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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
Dimensions Unframed, 140 x 250 x 5.5 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Purchase, 2010
Item NumberIMMA.3317
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
Image Caption
Niamh O'Malley, The Memorial Gardens, 2008, Video projection, oil on etched-primed aluminium, Unframed, 140 x 250 x 5.5 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Purchase, 2010

For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].

About the Artist

Niamh O'Malley b.1975

Irish artist Niamh O’Malley combines video installation with sculptural objects and drawings, often taking landscape as a subject. O’Malley participated in IMMA’s Artist Residency Programme in 2008. She has exhibited widely at venues including White Box, New York; the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris; Gaain Gallery, Seoul; Galleri Flach-Thulin, Stockholm; and Void, Derry. O’Malley’s work is represented in the collections of Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane and the Arts Council of Ireland.

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