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KILLRUDDERY ARTS: ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAMME

KILLRUDDERY ARTS IS A CULTURALLY DIVERSE PROGRAMME THAT INVITES ARTISTS WHO WANT TO ENGAGE AT AN ADVANCED LEVEL WITH THEIR OWN WORK AND, IN SO DOING, ENLIVEN THE PEOPLE WHO VISIT, WORK AND LIVE AT KILLRUDDERY. 

Established in 2006 under the stewardship of Lady Fionnuala Ardee, Killruddery Arts offers free of charge residencies to applicants (both individual artists and groups) who seek a unique environment in which to produce groundbreaking work. 

The programme is founded on a vision of excellence to produce work in the arts that can inspire Killruddery’s own culture and events programme.

A PLACE OF SANCTUARY

Killruddery Arts champions a culturally diverse programme and continues to welcome any artist who shows commitment, passion and curiosity in their chosen craft – from oil painting to film-making, and from sculpture to composing. 

 

ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE: PROFILES

We have offered residencies to an eclectic mix of artists working in Europe. Offering solitude and retreat, we are very proud of the new art that has been produced here and further developed into successful exhibitions or touring material. Where possible, Killruddery offers a showcase for each artist in our annual programme, featuring events open to the public or designed exclusively for our members.  

Here below are some example profiles of Killruddery Arts’ current and past artists-in-residence.

Branwen Kavanagh, Anna Mieke Bishop, Zoe Basha

12 - 26 SEPT 2020 - RESIDENCY 

Having spent the lockdown composing a number of acapella songs around the themes of mythology, folklore, landscape, loss and the otherworld, Branwen Kavanagh has invited two incredible folk singers Anna Mieke Bishop and Zoe Basha to collaborate on arranging the songs for an upcoming album for three voices. The three spent the summer of 2018 travelling across Eastern Europe together collecting folk songs and developed an intricate and harmonious dynamic which has led them to working together on this project. They have also been very involved in Dublin’s burgeoning traditional singing scene over the past number of years and have a great awareness of various singing techniques and styles, as well as pursuing folk music careers as individuals. They are very excited to see what emerges from their time collaborating. They hope to have completed arrangements for ten songs after their two weeks in residence and produce an album in the following months.  If you would like to learn more about their individual projects please follow the links below:
Branwen:
Anna Mieke:

THE QUARTIER COLLECTIVE

AUG - 22nd OCT RESIDENCY  

In 2018 Marty and Taryn packed what they could, sold the rest and departed Seattle, USA for the great unknown. With their three children (Matilda -now 9, Francis -now 7 and Viggo -now 4) in tow, they boarded a one-way flight to Paris and began their grand, global adventure. Two years and fifteen countries later they are sharing their story and connecting other curious families through their creative brand, Quartier Collective.

Last October Marty and Taryn joined us here at Killruddery for a short but wonderful week. They quickly became part of our community, and when they flew off for Morocco we started talking about how to bring them back for a longer visit. We invited them to be our artists in residence, and were happy to welcome them back in July. They will be with us until mid-October.

JOANNA KIDNEY

2019 RESIDENCY 

Joanna Kidney was born in Dublin and currently lives in Co. Wicklow, Ireland. Through drawing, painting and installation, her work explores ideas of temporality and the interrelationship between all living matter. Seeking to make some sense of life, it reflects on how complex and vulnerable our lives are within the infinite universe. At Killruddery, Joanna explores these themes for her upcoming show Pendulum using encaustic paint – an ancient, immediate and tactile painting process using molten pigmented beeswax. Solo Exhibitions include: List Gallery, Swarthmore College, Philadelphia (upcoming), The LAB, Dublin (upcoming), Wexford Arts Centre (2018), West Cork Arts Centre, Uillinn (2018), Galway Arts Centre (2016), Mermaid Arts Centre, Co. Wicklow (2015), RHA Atrium, Dublin (2013) and The Drawing Project, Co. Dublin (2012). She has exhibited widely in group shows in Ireland, France, Germany and the USA. 

JOSEPH YOUNG

2019 - ON-GOING RESIDENCY 

Joseph Young is an artist living and working in Brighton (UK) and Berlin. A specialist in binaural recording techniques, his sound diptych The Missing Paintings is held in the permanent collection of Towner Art Gallery (UK) and a 10-year retrospective of his Neo Futurist Collective artist group, Make Futurism Great Again, was held in 2018. Joseph’s residency project takes the archives, architecture and grounds of Killruddery as its starting point to uncover unheard and forgotten stories of Anglo-Irish social histories. He seeks to creatively inhabit the historic Brabazon family archives, identifying key texts, sounds and images to produce a parallel, contemporary sonic archive using 3D audio techniques. This is part of a practice based PHD with SMARTlab at UCD, supervised by Professor Lizbeth Goodman and funded and supported by the Irish Research Council and Killruddery Arts. 

ROISIN PIERCE

2018 RESIDENCY 

Róisín Pierce is an Irish textile designer who graduated from the National College of Art and Design (Dublin, Ireland) with a BA Hons in Textile Design. Led by experimental textiles and sculptural forms, Róisín combines innovative 3D fabric manipulation and traditional textile techniques. Her S/S18 collection explored textiles, construction and sculptural silhouettes for a contemporary audience.

NICOANDMARTIN

2016 RESIDENCY 

Performers and composers, Nico Brown and Martin Brunsden, returned to Killruddery to launch their new album Owl Music – five years in the making. Following their album for families ‘Out Of The Door Of The Ark’, this was a circular nocturne of original instrumental lullaby with interludes of sea, played on double bass, piano, harp, concertina, guitar, shruti and sansula.

LISA LAMBE

2016 RESIDENCY 

Irish singer and actress Lisa Lambe is a former member of the famous ensemble Celtic Woman. Her debut solo album, Hiding Away, was recorded in Nashville and received much acclaim worldwide. Lisa collaborated with Martin Brunsden and Fiachna Ó Braonáin at Killruddery to explore and record songs for a new album. Martin has worked with holy men and women, artists, musicians, poets, sculptors and theatre companies – as well as a magnificent herd of children. Fiachna has worked with African gospel singers, Moroccan tribesmen, Texan swingers and Irish balladeers as well as performing with his Irish rock group, Hothouse Flowers, for over thirty years. 

GAVIN BEATTIE

2013 RESIDENCY 

Gavin Beattie is a Wicklow based graphic designer, illustrator and screenprint artist. He is also co-founder of Tiny Little Horse, a small, design and poster art collective producing limited edition, hand-printed posters and prints. Gavin Beattie designed and printed three limited edition colour, silkscreen prints of Killruddery using eco-friendly, water-based inks on 250gsm, recycled paper.

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