Carol Anne Connolly
Carol Anne Connolly's work examines the development of current cultural, civic and social ideas relating to place. She employs a variety of mediums, strategies and techniques to produce work that reimagines or represents ideas pertaining to contemporary landscapes and environments. Her approach to making work develops into interdisciplinary, socially engaged and collaborative projects and has involved working with diverse communities and individuals ranging from ghost estate residents, physicists, NGOs, farmers, copyright law academics to skratch musicians.
Recent projects include Gather, Solo Project, Alter/Rurality3 Conference, Connemara, Nad r na Teanga/The Nature of Language; Solo Show, LHQ Gallery, County Library Headquarters, Cork, Seachange; TULCA Festival of Visual Art, Galway, Planting a Seed; Percent for Art Commission in collaboration with Augustine O'Donoghue, Co. Limerick, The More Closely You Look at the World, the More Distant it Becomes, solo show at The Black Mariah Gallery, Triskel Art Centre, Cork, Festival Interceltique de Lorient; Group Show, France, For I is Someone Else; solo project at Pallas Projects, Dublin and WerkStadt Kulturverein e.V, Berlin.
Connolly graduated from the National College of Art and Design with an Honours Degree in Fine Art Sculpture (2006) and was awarded an MA in Arts Policy and Practice through the Huston School of Film and Digital Media at the National University of Ireland, Galway (2011).