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 practice as a singer, singing traditional repertoires across cultures from Irish traditional sean nós, to Portuguese, Arabic and African song, and Georgian Chant 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 .
2022 - Commissions & Projects and Live Performances
Crex Crex Research Project with Ormston House and Corncrake LIFE
iMRAM performance with Seán MacErlaine, 18th Sept
Aras Eanna - 23rd Sept - Culture Night
Doolin Hotel 9th Oct with Myles O'Reilly and other artists
Idir Dhá Thrá - Ennistymon - 29th October
CAOIN, glór national tour, funded by the Arts Council. Autumn, 2022
CAOIN album release produced by Seán MacErlaine, March 30th, 2022 commissioned by Creative Ireland Galway County Council
CAOIN the live performance premiere commissioned by glór with support from the Arts Council. April 8th 2022
Scoil Scairte with The Trailblazery - Semester 2 ( Ceara Conway, Clare Sands, Liam O'Maonlaí, Diamud Lang, Manchán Magan, Rising Appalachia) Feb 10th, 24th, March 17th, 24th
Weathering, Mary Wycherley & Composer Jurgen Simpson :2022
Pocahontas Opera House, West Virginia, April, 2022
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
Photo credit: Dragana Jurisic