Artists Talk—Austin Hearne & Michelle Hall

Time: 2pm Saturday 28th April

Venue: Pallas Projects/Studios

No booking required – all welcome

Join Austin Hearne in conversation with Michelle Hall as they discuss Hearne's new exhibition Remains, the second exhibition of our Artist-Initiated Projects programme.

Austin Hearne’s practice is rooted in photography wherein he explores its possibilities to produce installations, objects and performances that expand the limits of the photograph and indeed the medium. Hearne’s research stems from an analysis of the surfaces, iconography and politics of the Catholic Church. The majesty and misery of this institution’s past and present dwells in the exhibition, with Hearne presenting photographs as interior decor and furniture.

Austin Hearne completed his MFA in NCAD in 2016. His most recent exhibitions include Pull The Rug Out From Under The Carpet at The Kilkenny Arts Festival in 2016 with a review in billionjournal.com, the Royal Ulster Academy annual exhibition, The Waiting Room at ArtBox Gallery, peripheriesOPEN 2017 at the Gorey School of Art and two group shows at Solomon Fine Art. He has performed at Room and Livestock. His photobook Butty was included in the Dublin Art Book Fair 2017 at TBG+S. His work is held in private collections across Europe, Ireland and the USA.

Michelle Hall is an interdisciplinary artist and writer. Throughout her practice she uses details, textures, words and objects to create works that examine modes of behaviour and thought. She graduated from the MA Art in the Contemporary World programme at NCAD in 2016 and completed her BA Fine Art at DIT Portland Row in 2007. In 2017 Hall received the StartPoint Prize and was awarded an upcoming residency in Prague and exhibition at Berlinskej Model. In late 2018 she will travel to Berlin on residency at Kunstlerhaus Bethanien. Hall was awarded the Arts Council Film Bursary 2017 and the Dublin City Council Tyrone Guthrie Residency 2017. Her practice has been generously supported by the Fingal Arts Office Artists' Support Scheme 2014 – 2017. Hall is currently based at the RHA School having been awarded the Fingal Arts Studio Award 2018.