Fellowships, Awards + Residencies
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”