In the run up to'Young Gunn' at Candid Arts Trust my house is in Chaos, I'm spending hours website building,varnishing and looking for stuff I've mislaid and I'm late sending out my first batch of invitations! So the usual pre solo show panic most artists will identify with! here's an image of a Chinese pleasure boat back in the 19th century - the kind of thing that I find moving in a way I can't quite understand....I could do with a few days lounging on a sampan right now...
Age of Exploration , solo exhibition, will be held at Candid Arts Trust, London from 6-17 November. Curated by Emily De Wolfe Petit the show will feature 2D, 3D and interactive multi media work.
Odyssey: Explorations a multi media artwork which Fion has created for Liverpool’s Royal Albert Dock will be showcased on 23 August with the support of Tate Liverpool and Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool.
Fion who became an associate of Tate Exchange Liverpool early this year was awarded a grant for a project Odyssey: Explorations, hosted there, by Arts Council England. The project encompasses the creation of a multimedia artwork to animate the Royal Albert Dock along with community and public workshops which took place during her residency at Tate Exchange Liverpool. the partners included National Maritime Museum, FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), Liverpool Irish Centre and Pagoda Arts Centre and Sunnyhill Children’s Centre (Lambeth).
I would like to pay tribute to the expert training and support I have received for my VR/AR work from artist Sean Rodrigo.
Fion has been confirmed as an associate of Tate Exchange Liverpool and has been awarded a grant by Arts Council England for Odyssey: Explorations. This project encompasses the creation of a multimedia artwork to animate the Royal Albert Dock along with community and public workshops carried out during her residency at Tate Exchange Liverpool with Tate, Museum of Liverpool and other local partners.
Fion was awarded a grant from Dublin City Council, Asia Pacific Fund (via Embassy of Ireland Beijing) and Culture Ireland. for Odyssey: The Return a exhibition at Dong Yue Art Museum and presentations at The Bookworm, Beijing Foreign Studies University and Embassy of Ireland. The project celebrated the Beijing-Dublin twinning programme and the artists responded to James Joyce's Ulysses in their work. Huang Du the celebrated Chinese curator wrote the curatorial essay for the exhibition - a film of his speech at Dong Yue Art Museum can be watched at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIQmSc7trwk&t=9s