Following Aosdána’s General Assembly earlier this week four visual artists Anne Tallentire, Niamh O’Malley, Eddie Kennedy, and Trish McAdam were successfully elected. Three others, writer Rosaleen McDonagh, writer Gerry Murphy, and choreographer Fiona Quilligan also joined the affiliation of creative artists.
County Armagh-born Anne Tallentire’s medium is time-based and conceptual, utlising film, video, sound and performance as seen at her retrospective at IMMA ‘This, and other things, 1999-2010. In this publication, Stephanie McBride described Tallentire’s work as plotting a strange and subtle course through the residual and the everyday. Last year Niamh O’Malley collected the Contemporary Irish Arts Society Award at the RHA for Shelf: Curve, one of her delicate sculptural compositions. O’Malley recently had a highly-acclaimed show at the Bluecoat, Liverpool and she participated in Janet Mullarney’s curated show ‘Two Birds/One Stone’ last summer at Farmleigh in Dublin.
For more on Niamh O’Malley, see Carissa Farrell ‘Two birds one stone’ Irish Arts Review Summer 2016, pages 226-229, and Stephanie McBride ‘Anne Tallentire This, and other things’, Irish Arts Review Spring 2010, pages 58-59.