Art Tour

Behind the Scenes Studio Visits Eleanor Duffin

9 Mar 2019

Regular hours

12:00 – 17:00

Cost of entry

Free, booking advised

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Spike Island

Bristol, United Kingdom


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  • 506 via Temple Meads
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Artist Eleanor Duffin gives insight into her installation based works characterised by the tension between materiality and form.


Behind the Scenes Studio Visits

Meet artists based at Spike Island, explore their studios and view works-in-progress during these informal encounters. Each artist gives a brief introduction to their practice followed by an opportunity for questions and discussion.

Eleanor Duffin

Born in Wexford Ireland, Eleanor Duffin currently lives and works between Brussels, Belgium & Bristol, England. After graduating from Limerick School of Art and Design with a BA in Sculpture and Combined Media in 2003, she went on to complete a two year MA at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. In 2015 she completed MRes program at Sint Lucas University College of Art and Design, Antwerp.

She has exhibited both in her home country of Ireland and internationally. Her work has been included most recently in 2116:Forecast for the Future, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, MI, USA (2016), Foaming at the Mouth, Dublin, IE (2016); The Wild, Project Arts Centre, Dublin, IE (2016) Forms of Duality curated by Mary Cremin for Solstice Gallery, Navan, IE (2016), Listen to the stones, think like a mountain, curated by Evelien Bracke for Gallery Tatjana Pieters, Ghent, BE (2015), Future Anthology, RHA Gallery Dublin, IE (2015) Game of Roles, curated by Matteo Lucchetti at Paris Texas Gallery Antwerp, BE (2015), PopPositions, Art Brussels, BE (2015)

Eleanor has participated in international residency programs including; Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, US (2017) Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia (2016 & 2013), Fire Station Artists Studios, Dublin, Ireland (2010-2013), SIM, Reykjavík, Iceland,(2009 & 2011) CERN, Geneva, Switzerland (2004). She has received a number of awards and support from Irish cultural bodies including the Arts Council of Ireland, Culture Ireland Award and Dublin City Council Arts Department.

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