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Tara Keegan

Born Brisbane, Australia

keegan.tara@gmail.com

 

 

Education                                    

2017-2018  Master of Arts in Art & Design: Social Practice & the Creative Environment  (First Class honours) Limerick School of Art and Design, Ireland.     

2013- 2017   Bachelor of Art in Fine Art: Sculpture and Combined Media (First Class Honours) Limerick School of Art and Design, Ireland.                                                                          

Previous Study

2006—2008 Psychology, Counselling & Psychotherapy, (Level 8) National Counselling Institute Of Ireland Castletroy Limerick Ireland

 

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions/ Projects

Jan 2023/24 the Femina Project (M.A.F.M) Menopause Art Feminine Me. Visual Arts & Participatory Arts Project   (Arts Council Funded)

Jan - Mar 2022/23 WE WILL MEET YOU ALL, Co. Clare

Solo Exhibition/Community Collaboration. Exhibited Feb 2023 Lenas , Mountshannon Arts Co. Clare

(Arts Council Funded)

 

Permanent Collections / Work in Situ

 June 2017 Benches for Europe Strasbourg France

 

The Benches for Europe project , selected by members of the Association SPE, partners and investors from the worlds of design and art in Strasbourg, France.  Irish representative http://www.europeinitiative.eu/fr/projets/bancs-pour-l-europe

Group Shows

Feb 2024    Artlink Buncrana Donegal Ireland On the Inside 

Jan 2019     Process 126 Artist Run Gallery Galway Ireland, “Woman”   2016

April 2018   Scariff Library Gallery Co. Clare, “Populace”  2018

Oct 2017     Imagine Arts festival, Waterford Ireland, “Intramural “2017

June 2017   Degree show, Limerick School of Art & Design Ireland

Sept 2017   Plinth III, Sailors Home, O' Curry St. Limerick, “On the Inside” 2017

June 2016   K-Fest Kilorglin Co. Kerry “Woman" 2016

May 2016   Knocklong 1916 Commemoration, Co. Limerick   "Woman" 2016

April 2016   Scarlet Poiesis, Former Presentation Sexton Street Limerick “Woman” 2016

Sep 2015    Limerick 2020 Performance and Installation, Peoples Park Limerick Ireland

June 2015   Horse outside Project, Peoples Park, Limerick Ireland              

May 2015   Inflatable Sculpture Festival Hunt Museum Limerick Ireland

April 2015   A mass communication, the angelus/ relics LSAD Gallery Limerick Ireland

 

 

ARTS TRAILS

Sept 2024 – Electric Picnic Festival Republic Co. Laois – On the Inside, Large Scale installation (Ireland) (forthcoming)

Aug 2024 All Together Now Waterford, the Greencrafts Village- “On the Inside” (Ireland) (forthcoming)

 

Sept 2023 – Electric Picnic Festival Republic Co. Laois – On the Inside, Large Scale installation (Ireland)

August 2023- All Together Now Waterford, the Greencrafts Village- On the Inside (Ireland)

June 2023- Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts - On the Inside Installation         Greenfields, (UK)

Sept 2022   Electric Picnic Festival Republic Co. Laois- On the Inside- Large Scale installation (Ireland)

August 2022 All Together Now Waterford, POD Creative Giants & the Greencrafts Village,                 On the Inside two large scale Installations. (Ireland)

Sept 2019   Electric Picnic Festival Republic Co. Laois – INTRAMURAL installation (Ireland)

Sept 2019   Interactive Art Piece, 3 day drawing workshops Global Green, Electric Picnic Co. Laois (Ireland)

Aug 2019    All together Now Waterford l, Green Craft Village, Intramural installation (Ireland)

Sept 2018   Electric Picnic, Festival Republic Co. Laois – Intramural installation (Ireland)

Sept 2017   Electric Picnic Co. Laois Ireland Art installation

Sept 2016   Electric Picnic Co. Laois Ireland Art installation

Sep 2016   Trailer Park, Electric Picnic Co. Laois Ireland

July 2016    Waterways Ireland Harbour Festival, Scarriff Co. Clare Ireland

Aug  2015   Scarriff Harbour Festival, Co. Clare, Ireland,  Soft Sculpture Installation

 

Workshops

May  2020  Online digital media workshop with Micheal Fortune

Mar  2017  Electro acoustics strategies (2 days) arduino with Ed Devane                                     

 

Feb 2016   Performance workshop ( 2 days ) with Amanda Coogan

Jan  2015   Performance workshop ( 3 days ) with Alistor McLennon

 

Memberships & Affiliations

Current Member of the VAI (Visual Artists Ireland), Ormston House Limerick, 126 Artist Run Gallery, Galway. Clare Arts Office, Artist in Schools Programme 2020- 2026. TUS (Limerick School of Art & Design).

 

 

 

Professional Experience & Social Art Practice

2024 (Date tbc) The Courthouse Gallery Ennistymon  Co Clare The Femina Project Workshops(forthcoming)

Jan -2023/24- The Femina Project M.A.F.M (Menopause Art Feminine Me) The Femina Project M.A.F.M is a new research project that investigates menopause in Ireland. Explored through fine art, feminism, symbolism, science, philosophy and psychological tools to re imagine the way we both experience & describe menopause. This project depicts the lived experience of menopause through memories, diversity of experience enforced and natural, silence, the un-empowered, and the social and cultural history that determines the reactions to menopause and confronts our corporeal reality as women. (On-going research project interwoven with my visual arts practice/studio work)

Jan - Mar 2022/23 WE WILL MEET YOU ALL, Co. Clare Solo Exhibition/Community Collaboration (Arts Council Funded)

Jan - March 2020, Artist Residency Iniscealtra Mountshannon Co. Clare. Process based interdisciplinary textile art based project collaborating with students & teachers.

Dec - 2019- Nov 2020 ART SPACE,  East Clare Community Co-op Co.Clare - Community Integration Projects- Supported by the Department of Justice & Equality - Artist led community contemporary art making space.

Dec- 2019 Belonging Meet & Eat Day Community Integration, Funded by the Ann McGinney Trust Fund Northern Ireland. A Collaboration of stories, recipe’s, songs, poems and images

Sept- 2019 Interactive Public Art Piece Global Green EP Stradbally Co. Laois , Interactive Public Art piece- 3 day workshop

​May- July 2019 Ethnic Recipe Cafe, The ethic recipe café used food as a way to activate a space, create conversations, and nurture. Facilitating knowledge sharing, experimenting with innovative sustainable practices, to communicate, think, work, live, and share together. Recipe books & Cook books are remarkably social texts, broadly and closely reflective of big ideas and standards of practice within private and yet performative spaces.

Sept 2018  An introduction to Body Movement Global Green EP Stradbally Co. Laois, Body Movement two day workshop – The public were invited to participate in serious of movements and collaborations.

​Jan - April 2018 Creative Transition 3 Month Artist Residency Scariff Community College Co. Clare

 

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