Origins 2017: Gabrielle Drimalovski 7 October – 2 December

Lismore Castle Arts announces winner of Origins 2017 - Gabrielle Drimalovski

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Lismore Castle Arts Solo Graduate Award

7 OCTOBER – 2 DECEMBER 2017. Preview: 4-6pm Saturday 7 October 2017.

Exhibition to be launched by Mike Fitzpatrick, Head of School, Limerick School of Art and Design, LIT.

Lismore Castle Arts is delighted to announce the winner of ORIGINS, selected from the 2017 undergraduate shows across Ireland. In June the curatorial team from LCA visited the degree shows across the country to choose one artist whose work they felt merited a solo exhibition at St Carthage Hall. Gabrielle Drimalovski was selected on the basis of individual merit, her practice displaying a strong confidence and professionalism.

Gabrielle Drimalovski is a visual artist who works primarily in video installation. Graduating from Limerick School of Art, LIT in June 2017, she is one of 14 students of the Photography and Lens Based Media course.

Gabrielle’s practice is centred around the exploration of the gaze, observation, and aspects of looking. Through study of Lacan’s theory of the gaze and non-verbal communication, her work combines video and digital imagery in order to convey and reflect back at us our subconscious behaviours, innermost desires, and unspoken intentions. Her video work Scopoaesthesia explores not only the notion of voyeurism, but different aspects of how it makes us feel.

ORIGINS is an annual exhibition held each autumn in St Carthage Hall as a way of presenting emerging new artists in a gallery context, alongside Lismore Castle Arts respected programme of important international artists.

Mike Fitzpatrick, Head of School at Limerick School of Art and Design, LIT, said “I am delighted that you have selected Gabrielle Drimalovski to show in St Carthage Hall, it’s a great honour to be selected as the most promising graduate in Ireland this year. Especially as Photography is a new stream, in only its second round of graduation. I am also pleased for Lorraine Neeson as a new Course Leader and the team.”

Lorraine Neeson, Course Leader, said ‘The Photography, Film, Video team at Limerick School of Art and Design are absolutely delighted that Lismore Castle Arts have chosen our graduating student, Gabrielle Drimalovski, as this year’s recipient of their graduate award of a solo show at St. Carthage Hall in October, 2017. The fact that Gabrielle’s graduate show was selected as the overall winner from all the Degree shows, nationwide, is a huge honour and is testament to her dedication, hard work and commitment to her chosen field of study. It is an incredible achievement to be considered the most promising graduate in Ireland this year. It has been particularly rewarding for us to have witnessed the extent to which Gabrielle’s work has developed from when she first joined the newly formed Fine Art Photography Programme in year one, all the way through to the outstanding exhibition that she presented for her graduate show, this year.  We wish her every success in her future artistic endeavours and very much look forward to seeing her work installed in St. Carthage Hall in October.’

For further information please contact Paul McAree gallery@lismorecastlearts.ie

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