Sarah Iremonger


'Self Portrait' black and white photograph 1985
 
Presently working on Horizons a collaberative project with poet Derek Mahon and part funded through a Cork County Council Arts Grants Scheme Award 2015 and The Rain Bridge a childrens book published by The Gallery Press 2017, 'is a story written by Derek Mahon for his son, then aged six, a tale of loss, kindness and recovery. Iremonger’s illustrations match, in their simplicity, the purity of the author’s style.'

Past projects include World View of an Oyster exhibition curated for Cork County Council and Macroom Town Council 2013 and Sub-plots curated for allerArt, Bludenz, Austria 2011 and exhibited at the Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Co. Cork 2012. in 2010 and 2011 Iremonger was awarded five Culture Ireland Awards to exhibit work in the USA, Australia, Austria and Hungary.


Recent activity
2016 -17

Cover Photo Retrospective Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/sarah.iremonger (weekly)
Horizions a collaberative project with poet Derek Mahon


Publication project
2017
The Rain Bridge is a childrens book written by Derek Mahon and illustrated by Sarah Iremonger, published by The Gallery Press, available here


Curatorial projects
2013
World View of an Oyster with Helen Horgan, Maximilian Le Can, Mick O’Shea & writer Danyel Ferrari for Cork County Council and Macroom Town Council
2012
Sub-plots with Marianne Keating, Mick O’Shea & Stephen Brandes, Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Co. Cork
2011
Sub-plots with Marianne Keating, Mick O’Shea & Stephen Brandes, allerArt, Bludenz, Austria
2009
Containers with Stephen McGlin and the Port of Cork, Custom House Quay for ArtTrail, Cork
2008
Cork Harbour Project – Beyond the Myths exhibition, seminar, school projects & off-site projects, Cork Harbour and Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Co. Cork
2007
Cork Harbour Project Labs 1 & 2, Sirius Arts Centre Residency Program, Cobh Co. Cork


Education
1997-98
MA European Fine Art, Winchester School of Art / Southampton University, Park Avenue, Winchester, Hampshire, UK and Barcelona, Spain
1985-87
Diploma in Fine Art Print, CCAD, Crawford College of Art and Design, Sharmen-Crawford St. Cork, Ireland 
1983-85
Foundation and First Year Fine Art, NCAD, National College of Art and Design, 100 Thomas St. Dublin, Ireland


Memberships
VAI Visual Artists Ireland 2016-prescent
Cork Film Centre, Cork 2007-present
National Sculpture Factory, Cork 2007-2013 & 2017
Backwater Artists Group 2000-2009
Teaching Council 2010-2011 (further education)


Collections
OPW Office of Public Works, Northside Civic Center, Coolock, Dublin & Government Offices at Tullamore, Co. Lois; The Arts Council of Ireland, Dublin; Micro Soft Ireland, Dublin; University College Cork, Cork; Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork; Kerry UDC, Killarney, Co. Kerry


Commissions
2004-05
Freedom Box & Where’s Me Cork? video works for Arigador - Cork Silver and Gold Exhibition, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork for European Capital of Culture 2005 and Bowen Construction
2003
Upside-down Mountains neon and mural installation, Northside Civic Centre, Coolock, Dublin, for the OPW Office of Public Works


Selected awards
2015
‘Cork County Council Arts Grants Scheme Award’ towards the development of new work for Horizons project with Derek Mahon
‘Residency’ Cill Rialaig, Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry
2014
‘Residency’ Cill Rialaig, Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry
2011
‘Culture Ireland Award’ towards exhibition Sub-plots allerArt Bludenz, Austria
‘Culture Ireland Award’ towards exhibition Magaslesek (Hochsitze – Raised Hides) Knoll Gallery Budapest, Hungary
‘Culture Ireland Award’ towards exhibition Buffer Zone at The Armory, Sydney Olympic Stadium, Sydney, Australia
‘Art Exchange Residency’ Broken Hill, Australia
2010
‘Culture Ireland Award’ towards exhibition Tears Trash and Decay at the Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
‘Culture Ireland Award’ towards exhibition I thought I dreamed of you Gallery 817, Anderson Hall, UARTS, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, USA
‘Von Hess Residency’ at the Borowsky Centre & ‘UARTS Multidisciplinary Fine Arts Program Visiting Artist’ UARTS, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, USA
2008
‘Cork County Council Arts Grants Scheme Award’ towards development of new work for project I thought I dreamed of you at the West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbreen, Co. Cork
2007
‘Residency’ Cill Rialaig, Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry
2005
‘Bursary Award’ Arts Council of Ireland, towards development of new work The Hunting Box Party shown at the C2 exhibition at the Crawford Art Gallery, Cork 2005, Buffer Zone The Armory, Sydney Olympic Stadium, Sydney, Australia, Magaslesek (Hochsitze – Raised Hides) Knoll Gallery Budapest, Hungary 2011 & Hochsitze (Raised Hides) Knoll Gallery Vienna, Austria 2010
2004
‘Bursary Award’ Arts Council of Ireland, towards the development of new work The Hunting Box Party
2003
‘Fellowship Stipendiatin der Stiftung Kulturfonds’ Residency at Kunstlerhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf, Wiepersdorf, Germany
‘Cultural Relations Committee Award’ Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism, Ireland, towards Lumpy Art History exhibition at Turku Art Museum, Turku, Finland
2002
‘Bursary Award’ Arts Council of Ireland, towards new work for The Top Half of the Hero Triskel Arts Center, Cork
‘Residency Award’ Arts Council of Ireland, towards a residency at Kunstlerhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf, Germany
‘Project Award’ Arts Council of Ireland, towards the research and development of contacts in Germany
2001
‘Publication Award’ Arts Council of Ireland, towards a catalogue Lumpy Art History Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin
‘Materials / Documentation Grant’ Arts Council of Ireland
1999
‘Materials / Documentation Grant’ Arts Council of Ireland 
1998
‘Cultural Relations Committee Award’ Department of Foreign Affairs, towards exhibition an investigation into the act of interpretation in relation to the area of representation Vizivarosi Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
1996
'DHL ArtLift Award' for Cork Paintings J. D. Mooney Foundation, Chicago, USA & L’Imaginaire Irlandais Villesalem Abbey in association with Le Confort Modern, Poitiers, France


Selected solo shows
2011
Desert Union at World’s End, The Guest House, Cork
2010
I thought I dreamed of you Gallery 817, Anderson Hall, UARTS, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, USA
2009
I thought I dreamed of you West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, Co. Cork
Hinterland Tom Barry’s, Cork in association with the Cork Arts Collective, Cork
2007
Myths Alliance Francaise de Cork
2004
Research & Process Room interpretative room for George Petrie exhibition, Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork
2003
Lumpy Art History paintings and drawn murals, Turku Museum, Turku, Finland
2002
Top Half of the Hero interactive installation with drawn murals, photography & video work Triskel Arts Centre, Cork
2001
Lumpy Art History paintings & painted mural, Temple Bar Gallery, Temple Bar, Dublin
2000
from effect to ideology and back again CIT Exhibition Centre, Cork Institute of                            Technology , Cork
1998
an investigation into the act of interpretation in relation to the area of representation                    Vizivarosi Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
1996
Cork Paintings J. D. Mooney Foundation, Chicago, USA


Selected group shows & projects
2014
The 184th RHA Royal Hibernian Academy ​Annual Exhibition Dublin (invited artist)
2013
World View of an Oyster Macroom Town Hall, Macroom, Co. Cork
2012
Sub-plots Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Co. Cork
2011
Art Work Embassy ArtTrail, Cork
Sub-plots AllerArt, Bludenz, Austria
Buffer Zone The Armory Gallery, Sydney Olympic Stadium, Sydney, Australia
Magaslesek (Hochsitze – Raised Hides) Knoll Gallery Budapest, Hungary
Land/e/scape Art Walks, Historic Centre of Kalamata, Greece
Living in Interesting Times Tom Barry’s Light Boxes exhibition, in association with Backwater Artists Group and the Cork Artists Collective, Cork
When Flanders Failed The RHA Royal Hibernian Academy Gallery, Dublin
2010
Rushbrooke Links Tank.tv on line museum of the moving image, London, UK
Land/e/scape Festival Midden 2010, Historic Centre of Kalamata, Greece
Hochsitze (Raised Hides) Knoll Gallery Vienna, Austria
Tears Trash & Decay Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Souvenirs from the Celtic Tiger Xuhui Arts Museum, Shanghi, China
West Cork Artists 2010 West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, Co. Cork
Backwater 2010 Crawford Art Gallery, Cork
2009
Video Screening Skibbereen Arts Festival, Skibbereen, Co. Cork
The Hero of a Thousand Faces Crawford Art Gallery, Cork
Fruitcakes and Furrycollars off-site project in association with West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbreen, Co. Cork & Cork Film Centre, Cork
V for Video video event, The Roundy, Cork
2007
Posted 3 – Future World posted photographic project, Cork
Wreck video projection, Backwater Artists Group & Cork Printmakers open studios, Cork
Tensions Former Court House with the Cork Film Center & ArtTrail, Cork
2006
We must follow the circle Triskel Arts Center & Backwater Artists Group, Cork
Coffee Project Temple Bar Studio’s, Temple Bar, Dublin
2005
Secret Archeology of an Artist Backwater Artists Group open studios, ArtTrail, Cork, Cork for European Capital of Culture
Un/Inhibited video projection, Backwater Artists Group open studios for European Capital of Culture
Arigador Cork Silver & Gold exhibition, Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork for European Capital of Culture
The Hunting Box Party at C2 Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork for European Capital of Culture
2004
Trunk Show (artist as traveller) King House, Boyle, Co. Roscomon
The Hunting Box Party ArtTrail critical essays & Backwater Artists Group open studios, Cork
2003
Crawford Open 4 Crawford Art Gallery, Cork
ArtTrail  cover image of catalogue; critical essays; open studios; electric-rain
Hunting Boxes video projection IAWS building & Backwater Artists Group, Cork
Fake installations FLIX Rubicon Gallery, Dublin
Forbidden Writings photographic exhibition, The Ping Pong Room, Kunstlerhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf, Germany
2002
Lumpy Art History EV&A Limerick City Art Gallery, Limerick
Dedalus - Bloomsday # 1 mural installation, Context Gallery, Derry, Northen Ireland
2001
Crawford Open 2 painted mural installation, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork
Homage painted mural project Backwater Artists Group, ArtTrail, Backwater Artists Group open studios, Cork
Shh..  Outline drawing project, ArtTrail, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork
Projections Parochial Church Hall, Old St. Mary’s Church, Clonmel the South Tipperary Arts Centre, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary
2000
Crawford Open Crawford Art Gallery, Cork
Samhain Swing Art Gallery, Deptford, London, UK
Stuffed Stuff Gallery, 5 Palmers Rd. Bethnal Green, London, UK
M for Millennium Cork Midsummer Festival, The Lavit Gallery, Cork
from effect to ideology and back again continued at  Guy’s Buildings for the Cork Midsummer Festival, Coal Quay, Cork
1999
Fresh Art Studio with Danny McCarthy, Helen O'Leary and Michael Daley for ArtTrail, Princes St. Cork
1998
Cork Artists Collective Proby’s Restaurant for ArtTrail, Cork
Industria Art Clifton Hall, Dublin
MA Exhibition Winchester School of Art, Winchester, Hampshire, UK
Top ’98 Tallers Oberts Poblenou, Barcelona, Spain Can Filipi Centre Civic & Winchester School of Art, Barcelona, Spain
1997
Micro Soft touring exhibition Ireland
Scoip ‘97 Siamsa Tire Arts Centre, Tralee, Co. Kerry
Kunst aus Irland Nordirland Schottland Catalyst Arts, Arts Club, Burgwedel, Germany
1996
Volume Crawford Art Gallery, Cork
L’Imaginaire Irlandais Villesalem Abbey in association with Le Confort Modern, Poitiers, France
Model Home Ideas for Living The Clock Tower PS1 Museum of Contemporary Art, Long Island City, NY, USA
COE ’96 Claremorris Open Exhibition, Co. Mayo
Art of The State touring exhibition, Ireland and France


Talks & seminars
2011
Cork Harbour Summer School Port of Cork, Cork
Artist Presentation at ERIA  Environmental Research Initiative for Art, COFA College of Fine Art, UNSW University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
2010
UARTS Multidisciplinary Fine Arts Program visiting artist, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, USA
2007
Cork Docklands Seminar & Tour Port of Cork, ArtTrail, Cork
2005
Culture 2000 Seminar, artist presentation for the Arts Council of Ireland, Malta
BAG Backwater Artists Group at the Crawford artist talk, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork
Where’s Me Cork? film presentation, UCC University College Cork, Sociology Dept. Cork
Where’s Me Cork? film presentation, Green Party Convention, Cork
2003
Artist Presentation Kunstlerhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf, Germany
2002
Top Half of the Hero artist talk, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork
Manifesta 4 presentation, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork
2001
Projections artist talk, Parochial Church Hall, Old St. Mary’s Church, Clonmel in association with the South Tipperary Arts Centre, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary
Lumpy Art History artist talk, Temple Bar Gallery, Temple Bar, Dublin
1996
Cork Paintings artist talk, J. D. Mooney Foundation, Chicago, USA


Work experience
2015-prescent
Bookstor, Kinsale, Co.Cork
1999–2015
Artists Liaison, Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Co. Cork