Natalie McIlroy

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Disciplines: Installatiekunstenaar, Mixed media/interdisciplinair kunstenaar, Omgevingkunstenaar

Omschrijving werk

Natalie McIlroy: "Film, site specific installation and sculpture are the three main areas that my practice resides. Primarily working out with the studio environment, I take inspiration from diverse landscapes , communities, historical places and ‘non art’ spaces. I consider visiting museums, archives, libraries and local history centers a vital component to my practice. My methodology combines spontaneous and intuitive responses whilst acknowledging or subverting previous historical, scientific or social political research. I have a sensitive approach to site and many of my pieces have only existed in the space in which they were constructed. The research that I undertake at the beginning of each project dictates the materials used. For example in Preservation at the Proof Gallery, Boston, USA, I created a large ice sculpture in response to research I conducted in to the Massachusetts ice harvesting of the 1800s. I thrive on historical anecdote and the juxtaposition between fact and romanticism. This fascination with cultural history has lead me to many unusual sites throughout Europe and America, from Spanish convents to former Rum distilleries. In many ways, my practice is collaborative in the sense that I am eager to engage with communities; discovering new literal and symbolic languages. I have an enthusiasm for archives and mapping strategies throughout the ages which translate in to my own methodology of creating and documenting work".

Werk

Survival Kit for the Doggerlands
Titel Survival Kit for the Doggerlands
Jaartal 2015
Omschrijving Limited edition Book/Object
Techniek Artist Book/Object
Formaat N/A
The Galloway Pippin Project
Titel The Galloway Pippin Project
Jaartal 2014
Omschrijving 32 heritage apple trees were planted throughout the rural town of Wigtown in Scotland. Each tree was given to a local resident with an accompanying artist book explaining the history of the Galloway Pippin Apple.
Techniek Installation/Community Project
Formaat N/A
The Galloway Pippin Project
Titel The Galloway Pippin Project
Jaartal 2014
Omschrijving See previous
Techniek Installation/Community Project
Formaat N/A
The Galloway Pippin Project
Titel The Galloway Pippin Project
Jaartal 2014
Omschrijving Photo group of all the residents who participated in the Galloway Pippin Project
Techniek Photograph
Formaat N/A
Preservation
Titel Preservation
Jaartal 2012
Omschrijving Ice, steel, water, video projection, hanging ferns
Techniek Installation
Formaat N/A
Muster
Titel Muster
Jaartal 2012
Omschrijving Video Projection/ site specific material wall hanging
Techniek Installation
Formaat N/A
Caller Ou
Titel Caller Ou
Jaartal 2012
Omschrijving Flag for local community of Newhaven, Edinburgh.
Techniek Site Specific Flag
Formaat N/A
Archivo Ahora Day 21
Titel Archivo Ahora Day 21
Jaartal 2012
Omschrijving Archive photograph and present day response
Techniek Photograph
Formaat N/A
Herring Strap I
Titel Herring Strap I
Jaartal 2012
Omschrijving Slumped and fused glass with transfer paper.
Techniek Glass
Formaat N/A
Migrate/Replicate
Titel Migrate/Replicate
Jaartal 2011
Omschrijving Wax, woodchip, video projection, sound.
Techniek Installation
Formaat N/A

Omschrijving werk

Natalie McIlroy: "Film, site specific installation and sculpture are the three main areas that my practice resides. Primarily working out with the studio environment, I take inspiration from diverse landscapes , communities, historical places and ‘non art’ spaces. I consider visiting museums, archives, libraries and local history centers a vital component to my practice. My methodology combines spontaneous and intuitive responses whilst acknowledging or subverting previous historical, scientific or social political research. I have a sensitive approach to site and many of my pieces have only existed in the space in which they were constructed. The research that I undertake at the beginning of each project dictates the materials used. For example in Preservation at the Proof Gallery, Boston, USA, I created a large ice sculpture in response to research I conducted in to the Massachusetts ice harvesting of the 1800s. I thrive on historical anecdote and the juxtaposition between fact and romanticism. This fascination with cultural history has lead me to many unusual sites throughout Europe and America, from Spanish convents to former Rum distilleries. In many ways, my practice is collaborative in the sense that I am eager to engage with communities; discovering new literal and symbolic languages. I have an enthusiasm for archives and mapping strategies throughout the ages which translate in to my own methodology of creating and documenting work".

Persoonsgegevens

Voorletters N L
Kunstenaarsnaam/alias
Samenwerkingsverband
Website www.nataliemcilroy.com

Opleidingsgegevens

Andere opleiding

Instituut / docent & plaats (studie)richting periode van / tot
Glasgow School of Art, Scotland BA Environmental Art 2003 - 2007
Chelsea College of Art and Design. London MA Fine Art 2009 - 2010

Overige gegevens

Lid van Beroeps / Kunstenaarsvereniging
Deelnemer van Kunstenaarsinitiatief

Curriculum vitae

Tentoonstellingen

jaartal naam tentoonstellingsruimte korte omschrijving solo / duo / groep
2014 Wigtown Book Festival, Scotland. Installation and Public Art SOLO
2014 Tinbox, Bordeaux, France Photography GROEP
2013 Jardin d'agronomie Tropicale. Paris, France Photography GROEP
2012 ZooArt. Cuneo, Italy Video Installation GROEP
2011 Peacocks Visual Arts. Aberdeen, Scotland. Sculpture, Installation SOLO
2010 Vulpes Vulpes, London. Video Installation GROEP
2008 Glasgow Print Studio, Scotland. Prints SOLO
2006 Blanket Gallery, Vancouver, Canada Performance to camera works DUO

Projecten

jaartal instelling titel & typering project
2014 Cambridge University, England. Tomorrow, Today project assistant

Internationale uitwisseling

jaartal instelling
2014 Creative Carbon Scotland
2012 Northlands Creative Glass, Scotland
2012 The Distillery, Boston, USA.
2012 La Fragua, Spain.
2011 International School of The Hague, Netherlands.

Opdrachten

jaartal opdrachtgever plaats / land typering opdracht uitgevoerd
2012 Zuricher Hochschule der Kunst Zurich, Switzerland Research Assistant J
2010 The Arts Catalyst London, UK Production Intern J
2010 P3 Gallery London, UK Gallery Assistant J
2009 Anniesland College Glasgow, Scotland New Media Tutor J
2007 Scottish Academy of Asian Arts Glasgow, Scotland Programme Coordinator J

Aankopen / werken in collecties

jaartal naam collectie plaats / land omschrijving aankoop
2009 Pallant House Gallery UK Etching

Publicaties

jaartal titel publicatie uitgever / samensteller, plaats typering
2014 Big apple project bears fruit in fresh look for book festival ... The Herald Scotland Newspaper Article

Prijzen en stipendia

jaartal instantie, plaats omschrijving
2012 Creative Scotland, UK International Bursary for residency in Boston, USA
2009 Stanley Picker Scholarship, UK Assistance for MA Study fees