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
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
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
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.