RHA School and Fingal Arts are delighted to announce Michelle Hall as the recipient of the 2017 Fingal Arts Studio Award.
The selection panel for this award included Colin Martin, RHA School Principal, Val Connor, Lecturer and Curator and Sarah O’Neill, Deputy Arts Officer, Fingal Arts. Michelle Hall will begin her residency in December 2017. This award consists of a funded studio space for the period of one year and offers the recipient an opportunity to develop their practice within the institutional framework of the RHA.
Michelle Hall is an interdisciplinary artist and writer. Throughout her practice she gathers details, textures, words and objects to generate actions that explore modes of behaviour and thought, through still and moving image, performance, installation and text. Hall is a recent graduate of the MA Art in the Contemporary World programme at NCAD and completed her BA Fine Art at DIT Portland Row in 2007. In 2016 Hall was jointly awarded the RC Lewis-Crosby Award at in the inaugural RDS Visual Art Awards and her work has been selected for the upcoming StartPoint Prize 2017 in Prague. Throughout November Hall will take part in a research residency with The CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF SUBSTRUCTURED LOSS at Thames-Side Studios, London. Hall has been awarded the Arts Council Film Bursary 2017 and the Dublin City Council Tyrone Guthrie Residency 2017. Her practice has been kindly supported by the Fingal County Council Arts Office Artists’ Support Scheme 2014-2017.
Image: Installation still from Lost in Papancha, Ways of Escape and cover image for Exercises in Psychogeography #1
2016 – Aoibheann Greenan