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The Jackman Goldwasser Residency

Header Image: Hard Graft: Grafted Fruit Tree in Studio 468

Seoidin O'Sullivan

First Visit: June 2 - 14
Second Visit: September 2017 

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Seoidín O'Sullivani s a contemporary artist and educator. Her art projects are collaborative and focus on people joining together in action to protect and develop an aspect of their local commons. Her practice supports sustainable models within various ecological contexts and addresses issues of land use, lost knowledge, social justice and biodiversity. Creative output includes critical and creative pedagogic exchange, commoning infrastructures, drawings, video, publications and walks.

Seoidín grew up in Kitwe, Zambia and later lived in Durban, South Africa where she completed a Bachelor Degree in Fine Art (2000). She has a Masters in Fine Art Media from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin (2005- 2007) and Post Graduate Diploma's in Third Level Teaching and Learning (2010) and in International Development Studies (2004). She currently live in Dublin, Ireland and is an Art Lecturer at St Patricks College, DCU.

Her current projects include Hard/Graft (2017) with Studio 468, Common Ground which looks at reproductive labour and collectively grafts trees towards community orchards for Dublin 8. The Tree Line Project is curated by Oonagh Young and Mary Cremin who received a Making Great Art Work Award where Seoidín is exploring the politics of trees www.treeline.org. 

Additional support for this Residency comes from Create the National Development Agency for the Arts, Ireland; The Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) and Sweet Water Foundation, Chicago. For more information on this collaboration, visit the Create Ireland website. 

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