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  • 2021-10-14—2021-10-30

    Laura Ní Fhlaibhín—trailblazer

    Opening reception: 6–8pm Thursday 14th October
    Register a time for the preview here
    Exhibition continues: Friday 15th October – Saturday 30th October
    Gallery open: 12–6pm, Thursday–Saturday


    Associated Event:

    Saturday, 16th October, 12pm - 1.30pm, Carbon and oil: a material based workshop for children.

    Book a ticket here


    Pallas Projects/Studios are pleased to present Laura Ní Fhlaibhín—trailblazer the ninth exhibition of our 2020/21 Artist-Initiated Projects programme.

    A tally of carbon mounts          .

    Falling into lines and columns and sheets
    He-trailblazer- carbon
    vanishing from the miniature curtain rail

    And the wood panelling parted
    For him
    Spirited universe

    Trailblazer swooshing down that tunnel
    Past the polished panels
    into vast brightness that is sweet ecstasy
    trip of wonder and love

          He goes headfirst and on his ass

    Giddy love tunnel whoops
    Arms extending and dancing
    It is purely joy and cuming from now on

    To be spoken with steadfastness and will and determination for parting panels
    love tunnels
    coming cuming


    Dots      .




    Laura Ní Fhlaibhín completed her MFA at Goldsmiths in 2019, graduating with First Class Honours Distinction. She completed her BA at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin in 2013, graduating from the School of Painting and Visual Cultures with a First Class Honours. Recent exhibitions have included 'Conditions', Croydpn, London 2021, ‘In the marl walled court of the Fairyqueen’, Courthouse Arts Centre 2021, ‘Society of Nature’,OnCurating, Zurich 2021, ‘Meet; Gorey School of Art 2021, ‘Gargle’, RAW labs, London, 2020, ’Róisín, silver, rockie’ solo show at Palfrey Space, London 2020, ‘Caol Áit1/2’, 126 Galway 2020, Burren College of Art, Ireland, 2019; Deptford X, London, 2018; Tulca, Galway, 2018; ‘Water jets were used on the four corners of the building’, Newington Art Space, London, 2018; ‘a speech that showed the chair in the middle’, Enclave, London, 2018; ‘Dodecagon’, Space Union, Seoul, 2017; ‘Lamellae’, The Lab, Dublin, 2016. She was the recipient of the Goldsmiths MFA Graduate Almacantar Studio Bursary Award 2019, and Next Generation Bursary, Irish Arts Council 2020. Laura was awarded Arts Council England award, Developing Your Creative Practice, 2021, Visual Arts Bursary Award Irish Arts Council 2021, and Agility Award 2021.

    @lauranifhlaibhin | www.lauranifhlaibhin.com


    Artist-Initiated Projects at Pallas Projects/Studios is an open-submission, annual gallery programme of exhibitions taking place in the context of a gallery space with a dedicated tradition towards the professional development of artists in a peer-led, supportive environment. This unique programme of funded, artist-initiated projects selected via open call is highly accessible to artists, with a focus on early career, emerging artists and recent graduates. Projects are supplemented with artists' talks, texts, workshops or performances, online events and gallery visits by colleges and local schools.

    Engage with the Artist-Initiated Projects programme online: AIP/Pages is a dedicated Artist-Initiated Projects resource – a newly commissioned series of online, interactive artists pages. These artists' pages will afford a unique space for each artist to inhabit, share texts, research, works in progress, and web-specific works, allowing visitors to discover, engage and interact with these exploratory art practices.

    Full Artist-Initiated Projects programme

    Pallas Projects/Studios is funded by The Arts Council



    Accompanying text to 'trailblazer' by Àngels Miralda