Interconnected 2022 MTU Arts Office STEAM Award Exhibition

Date
10th Nov 2022 - 1st Dec 2022
Time
10am - 5pm
Cost
Free
Interconnected | 2022 MTU Arts Office STEAM Award Exhibition

 

 

 

The MTU Arts Office STEAM Exhibition Award is presented annually to one or more graduating students from MTU Crawford College of Art & Design who’s work uses or responds to “STEAM” concepts, processes, or materials in insightful and innovative ways.

Interconnected, the MTU Arts Office STEAM Award Exhibition 2022, opens from 10 November at the James Barry Exhibition Centre, MTU Bishopstown Campus.

Featuring artists Bernie Hennessy, Aoife Nolan, and Przemyslaw Richter, the exhibition uses artworks in ceramics, textiles, mixed media, video, and painting to examine human relationships with the environment and each other, how we see and interact with our own biometric data, and the effects of changes to the environment on symbiotic species.

EXHIBITION GUIDE

 

About the selected artists:

Bernie Hennessy

MTU Crawford College of Art & Design, BA Contemporary Applied Art 2022

Artist Statement

As a child I spent a lot of time observing nature, recreating what I saw with pencil and paint. When I started art college, I realised my true calling is towards 3-D work. Using porcelain paper clay and merino fleece, I found myself drawing from nature to create delicate shapes. This evolved into a series of sculptures that evoke an awareness of the fragile relationship between coral and its algae inhabitant; a relationship which can so easily be disturbed by global warming leading to coral bleaching. Combining both materials in my work enables me to enact the story of coral bleaching and in so doing, highlights the threat to this natural wonder. From the drawing board to the final piece, the journey has been exciting and I look forward to further creative sculptures.

 

 

Aoife Nolan

MTU Crawford College of Art & Design, BA Fine Art 2022

Artist Statement

CONNECTION

This work speaks to physical, emotional, intuitive connections.
Inspired by nature and yogic practice, interior and exterior landscapes merge.
Referencing the primal human need for connection and belonging, the pulse of the cosmos resides in reciprocity.
A methodology of research situated within the natural landscape is integral to the creation of this work,
supporting the practice of artist functioning as conduit, between subject and materiality.
Processes used include; exploring copper, a metal found in earth and human tissue, known to conduct energy and said to enhance psychic abilities.
Indexing organic surfaces, rock and grass; a tactile act dissolving the illusion of separation.
The resulting artworks are a translation of emotional, sensory, intuitive, awareness of connection into physical form.

Let's connect Instagram: aoife_nolan_

Aoife Nolan, Image of  Degree Exhibition 2022, Photo by Sean Daly

 

 

Przemyslaw Richter

MTU Crawford College of Art & Design, BA Fine Art 2022

Artist Statement

My work explores the individual genetic patterns that can be seen in human body parts with the support of biometric technology. Scanning parts of the body became an essential part of the 21st century to unlock the personal phone, log in to work, or get access to authorized areas. Everyone has a unique code that cannot be replaced or copied, which has become an individual's key in modern technology.

By using a video of a close-up of an eye and enlarged scanning animations running throughout the room, I want to bring attention to these microscopic patterns and remind the viewer that everyone is individual. The work also revolves around identity and creates an opportunity to compare the microscopic abstract designs in the human body.

Przemyslaw Richter, Installation shot of Degree Exhibition 2022, Photo by Sean Daly
Przemyslaw Richter, Installation shot of Degree Exhibition 2022, Photo by Sean Daly

 

ARTWORK DETAILS

 

 

BERNIE HENNESSEY

  1. Stylophora, 2022. 25cm x 20cm x 10cm, Porcelain paperclay and merino felt. NFS
  1. Agaricia, 2022. 30cm x 16cm x 8cm, Porcelain paperclay and merino felt. NFS.
  1. Diploria, 2022. 25cm x 16cm x 20cm, Porcelain paperclay and merino felt. NFS.
  1. Acropora, 2022. 15cm x 13cm x 13cm, Porcelain paperclay and merino felt. NFS.
  1. Tubastraea 1-5, 2022. 15cm x 15cm x 7cm, Porcelain paperclay and merino felt. NFS.
  1. Montastreaea, 32cm x 15cm x 18cm, Porcelain paperclay and merino felt, 2022. MTU Art Collection.

 

AOIFE NOLAN

  1. Mother’s Skin, 2022. 75cm x 75cm, Soluble graphite, harvested rainwater, silver leaf, copper leaf on 300g Fabriano, €650.
  1. Skin to Skin, 2022. 75cm x 75cm, Soluble graphite, copper leaf on 300g Fabriano, €650.
  1. Searching, 2022. 145cm x 145cm, Beachcombed charcoal, chalk pastel on 300g Fabriano. MTU Art Collection.
  2. Samadhi/Home, 2022. 145cm x 145cm, Copper leaf on 300g Fabriano. MTU Art Collection.

For sales enquiries, please contact the artist directly:

Email aoifenolandesigns@gmail.com

Instagram: aoife_nolan_

 

PRZEMYSLAW RICHTER

  1. Reality, Video, 2022. MTU Art Collection.
  2. Identification I, Digital video, Projection, 2022. MTU Art Collection.
  3. Identification II, Digital video, Projection, 2022. MTU Art Collection.

Instagram: @shamr0ock

Date
Time
10am - 5pm
Cost
Free
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