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Artist: Nollaig Molloy

Title of Exhibition: Extraction

(Daub clay, willow, hazel, coal slack, coal dust, manure, crushed fired bricks, cyanotype, paper, sound, words, text)

Date: Friday 22nd September

Artist Statement: Extraction is a series of material experiments with a recurrence of daub clay used within each structure, armature and form. In some cases it is the remaining material within each element of the exhibition, imprinted with a ghost or residue of another. The experiments derive from a fascination with material-to-hand and the resourcing, gathering and collecting of the above list of materials from a land of untillable drumlins in S. County Leitrim.



Biography: Nollaig Molloy is a multi-disciplinary visual artist based in Roscommon. Graduating from NCAD in 2012, she received a BA (Hons) History of Art and Fine Art Sculpture. Her practice includes drawing, video and site specific sculptural installation.  Recent solo and group exhibitions include Material Witness at Roscommon Arts Centre in 2016, hɛkəl~s (heckles), TACTIC Cork, Cork City in 2015 and HERE/NOW as part of Boyle Arts Festival, Roscommon in 2014. Other recent achievements include being awarded a CREATE Artist in the Community Scheme, Project Realisation Award in 2017 to support Sounding the Shore; a project based on Lough Ree, Co. Roscommon in collaboration with Ballyleague-Lanesborough Men's Shed and their geographical supporting network on the lake's shores.
An Individual Artist Bursary from Leitrim Arts Office in 2017, a residency in the Tyrone Guthrie Centre and Tyrone Guthrie Centre Bursary from the Roscommon Arts Office in 2016 and Bealtaine Festival Artist-in-Residence in 2016 and 2017 in the Roscommon Arts Centre. In 2015 she was recipient of CREATE Artist In the Community Scheme, Research and Development Phase with mentor Gareth Kennedy. www.nollaigmolloy.com