The animation Vastness (Meteor Showers) is a reflection on time and the nature of predictable and unpredictable events. The work is part of a body of work called Another Day in Futile Battle Against the 2nd Law, which consists of a sculptural installation and several animations pieces, all of which explore in different ways how a lay-person struggles to understand scientific concepts. It has been made with the support of Armagh Observatory and Planetarium. The animation was selected form over 600 submissions for the Hotron Open Submission 2017 in Visual Carlow.
Selected Artists: Kevin Gaffney, Lee Welch, Aisling O'Beirn, Atoosa Pour Hosseini, Sarah O'Brien, Jonathan Mayhew, Vera Ryklova, Pádraig Spillane, Susan MacWilliam, Karl Burke, Martin Boyle, Robert Moriarty, Damien Flood, Doireann Ni Ghrioghair, Tom Fitzgerald, Lorraine Neeson and Saidhbhín Gibson. Invited artists: Miguel Martin, Emma Haugh, Tonya Mc Mullan.
Carlow Arts Festival and VISUAL present ART WORKS ‘17, the 38th Annual Open Submission exhibition and Hotron Art Prizes. Selected by Eoin Dara, Head of Exhibitions at DCA (Dundee) and Emma Lucy O’ Brien, Curator, VISUAL. The exhibition celebrates the energy, creative power and diversity of visual arts practices from emerging and established artists working in Ireland. Exhibition dates 7th June – 3 September 2017
Commenting on ART Works ’17 Eoin Dara says “The shortlisted artists form a really eclectic and exciting mix of approaches to contemporary practice. With artworks ranging from painting, drawing and photography, to experimental film, installation, and performance, this exhibition will be a wonderful opportunity for audiences to get a sense of some of the pertinent ideas and concerns both emerging and established artists across Ireland are exploring in 2017.”