Ireland at Venice 2022

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Ireland at Venice Irish Tour 2023, The Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, live stream recording

Bringing together parallel creative voices in language and film who produced work alongside Niamh O’Malley’s exhibition in Venice. The event features readings by acclaimed writers Eimear McBride and Brian Dillon who contributed texts to the exhibition book as well as a conversation with Niamh O’Malley and the Curatorial Team of Clíodhna Shaffrey and Michael Hill. The day is mediated by Kate Strain of Kunstverein Aughrim.  

Accompanying film screenings include those by artist, Jenny Brady whose film Gather follows O’Malley through the making of her Venice exhibition and Ros Kavanagh’s film, which documents the show in Venice. 

This is an occasion to meet the artist in her home county and consider an artists’ expanded practice as an opportunity for collaborative creativity across disciplines of literature and film. 

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.

Niamh O'Malley and Eva Rothschild in conversation

As part of the Irish Tour of Ireland at Venice, TBG+S host an artist talk with representatives of Ireland at Venice, Eva Rothschild (2019) and Niamh O'Malley (2022).

In association with the Douglas Hyde Gallery of Contemporary Art and mediated by Kate Strain of Kunstverein Aughrim, the artists reflect on their exhibitions for the Irish Pavilion as Ireland’s representatives of the 58th and 59th La Biennale di Venezia.

Imeall, TG4: Niamh O'Malley in conversation with Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh

Skip ahead to 11:11 to watch. In this episode, Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh is in the The Model, Sligo with visual artist Niamh O'Malley discussing the Irish Tour of Ireland at Venice .

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.