Lismore Castle Arts Stableyard Studio Award

Lismore Castle Arts Stableyard Studio Award


Lismore Castle Arts is delighted to announce that we have awarded our inaugural Stable Yard Artist’s Studio to Aram Wahhoud.

We welcomed applications over the summer from local artists to support their practice, and particularly to support artists who have had no space to work in since the pandemic. The studio is offered rent and bills free.

Aram Wahhoud resettled in Ireland a year ago. He was born in Syria, and spent around eight years in Lebanon as a refugee. He is a visual artist, graphic designer, performer, and puppeteer, creating paintings, sculptures, performances and interactive puppet shows. He founded two independent projects to produce visual artworks as well as to arrange many developmental workshops that were focusing on wellness and self-expression during his residency in Lebanon.

He has worked in many developmental projects with several NGOs in Lebanon like AL-JANA; those projects dealt with developing and enhancing the skills of children/ youth. Ettijahat- Independent Culture and Goethe-Institut have funded one of his puppet shows. Since arriving in Ireland, he has been recognized as a professional visual artist by Visual Artist Ireland and became a member of Union Internationale de la Marionnette UNIMA.

We hope on Aram’s last day in the Studio, 11 October – the last day of the season at Lismore – we will have an open studio event and celebrate the Gardens, Gallery and Aram’s work.