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 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, migration and feminist concerns.
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.
2020 projects include : Vocal Commission for Saolta Arts in partnership with Galway University Hospitals, Saolta University Health Care Group and Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture, Feb 2020. Pocahontas Opera House, West Virginia, March 2020
'' Weathering''with dancer, choreographer Mary Wycherly and composer Jurgen Simpson
The Feminist Supermarket, commissioned by Ormston House Cultural Centre, Sept, 2020.
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.
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