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Fellowships + Awards + Residences

Fellowships, Awards + Residencies

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MacDowell colony

Sue Rainsford amongst 87 fall and winter fellowships awarded at the MacDowell Colony, New Hampshire. While at MacDowell she will be working on her second novel, Redder Days.

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The Freud Project Residency

While on residency at IMMA, Sue Rainsford and Bridget O’Gorman expanded their ongoing research project, entitled A Knowing Body, in repsonse to Lucian Freud’s assertion ‘I want the paint to feel like flesh’. October 2017-April 2018.

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Arts council literature bursary award

Sue Rainsford is a two-time recipient of the Literature Bursary Award. She first received a bursary in 2013 while she was working on her debut novel, Follow Me To Ground. Her 2018 bursary is in support of her second novel, Redder Days.

 VAI/DCC ART WRITING AWARD

VAI/DCC ART WRITING AWARD

Visual Artists Ireland, in partnership with Dublin City Council's The LAB Gallery and AICA Ireland, awarded Sue Rainsford the 2016-2017 Art Writing Award.

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writer in residence at rac

“Our writer in residence programme continues into 2019 where writer & researcher Sue Rainsford and Joanne Laws expand the scope of writing about selected projects and exhibitions from our visual art programme.”