Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Youth Exhibition

Also this weekend is the opening of the Youth exhibition at the West Cork Arts Centre. The exhibition, and programmes feeding into it are organised by me in my role as schools and Youth Coordinator there. The exhibition this year includes a multimedia installation by the Friday Night Youth Arts group who have been working this year with artist in residence Julia Pallone. Their exhibtion is called My Mind is a Map and includes a sound piece, a text piece an interactive map and an installation made of papercuts and shadows. The exhibtion also features work from the second level schools programme, a projection of drawings called Deep Woods inspired by an animated drawing by Anita Groener. Tess Leak was the facilitating artist on that programme. Well done to all of them. For more info see or details of the opening event on facebook here.


This coming Monday 19th April will be our graduation ceremony on Sherkin Island, Mary McAleese President of Ireland is the guest of honour. Lets hope the sun keeps shining.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Virtu-art online exhibition

The Virtu-art South West Delights exhibition opens at the Doswell Gallery in Rosscarbery today and is also featured online. Follow this link to the virtu-art website to see images of all the work, including my own.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Virtu art exhibition at the Doswell Gallery, Rosscarbery

Two of my photographs, Passage 1 and 2 will be featured in an upcoming exhibition at the Doswell Gallery in Rosscarbery later this month, organised by a website for west cork artists called virtu-art. For more info on the exhibition, click here.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

BAVA exhibition opening

Thankyou to everyone who came along to the opening of our degree show yesterday in the West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen. Patricia Hurl opened the show and took the time to talk about each of the seven artists and their work, which made each of us feel special. We had a great day, and evening back on Sherkin. The show remains open until 13th March.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Exhibition WCAC

To the left is a gallery view of my installation as part of the BAVA Sherkin degree show. The photograph shows gallery 2 with one half of my installation visible, a projection onto paper, with a drawing on paper facing it, not visible here, on the opposite wall. The title of the piece is Cast of one. The title references both performance and sculpture, and the piece explores the isolation of emptiness, space and silence, when all we have left to look at is ourself.
The painting, also visible in the photograph is by my fellow graduate Veronika O'Driscoll. the two pieces complement each other well as her work also explores space, albeit in a very different context and medium.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


I am delighted to announce that I got a first class BA honours degree in Visual Art from DIT Sherkin Island. The degree show goes up in the West Cork Arts Centre next week (Feb 6th) with the opening event on Feb 20th, and runs until March 13th. For more info click here or check out West Cork Arts Centre's website.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Final assessments

So the final assessments for my degree are over at last, it has been a long time coming. I will try and post some images of my main installation piece but it doesn't really photograph well- one of those 'you had to be there' kind of things.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Online links

Just recently joined, its a great site for uploading your photos, seeing others, responding to themes and commenting on those you like.
You can see my photos up there if you go to
Also West Cork Arts Centre has a new facebook page featuring one of my images to advertise our upcoming degree show, you can become friends with West Cork Arts Centre here.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

degree show catalogue entry

The space, or air around us is both what separates us, and connects us. As we move through space, so that space moves through us in the form of breath. A space can create an invisible barrier isolating us with emptiness and silence. Crossing that gap is a reaching out, a form of communication, a leap of faith.
Alison's art practice explores this intimate relationship between figure and space, through an observation of both movement and stillness. Her work uses both digital photography and video, challenging each medium's specific relationship to movement, and the ability of the lens to create a distance and define a space. Drawing is also an integral part of her art practice, translating the digital information recorded on camera through a physical process.