Other People’s Practices (OPP) is an artist residency and research project founded and directed by John Conway that supports the production of collaborative, socially engaged projects in Usher’s Island, a forensic mental healthcare community setting in Dublin 8. NCAD Gallery will host Juncture One, a bridging event between the first and second OPP artist residencies, on 3 October 2019.
Inaugural artist in residence, Emma Finucane, will present process work and reflect on her time engaging with a community of current and former service users of the Central Mental Hospital in Usher’s Island. This will be followed by a talk by Glenn Loughran who will discuss his practice and outline the aims of his upcoming residency.
Emma Finucane has been researching and making visual art in health contexts for over ten years. Her work is created through dialogue and process-based participatory and collaborative practice. Emma investigates the way we connect and communicate with places and each other and how this ultimately contributes to the quality of our lives. Her work frequently combines education, research and artistic practice. Most recently Emma’s art practice led to a residency in the UCD School of Nursing and Midwifery. She has been working on The Creative Well Project with Kildare County Council Arts Service since 2011. A founder member of Outpost Studios in Bray, Co. Wicklow, Emma completed a BFA at NCAD in 1997 and an MFA in 2006. Her work has been shown both nationally and internationally and can be found in many private and public collections including OPW, AIB, DIT and UCD. www.emmafinucane.weebly.com
Glenn Loughran is an artist and lecturer at the Dublin School of Creative Arts (TU Dublin). He is the course coordinator of the BA in Visual Art on Sherkin Island and head of Artistic Research at the Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media. Exhibiting nationally and internationally, his work has developed hybrid forms of artistic research at the intersection between artistic intervention, pedagogical process and evental philosophy. www.glennloughran.com
Date: Thursday 3 October
Venue: NCAD Gallery, National College of Art and Design, 100 Thomas St, The Liberties, Dublin 8
This event is free and open to the public – no booking is required.
OPP is funded by Creative Ireland’s National Creativity Fund, with additional support from the National College of Art and Design, the HSE and Waterford Healing Arts Trust.