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Sibyl Montague

Artists in Residence 2020

23 March - 18 October 2020

VISUAL are delighted to host Sibyl Montague as Artist in Residence this season. Montague's practice explores concerns of form, usability, and the handheld, making work that considers how we regard, hold, and consume objects and experiences.  Her work uses a wide range of sources that combine vegetable, digital and found material with the hacking and dis-assemblage of commodity goods. Focusing on vernacular, craft-based techniques, her work seeks to understand our relationship to material as physical, but flawed representations of inner experience.  Presented as 'tools' or series of sculptural objects of use, her work foregrounds handheld /handmade as fecund, dissident, and intimate gestures counter to overwhelmingly corporate driven narratives. Her expansive practice includes sculpture, drawing, video, and installation.

About the Artist:

Sibyl Montague’s practice includes sculpture, video and installation. A graduate of Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, Montague was recently awarded the IMMA 1000 residency at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2019) and laureate of the Institut Francais Residency Programme at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France (2017). Additional awards include Emerging Visual Artist Award, Wexford Arts Centre (2012) and Oriel Davies Open, Wales (2011). Recent presentations include Display, Link, & Cure, Complex, Dublin (2019); Practice curated by Alice Butler, New Spaces, Derry; Saplings, Pallas Projects, Dublin; My Fears of Tomorrow are Melting Away, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris. Her moving image work was commissioned for the collection of the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Tasmania.