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Artist in Residence Deirdre O’Mahony: Earth Talk and Exhibition Launch

Published: Tuesday, 22 February, 2022

Deirdre O'Mahony is the Earth Institute artist in residence for 2021-22 in partnership with UCD Parity Studios and Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council. Her work explores rural sustainability, farming, food security and the ecology of rural places.

Deirdre is currently showing a research-based installation called ‘Feeder’ at the Royal Hibernian Academy. The research-based exhibition features three stainless steel cattle troughs in a darkened gallery, lit by incubator lamps. The troughs are filled with books about landscape, farming, food production & sustainable use of natural resources. Visitors are invited to sit and investigate the books. ‘Feeder’ runs from 18 February-26 March and sits alongside a group exhibition in the adjacent gallery space called ‘A Growing Enquiry: Art & Agriculture, reconciling values’. 

In the latest in our Earth Talks interview series, our research manager Caitriona Devery spoke to Deirdre about the residency so far, new installation Feeder, and her work on 'Sustainment Experiments’, the research phase of a 5-year artwork and public engagement project that considers our actions as we face ecological and climate crises.

Further information on Feeder at the Royal Hibernian Academy.

Exhibition at RHA

Feeder at RHA (2022)