Bó Studios is a new artist studio, supported by An Táin Arts Centre, The Arts Council of Ireland and Create Louth.
Located in the heart of Dundalk town, the studios came to be when ceramicist Etaoin O’ Reilly was completing the Emerging Artist Residency with us in the Summer of 2020 and was dismayed at the lack of suitable affordable artist studio space in the town. Lamenting this to David Callan, visual artist and a member of the An Táin Arts Centre team at the time, the pair decided to make it happen and joined forces with Ceramicist Olivia Hill and Fashion Designer Bláthnaid McClean. They subsequently found a suitable space and we were delighted to support them.
In January 2023 as part of our expansion into our second space, An Táin Arts Centre Jocelyn Street, we were thrilled to be in a position to expand the artist studios and add four new artists to Bó Studios.
Bó Studios is currently made up of ceramicist’s Etaoin O’ Reilly and Olivia Hill, textile and print artist Bláthnaid Mc Clean and mixed media artist David Callan. They will be joined by, mixed media artist’s John Connolly and Stephen Hurley, printmaker and illustrator Linda McConville and video artist and musician James Mackin.
Our Director Paul Hayes explains, “Each member will be provided with subsidized studio space until the end of the year and they will be afforded the opportunity to join a collective of multi-disciplinary artists making exciting new work and the chance to collaborate, support and exchange skills.We are very excited to see what they will create.”