Niamh McGuiness

Artist Bio

Niamh McGuinness is an Irish artist originally from the Burren, Co.Clare. She is currently living and working in Cork city. Her education includes a BA Honours in Sculpture and Combined Media from Limerick School of Art and Design and a Master of Letters in Fine Art Drawing from Glasgow School of Art and Design. She was awarded the Agility Award by the Arts Council of Ireland in 2022 and 2023 and won the Screaming Pope Prize at KFest Arts Festival in June of 2022. Her most recent work has been displayed in Saint Peters Church in Cork and Gallery 126 in Galway.

Artist Statement

I am a visual artist from Clare currently living and working in Cork city. My practice stems from a lifelong infatuation with textiles, cloth and material processes.  Informed by the beauty and isolation of growing up in the Burren I aim to use heritage as an exercise in empathy. I am particularly interested in rituals, the land and the domestic and how these relate to the body, the self, the collective and the psyche.  I combine objects made with traditional and self developed textile techniques with found and living materials to create sculptures and installations that explore inner landscapes.



Membership: Backwater Artist Network
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