Áras Éanna Ionad Ealaíne is the most westerly arts centre in Europe, located on the small Gaeltacht island of Inis OÍrr in Co Galway. The centre supports artists through its Artist in Residence programme. We offer artists the time and space to develop their practice and show new work in the unique environment of this island, which has a population of just under 300 people.
We welcome applications from artists to come and live and work on Inis Oírr and provide up to ten residencies each year. Each residency includes an on-site private apartment and a self-contained studio, and access to our galleries and theatre.
We are delighted to formally announce that artist, Sian Costello has been awarded this year's residency.
Sian Costello (b. 1998, Roscommon) is a multidisciplinary artist based in Wickham Street Studios, Limerick City. Since graduating from Fine Art Painting in LSAD in 2020, Costello has exhibited extensively nationally in group and solo shows, recently with her solo shows Preservation of the Vanities at the Courthouse Gallery, Clare (May 2021), and Rapture of the Sisters at Sample Studios, Cork (Dec 2021). Rapture of the Sisters was first shown at Detroit Stockholm in her first international solo show, curated by Alice Maselnikova (Jun 2021). Her graduate work was the recipient of the collector general’s main purchase prize and was profiled in the Irish Arts Review. Her work is currently showing as part of the group show girls girls girls, curated by Simone Rocha at Lismore Castle, Ireland.
Image: The Black Velvet Gland, Work in Progress, 2022, Oil on canvas, 1.1 x 0.8m, Ⓒ Sian Costello
You can read about the experiences of last year’s RHA Artist in Residence, Sian Costello, here.