The Molesworth Gallery
 

Nicky Larkin

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Pripyat III~ lambda print on dibond, 42 x 60 cm, edition of 5

 

Current Exhibition

Pots & Kettles - Nicky Larkin

July 16th ~ 31st, 2009

This exhibition of photographc prints draws on images created as part of the Pripyat project, an experimental short film funded by the Irish Arts Council and shot by Nicky Larkin in the Chernobyl exclusion zone. It draws the viewer into the abandoned city of Pripyat, which was once home to 50,000 people but was evacuated in 1986 after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. The city has remained empty ever since. Pripyat examines the relationship between time, nature and culture in a city that will never be lived in again. The film will be screened as part of the exhibition (running time, 16 minutes).

Pripyat was selected for the European Media Art Festival 2008 in Osnabruck, Germany, and the Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland.

The exhibition will also include a new body of photographic works created in Bosnia & Herzegovina, re-visiting a country still scarred and disfigured by a conflict that ended 15 years ago.

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Pripyat II ~ lambda print on dibond, 42 x 60 cm, edition of 5

 

Nicky Larkin was born in Offaly in 1983. He studied Fine Art in Galway-Mayo I.T. and Chelsea College of Art, London. He has exhibited widely across Ireland, the UK and the rest of Europe with video installations and sound-pieces. In 2008, his work was screened at The Locarno Film Festival, Switzerland, The European Media Art Festival, Germany, and The Optica Madrid International Video-Art Festival. He also held solo exhibitions, in 2008, in The Netherlands and Ireland. He is currently based in Limerick, having been commissioned by The Belltable Arts Centre and the Arts Council to make work in reaction to the Moyross regeneration process.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Education:

Postgraduate Diploma Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art, London (2007) - graduated with First Class Honours

BA Fine Art, Galway Art College (2002-2006) - graduated with First Class Honours, awarded Student of the Year

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Pripyat IV~ lambda print on dibond, 42 x 60 cm, edition of 5

 

Previous Exhibitions:

2008 - The European Media Art Festival, Osnabruck, Germany

2008 - Future Shorts Ireland, Dublin

2007 - Another Roadside Attraction, Shoreditch, London

2007 - (e)merge, Galway Arts Centre

2007 - Free Association, Chelsea Triangle Space, London

2006 - Flux Video and Live Art Festival, Clonakilty

2006 - ev+a 2006, Limerick

2005 - Short film Daytime T.V. screened as part of the Galway Film Festival

Awards & Bursaries:

Irish Arts Council, Travel & Mobility Award (Chernobyl project)

Irish Arts Council, Bursary Award

Offaly County Council, Visual Artist Bursary

For more information about the artist go to

www.nickylarkin.com

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Pripyat I ~ lambda print on dibond, 42 x 60 cm, edition of 5

 

 

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Pripyat V ~ lambda print on dibond, 42 x 60 cm, edition of 5

 

 

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Kabachi Cemetery ~ lambda print on dibond, 55 x 80 cm, edition of 5

 

 

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A time to turn your eyes away ~ lambda print on dibond, 55 x 80 cm, ed. of 5

 

 

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Matchboxes & bullets ~ lambda print on dibond, 60 x 42 cm, edition of 5

 

 

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Hung out to dry ~ lambda print on dibond, 80 x 55 cm, edition of 5

 

 

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Tower block no. 2 ~ lambda print on dibond, 42 x 60 cm, edition of 5

 

 

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Yesterday's television ~ lambda print on dibond, 42 x 60 cm, edition of 5

 

 

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