Our writer in residence programme continues into 2018 where writer & researcher Sue Rainsford will join our 2017 resident Joanne Laws to expand the scope of writing about selected projects and exhibitions from our visual art programme. The writings will be available at Roscommon Arts Centre and online as they are published.
Joanne Laws is an arts writer, editor and researcher based in county Roscommon. She has recently been appointed Features Editor of the Visual Artists’ News Sheet and is a member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) along with being a regular contributor to international arts publications including Art Monthly and Frieze.
Sue Rainsford’s practice is concerned with hybrid, lyric and embodied texts, explicit fusions of critical and corporeal enquiry, as well as with experiences that alter our understanding of flesh. A graduate of Trinity College and IADT, in January 2017 she completed her MFA in Writing & Literature at Bennington College, Vermont. She is currently in residence at IMMA as part of Freud Project 2016-2021, collaborating with Bridget O’Gorman to respond to Lucian Freud’s assertion ‘I want the paint to feel like flesh.’
Click the links below to read Joanne’s writings on Dara McGrath’s exhibition ‘Project Cleansweep’, Naomi Draper’s RVAF Award winning exhibition ‘Florilegium’ & Anna Macleod’s ‘Lough Key: A Portrait.’