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Past Exhibition


Jeco Sword

June 10 - July 10 2008

Jeco Sword is a Dublin based artists collective consisting of Clodagh Emoe, Janine Davidson, Orla Whelan and Sinead O’Reilly.  This group of friends engage in a variety of different networks and activities and then intermittently return to each other to relate and share their broadening and contrasting experiences. The group’s diverse disciplines, which include, drawing, painting, print and installation, creates a compilation that works both independently and collectively.

Trapezium is the second exhibition by Jeco Sword.  A Trapezium is a constellation of four stars that together form a unique relationship. This exhibition of new work presents an exchange of ideas and reveals the investigative nature of their project. By assembling the wide range of art practices in one space this inventive exhibition will explore notions of inter-connectivity and resonance.

The show includes a large fragmented drawing by Sinead O’Reilly, a series of miniature hot-air balloons by Janine Davidson, a new departure for Orla Whelan in her large paintings and a mat by Clodagh Emoe produced to facilitate gatherings and transitory exercises (please see the image of the Voodoo Wray performance enclosed).


Clodagh Emoe

Clodagh Emoe is a visual artist based in Dublin. She received a BA (hons.) in Fine Art Sculpture from NCAD and subsequently completed a MA (hons. Distinction) in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, which was funded by the Arts Council of Ireland, Dublin City Council and the A.H.R.B. (Arts Humanities Research Board). She has been awarded international residencies at the Banff Centre, Canada, the VCCA, U.S.A  and IMMA, Dublin. Recent projects/events include, Come Together, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, An Exhibition in Five Chapters, CAC, Vilnius, Beyond The Country, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Somewhere Here, NSCAD, Canada, Precarious Renderings, Glasgow College of Art and Design/ Market, Scotland and Losing Ourselves, a star gazing session in conjunction with I Am Here Somewhere, TBGS, Dublin. Clodagh is currently a research scholar at GradCAM and holds a three-year residency in Temple Bar Gallery and Studios.

Janine Davidson

Born in Belfast she graduated from NCAD in 1997 with a B.A Hons in Fine Art, Printmaking and subsequently with a Higher Diploma in Community Arts in 2003.

Davidson has been a Black Church Studio member since 2001 and is currently on the Board of Directors. She is also part of the Artists Panel in IMMA 2007/2008.  Her work has been exhibited internationally in New York, Sweden, South Africa, France and here in Ireland.  Recent Group exhibitions include Iontas, RHA Annual Show and Milestones at the OPW, an exhibition showcasing the work of Black Church members as part of the studios 25 year celebration programme. In recent years she has participated in residencies in Johannesburg and Nice where she had her first solo show. 

Orla Whelan

Born in Dublin 1975, Orla Whelan is an Irish artist who lives and works in Dublin. Recent solo exhibitions include We live to see each other at thisisnotashop and Outside at The Return, Goethe Instituit in 2007.  She has participated in group exhibitions in Ireland and abroad, and has received awards and residencies. She holds a BA Fine Art from NCAD, an MA European Fine Art from Winchester School of Art and has just completed an MA in Visual Arts Practices from IADT. She is currently undertaking a studio residency at Draoicht, Blanchardstown until June 2008.

Sinéad O’Reilly

Sinéad O’Reilly graduated in Fine Art Printmaking ifrom N.C.A.D in 1999 and receivded a Higher Diploma in Art and Design Teaching from LCAD in 2000.

She is a member of the Black Church Print studio. She has exhibited throughout Ireland and in 2006 completed a residency in Mumbai, India, where she studied printmaking techniques under Professor Kashinath Salve.  Recent exhibitions have included The Salon Show at the Original Print Gallery, Temple Bar and Milestones, celebrating 25 years of the Black Church Print Studio at the OPW.

Open Mon to Sat 10am to 6pm       Also showing- The Artist Led Archive curated by Megs Morley

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