Mutators: Artist Kevin Mooney In Conversation with Curator Sarah Kelleher
Artist Kevin Mooney discusses his major solo exhibition 'Mutators' in conversation with Curator Sarah Kelleher. This conversation was recorded with a live audience in St. Luke's Crypt, Cork City, to mark the conclusion of this exhibition in May 2022.
About the Artist: Kevin Mooney is an Irish artist based in Sample-Studios, Cork. He recently presented a solo exhibition, The Erlish Tide, in the Excel Gallery, Tipperary in 2021, supported by The Arts Council of Ireland Commissions Award. Previous exhibitions include Pines Eye, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, 2020, EVA International, Limerick, 2018, The Law Is a White Dog, Tulca Festival, Galway, 2020, Fragments of San Borondon, Triskel Arts Centre, 2019, (Solo), Everything Is In Everything, Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, 2019, Apparition, Sternview Gallery, 2018, (Solo), Seeing Things, Artbox Projects, Dublin, 2017,(Solo), Twilight Head Cult, Ormston House, Limerick, 2016, (Solo), What Is and What Might Be, Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, 2015, Making Familiar, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, 2012, and Wave, Pallas Projects, 2014, (Solo). Kevin holds an MFA from NCAD. His work is held in various collections including Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, The OPW, The Arts Council of Ireland and Galway City Council.
About the Curator: Sarah Kelleher is an arts writer and a Government of Ireland Scholar. Sarah is an experienced programmer, having worked as part of the programming team of the National Sculpture Factory and managed the Vangard Gallery, Cork. Sarah has published widely, writing for the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Paper Visual Art Journal, Enclave Review, and The VAI Visual Artists News Sheet. She has an independent curatorial practice and has co-curated the exhibitions Affective Entities in collaboration with MAKE 2016 and This is not my voice speaking (2015) at the Wandesford Quay Gallery. Formed in 2014 by Sarah Kelleher and Rachel Warriner, Pluck Projects are Curators in Residnce at Cork Midsummer Festival.
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