Niamh Cunningham 倪芙瑞莲

Artist in China 艺术家

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Sisterhood and Remembering Eva Gore-Booth (1870-1926) at the Embassy of Ireland in Beijing

  Eva Gore- Booth was poet and playwright, suffragist, workers’ rights campaigner, social revolutionary, pacifist and lesser-known sister of Countess Constance Markievicz, born in Lissadell County Sligo 150 years ago. After Ambassador Dr Ann Derwin addressed the network event I was asked to speak about artworks on exhibition at...

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#7 Old Crabapple of Wenhua Dian – Memory Palace of Tree Stories

Last week , just before the all the snows melted I happened to be on the grounds of the Imperial palace. Matthew Hu  is an historian on imperial history and we took a walk in Wenhua dian .    The Old crabapple orchard in Wenhua dian ( Hall of...

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Sucrose Series showing alongside Microbe Art in online ‘Artists from Ireland’ catalogue

  Thrilled to be showing “Sucrose” series side-by- side with “Microbe” artwork in this online catalogue at the Sasse Museum of Art, LA, USA. This online exhibition hosts thirteen Irish artists including :     Abigail O’Brien Una Sealy Diana Copperwhite Niamh Cunningham Sile Walsh Trudi Van der Elsen...

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Peoples’ Portraits for Patient Focussed Research

Currently showing an installation of portraits at the EBM research centre, School of Medicine, Tsinghua University.

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#6 A very weird elf -Memory Palace of Tree Stories

    Memory Palace of Tree Stories on video continues with a story from wood sculptor Zhu Jinghua .        Hello, I am Zhu Jinghua from China. Today, I will share with you a story of tree roots and elves. The trees we usually see are  tall...

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Forest Breath – Currently showing in Xishuangbanna

Banna Overstory Niamh Cunningham 倪芙。瑞莲 acrylic on canvas 100x120cm 2021 The tree inhales, a temporary crystallization of carbon , holding it within the wood. Each year a ring of growth,  jacketing the previous year ,  a molecular signature of the atmosphere, an annual archive of our biosphere. Banna Vortex...

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Hair Skull – currently showing in Shanghai, Dec 2021

  Hair Skull , artist hair, Niamh Cunningham 2013 “Linear’ is a group exhibition showing at Jingheng Art Space, Shanghai , 88 Jingheng Square,  818, Zhiwei Road, Jinshan. Working with DNA as an art material : Physically knitting your own genomic material is a very contemplative process. Each strand...

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The Rhythm of Life -Xishuangbanna artist residency on local ethno- and bio-diversity Nov 2021

Dai Zu artists Han Xuan  (Nam) singing and Tie Farong on beats at the giant Buttress tree.  The role of art and culture have important roles in advancing human partnerships with nature. An ecocentric orientation in our cultures could provide landscapes for new stories of sustainability.  I was very...

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The Meeting of the Waters -The Hangzhou-Beijing Grand Canal

For decades, waterways have fascinated me. Nineteen years ago I began painting the Al Khor series in Dubai. When I arrived in Beijing eleven years ago I continued to paint these fluid conduits , the canals in Beijing are now part of parks and recreation areas offering places of...

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