Biography

Biography

Shelagh Honan is a visual artist based in the west of Ireland. Working predominantly in video, photography, projection and installation.
Her practice concerns the development of new strategies to present narrative through video, sound and projective environments. Her’s is a contemplative video practice that encompasses the minimalist, observational art of slow cinema, a genre of film-making that emphasizes long takes with little or no narrative.These films establish an evocative register that connects the viewer with the saliences of a memorialised past and a memorialised landscape.
In 2017 she was commissioned by Clare County Council to create Passage of Sound an outdoor video installation which ran for the duration of the festival.
In 2016 she was director and cinematographer for ‘Seomra 1916’, a 30-minute documentary that was part of the Galway Fringe Festival and Feile an Phobail in Belfast.Her short video piece ‘The Diving Bell’ (Passage) was also part of the Galway Fringe Festival and the Ennis Street Arts Festival. In 2014 she exhibited in the USA and completed a solo exhibition at The Courthouse Gallery in Ennistymon. She has curated many multi-media group exhibitions throughout Ireland including an event for ‘The Photography Ireland Festival’ in Faber Studios in Limerick. She has also been the recipient of many arts council grants in relation to the exhibition of her own work and curating group shows. She was a founding member of Ennis Arts Initiative. She is a part time lecturer at Limerick School of Art and Design. As an educator she works with media, pedagogy, education practices and socially engaged practice. She received her Masters Degree in Interactive Media from The University of Limerick 2010 and her primary degree in Fine Art Sculpture from Limerick School of Art and Design 1994.

EDUCATION
Limerick School of Art and Design Fine Art Degree: 1990/1994
University of Limerick Masters Degree Interactive Media: 2009/2010

Video

2018 Feile Na Bealtaine, Passage of Sound, Film Installation, Dingle, County Kerry
2017 ‘Passage of Sound’ Outdoor film installation, Fleadh Cheoil Na hEireann, Ireland
2016 ‘Cullhan’ Experimental Film, Galway Film Festival,Ireland.
2016 ‘Seomra 1916’ Documentary Screening Féile an Phobail, Belafast
2016 ‘Seomra 1916’ Documentary screening , Galway Film Festival, Ireland.
2016 ‘Seomra 1916’ Documentary launch, Glor Theatre, Ennis, Co. Clare Ireland
2015 Wood From The Trees, Media Exhibition, Yeats International Conference, Gluxsman Library, University Of Limerick  
2015 Ennis Street Festival 3 channel video projection
2013 Culture Night at the Five Star, – Group Exhibition, Ennis, Co Clare, – Drift – Below The Surface, Ireland
2013 Call It What You Will, Photography Ireland Photo Festival,
Faber Studios, – Group Exhibition, Limerick, Ireland – Below The Surface, Ireland
2012 ‘Call It What You Will’, Group Exhibition, Ballyferriter, Dingle, Co Kerry, Ireland – Below The Surface, Ireland
2012 ‘Horizon Sprawl’, – Group Exhibition, Ormston House Gallery, Limerick, Ireland –
The Wind Swept Hills – On The Shelf, Ireland
2012 Tulla Stables Studios, Exhibition – Looking Back At You, Ireland
2009 ‘Dawn’ Masters Degree show University of Limerick, Ireland – Spheres of Influence, Ireland

EXHIBITIONS
2015 Wood From The Trees, Media Exhibition, Yeats International Conference, Gluxsman Library, University Of Limerick  
2015 Ennis Street Festival 3 channel video projection
2015 Wood From The Trees, Culture Night, Installation. Co Clare Ireland
2014 Apperture –Where The Light Gets In – Solo Exhibition – The Courthouse Gallery Ennistymon
2014 Mediated Realities, Albright Centre, Philadelphia. USA- Group Show
2014 Postcards , – Group Exhibition The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon, Co. Clare, Ireland
2013 Culture Night at the Five Star, – Group Exhibition, Ennis, Co Clare, Ireland
– Drift – Below The Surface
2013 Call It What You Will, Photography Ireland Photo Festival,
Faber Studios, – Group Exhibition, Limerick, Ireland – Below The Surface, Ireland
2012 ‘Horizon Sprawl’, Ormston House Gallery, Limerick, Ireland
2012 ‘Call It What You Will’, Ballyferriter, Dingle, Co Kerry, Ireland
2012 Tulla Stables Studios, Open Day Exhibition , Ireland
2009 ‘Dawn’ Masters Degree show University of Limerick, Ireland
2008 ‘Anon is Anall’ exhibition, Glór, Ennis, Ireland
2008 ‘Wallpaper’ exhibition, O’Connell St, Ennis, Ireland
2008 ‘Christmas Exhibition 2008’, De Valera Library, Ennis, Ireland
2007 ‘Crash’ solo exhibition, Think Creative Gallery, Limerick, Ireland
2006 ‘Picture Show’ exhibition in de Valera Library in Ennis, Ireland
2005 ‘Common Ground’ exhibition in De Valera Library in Ennis, Ireland
2000 Live Video Projections for modern dance Company in ‘The Samuel
Beckett Theatre’ – Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
2000 ‘Insight’ exhibition, De Valera Library, Ennis, Ireland
2000 ‘Insight’ exhibition, Courthouse Studios, Ennistymon, Co. Clar, Ireland
2000 Site specific sculpture work, Europe of Art Festival, Niort, France 2000 Outdoor installation of Cibachrome/Lightbox – River Fergus, Ennis 1999/‘00 ‘Millennium Outdoor Film Projection’, Ennis
1999 ‘Five Star” exhibition, Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland
1998 ‘Artists in Prison Scheme’, St. Patrick’s Institution, Mountjoy Prison 1997 ‘Solo Show’, Arts Council Head Office, Dublin, Ireland
1996 ‘Video Training Symposium’, Irish Sculpture Society, Dublin, Ireland
1996 ‘L’imaginaire Irlandais’ – Lorient, France
1995 ‘Video Screening’, Art House, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
1995 Arts Council Bursary, Dublin, Ireland
1996 IMMA Workshop, young offenders, Ireland
IMMA Workshop, learning disabilities
1994 ‘Student Work in Progress Exhibition’, Civic Centre Limerick, Ireland
1994 ‘The Victor Treacy Award Show’, Butler Gallery, The Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland
1994 ‘Quadrant Exhibition’, Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick, Ireland

Awards

2018 Artist Support Grant, Clare County Council, Ireland
2107 Clare County Council commission/funding large outdoor film installation
2017 Artist Support Grant, Clare County Council, Ireland
2016 Public Commission, Ennis Street Festival
2016 Artist Support Grant, Clare County Council, Ireland
2015 Artist Support Grant, Clare County Council, Ireland
2014 Artist Support Grant, Clare County Council, Ireland
2013 Artist Support Grant, Clare County Council, Ireland
2012 Síol Scheme, Udaras Na Gaeltachta, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland
2006 Clare County Council Arts Award, Ireland
1995 Arts Council Bursary, Dublin, Ireland

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