Nollaig Molloy

Nollaig Molloy (b. 1989) is a visual artist from County Roscommon, Ireland. She works with moving image, sculptural installation and sound while sometimes using workshop and event-based outcomes, to explore landscape through material means. Her research connects the labouring of land, 'materials-to-hand', formal and informal archives, handcrafted objects, and community groups through poetic and abstract discoveries.

She graduated from Belfast College of Art in 2020, where she received a Master of Fine Art. Molloy was recently awarded an Agility Award in 2021 from the Arts Council of Ireland and presented a solo exhibition Retreat To Stone, Stone in Retreat (2021) at Catalyst Arts Belfast. Her past projects include Sounding the Shore (2018) a series of live radio broadcasts from a lake boat on a 53km long lake on the River Shannon; creating vocal scores with an improvisational choir in Hand to Mouth (2019) and a film titled Worth Your Salt (2020) juxtaposing rock salt, taken from a working salt mine in Northern Ireland, alongside the value of analogue and digital film.

From October to December 2022, Nollaig Molloy was a resident artist in the programme Zu Gast bei Urbane Künste Ruhr at Haus der Geschichte des Ruhrgebiets in Bochum.

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