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ALLISON REGAN: ARTS MEDIATOR IN RESIDENCE

Allison is a Fine Art graduate of GMIT and Galway based contemporary visual artist, curator, and teacher. The role of the mediator is to support CCAM students and lecturers in reaching a wider audience for their various works within the Region. Allison received her MFA in Fine Art from Louisiana State University in 2011. She has served on the boards of a number of key Galway arts organisations including 126 Gallery Galway, TULCA Festival of visual art and ADAPT Galway. She has exhibited her work, both nationally and internationally, showing as an individual artist and collaboratively as part of Expanded Draught, a multidisciplinary artist collective she co-founded in 2006.
Recent exhibitions include ‘The Curious Eye’ NUI, Galway Gallery, ‘If you cut through the present the future leaks out’ The Shed, Galway, ‘Hyperopia’ at The Clifden Arts Festival, ‘Houses Move houses speak’, Baton Rouge Louisiana, ’Everything’, in the Good Children Gallery in New Orleans, ‘Gumbo’ in St Louis Missouri, USA. Future shows include large scale collaborative exhibitions in Lexington Kentucky, MAP in Baltimore Maryland, The Appalachian Centre for Art and Craft in Tennessee, and Pulaski Tech gallery in Little Rock Arkansas. For further information please visit http://alregan.com/ or for the Collective’s website: http://expandeddraught.com/test/ Contact Details: E-mail: alregan.regan@gmail.com

MEGS MORLEY: CURATOR IN RESIDENCE

Megs Morley was awarded an Arts Council Curator in Residence award 2014. Working in partnership with Galway City Council, GMIT CCAM, Galway Arts Centre and NUIG Huston School of Film & Digital Media, she will be developing a body of independent curatorial research investigating the concept of the Para Institution, which will explores the parameters and potentials of institution, and co-operation, inter-linking key organisations and practitioners. A programme of events will unfold over 2014. The first event on the 25th March at 6:30pm was a presentation and discussion with the Egyptian curator Bassam El Baroni at the Taibhdhearc Theatre, Galway. For further details and updates of Megs Morley’s, Curator in Residence please follow https://www.facebook.com/parainstitution

Megs Morley is an artist and independent curator whose extensive national and international practice is primarily concerned with how social and political situations are represented in art, cinema and visual culture. Her work takes the form of film, archival project, artist projects, curatorial practices and writing. The core aim of her practice is to expand criticality on the relationship between image, history, knowledge and power. http://www.parainstitution.ie a website promoting her work as Galway City Curator in Residence and will be launched in early March.

 RUBY WALLIS: ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

Ruby Wallis is a Fine Art graduate of GMIT who is Galway based. She is a lens-based artist and PhD researcher at NCAD who has formed a series of experimental and philosophical attempts to represent place through film, photography and drawing. In 2013, Ruby Wallis was selected for joint first prize at Claremorris Open Exhibition by Andrew Wilson, Curator of Contemporary Art at Tate Britain. She was nominated for the Prix Pictet award by Trish Lambe at The Gallery of Photography. She currently lecturers in Griffith College Dublin as well as visiting at The BCA, LIT and CCAM. Recent academic publications include ‘Unfixed Landscape’ The Journal of Artistic Research (JAR) Issue 2 and ‘Autowalks’ Selected Essays from the On Walking Conference (University of Sunderland). During Ruby’s residency at CCAM she is working intensively to bring a current phase in her practice to a resolution in advance of a series of exhibitions over 2014 and 2015. For further details please visit http://www.rubywallis.com/

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