Terraform is an interdisciplinary collaboration comprising of artists, architects and engineers. In its operation Terraform sets out to break down barriers of hyper-specialisation in professional practice and to generate a supportive and social working environments. Terraform is concerned with structures both on a macro and micro level, from organisational systems to the built environment.

Terraform is currently undertaking a three-month non-studio-based residency with TBG+S. Through a process of experimental intervention and information gathering the residency will operate as an activated research period focusing on the social and physical structure of the TBG+S building, its daily operation and the organisation’s relationship with its built and social environment.

Terraform's residency at TBG+S takes place from May - August 2012. 


Terraform Members:

Emily Mannion is a multi-media artist based in Dublin. Her work looks at how we relate to the everyday objects and the space that contains them, and in turn the frictous relationship between scale and environment. To further investigate this, she has been exploring cultural motifs and our relationship to them, and their ability to role play and their mutability.  Previous exhibitions include 'something tells me its all happening at the zoo' in the Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin and 'Constellations' at Visual in Carlow.

Mark Durkan is an artist currently based in Dublin. His practice involves video, performance and installation that is often collaborative and context led. Mark's work negotiates the politico-cultural relationship inherent in the building of identities. He is the director of Parking Meter Arts and a curator for Transitopia 2008 and Astral Projection Abduction Fantasy in 2012. Mark graduated with a first class honours degree in fine art, sculpture from the National College of Art and Design in 2007 and has since exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently in Eigse 2011, 3331 Arts Chiyoda in Tokyo, Fabricca del Vapore and Via Farini in Milan and in the German Chancellery in Berlin.

Kevin Culhane qualified in 2002 with an honours Bachelor of Engineering Degree from University College Cork. Since then he has worked as a construction project manager on infrastructure projects in the Ireland and UK. His most recent project, to convert an Edwardian Lifeboat Station in South West Wales into a home, was featured on the British television programme Grand Designs. In 2011 he received a Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management from Trinity College, Dublin.

Mary-Jo Gilligan is based in Ireland where she works as an artist both independently and collaboratively. Her practice includes public art, exhibitons, live events and curation. Since completing studies in the University of Ljubliana and graduating with a BFA from the NCAD Dublin in 2007 Gilligan has been commissioned by various arts bodies and has been awarded several residencies nationally and internationally. She has co-curated projects with Parking Meter Arts and The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin. Her practice also includes the collaborative art collective Soft Blonde Moustache with whom she has exhibited widely.

Ruth E Lyons is a visual artist working primarily in large scale sculpture, installations and public works. Ruth is co-founder and director of The Good Hatchery studios in the boglands of Co. Offaly. In 2011 Ruth exhibited at the Kerlin gallery, the Lab, the RHA and Monster Truck gallery, she was awarded the Firestation Sculpture Bursary and the Arts Council Bursary Award. She is currently completing a Public Art Commission for Scoil Naomh Eoin as part of the Percent per Art Scheme.

Thomas O Brien is a young architect living and working in Ireland. He received an Honours Bachelor Degree in Architecture in 2005 and holds a Professional Diploma (Architecture) through the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland (RIAI), and University College Dublin since May 2011.  Upon achieving his professional qualifications in May 2011 he has begun practicing independently as totobArk. The work of totobArk is varied and springs from a passion for all things formal and spatial, be they small scale installations and art projects, to theatre sets, to building projects. totobArk is a critical practice, interested in empowering our selves through developing our knowledge of space, habitat/ habitus and environment.

Associate artists:

Andreas Kindler von Knobloch, is a Dublin based artist and recent graduate of NCAD. Recent exhibitions include: 'Luminous Flux' curated by Padraic E Moore, Oonagh Young Gallery, Dublin (2012) 'Pallas periodical review', selected by Carl Giffney, Pallas, Dublin (2011) 'Underground', group show Basic Space, Dublin (2011) '200 Clonliffe Rd' group show in a derelict house Dublin (2011) 'Radical Love II' three day seminar, Dublin (2011).

Fiona Hallinan (BA MSc) is a Dublin based artist working in installation, digital audio, photography, organising events and autonomous education projects. Themes in her work include collective memory, playful and anachronistic uses of technology, unlikely gatherings, adaptations of public space and the value or non-value of certain knowledges. She has exhibited at Kerlin Gallery, IMMA, Conflux (NYC), SOLAS NUA (DC) and Brown University (RI).