Photographer, Dragana Jurisic has kindly offered to open up her studio to the RHA Friends for a look at her work in process and to discuss her photographic concepts and idea. Born in Croatia (then Yugoslavia), Jurisic lives and works in Dublin. Predominantly working in the medium of documentary photography, her work often focuses on the notion of exile and its subsequent effect on memory and identity. Since receiving a distinction for her MFA, University of Wales, Newport in 2008, Jurisic was selected as an Axis MAstar in 2009 (the most promising MA students in UK). She has since won multiple awards, including: Awarded Membership Studio at TBG&S, 2018, IMMA 1000 Residency Award, Bursary Award by Arts Council Ireland, Culture Ireland award, all 2017 and was Nominated for Deutsche Börse Photography Prize, 2016. Jurisic has exhibited widely internationally and her work is part of the National Gallery Ireland, the Irish State, The Arts Council, An Chomhairle Ealaíon Ireland among others.
After the studio visit TBG&S programme curator Michael Hill will give the Friends a guided tour of Ailbhe Ní Bhriain’s exhibition Inscriptions of an Immense Theatre.
Ní Bhriain’s new film installation brings together a number of unlikely locations in a meditation on themes of heritage, loss and imperial legacy. Drawing on early musicological texts and defined by the extensive use of CGI, the work considers the constructs and absences underpinning cultural and historical representation. Ailbhe Ní Bhriain is an Irish artist known for her use of video montage. She creates immersive multi-screen installations that combine film, computer generated imagery and sound. Her work has been exhibited widely both nationally and internationally and involves collaboration with musicians and composers, with screenings and installations incorporating recorded sound, live performance and improvisation.
To book a place on this RHA Friends’ event please email Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org
Image: Dragana Jurisic, Oana, 2018, Archival photographic pigment print, 150 x1 50cm, Image courtesy of the artist.