Current Artist in Residence
Ciarán Dunbar March 1st-April 30th
A Dundalk local, Ciarán Dunbar is Creative Spark’s Artist-In-Residence from 1st March 2018 to 30th April 2018. He first started studying photography in 2010, graduating from the University of Ulster with a BA(Honours) in Photography. Practicing as a documentary photographer, he created and developed photographic projects, while also working as a freelance photographer, photographing events and occasions.
For the 2015/16 academic year Ciarán interned in Ó’Fiaich Institute Of Further Education, working alongside the Photographic Studies Course Co-ordinator, Ken Finnegan, to support students in the development of their own photography skills, techniques, and knowledge. This included giving talks on the art of photography, feedback on coursework, and assistance with technical elements.
Ciarán’s work has been exhibited in Dundalk County Museum (Realigning, 2014) and the Gallery of Photography, Dublin (Notes From The Margins, 2015). He also took part in the End of Year Show, 2013, in the University of Ulster, Belfast, and has been published in The Guardian, in 2017.