In Conversation | Nicola Sheehan & Sarah Foster
Join us for a conversation with Nicola Sheehan, artist, and Sarah Foster, Historian and Lecturer at MTU Crawford College of Art & Design. The talk coincides with Nicola’s exhibition Dear Little Box.
Exhibition Open 3rd- 31st March, Tues-Fri, 10am-5pm in Studio 12, Backwater Artists Group, Wandesford Quay, Cork.
For more info on Dear Little Box click here.
Sarah Foster is an educator, historian, critic and curator who lectures in the history and theory of visual culture across the Contemporary Applied Art and Fine Art programmes. Her primary research concerns the histories of making, retailing and consuming and her teaching encompasses design history, art history and contemporary themes within visual culture. A history graduate, Sarah worked in fine art and film, then gained an M.A. in design history at the Royal College of Art, London; while there, she co-founded Things, an acclaimed new design history journal, and worked at the V&A Museum. Sarah has lectured widely, and written for a broad range of scholarly publications, on the histories of shopping, the domestic interior, and identity. She also consults for the National Museum and the Department of Education, and peer reviews books and journal articles for academic publishers in the UK and USA, as well as Ireland.
Nicola Sheehan is a visual artist based in Cork, Ireland. She received a First Class Honours BA in Fine Art in 2021 from MTU Crawford College of Art & Design. She works primarily with expanded printmaking techniques, utilising a combination of both digital and analogue processes. At present, she is completing a research project on Gestetner duplicators funded by the Valerie Gleeson Development Bursary. Other awards include the Limerick Printmakers Award 2022, Cork City Council Purchase Prize, Tyndall Printmaking Prize, MTU Purchase Prize. Recent exhibitions include PULSE, Limerick City Gallery of Art, State of Print, IMPACT 12 and unbound, Bristol City Hall.