Interdisciplinary in nature, my practice employs a wide range of media. I’m not tied to any one discipline. In fact, my practice requires me to explore new and combined methods, thus discovering conclusions relevant to the work I wish to explore.
In my work I often collaborate with other artists and with the general public. I look for technical assistance when I need it, as my ideas can sometimes be complicated and require expertise I do not have. Yet, often, in other work, such as the drawing show ‘I smile at Life’ I have worked on my own, with my own demons.
The surrounds that I find myself in, have always been part of my process, it enables me to select what I see, it is the centre point from which new projects develop. I currently live in a rural setting and that cannot but be part of what I make.
More information about my work can be found on: https://annabelkonigvisualartist.com
Recent: Public Art Commission – HSE – 20 large scale photographs documenting the Dundrum Mental Hospital, Dublin.
January 2019. The 9 Stones Artists – Wood cuts and Artist’s book. Visual, Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow.
‘Memory Map’- ‘Belonging’ – Abraham Maslow’s 3ed ‘Hierarchy of Need’. Rathanna, County Carlow. May 2018 to May 2019. Launched September 2019.
2018: Create – Arts Council of Ireland, ‘Artist in the Community Award’ (Memory Map).
Creative Ireland Award, Carlow Arts Office/Independent adjudicators (Memory Map).
ArtLinks Bursary Award, Carlow, Ireland.
2017: Residency award winner: Dunamaise Open, Portloaoise, Ireland.
LoosenArt photographic publication ‘Shift‘.
September: ‘Food – Newfoundland’. Two week residency.
August: World Refugee Day, 20.06: ‘This I can carry‘. phase 2. Numerous public spaces in galleries throughout Ireland, the Netherlands and the US.
August: Grennan Mill. Solo/Group show. Thomastown, Kilkenny Arts Festival.
April – June: ‘Platteland – Ierland‘ Solo show, Galerie 44, The Hague, the Netherlands.
May: ‘This I can carry‘. Residency in Athens, Greece.
‘Memory Map’. A community based project involving Rathanna village, County Carlow. Grant aided by the Arts Council – Create, ‘Artist in the Community’ scheme, Carlow County Council and the Creative Ireland fund.