Terminal Convention

As part of the National Sculpture Factory’s role as cultural partner to Terminal Convention, we commissioned three Irish artists to create new work.

Martin Healy’s work explored the connection between belief, perception and recorded imagery or sound, through the framework of popular cultural mythologies and phenomena. His approach to both video and photographic work frequently alluded to the perceptual phenomena of ‘pareidolia’, a psychological phenomenon manifesting itself as a desire to see or hear something recognisable in vague imagery or electronically recorded sound. The phenomenon reflected on the desire of the human imagination to find meaning or significance in information where there may be none at all.

Seamus Nolan is an artist based in Dublin, chosen to represent Ireland for Europalia in Brussels, Artist in residence in the Irish Museum of Modern Art, and the recipient of Wexford County Council’s inaugural Emerging Visual Artist Award.

Recent and forthcoming works includes, Pittsburgh to Dublin and back again, curated by Georgian Jackson and The Mattress Factory Pittsburgh, ‘The Trades Club Revival’ in association with The Model Gallery Sligo and CREATE Dublin, ‘Noughties but Nice” Limerick City Gallery touring show, ‘Futures’ Royal Hibernian Academy, ‘Corrib Gas Project Art Centre’ Project Arts Centre Dublin, ‘if art could save your life’ Droichead Arts Centre Drogheda, Ev+a Limerick, ‘1968 If you could change the world at last’ the Goethe Institute, ‘Docks Tour’ National Sculpture Factory Cork, ‘Art in the life world’ Ballymun Dublin, ‘Demesne’ at the Lab Dublin, ‘Phoenix Park’ The Kerlin Gallery, ‘Demesne’ Wexford Art Centre, ‘Nature Reserve’ Europalia Brussels, and ‘Hotel Ballymun’ a temporary public art work commissioned by Breaking Ground, Ballymun Dublin.

Nevan Lahart lives in Dublin. He graduated from the NCAD with an MA in 2003 and has exhibited widely. Upcoming shows include the Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin and the Triskel Art Centre, Cork.

His awards include the Arts Council Bursary in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010.
Martin Healy image Mike Hannon

Nevan Lehart image: Mike Hannon

Seamus Nolan image: Mike Hannon