April - July 2023
Hughes’ practice combines video, sculpture, audio and installation to examine the mechanics and significance of storytelling in Irish culture. Over the past year she has been visiting storytellers, musicians and mariners, searching for fairy tales with references to natural phenomena in the landscape such as phosphorescence and fluorescence.
Susan Hughes, from Belfast, graduated in her MFA in 2021 from the University of Ulster receiving the CCA (Derry) and Platform (Belfast) graduate awards. She has completed many artist residencies in Ireland and Scandinavia where she has used her traditional fiddle playing as a bartering tool to gain access to local stories.
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