Burren College of Art values its connectedness to the international, national and regional art worlds and maintains this through a vibrant programme of visiting artist & scholar presentations each semester. We welcome artists, curators, gallerists, critics and scholars to participate in conferences, symposia and the weekly visiting artist programme, known as the ‘Wednesday Session’. After a group presentation of their work, artists are available to students for studio visits on a sign-up basis. We invite both established and emerging artists from Ireland and other countries and a selection of previous visitors is given on these pages.
Featured Visiting Artist
A. Laurie Palmer is an artist, writer, and teacher. Her work is concerned, most immediately, with resistance to privatization, and more generally, with theoretical and material explorations of matter’s active nature as it asserts itself on different scales and in different speeds. Her work takes various forms as sculpture, installation, public projects, and writing. Most recently, she has pursued an extended exploration of mineral extraction sites in the U.S. (In the Aura of a Hole published with Black Dog Publishing in Fall, 2014). Palmer collaborated with the four-person art collective Haha for twenty years. In 2008, WhiteWalls Press published With Love from Haha documenting Haha’s site-based work (distributed by University of Chicago Press). Palmer teaches in the Sculpture Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.