MTU Crawford College of Art & Design Tutor exhibiting at Studio12 , Backwater Arts Group Studios

06 April 2021
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Below, and Time Between is a collaboration between artist MTU tutor Fiona Kelly, and Carol Anne Connolly

Below, and Time Between

We live on a restless Earth. To think in deep time can be a method of reimagining our problematic present; countermanding its hasty alterations and instabilities with older, slower stories of making and unmaking. An awareness of deep time brings us to consider our historical legacy, what we are leaving behind for the aeons and for the beings that will follow us.

Below, and Time Between is an interplay of two practices meeting through an installation by artists Carol Anne Connolly and Fiona Kelly. Dealing with unfolding landscapes and methods of mapping, their work considers geological and political themes within the contemporary narrative of land use and deep time.


For full project details and images click HERE!


Video podcast recorded 23 March 2021 featuring the artists
Carol Anne Connolly and Fiona Kelly in conversation with arts writer and curator Sarah Kelleher

Below, and Time Between from Backwater Artists Group on Vimeo

This event forms part of the online exhibition Carol Anne Connolly & Fiona Kelly | Below, and Time Between, installed behind closed doors in the Studio 12 exhibition/project space, 1st Floor Backwater Artists Group, Wandesford Quay, Cork and viewable online from 22 March, 2021.


Artist statement and Biography

Fiona Kelly makes sculptural objects and printed matter with the aid of her foraged, everexpanding archive of waste. This archive holds a compendium of debris; its natural and manmade constituents are altered and arranged to narrate human interactions with land and the relentlessness of time. Kelly holds a MA from the Crawford College of Art and was awarded a 1:1 for her research thesis and accompanying exhibition The Distillation of Dust (2015)


Carol Anne Connolly is a visual artist from the West of Ireland, based in Co. Cork. She is a graduate of the National College of Art and Design, Dublin and the Huston School of Film and Digital Media, NUI Galway. Connolly’s visual art practice is primarily concerned with cultural and social ideas that relate to place’ in contemporary society. She draws from a variety of media, strategies and techniques to create work that is often driven by site-specific enquiry, historical research and community engagement. In considering landscape as a reflection of our relationship and attitude towards nature, Connolly, through an artistic lens seeks to investigate, represent or re-imagine contemporary ideas that relate to our environs. 


For more details on this and other projects as part of The Human Animal series see

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