Interstitial spaces here refer to in between, empty, transitional, transient or non-places that are assumed and unquestioned.
Phenomenological description is utilised in order to question the ontology of interstitial spaces. For phenomenology the primordial question is that there is, which is essentially bound with Being, as opposed to science and the question of how there is from a third space.
As part of the knowledge building process of understanding through philosophical questioning, drawings, like philosophy, interrogate assumptions, challenge people and encourage critical thinking.
Rachael Agnew (b.1982) is a member of Abbey Studios, Dublin.
Most recent events include: ‘Elevate.1’ (a global day of performances in elevators across the world), a performance drawing @ the Gallery of Photography, Co.Dublin (2017); and ‘Drawing as walking’, a site-specific research drawing, Malahide Castle, Co.Dublin (2016).
Rachael’s artworks have also been shown at The Lab, Co.Dublin (2011), The Dock, Co.Leitrim (2013) and UCC, Co.Cork (2007).
Rachael holds a Higher Diploma in Philosophy from UCD (2015) and a Masters in Visual Arts Practice from I.A.D.T. (2011).
Felicity Clear is a Dublin based artist educated at the National College of Art and Design and later Dun Laoghaire College of Art Design and Technology. Her work has been included in curated group exhibitions in the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Contemporary Arts Society London, Crawford Gallery Cork, The National Gallery Dublin, The Model Sligo, Limerick City Gallery, The Dock Leitrim. Solo Exhibitions include: Butler Gallery, Kilkenny, The Lab Dublin, The Rubicon Gallery Dublin, Lexicon Dun Laoghaire, Galway Arts Centre, Mermaid Arts Centre Wicklow.
Studied from 1996 to 1999 at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design University College (now the UCA), specialising for one year in 3D Design and two years in Fine Art. I continued my training in Dallas Texas in 2009, studying neon glass skills; developing my long term interest in neon. Now based in Northern Ireland, I have been continually exploring my own visual language using the medium of light, exploring issues of boundaries and behavioural patterns. Exhibitions include Golden Thread Gallery Belfast 2017 – Sculpture in the City London 2017 – F.E. McWilliam Gallery Entrance Co Down 2015 – The University Art Gallery Belfast 2015 – Belfast Waterfront Hall Belfast 2004 – West Cork Arts Centre 2003- Irish Linen Museum Lisburn 2003 – The Market Place Galley Armagh 2002.
I believe that each drawing should strive to be an autonomous piece of work telling
Graduated from IADT, Dublin, Ireland (Vis Comm)1993. Recent exhibitions
Public collections Office Of Public Works, Ireland, Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland. Private and corporate collections nationwide.
sense of wonder in the drawer as well as the viewer. Drawing is a product of wonder and the drawn
line is a constant source of wonder. The realm of experiences I am interested in are the ones that
are difficult to describe and drawing brings this liminality into view. My hope is to evoke a sense of
unfamiliarity to open up a temporary ‘holding space’, a temporary dwelling where drawing may stir
a sense of wonder in the viewer, who may be reawakened to the basic experience of the world and
“hear the uncanny rumble of existence itself” (Van Manen, 2011).
Panellist for Visual Arts Ireland, get together in 2017 and panellist for New Perspectives on Drawing for Bart Lodewijks’ exhibition in the Model, Co. Sligo, Ireland, and the 20th Australasian conference for Irish Studies in University of NSW, Australia and in the Not Just Ned: the true history of the Irish in Australia at the National Museum of Australia.
Graduated from DIT (Fine Art) 2000 and completed MPhil (Fine Art Research) 2013 at Newcastle University, Australia. Exhibitions Include Ireland: The Model, Sligo, 2017, Centre for Creative Practices, Dublin (2016) , Municipal Gallery DLR Lexicon, Dublin (2016), The Waterways Ireland, Enniskillen (2016), And in Australia: National Museum of Australia, (2011) and Maitland Regional Art Gallery, NSW, Australia (2015). Residencies Include in Ireland: Leitrim Sculpture Centre, 2017, Centre for Creative Practices, 2017, Tinahely Courthouse Arts Centre, (2015) and RYSS, NSW, Australia funded by NSW Arts Council ( 2013, 2011, 2010) .
Public Collections in the OPW, Wicklow County Council, Lissadell House Art Collection in Ireland and in the Maitland Regional Gallery and Mercure Hotels in Australia. Private Collections are In Ireland, Australia, UK and USA.
These ideas are realised through drawing, sculpture, installation and film.
My work does not illustrate but rather engenders ideas of place / no place and subjectivity. Exploring why and for who the space is created and, within this, how we position ourselves in that space. Research underpins my practice and explores the question of how identity is shaped and the play between art, literature and subjectivity.
Dublin born MaryRuth Walsh is a graduate of Goldsmiths College London and NCAD Dublin. Her selected work has been exhibited in Irish Museum of Modern Art; The Hugh Lane Gallery; Royal Hibernian Academy (all Dublin); CUBEOpen (Manchester); Oonagh Young; Cross Gallery (both Dublin); Highlanes Gallery (Drogheda); Parlour (New York); Arts Centre (Wexford). Her work is exhibited both inside and outside the gallery space.