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
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
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
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
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.