The first half of the exchange took place in November 2019 when we welcomed Frank McElhinney from Glasgow to Artlink’s base at Fort Dunree; in return Moira McIver has been selected to spend a month at Street Level Photoworks in Glasgow later this year.
Moira McIver was born in Scotland. She has been an Associate lecturer on the BA. Fine Art course in Belfast School of Art teaching photography and video since 1996. Her research and artworks involve photography, film and video installation and often explore the relationship between the individual and history. She is particularly interested in the mediation of historical information and highlighting experiences which have been overlooked or crossed boundaries. Her artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including; USA, Canada, Denmark, Netherlands and group exhibitions; Northern Ireland, 30 Years of Photography, MAC Gallery, Belfast, 2013. She has created a number of site-specific public works in the Ulster Hospital, Dundonald Maternity Unit (2007) and the Victorian Walled Garden, Bangor (2009). Her photography is included in art collections, including the V&A Museum, London and The Royal Armories Museum, Leeds. In this residency she will explore narratives of migration, travel and social connections between Glasgow and Donegal.
We are grateful for the support of The Arts Council of Ireland, Donegal County Council, Creative Scotland and The British Council who have made this cultural exchange possible.