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DABF17: PANEL DISCUSSION - The Interaction between Art and Architecture

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Panel: Chair Hugh Campbell (Professor of Architecture, UCD)

Shelly McNamara (Grafton Architects), Niamh O’Malley (Artist), Brendan Earley (Artist), Peter Carroll (A2 Architects), Gavin Corbett (Writer).

As part of Dublin Art Book Fair: Art and Architecture Interwoven, sponsored by Henry J Lyons, a panel of leading artists, architects and writers will consider how art and architecture, physical and material things in the world, are interconnected. How these two distinct disciplines inspire and overlap, and how they diverge. Speaking from personal experience and their artistic and architectural practices, they will consider ‘the interwoven’; the ways they see; how, through material and experimental making, they gain particular insights into a material world - made and inhabited - that might appear fragile as well as an infinitely potent source for imagination and inspiration.

Hugh Campbell is Head of the School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy and Dean of Architecture at UCD. His area of research includes modern and contemporary architecture in Ireland, the relationship between photography, architecture and built space and the visual culture of cities.

Shelly McNamara is co-founder of Grafton Architects. She is an award-winning architect with an acclaimed international profile, whose buildings include the internationally celebrated University of Engineering and Technology, Lima, Peru. A teacher, lecturer, Shelly with her co-partner, Yvonne Farrell, will curate the 6th Venice Architecture Biennale 2018

Niamh O Malley is an artist working in film, sculpture and drawing. Her workis concerned with issues of visibility; the slippage between a moment and an image. Niamh O’Malley has made numerous solo exhibitions in recent years including Bluecoat Liverpool, 2015/16, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, December 2014 –February 2015, a five venue solo show called ‘The Mayo Collaborative’ Ireland (2013), ‘Garden’, Project Arts Centre, Dublin (2013) Ha Gamle Prestegard, Norway (2012),

Brendan Earley is an artist. He creates polemically sensitive sculptures and drawings,that orbit around the philosophical ‘dialectic of hope’, wherein the drive of Utopian optimism is tempered by an impending sense of inevitable failure and thus potentially swallowed by the undertow of ensuing anxiety. Brendan Earley has exhibited widely. His recent solo exhibitions include The Back of the Beyond, Douglas Hyde Gallery 2, 2017 and Life and Buildings at Mothers’ Tankstation, Dublin.

Peter Carroll is Director of A2 Architects. At the heart of A2’s working practice is a belief in the importance of engaging in the process by which spaces are made and how they are constructed to the highest quality. From origins in educational building and residential work, the practice has extended its expertise and now works on a broad range of projects in the public and private realms. Most recently the practice in collaboration with artist John Gerrard was nominated for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2015 for Pulp Press, Kistefos, Norway.

Gavin Corbett is a writer. He has published three novels: Innocence (2003), This Is The Way (2013) and Green Glowing Skull (2015). This Is The Way won the 2013 Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year award and was shortlisted for the Encore Prize.

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