Monica de Bath's profile

Name: Monica de Bath


Visual Artists Ireland

Ground Up Artists Collective

Region: Kildare

Website: http:// Ground Up Artists Collective/rss

Member since:11-27-2013


Diploma in Fine Art Painting, National College of Art and Design, Dublin Principles of Teaching Art, National College of Art and Design, Dublin MA in Visual Arts Practices, Institute of Art Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire. Awards/Damhachtaini Kildare County Council Arts Grant Award 2013 Arts Council Research Award Phase One 2009 Arts Council Commission Award 2007 CCAT travel and publication awards 2006/2007 Kildare Arts Office, Temporary State Symposium, November 2006. In Schools and in Community Artist in residence in Bun Scoil Bhride, Rathangan. Kildare Arts Office 2013 Artist in schools scheme, Kildare Arts Office 2011 - present. Drawing residency at Boys School, Rathangan. Co. Kildare 2002 Artist in Schools at Girls Primary School, Edenderry. Co. Offaly. 2001 Artist in Schools at Boys School, Rathangan. Co. Kildare. 2001 Community Arts Residency Rathangan. Co. Kildare. 2000 Selected (recent) Exhibitions and Commissions 2013 One-person show, Public access Gallery, Edenderry, Co. Offaly Group show with Ground Up Artists Collective, Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon. Co. Clare 2012 One-person show, Ballina Arts Centre Taispeantais Aonair, Áras Inis Gluaire, Béal an Mhuirthead 2011 O bhFalla go Falla, Outdoor projections, Gaeltacht and National Gallery, Dublin Power of Local. Court House Studios. Co Clare Plot 1 / Ceapach 1 paintings, Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge. Co. Kildare CIALL, Aislann, Gaothdobhair. Co. Donegal Rianta, Ground Up Arts Collective, Ennis. Co Clare Le Chéile, Wales (Welsh/Irish/Australian collaborative project on land and language) 2009 - 2010 Public Gesture, THE LAB, Dublin Collective Contemporary Art, RDS, Dublin Country Arts South Australia Visual Arts Touring Programme Le Chéile, Galeri Rhyl and Galeri, Caernarfon, Wales Mullingar Arts Centre, Westmeath Publications 2012 Artists Book - Plot 2 / Ceapach 2 with essays by curator Maeve Mulrennan and ecologist Dr. Catherine Farrell 2011 Artists Book - Plot 1 / Ceapach 1 curated by Maeve Mulrennan, Galway Arts Centre. Launched as part of Kildare Arts and Library Service Readers Festival 2011, followed by a public field trip to a site action (Blueberry Plot) on the Bog of Allen.

Professional Organisation

Visual Artists Ireland

Ground Up Artists Collective


Professional Statement

Plot / Ceapach (an ongoing project) explores land use and our relationships with land and with each other. I select sites where tensions related to the industrial use of land exist. Echoing the “contrapuntal thinking” of Edward Said the work does not privilege the narrative of expert knowledge over that of lived experience, but instead attempts to reveal the many distinct voices. My practice utilises Paintings, Site Visits and Site Actions as a way into conversations with people about land use. Since I opened my studio to children in 2010 I am increasingly aware of the cross fertilization of ideas with regards to art thinking and making (about how we live today) that occurs intuitively between child and artist.

Media and techniques

Primary medium: Painting

Secondary medium: Digital Media

Creative Context

Primary context: Community

Secondary context: Gallery/Venue


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