New kids on the block

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After a year of preparation and collaboration .. it’s finally here! We spent a cold but fantastic day in Smithfield Square setting up our pop-up gallery today, and we enjoyed every minute of it! We’re really looking forward to opening to the public on Monday February 1st to share our art with you – the culmination of an art & research collaboration that has transformed 5 academic research projects into mixed media art… Read More

Fearghal Duffy: ‘A Fable for Tomorrow’

Silent Spring

‘THERE WAS ONCE a town in the heart of America where all life seemed to live in harmony with its surroundings. The town lay in the midst of a checkerboard of prosperous farms, with fields of grain and hillsides of orchards where, in spring, white clouds of bloom drifted above the green fields. ‘In autumn, oak and maple and birch set up a blaze of color that flamed and flickered across a… Read More

Michael Cleary-Gaffney: The Difficulties Of Research


The aim of research is to make a positive impact for individuals and society. However, research is an extremely complex multifaceted endeavour. Put simply, for a thorough understanding of a phenomenon, researchers must break the phenomenon into specifics. When sufficient knowledge is acquired on each specific research area, a combining of the specific knowledge can occur. This allows for a holistic understanding of the overall topic of interest. Think of the development… Read More

Louise Brady – Inspiring Images


This week I would like to share some research images and inspiration for the project.   Spencer Tunick – Desert Spirits, 2013. Sally Mann, Family Pictures, 1984-1991 Ron Mueck, Boy, 1999. Alice Maher, Cassandra’s Necklace, 2012   Mark Rothko, (Red, Orange), 1968 Leslie Hall Brown, RE-VISIONING series.

Tommy Flavin: Documentary Is Like Really Expensive Therapy


The idea of this blog is to document the process of developing art from its inception through to its eventual culmination as part of the exhibition and symposium, METAMORPHOSIS. So to kick off my own series of posts, I thought I’d give a little background as to myself and my own practise. Here, I’m going to talk about how documentary making can be weirdly therapeutic. It might sound odd to say, but… Read More

Metamorphosis | Art as Research. Research as Art

Welcome to the inaugural blog post of The Metamorphosis Project The Metamorphosis Team are absolutely thrilled to announce the launch of our multidisciplinary project planned for February 2016. The project has been in formation for many months, growing a team of vibrant, talented young artists and academic researchers  with a synergy of knowledge, ideas and creative practice. The idea behind the project first sprung to our founder, Jennifer Halton, in late 2014, as she explored… Read More