RESIDENT artist with the Arthouse in Stradbally, Cóilín Rush has recently announced a new exhibition. It will include works and documented interactions that have constituted his residence at the Arthouse over the course of this last year.
“I have worked with three groups at various times and been thoroughly engaged by the activities we have undertaken.
“My principal focus has been in working weekly with members of the local community in all aspects of art and lately in the construction of a final sculptural piece that has explained itself to me in a series of gradual coincidences.
“This piece requires quite an explanation and the story of its manifestation will form the primary part of my residential experience”, said Cóilín.
Cóilín also worked with an oil painting group weekly and said that he has been so impressed with the progress that they have made in their own works that I elected to include some amongst the exhibitions.
This includes other artistic formats such as the video work he has been involved in with Stradbally Youth Theatre.
“I am delighted to say they proved to be most accomodating in faciltating me.
“The short works and exercises we engaged in have improved my understanding of the medium immensly.
“This exhibition will be something of a document of my experience through the different engagements I have made and should speak of my process amongst vastly differentmedia”.
Cóilín Rush is an artist who works in visual mediums including painting, photography and video. He has lived and worked in Dublin since graduating with a BA in Fine Art paint from NCAD in 1999.
In 2009 he completed an MA in digital media and broadened his practice to include video work. Residencies and exhibitions have provided opportunities for extensive travel and periods of time spent abroad.