Digital Arts Studios Belfast, Northern Ireland

Tara McGinn

Artist Intro

Tara McGinn pursues an interdisciplinary practice
combining sculptural (re)production, image-based
assemblage and
wanderings in to writing; developing studio processes
and research that connects, contrasts, and translates
subjects of
trauma, memory, identity, and space. Responding
intuitively to media and embracing the malleability of
forms, she interrogates the language of practical and
digital materials, exploiting storytelling as a layering
device, transforming meaning within objects, interiors,
and their surfaces as sites for cultural practices and
political narratives to interact as playful fictions.
Recent shows include Nothing Alien is Human to Us,
Platform Arts Gallery, Belfast (2021); Woman in the
Machine, VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow
(2021); with recently commissioned work The Mincers
(2021) for CCA Derry ~ Londonderry’s Window Text
Series supporting artists new writing.
McGinn is the recipient of a Visual Arts Bursary and
Agility Award from the Arts Council of Ireland in 2021.
Her work is part of the Institute of Technology Carlow’s
permanent collection and features on the Irish Artist’s
Film Index.

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