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Suzanne Carroll is a visual artist specialising in drawing and painting. Suzanne’s practice involves the mining of forgotten or hidden historical archives. Questioning her findings through a contemporary lens, her paintings explore themes of place, time and female identity. Suzanne is graduating in June from NCAD, with a Joint (hons) degree in Fine Art and Critical Culture. “In my artistic practice, I am interested in how the memories we choose to recall and the memories we choose to forget, shape our own personal narrative. What historical novelist Hillary Mantel refers to as “the scaffolding we build to hold our lives together”. Part of this scaffolding is the importance we sometimes bestow on inanimate objects; and how we imbue these objects with memory and meaning and become attached to them. During my residency in An Táin Arts Centre I hope to explore this idea further. By reaching out to local people who have emigrated and/or to people who have come to Ireland in the hope of making a new life in here. What are the inanimate, often everyday objects that are intrinsically linked with memories of home? In response to these discussions I plan to make some new work that I intend to include in my solo exhibition in September.”

Exhibition | Basement Gallery | 9th September – 2nd October
Suzanne was in residence in the Basement Gallery studio during July, August and September 2021.
Follow her progress on Instagram @suzanne_carroll or at_ https://suzannecarrollart.com/

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