Sarah Iremonger

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Occupation Visual Artist
Location Co. Cork, Ireland
Introduction Sarah Iremonger is a multidisciplinary visual artist, based in Co. Cork, Ireland. Using found, created and adapted images and objects, as well as painting, drawing, photography, digital media, neon and video, to investigate ideas about how we understand and navigate ideas of 'Being'. Associations and contexts are mixed up to explore philisophical theories around technology, art, history and nature. Iremonger studied Fine Art at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin 1983-85, The Crawford College of Art and Design in Cork 1985-87 and has an MA in European Fine Art from The Winchester School of Art 1997-98. Iremonger was Artist in Resident at the Sydney Olympic Park and Broken Hill Art Exchange, Australia in May 2011 and a Von Hess Resident at the Borowsky Centre, The University of The Arts, Philadelphia USA and was also visiting artist to UARTS in March 2010.
Interests Curatorial Projects include 'World View of an Oyster' for Cork County Council and Macroom Town Council 2013, 'Sub-plots' for allerart in Bludenz Austria 2011 & Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Co. Cork 2012, 'Containers' for Art Trail 2009, 'The Cork Harbour Project' for the Sirius Arts Centre 2007 – 08 and 'Ob-Scene' video project with the Cork Film Centre 2006. Iremonger has exhibited at the Temple Bar Gallery in Dublin and the Turku Art Museum in Finland with her work Lumpy Art History in 2002 and 2003 respectively, was awarded Culture Ireland grants for her exhibitions abroad in 2011, 2010 & 2003; Arts Council Grants include a Bursary Award in 2005, New Project Award in 2002 and Artist in Residence Fellowship at the Kunstlerhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf in Germany in 2003. Iremonger has worked for the OPW creating Upside-down Mountains a neon & mural project in the Northside Civic Centre, Coolock, Dublin 2003 and Bowen Construction for whom she made two films Where’s Me Cork? and Freedom Box for the Airgador - Cork Silver and Gold exhibition at the Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork for European Capital of Culture Cork 2005, and worked part-time for the Sirius Arts Centre in Cobh, Co. Cork as Visual Arts Officer between 1999 - 2015.