Ursula Kelly
email: urskelly@yahoo.co.uk

b. Ireland 1980, living & working in London

Artist Statement
I am a visual artist specialising in printmaking but regularly incorporating various media including sound, moving image and installation based presentations. My work deals with memories, relationships, social history and the identity of the other, which inevitably means that my practice is often participant led and socially engaged.
    
Education
2009 Developing Educational Practice, cltad, University of the Arts London.
2008 MA Visual Arts (Print), University of the Arts London - Camberwell.
2003 BA (Hons) Fine Art / Printmaking, Limerick School of Art & Design.

Professional Practice
2007 - ongoing Freelance Artist Educator
2012 – ongoing Artist Educator, Orleans House Gallery, Twickenham.
2011- 2012 Volunteer with Action Space in Studio Voltaire, Clapham.
2010-2011 Emerging Associate Artist, firstsite, Colchester, Essex.
2003-07 Co-founder & Treasurer Lorg Fine Art Printmakers, Galway, Ireland.

Solo Exhibition
2009 “intersecting, connecting, manifesting”, London Print Studio, London.

Selected Group Exhibitions
2013  Meet the Artist, Orleans House Gallery, Twickenham
2012  Loop 2012, Bankside Gallery, London
         Perimetric, Contemporary Practices in Printmaking, Limerick Printmakers, Ireland
         Suigh Síos, Sprout Arts, Tooting, London
         Artist in residence, Construction Gallery, Tooting, London.
2011 Tooting Arts Network, Pop Up Theatre/Gallery, Tooting High Street, London.
        Contemporary Art Exhibition, Moroccan Gardens, Dolphin Square, Pimlico.
        Serve & Project, Hampden Gallery, University of Mass. Amherst, USA.
2010 PIPE ’10, Penang State Museum & Art Gallery, Malaysia.
        Views From The Edge 2, View Tube, Olympic 2012 Site, London.
         In-visible with Ijad Dance Company, All Saints Church Cambridge & Colchester Arts
         Centre.
         Growing Art Together (Associate Artist Residencies), firstsite, Colchester, Essex.
         Sheep Trail, Harrow, in association with Henry Moore Foundation.
         Views From The Edge, View Tube, Olympic 2012 Site, London.
2008 M is for MA Show, Camberwell College of Arts, London.
       Clare Graduates Show 2008, Glór Irish Music Centre, Co. Clare.
        7th Lessedra Annual World Art Print, Bulgaria.
        Is Mise Ireland, 411 Gallery, Hangzho City, China.
        ‘An Act of Happening’, Red Gate Gallery, London.
2007 ‘Conflict’, The White Room Gallery, Galway.
        ‘Cead in China’, 411 Gallery, Hangzho City, also traveled to Beijing & Shanghai.
2006 Impressions, Galway Arts Centre, Galway.
        ‘Within & Without’, The White Room Gallery, Galway, Limerick Printmakers Gallery &
        The Original Print Gallery, Dublin. 
        Cork Art Trail, English Market, Cork.
        ev+ a 2006 – give(a)way, Limerick.
        ‘Open Print Show’ – Limerick Printmakers.
2005 6X6 For Ireland – ‘Showcase’ , 411 Gallery, Hangzho City, also traveled to Beijing &
         Shanghai, China.
        ‘The Fourth Floor – ENSO Live Art Event, Hynes Car-park & Ard Bia Galway.
        ‘Interpretations’ Instore, Galway.
        ‘The Way The West Was One’, Airfield Trust, Dublin.
2004 Lorg Printmakers Members’ Show, Norman Villa Gallery, Galway.
        ‘The Western Eye’ Galerie de Fouedec, Lorient, Brittany, France.
         6x6 for Ireland – ‘The Year of the Monkey’ 411 Gallery, China.
         LOOK, CLOSER, Glór Irish Music Centre, Co. Clare.

Collections
Galway County Council and private collections in Ireland, France & the UK.

Awards/Residencies
2008 Circle.Line Award - one year residency with ACAVA studios London and London Print Studio in association with Artquest and University of the Arts London Widening Participation Unit.
2007 Travel and Mobility Award, The Arts Council of Ireland.


Selected Community/Educational Projects

2013 Lino printing/fan making project in conjunction with Peter Clarke exhibition at INIVA
        Gallery, London in William Patten Primary School, Stormount House Special Needs
         Secondary School & Haggerston School, London.
         After Schools Club 5- 8 year olds weekly class, Orleans House Gallery, Twickenham
         Mono printing & collograph print project, Octagon Club - young people with
         disabilities (11-19 year olds), Orleans House Gallery, Twickenham.
         Screen printing project, EAL (English as Additional Language) Friendship Art Club for
         adults & their children, OHG project.
2012 Collograph project, Transitions Club – 18-25 year olds with additional needs, OHG
         project.
         Big Draw, drop in mark making workshop, Collective Studios at Studio One Gallery at
         Cato Hall, Wandsworth
         Shared Stories book making project with Whitton Access Group - adults with
         disabilities, Whitton Library, RLS project.
         Shared Stories book making project for under 5’s, Norman Jackson Family Centre,
         Hampton, RFL project.
         Teddy Bears Picnic Make & Bake day for under 5’s, Tangley Park Family Centre,
         Hampton, RFL project.
         Pop art portraits, Summer Workshop for 6-8 year olds, OHG, Twickenham.
         Messy Play for under 5’s & their carers, Ham Chidlren’s Centre, OHG project.
         Kew mini fest, drop in printmaking workshop, Kew Green, OHG project.
         Shared Stories, Family learning book arts project with targeted families, Heathfield
         Junior School, Whitton. Richmond Family Learning project.
         Creative Play for under 5’s & their carers, Ham Children’s Centre, OHG project.
         Screen printing Matisse, Octagon Club - young people with disabilities (11-19 year 
         olds), Orleans House Gallery, Twickenham
         Camera Obscura, Family learning workshop in Wandsworth Museum.
         Shared Stories, Family Learning book arts project with Richmond Library Service.
         Schools Career Taster Days with Education Business Services International, Year 9 
         students, various schools in Ealing & Hammersmith. ACAVA project.
         After Schools Club 5- 8 and 5-10 year olds weekly class, Orleans House Gallery,
         Twickenham.
2011 Christmas cards, Southside Shopping Centre, Wandsworth.
         Schools Career Taster Days with E&H EBP, Year 9 students, various schools in 
         Ealing & Hammersmith. ACAVA project.
         Print in the museum, Wandsworth Museum as part of The Big Draw.
         Pop-up cards, family event during Louis Wain exhibition at Brent Museum.
         Mural Project at Morden Mount Primary School, Lewisham. The Big Art People
         project.
         Making Colliers Wood Happy - International Music Event, printmaking workshop.
         ACAVA project.
2010 Buy or Swap, firstsite stall at Colchester Christmas Market, followed up with 
         Memories & Marking, embroidery sessions at firstsite
         Bling your bike workshop on firstsite’s Art Stop: Bus Stop, as part of The Tour Britain 
         2010, Castle Park Colchester, Essex.
         Summer School with Year 7 students, Westminster Academy, London. ACAVA project.
         Views From The Edge, with students from The Princes Drawing School at
          the London 2012 Olympic site as part of The Big Draw.
         Family and young people’s visual art workshops and drop-in sessions, firstsite, 
         Colchester, Essex.
         Schools Career Taster Days with E&H EBP, Year 9 students, various schools in 
         Ealing & Hammersmith. ACAVA project.
         Career Taster Days with Creative & Media Diploma Students, Ealing &
         South London College.
2009 Screen-printing workshop with Creative & Media Diploma students, Stratford School, 
          London. UAL project.
         Card design with Year 9 students, Hackney Free & Parochial C of E School, London.
         ACAVA project.
         Summer School with Year 7 students, Westminster Academy, London. ACAVA project.
         Hoardings project with Year 7 students, Hackney Free & Parochial C of E School,
         London.  ACAVA project.
         Outdoor mural with adolescent males, NHS Regional Secure Unit, London. ACAVA 
         project.
         Printmaking workshops with Year 10 & 11 students, Westside Independent School at
         London Print Studio.
         Schools Career Taster Days with E&H EBP, Year 9 students, various schools in
         Ealing & Hammersmith, London. ACAVA project.
         Make & Bake day for adolescent mothers & their children, YPAT, Scunthorpe,
         North Lincolnshire.
2008 Advanced screen-printing workshop for members, Lorg Printmakers, Galway, Ireland.
2007 Red Bus Collage Project with 7-11 year olds, Youth Work Ireland Westside Galway &
          Lorg Printmakers Galway, Ireland.
         Tuam Photography Project with 15-19 year olds, Youth Work Ireland Tuam & Lorg
         Printmakers Galway, Ireland.

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