Boyle native Naomi Draper has been appointed as Roscommon Arts Centre’s 2021 Curator in Residence. The 2021 programme will consist of five shows, including newly commissioned work from artists Anna Spearman, Mick O’ Hara, Helen Hughes. The programme will be completed by shows from artist Barbara Knežević and the return of internationally renowned photographer Martin Parr.
The 2021 programme will merge the curators research interests around studio and educational practices looking at areas of Play, Materialism, and Craft. Naomi is interested in the potential of relationships between humans and other matter, and the role processes of production plays in this negotiation and transaction. Developing a range of exhibitions and events the programme intends to engage a variety of artistic disciplines and practices including; Installation, Sculpture, Painting, Craft and Making practices.