Lisa Appointed Kerry County Council’s First Visual Artist In Residence

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Lisa Fingleton

LISA Fingleton is Kerry County Council’s first Visual Artist in Residence. The residency is funded by Creative Ireland with support from Kerry’s Arts Office.

Lisa is no stranger to working with the Arts Office, having been Filmmaker in Residence from 2006-2008 and in 2015, on her Municipal District Project “The Swimming Flagstone” in Lixnaw in 2019, as well as showcasing her work at the Kerry Visual Artists Showcase, facilitating drawing workshops at festivals and being awarded various arts bursaries, over the years.

As part of her residency, Lisa would like to work with the people of Kerry to explore the cross sections between creativity and issues, such as climate action and biodiversity, helping them to connect with the world around them.

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Lisa says; “In the past artists painted often very idealised landscapes. What this global pandemic has shown us is our vulnerability, but also our capacity to adapt to unprecedented change and now we are being called to re-explore our relationship with nature and how we represent her.”

Lisa will commence her residency in mid-April and any individuals, artists, groups and schools interested in mentoring and being part of these projects should contact the Arts Office on arts@kerrycoco.ie / 066 7183541 for further information.

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