This is the first solo show from Ursula Kelly, who graduated from Camberwell College of Art & Design in 2008. The exhibition is the culmination of the Circle Line award. Ursula’s work addresses issues of social and personal identity, relationships, memories and consumerism. Through building relationships with various people, the work aims to reflect the richness of daily life. The exhibition comprises a video, book and installation of prints. The video is a development of the work started during the artist’s MA course, whilst the book and prints are a result of new research carried out in a village in the West of Ireland – Killaloe, County Clare. As part of the Circle Line Award, Ursula developed and delivered a series of workshops with young people and adults, and some of the resulting artwork is also on show.
Circle Line is a partnership between Artquest, University of the Arts London (UAL) Widening Participation & Progression and four established London visual arts organisations: ACAVA studios, Cockpit Arts, London Print Studio and London Printworks Trust. The award was initiated in 2008 as a unique opportunity for recent art graduates of UAL. As well as offering a studio and support grant for one year, the purpose of the award was to allow young artists to develop their practice and professional development in a ‘real-world’ context by receiving training, mentoring and an exhibition opportunity.