Niamh Moloney (b. 1982 Ireland) is a Dublin born artist and writer based in Glasgow. She graduated from the Glasgow School of Art in 2018 with an MLitt in Fine Art Practice. Her work investigates the connections between narrative, time, the body and the cosmos. She recently received the VACMA Bursary and has been awarded a residency at Cill Rialaig. She is a co-founder of Outline Studios and co-curator of Must Use Critical Knowledge.
She works mainly with drawing which expands into installations that utilise made, found and gifted objects, symbols, texts and a variety of other often ephemeral materials. These materials include different types of wax, sugar, honey, wine, flower petals, crystals, fabric and scent. These installations have been materialising as forms of ritual or offerings to the heavens or mythological deities. Linking happenings in the physical world with the unseen is a consistent thread throughout her practice.
The Pleiades are a cluster of stars that reside in the constellation of Taurus. Known as the Seven Sisters there are many stories told across cultures about these stars that have startling resemblances, leading some to believe that these legends are the oldest stories in the world. For the exhibition at 16 Nicholson Street an installation will be created as an offering to these ancient time keepers.