Solo exhibition Estuary
Custom House Gallery, Westport
Thursday 8th June from 6-8 pm opening
with an informal talk between me and John Gibbons, Sculptor at 7pm. https://www.johngibbons.org.uk
Shows runs until 2 July
Manchán Magan in conversation with Breaking Borders artists, Trudi van der Elsen, Myra Jago and Beata Piekarska-Daly on 14th September
The conversation will cover a range of topics including the artists' practice, the notion of borders and boundaries in the artist's works, the role of art in the digital age and a changing society, among other related topics. The event forms part of the accompanying outreach of the exhibition, Breakings Borders, which brings together seven visual artists working in various mediums.
Luan Gallery - Athlone
Breaking Borders - Exhibition curated by Valeria Ceregini in GOMA Gallery of Modern Art - Waterford
https://valeriaceregini.com/2021/12/27/breaking-borders/ - January 2022
Breaking Borders aims to explore the intersection of multiple narratives and discourses in the arts, engaging a mix of conversations with the exhibiting artists accompanied by talks and performance art contributions.
The group exhibition intends to be an organic project to mix and match artists from all disciplines to contribute to the development of the arts in Ireland and artists’ practice across any discipline. This exhibition project offers a creative and digital approach to the arts to expand the physical exhibition space as a response to these current times where we witnessed an increasing use of technology to implement our reality.
Breaking Borders has the ambition to become a global and inclusive space with no physical barriers with a proactive approach to delivering new forms of cultural experiences and tackling the challenges facing the changing landscape of the arts as a result of social pressures.
This future-facing project will make up of an interactive exhibition project and a series of online and offline events focused on the perception of a globalised and dislocated life.
Watch on Youtube : In conversation with Valeria Ceregini : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-YneSlt6Q4&t=7s
Sift: Contemporary Painting Project
From 17th October – 31st October 2015
John Busher, Trudi Van Der Elsen, Noelle Gallagher, Will O’Kane, Kate Murphy, Joan Sugrue
Twitter Project Feed: https://twitter.com/SiftPainting
A Wexford Fringe Festival Event!
Sift is a co-curated project initiated by John Busher and Trudi van der Elsen. Without addressing a specific theme, the works examine emerging developments in contemporary painting practice. Sift is a reference to the physical act of filtering through source material, unearthing ideas, and the unexpected which can result from this. A common thread is formed, where image making, photographic referencing, place and memory rise to the surface. Largely grounded in the premise of figurative painting, the individual art practices explore a territory where this concern borders on abstraction.
Dwelling In Time, Creative Solidarity , 2015
A presentation of research from a recent residency on Inis Oírr
The Red Couch Space, Courthouse Gallery, Enistymon, Co. Clare
The word “dwelling” can suggest place, habitation, or home. As a verb it is more active, in calling up ideas about living, a sense of conscious decision, or staying with whatever is in focus. It also suggests time, reflection and waiting with slow patience. The latter option is one that does not come so easily at this time of ever increasing acceleration, speed and instant gratification, with its intolerance of slow returns. GUAC made the conscious decision to uphold a slow, durational processes.
Calendar 2014/2015 created by Outriders Artists and friends from Ireland
& Vedelik artists from Estonia.
Wild Garlic by Trudi van der Elsen
Inspired by the lunar calendar & Ringfort with wild garlic.
This particular landscape is exotic for both Irish and Estonians,
it reflects a poetic view of nature that they share.
Feasting On The Wind by Ground Up Artists Collective 2013
with artists: Monica de Bath, Maeve Collins, Marie Connole,
Trudi van der Elsen, Barry Foley, Pauline Goggin, Lewis Goodman,
John Hanrahan, Marianne Slevin.