October 2019 - January 2020, April - July 2022
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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