Eimhin plans next move
The young Castleblayney artist Eimhin Farrell is the current artist in residence at Creative Spark. Having graduated from NCAD last year with a degree in Fine Art Printmaking and Visual Culture, he is enjoying the opportunity of working in the centre's print studio.
Eimhin's work is inspired by traditional method of etching, creating painstaking detailed prints which saw him winning the John Kelly Award from Black Church Print Studio for his work in his degree show.
Much of his work to date has centred around capturing details of old buildings, both in his native Castleblayney, but now he is looking forward to doing something different.
'For this residency, I am using the time to work on my current project which is based on chess. I'm making etches of the different faces of chess pieces on a chess board,' he explains.
Eimhin has had work featured in a number of open call exhibitions in Dublin and he was one of a number of NCAD students whose work was selected to be showcased at Dublin Airport.
He also exhibited with fellow Monaghan artists Fiona Huzon and Rachel McCabe in the Iontas Arts Centre, Castleblayney earlier this year.
A past pupil of Castleblayney College, Eimhin says he was inspired by art teacher Nicola Toal who assisted him in getting his portfolio ready for art college while he was doing his Leaving Cert. He also paid tribute to his tutor during his final year at NCAD, Debora Ando, who was a bit inspiration to him.