Our Thriving Tribe ‘Zoom Room Sessions’, the curators of Our Thriving Tribe in conversation with arts professionals in Ireland.
This session’s invited guest is Harry Walsh Foreman.
Harry Walsh Foreman was born in Dublin where for the most part he has been based since either making art, teaching art or sometimes both. Having recently graduated from the MFA in Fine Art Paint in the National College of Art & Design (NCAD) in Dublin. He has exhibited nextensively through Ireland in numerous group shows where he has honed his particular approach which celebrates the human and the marks we make on the world from the architecture of a skyline to the tagging on a storefront. It is made in celebration of the local, the small-scale, the eccentric and the down-right ordinary. It is a search for the moments which contain a multitude of possibilities for examining the humour of the everyday.
These works are inspired by contemporary events ranging from the Repeal the 8th movement to the current housing crisis and every thing in between so I can satirise the nation we live in and in doing so create pieces which spark conversations which will allow us all to examine what we mean by erroneous terms like local or small scale when these borders we put up wheter the divide between north side and south side of Dublin, or more recently the unrelenting bickery of the Hard Border are as fictitious as the stories I put my characters in. http://harrywalshforeman.com
As a curatorial project, Our Thriving Tribe (OTT) aims to expand upon the current discourse on entrepreneurship within the arts in Ireland. A process of enquiry into the context of artistic practice by researching entrepreneurship from the perspective of the artist in order to generate new knowledge within this field. OTT is produced by Visual, in Ireland as part of the Arts and Humanities Entrepreneurship Hub (AHEH) Project.