Joanna Hopkins: Fruity Bodies
Fruity Bodies is a multimedia installation that explores folklore with landscape and the human form, focusing on the female body, native plants and sites of human made structures. The work seeks to make abstract, hybrid connections between non human entities and our human selves, as a way to explore identity, the rural & the urban, empathy for our natural environment & to better understand the human condition.
– Joanna Hopkins 2023
Joanna Hopkins is an Irish artist working in video, collage, drawing, photography and installation. She has a research based practice, often working site specifically, and has exhibited across Ireland, the UK, Europe, China and the US. Recent awards include Platform 31 Artist Award 2022; Visual Artist Bursary Award Arts Council of Ireland 2021; Meath County Council Artist Award 2022, Dublin City University Artist in Residence Award, 2020; An Urgent Enquiry:Artist in Residence for Fingal County Council, 2019, collaborating with Mary Conroy on a site specifc public art installation.
Recent Solo exhibitions include The Growing Gallery, 2022, Lexicon Gallery, Dun laoghaire, Dublin; Sympathetic Soup, 2021, Cregan Building Dublin City University; Connecting, BNA Neuroscience Conference for the Science Gallery Dublin, 2019. Previous awards include Artist in Residence in a Healthcare Setting for Bealtine,2017; Mayo Arts Offce TirSaile Public Art Residency and ‘A Marram Meithal’, 2017.
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