C.V / Biography: Ann Carragher - born in Newry, Co. Down, Northern Ireland. Graduated in 1995 from the University of Ulster with a B.A (Hons) in Combined Studies in Art & Design and again in 1997 with an MA in Fine & Applied Art. After completing my MA, I obtained an 8 month Artist Residency at the Hangzhou Academy of Fine Art, in The Peoples Republic of China, supported by the University of Ulster and the British Council.
I currently reside in Lancashire and am a Lecturer in Fine Art and Critical Studies at the Blackpool School of Creative Arts (BA Hons Fine Art & Professional Practice), accredited by Lancaster University.
Education 2018 (Due to commence) Research Degree, MMU, Manchester. 2000 – 2001 PGCE (Post Compulsory Education) Bolton Institute, Lancashire. 1995 – 1997 MA Fine & Applied Art. University of Ulster, Belfast (ESF funded). 1991 – 1995 BA (Hons) Combined Studies in Art & Design, UUB, Belfast.
Solo Exhibition Through a Glass Darkly, Abingdon Studios, Blackpool, Oct 2017. Hypodoche, Blackpool Festival of Light, Blott Gallery, Sept 2007. Clotworthy Arts Centre, Co. Antrim, 2000. Logan Gallery, Galway, Ireland, 1999. HangZhou Academy of Fine Art, Peoples Republic of China 1998.
Selected Exhibitions 09.2019 XXX Irish Women Artists, Woman - Made Gallery, Chicago, USA (pending) 06.2018 'Thresholds' Gonzo Unit, Thessaloniki, Greece. 03.2018 'Something or Nothing', selected group exhibition, Abingdon Studios. 02.2018 'Nomad', Collective Collaborations/ Curated Place, Spectra Light Festival, Aberdeen. 11.2017 'Nomad', Collective Collaborations/ Curated Place, Abingdon Studios. 10.2017 'Nomad', Collective Collaborations/ Curated Place, Enlighten Bury Festival of Light. 10.2017 'Encounters', One Foot in The Cradle, MILK, House of Blah Blah, Middlesbrough. 04.2017 ' Something Black', Cultivate, London 03.2017 'Encounters' (two person collaborative exhibition with Garth Gratrix) ICW, Blackpool. 02.2017 'All Our Laments', Grundy Art gallery, Group Exhibition, Blackpool. 04.2017 Something Black, Cultivate, London. 03.2017 'Encounters', Collaborative Exhibition (two person show with Garth Gratrix), ICW, Blackpool. 02.2017 'All Our Laments', Grundy Art Gallery, Group Exhibition, Blackpool. 12.2016 Abingdon Open Studio, Blackpool. 11.2016 Research into Practice, Blackpool University Centre. 03.2016. ‘Be The Banana Skin (On the Patriarchy’s Complacent Stroll)’, Blott Gallery. 01.2016 'Where for Art Thou Starr Grass', Staff Exhibition, School of Creative Arts, Blackpool 12.2015 'Test:Bed', ArtCOP21 (Lead Curator and Project Organiser) 10.2015 'Art Carbooty', co-produced by Wewioraprojects and Squirrel and Tiffin, Winter Gardens, Blackpool. 08.2015 Destroy Blackpool, Supercollider. 04.2015 Soft Launch, Abingdon Street Studios, Blackpool, Lancashire 10.2014 Diorama – Hidden Theatre’s project, University Centre, Blackpool. 09.2013 Undressing Identity Exhibition/Symposium, Uni Centre, Blackpool. 05.2013 Agoraphobia: The Spaces Within, Uni Centre, Blackpool. 11.2011 ETE Dimensions of Spirit, Symposium, York 11.2010 Doppelganger, Group Show, Blackpool School of Art. 12.2010 Postcards from Blackpool; Contemporary Vanitas’ Collaborative project with Nick Kowalski, Blackpool Culture Shop Project 07.2009 Hypodouche Hebden Bridge Fringe Festival. 05.2008 Timescapes, BADept Studios. 03.2008 Archaeo.repro, Blackpool Vistas Symposium.
Residencies ‘AA2A’, Scheme, UCLAN, Preston 2003 ‘Circus’, Haweside Primary School, Blackpool 2003 Art Co-op, Lancashire Museum Services, Preston Museum, 2002 Art Co-op, Fleetwood, 2001. St. Aidans Technology College, Preesall, Lancashire, June 2000 The China National Academy of Fine Art’, Hangzhou, The Peoples Republic of China (Supported by The British Council and the University of Ulster)1997/8.
Publications ‘Diorama- Hidden Theatres’ publication 2014 ‘Agoraphobia The Spaces Within’, Catalogue 2013 Blackpool Culture Shops Book Publication, FYC/Arts Council England 2012/13
Research/Conferences 'Re:Connected' (paper) Research Symposium, B&FC, April 2018 'Ich und Du' (paper) Catalyst Conference, Spectra Light Festival, Aberdeen 02.2017 'CMIT', ASLE-UKI, LAND2, (paper) Conference, University of Sheffield, Sept 2017. 'Subject of Study: Collaboration in Research and Artistic Practice', Common Ground, Uni of Manchester Nov 2016. ‘Art & Geoploitics’, MMU, HOME, Manchester Nov 2015 ‘Diorama – Hidden Theatres’ project Oct/Nov 2014 ‘Undressing Identity’ Symposium Sept 2013 ‘Agoraphobia: The Spaces Within’ Symposium May 2013 ‘Land, Liminality, Lament -Affective Landscape Conference, University of Derby, May 2012 ETE –Dimensions of Spirit Conference, ‘Doppelgangers, Doubles & Fetches’ Psychological states of mind, York, Sept 2011 Hauntology, Memory & Place, Northern Irish Contemporary Visual Art, Blackpool & The Fylde College 2010 (research –Arles) Archaeo.Repro - Lament for Lost Power, Blackpool Vista Symposium 2008
Funding/ Awards Trans-Express Funding, LeftCoast, 2016 ACE 'Go See', Abingdon Street Studios 2016 Future Express, LeftCoast Research and Development, 2015/16