Create, Galway Arts Centre and Creative Places Tuam are delighted to announce Pavithra Kannan as the recipient of this residency award.
The residency will take place in September across both Galway Arts Centre and Creative Places Tuam, providing opportunities for research, exchange, networking, and learning, with additional curatorial advice from Galway Arts Centre.
Pavithra intends to use the time and support afforded by the residency to address specific environmental, social aesthetic and economic concerns within a located context involving aspects of time and space.
The award is funded through the Arts Council of Ireland’s Artist in the Community Scheme, which is managed by Create, Galway Arts Centre, which is funded by the Arts Centre Department of the Arts Council of Ireland and Creative Places Tuam which is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland’s Creative Places programme.
Pavithra Kannan is a Socially Engaged Artist from India, settled in Tuam, Co Galway, whose work seeks a narrative in relation to place.
“For me, Art is like a language, an expression and response to the world around. I believe that Art allows one to see themselves and the world differently. Throughout my artistic practice, my work has involved the use of various materials, often looking for unexpected results and looking out for a combination of new and unexplored territories.”
In her most recent project A Sip and Beyond, Pavithra brings her personal experience of a place and the memories behind it into practice. Through A Sip and Beyond and socially engaged practice, Pavithrha intends to address specific environmental, social, aesthetic and economic concerns within a located context involving the aspects of space and place. Tea is a binding factor to encourage dialogues and conversations to happen. One of the key principles that define this project is a deep commitment in helping to establish an open dialogue between function and narrative. This project is a bridge between two places, India and Ireland. It is a total dissolution of boundaries between art and life.