Damien Duffy

artist residency FEBRUARY - March 2021

exhibition 19 - 27 March

Damien Duffy

Between a school house and a grave yard.
Between childhood, where it all begins and the congregation of the dead who lie outside.
A reflection on this journey, foregrounded at a time of epidemic.
Out of time- unique, reflective.

From a practice that is rooted in painting and its critique.
A projected use of appropriated images and texts.
Paintings, and parergon as sculptures, crafted objects, and a repurposed poem.

Originally from Derry, Damien Duffy studied at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Resident in London between 1986-2002 he took part in numerous artist led initiatives,exhibiting in London and Europe. On his return to Ireland he was awarded the ACNI Artist in Education Award in 2002.

He set up and led Void Art School between 2007-15. As a member of Void Gallery’s Curating committee  he curated Cathy Wilkes in 2007, Dan Hays 2007, Matt Collishaw in 2010, amongst others as well as numerous Void Art School exhibitions within the programme. In 2016 he was awarded the ACNI Fellowship at The British School at Rome and a subsequent residency with Fondazione per L’arte in Rome 2016-17. He has been guest lecturer at the Slade School of Fine Art, London and Universita Boconi in Milan.

Exhibitions include Milch Gallery London 1998, fuori uso, Caserta 1997, Fantasy Heckler, Liverpool Biennale 1999, Void Gallery 2011, Academia Britanica, Rome 2016, About Blank, Macro, Rome 2016, Wild Tulips, Derry 2019.


This residency is in partnership with St Augustine’s Heritage Site and is kindly funded by Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Derry City & Strabane District Council and The Community Foundation NI


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