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A willing need for validation, who's my tutor in isolation - am I the leader of my pack

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Ciara Tuite is a visual artist and writer originally from the Midlands, Ireland. Her work is multidisciplinary, using imagery and word to explore dark yet real elements with a touch of colourful serenity and artistic licence.

 

Themes such as body and mind connectivity, identity of the body in space and in motion are often approached with curiosity and rawness. It is an artistic response to exploring ourselves physically, mentally,and artistically, breaking down barriers and digging deep into the soul, the body moves and is moved.

 

She is also heavily influenced by the sense of place and the natural environment which is forever changing - change being the only constant resulting in fluidity and abstraction within her work.

 

Her paintings/prints and word are in response to the surrounding landscape as it transforms throughout the seasons and through the eyes of the viewer. It is based on her time spent within the elements (trees, lakes, hills, rocks), noticing nature's rhythm on her journeys through the hidden heartlands and beyond.

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Ciara Tuite - Professional CV 

 

(087) 707 6004   

tuiteciara@gmail.com 

https://www.ciaratuite.com

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Curator & Gallerist: Ireland, 2015 – ongoing practice 

  • Visual Artist: Ireland, 2014 – ongoing practice 

  • Performance Artist: Ireland, 2009 – ongoing practice

  • Writer: Ireland, 2005 – ongoing practice

 

Education:

  • Creative Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Enterprise, postgraduate certificate, UCD, Dublin, 2017

  • Fine Art (Level 6), Gorey School of Art, Co. Wexford, 2014

  • Diploma Performance Arts & Theatre, Sallynoggin College of Further Education, 2009

  • B.A. (Hon.) Journalism /Communications, Dublin Institute of Technology, 2005

 

Professional experience/Residencies/Awards:

  • Artist in Residence - Abbey Road Studios (Luan Gallery), Athlone, Co. Westmeath, June 2021 – Present

  • Arts Bursary Retreat Award, Kerry County Council, 2024

  • Curator & Gallerist - Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, Ballinskelligs, Co Kerry, 2015 - present

  • Artist Residency, Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, Ballinskelligs, Co Kerry, 2018,2020, 2023

  • Yoga Teacher Training Residency -  Anadi School of Yoga, Rishikesh, India, April -May 2023

  • Arts Bursary Awards, Longford County Council, 2023.

  • Artist Residency, Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig, Co. Monaghan, Ireland. (residency bursary award through Longford Arts Office), December 2022

  • Research Assistant to artist, refugee camps in Palestine, Israel & Jordan, Feb-March 2019

  • Principal Actor (Judy M’Quirk ), ‘Castle Rackrent’ by Maria Edgeworth, Backstage Canal Studio Production, Co. Longford, November 2019

  • Background Actor, ‘Vikings’, Canadian/Irish TV Drama, Ashford Studios, Co. Wicklow, 2015-16 

  • Artist Residency, Butoh Arts Centre, Bornholm, Denmark, experimental dance art, June-August 2014

  • Arts facilitator, community event organiser & gallerist - Ngukurr Aboriginal Arts Centre, Northern Territory, Australia, June-August 2013

 

Exhibitions (Solo):

 

  • ​Bloom Gallery, Valencia, Spain, May 2025 (upcoming)

  • Farmleigh Estate, Phoenix Park, Co. Dublin, July 2024 (upcoming)

  • Siamsa Tire Gallery, Tralee, Co. Kerry, ‘The Body Remembers’, Sept - Oct 2023 

  • Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry, ‘Rock, Paper, Portal’, July-August 2022 

  • The New Library, Edgeworthstown, Co. Longford, ‘Nostalgia’, Dec. ‘21–Jan. '22  

  • Atrium Gallery, Backstage Theatre, Co. Longford, May 2020 (Covid postponed)

 

Exhibitions (Group):

 

  • GOMA (Gallery of Modern Art), Waterford, Ireland, ‘7th Annual Members Exhibition’ December-January 2023

  • The Luan Gallery, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, Ireland, Abbey Road Artist Studios, Dec.2023-Feb. 2024

  • The Luan Gallery, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, Winter Art Fair/Selected Works, 2020/21/22

  • Siamsa Tire Gallery, Tralee, Co. Kerry, ‘Boundaries: Real and Imagined’, Dec.2019 – Feb. 2020

  • Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry, April 2019 

  • Cruthu Arts Festival, Longford, Co. Longford, ‘Body/Mind Connection’ July 2017/18

  • Gorey School of Art, Wexford, Co. Wexford, ‘Focus’ - fine art prints, video & sculpture installation, June-July 2014

 

Publications & Spoken Word Events:

  • REIC Performance, ‘Aon Scéal’ (Irish/English event), Guest Speaker/spoken word, Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, Co. Kerry. September 2022

  • Maria Edgeworth Literary Festival, Edgeworthstown, Co. Longford - Guest Speaker as part of the featured writers in the festival. Presented a new body of work "Diary during Lockdown", May 2021

  • Tech Amergin Literary Festival, Waterville, Co. Kerry, Guest Speaker/spoken word, August 2019

  • West Cork Literary Festival, Bantry, Co. Cork, Guest Speaker/spoken word, July 2019

  • Thought Catalog, Elephant Journal & She Rose Revolution. Regular contributing writer featured in various online publications, 2019 - Present 

 

Press (weblinks):

 

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