Our School of Education (PG Cert in Diversity and Inclusion in FET) administration team colleague Tara Kearns did a fantastic interview recently with Ray D’Arcy on RTÉ Radio 1 covering her life as an artist, her recent Markievicz Award and her upcoming Ballymore exhibition at the ‘boundary wall’ at Connolly Station on 9th August. We are hugely proud of Tara's artistic achievements and the recognition she has received.
Artist Tara Kearns chats with Ray D'arcy RTÉ Radio
Tara joined Ray D'arcy in his studio talking about her work as an artist and her recent Markievicz Award and her upcoming Ballymore exhibition at the ‘Boundary Wall’
The Markievicz Award supports artists to develop their craft and ultimately produce great art that recognises and commemorates the role of women in the historical period 1912-1923 covered by the Decade of Centenaries Programme, and beyond.
Awards under the scheme are made each year in the period 2021-2023 to up to 10 artists (either individual artists working alone or in collaboration with others), to a value of €25,000 per individual or group. The Minister’s department is partnering with the Arts Council on the administration of the scheme under the Decade of Centenaries Programme 2012-2023.
Tara's art form for the Markievicz award was in the category of Visual Arts. Tara documented and discussed the role of women in working class areas like the artist’s own community of Sherriff Street, by creating a series of collaborative works and conceptual works. Discussed in particular the group of women as they have encountered specific challenges through the years up to the present.
'The Docklands Past'