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Crona Gallagher | Ross Cochrane | Mary Theresa Keown | Elizabeth McTernan | Linda O' Keeffe


Crona Gallagher, Artist in Residence 13/14

Residency Exhibition: 'The Hare of Ben Bo'

Portfolio of previous work:

Artist Statement: Whether it’s through print or with words, Crόna Gallagher tends to approach her artistic practice in the same manner, by allowing the natural world to inform her creativity and see what captures interest. The artist wishes to examine the natural world in detail, from different perspectives, and by using different mediums to reflect the experience of what she sees.

Biography: Crόna Gallagher is a poet/printmaker based in Manorhamilton Co. Leitrim. Her poetry and short fiction has appeared in national and international journals and anthologies such as Crannόg, Magma, Popshot, Prairie Schooner, The Moth, The Dublin Quarterly, Poetry Bus, Revival and The Chattahoochee Review amongst others. Her fiction piece ’Ballypuca’, a story about the ghost estates of Ireland post Celtic Tiger, was nominated for a pushcart prize in 2012 by its publisher Drunken Boat magazine. Other fiction was short listed for the Raymond Carver prize in 2011, and poetry was shortlisted for the iYeats international poetry award 2013, and for the Montreal International Poetry competition 2013, which included her poem in their World Anthology 2014. Her poetry collection is Doves of the Forest Night (Lapwing P).

Print and illustration has been featured in Poetry Bus, Sundog Lit, Prudence and Confetti magazines. Her artwork has been exhibited at Galleria De Loggia, Assisi; Treasna IV at The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon; Against The Grain at Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton; Winter Open, Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton.

Crόna was awarded a literary Bursary and a Travel and Training award by the Arts Council of Ireland in 2012. She has completed Literary/Print residencies at Tyrone Guthrie and Ginsetrelle, Italy and has also been awarded residencies at Cill Rialaig, Co. Kerry for September 2014 and at Heinrich Bӧll cottage on Achill Island for 2015.

Crόnas training took place at Grennan Mill in Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny; N.C.A.D in Dublin; Atelier Benoit Prick in Neerharen Belgium; and Atelier Johann Bickendorf, Jülich Germany.