Elayne O’Connor

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Elayne’s work is a representation of the cycle of life. Nature and life always leave evidence of their presence, and it is this aspect of leaving a trace through the passage of time that finds expression in her work. From a young age she has always had a great interest in nature and to this day, it’s still a huge influence on her thoughts and artwork.

In this modern world, we can all see how much our actions have an impact on our environment and how much of a responsibility we have on its future. Elayne’s body of work is a visual exploration of the fragility and exploitation of nature.

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Exhibitions

2018

  • Birr Vintage Art Festival – Birr, Offaly
  • Listowel Visual Art Festival – Listowel, Kerry
  • K-Fest Music & The Arts –  Killorglin, Kerry [Group]

2017

  • K-Fest Music & The Arts –  Killorglin, Kerry [Group]
  • Writers Week – Instillation – Garvey’s Super Valu, Listowel, Kerry.

2016

  • Draw 2016 – Backwater Artists Group, Cork [Group]
  • Writers Week – Instillation – Garvey’s Super Valu, Listowel, Kerry
  • Listowel Harvest Festival – Instillation – Garvey’s Super Valu, Listowel, Kerry

2015/14

  • Royal Ulster Academy 136th – Ulster Museum, Botanic Gardens, Belfast [Group]

2013

  • CASe 13 – Lavit Gallery – Cork. [Group]
  • The Lavit Gallery @ The Boole Library, UCC, Cork [Group]

2011

  • Colourful Spirits – St Johns, Listowel, Kerry [Group]
  • Below 456 – Lavit Gallery – Cork. [Group]
  • CASe 11 – Lavit Gallery – Cork. [Group]

2010

  • Cruciverbal – The Space, No.7, South Mall, Cork [Group]
  • Backwater Twenty 10 – Crawford Art Gallery, Emmett Place, Cork [Group]

2009

  • “Stand and Stare” – Backwater Artists’ Studios, Wandesford Quay, Cork
  • Registrar’s Prize Winner Exhibition – “Have You Lost Your Way?” Part 2 – James Barry Exhibition Centre, CIT, Cork
  • “Have You Lost Your Way?” Part 1 – St. Johns Theatre, Listowel, Kerry
  • “Keystones” Collection of 40 Cork Based Artists – The Bodega, St. Peter’s Market, Cornmarket St, Cork
  • Buckley Gallery – Clonakillity, Cork
  • Group Show -Boardwalk, Cork

2008

  • Cork Arts Society – Student of The Year – “Fallen Heros” The Lavit Gallery, Cork
  • Christmas Show – Lavit Gallery, Cork
  • Christmas Show – Carlin Gallery, Carlingford, Louth
  • Registrar’s Prize Winners – CIT School of Music, Cork
  • Soup – 4th Year Honors Degree Exhibition – Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork

2007

  • ACAC – Degree Show CCAD – ESB Buildings, Cork
  • Fledglings – Diploma & Degree Student of CCAD – The Lavit Gallery, Cork

2006

  • Part 1 – 3rd Year CCAD – James Barry Centre, CIT, Cork.

Talks

  • Backwater Open Studios – Artist talk 2008 – Cork
  • Life Long Learning Festival – CIT 2009 – Cork
  • Birr Community School – 2009 – Offaly

Awards

  • Shortlisted for The Golden Fleece Award 2010
  • Cork Arts Society – Student of The Year Award 2007/08
  • Eli Lily – Purchase Prize
  • Office of Public Works – Purchase Prize
  • UCC – Purchase Prize
  • CIT – Registrar’s Prize
  • Belmont Mills Art Studios Bursary 2009
  • Backwater Artists Group Bursary 2008/09

Collections

  • Cork Institute of technology
  • University College Cork
  • Eli Lily Cork
  • OPW
  • Cork County Council
  • St Stephen’s Psychiatric Hospital – Glanmire, Cork

Residencies

  • Performing Arts Forum – PAF – St Erme, France
  • Belmont Mills Art Studios – Offaly

Contacts

Eltoss.art@gmail.com

(+353)86 34 19 0 12