This summer, Roscommon Arts Centre launches a new initiative “Artist on my Green“, a Summer Residency Programme designed to bring 3 artists into 3 local neighbourhoods, housing estates or housing developments in Roscommon. Over a six-week period, one evening a week, a participating artist will set up home in a neighbourhood green space/communal area and make this their pop-up weekly workspace as they engage with the local community. We are now delighted to announce our three Artists and their participating Residents Associations.
Emma Brennan will join Abbeyville Residents Association, Siobhan-Cox Carlos will join The Spinney Residents Association and Sarah Ellen Lundy will join Antogher Court Residents Association.
Emma is an Irish filmmaker, composer and award-winning director. She was filmmaker, composer and creative collaborator on two live multimedia shows in County Roscommon; “At the Abbey” and “At the Castle”. She received an Agility Award in 2021 to create work for her debut video installation exhibition ‘The Faces That We Wear’. She is on the artist panel in Roscommon County Council and is a certified acting tutor from the Gaiety School of Acting and Michael Chekhov Studio Berlin, participating as a drama facilitator on the Artist in Schools Programme 2021-2022. She was awarded a Creative Roscommon grant in 2021 under the project “Youth In The Frame” resulting in the short film “The Secret” being produced. The Secret was selected to screen at the Town Hall Theatre in Galway City as part of the Regional Connaught Finals of FRESH FILM FESTIVAL. During Emma’s Residency with Abbeyville she aims to experience a sense of community and socially engage with the community through a series of specially designed acting and movement workshops exploring creative engagement, improvisation and ensemble work.
Siobhan Cox-Carlos is a contemporary abstract expressionist and an Irish artist based in Co. Roscommon. She is a graduate of the Limerick College of Arts & Design where she was awarded an honours degree in Fine Arts in 2004. Siobhan has had Solo Shows in Solas Art Gallery, Ballinamore, Enniskillen, London, Boyle Arts Festival & Rhode Island. Siobhan will be giving a talk and presentations on Colour at The Tate Modern, London in July 2023. She has been awarded numerous Artists Bursaries and residencies in the Tyrone Guthrie Centre. Siobhan also collaborates with schools, engaging with teachers and pupils to design and paint murals. Siobhan’s work is held in a number of places including Roscommon County Council’s Civic Collection and Holles Street National Maternity Hospital Dublin. During Siobhan’s residency with The Spinney she will introduce participants to her work. She intends to bring art in whatever format works best for the community inspiring them to work with their creative skills.
Sarah Ellen Lundy is an experimental visual artist from Sligo. Her studio practice and pedagogical work both revolve around nature, incorporating flora and fauna into making art & workshop facilitation. She has trained in horticulture at The Organic Centre and holds a certificate in Irish Wildflower I.D. from Sligo I.T. Her work seeks to inspire empathy and interest in the environment through creative engagement. Sarah Ellen intends to introduce the community of Antogher Court to her practice which though primarily visual also encompasses sound art, performance & film; a primary concern will be exploring the potential to become more aware of the local plants & animals in the vicinity through introduction to preserved Taxidermy & herbarium specimens.