Galway International Arts Festival & Galway Arts Centre present Terrain by Martin Healy
Galway International Arts Festival & Galway Arts Centre present:
13th July - 22nd August 2015
Galway Arts Centre
Opening reception Wednesday 15th July, 6pm
Martin Healy works primarily with the mediums of film and photography. His work references the alternate histories and speculative futures described in late 19th and early 20th century science fiction which in many ways have prefigured the current realities of environmental crisis and the depletion of resources. Ruminating on the point where fact and fiction have coalesced, the work considers the multiple conflicts and consequences of the human desire to harness the physical world.
Born in London, Healy grew up in Galway and then went on to receive a BA and MA from Crawford College of Art & Design. He is currently based in Dublin and also lectures in Limerick School of Art and Design. Solo exhibitions by Martin Healy include Aether at Oonagh young Gallery (2014), The Inhabitant at Temple Bar Gallery & studios curated by Mary Cremin (2011), Facsimile at Lismore Castle Arts, St Carthage Hall (2011) and at Rubicon Gallery, Dublin (2009), Skywatcher at Roscommon Arts Centre (2008), I want to believe at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin (2007). Healy has most recently exhibited in Cosmic Dust, a group exhibition curated by Emma Lucy O’Brien in VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow. Terrain will be accompanied by a new text written by Dr. Dara Waldron, Lecturer in Critical and Contextual Studies in Limerick School of Art & Design. To read a previous text on Healy’s work please go to http://www.martinhealy.net/index.php/text/dara-waldron-essay/
To read more about Martin Healy’s practice please go to http://www.martinhealy.net