For this curated section of The Spring Auction 2020 we selected seven artists whose work is concerned with the environment and the impact of climate change (More details).
Artist and former physicist Angela Gilmour presents a response to her experience on The Arctic Circle residency program.
78° North, Sint Johnsforden is one of a series of paintings made during her three week expedition during the Summer Solstice in 2019. The Arctic Circle residency invites international artists, scientists and innovators to live and work aboard a Barquentine Tall Ship while sailing the waters of the international territory of Svalbard, an Arctic archipelago just 10 degrees latitude from the North Pole.
Angela Gilmour’s practice concentrates on the study and survey of shorelines and the way we interact with these natural borders. This theme is urgent in the context of ongoing and increasing discussions around climate change and the commons, with topics ranging from global warming to extractivism, from land possession and use, to sustainable consumption.
Fine Art, Crawford College of Art, 2015
Awards: ‘Student of the Year’ and Highly Commended at the international Undergraduate Awards. Shortlisted for the Emerging Irish Artist Award by Burren College of Art, 2017.
Residencies: Sample Studios and the National Sculpture Factory, 2016. The Arctic Circle Summer Solstice Expedition, 2019.
Recent solo exhibitions: Arctica: the last fragments, Studio 12, Backwaters Artist Group, Cork, 2019. The Sum of All Parts, a touring exhibition funded by Science Foundation Ireland, 2016-2018.
Recent group exhibitions: Environmental Crisis, Gerald Moore Gallery, London, 2020. The New State curated by Anne Hodge, Curator at the National Gallery of Ireland and Angela Griffith, Assistant Professor at Trinity College Dublin, 2019.
Current exhibitions include ‘Weather the Weather’ a Sciart Initiative, New York Hall of Science, 2019-2020. Mouth of a shark, Edinburgh Printmakers (2019-2020) and
Angela's work is held in public and private collections, including The Office of Public Works, University College Cork and Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Australia.
Angela is a member of Backwater Artists Group, Cork Printmakers and the National Sculpture Factory.