Ruth Clinton and Niamh Moriarty are collaborative artists currently living and working remotely between Dublin, Leitrim, and Sligo. They use performance, video, sound installation and storytelling, along with a detailed research process, to convey visions of transience and resistance. Collaboration is central to their endeavours and a dialogue between the romantic and the pragmatic often influences the form and content of their work. Using their own bodies and immediate surroundings as a starting point, the artists engage with local environments, histories and communities to open up spaces of renewed reflection.

Ruth Clinton and Niamh Moriarty have worked together since 2010, taking part in over thirty exhibitions across Ireland as well as in Amsterdam, Berlin and the UK. They were among the first recipients of the Arts Council of Ireland’s Next Generation Award in 2016, and in 2019 co-established Millbrook Studios, Sligo town’s only independent artist studio. Selected exhibitions and publications of their work include Losing Track, video and event series in association with Limerick City Gallery of Art and Askeaton Contemporary Art (2019-2021); Standing Above Everything, idle days & minor battles, supported by Trinity College Dublin (2018) and Time (Ireland) Act, solo/collaborative exhibition, Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh (2016).