NIAMH O’MALLEY
Ireland at Venice 2022

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Gather, a film by Jenny Brady

In 'Gather', filmmaker Jenny Brady impressionistically documents Niamh O’Malley’s working processes as she prepares artworks for the Irish Pavilion at the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia.

A fragmentary study in video and sound, Gather shares the title of O’Malley’s exhibition, and is guided by her unique approach to material and matter. Brady’s film combines workplace field recordings with artificially manipulated sounds, and static shots give way to handheld camera movement.

Commissioned by Ireland at Venice 2022, Brady’s Gather reveals the singularity of O’Malley’s process and offers another frame through which to view the work.

Jenny Brady is an artist filmmaker based in Dublin, exploring ideas around speech, translation, and communication. Her films have been presented at LUX, the New York Film Festival, Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, MUBI, International Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, EMAF, Videonale, BFI London Film Festival, Images Festival, the Irish Film Institute, McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, TENTEVA International, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Project Arts Centre, Whitechapel Gallery, and Tate Liverpool. Her works are distributed by LUX, and she is a studio artist at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin.

An Artistic Eye | Niamh O'Malley

The Douglas Hyde Gallery is delighted to take part in Cruinniú na nÓg, a day of free creativity for children and young people, taking place this year on Saturday 11 June, 2022. As part of our An Artistic Eye Series we asked Niamh O’Malley: how did they become an artist? What is the best thing about being an artist? What do they all day?

Niamh O’Malley interview | Irish Pavilion, Venice Biennale 2022

Studio International interview with Veronica Simpson, filmed by Martin Kennedy. O’Malley says she wants her Irish Pavilion installation to be a welcoming space, for visitors to ‘feel the power and the height and weight of things’.

Artists on Writers | Writers on Artists: Niamh O'Malley and Claire-Louise Bennett

In this month’s episode of Artforum's 'Artists on Writers | Writers on Artists', the sculptor and installation artist Niamh O'Malley, talks with the novelist Claire-Louise Bennett, about how they first discovered their chosen art forms; about the uncertain paths cut in pursuit of a creative life; and how to negotiate that strange transition from making work in private to talking about it in public. O’Malley is representing Ireland at the 59th Venice Biennale, which opens to the public on April 23. Bennett’s latest novel, Checkout 19 (Riverhead Books), is available in bookstores.

Audio version available here.

In Conversation: Niamh O’Malley & Dr Sarah Hayden

During Niamh O'Malley's solo exhibition at John Hansard Gallery (27 November 2021  –  26 February 2022), O'Malley spoke to Dr Sarah Hayden, Associate Professor in Literature and Visual Culture at the University of Southampton, about her exhibition and plans for representing Ireland at the 59th Venice Biennale.

Sculpture Dublin Interview

For International Sculpture Day, 24 April 2021, artist Niamh O’Malley and the Temple Bar Gallery + Studios Curatorial Team, Clíodhna Shaffrey and Michael Hill, were invited by Sculpture Dublin to present individual illustrated talks reflecting on various aspects of sculpture. 

The presentations were introduced by Sculpture Dublin Programme Director Karen Downey, and followed by a Q&A with the audience.