Staff Representative Ross Golden Bannon, Evening Student Representative Grainne Murphy, Day Student Representative Mark Carroll, Non-Academic Staff Observer

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