Artist at Liberties Upstairs: Camilla Fanning

As you'll have seen from our last blog post about the Liberties Upstairs launch, we have work on display from a Dublin based artist and print maker Camilla Fanning. We have nine prints on show for the next few weeks and all are available to purchase at excellent prices. The selection that we have includes two beautiful etchings of Scotsman's Bay and a an atmospheric Snowscape.


Scotsman's Bay I &II
Scotsman's Bay I & II


Here's some background information from Camilla's page on the Graphic Studio website:

  Camilla Fanning
Camilla Fanning is an Irish artist based in Dublin. She is a member of the Graphic Studio Dublin. She works primarily as a print maker, with an interest in innovative print techniques and more recently is moving into New Media. She has an on-going interest in life drawing and attends the RHA life sessions. She has attended specialist CPD workshops in Berlin and New York; she has received arts awards and her work is regularly selected for curated open submission exhibitions. She exhibits all over Ireland, is involved in curating art exhibitions and runs occasional specialist art workshops. She had her first solo exhibition of Print in Dublin in December 2011.
 
Snowscape, Whiskey and The Boat
Snowscape, Whiskey and The Boat


Artist's Statement:
I am an Irish artist based in Dublin working primarily as a print maker. My primary medium is etching with an interest in innovative techniques. My practise also includes life drawing, digital animation and sound, and mixed media expanded sculpture. A recurrent theme of my work is collective memory and shared imaginings, often taking the form of landscapes. Recently I have begun to explore the dark side of children's games as they illuminate the real world. My work has been exhibited in New York and Dublin and has been included in several open submission curated exhibitions. I have studied in Dublin, New York and Berlin, and worked in Milan and London. I exhibit my prints regularly in Dublin, as well as contributing Digital works to various crossover contemporary music events. I am a Member of the Graphic Studio Dublin, regularly take part in the RHA Self Directed Life Sessions. I have received arts awards from the Irish Arts Council, and Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council. This year I will be focusing on my own visual research and creative development, and I am working towards an exhibition of etchings in Norway which I hope to visit for research soon.

Past Graphic Studio Gallery Exhibitions:
» 2010 Little Christmas


Awards:
» 2011 DLR Co Co Artist Practice Development Grant
» 2010 DLR Co Co Artist Practice Development Grant
» 2008 Irish Arts Council Travel and Training Award - Research and Workshop at Druckstelle Etching Studio, Berlin.

So if you happen to be in Terenure, just pop in to us to browse our books and to see what exhibition we have on in the shop. We'll be very pleased to see you!