SITTING: A portrait project for Laois Art House, Stradbally, Co Laois
A residency and exhibition at Art House curated by Muireann Ni Chonnaill in association with the Irish Museum of Modern Art. Funded by Per Cent for Art Scheme and Laois Co Council.
During a 10 day residency Miller painted members of the public who had volunteered for the experience of sitting. Working on five/six portraits per day, each sitting lasted and hour, on varied sized watercolours, 35 portraits were made. Selected images can be viewed HERE During the residency Miller undertook for Laois Co Council, two commissioned portrait heads of the sculptor, Cathy Carmen and poet Pat Boran.
The exhibition was curated from portrait related works by Miller in the IMMA collection and eve loving works from the "sitting" residency
A VIDEO documentary about the project was made by Lias Fingleton for Art House. An introductory version can be seen HERE. The full documentary can be seen on request.
Sitting Events: 1st July- 1st September 2014 Public Talk with Nick Miller and Christina Kennedy (IMMA) . Sunday 20th July 2014 at 3pm Public Screening of "Sitting" The documentary film by Lias Fingleton, 27th August 2104 at 7pm