This Must Be The Place is a new series of public lectures that takes its title from the 1983 Talking Heads song, a song that was unusual in their catalogue as a love song to place and home. The talks series broadly looks at how contemporary artists have used site and location as frameworks for research, installation and theme. Talks are live and in person and held in the RHA Friends Room on Thursday evenings. The series will feature artist talks by Ciara Roche, Fiona Whelan, Dominique Crowley, Alan James Burns and Michelle Malone and will continue in 2023.
This is the third of a series of talks, hosted in person in the RHA Friends room on Thursday evenings at 5.30 pm during October and November.
Dominique Crowley (b. 1965, Libya) is an Irish artist physician living and working in Dublin. She has trained in Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto and the National College of Art and Design in Dublin. She has recently been awarded the Inaugural James O’Nolan Prize for an emerging artist from the Royal Hibernian Academy, a Draoicht Recent Graduate Award, and the Outstanding Artist Prize from the Royal Ulster Academy. She is currently completing a year-long residency in the RHA as part of the RDS Visual Arts Graduate Award and is working towards a solo show in the RHA Ashford Gallery in Jan 2024.
Her work explores humanity’s relationship with nature and the historical and cultural factors that influence it. She is currently researching the history of natural science and in particular its early discoveries. Looking beyond the edge of knowledge can open up possibilities.
“Searching for new perspectives may help us think through our contemporary crises of climate change, biodiversity loss and inequality.”
Image: Dominique Crowley, Museum Café, Diptych, 2022, Oil, acrylic and acrylic resin on wood panel, each panel 100cm x 100cm, Credit. Image by artist, Private Collection.