Artist Eleanor Duffin gives insight into her installation based works characterised by the tension between materiality and form.
Chat with artists based at Spike Island, explore their studios and view works in progress during these informal encounters. Each artist gives a brief introduction to their practice followed by an opportunity for questions and discussion.
Eleanor Duffin is a visual artist whose works are predominantly sculptural in nature and are characterised by the tension between materiality and form. Her research is driven by a curiosity to understand material intelligence and how matter can shift and escape control. She is drawn to the connoted and historical value of material and this intrigue also informs the production of her works. Eleanor’s work oscillates somewhere between the domestic and the alchemical.
Eleanor has exhibited both in her home country of Ireland and internationally. She has also participated in international residency programs and received a number of awards and support from Irish cultural bodies including the Arts Council of Ireland, Culture Ireland Award and Dublin City Council Arts Department.
Born in Wexford Ireland, Eleanor currently lives and works between Brussels, Belgium & Bristol, England. After graduating from Limerick School of Art and Design with a BA in Sculpture and Combined Media in 2003, she went on to complete a two year MA at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. In 2015 she completed MRes program at Sint Lucas University College of Art and Design, Antwerp.