Laura Ní Fhlaibhín
November 20 - January 16 2016
Laura Ní Fhlaibhín graduated from N.C.A.D. in 2013, with a First Class Honours Degree in Fine Art Paint. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Emerging Artist Artlinks Bursary and the Fire Station Artist Studios Sculpture Award.
Laura was selected as an artist in residence on The Living Arts Project 2015, an artist-in-schools initiative, supported by Wexford Arts Centre and The Arts Council. Laura has also been awarded a project-space residency at Catalyst Arts, Belfast.
She is a selected artist on the Wexford County Council Artist in the Community Scheme panel, and has worked with a range of groups on collaborative projects, events and publications. Selected exhibitions include: Emergence, Wexford Arts Centre Annexe Space, Foundation 14,Tullamore, Precognition, Talbot Gallery & Studios Dublin, C30 C60 C90 GO!,NEUE Collective, Library Project Dublin, Graduate Show, Catalyst Arts, Belfast ,Periodical Review 3, Pallas Projects Dublin, Tunneling Physics, Temple Bar Gallery and Studios and Cursed, Catalyst Arts, Belfast. Laura lives and works between Seoul, South Korea and Ireland.
About First Fortnight
First Fortnight is Ireland’s Mental Health Arts Festival and an art therapy service provider. The festival was established to promote mental health awareness, educate and challenge mental health stigma through the creative arts. Our service provides creative art therapy to homeless client referrals from Focus Ireland, Dublin Simon Community. DePaul Trust, Homeless Access team, Crosscare, Sonas Services, Sophia Housing, Threshold, Program for the Homeless and the Salvation Army. Our approach allows us create a space where people can talk about mental health issues in a non-scripted manner and challenge societal perceptions about an issue that will affect one in four of us, nationally.