Published 23.10.2012
by Kids’ Own

New phase of Virtually There…

Our new phase of Virtually There is beginning this autumn… Virtually There is our virtual artist-in-residence programme, funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, using video conferencing technology to connect artists in their studio with children in the classroom. More information is available on the Virtually There page of the Kids’ Own website and on our Project Journals. The artists the in 2012-2013 phase are:

Fionnuala Conway

Fionnuala Conway is a musician, composer and multimedia artist. With a background in music and music technology, she has has worked as composer and performer on a number of theatre productions and produced work in a wide variety of forms, from traditional materials to interactive digital media, wearable technology, installations and theatre presentation, including Art of Decision and Urban Chameleon. She has been lecturing on the M.Phil. in Music and Media Technologies course at Trinity College, Dublin since 2002 and was appointed Course Director in 2006.

Joe Coveney

Joe Coveney works as a visual artist and freelance facilitator. In studio he makes sculptural objects, drawings and installations, often using ephemeral materials such as paper or cardboard. Joe is currently based in Dublin where he divides his time between studio and delivering workshops for schools, local councils and galleries.

Ann Donnelly

Ann Donnelly is a Northern Irish artist working mainly with video and photography, often in response to a sense of place. She has been involved in this project since the Further Afield phase in spring 2009 and recently received an ACES award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland to support and develop her work with the Kid’s Own Virtual Residency Programme. In both solo practice and collaborative projects, she continues to explore themes of being and belonging and her work has been exhibited internationally.

Ann Henderson

Ann Henderson is a visual artist living and working on Rathlin Island, off the north coast of Ireland. For over twenty years she has been investing in a combination of solo and collaborative practice, working both locally and internationally. Ann is interested in uncovering the connections we have with our environments.

Maree Hensey

Maree Hensey is one of Ireland’s leading visual artists. Her practice encompasses drawing, sculpture and participatory art projects. She was born in Dublin in 1962. She studied at Galashiels College of Textiles, Scotland, graduating in 1991.

She has successfully completed several Site Specific Installations, Artist in Residence programmes and Community Based Participatory Art projects

Sharon Kelly

In over 20 years as a practising artist, I have enjoyed studio-based practice; exhibiting nationally and internationally; collaborative projects with other arts practitioners (poet, dancer, choreographers); participated in educational projects in a spirit of exploration.

I like to draw, paint, use photography, video, collage things, sew and I like to run!

Andrew Livingstone

Dr Andrew Livingstone holds a BA(Hons), MA and a PhD, The Authenticity of Clay and its Redefinition within Contemporary Practice: Ceramic Familiarity and the Contribution to Expansion. He is an academic at the University of Sunderland where he leads both MA Ceramics and CARCuos the Ceramic Arts Research Centre. His exhibitions include The Smithsonian Institute and the Garth Clark Gallery, New York. His work is held in many private and public collections internationally, including Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Andrew has published 3 books including ‘Parallax View’ 2011, published several articles and has delivered many conference papers in the UK, Europe, China, Korea and Australia.

This project is supported by The National Lottery through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.