Ceara Conway is an Irish contemporary vocalist and visual artist. She creates innovative experiential performance works that utilise traditional and contemporary song, music and visual art to explore social issues such as the ecological crisis, migration and feminist concerns.
In conjunction to her commissioned work she has successful practise as a singer performing Irish traditional sean nós and traditional repertoires from Portugal and Georgia. She performs nationally and internationally for prolific events, festivals & visiting heads of state.
Ceara has completed numerous commissions, residencies and public art works including Viriditas, Galway ECOC2020, Dóchas/Hope (2018) Oireachtas na Gaeilge & Waterways Ireland, Thin Places, Kings College, London ( 2015) , Vicissitudes (2013), Derry City of Culture and Making Visible, Irish Museum of Modern Art (2014). She has undertaken residencies with institutes such as the Taigh Chearsabhaigh Museum, UK & OTIS College of Art/Suzanne Lacy, LA, USA .
2021 - 2022 projects:
Seanchai - Ceara Conway, Ian Lynch, Lisa O Neill, Ruth Smith, Aindrais De Staic
''How Are You'' an olfactory scent based art work for Age & Opportunity Bealtaine Festival ( May 2021)
'Weathering with dancer, choreographer Mary Wycherly and composer Jurgen Simpson
Pocahontas Opera House, West Virginia, 2022
Moon Medicine event co curated by Ceara Conway and Kathy Scott as part of the Feminist Supermarket with Ormston House Cultural Centre , May 2021
CAOIN - Album of traditional laments produced by Sean McEarlaine (2021)
Ceara works with the Arts Council as a Creative Associate Artist & Arts Coordinator for the Embrace Art & Disability/ Artists in Schools programme with the Clare County Arts Office.
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‘’Her respect for tradition, her embrace of innovation, all mark her out as a unique portal in inter-sectional cross-disciplinary art practice in this country at the moment.’’ Alice Maher