No booking is required for talks this term.
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 during this Spring term 2023, the talks will vary in terms of date and location. The second part of this series will feature artist talks by Owen Boss, Clodagh Emoe, Garrett Phelan, Elva Mulchrone and Aoife Dunne .
Elva Mulchrone, an alumnus of Trinity College Dublin (Economics) and the National College of Art and Design (Fine Art-Painting) lives and works in Dublin. She completed an MA in painting at the Royal College of Art London in 2022.
She is currently a visual artist in residence at Dublin City University in collaboration with Fire Station Artist Studios and her current exhibition Eudemonia dreaming runs from 22nd March til 20th April in DCU. She is currently working on co-curating a group show, Between Witness and Transcendence opening at DCU in the Autumn, other group projects there and a presentation of her work at CUNY Graduate Centre, NYC in May.
Mulchrone is a Fulbright Scholar Finalist in VisualArts 2022/23 and has been awarded grants and bursaries including The Emerging Artist Bursary, DLR and an Agility Award from the Arts Council in 2021. Mulchrone has exhibited widely in the UK, Germany and the US. Her work is in many significant collections including the OPW, TCD and DCU collections.
Conceptually driven, her practice examines the role of information and abstraction in contextualising and re-contextualising an understanding of who and where we are, social science concerns, repeat pattern, randomness and of aesthetics. She makes paintings, on paper, wood, canvas and linen which play with, and question, notions of representation and the mayhem that is.
Image credit: As we are, Installation comprising: Four paintings on linen, each 150 x 150cm and an installation piece It Is What It Is, nails on wood, 70 x 150 x 40cm. Photo Darek Fortas