Marie Farrington – CV 


2014-2016  Master of Arts (1st class honours).  ‘Art in the Contemporary World,’  National College of Art and Design, Dublin

2013-2014  Professional Diploma in Education (Art and Design).  National College of Art and Design

2009-2013  Bachelor of Arts (1st class honours), Fine Art.  Dublin Institute of Technology

Solo /Two Person Exhibitions                               

2016 These Circular Ruins (solo) Department Of English, Maynooth University. Curated by Aoife Tunney

2015 In good faith they waited for gravity (solo) RUA RED, South Dublin Arts Centre

2014 Long-Drawn (solo) The Eight Gallery, Dublin.

2012 Outside the System of Difference (two person) The Joinery, Dublin


2017            Arts Council Bursary Award

2017            Cavan County Council Bursary Award

2015            Firestation Artists’ Studios: Sculpture Award and Bursary

2015            (Shortlisted) AIB Éigse Award, VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art

2014            RUA RED South Dublin Arts Centre: Graduate Award and Bursary

2014            Visual Culture Postgraduate Scholarship (full tuition, MA program). Awarded by NCAD

2013            Gold Medal- Academic Excellence Award, Dublin Institute of Technology

2013            Best Undergraduate Thesis (Fine Art). Awarded by Dublin Institute of Technology, sponsored by Gandon Editions.

2013            Basic Space Graduate Award

2013            Selected Irish Representative, NEU/NOW Festival, ELIA

2013            (Shortlisted) Most Promising Graduate Award, Talbot Gallery, Dublin

2013            (Shortlisted) Block T Dublin: Graduate Award

2013            The Makers Award, ArtsTap Journal


2017            (Upcoming) The Moth Residency, supported by Cavan County Council Bursary Award

2015            Firestation Artists’ Studios (Sculpture Workshop Award and Bursary)

2014            Stone Soup, The Sailor’s Home, Limerick. Facilitated by Basic Space and Ormston House

2013            Summer Studio Program, Dept. of Fine Art, Dublin Institute of Technology

2013            Basic Space Press: Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015            Instincts, Santa Monica Studios, Los Angeles

2015            Foundation ‘15, Tullamore

2015            Éigse, VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art

2015            /Glitch, RUA RED, South Dublin Arts Centre

2014            Periodical Review # 4, Pallas Project/Studios and Ormston House Limerick

2014            VUE Contemporary Art Fair, RHA, Dublin

2014            COE ’14, Claremorris. Curated by Michelle Cotton

2014            Stone Soup, The Sailor’s Home, Limerick.  Curated by Basic Space in association with Ormston House

2014            Precognition, Talbot Gallery Dublin

2013            A Subtle Matter, Catalyst Arts, Belfast. Curated by Amy Brooks. With Dorothy Cross, Laura McMorrow, Jacqueline             Holt and Emmanuelle Negre

2013            Origins, Lismore Castle Arts. Curated by Eamon Maxwell

2013            Process, Graduate Award shortlist at Block T Dublin

2013            The Producers, South Circular Road Community Garden. Curated by Vaari Claffey. With Garrett Phelan, Rhona             Byrne, Lucy Andrews and Oisin Byrne.

2013            DIT Graduate Exhibition, B.A. Fine Art

2013            SCORE, Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar

2012            Annual Student and Recent Graduate Exhibition, Catalyst Arts, Belfast

2012            Denature, with Mark Reynolds and Sarah Doherty. Little Green St Gallery

2012            The RDS Student Art Awards. The RDS Concert Hall.

2012            Oh Diamond, Diamond, thou little knowest of thou haste done, The Five Lamps Visual Art Exhibition, Dublin.  Curated by Alison Pilkington.

2012            110880, Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin

Writing / Speaking

2017            Only Connect, This Matters Now, CIRCA

2016            An argument for the elasticity of systems discourse. M.A. thesis, National College of Art and Design, Dublin.             Supervisor: Francis Halsall

2014            Precognition; Artist talk at Talbot Gallery Dublin

2013            A Subtle Matter; Artist talk at Catalyst Arts, Belfast

2013            Institutional strategies and the construction of meaning around the theatrical material object. Undergraduate thesis,             Dublin Institute of Technology. Supervisor: Noel Fitzpatrick

2013            Restating ‘Location.’ Essay commissioned for the Irish Museum of Modern Art as part of Basic Space Press.

2012            Outside the System of Difference: Panel discussion, the Joinery. With Caoimhe Kilfeather, Barbara Knezevic, Niall             de Buitlear and Tracy Hanna. Chaired by Adrian Duncan.

Selected Bibliography

2015            Catalogue essay by Eimear Walshe to accompany In good faith they waited for gravity at RUA RED

2014            Periodical Review # 4, Accompanying text, Mary Conlon, Pallas Projects/Studios, Dublin

2014            Swings and War Games in Claremorris, Aidan Dunne, Irish Times, Sept 2014

2014             COE’14 Catalogue: essay by Michelle Cotton

2014            Wall Street International Journal, Precognition at Talbot Gallery

2013            The BBC Arts Show, Oct 25 2013. Feature on Catalyst Arts Belfast, including A Subtle Matter.

2013            Review: A Subtle Matter at Catalyst Arts Belfast. Slavka Sverakova

2013            The Shitlist, 2013. James Merrigan, Billion Journal

2012            Milk Miners and Coal Maidens, James Merrigan, Billion Journal, June 2012

2012            Denature, exhibition catalogue. Interview with Sinead Bailey Kelly, The Little Green St Gallery, Dublin