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Cliodhna Timoney


Eaglais Naomh Colmcille, Slí Cholmcille, Leac na Cumha,Gartán,   Dún na nGall, 2020


Limelight
Public sculpture
Water Treatment Plant
30th July - 29th August


Limelight is titled after a nightclub in Glenties, Co.Donegal that the artist Cliodhna Timoney frequented as a teenager. Utilizing the motif of a community shrine or grotto, Timoney utilizes this archetype of residual culture to reflect on our past and future collective spaces. Cliodhna Timoney’s work investigates various subjects such as place, memory, folklore, rural and vernacular culture, performativity and the nonhuman. Particular sites of interest include the dancefloors of rural nightclubs and the backroads of the Northwest and their ability to mobilize collective escapism within them. Timoney is interested in specific sites as ‘stagings’ and arenas for performing, and the potential for these places to enact intimacy, drama or excess.

The public are welcomed to utilize this public sculpture as they see fit, feel free to leave a trace of your visit or use it as a meeting point with friends.


Biography


Cliodhna Timoney is a visual artist from Donegal. Her practice encompasses image-making, sculpture, installation, video and sound. Timoney graduated from Visual Arts Practice, IADT Dun Laoghaire in 2015 and the MFA in Fine Art Sculpture from The Slade School of Fine Art, London in 2020.

Recent exhibitions include Tatty Green Lampshade, solo exhibition, Eight Gallery Dublin, 2018, Time after Time, two person exhibition with Paddy Joe Rickard, 126 Artist-Run Gallery, 2018, The Last Great Album of the Decade, The Lab, Dublin, 2019 and The Slade School of Fine Art Degree Showcase, Online, 2020.

Timoney was recently awarded The Felix Slade Scholarship 2018-2020, The Claire Winsten Memorial Award 2020 and The International Atlantic Residency Exchange Award 2021. She is currently a resident with The Fire Station Artists’ Studios Dublin through the FSAS Residential Award 2021-2023.


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