Aisling Keavey
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Aisling Keavey

Photographer, curator, gallery assistant, ethnographerLondon, United Kingdom
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Aisling Keavey

Photographer, curator, gallery assistant, ethnographerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Creative individual with a variety of experience in multi-media, social media, gallery invigilation, curating and research.
Projects
  • This Is Not Just Here, This Is Everywhere (2017)
    This Is Not Just Here, This Is Everywhere (2017)This work uses a previous project, Accidental Journeys as a continuation and point of departure. This work references the previous project both in theme and process. By post-structuralist, non-chronological narrative, meaning is found at the point of contact. The latent photographic image is used as a metaphor for repressed historical memory and also as metaphor for the political process.
  • Accidental Journeys (2016)
    Accidental Journeys (2016)Accidental Journeys traces both the historical and contemporary journey the Irish Diaspora took from Ireland to England by photographing a journey from East Croydon to Gatwick Airport using black and white analogue film then adding dates of famine ships sailing from Cobh to America in the 1840’s and 1850’s over the images. By placing the images out of chronological order, the post-structuralist narrative of the project is alluded to and also shows that meaning is constructed at the point of enga
  • LIMINAL STATES
    LIMINAL STATESLIMINAL STATES was group exhibition curated by Aisling Keavey and Rena Strati, showcasing artists working in varied and distinctly different media, but brought together by the broad theme of metamorphosis and change. The exhibition was held at Gallery on the Corner in Battersea Park in London in April 2016
Projects credited in
  • Aisling Keavey
    Aisling KeaveyAnna looks out at the orange sky, streaked with pollution and sighs. “Self isolation is not good for the soul”, she thinks. Three weeks of quarantine later and Anna feels as though the four walls of her apartment are closing in. She dons the mask and ventures out into the city. After the lockdown, she needs to be quick, even twenty minutes outside to feel the sun and air on her skin is enough. She looks to the sun rising in the east and sees something she hasn’t in a long time. A single shaft of
  • Aisling Keavey
    Aisling KeaveyNick hurries through the 8am hazy streets; “I’m going to be so late for work”. He passes Will’s Pawn Shop with its distinctive sign on the side of the building. “I should try to get Amy’s locket back from Will”, he thinks. He had sold it three weeks earlier to pay off a loan shark who gave him rent money. Angela was a hard landlady at the best of times. He crosses the street, hardly looking at the oncoming traffic and walks towards the huge painted sign declaring bargains. He takes a deep breath
Work history
    Wimbledon College of Arts (UAL) logo
    Wimbledon College of Arts (UAL) logo
    Gradaute Student AssistantWimbledon College of Arts (UAL)
    London, United KingdomPart Time
    Course support for School of Performance at Wimbledon College of Arts Stage management for BA Acting and Performance students unit 6 and 7 end of year performances Documentation of rehearsal and staging process for student showreels Documentation of 3rd year final performance pieces Photography of BA Costume Design students end of year costuming
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    Research AssistantThe Mission to End Leprosy
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Research into various aspects of social sciences, philanthropy and disability studies Literature review of material Proofreading of articles for publication
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Skills
  • Photography
  • Art Curation
  • Gallery Invigilation
  • Adobe Editing
  • Archival Research
  • Archiving
  • Gallery Administration
  • Social Media Management
  • Data Entry
  • Ethnographic Research
Education
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    MA by ResearchIADT Dún Laoghaire
    Dublin, Ireland
    Currently studying an MA by Research in Photography and carrying out research on Re-imagining Irish Identities: Photography, Hybridity and Identity. This research involved photographing and interviewing female members of the Irish diaspora about their reasoning for immigrating and their notion of home and identity. this research will be culminated in an eventual book and exhibition.
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    University of The Arts London (UAL) logo
    BA(Hons) Fine Art:print and Time-based MediaUniversity of The Arts London (UAL)
     - London, United Kingdom
Awards
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    Emerging Scholar AwardSixteenth International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences The Opportunities of Crisis: Resilience and Change in World History
    Emerging Scholar Award for my paper on research into Irish migrant women in London and the surrounding area.
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    Mentorsip IIIThe Old Girl's Club
    Shortlisted for the OGC Mentorship