The Artists' Resource Room is a visual artist-led community group providing a space for artistic dialogue in Co. Clare in the form of regular meetings, presentations, artist film screenings and debates.
Áine Phillips is a visual artist based in Ennis and is Head of Sculpture at Burren College of Art. She has exhibited and performed her work widely in Ireland and internationally.
Join us for tea/coffee in the Spás at glór at 11am followed by our meeting at 11.30am.
Seamus McGuinness’s interdisciplinary art practice is deeply rooted in life. It involves research, durational social intervention, cloth, interactive installations, public conversations and collective democratic acts. In 2010 he was awarded a PhD for the Lived Lives Project, which emerged from an inter-disciplinary research platform with psychiatrist and scientist Prof. Kevin Malone, conducted within the School of Medicine, University College Dublin. By working closely with 42 suicide bereaved families and placing them within an art process, collectively they co-created, produced and curated private their stories of loss and pain into the public domain. This multidisciplinary project values participatory contributions and experiences. It flows through various institutional spaces, building sustainable partnerships, connecting with communities, adapting and becomes new to site, articulating and questioning in a collaborative manner the ominous presence of stigma and youth suicide in Ireland.
Currently McGuinness is The Craig Dobbin Newman Fellow, School of Medicine, University College Dublin. Seamus is based in Co. Clare.