Mary Sullivan Wins 2018 RDS Taylor Art Award

On 22 October 2018, Mary Sullivan was awarded the 2018 RDS Taylor Art Award of €10,000 for her BA work At Home, At War. The esteemed award dates back to 1878. Previous winners include Louis le Brocquy, Nora McGuiness and Sean Keating. The Taylor Art Award is annually given to an Irish art graduate to assist them with the development of their career as an artist.

Mary's At Home, At War video sculpture piece consisted of a self-constructed military style shed and a series of performance videos, designed to link the repetitive nature of domestic chores to the drill and precision of military discipline. For more information on Mary's award winning piece, see HERE.

Mary's work will be exhibited in the RDS from 22 - 29 October.

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RDS Visual Art Awards

On Monday 22nd October, 2018, Mary Sullivan will exhibit at and attend the RDS Visual Art Awards. The RDS Visual Art Awards provides a platform for graduating artists as they transition from student into early professional career. Following Mary's final year project, "At Home, At War", a physical and performance piece, the artist was one of thirteen chosen to present her work at the RDS Visual Art Graduate Exhibition, showcasing the work of Ireland's most talented graduates. Mary represents Dublin Institute of Technology's Sherkin Island BA Visual Arts programme.

The Award ceremony kicks off the week long exhibition which is open to the public free of charge. Renowned performance artist Amanda Coogan will curate the 2018 exhibition, which will run from October 23-29 in the RDS Concert Hall, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.

For more information on Mary's project "At Home, At War" see HERE. Alternatively, visit the artist at the RDS Visual Art Awards Exhibition The exhibition is open to the public and runs from October 23-29


Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre Residency

Mary Sullivan has been announced as an Uillinn: West Cork Art's Centre Artist in residency following the completion of Dublin Institute of Technology's Sherkin Island BA Visual Arts programme.

Based in Skibbereen, the centre provides expertise and physical and human resources to assist artist, arts organisations, groups and individuals to realise arts projects.

For more information on Uilinn, the West Cork Arts Centre, see