Congratulations to QSS artist Sharon Kelly on being awarded the Arts Council of Northern Ireland Rome Fellowship! The fellowship runs for six months every two years and is open to artists of all disciplines who have made a contribution to artistic activities in Northern Ireland.
Sharon’s practice focuses and gravitates around drawing, incorporating moving image, stop-motion animation, painting and print, exploring themes relating to the human condition – with emphasis on the mind/body synergy. Responding, creating, doubting, obliterating, re-working and re-stating are characteristic elements of her work, revealing the creative process itself.
Visual art awards at the British School at Rome (BSR) offer artists the opportunity to research and focus on their work away from normal pressures, and to use the BSR as a base to explore Rome and Italy. Awards include board and accommodation in one of the school’s purpose-designed artist’s studios.