Laura Ní Fhlaibhín—trailblazer

14 Oct 2021 – 30 Oct 2021

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12:00 – 18:00
12:00 – 18:00
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Pallas Projects/Studios are pleased to present Laura Ní Fhlaibhín—trailblazer the ninth exhibition of our 2020/21 Artist-Initiated Projects programme.


Opening reception: 6–8pm Thursday 14th October
Register a time for the preview here
Exhibition continues: Friday 15th October – Saturday 30th October
Gallery open: 12–6pm, Thursday–Saturday


Pallas Projects/Studios are pleased to present Laura Ní Fhlaibhín—trailblazer the ninth exhibition of our 2020/21 Artist-Initiated Projects programme.

A tally of carbon mounts
Falling into lines and columns and sheets
vanishing from the miniature curtain rail enclosure
And the wood panelling parted for him
Shuttling to spirited universe
Trailblazer swooshing down that tunnel
Past the polished panels
Throbbing into vast brightness that is sweet ecstasy
trip of wonder and love
He goes headfirst and on his ass
Swerving the corner
Giddy love tunnel whoops
Arms extending and dancing
It is purely joy and cuming from now on
To be spoken with steadfastness
and will
and determination for parting panels
And love tunnels
And coming cuming
To phosphorescent
Carbon dots.


Laura Ní Fhlaibhín completed her MFA at Goldsmiths in 2019, graduating with First Class Honours Distinction. She completed her BA at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin in 2013, graduating from the School of Painting and Visual Cultures with a First Class Honours. Recent exhibitions have included 'Conditions', Croydpn, London 2021, ‘In the marl walled court of the Fairyqueen’, Courthouse Arts Centre 2021, ‘Society of Nature’,OnCurating, Zurich 2021, ‘Meet; Gorey School of Art 2021, ‘Gargle’, RAW labs, London, 2020, ’Róisín, silver, rockie’ solo show at Palfrey Space, London 2020, ‘Caol Áit1/2’, 126 Galway 2020, Burren College of Art, Ireland, 2019; Deptford X, London, 2018; Tulca, Galway, 2018; ‘Water jets were used on the four corners of the building’, Newington Art Space, London, 2018; ‘a speech that showed the chair in the middle’, Enclave, London, 2018; ‘Dodecagon’, Space Union, Seoul, 2017; ‘Lamellae’, The Lab, Dublin, 2016. She was the recipient of the Goldsmiths MFA Graduate Almacantar Studio Bursary Award 2019, and Next Generation Bursary, Irish Arts Council 2020. Laura was awarded Arts Council England award, Developing Your Creative Practice, 2021, Visual Arts Bursary Award Irish Arts Council 2021, and Agility Award 2021.

@lauranifhlaibhin | www.lauranifhlaibhin.com


Artist-Initiated Projects at Pallas Projects/Studios is an open-submission, annual gallery programme of 10 x 3-week exhibitions taking place between March and November 2020. This unique programme of funded, artist-initiated projects selected via open call is highly accessible to artists, with a focus on early career, emerging artists and recent graduates. Projects are supplemented with artists' talks, texts, workshops or performances, and gallery visits by colleges and local schools.

Artist-Initiated Projects aims to act as an incubator for early careers, and support artists' practices at crucial stages, providing a platform for artists to produce and exhibit challenging work across all art forms. The model of short-run exhibitions with a relatively short turnaround time of 3–6 months is an alternative to the normal institutional model, where the process of studio visit to exhibition can take several years. Shorter lead-in times allow the programme to be quick and responsive, reflect what artists are currently making, and encourage experimentation and risk-taking.

Pallas Projects/Studios is funded by The Arts Council

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