Niamh Porter

Ormston House is delighted to welcome Niamh Porter as Artist-in-Residence following three years on the Culture Team. This is the first time we have appointed an artist with a specialisation in painting, and we look forward to working with Niamh to develop a customised structure for her residency and during our upcoming project, The Feminist Supermarket.

The Artist-in-Residence scheme was established as part of the R&R Programme in 2016 to support artists based in the Limerick region and to address our core question: How can we support artists better? In 2019, we have hosted four short-term residencies and three long-term residencies for local artists and collectives.

About Niamh Porter:

Niamh graduated from Limerick School of Art and Design in 2016 with a first class honours (BA) in Fine Art, Painting. Her practice involves the reproduction of architectural forms into painting; architecture acting as a vehicle for exploring materials, form, colour and light. She is interested in painting’s historical relations with Modernist architecture. Her current research looks at the key female designers of the Modernist movement and how our understanding of architecture and domestic space has evolved.

Niamh was awarded the Screaming Pope Prize at K-fest 2017 for The Shell Centre from Capital: Icons of Modernity. Recent group exhibitions in 2018 and 2019 include Peak Show, the Sailor’s Home, Limerick; Winter Open, Rua Red, Dublin; and the Kerry Visual Artist Showcase, Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Killarney. She is a member of Spacecraft Studios.


Image: Das Bauhaus Archiv (2016), oil on canvas, 91 x 122 cm, courtesy of the artist. You can visit Niamh's website here. The current Artists-in-Residence are Ciara Barker, Mary Conroy and Niamh Porter. In 2019, we hosted short-term residencies for Lauren Bickerdike, Bernardine Carroll, Isolde Donohoe, and Lumen Street Theatre.
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