Inge Van Doorslaer

“My Art practice is a work in progress, an ongoing rethinking, and repositioning of various patterns, which by their nature turn back on themselves and start again. I work across various mediums, often informed by my background in Design. I like to find, collect, use and re-use a variety of materials, techniques and found objects. I consider, investigate, and select, becoming involved and absorbed in focusing on details, gathering and connecting different elements, which gradually settle into place. I enjoy that particular state of becoming totally distracted in following the sense of an idea, how it circles around and evolves into something more substantial. The intention is most often to allow for a certain quiet presence to emerge.”

Inge Van Doorslaer is a visual artist based in Cork City. She holds a Masters in Art and Design Education from Limerick College of Art and Design (2016), a Masters of Fine Art Sculpture (Hon) from Edinburgh College of Art (1999) and an Honours Diploma in Woven Textile Design from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin (1986). Awards include Arts Council Visual Arts Bursaries (2001, 2003) and Travel Award (2000), a John Kinross Scholarship from Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh (1999). Residencies include Art House, Temple Bar, Dublin 2002, Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada 2000, Triskel Arts Centre 1995, and Mount Temple School, Arts Council Education Project, 1987. Exhibitions include: REV II, Group Show, Masters of Arts Exhibition, Limerick, 2015; Soundshapes, Group Show, GMIT, Galway Arts Festival, 2003; Random Tumbling Potential Solo Show, Crawford Art Gallery, 2003; Zone, Group Show, Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, 2002; Re-view, Solo show, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin, 2002; Soft landing, Solo show, Sligo Art Gallery, 2001.  

Inge has worked as a freelance Artist Facilitator with the Crawford Art Gallery since 2014. Working on various projects including an Intergenerational Collaborative Art Project, a Community Textiles Project with Women in Direct Provision and also Art Sessions with older Residents in St Finbarr’s Hospital. Most recently she has been collaborating with Artist Gillian Cussen filming Art sessions for the Crawford Art Gallery’s Londradh programme. She was a leading Artist with BEAG, a practice-based Early Years Arts Project facilitated by Graffiti Theatre Company and has worked a various Early Arts collaborative projects. She is a Fellow member of Cork Printmakers.