Tadhg McSweeney trained at the National College of Art & Design, Dublin. He lives and works in Carlow. McSweeney’s work involves the combination of found and close to hand materials, in the production of sculptures, machines, structures and landscapes. The results are part historical, quasi science fictional, visions for a new world. McSweeney is represented by the Kevin Kavanagh Gallery Dublin.
Anthony Walsh is an animator/artist from Carlow. He graduated from the Irish School of Animation in Ballyfermot in 2004. A founding member of BLUEPRINT group from Carlow and involved with Taylorfest since its inception, Anthony works in a variety of media; animation, sculpture, drawing and painting. His recent work involves contemporary sculptural pieces made from found and recycled objects into which old 35mm film has been incorporated. These frames of film that otherwise would have been destroyed have been given new life in these quirky viewers.
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A Site Specific Exhibition
of Installation Art
by Anthony Walsh and Tadhg McSweeney
Launches 6pm -19th September: Culture Night
T.B.A., 59 Dublin Street, Carlow
Runs 19th – 26th September
Carlow-born William Desmond Taylor was a major figure in early Hollywood at a time when commercial film was still in its infancy. Inspired by proto-cinematic viewing devices, local artists Anthony Walsh and Tadhg McSweeney create a site specific exhibition for Taylorfest 2014 at TBA Pop-Up, 59 Dublin Street.