Niamh O'Malley In Conversation

Join Niamh O’Malley in conversation with the University of Southampton’s Dr Sarah Hayden and Dr Daniel Cid.

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Join the three speakers as they discuss artist Niamh O’Malley’s writing and sculptural practice, alongside her current John Hansard Gallery online video commission.

Currently streaming on their website for the month of July, John Hansard Gallery continues its online video commissions programme with Dublin-based artist O’Malley’s film, Glasshouse.

Glasshouse is an intimate study of landscape, light and glass that was originally created during a residency in Denmark, after O’Malley happened upon a row of old greenhouses. From inside of the greenhouses, the camera pans across discoloured and broken panes of glass, looking through to wild grasses and overgrown weeds beyond. Sunlight spills onto the surfaces to reveal the layers of dirt and the effects of time.

Glasshouse was originally made as a two screen video installation, and has been especially reformatted for John Hansard Gallery’s new digital programme.

John Hansard Gallery is also pleased to announce that it will present a solo exhibition of works by O’Malley in 2021. This exhibition had previously been scheduled for 2020, but has been postponed due to the coronavirus closures.

About the speakers:

Niamh O’Malley (b.1975, County Mayo, Ireland) has held numerous solo exhibitions in recent years including Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin (2019), Lismore Castle Arts, Ireland (2019), Grazer Kunstverein, Austria (2018) and Bluecoat Liverpool (2015).

Dr Sarah Hayden is Associate Professor in Literature and Visual Culture at the University of Southampton. She leads the AHRC Leadership Fellowship project, ‘Voices in the Gallery: Reading Unseen Texts’ (2019-2021), in conjunction with John Hansard Gallery and Nottingham Contemporary.

Dr Daniel Cid is Associate Professor of Design Studies at the University of Southampton, Winchester School of Art. His research also includes theoretical thinking about art and design.

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