Sue Rainsford's debut novel Follow Me To Ground was released in May of last year with New Island Books. Published as a piece of literary fiction, the novel initially took root in research around such artists as Jenny Keane, Megan Eustace and Kiki Smith, and was presented as Sue’s final project for her MA in Visual Arts Practices at IADT.
Sue and writer Maeve Connolly will discuss some of the prevalent themes in the novel, and how literary writing functions within and alongside contemporary art practices.
This conversation is very generously hosted by the Kevin Kavanagh Gallery.
Maeve Connolly is the author of TV Museum: Contemporary Art and the Age of Television (Intellect, 2014) and The Place of Artists’ Cinema: Space, Site and Screen (Intellect, 2009). Her writing has appeared in journals such as Afterall, Journal of Curatorial Studies, Millennium Film Journal, MIRAJ and she has authored catalogue texts on the work of numerous artists, including Vivienne Dick, Jesse Jones, Mairead O’hEocha, Bea McMahon, Niamh O'Malley, Susan Philipsz and Sarah Pierce. She co-directs the MA in Art & Research Collaboration at Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology in Dublin.