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Bare Root, Group Show, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford County Council, 23rd October - 1st December 2017 
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Marbel House Project Residency, October 2017.
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'Pathway' a collaborative art commission between artists Catherine Fanning, Brigitta Varadi  and residents of Nazareth Village, September 2016- July 2017.The commission is funded by the Per Cent for Art Scheme, managed and administered by Sligo County Council Arts Office in partnership with Nazareth Housing Association. Opening Reception: Wednesday, 19th July 2017, 2-3pm, Nazareth Village, Church Hill, Sligo
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'Jelölés | Marking' Solo Show, Budapest GalleryHungary, April 25th June 4th 2017
curated by Szegedy-Maszák Zsuzsanna & Török Tamás, 

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ArtSlant Prize 2016 Grand Prize winner.

Essay, Marking Memory by Andrea Alessi.
ArtSlant prize winners Exhibition, Spring Break Art Show, NY. February 28th – March 6th, 2017.

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'Currently 80' Curated by John Yau,
Sculpture Guild, Westbeth, NY. Februar 5th-24th 2017

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Public Art Commission, Per Cent for Art Scheme, Sligo County Council in partnership with Nazareth Housing Association. In Collaboration with Artist Catherine Fanning

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VISUAL ARTISTS IN PRISON SCHEME AWARD, Castlerea Prison, Co.Roscommon Ireland, December 2016. The Award is co-funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and the Department of Justice, Equality and Reform and administered by the Prison Education Service. 

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'What if we got it wrong' curated by Nora Hickey M’Sichili, Traveling Exhibition 
West Cork Arts Centre, 29.10-13.12.2016
Leitrim Sculpture Centre, 16.09-16.10.2016
Wexford Arts Centre, 10.06-29.07.2016
F.E.McWilliam Gallery, N.I. 12.02-16.04. 2016
Centre Culturel Irlandais, 25.09-4.11 2015 
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Talk About Fracking - Art for Social Change

 

The project was born out of the TRADE residency program, run  jointly by Leitrim and Roscommon County Council. The concept behind TRADE is for a free-flow of ideas and opportunities for local artists to engage internationally, as well as international artists to participate locally. The invited artist to lead the residency was David Michalek, New York based artist, his most recent work includes Portraits in Dramatic Time and Slow Dancing. The selected four resident artists worked with David Michalek over a 9 month period. 

The residency grew into a project ‘Talk about fracking’ to voice the current concern of the local people and to raise the issue of hydraulic fracturing (fracking).

David Michalek took over 80 portraits of people, from counties Leitrim, Sligo, Roscommon, Longford and Dublin. The posteres and postcrads were created in collaboration with the resident artists and the community.

The work created during the residency was exhibited during the TRADE Symposium  in Carrick on Shannon which was opened by Professor Declan McGonagle, director of the National College of Art and Design, who spoke about the responsibility of the artist in this regard (Art for Social Change) verbalising a stimulating inquiry into the social function of art itself. The exhibition included both campaign material and individual artistic interpretations of the subject.

JOANNE LAWS REPORTS ON THE TRADE SEMINAR, 2ND & 3RD DECEMBER, 2011,

Ruth McHugh Profiles ‘Trade: Artists in Conversation’ Seminar 

 

Video by Brigitta Varadi in collaboration with Abbi (9) and Leah (12)Sweeney, Dr Aedin McLoughlin and Janice Daly. 

Links to some of the national and international organizations using the video on their site for informative and educational purpuses. International: Catskill Citizens (NY,USA), TED-Ed (USA); National: Fracking Free Claire, Fracking Free Ireland, Protect Our North Coast , GEAIreland,

Map created by Brigitta Varadi in collaboration with Eddie Mitchell (research) and John the Map (professional map maker).

Links to some of the national and international organizations using the map on their site and in their papers International: The SaFE Alliance:Fracking and Unconventional Gas Exploitation in the UK – A Guide(pdf), Beyond Economics (USA),  Abaleo (Spain), Energetica, pdf page84 (Spain) Frack Free Fernhurst FB (UK);  National: GEAIreland

Fracking is a method of gas extraction. The map is illustrating the pattern of horizontal drills that are needed for tapping into gas trapped in shale.

Sound Installation for the Talk about Fracking exhibition, created by Brigitta Varadi in collaboration with the community.