Basic Talks – Austin Hearne

  • Talks & Art Courses

3 May 2024

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Join us for an illustrated talk as part of the Basic Talks programme.

Join us for a talk with Austin Hearne – an artist from Dublin, living in Co. Wexford. He holds a MFA from NCAD (2016). Hearne is a multi-disciplinary artist whose practice is rooted in Photography. He comes from a family of Painters and Decorators and uses the stuff of this industry to make works and installations. His film work Whispers won Best Irish Short at the Gaze film festival (2022). Recent solos shows include Love Letters to Cardinal Raymo at Gorey School of Art (2021), Slabs at The Complex (2021), Requiem For Raymo at The Royal Hibernian Gallery (RHA)(2022-2023), Slabs II and Whispers at The Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray (2023) Confessions at Lismore Castle Arts (2023) and group shows Leap of Faith at The Glucksman (2024) with WEARTFETISHISTS (2022), PhotoIreland Festival (2022) and Speech Sounds at Visual Carlow(2022). Austin is a founding member and one half of the experimental queer goth music act Satin Shadow, they have released 3 albums to date. Austin’s work is held in private collections in USA, Europe and the OPW collection.

Free, book or come on the day subject to availabvility.

Basic Talks is a series of talks with leading contemporary practitioners, taking place at the Hugh Lane Gallery. Curated by Basic Space in partnership with Hugh Lane Gallery, BASIC TALKS is a platform for lectures, workshops, presentations, and performances. Speakers include artists, curators, writers, and critics who will generate discourse on producing, framing and exhibiting art. BASIC TALKS is a collaboration between Basic Space and the Hugh Lane Gallery, exploring alternatives in the dissemination of contemporary art and its discourses.

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