Two CIT CCAD Alumni announced as 2019/20 Artist in Residence at the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris

22 April, 2019

CIT CCAD alumnus Joy Gerrard & Kevin Callaghan announced as recipients of its Artist residencies at the Centre Culturel Irlandais

CCI annual residency programme offers great opportunities for artists of all disciplines to tap into the resources of Paris and the CCI, as well as being an important means of showcasing Ireland's dynamic contemporary culture on an international stage. (Text from

Joy Gerrard (b. 1971, Ireland) lives and works between London and Belfast, and graduated with an MA and MPhil from the Royal College of Art, London. Gerrard is known for multimedia work that investigates different systems of relations between crowds, architecture and the built environment. Her studio practice investigates protest crowds and occupation of urban spaces, archiving media images from the Trump Resistance, Occupy movement, Arab Risings and many more. Exploring the historical and iconographic qualities of these images, her work (re)presents them in detailed pen and ink drawings, and more recently large ink works on canvas. (Text from

Kevin Callaghan is an Irish born artist based in London. Callaghan has a BA from the Crawford College of Art, an MA from the Royal College of Art, and has completed additional courses in ceramic skills from the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland. Callaghan’s artist residencies include the Experimental Sculpture Factory in Jingdezhen, China, and The National Sculpture Factory in Cork. Among his awards, Callaghan has received the Future Makers Award from the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (2013), the Cork City National Sculpture Factory Ceramic Award (2010) and was shortlisted for the Young Masters Prize (2014). Kevin Callaghan’s work investigates ideas and conjectures about Utopian philosophy, science fiction and fantasy. He uses simple universal mathematical structures such as the triangle and square as a point of departure. These are treated in contrasting colours in order to maximize optical dynamism and vibrancy. The geometric structures intertwine, appearing precarious and spontaneous, this dynamic state attempts to question notions of order and chaos. (Text from, for more info see


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