The Jim McNaughton / TileStyle Artist’s Bursary

Olivia Hasset is deAppendix’s nominated artist for the Jim McNaughton / TileStyle Artist’s Bursary award under the auspices of the Allianz Business to Arts Awards. The Allianz Business to Arts Awards recognise businesses, artists and arts organisations that develop creative partnerships, bringing the arts and artists into mutually beneficial relationships across society.

 This €10,000 bursary will be awarded towards the evolution of a work / body of work or project by an emerging artist(s) in any art form. The bursary is designed to develop an artist’s creative practice and help take an idea to realisation, whether that be in writing, composing, performing, or creating in a visual or other medium. 

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(Above: Sculptural detail, mixed media, 2013)

Hasset is a Dublin based artist. She completed an Honours Degree in Fine Art Sculpture at the National College of Art & Design, Dublin in 1996 and went on to obtain a Postgraduate Diploma in Advertising Management from the Dublin Institute of Technology, Aungier Street. Olivia worked in the advertising industy and Radio Teilifis Eireann for a further five years.

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(Above: Biomorph,mixed media, 2013)

In 2004 Olivia returned to sculpting and has since focused on working in various media, combined with ongoing professional development. She recently completed her Masters in Fine Art Sculpture at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. In 2004 Olivia was awarded the Distinction in bronze award at the Sculpture in Context exhibition in the National Botanic Gardens, Dublin. She was one of three artists chosed to be part of the Mentoring schene at the National Sculpture Factor in Cork. Her work may be found in the Nissan Ireland Corporate Collection and in many private collecitons. deAppendix are looking forward to working with Olivia in January 2014 when she will start her residency.

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(Above: Sculptural detail, mixed media, 2013)

Further information on Hassett’s practice is available here:   OHassett document containing Images and weblinks

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(above: Instruments, mixed media, 2013)

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