Each year QSS select a recent graduate from Belfast School of Art, Ulster University, to receive our Graduate Bursary Award. This award provides the artist with one year access to a 298sq foot professional studio space and inclusion in all QSS led opportunities.
This year we are delighted to introduce Mollie Browne as our selected artist.
Mollie Browne is an Irish multi-disciplinary fine artist based in Belfast. In her graduate series ‘Land of Lonely’, Browne explores an imaginary place where one tries to understand what it means to be lonely. It is a multifaceted series, a hybrid between photography and painting which encompasses performance, film, sound and a technique she has developed entitled acetone manipulation. Awarded First Class Honours in Fine Art, Ulster University (2023) and BDes Hons Degree in Foundation Art and Design, Ulster University (2020). Shortlisted Artist for the Global Design Graduate Show in collaboration with Gucci (2023), Invited artist for the RUA Exhibition (2023) and in the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s Contemporary Art Collection (2023). Featured in the New Generation Gallery, Irish Arts Review (2023). Recipient of awards including The QSS Graduate Bursary Award (2023), The Engine Room Gallery Graduate Award (2023), The PS² Graduate Award (2023) and The Thomas Devlin Fund (2019).
Follow Mollie @mollie.browne