Our Latest Artist in Residence Vivienne Byrne

09 Sep 2021
Niamh Gregory By Niamh Gregory

Creative Spark is pleased to announce the arrival of it’s latest Artist in Residence, Vivienne Byrne!

Vivienne Byrne is a Drogheda based artist whose multi-disciplinary practice mixes traditional art forms with video and mixed-media installation. Her interests lie in exploring methods of reflection, the transitory experience and capturing time. She uses imagery from the natural environment as a point of departure to demonstrate and navigate the rhythms and tempos of time unfolding.

Her intention is to reveal some aspects of the invisible forces at work in our collective metaphysical landscape. Her aim is to create visual music, or something of that nature. She is constantly inspired by the countryside of the Boyne Valley and estuary, where she lives with her family.

 

Since graduating from IADT Dun Laoghaire in 2009 with a BA in Visual Arts Practice, she has exhibited nationally, curating and collaborating with other visual artists, composers, authors, musicians, theatre practitioners, computer programmers and community groups in a wide range of projects. She has received awards from Create Ireland, Creative Ireland and Louth Local Authority, as well as residencies at Creative Spark in Dundalk and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Monaghan. She most recently was awarded a Platform 31 Artist Bursary from the Association Of Local Authority Offices in collaboration with the Arts Council to represent Louth. 

She has over 25 years of experience facilitating creative projects nationally. As Chair of the  Droichead Arts Centre and founding member of the Borrowed Ground Studios Collective and Print Point Studio, she is committed to supporting the value of arts practice and artists to their communities. 

The Creative Spark Residency Programme provides opportunities for visual artists and art professionals to research and develop their practices. It supports both emerging and established visual artists working in any medium, but gives preference to those artists developing a body of work in a printmaking discipline. Each residency is supported by provision of studio space in Creative Spark, along with access to all the facilities and basic technical support. The residency generally lasts between 2-3 months. If you would like to become an Artist in Residence with Creative Spark, keep an eye out on our website for our next open call! For further information, please call us on (042) 938 5720 or email our Print Studio Coordinator at 

grainne@creativespark.ie

This programme has been generously supported by Create Louth (Arts Service of Louth County Council) 

Keep an eye on our social media and on our websites for updates on Vivienne's work during her residency at Creative Spark!