Drawing and Research
By: Brian Fay
1 Mar 2021
Time: 5.30pm
Venue: Zoom

Artist Brian Fay talks about the role that research plays in his drawing based practice.


Brian Fay lives and works in Dublin. Working mainly through drawing he uses the materiality of pre-existing artworks and objects to examine their complex relationship to time. Solo shows include A mobile living thing (forthcoming 2021) DLR Lexicon, Dublin, To Something that went before (C.S.deK), Oonagh Young Gallery, Dublin, X (IR),(2016) nag Gallery, Dublin, Of the Survival of Images (and Objects) (2014) also nag Gallery and Broken Images or When does Posterity Begin? (2011), Ashford Gallery, RHA.

Group shows include Facture (forthcoming 2021) Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin, After an Act (2018) Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, Inspiration and Rivalry: After Vermeer (2017) National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin andAkroma (2016) Arsenals Museum of Contemporary Art of Riga, Latvia.

His work is in the National Drawing Collection Ireland, and the collections of The Crawford Art Gallery, TU Dublin, Office of Public Works and numerous private collections. He is the winner of the 2014 Derwent International Drawing Prize, the 2016 AXA Drawing Prize and is a Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at TU Dublin. He has recently been invited on to the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation Residency Programme.

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