The Creative Residency is a new and exciting partnership in 2019 between King’s Inns and Dublin City Council Culture Company. Together, the programme seeks to sustain an artist in the creation of new work, rooted within King’s Inns and the extraordinary and historic environment of Henrietta Street, where both organisations are based. Through the residency, the selected artist will be encouraged to develop and explore the theme of art and law with reference to the King’s Inns and the residency should result in a creative response to be hosted by King’s Inns.
2019 Recipient of the Inaugural Creative Residency Award – Jesse Jones
The 6 month Creative Residency commenced on 1st September 2019 and will provide Jesse with unprecedented access to King’s Inns venue and resources, including the library, park, staff and students as well as offering accommodation, living expenses and opportunity to share practice and avail of peer learning opportunities. The work developed as part of the residency will be hosted by King’s Inns for public presentation.
From left to right – Renate Ní Uigin, Librarian, The Honorable Society of King’s Inns; Mary Griffin, CEO/Under Treasurer, The Honorable Society of King’s Inns; Iseult Byrne, CEO, Dublin City Council Culture Company; Michael Cush, Barrister; Tracy Geraghty, Project Manager, Dublin City Council Culture Company; artist Jesse Jones; and Aalia Kamal, Head of Engagement, Dublin City Council Culture Company. Photo by Marc O’Sullivan.
About Jesse Jones
Jesse Jones is a Dublin–based artist. She studied sculpture at NCAD before completing an MA in visual arts practice at IADT in 2005. She teaches in Fine Art programmes at CIT Crawford College College of Art & Design in Cork, and has worked and exhibited extensively both at home and abroad.
Jones represented Ireland at the Venice Biennial 2017 with her work Tremble Tremble which subsequently toured to ICA, Singapore (2017), Project Arts Centre, Dublin (2018), Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh (2018) and at the Guggenheim in Bilbao in October 2019.
Her practice crosses the media of film, performance and installation. Often working through collaboratively, she explores how historical instances of communal culture may hold resonance in our current social and political experiences. Jones’ practice is multi–platform, working across film installation, performance and sculpture.