Talk and performance by artist Kathryn Ashill at 5pm in Studio 6

Ormond Studios, hosted by Temple Bar Gallery + Studios under the Studio 6 Open Programme are pleased to welcome Welsh artist Kathryn Ashill for a presentation of her recent work in Studio 6 at 5pm, Wednesday August 6th. This informal talk will be framed by two short performances, charting the shifts and changes that relocation can prompt within a body of work.

Amateur dramatics, theatre flats, stage lighting, public monuments and performance are central to Ashill’s practice. Kathryn aims to pursue the theatricality in the everyday whilst sharing her observations on autobiography, people, history and site.

Harvesting and sharing performance documentation creates the opportunity for Ashill to emphasize her physical and emotional experiences of the performances. Installation of film documentation, photographic documentation, married with written responses from the live artwork is represented in a gallery environment.

There is a strong participatory spirit within the live performances Ashill creates. The work takes place both inside the gallery and in the public realm. Civic life and duty is explored through interactions with memorial sites, face painting, costume and public events.

Kathryn Ashill (1984) was born in Wales and lives and works in Glasgow and is currently on the MFA at the Glasgow School of Art. Ashill has exhibited nationally and internationally in solo and group shows. Solo exhibitions include: For Future Reference (2013) Meantime residency space, Cheltenham; Cock[le] pit (2012), part of Adain Avion the Cultural Olympiad lead project for Wales; In Memory of Balloon Girl (2011), St David’s Hall, Cardiff; ‘Craig Y Nos’ (2010), Pontardawe Arts Centre. Group exhibitions: Formal Interference (2014), Le Murate, Florence; MFA1 Interim Show (2014), Glasgow School of Art; Gwenan International (2014) The Old Hairdressers Glasgow; Bow Belles (2013) Warren House, London, The Loneliness of the Middle Distance Runner (2012) Flux Factory, NYC; There’s no time we made it up (2013), The looking glass, Bristol; ‘Scratch Nights’ (2010) MK Gallery, Milton Keynes. Kathryn has been awarded Arts Council of Wales grants in 2010, 2011 and 2013.