EXPERIMENT! Sculpture Award Winner, Rory Tangney in conversation with LAB Gallery Curator, Sheena Barrett

EXPERIMENT! Sculpture Award Winner, artist Rory Tangney

Saturday 24th April, 12:30pm

Join Rory Tangney and Sheena Barrett for an informal conversation exploring how Rory intends to use the award to deepen his current focus on experimentation with new materials and processes, evolving his sculptural practice from a refined, formal style  into one which is much more expressive and unrestrained.

Watch the recording of the talk here!

The Experiment! Sculpture Award is a partnership between Sculpture Dublin, The LAB Gallery and Fire Station Artists’ Studios. It is a developmental award designed to provide a range of practical supports to an artist seeking to take creative risks within their practice, allowing them to further develop and refine their own sculptural language while pursuing new lines of enquiry. 

The award includes: 

  • €12,000 for fees and materials for the production of new work.
  • A two week residency at Fire Station Artists’ Studios workshop facility.
  • A spotlight exhibition in the Cube at the LAB Gallery in late 2021.
  • Mentorship by an established artist (to be agreed in consultation with the winning artist). 
  • A commissioned written response to the work.
  • Photographic documentation of the work installed at The LAB Gallery.

Rory Tangney is a visual artist based in Dublin, with a multi-disciplinary practice rooted in sculpture. His work has been presented in Italy, Berlin and the UK, as well as throughout Ireland in venues including the National Gallery, VISUAL Carlow, VOID Derry, Limerick City Gallery of Art, and broadcast on RTÉ Radio, among many others. He has been a prizewinner at the RHA Annual exhibition and his most recent body of work was an online project funded through the Arts Council’s COVID 19 Response Award. He has taken part in several recent collaborations, most significantly for a group show in Solstice Arts Centre (2019) and in 2018 with a dancer as part of a touring project funded by the Arts Council.

Sheena Barrett is Assistant Arts Officer with Dublin City Council and Curator of The LAB Gallery.