Recipient of Fingal County Council and RHA School Studio Award 2021

Fingal Arts Office in partnership with the Royal Hibernian Academy School (RHA) are delighted to announce Joanne Reid as the recipient of the 2021 Fingal County Council and RHA School Studio Award. 

Joanne Reid, a visual artist working in sculpture, commenced her residency at the RHA in September 2021. The award provides a funded studio space for a period of one year and offers the recipient an opportunity to develop their practice within the institutional framework of the RHA.  

Joanne Reid’s work often begins as a direct response to chance encounters with the materials, objects and spaces that form our built environment. Reid’s sculptural practice is informed by both ideas and experiences. In the work there is often a shift in the materiality or function of an object, providing new ways of looking at the everyday. References to art history and an ongoing interest in the power of display are also a feature of Reid’s work.

In 2016, Reid completed the MA in Art and Research Collaboration (ARC) at IADT. Recent exhibitions include Home Bodies at Glandwr, Chapelizod, Dublin (2021), ARTWORKS: Dearly Beloved, Visual Carlow (2019) and Futures, Series 3, Episode 2, RHA (2018). She is a recipient of The Arts Council Visual Arts Bursary Award (2020), the Basic Space Artist Residency Award (2016) and the Fire Station Sculpture Workshop Award and Bursary (2013).

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Image: Joanne Reid, Untitled (baguette with double yellow lines), 2021. Concrete, paint, plywood, timber. Photo: Louis Haugh (Installation view ‘Home Bodies’ exhibition at Glandwr, Dublin, 2021).