Brian Loughran is a Galway based visual artist, graduating from LCAD in 1995. Loughran explores notions of memory and identity in his work, often using the mediums of object installation and performance art. Brian has received grants from the Arts Council of Ireland, and has performed and exhibited in Unit 1, Dublin, Platform Arts, Belfast, 2009, ‘Weather permitting’, Galway, Driocht, Dublin, and RAP, Limerick. For 'The Shed' exhibition, Loughran presents two new works, 'Prey' and 'Guillotine'. Both works play on the viewer's sense of anticipation and expectation. 'Guillotine' alludes to the seduction of dangerous close encounters and the notion of being close to the edge of a perilous situation. 'Prey' evokes a sense of frustration and endless empathy as the work is futile in its nature.
Kate Howard aims to examine the various spatial and architectural features of the exhibition space. By the means of nominal site-specific intervention, seizing an existing situation and exposing the essence of the materials employed.Howard is primarily concerned with instability and alterability, with construction and decay. She hopes to create new environments that reveal the essence and unpredictability of the materials themselves. Through employing and manipulating functional everyday materials and re-configuring their potential. Interventions produced on site, objects become spatial structures. Kate Howard is a contemporary visual artist and arts organizer based in Galway. In 2010 she completed her MA in Arts Policy and Practice through the Huston School of Film and Digital Media at the National University of Ireland, Galway. She holds degrees in Fine Art from Sligo IT (2000) and GMIT (2009).
Image: Eimearjean McCormack
The Shed, Middle Pier, The Docks, Galway
Facilitated by the generous support of the Galway Harbour Company and the Galway City Arts Office, The Shed is a large 4,000 square foot warehouse space located on the middle pier of the Galway Docks. The space will be used for the duration of 2012 and into 2013 for a wide variety of projects and exhibitions, all instigated by local artists affiliated with Adapt Galway's organisations. Adapt hopes that by doing so, it will provide a unique platform for local artists to showcase their talents at a local and national level. Adapt also hopes to highlight the great potential of such vacant spaces around the city and how they could be used in the future.