IADT and Pallas Projects are delighted to announce recent IADT graduate Anna Stuart as the winner of this year’s IADT/Pallas Projects Mentorship Award. This Mentorship Award recognises skills in exhibition administration, communications, organisation, project management and teamwork. It is awarded each year to the IADT BA (Hons) Art student who has made the most significant contribution to the coordination and organisation of student exhibitions.
Anna will be the recipient of a stipend and three mentoring sessions with Pallas Projects, to be completed during the six months following her Graduation.
Anna Stuart is a visual artist currently based in Dublin, having graduated with First Class Honours from the BA Art programme at IADT, Dun Laoghaire. Encompassing a variety of media, her practice explores a philosophy where parameters rather than outcomes are set for works. Often being described as scenarios, her works evolve together with their environment and offer a visual investigation into time, phenomena and the potential chain of actions and unknown reactions that occur when living systems come into contact. This methodology has taken many forms, including the exploration of the alchemic qualities of minerals such as salt, as well as the fabrication of a non-digital, experiential helmet. Inspired by the everyday coexistence between the human and non-human environment, Anna’s practice is driven by her fascination with time and a desire to explore new areas of art making as a way of observing and engaging with the world. Through a combination of chance and circumstance, environments reform – existing on the periphery of this world and another.
Anna has exhibited work both in Ireland and abroad, exhibiting in solo show Entropy (2021) at Tasku Gallery, Helsinki as well as taking part in group shows ; OnShow (IADT, 2022), Propositions (IADT, 2022), Peripheries in Parallax (Aalto University, 2021) and Tuntemattomat, (University of the Arts, Helsinki, 2020). Currently Anna is a studio member at Ormond Art Studios.
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