“Often the starting point for a work for me will be a found image. Over time I collect a series of images that at some point will begin a narrative that is meaningful to me. The urge to combine these images and re-imagine them brings them to life in a way that is more present than the images in their original form. In this act of remembrance I feel like I am archiving a new past for them and in some cases a more pleasant alternative.” Mary Galvin, 2020.
Mary Galvin holds an MA by Research in Fine Art (2012) and a B.A. (Hons) in Fine Art with Distinction (2009), both from CIT Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork. In 2005 she was nominated for the City and Guilds Gold Medal Award in Ceramic Design. Her work is in the collections of CIT and the CETB Student Collection as well as in private collections in Ireland, UK, France and USA. Mary currently works, as an Art Facilitator with Young Adults who have special needs and also with the Crawford Gallery. In the past she has worked with Cork City Council on several art related projects.