Marie is an Arts Council AIC award mentor for 2014. The scheme, managed by Create, offers successful artist recipients an opportunity to receive mentoring as part of a research project with a host organization / community group.
Exhibition : Shadow Traders,
at Triskel Christchurch Arts Centre Cork
Marie Brett + John McHarg
6 - 31 Aug 2014
New artwork exploring an uneasy resonance experience of forsaken and private collections with curatorial support by Katherine Atkinson
Opening 6 Aug at 4pm, with guest speaker Johnny Hanrahan,
Maeve Mulrennan, Curator and Head of Visual Art at Galway Arts Centre hosts launch event with guest speaker Sarah Searson, Curator, Writer, Cultural Policy Consultant and Head of Centre for Creative Arts and Media GMIT.
Marie receives national research award to explore creative potentials at Camden Fort Meagher, a Coastal Fort in Cork Harbor.
Book : Vacant Space
New book produced documenting project on Bere Island exploring aspects of island life and resulting in the production of a multi media art installation, presented under the gun emplacements at Lonehort Fort during Spring / Summer 2014.
Marie is working for the Heritage Council as a heritage specialist in Bronze Age Gold, as part of the Council's Heritage in Schools scheme.
Round Table Discussion : LAB Gallery, Dublin
Hosted by Create, Marie will join LAB curator Sheena Barrett and bereavement consultant Cathy Quinn in open discussion with thinkers from arts, healthcare, collaborative practice and bereavement settings. This is a free event and all are welcome. Friday 16 January, 3-5pm.
'Reflections on Landscape, Objects and Death'. Marie is invited to give a presentation about her artwork alongside UCD Professor of Celtic Archaeology Gabriel Cooney, at the start of this project, November 2014.
Artists Ceara Conway, Helga Deasy, Dominic Thorpe and Frances Mezzetti responded to the Amulet artwork through voice, dance and performance art. Supported by The LAB and Create. The exhibition continues at the LAB gallery until 28 March 2015.
'Dulce Domum' exhibition at Wandsford Quay Gallery, Cork, Ireland, curated by Marie Brett & John McHarg.
April 29 - May 16 2015.
Arts Council AIC Research Award 2015
Marie receives national Arts Council AIC Research Award 2015 to explore Irish Death Ritual. The award is managed by Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts.
Artists Bursary Award
Marie’s been awarded a local authority artist bursary from Cork County Council for 2015.
E.gress opens at Irish Museum of Modern Art, November 3rd 2015.
Marie has been invited by UCD School of Politics and International Relations to contribute to GLOBUS 2017/20, an international research project that critically examines the European Union's contribution to global justice.
A documentary film about Marie's research at UCD, St Francis Hospice and the National Folklore Collection has been produced by film-maker Colm Mullen. The film records Marie's research about the essence of life and death experience and is the result of an artsandhealth.ie documentation bursary award funded by The Arts Council and Cork Arts & Health Programme HSE South.
Marie's collaborating with staff at St Francis Hospice with partners IMMA and UCD Parity Studios to make a new artwork spanning medical, philosophical, folkloric & legal perspectives on death and dying. The project received an Arts Council AIC award 2017.
Marie's been invited by an international research consortium of 8 partner universities, in Brazil, China, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Norway, and South Africa, to produce a large-scale art installation in response to their work, which critically examines the European Union's contribution to global justice. The piece will tour Europe.
Marie's been selected for a creative enquiry artist residency and her proposal 'Cultural Lore' will explore arts, ageing, access and impact with Cork Midsummer Festival and other consortium partners during 2019 with a publication launched in 2020.
Marie's new artwork commissioned by the international GLOBUS consortium is being launched in University College Dublin's O'Brien Science Building Concourse on April 24th - all welcome.
Article - Globus Art Piece
"The work is a provocation that asks the viewer to reflect on their own privileges and position in global systems that often have unjust elements and effects. Marie sees the work as a bridge that allows viewers to engage with the huge issue of global justice….".
Marie's partnering with The Dementia Carers Campaign Network, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, dancer Philip Connaughton and The Alzheimer Society of Ireland to lead a collaborative project to produce a live multi-media event exploring new Irish capacity legislation and human rights issues.
Get a glimpse into the process of building and designing the GLOBUS global justice art installation, narrated by Professor Ben Tonra.
Marie's been invited as a CREATE (the national development agency for collaborative arts) mentor to artist Olivia Hassett.
Growhouse Project - Award
Marie's been awarded an Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon Participatory Project Award to produce a live multi-media event responding to modern-day slavery, trafficking and cannabis grow-houses. This work is in partnership with Cork Midsummer Festival and will be presented in June 2020.
Article - Visualising Global Justice
Read an article by Ragnhild Grønning, Research Adviser, ARENA Centre for European Studies about the 'On The Edge of My Sky" art piece.