Artist Interview with Decade of Centenaries artist in residence, Shane Finan
To commemorate the Decade of Centenaries, Mayo County Council’s Arts Service in partnership with the Jackie Clarke Collection, undertook an Artist in Residency programme with visual artist Shane Finan. Shane assembles objects into artworks, using contemporary technologies alongside traditional media. His work is about connections between place, technology human and nonhuman. His project, entitled Assembly was the result of his six-month residency at the Jackie Clarke Collection.
Drawing from printed materials (newspapers, leaflets, autograph books) and the idea of technology as a device for how stories are spread, he has created a new art installation that takes over the Memory Room in the collection museum in late 2022. In this interview, commissioned by the Jackie Clarke Collection to celebrate their 10-year anniversary, Shane describes the creative process and his engagement with the collection and the people of Ballina to create his own story.
You can view the interview at this link
Assembly can be viewed at the Jackie Clarke Collection, Ballina for the remainder of 2023.
This initiative is supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Decade of Centenaries Programme