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This residency at The Glasgow Sculpture Studio is a great opportunity for me to further my practice and return to Ireland with a new skill set. It is a 10 week self funded residency, I will be producing new artworks to exhibit in Ireland 2018. The first show is in May in Cork City Hall Atrium to which all funders will get a special invitation.
The series will consist of constructing objects with sheet bronze, and C&C birch paintings. I'll be working with form and colour, you can see similar work on my website www.kevincallaghan.ie. The money raised will directly contribute and pay for materials and the residency fees.
Glasgow has a great art culture and I have a great rapport with the Scots - I'm sure I'll get on great there for a few months. Glasgow has the similar vibe to Ireland.
I grew up in Donegal as a child of the 80's. At the age of 15 I realised I wanted to pursue art and design as I found a real interest in creating. Taking that interest to a logical step I studied Art for the Leaving Cert. I actually failed Honours Art but was determined enough to get into art and design school in Derry. Ten years later I found myself enrolled in a Masters at the Royal College of Art after finishing a BA at the Crawford College of Art. I also have many shows and many awards under my belt.
Have a look at the studio in Glasgow where I'm doing the residency, it's very impressive.
I am crowd funding for this project to help me fulfil this exciting opportunity. That's were your help would be amazing. I feel it's an honest way to fund raise and a small amount of money will get you a great piece of art that will be worth more money in the future.
Thank you so much for your support, it really means the world to me.
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