Artist Feature

Catherine McDonald

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Introducing Catherine McDonald, the artist exhibiting our upcoming show Horizon | Ag Bun na Spéire, an immersive multimedia installation exploring an imaginary landscape. 


Catherine McDonald is a visual artist from County Wexford, who recently completed an MFA in Art and Ecology at the Burren College of Art.

Her practice is a magical natural history; a fictional narrative of an existing world. Using sculpture, film, sound and light, Catherine creates installations which probe the relationship between Earth and the imagination. She uses ecological research to construct alternate, playful scenes, combining the real with the unreal in order to generate new methods of understanding.


Chatting about the upcoming opportunity, Catherine has said “I’m so excited to be presenting this exhibition as part of the Emerging Curator Development Programme with Shannon. Throughout this work I have built a connection to the landscape of Kilkenny, and I’m looking forward to sharing this with a new audience!”


In the face of climate change and its effects, artists and artwork such as this that engage with and get us thinking about our natural world and our local environment, will become pivotal for shifting attitudes and raising awareness of environmental issues.


Keep an eye out on our instagram page @kccartsofficeemergingcurator over the next few days for Catherine’s artist takeover. 


Catherine received her BFA from TU Dublin. Her graduate work was chosen for exhibition at the 2021 RDS Visual Art Awards at the RHA, and received the Image Now Purchase award. She has since exhibited her ongoing installation series Past, Present, Future at The LAB Gallery and in IMMA in 2022. She has upcoming exhibitions in Cork and Clare later this year.


Don’t miss the opening of Horizon | Ag Bun na Spéire on Thursday the 8th of June.

Taking place from 6-8pm at Unit 27, Goods Shed Sq, MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre.


Horizon | Ag Bun na Spéire is curated by Shannon Carroll as part of the  Emerging Curator Development Programme.


Kindly supported by MacDonagh Junction and the Arts Council.

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