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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 . 

 

2023/24 - Commissions/Projects/Live Performances

Someone decides Hawk of Dove live performance composed by grammy nominated singer Iarla O'Lionaird, commission by Niamh Mc Cann, July 27th, Old bridge House, Meath. 2023

Cape Clear Festival, West Cork, 12th August, 2023

Museum of Fine Art, Florida, Jan 2024

Maynooth University Exhibition Jan, 2024

Pocanhontas Opera House, Residency, West Virginia, May 2024

crex crex - Research Project with Ormston House and LIFE Corncrake Conservation

Galway Folk Festival June 17th, 2023

RTE Folk Awards Nominee 2022

Weathering, Mary Wycherley & Composer Jurgen Simpson- Dance Limerick - 30th March: https://marywycherley.com/work-continues-weathering-ahead-2023-performances

SALT by Vanessa Earl - Ensemble Vocalist May 2023 - https://vanessaearl.com/projects/

Ceara works with the Arts Council as a Creative Associate Artist.

For commission/work related inquiries contact: conwayceara@gmail.com

Ceara Conway by Dragana Jurisic 2021_edi

‘’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 

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