Cummins, Pauline

  • Reference Code:IE/NIVAL AR/171
  • First Name: Pauline
  • Last Name: Cummins
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of Birth: 01/01/1949
  • Place of Birth: Not Specified
  • Nationality: Irish
  • Area Of Practice:
    • Time Based Art
    • Painting
  • Artwork Type Technique:
    • Installation
    • Video
    • Performance Art
  • Abstract/Figurative: Abstract
  • Genre:
    • Figure
  • Interests:
    • Gender
    • Sexuality
  • Represented By: Not Specified
  • Size: 20+
  • Physical Location: Artist Files Collection
  • Public Collection:
    • Other

Other Info Source:

See file on Women Artists Action Group in National Irish Visual Arts Library, artists groups section.

Awards

1990 Arts Council Of Ireland. Film and Video Award.
1994 Arts Council of Ireland. Film and Video Award.

Bibliography

Hopkins, Mary, 'Women's Caucus for Art', Women Artists' News, vol. 12 no. 2 (June 1987)

Education

1974 National College of Art and Design, Dip. Ceramics, Painting.

Notes

Cummins was the co-founder of the ceramic studio 'Ashford Pottery' in Co. Wicklow. She became the chairwoman of WAAG (Women Artists Action Group) in 1987, developing the 'Artists in Prison' ongoing programme in Mountjoy Prison, Dublin. Exploring the body and female sexuality through performance and installation, Cummins has worked as a member of the 'Inner Art' group, exhibiting several temporary artworks as part of the community art / public art project in Dublin. She has also curated exhibitions including 'Locus Suspetus Where the hidden comes to light' at the Ormeau Baths Gallery. File contains newspaper clippings, press releases, images and published material on artists work. Books also available in store.

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