Biography

Neva Elliott is a contemporary Artist based in Dublin, Ireland.

She holds an MA from Central Saint Martins College, London, UK.

Elliott has exhibited in Ireland and worldwide. Group exhibitions include Accumulator at VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art (2009), Carlow, Singing the Real at The South African National Gallery, Capetown (2007) curated by Patrick Murphy, Director of the Royal Hibernian Gallery, Ireland. Fresh, Re-Imagining The Collection curated by Pippa Little at the Limerick City Gallery of Art (2006). Eurojet Futures Anthology, at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin (2005). A winner of the Taylor Arts Award, her work featured in The Taylor Arts Award Retrospective at The National Gallery of Ireland (2006).

She has had solo exhibitions at the Tallaght Arts Centre and Sligo Art Gallery.

Elliott represented Ireland at the International Artists´Residency in Argentina (RIAA, Residencia Internacional de Artistas en Argentina) in 2006.

Her work is represented in the public collections of the Limerick City Gallery of Art and the Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art  Design and Technology.

Curatorial projects include in a Clare Langan solo exhibition and Judi Werthein’s Brinco, for The Dock, Leitrim in 2019 and 2008. 

She also writes and speaks on creative arts practice and writes creative non-fiction.

Solo
2003

Alright, Tallaght Arts Centre, Dublin
Mine, National First Solo Award, Selected by Patrick T. Murphy, RHA Sligo Art Gallery

Project

2009 Sligo Local, The Model and Niland Gallery, Sligo, Ireland.
2006 Archiving Skibbereen, in Association with the West Cork Arts Centre
2005 Archiving Limerick, Curated by Pippa Little, Limerick City Gallery of Art.

Group

2011 Unrealised Projects Vol 5/ Scrath Nights, Milton Keyes Gallery, UK.

2010
booksmart, Okay Mountain, Austin, Texas, US.
Five years – Lecture Hall – Free School. Bethnal Green, London, UK. With Lynn Harris.

2009 Accumulator, VISUAL, Carlow. Curated by Amanda Coogan.

2008 Singing the Real, Eigse Arts Festival, Carlow, Ireland. 
curated by Patrick Murphy, Director of the Royal Hibernian Gallery

2007
Singing the Real, The South African National Gallery, Capetown. 
curated by Patrick Murphy, Director of the Royal Hibernian Gallery.
Cead in China, Curated byThe 411 Gallery, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing, China
The BiG Store, Temple Bar Gallery & Studios.
Flix, The Rubicon (Flix archive cabinet available every Saturday)

2006
Postcards 2006, West Cork Arts Centre
The Vending Machine Project, selected by Alan Butler and Lola Rayne Booth, Various venues Dublin
Fresh, Re-Imagining The Collection, West Cork Arts Centre
The Taylor Arts Award Retrospective, The National Gallery, Dublin
Fresh, Re-Imagining The Collection, Curated by Pippa Little, LCGA
International Artists´ Residency in Argentina, The Viejo Hotel, Ostende, Argentina
ev+a, 30th annual, 6th Biennial exhibition open and invited, Limerick, Ireland, Curated by Katerina Gregos

2005
6×6 For Ireland SHOWCASE 2005, Selected by James Ryan, The 411 Galleries, Hangzhou, EASTLINK Gallery, Shanghai, Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing, China
Sculpture in Context, Botanic Gardens, Dublin
MA exhibition, Central St Martins, London
Musicalt, Galway
Sampling from the Past, Curated by Pippa Little, Limerick City Art Galley
Ongoing Flix, The Rubicon (Flix archive cabinet available every Saturday)
Eurojet Futures, The Anthology, RHA, Dublin
Remote Access, The Rubicon, Dublin selected by Caoimhin Corrigan
On The Underbelly, Upstairs Gallery, Clerkenwell, London
Musicalt, Galway
Leviathan,The Candid Galleries, London

2004
Birds, The Sligo Art Gallery
Enso/Ard Bia Project, The Tulca Festival, Galway
Room 106, Curated by Georgina Jackson. La Stampa Hotel, Dublin
Corpus, Curated by Pippa Little, Limerick City Gallery of Art
Foyer, Tallaght Arts Centre, Dublin

2003
50/50, Temple Bar Galleries, Dublin
Sligo Art Gallery Christmas exhibition, The Sligo Art Gallery
FLIX, The Rubicon Art Gallery
EuroJet Futures, Curated by Patrick T. Murphy, RHA
Affinity Archive, Sarah Pierce, Broadstone Studios
Fresh Fruit, Curated by Brian Duggan + Mark Cullen, Pallas Heights

2002
Oxygen X, Scóip 2002, Publication on fantasy public art
Shift, Curated by Mark Garry, The Dublin Fringe Festival
Sculpture in Context, Botanic Gardens, Dublin
Fresh Art 2002, Curated by Brian Duggan + Mark Cullen, London
ev+a 2002, Curated by Apinan Poshyananda

2001-2002
Trip switch, Curated by Mark Garry, Guinness Store House, Dublin
Victor Treacy Award, Nominated by Mick Wilson, Butler Gallery, Kilkenny

2001
Perishable Tonic, Selected by Anya von Gösseln and John Carson
Live art event, Sculptors’ Society of Ireland

2000
Tonic 2, Live art event, The City Arts Centre, Dublin

1999
Claremorris Open Exhibition, Co. Mayo
Taylor Arts Award, The Royal Dublin Society
BA Graduate Exhibition, Dunlaoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology
”Work in Progress”, Group exhibition, Firestation Artist Studios, Dublin

1998
Interior, Group exhibition
The Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda, Co. Louth
Independent, Two-person exhibition, The Droichead Arts Centre
Eígse, Carlow Arts Festival

1997
Drogheda Visual Art Group Annual Exhibition, The Droichead Arts Centre
Taylor Arts Award, The Royal Dublin Society
Diploma Graduate Exhibition, DLIADT

Writing By

Creative writing

2018 Animal Connection, Banshee #6, Spring=Summer 2018.

2017  Saturday Morning, RTE Culture.

Professional practice

2010
Soften Up. Neva Elliott & Lynn Harris. The Visual Artists News Sheet. July/ August 2010

2009
How to: Promote yourself as an artist. Creative Choices www.creative-choices.co.uk
How to: Network- Artist’s Residencies. Creative Choices www.creative-choices.co.uk

2008
Does Autonomy Really Matter Anymore? a-n Magazine February 2008 www.a-n.co.uk
Temporary Translations, Visual Artists Newsheet, Issue 2, March – April 2008

2007
Awards, Bursaries and Grants, Professional pathways, Visual Artists Ireland www.visualartists.ie
http://www.visualartists.ie/sfr_infopool_pp_abg.html
Archiving Limerick. Written with Pippa Little, Feedback, issue 4, Ideas that Inform, Construct and Concern the Production of Exhibitions and Events, 2007

2005
Mountain/ Mohammad Situation, Visual Artists News Sheet, Issue 3, May -June 2005

2004
Keep on keeping on, Visual Artists News Sheet, Issue 4, July 2004
Mentoring artists, Visual Artists News Sheet, Issue 3, May 2004

2001
Contemporary Art: Creation, Curation, Collection & Conservation, Sculptors Society of Ireland Newsletter, 2000

2000
Making a living from the arts? – Exploring ways of improving the employability of artists in Europe. Sculptors Society of Ireland Newsletter, 2000

Talks By

2020

How to apply for Funding. Visual Artists Ireland webnair

2019
How to apply for Funding. Luan Gallery, Athlone, Co Westmeath.

How to Access Funding as an Independent Artist of Any Discipline. Quiet Lights Festival, Cork.

How to apply for Funding. Visual Artists Ireland for Offaly County Council.

How to apply for Funding. Visual Artists Ireland for Wexford County Council.

2012 Proposal Development for VAI at the Mermaid Arts Centre, Wicklow 1.May.12 

2011 Preparing Proposals Level 1, for Visual Artist’s Ireland 13.Cct.11

2009
Art / Design, 4th year Interior Architecture students, Sligo Institute of Technology.
The Role of the Curator in the Artist’s Career, Panel Discussion and Artist + Curator Networking Event,, Galway City Museum, Galway, Ireland. Presented by Visual Artists Ireland in association with Galway City Arts Office

2008
Practice profile, Exploring the benefits of non – formal learning in adult education, Clare VEC Adult and Community Education Service Conference as invited by Create

2006
Avoiding the void, Professional Practice course, 2nd year Fine Art Degree students, Limerick School of Art and Design

2019
Clare Langan, The Dock, Letrim, Ireland.

Internationally renowned and respected artist film-maker Clare Langan’s exhibition at The Dock is curated by Neva Elliot. Elliott is an artist, writer and manager of Crash Ensemble, Ireland’s leading new music group. The exhibition celebrates Clare Langan’s beautiful, haunting visions in video  featuring seven of her seminal works.

Langan’s landscapes are abandoned, and reclaimed by nature, after the fall of civilisation and humanity.  Images oscillate between familiarity and otherness of terrains succumbed to weather; drowned, frozen, sand-drifted, snow-bound, clouded.

Langan’s worlds are not only visual but aural, music and soundscape replace narrative to create sonic portraits of post-apocalyptic scenes.  She has worked with composers and musicians such as Jóhann Jóhannsson,  Linda and Irene Buckley, Judith Ring; Hildur Guðnadóttir,Jurgen Simpson, Jana Winderen and filmed in locations in Ireland, Iceland and Namib Desert.  This exhibition features the Irish premiere of The Winter of 13 Storms (2017) and A Film Trilogy from the collection of the Irish Museum of Modern Art

Clare Langan studied Fine Art at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin and with a Fulbright Scholarship, completed a film workshop at NYU.  She has represented Ireland in numerous international Biennales, including the 25th Bienal de Sao Paulo, 2002 Brazil; The Liverpool Biennial – International 2002, Tate Liverpool: Sounds and Visions, Art Film and Video from Europe, 2009, Museum of Modern Art, Tel Aviv; Singapore Biennial 2008, curated by Fumio Nanjo, and toured to Dojima River Biennale 2009, Osaka Japan; Busan Biennale 2010, South Korea.  In 2003 Langan presented A Film Trilogy at MoMA in New York and at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin.

Her film Metamorphosis, 2007 won the Principle Prize at the Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Germany.  In 2007 it was exhibited at the Lyon Biennale; Houldsworth Gallery, London; Loop, Barcelona; NCA Gallery, Tokyo; Pratt Art Gallery New York and the Miguel Marcos Gallery, Barcelona.  State of Suspension, 2012 was shown in Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt, and The Rubicon Gallery, Dublin.  She participated in the Glen Dimplex Artists’ Award 2000 at The Irish Museum of Modern Art.  The Wilderness 2010 was exhibited in the RHA Gallery, Dublin.  Her films and photographs are in a number of international public and private collections including The Irish Museum of Modern Art, The Arts Council of Ireland, The Office of Public Works, the Tony Podesta Private Collection, Washington, and the Hugo and Carla Brown Collection, UK.  The Floating World had its world premiere at the prestigious KINO DER KUNST 2013, Munich.  Jury members included Cindy Sherman, Isaac Julien, Amira Casar, Defne Ayas and Heinz Peter Schwerfel.  The film was awarded the Prix Videoformes 2014 | Conseil Général du Puy de Dôme at VIDEOFORMES 2014, Clermont-Ferrand, France.  Her film Flight from the City 2015 with music by Jóhann Jóhannsson premieres at B3 Biennial of the Moving Image, Frankfurt.  She just completed a permanent large scale photographic and video installation for NUI Maynooth.

Associated Events:

Opening and screening Saturday 23rd March 2019 at 2.00pm

Clare Langan in discussion with Cristín Leach, Art Critic, Writer, Broadcaster, and a special screening of the following films; The Human Flock (2017), Flight from the City (2016) ,River (2015) commission for permanent artwork at NUI Maynooth.

Accompanying River will be music curated by Gary Sheehan, Head of Programme Planning, National Concert Hall, Dublin

 

When All Is Said And Done  Saturday 11th May 2019 8.00pm 

An evening of live art collaborations across literature, visual art and music, featuring performances by Sinead Gleeson (Author),  Stephen Shannon (Composer/Producer/Musician), Kate Ellis (Cellist, Crash Ensemble) and Rory Tangney (Visual Artist).

 

 

2008
Judi Werthein, Brino, The Dock, Letrim, Ireland.

2007
At Your Convenience, Madame Lillies Gallery, Stoke Newington, London, Co-curated with Emily Clay and absolutezerodegrees°

2005
On The Underbelly, The Upstairs Gallery, Clerkenwell, London, Co-curated with Gareth Polmeer
Flagged, Visualise Carlow www.nevaelliott.com/flagged

Awards
2018 Bursary, Carlow County Council

2007 Bursary, Carlow County Council

2006 

Culture Ireland Award

Artist in the Community Award, Arts Council of Ireland / Create.

2004 

Training Award, The Arts Council of Ireland.

Bursary, 
Carlow County Council.

2003 

Bursary, The Arts Council of Ireland

Nominated for the Jerwood Artists Platform

Bursary, Carlow County Council

2002 

National First Solo Award, Selected by Patrick T. Murphy, RHA, presented by the Sligo Art Gallery

Bursary, Carlow County Council.

2001 

Nominated for the Victor Treacy Award, by Mick Wilson

1999 

The Taylor Arts Award, The Royal Dublin Society

Claremorris Open Exhibition, Prizewinner

Public collections
The Limerick City Art Gallery
The Dunlaoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology
Residencies
2006
West Cork Arts Centre
International Artists´ Residency in Argentina (RIAA, Residencia Internacional de Artistas en Argentina)

2005 The Limerick City Gallery of Art

Education
2004-2005 MA Fine Art, Central St. Martins, University of the Arts London

1998-1999 Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art. Dunlaoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology.

1994-1997 National Diploma in fine Art. Dunlaoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology