Works by Charlotte Bosanquet and Grace McMurray Remotely Radical: A Contemporary Drawing ExhibitionText by Emma Campbell Artists Charlotte Bosanquet, Sally O’Dowd, and Grace McMurray came together through a shared interest in contemporary drawing to give us, Remotely... Read more
Fab Hand, Daydream Festival, Cavan6-19 September 2021 “Fab hand” is a hand covered in fuchsia glitter and gem stones. A monstrously feminine artwork inspired by new hobbies we took up in lockdown. In this case, painting your own nails and posting pics on... Read more
Yello on a Bike Live-streamed 360° video, 25th March 2021 Commissioned for Belfast International Festival of Performance Art, this was a performance for mothers and carers in isolation who had – at that time – experienced over a year of lockdowns. I... Read more
Breastival 2019 Artist-in-Residence, Ulster Museum (Belfast) Breastival is a three day festival celebrating and normalising breastfeeding in Northern Ireland, for which I was Artist in Residence, live drawing people and activities relating to Breastival 2019 at the... Read more
Mother’s Milk, Framewerk Gallery, Belfast 2018 This exhibition showcased two collections of photographs, a new video work, and a piece of sculpture on the theme of motherhood. The first series of photographs is of her 2017 performance ‘Mothership’, photographed... Read more
C.S. Lewis Festival Glider Artist-in-residence, 2018 Over three days I traveled over and back across east and west Belfast, drawing on and off the Glider, capturing activities, events, and locations along the way. Some drawings were executed quickly and spontaneously,... Read more
Sally O’Dowd is a freelance visual artist and curator with a socially engaged practice. As a politically aware artist, her research is concerned with identity and in particular intimate female ritual and investigating the role – self selected and enforced – of women in contemporary Irish society.