Fingal County Council Studio Award

Applications for the Fingal Studio Award from September 2022 to September 2023 are now closed. 

In partnership with Fingal County Council Arts Office, the RHA is delighted to offer the opportunity of funded studio space for a professional artist for the period of one year. The award is open to practising artists at all stages in their professional careers working in visual art.

The award offers an artist the opportunity to develop their practice within the institutional framework of the RHA and covers the cost of studio rental and administration.

To be eligible to apply, applicants must: have been born, have studied, or currently reside in the Fingal administrative area.

RHA School and Fingal County Council Arts Office are delighted to announce that Joanne Reid was the successful recipient of the 2021 Fingal Arts, RHA Studio Award. This award was selected by Colin Martin, RHA Head of School and Rory O’ Byrne, County Arts Officer, Fingal Arts Office. Joanne Reid began her residency in September 2021.

During her time in the Fingal RHA Studio Residency, Reid is researching and engaging in extensive material experimentation with a focus on mould making and casting techniques. She is currently researching the representation of food, feasting, and the still life genre in the western art tradition. Reid describes the new body of work she is developing as combining the tradition of the still life with the materials of the building site.

Artist Bio:

Joanne Reid is a visual artist working in sculpture. Reid’s work often begins as a direct response to chance encounters with the materials, objects and spaces that form our built environment. In the work there is often a shift in the materiality or function of an object, providing new ways of looking at the everyday. References to art history and an ongoing interest in the power of display are also a feature of her work. Reid completed the MA in Art and Research Collaboration (ARC) at IADT in 2016. She is a recipient of the Fingal Artists Support Scheme 2022, Arts Council Visual Arts Bursary Award (2022, 2020) and Agility Award 2021. She is a past recipient of the Basic Space Artist Residency Award and the Fire Station Sculpture Workshop Award and Bursary. Exhibitions include Home Bodies at Glandwr, Chapelizod, Dublin (2021), ARTWORKS:Dearly Beloved, Visual Carlow (2019) and Futures, Series 3, Episode 2, RHA (2018).

Previous Recipients:

2019 - Bassam Al-Sabah
2018 - Naomi Sex
2017 - Michelle Hall
2016 - Aoibheann Greenan

Image: Studio Image (May 2022).  Image courtesy of the artist.

Applications are now closed. 

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