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JOHANNA CONNOR - Absence 1 - acrylic on fabriano - 48 x 33 cm - €630 - SOLD
JOHANNA CONNOR - Absence 1 - acrylic on fabriano - 48 x 33 cm - €630 - SOLD

Having Studied painting in LSAD (1991-1994) I went on to work with Bedrock Productions & director Jimmy Fay,

designing sets in the City Arts Centre & The Project, Dublin. From there I went to study at the world-renowned

Motley Theatre Design Course, London (1996-1997), grant aided by the Irish Arts Council. During the 30 months

following my return to Ireland, I designed over 20 productions for theatre, dance, opera and film, such as: The

Abbey production of At-Swim-2-Birds 1998, Fragile a FBDT production performed as part of The Dublin Fringe

Festival 1999, also Coriolanus a Loose Canon production for Project @ the Mint. A number of the Productions I

work on were nominated for awards of distinction.

In 2000 due a life-threatening illness I returned to West Cork. Subsequently, my creative path significantly

altered, I published & launched a children’s book Nearly There which I co-illustrated & co-wrote with artist

Gabrielle Byrne, worked with horses, exhibited paintings, illustrations, 3d work and continued to design for the

stage e.g. 2007: I designed The Abbey production and Irish Premiere of Alice Trilogy, written & directed by Tom

Murphy.

I received my masters in: Art & Process, @ CIT Crawford College of Art & Design Cork, 2018. My work from the

MA: AP exhibition 2018 was longlisted for the RDS Visual Arts Award, 2019.

Early 2019 I worked beside Dr. Mairead Kelly: on the Theatre of the Image module, for UCC Drama dept. & we

also co-facilitated a series of drama & visual art workshops for The Lantern Community Project, Cork.

Spring, Summer and Autumn 2019 I exhibited my work in a number of group shows on this year’s calendar @

Blue House Gallery, Schull: Freedom April 19th-May 15th, Alternative views, May 17th – May 29th, Creative Spaces

May 31st – June 12th and Blau Haus / Bauhaus, Aug 9th – Aug 28th and Dystopia Aug 30th- Sep 15th as well as this

year’s West Cork Creates exhibition Into the Woods Aug 29th – Sept 15th.

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