Speaking of Which: Interview with ARC student Jamie Cross

Watch the intereview on The Dock website here

ARC student Jamie Cross is one of several artists interviewed in a great new online resource developed by The Dock in collaboration with The LAB Gallery. Watch the intereview on The Dock website here

Further info below from The Dock website:

Speaking of which …. is a new series of short films with eleven contemporary Irish artists who are both established and emerging in their careers led by The Dock in Carrick on Shannon in collaboration with The LAB Gallery in Dublin. Exploring these new series of short filmed interviews with Irish artists developed to be used in an educational setting by teachers and arts organisations.

In this video artist Jamie Cross speaks about the freedom of being an artist, returning to study art as a mature student, his interest in sculpture, gadgets, cameras and projection mapping and how he involves his environment in his artistic practice.

The inspiration for these online films comes from the desire to create an opportunity for young people to engage with visual arts culture and to give them a unique insight into arts practices, methods and motivations through the words of practicing artists. The series also provides an opportunity for artists to communicate with a young audience. The artists involved are emerging artists at the beginning of their careers and more established artists taking risks in their practice.

These videos are ideal for use in an educational setting by teachers and arts organizations, and a fascinating opportunity to hear and learn more about the art making process. If you are interested in using them in your learning please contact us for a full resource document.  Email Laura Mahon, Visual Arts & Education Manager on thedockvisualarts@gmail.com

Jamie Cross is currently studying on an MA in Art + Research Collaboration at IADT Dun Laoghaire. He has an upcoming exhibition with The Dock Arts Centre in Carrick-On-Shannon in 2020. In October 2019 he featured in the RDS Visual Arts Award 2019, curated by Janet Mullarney and David Quinn and was awarded joint winner of the R.C. Lewis Crosby Award. He was also shortlisted for the Ormond Art Studios Graduate Award 2019 which gave him the opportunity to be part of an evening of talks hosted by Ormond Art Studios in September 2019. He recently completed a BA(Hons) in Art from IADT where he was awarded the 2019 IADT Graduate Student Art Award for an emerging artist of note, sponsored by the Dock Arts Centre in Carrick-On-Shannon,  Co. Leitrim.