We are thrilled to host Irish visual artist and fashion designer Richard Malone as this year's Research Resident.
We developed the Spring Residency to give time and space for professionals to explore links between different areas of knowledge and activities that inform their practice with the aim to help them and us imagine and create new and brighter scenarios for our future.
We want to encourage cultural exchanges and be conduits for the better understanding of the connections between the soil, the land, the environment and our every-day lives.
During his residency, Richard Malone, will engage in 4 weeks of research and experimentation around the themes of natural pigments and dyes, clay and dance/movement work.
There will be a free event open to the public, to mark the end of this residency on Saturday March 18th from 11:00 to 13:00. You can book your place here:
Richard Malone (they/them,he/him) is a multidisciplinary artist and designer from Wexford, Ireland. Malone's work includes sculpture, performance, spoken word, textiles and fashion. Malone's work explores themes of queer identity, class, rurality, ritual and the limitations of language in exploring complex ideas or emotions. Malone is the recipient of several accolades, including the International Woolmark Prize, British Fashion Council's Fashion Trust and NEWGEN Prizes, BBC's Most Important Young Artists in the UK (under 30), The Deutsche Bank Award for Creative Industries, and has been nominated for Design of the Year at the Design Museum and the LVMH Prize. His work can be found in some of the worlds most prestigious collections, including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York, The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) London, The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) Melbourne, The Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection and the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland. Recent shows include knot, bind, Gesture, bend at the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin and Figures at Ormston House, Limerick. In 2020, Malone curated a group show Making and Momentum : In Conversation with Eileen Gray, which showed at Grays iconic Villa E1027 before travelling to Roqueburne Cap Martin, France, the National Museum Dublin and the Wexford County Councils Municipal Buildings, Wexford - Malone and Grays hometown. The exhibition highlighted radical Irish modernism while spotlighting indigenous Irish craft and artisanal making - actively blurring the rigid boundaries between artistic disciplines and illustrating links between contemporary artisanal techniques and ancient cultural practices.