Artist Anita Groener elected to Aosdána

Anita Groener, acting Head of DIT's Department of Fine Art, was elected to Aosdána at its 22nd gathering, held in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham.  Aosdána, an affiliation of creative artists, was established by the Arts Council in 1981 to honour those artists whose work has made an outstanding contribution to the arts in Ireland, and to encourage and assist members in devoting their energies fully to their art.  Election to Aosdána is by peer nomination and is limited to 200 living artists who have produced a distinguished body of work.

'Trajectory', oil on canvas, 3 panels, 90 x 270 cm, 2004 - artist Anita Groener

Anita, a Dutch-born artist who has been living in Ireland for twenty years, is currently preparing for a major exhibition of her work which will be shown in the RHA and Rubicon Galleries next February.

The above image is from the recent Living Landscape exhibition and symposium that took place in West Cork in April 2005 and which moves to Barcelona in 2006.  Curated by artist Therry Rudin (an MPhil researcher in the School of Art Design and Printing), the project is an exploration of contemporary artists' relationship with and investigation of landscape, place, environment and space. Living Landscape involves eight artists from Ireland - Amanda Coogan, Anita Groener, Katie Lincoln, Patricia McKenna, Fx Murphy, Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Alannah O'Kelly and Niamh O'Malley and eight from Catalunya-Spain - Chema Alvargonzalez, Jordi Bernadó, Clarissa Cestari, Domènec, Jordi Gispert, Maïs, Jorge Satorre and Ignacio Uriarte.

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