Olivia Normile| Portal Ahead! (now entering)

Award, Exhibition, Graduate, Graduate Residency, Ormond Studios 2018

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Portal Ahead! (now entering) by Olivia Normile, 11th – 14th October, 2018.

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Graduate Artist Talks | Ashling Smith, Emma Hopkins, Olivia Normile

Artist Talks, Artists Talks, Award, Events, Graduate, Graduate Residency, Ormond Studios 2018

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Join us on Tuesday 16th October at 7pm for an evening of talks by shortlisted artists from our Graduate Award, Ashling Smith and Emma Hopkins, alongside Graduate Award Recipient, Olivia Normile. This is a free event.

Ashling Smith is an emerging Digital Media Artist and Creative Designer whose practice encompasses video, photography, sound and sculpture. She graduated in 2018 with an Honours Degree in Creative Digital Media from the Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown. Her degree show ‘Vision’ attracted particular attention and won her Draíocht’s inaugural ‘Creative Digital Media Award’ which will lead to a solo exhibition as part of ‘Platform 2019′ in Draiocht. Primarily concerned with a combination of digital media and large-scale sculpture, Ashling’s practice incorporates still and moving imagery, sound, and vocal testimony, She is interested in gathering personal narratives that explore the boundary of the real and the imagined in relation to specific communities and places. Interviews and conversations with people working in various professions become a catalyst for developing digital installations that explore the relationship between time and memory, place and identity. Her work is immersive and meditative.

Olivia Normile graduated with a BA in Visual Arts from IADT in 2018. She was longlisted for the RDS Visual Arts Awards and is the recipient of the Ormond Studios Graduate Award 2018. Olivia’s work explores the space and boundaries between image, object and idea. Surface tensions recur in her work evident through a rough, agitated quality to edges and appearances. Through combining handmade objects with animated forms of themselves, she attempts to expose an unseen tension and quiet dialogue between the definite and unseen. By capturing the motions of making and transforming them into solid ‘stills’, she reveals lone moments within a process. In turn, private environments and passageways form for these animated moments to exist and survive. Developing an affinity for unassuming yet prevailing characters in various narratives, she is drawn to the influences they have on their surroundings. Somewhat lowly, humble creatures who contain traces of divinity, existing on the threshold between reality and unknown depths. This dialogue between the physical and the fleeting is revealed through repetitious mark-making, extracted to become singular and static.

Emma Hopkins’ work explores the everyday spaces we inhabit and the spatial practices we produce in them. It arises from her interest in how architects and planners think about space in three dimensions. This has lead to the creation of installations that adapt and change in scale depending upon the interior architecture of a particular place. Emma also use photography to document different spaces, domestic and industrial. This is an aid for the structures she creates which use the language of painting to communicate elements of interior and exterior spaces. The idea of ‘construction-deconstruction-reconstruction’ is an important part of her work as each society is producing and reproducing space to meet new needs and functions. Therefore, she is interested in how language is used to describe specific spaces and spatial practices. Language also allows us to imagine the body in a space. As there is already a mental image associated to the word ‘kitchen’, for example, there is an expectation of how such a space is used: how our bodies move around that space, the specific objects and structures inhabiting this space. Emma sees all of these elements as contributions to what she calls “performing space”.

Portal Ahead! (now entering) | Solo Show by Graduate Resident Olivia Normile

Award, Exhibition, Graduate, Graduate Residency, Ormond Studios 2018

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“…a tension between an object as it is used ‘unthinkingly’ in an everyday manner and the real, contorted, always-beyond-our-reach object hiding underneath the surface of everyday use”.
(Brian Willems, Shooting the Moon)

Ormond Studios are pleased to present Portal Ahead! (now entering) the first solo exhibition by 2018 Graduate Resident Olivia Normile. We would be delighted if you could join us for the opening reception on Thursday October 11th from 6pm – 9pm. The exhibition continues from Friday 12th – Sunday 14th from 12pm – 5pm daily.
Olivia Normile graduated with a BA in Visual Arts from IADT in 2018. She was longlisted for the RDS Visual Arts Awards and is the recipient of the Ormond Studios Recent Graduate Residency Award, 2018.

Olivia’s work explores the space and boundaries between image, object and idea. Surface tensions recur in her work evident through a rough, agitated quality to edges and appearances. Through combining handmade objects with animated forms of themselves, she attempts to expose an unseen tension and quiet dialogue between the definite and unseen. By capturing the motions of making and transforming them into solid ‘stills’, she reveals lone moments within a process. In turn, private environments and passageways form for these animated moments to exist and survive.
Developing an affinity for unassuming yet prevailing characters in various narratives, she is drawn to the influences they have on their surroundings. Somewhat lowly, humble creatures who contain traces of divinity, existing on the threshold between reality and unknown depths. This dialogue between the physical and the fleeting is revealed through repetitious mark-making, extracted to become singular and static.

 

Chloe Brenan | Article | Visual Artists News Sheet

Chloe Brenan, Graduate Residency, Ormond Studios 2018, Publication

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The current graduate themed issue of the Visual Artists News Sheet features an article by associate studio member Chloe Brennan discussing the supports which artist-led spaces such as Ormond Studios can give emerging artists. The issue is filled with lots of great advice for recent graduates and you can grab a copy from any local arts space!

Culture Night | Open Studios

Culture Night, Events, Open Studio, Ormond Studios 2018

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Ormond Studios were delighted to be able to welcome visitors into our studios last Friday for Culture Night. We would like to thank everyone who came by for a chat, we are always happy to have the chance to invite people into the studio and share our work with the public.

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Graduate Resident Olivia Normille discusses her work ahead of her exhibition in October.

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Photographs by Studio Member Deirdre Brennan.

 

Olivia Normile |Graduate Award Winner

Graduate, Graduate Residency, Ormond Studios 2018

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Ormond Studios is delighted to welcome Olivia Normile to the studios as the ‘2018 Ormond Studios Graduate Award Winner’. As part of the award, Olivia will complete a mentored residency at Ormond Studios for the month of September and present a solo exhibition and artists talk in October.

Olivia is a graduate of the ‘Institute of Art, Design and Technology’ (IADT), Dun Laoghaire. Her work explores the space and boundaries between image, object and idea. Surface tensions recur in her work evident through a rough, agitated quality to edges and appearances. She is drawn to materials that only allow her to have a set level of influence over them, while still holding their integrity and traces of their own fabrication. Through combining handmade objects with animated forms of themselves, Olivia attempt to expose an unseen tension and quiet dialogue between the definite and unseen. She captures the motions of making and transforms them into solid ‘stills’, showing lone moments within a process and often creating private environments for these animated moments to exist and survive.