A willing need for validation, who's my tutor in isolation - am I the leader of my pack
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.
2017 - Creative Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Enterprise Postgraduate, UCD, Co. Dublin
2014 - Fine Art Level 6, Gorey School of Art, Co. Wexford
2009 - Performance Arts & Theatre, Level 6, Sallynoggin College of Further Education
2005 - Journalism (Communications), Hons Bachelor's Degree, Dublin Institute of Technology
2020 Dec - Present - Group exhibition, three paintings selected to show in The Luan Gallery, Athlone, Co. Westmeath.
2020 May 6th - Upcoming Solo Show, Paintings & Spoken Word, Atrium Gallery, Backstage Theatre, Co. Longford, based on travels in Middle East & Borders. Postponed
2019 Dec to Feb - Group exhibition, Boundaries: Real and Imagined, Siamsa Tire Gallery, Tralee, Co. Kerry.
2019 April - Group exhibition, Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, Co. Kerry.
2018 July- Exhibition Midlands Arts Festival Co. Longford, “Elemental” - Painting exhibition.
2017 & 2016 July - Cruthu Arts Festival Longford - "Body/Mind Connection" - Painting exhibition in gallery spaces.
2016 Summer - Boyle Arts Festival, Roscommon - Group Exhibition
2014 June/July - Gorey School of Art, Wexford, "Focus" Group Show - Fine art prints, video & wood installation.
Paintings and prints in various private collections around Ireland, sale and commission based work. Published work online and in print.
2020 Oct - Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, Ballinskelligs, Co Kerry - Writer & Painter in residence.
2020 Aug - Studio Residency, Abbey Road Studios (sister of the Luan Gallery) Athlone. Postponed
2019 Summer - Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, Ballinskelligs, Co Kerry - Writer & Painter in residence completing a body of work for solo show.
2019 Feb/March - Research Assistant & Accompanying artist to research refugee camps in Palestine and Israel.
2018 Nov - Acting Role in Castle Rackrent by Maria Edgeworth, playing Judy M’Quirk produced by the Backstage Canal Studio Production, Co. Longford
2018 August - Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, Ballinskelligs, Co Kerry - Writer & Painter in residence. Awarded a two week residency to concentrate on professional artistic career.
2015/2016 - Vikings, Canadian/Irish Drama, Background Actor, Ashford Studios, Co. Wicklow
2015/2016 Season - Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry - Arts administrator, front of house merchandiser and gallery representative.
2014 Summer - Butoh Arts Centre, Bornholm, Denmark - Artist in Residency, Collaboration performance with dancers and artists exploring body in nature.
2013 Summer - Ngukurr Aboriginal Arts Centre, Northern Territory, Australia - Arts Facilitator, community event organiser, front of house merchandiser, cataloguing/labelling and gallery representative.
⁃ “Victoria Award” as the most Entrepreneurial student in the Postgraduate Certificate in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise 2017
⁃ Curator and organiser of art exhibition “FOCUS” End of Year Exhibition 2014, Gorey School of Art.
⁃ Gold Medal in Solo Acting, Grade IV The Leinster School of Drama 2009
⁃ Lead acting role in Group Production of “TWO” by Jim Cartwright, Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoighre 2009.
⁃ NVQ Level 2 in Activity Leadership awarded 2009
⁃ 20,000 word Thesis based on Travel Journalism 2005
⁃ Producer / Sub- editor for International Magazine Production 2004 with Fontys School of Journalism on African Development
Photoshop and SLR Digital Photography, Printmaking/Painting, Video, Sculpture & Creative Writing.