Exhibition: Sharon dipity Leap of Faith Friday 18th October 2019

Exhibition opened on Friday 18th October 2019.

Open studio days: Wednesday 11.00 -12.30 and Saturday 11.00 – 4.00

We were delighted to invite artist Sharon dipity to exhibit her work and to create a new piece as an Artist in Residence in Working Artist Studios in October/November. Sharon works across media, using; painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, printmaking, textiles, performance and participatory arts.

   For her three week residency Sharon will make new work connected to Ballydehob, drawing inspiration from its history, environment and the many years she has lived in the town and its environs. Following the residency, Sharon plans to leave the work created in situ to be viewed as part of the exhibition. She will host open days in her studio on Wednesday 11.00 -12.30 and Saturday 11.00 – 4.00.

The exhibition drew a great crowd. Music and atmosphere was provided by the wonderful Shanti, Naoise & Simon, many thanks to them.

Sharon’s practice is enveloped in the process, it is experimental and playful, embracing chance, none the less it is careful and mindful. She draws inspiration from the environment, language and the current politics of the world in which we live: architecture, infrastructure, land and seascapes, often referencing the fairytales of her childhood. Communication, connection, journeys and destiny are recurring themes in her work, represented by ladders, bridges, telephone cables, pylons, satellite dishes and pathways.

Sharon Dipity holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Scenography from U.C.E, Birmingham and a B.A. Honours Degree in Textiles from Goldsmiths College, University of London. Sharon has exhibited in solo and group shows in Ireland and Europe.

In 2014, Sharon was commissioned by HSE South Cork Arts and Health Programme to create a series of artworks for Blackrock Hall Primary Care Centre. She has been awarded several arts residencies and grants including funding from Cork County Council and the Arts Council of Ireland. Sharon has extensive experience facilitating art sessions with young people and adults and has been working as an artist practitioner on the Arts for Health Partnership Programme since 2007.