Sky Academy Arts Scholarships: Visual Art Longlist

A record 1104 of you applied for the Sky Academy Arts Scholarships, which offer £30,000 and mentoring to five talented artists. The Scholarship applications we receive impress us more and more each year. We can now reveal the nine Hiiveans who made the Visual Art longlist.

Congratulations to everyone who has been hand-picked by our industry assessors and Ambassador Iwona Blazwick, Director at the Whitechapel Gallery.

We will soon announce our shortlist. These artists will be invited to present their projects to the judges, who will choose five overall winners: four artists from the UK and one artist living in Ireland.

2016 Sky Academy Arts Scholarships Longlist – Visual Art

Aoibheann Grennan - Perfect Wagner Rite, an interactive, performative and formally innovative installation at the intersection of visual art, music and immersive theatre

Charis Edward Wells - Flash Flood, a culturally curated town where there was none before

Cliodhna Timoney – DYNAMO, a pop-up gallery in Galway city centre with a belief centred on materiality, colour and drawing.

Daniel Davies - Solo show, a new body of work and an exhibition.

Felicity Hammond - Simulated Ruins, photographic installations which challenge the use of simulated imagery of ‘luxury living’ in areas of urban decay

Gearoid O'Dea – The Have, the Had, and the Should, street installation of eight large scale original drawings and sculpture exploring how mental health can fuse with creative practice

Jesc Bunyard - Exhibition of new work, a series of large scale holograms which, using motion capture, will show the movement of a conductor's baton

Jessica Sarah Rinland - Protruding from a Closed Mouth, a film installation exploring the theme of conservation and the use of ivory

Juno Calypso - All by Myself, a major solo exhibition in London, showcasing new photographic, video and installation works

Ruaidhri Ryan - Paris Syndrome, an exhibition of films exploring experiences of authenticity and inauthenticity

Congratulations to everyone who made this year’s longlist! But thank you to everyone who applied - the outstanding quality of your applications has made this year especially difficult to judge.

Shortlisting only a selection of these brilliant applications from exciting emerging artists will be tough. Please watch this space for more news as we announce our shortlist.


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Ciarán Burke

Head of Hiive


Ciarán Burke

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