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Niamh O'Malley, b.1975

The Memorial Gardens2008

Made in 2008 while participating in IMMA’s Artist Residency Programme, ‘The Memorial Gardens’ by Niamh O’Malley is an installation projecting footage, taken at the National War Memorial Gardens in Islandbridge, Dublin, projected onto oil on etched-primed aluminium. O’Malley is interested in the fabricated nature of the viewing experience. Her artistic practice, which often takes the form of video projections onto painted canvases, is concerned with the distance from source to spectacle, the deliberate manufacture of illusion, and ultimately, loss. Her works hope to generate the potential for an incursion of unreality into a real world, alongside a sense of distance and disappointment in the nature of the image as chimera.

MediumVideo projection, oil on etched-primed aluminium
Duration7min.22 sec. loop 140 x 250 x 5.5 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Purchase, 2010
Item NumberIMMA.3317
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Niamh O'Malley, The Memorial Gardens, 2008, Video projection, oil on etched-primed aluminium, Duration: 7min.22 sec. loop 140 x 250 x 5.5 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Purchase, 2010

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About the Artist

Niamh O'Malley b.1975

Irish artist Niamh O’Malley combines video installation with sculptural objects and drawings many of which draw on landscape as a subject. O’Malley participated in IMMA’s Artist Residency Programme in 2008. — View Artist »