White Wolf Projects
“White Wolf Projects, like so many good ideas, is the culmination of years of friendship based on a mutual interest in fine art. Many days have been spent visiting exhibitions, here and abroad, countless essays written and study sessions spent side-by-side at NCAD library.”
White Wolf Projects goes screenprinting; image held here.
White Wolf Projects, an artist-as-curator project, is made up of two artists: Anne Hendrick and Ciara O’Hara. Both hope to develop this model of artist-as-curator as a way to work with young, emerging artists in Ireland and abroad. They plan to organise one more major project this year and another in the United States in 2012.
Hendrick holds a BA in Fine Art Painting and History of Art from NCAD where she graduated in 2006. Since graduating Anne has exhibited in many various group shows in galleries such as the Brick Lane London, the Ashford, Talbot, Monster Truck, TBG&S and the RHA. In 2007, she had her first two solo shows: Whitescapes and other stories at the Talbot Gallery (May, 2007) and A seamless fiction at the Stone Gallery (June). Other solo shows include The thing that wouldn’t die in Monster Truck Gallery in September 2009 as part of a four week season of painting,and then in the Talbot Gallery in October with The surface of events. She is a co-founder of the artist collective ‘Scissors Cuts Paper’ who have exhibited in Ireland and have produced quarterly zines. Hendrick previously worked as Gallery Manager and curator in Stone Gallery, Dublin. She recently worked with Dublin Contemporary 2011, as a curatorial assistant, and has been a member of the curatorial team with Monster Truck Gallery for the past year.
O’Hara has a BA in Fine Art Print and History of Art from NCAD where she graduated in 2006. She also has an MA in Cultural Policy and Arts Management from UCD. Since 2006, Ciara has exhibited extensively in galleries such as the Galway Arts Centre, Draiocht, The Cross Gallery, Adams Auctioneers, the RHA and the Stone Gallery. In 2008, as part of her MA studies, O’Hara worked with the Open Studios in Toronto, Canada. In 2009 Ciara traveled to Iceland as part of the SIM residency and exhibited in Skagaströnd and Reykjavik. Her work is part of the Office of Public Works, Newman House UCD, Town of Skagaströnd Iceland, and several private collections She currently works with the Hugh Lane Gallery Dublin as an artist educator.
current project – Funambulism
Originated in the late 18th century – from French funambule or Latin funambulus (from funis ‘rope’ + ambulare ‘to walk’).
Funambulism, a touring exhibition, is the first major project by White Wolf Projects. The tour started at Monstertruck in Dublin before travelling to The Basement Project Space in Cork last month. The final leg of the tour will take place in Belfast in the Lombard Street Studios and will open Thursday 7 April, 2011. Funambulism, the art of tight rope walking, brings together the work of two young, international emerging artists: Laura Green and Elizabeth Tubergen.
Laura Green: The darker side of optimism; installation shot, Monstertruck Gallery, Dublin, 2011; image held here.
The main aim of the project is to work in a collaborative manner and to tailor the show for each individual gallery, devising an educative programme within each gallery space. Since each of the artists are based abroad, a constant dialogue was necessary for the project to succeed. London-based Laura Green and American artist Elizabeth Tubergan were selected by the two curators to participate in the project.
“For us the title represents the balancing act between all participants in this project, the artists, curators and artist-led spaces. The notion of balance and harmony is also a common thread in both artists’ work.”
Green is a graduate of Royal College of Art in London and works with painting and sculpture. Green describes her work as: “objects [that] slip off the picture plane and into the three-dimensional domain, raising questions about whether they are real or imagined and whether they reside in the past, present, future, or perhaps a space between.”
Tubergen, an American artist currently based in New York, is completing a MFA at Hunter College. Her project-based work spans drawing, sculpture, photography, video, and she often employs craft methods as an artistic medium.
This exhibition is the first time both artists have exhibited in Ireland.
DUBLIN | CORK | BELFAST
All images courtesy White Wolf Projects.