Wednesday 27 March, 5.30pm.
Located in the RHA Ashford Gallery, artist Cecilia Danell and writer Sue Rainsford will discuss Danell’s process and approach to her work, as well as reflecting upon some of the ideas prevalent within Danell’s research.
As part of the exhibition In a Landscape at RHA Gallery, 15 March – 22 April.
Public Event, All Welcome. Please Book here: eventbrite.ie/…cecilia-dannell-and-sue-rainsford
Cecilia Danell, born 1985, is a Swedish-born, Galway-based artist working with painting, film and installation. Recent exhibitions include: Winter Wanderer (solo) Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, 2019, Futures, Series 3 Episode 2, RHA, 2018, Island Life, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, 2018, Beep Painting Biennial, Swansea, UK, 2018, The Last Wilderness (solo) at Galway Arts Centre, 2017 and The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon, 2017.
She was a 2017 recipient of the Arts Council Next Generation Award and has previously received Arts Council Bursary and Project Awards, the 2011 Wexford Arts Centre Emerging Artist Award and a 2016 residency award at the Nordic Artists Centre Dale, Norway funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Culture. A publication on Danell’s work with an essay by Sue Rainsford was launched in March 2017. Danell’s work is in the collections of the OPW, Kelly’s Resort Hotel, Rosslare, Galway City Council, Wexford County Council and Motala Municipal Council, Sweden.
Sue Rainsford is a fiction and arts writer based in Dublin. A graduate of Trinity College, IADT and Bennington College, she is a recipient of the Arts Council Literature Bursary Award, the VAI/DCC Art Writing Award and a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, and is currently a visual arts writer in residence at the Roscommon Arts Centre. Her debut novel, Follow Me To Ground, was awarded the Kate O’Brien Award and was longlisted for the Republic of Consciousness Award. Follow Me To Ground is forthcoming in the UK with Doubleday as well as in the US with Scribner. With the generous support of the Arts Council, Sue is working on her second novel, Redder Days.
Ashford in Conversation: Cecilia Danell and Sue Rainsford at the RHA