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Ormston House will present the River Residencies curated by Caimin Walsh and Mary Conlon at the forthcoming IKT conference. Mary Conlon was awarded a Harald Szeemann grant to produce a documentary film by Shane Serrano at Crude Media, with an original soundtrack composed by Limerick-based artist, Mankyy, as they travelled along the River Shannon from Limerick to Cavan.

In this short film, artists, Vicky Isley and Paul Smith (who work collaboratively as boredomresearch), and Nathan O’Donnell share their experiences of the residency programme at the Shannon Pot and at Lough Derg respectively. The curators respond to the conference theme of interconnectivity, from the perspectives of strategic partnership, geographical location, and community participation. The River Residencies are co-funded by the Arts Council’s An Invitation to Collaboration scheme, led by Limerick Culture & Arts Office in partnership with the Arts Offices in Cavan, Clare and Tipperary.

About IKT

IKT is the International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art. It is a membership-based organisation that brings together curators from across the world to meet, share knowledge, exchange ideas and broaden professional networks. IKT represents the professional interests of contemporary curators worldwide. IKT has over 500 members including curators and artistic directors of non-profit exhibition spaces and museums, as well as freelance curators of contemporary art.

You can find out more about IKT and the hybrid conference here.

Image: Paul Smith filming at the Shannon Pot, courtesy of boredomresearch.

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