We´re happy to welcome Dianne Murphy, who will be staying with us in a traineeship until the middle of March. She wants to experience how an organisation working with art and technology is organised and run, as well as share her own skills and knowledge.
Murphy graduated in 2020 with an honours BA in Fine Art from Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT), Dublin, Ireland. In her practice, she works with a variety of mediums, such as scripting, audio, video, sculpture, and virtual reality, utilising the isolation of virtual environments.
Murphy recently completed her thesis on the relevance of virtual reality as an artistic medium in contemporary society. Murphy is also a member of Crux.project, an experimental curatorial platform that seeks to reimagine and reinstate a collective space for the safe exhibition of work under Covid-19.
She is also interested in issues of audience development and representation. In 2020-2021, she was a member of the Douglas Hyde Gallery Student Forum III, a platform that invites students and recent graduates to engage with the gallery over a period of twelve months, developing a project which explores participation, accessibility and exclusion by deconstructing and reflecting on the barriers that may stop multiple and underrepresented audiences from engaging with contemporary art.
Image credits: Dianne Murphy, except portrait of Murphy (photo: BEK).