Ceara Conway is an Irish artist and singer working in performance, song and traditional folk practices. She has a track record in producing innovative experiential performance works that utilise elements such as live singing, appropriated texts , testimonies and visual art to explore social and cultural experiences of power and loss in response to issues such as cultural colonialism, exile and migration.
She has completed numerous commissions, residencies and public art works including Dóchas/Hope (2018) Oireachtas na Gaeilge & Waterways Ireland, Thin Places, Kings College, London; ( 2015) , Vicissitudes (2013), Derry City of Culture and Making Visible, Irish Museum of Modern Art (2014). Ceara has undertaken residencies with institutes such as the Taigh Chearsabhaigh Museum, UK & OTIS College of Art/Suzanne Lacy, LA, USA .
Ceara has a BA in Glass and Architectural Glass, Edinburgh College of Art, a Post Grad in Community Arts Education, NCAD and has studied Glass & Photography at Alfred University, USA. She is a recipient of multiple awards and bursaries from the Arts Council of Ireland, Ealaíon na Gaeltachta, Galway and Limerick City/County Councils. In 2013 she received a Paul Brady scholarship from the Irish World Academy of Music at UL.
Select 2019/2020 projects include : CREATE - Research phase for vocal performance with Galway University Hospital.
June 4th, Cultural Centre Irlandais, Paris ( 2019) , Dublin Literary Festival, ( May, 2019) ,
Lodestar, Glenstal Abbey ( August, 2019) .
Planning phase for her first debut album CAOIN, an album comprising of Irish and Global laments.
Ceara works with the Arts Council as a Creative Associate Artist and as an Arts Coordinator for the Embrace Art & Disability programme and the Artists in Schools programme with the Clare County Arts Office. She currently holds a Studio Award with Dance Limerick.
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