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LUX Salon: Looking Aside 

Saturday 10th March 2018 | 3 – 5pm

LUX, Waterlow Park Centre, London

LUX and Catalyst Arts present Looking Aside, a screening programme curated by Catalyst Arts and Seamus Harahan on the occasion of his BL CK B X exhibition: shiney wet stones.

The programme of works have been chosen for their inventive image-making and action-making, creating transformative pathways through a marked sense of attention and generosity towards their material – a description not unlike Seamus’ work itself.  The work has been selected from a varied pool of emerging practitioners connected to Catalyst, Seamus and Belfast. With work by Jamie BuckleyAideen DoranKathryn ElkinLaura McMorrow and Kate Murphy.


Laura McMorrow, The Lost Acre, 2018 (4m)
Kate Murphy, Animal, 2016 (1m)
Kate Murphy, Little Film, 2016 (1m)
Aideen Doran, The Mechanical Child, 2017 (6m)
Kathryn Elkin, Why La Bamba, 2015 (17m)
Kate Murphy, Goose Leg Limping, 2016 (5m)
Jamie Buckley, DORF, 2015 (7m)

Jamie Buckley is an artist who is originally from Kerry, Ireland but is now based in Munich, Germany. He completed an MFA at the University of Ulster, Belfast in 2012 and a BA at the Limerick School of Art and Design. Screenings and exhibitions include: AMINI, Belfast (2017, 2015); Rencontres Internationales, Paris/Berlin (2014, 2012); This Must Be The Place, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast (2013); Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Institute of Contemporary Art, London and Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool (2012).

Aideen Doran (b. 1984, Lurgan, Northern Ireland) lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland. She has been shortlisted for the Margaret Tait award in 2018 and 2016, and her work has been supported by Glasgow Life, Creative Scotland, The British Council, Northern Film and Media and The Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Recent exhibitions and screenings include: Glasgow Film Festival (2018), Catalyst Commissions, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, (2017); On the Edge, Flatpack Film Festival, Birmingham, (2017); AMINI screening programme, The MAC, Belfast, UK (2016); Coppice, Verge Gallery, Sydney, Australia (2016); SetBackground, Embassy, Edinburgh, UK (2016); After Hours, Platform Arts, Belfast, UK (2015).

Kathryn Elkin (born in Belfast, 1983) is a graduate of Glasgow School of Art (2005) and Goldsmiths College (2012) and former LUX Associate Artist (2013). She is currently based in Berwick Upon Tweed. She has shown work throughout the UK, including ICA, Tate Modern, Collective Gallery, Transmission, S1 and CCA Derry. She has screened works at London Film Festival, Union Docs, New York and Courtisane Festival, Ghent. She is the recipient of the 2017 Warwick Stafford Fellowship at Northumbria University and teaches part-time at Liverpool John Moore’s University.

Laura McMorrow is a visual artist from Leitrim, Ireland. She holds a Masters in Fine Art from the University of Ulster, Belfast (2012) and a BA in painting from Limerick School of Art and Design (2008). She was awarded the Emerging Irish Artist Residency award (2017) and has work in the National Drawing Collection of Ireland. Recent exhibitions include The Lost Acre, Leitrim Sculpture Centre (2018) and Barnacle, Burren College of Art (2018). Her practice incorporates video installation, sculpture, collage, and painting.

Kate Murphy lives in Norwich and uses a studio. She was born in 1989, Belfast, Northern Ireland and did a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at the University of Ulster in 2007. She did a degree in Fine Art at Norwich University College of the Arts and spent four months in Karlsruhe for Erasmus, graduating in 2011. Exhibitions include; Blumen, Unthank Art Space (2017); Soft Ramp, Gildengate House (2016); VIDEO, PAINTINGS with Russell Osborne, 13a (2014); Eastern Pavilions Exhibition, Bethnel Green Library (2011); OUTPOST Open : Film, national touring programme (2011).

LUX is an international arts agency that supports and promotes artists’ moving image practices and the ideas that surround them. The only organisation of its kind in the UK, LUX represents the country’s only significant collection of artists’ film and video, and is the largest distributor of such work in Europe. LUX works with a large number of major institutions including museums, galleries, festivals and educational establishments, as well as directly with the public and artists. The organisation’s main activities are distribution, exhibition, publishing, education, research, and professional development support for artists and arts professionals.

Image credits: Laura McMorrow, The Lost Acre, 2018; Aideen Doran, The Mechanical Child, 2017; Kathryn Elkin, Why La Bamba, 2015; Kate Murphy, Goose Leg Limping, 2016; Jamie Buckley, DORF, 2015.

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