Much of my work revolves around DRAWING, FILMMAKING AND WORKING COLLABORATIVELY with others. I believe in the power of art to create the change we wish to see in the world. Now more than ever, I feel we need to hold a vision for a more inclusive, creative and sustainable world.

Drawing for me is a fun and meditative practice of observing the things I miss when I move too fast in the world. Many of my films are autobiographical and socio political, inspired by living on an organic farm near the sea and being connected to a diverse, community of inspiring creative people. Equality and environmental sustainability are core principles, which are integral to all my work.

 

I am more interested in a fluid creative process than in any rigid adherence to media. Ideas like seeds are foraged, germinated and fertilised before coming to fruition. Plants become drawings. Conversations and stories weave their way into documentaries and immersive installations. Though careful nurturing, grafting and cross pollinating, I believe we can create new paradigms a more kind, peaceful, sustainable and creative future.

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world”

-Mahatma Gandhi

 

NEWS

Upcoming and Recent Exhibitions 2018:

In-Sites/Ón Cheapach (Touring Exhibition)

A touring exhibition supported by the Art Council, with artists Monica De Bath, Lisa Fingleton and Gareth Kennedy.

The Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahealy, Co Wicklow, 4th April- 25th May 2018

Drawing Workshop 19th May 2018

Visual Art

Birr Theatre and Arts Centre, Birr, Co Offaly, Sept-Oct 2018

Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co Kildare, Oct-Nov 2018

 

Artworks: VISUAL, Carlow

Exhibition runs from 6th June – 31st August 2018

 

RECENT:

Holding True Ground (Solo Exhibition)

An Taín, Dundalk,  20th February – 31st March 2018

The exhibition is simultaneously funny and deadly serious. Fingleton presents a sumptuous, visual feast of drawings, found objects, documentary and immersive installations. The work responds to the specificity of the gallery as an ex prison and articulates connections between freedom and food.

Holding True Ground (Solo Exhibition)

Visual Artists Ireland Review

Irish Times Article (30 Day Local Food Challenge)

Power of the Personal Story:Irish Film Institute, Dublin
Film Ireland Interview

AWARDS

2018 Creative Development Work Bursary, Kerry County Council

2015

Artist in The Community Mentoring Award, Arts Council of Ireland/CREATE

2014

Creative Work Development Bursary, Kerry County Council Arts Office

Visual Artist Award, Claremorris Open Exhibition, Mayo

Royal Television Society Award for ‘ Best Postgraduate Factual’ Film, London

Grierson Trust Nomination for Best Student Documentary, London

Audience Choice Award, Dingle Film Festival, Kerry

2013                   

Spirit of Gaze (Joint winner), Gaze Film Festival, Dublin

2010

Bursary Award, Arts Council of Ireland

Embracing Diversity Award, Voices Across Cultures, Laois

2009

Emerging Artist Award, Claremorris Open Exhibition

 Community Arts Award, Cork City Council

2008

Travel Award, Arts Council of Ireland

2007

Patronage Award, Laois County Council

2006

Tyrone Guthrie Centre Award, Laois County Council

Contact

lisafingleton@gmail.com