Studio Talk: Sibyl Montague

06 July 2016

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Join recent TBG+S Studio Artist Sibyl Montague as she discusses her work and exhibition ‘Beyond Violet’ with Director Clíodhna Shaffrey.

Wednesday 6 July 2016 | 6.30pm
Studio 6
Free admission, booking is essential. Book your free ticket here.

Sibyl Montague's varied and multi-disciplinary practice combines found and time based material to foreground the primacy of material and its ability to perform. Working between sculpture, video and installation, her work explores the core materiality and agency of images and objects that accumulate through capital, to engage principles of economy that suggest wealth, leisure or parcity.

Throughout her practice Montague uses the process of assemblage – where the contingency and incongruous associations of different elements aim to re-assert everyday materials in a process that concurrently de-familiarises them. Drawing from a wide vocabulary of elements that combine both online/offline sources, the works focuses on the particular, base qualities of material and its currency and affect within larger networks or economies relating to consumer goods, user experience or brands.

On completion of her year-long Project Studio tenure at TBG+S and following her recent exhibition Beyond Violet at Wexford Arts Centre awarded as part of the Emerging Artist Award, Montague will discuss her recent work and participate in a discussion with TBG+S Director Clíodhna Shaffrey.

Sibyl Montague currently based in Dublin, Ireland, completed a MFA at Chelsea College of Art London (2012). Solo projects include Beyond Violet, Wexford Arts Centre, (2016) Woman Flew Home, The Black Mariah, Cork (2013) Arm Around You, Oriel Davies, Wales, UK (2012) TWO George Polke, London UK. Recent group exhibitions include This is Public and Sexy, Studio 468, Dublin, IE (2016); What Does Nothing Do, CCA, Glasgow, UK (2014); Bringing the Art Home, Deptford X, London, UK (2012). Recent awards include Fire Station Sculpture Award IE (2014); Emerging Artist Award WAC IE (2012); The Red Mansion Shortlist, UK (2012); Oriel Davies Open (2010). Her moving image work is in the collection of the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Tasmania, Australia.
Sibyl Montague is co-founder and co-curator of PLASTIK, a festival of Artists’ Moving Image in partnership with LUX (London), TBG+S and IFI Dublin.