Áine O'Hara

A4 Sounds in partnership with Fire Station Artists’ Studios, Dublin Central Housing Action and consulting artist Kerry Guinan are delighted to announce the recipient of We Only Want the Earth’s first project award for 2020!

Áine O’Hara

Áine O’Hara is a multidisciplinary artist, theatre maker and designer and graduate of IADT, Dun Laoghaire and The Lir, Trinity College Dublin.

Instagram: @misc.aine
Twitter: @miscaine
Email: aineoharaart@gmail.com

Artist Bio

Áine has presented work at Dublin Fringe Festival; Dublin Live Art Festival; Live Collision International Festival; Smock Alley: Scene and Heard festival of new work; Westival: Westport Music and Arts Festival; Theatre Machine at Project Arts Centre; participant in the Abbey Begins New Writing programme 2019. Further recent awards/recognitions include: Outburst Queer Fringe Award 2019, Oileán Artist in Residence 2019, DUETS programme Dublin Fringe Festival 2019, Ps2 residency Belfast 2019, World of Co Residency, Sofia, Bulgaria 2019 and DIVA Award Electric Picnic 2017. Áine has also worked in art departments for film and tv including ‘Red Rock’ currently on Virgin Media One and upcoming Irish feature film ‘Broken Law’ by Paddy Slattery.

Mayo for Sam, residency documentation, Ps2 Gallery, 2019

A4 Sounds Residency: Calling in Sick

Calling in Sick is a body of work about disability, productivity and what it means to be a useful member of society. Áine has several chronic illnesses, including fibromyalgia which as of now is not recognised as a disability in Ireland. They are developing a body of work based on their and other chronic illness sufferers’ experiences of our health service in Ireland. She is interested in who is believed when they say they are in pain and is investigating whether or not disabled people can ever be equal under a capitalist society. Calling in Sick explores healthcare utopias, gameshows where the prize is treatment, and whether political protest and artistic actions can actually change the law in this country.

The Birthday Party, Performance Series, 2017


Artist Talk : Wed 22nd Jan | 7pm – 9pm
Exhibition : 18th June – 8th July 2020

Further Information:
Further information about Áine O’Hara can be found here.
Further information about our We Only Want the Earth Programme can be found here.

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