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Phi Convey

Based in Dublin, Ireland and with a Masters in Socially Engaged Art (NCAD) and an Hons BA in Fine Art (NCAD) Phi Convey's art practice investigates connection and engagement with our local environments and daily surroundings. She explores the emotional, psychological and physical impacts that personal habitat play: How a space can make us feel safe and secure whilst simultaneously intimidate and scare us. The notion that we can experience contrasting and opposing emotional experiences within the same environment intrigue me. This propels my search for 'story' which I tell through mixed media of our personal and collective encounters with space. I am particularly drawn to  inconspicuous and unapparent spaces. Phi likes to work with materials and liquids that have obscure and unique properties, at times bringing the murky into the light or blending opposing fluids and liquids to create a new composition. 

Art CV

2022 Call Zero (Crete, Greece) Exhibition of  Irish artists based in Rethymno, Crete

2021 Unmasked (The Liberties, Dublin) Curated digital art exhibition.

2020 The Positive Pole. Socially engaged project Royal Canal, Phibsborough  

2018 Quedamos En El Arco,  (Seville, Spain). Concluding a 3-month Erasmus in Seville, Spain, this was a collaboration with 10 Irish Artists with artworks discussing our engagement and personal experience of the city over the term of 3 months for a local Spanish audience.

2017 Engaged (N.C.A.D) An interactive piece discussing the importance of socially engaged art in the future art world. 

2017 Right up Your Alley (North Inner City, Dublin). In collaboration with artist Vici Waterstone and a local group of Ballybough residents, the work discussed the history of local alley ways which are now gated, the importance of ‘story’ to keep the memory of a historic way of engaging in neighbourhoods in the past. A look at the loss in terms of neighbourliness and the gains in more safety and better security. 

2017 An Gardin Beo, Carlow. Body painting and art workshops to encourage local engagement with the garden. 

2016 Inaugural Art Exhibition, JaJa Studio, Stoneybatter, Dublin. A collection of works from resident artists in JaJa studios.

2015 Under Pressure. Block T Art Gallery. Smithfield, Dublin. Selected works from N.C.A.D Degree Show. 

2014 Tunnelling Art and Physics – Templebar Gallery & Studios. Dublin 2. Collaboration with UCD Physics Department.  

2014 Under Pressure (N.C.A.D.)BFA Degree show. 

2014 One Percent. The RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin. 

2013 Say No to Drugs. Finglas, promoting local engagement through art and music. 

2012 Admission. The Lighthouse Cinema, Smithfield, Dublin.   

2010 Netted. The RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin. 

2010 Paint Group Show N.C.A.D.

2009 Core Group Show N.C.A.D.

2008 Timeline, B.C.F.E, Ballyfermot, Dublin. 

Scholarships and Awards

2018 Capacity Ireland. 3-month art residency in Seville. Spain. 

2017 Dublin Port Company Scholarship. 

2014 The RDS Student Awards.

2010 The RDS Student Awards.

Art Workshops and Educator.

2016 – 2022, The Liberties College of Further Education. Dublin 8.

2018 – 2020, Artzone, Rathfarnham, Dublin 12.

2016 – The Education Unit, Westland Row. Dublin 2. 

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