Tara Ní Nualláin’s mixed media textiles work is a visual expression of personal experience. She is particularly interested in the themes of memory, social and familial traditions.
The exploration of these themes has lead to her current work which is primarly concerned with place. Tara uses drawn and stitched maps and GPS co-ordinates to reinforce the underlying theme. Most recently she has made a series of mixed media sculptures based on traditional road side mile stones and referencing GPS tracking devices used in mobile phones.
In these troubled times Tara seeks to encourage reflection on where we are from and where we are going, our desire to mark our passing through the landscape and locate ourselves within it.Tara uses mixed media textiles, focusing on paper and fabric collage unified through stitch.
Tara Ní Nualláin was born and lives in Dublin, she qualified with a BA in Art and Design Education from N.C.A.D. in 1998 with a major in Textiles. Having taught for a number of years she returned to education to pursue an MA in Interactive Media, completed in 2001. Since then she has been teaching art and textiles at further education. She is a founder member of and regular exhibitor with the Filament Fibre Artists.
Exhibitions and Relevant Experience
2013 CultureCraft, invited exhibition at the London Street Gallery, Derry
2013 Woven into Memory, selected exhibition at the Wexford Arts Centre and the Blue Egg Gallery, Wexford
2012 RDS Knitting and Stitching Fair, “Studio Exhibition, The Mill Project”
2012 Sculpture in Context at the National Botanic Gardens
2012 National Crafts Competition Prize Winners Travelling Exhibition
2012 2nd Prize in the Embroidery category at the RDS National Crafts Competition
2012 Museum Of Miniature, Skibbereen Arts Festival
2012 Source, exhibition of contemporary craft for Dún Laoghiare-Rathdown Council
2012 “Seascapes” Selected Exhibition CCOI Craft Granary, Cahir
2011 “Seascapes” Selected Exhibition CCOI, RDS
2011 Sculpture In Context at the Botanic Gardens
2011 National Crafts Competition, Prize Winners Traveling Exhibition
2011 IMOCA Applied Arts Residency Award at the RDS National Crafts Competition
2011 “Latitudes” Group Exhibition with Filament Fibre Artists at Airfield
2010 Filament Group show at the RDS Knitting and Stitching Fair
2010 Filament Group show “Uncommon Threads” The Graffon Gallery Co. Down
2010 Filament Group show “Uncommon Threads” at Samhlaíocht Gallery Tralee
2009 Filament Group show at the RDS Knitting and Stitching Fair
2009 Temple Bar Chocolate Festival, Group exhibition at the No Grants Gallery
2009 “The Illustrated word” Group exhibition at the No Grants Gallery Temple Bar
2009 Eigse, Selected Exhibition, Carlow
2009 Embroiders Guild series of workshops and lectures
2008 RDS, Knitting and Stitching Fair group exhibition Filament