Joanne Dolan


Joanne Dolan is Visual Artist working in Galway. She graduated with a BA in Printmaking from the Cluain Mhuire School of Art and Design in 2006. Her practice since graduating has been primarily based in drawing. Joanne is a co-founder of Expanded Draught and has been heavily involved in all of the collectives projects both here in ireland and in the USA. She has exhibited as in individual in group and solo shows in Ireland. She is a part time teacher teaching various Life and observational drawing classes in Galway city. She was also accepted into The Leonardo da Vinci Programme funded by Leargas, and spent 3 weeks working in the Pori Contemporary art Museum in Pori, Finland in 2010.

Statement of work:

Exploring the idea of a ‘Knot’ as a symbol of Human connection, and the ways in which we hinder ourselves, our relationships and our lives through these ‘knots.

“A compact intersection of interlaced material, such as cord, ribbon, or rope. a fastening made by tying together lengths of material, such as rope, in a prescribed way, decorative bow of ribbon, fabric,or braid, unifying bond, a tight cluster of persons or things: a knot of onlookers, a feeling of tightness: a knot of fear in my stomach, a complex problem.”

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