Digital Art in Ireland

Digital Art in Ireland

Panel discussion exploring contemporary digital art practice in Ireland.

Show notes

Sample-Studios in partnership with University College Cork Department of Digital Humanities, hosted a series of presentations exploring contemporary digital art practice and this panel discussion with invited contributors EL Putnam, Kieran Nolan and Conor McGarrigle, chaired by Chris Clarke. You can view the full event on our YouTube Channel:


Chris Clarke is Senior Curator of the Glucksman, University College Cork, where he has curated numerous exhibitions, including 1,2,3,4: Dance in contemporary artists’ films; Circadian Rhythms: Contemporary art and biological time; and The Parted Veil: Commemoration in photographic practices, amongst others.

Conor McGarrigle is an artist and researcher working primarily with digital media. He is a lecturer in Fine Art New Media at the TU Dublin School of Creative Arts and a Research Fellow of the Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media. He has exhibited extensively internationally including the Venice Biennale, Fundació Miro Mallorca, the Saint-Étienne Biennale, SITE Santa Fe and the Science Gallery.

EL Putnam is lecturer in Digital Media at National University Ireland, Galway. She is an artist- philosopher writer working predominantly in performance art and digital technologies. She holds a PhD from the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts. Her research focuses on continental aesthetic philosophy, performance studies, digital studies and feminist theory.

Kieran Nolan is an artist-researcher, indie-game designer, and academic. He is a lecturer in Creative Media at Dundalk Institute of Technology, and Co Director of DkIT’s Creative Arts Research Centre. He holds a PhD in Computer Science specialising in Game Studies and Media Art from Trinity College Dublin. His work has been awarded by Leonardo / The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, the Institute of Designers in Ireland, and Imirt / The Irish Game Makers Association.



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