Shannon Carroll announced as recipient of 2021 ARC­­­­-LAB Gallery Curatorial Scholarship

The LAB Gallery at Dublin City Arts Office in partnership with IADT are pleased to announce Shannon Carroll as the recipient of the 2021 ARC­­­­-LAB Gallery Curatorial Scholarship. This award is unique in the context of curatorial education at postgraduate level. The ARC­­­­-LAB Scholar will work with the Curator of the LAB Gallery on programming and research into curatorial strategies and develop a self-initiated curatorial project at the LAB Gallery. The ARC­­­­-LAB Scholar is funded as a full-time student on the IADT MA in Art and Research Collaboration (ARC), which is an 18-month practical Masters programme taught in the LAB. The outcome of Shannon’s curatorial project will be presented in the LAB Gallery as part of the gallery’s public events programme in 2023.

The ARC-LAB Gallery Curatorial Scholarship award comprises a stipend of EUR15,000 and MA tuition fees of EUR6,000. The ARC­­­­-LAB Scholar will also be provided with a dedicated desk and research space in Dublin City Arts Office, mentorship and professional guidance from The LAB Gallery, and research supervision from IADT.

Shannon Carroll is an aspiring curator, researcher and art historian. She achieved her undergraduate degree in the History of Art & Architecture and Philosophy at Trinity College Dublin, before completing a Master’s in UCD in Art History, Collections & Curation. Having grown up in the Dublin Mountains, Shannon developed a keen interest in the natural environment which has informed and shaped her research in the arts. In recent years she has combined her passion for both the visual arts and the environment and focused her research on exploring ecological art and sustainability in contemporary arts practices, with a specific focus on the arts in Ireland.

Full details available on IADT website