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Artist in Residence

Updated: Apr 13, 2022

Monika Crowley

As part of a new initiative to fulfil our mission of supporting arts and culture in the community, Ranelagh Arts are delighted to announce that we will be allocating a studio space to an emerging artist.

Artists' spaces are expensive. By allocating a space in our premises we are giving a much-needed boost to arts and culture in the community.

We are delighted to pilot the scheme with long-time Ranelagh Arts supporter and member, artist Monika Crowley. Crowley’s art practice explores the trauma of change and identity crisis, utilizing mundane objects in a symbolic, transformative manner. She uses the visual language of the everyday to exploit and tap into the emotions that conjure memory and recognition. While printmaking has been one of the principal mediums used in her practice to date she has spent the last couple of years painting and is hoping her next show will showcase that.

“The use of a bigger studio to paint will enable me to take the next crucial stepping-stone in my career, and give me the much-needed space and time to take that step. Thank you Ranelagh Arts for this amazing opportunity.” Monika Crowley

Monika will be doing her artists' studio residency at No 6 Ranelagh from January through March 2022 and will be welcoming people in to talk about her work in the new year, so keep an eye out for her.

After losing our Ranelagh Arts Community Centre some years ago, No 6 Ranelagh has been our base for the yearly festival and ongoing outreach activities, but because of its restricted size, it is unsuitable for gatherings. We are delighted to have found a meaningful use for the space during downtime in the Ranelagh Arts calendar and hope to award the space several times throughout the year to local and emerging artists. The next residency to be awarded will be in the Autumn months post Festival. If you are interested in applying for the Award please email us with an expression of interest including why you should get the space, a short biography, your artist CV, at least 3 examples of work to

We also encourage other businesses and residents to get involved with this initiative by examining their spaces and considering joining with Ranelagh Arts in giving artists the opportunity to use these spaces on a temporary basis. Please email us for more details


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