Louise Wallace is a visual artist based in the west coast of Ireland and currently in fourth year of photography film video in Limerick School of Art and Design. The Galway born visual artist graduated with a BA (Hons) Photography Film Video from Limerick School of Art & Design. Her subject matter varies from portraits to landscapes and she uses both film and digital formats. Louise was long listed for the Galway Film Fleadh 2017 for her short film Cosmic Joe, winning Best Short Film at the Szczecin European Film Festival. She was finalist for the Screaming Pope Prize in 2018, and exhibited in Limerick city, and in Killorglin, Co. Kerry as part of the K-fest Visual Arts Festival, both in 2018, as much as with college peers.
Awards and honours
- 2018 Screaming Pope Prize Finalist, K-FEST Arts Festival, Killorglin, Co. Kerry
- 2018 What Self Imposed Enigma Did Bloom, Limerick, Ireland
- 2018 K-fest, Visual Arts Festival, Killorglin, Co Kerry, Ireland
- 2018 Ascension, Limerick College of Art & Design, Limerick, Ireland
- Hidden in Hazel (n.d.)
Hidden in Hazel offers glimpsed character studies of people who choose to live a more isolated ‘analogue’ existence with little or no connection to the digital realm, instead choosing to focus on their own personal creative endeavours and unique existences. The investigation is based in a remote part of the Burren known as the Triangle.
Louise creates a collaborative experience with these characters, and documents the importance of these residual ‘analogue people’ who have chosen to exist without any digital footprint. In it, she proposes that the relationship developed with the protagonists is as important as the resulting artworks.
Hidden In Hazel showcases her interest in Socially Engaged Art Practice through the medium of Fine Art Photography, Film and Video. The works examine the current cultural transition from analogue to digital technology, and this project explores the interactions faced by those living an existence free from rapid digital connections and data exchange.