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
Drawings of East Belfast, Commissioned by East Belfast Partnership, 2017 This series of drawings was commissioned by East Belfast Partnership, to capture the living and breathing heart of the community in East Belfast. They celebrate the places where local people... Read more
Mothership, ‘What If?’ performance art festival, Townhall Cavan Arts Space 2017 I was four months pregnant, dressed in a pink unitard with pink hair, gem stones stuck to my skin, holding an umbrella and an empty glitter-covered milk carton overflowing with gold foil... Read more
The Secret Life of Chairs, ‘Breath, Breathless’, R-Space Gallery, Lisburn 2017 A drawing and installation project in response to a year of conversation with visual artist Kevin Killen, and presented as part of a two person exhibition. The installation comprises three... Read more
The Fabware Collection, Townhall Cavan Arts Space Christmas Exhibition, Cavan 2017 A range of domestic items rendered functionless through a decorative application of pink glitter and presented as a luxury giftware collection. Objects included a colander, a toilet... Read more
Artist in residence, National Circus Festival, Tralee, 2015 A series of one line drawings documenting the circus performers and festival attendees rehearsing and performing throughout the weekend event. Stemming from my live art practice, I use drawing as an attempt... 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.