Kevin Gaffney Kevin Gaffney

Dublin, Ireland
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  • Kevin Gaffney was selected for the first edition of the Kooshk Artist Residency Award (KARA 2015)

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  • APT artist Kevin Gaffney is one of the five artists who has been awarded a Sky Academy Arts Scholarship.

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  • Kevin Gaffney winner of the Sky Academy Arts Scholarships 2015 Each year, Sky Academy supports five emerging artists from the UK and Ireland through Sky Academy Arts Scholarships. Each recipient will receive £30,000 towards the development of an artistic project and the cost of living for one year, along with mentoring from Sky and the Arts industry.   The Scholarships provide mentoring and financial support to give young artists the time and freedom they need to develop their creative practice and take their work to the next level. Applications were open to artists working on Visual Art, Music, Dance, Theatre, Creative Producing and Creative Writing. Over 1,000 applications were received and assessed by industry professionals. The 2015 judging panel included Louise Jeffries of the Barbican, Godfrey Worsdale of BALTIC and Kris Nelson of the Tiger Dublin Fringe, as well as Sky Arts Director Phil Edgar-Jones and individuals from Sky Academy. Kevin Gaffney (age 28, Ireland) Kevin is a visual artist from Dublin, working in photography and film. His work has been shown in exhibitions and film festivals internationally, including the Sapporo International Art Festival (Japan, 2014) and the Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival (Scotland, 2015). For his Sky Academy Arts Scholarship project, Kevin plans to create and exhibit a new body of work titled “Tectonic Plates of Conversion” exploring areas of forgotten industries which remain as spectres on the Irish landscape.

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Kevin Gaffney is a visual artist working in film and photography, living and working in Dublin. He graduated from the Royal College of Art's MA Photography & Moving Image in 2011, and received an Honorary Mention from the Startpoint Prize for Emerging Artists. He was awarded a Sky Academy Arts Scholarship for the development of a new body of work (2015); was an UNESCO-Aschberg laureate artist in residence at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art’s Changdong Residency in South Korea (2014); and received a Film Project Award from the Arts Council of Ireland for the creation of a new film while artist in residence at the Taipei Artist Village, Taiwan (2014).

His work is part of the Irish Museum of Modern Art's collection and has been shown in exhibitions and film festivals internationally, including: Out There, Thataway at CCA Derry~Londonderry (2015); the Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival (Scotland, 2015); We at Catalyst Arts (Belfast, 2012); Abandon Normal Devices at Cornerhouse (Manchester, 2012); and solo exhibitions at the Contemporary Art Institute CAI02 (as part of the Sapporo International Art Festival, Japan, 2014); the Galway Arts Centre (2013); and RUA RED South Dublin Arts Centre (2011).