Tara Moran-Woods is a visual artist originally from London, she has been living in Co. Fermanagh since 1994. In 2006 Tara graduated from Sligo Institute of Technology with a Degree in Fine Art. She has exhibited throughout Ireland. Solo exhibitions have included ARTTANK Gallery - Belfast (2008), Higher Bridges Gallery - Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh (2008), Teach Bán Nua Gallery - Sligo (2009). A two person show at Mad Art Gallery, Dublin (2011) and she was selected for a three person show at The Context Gallery, Derry in 2010. She has also been on residency at Belmont Mill and Artists’ Studios, Co. Offaly (2009) and The Tyrone Guthrie Centre (2012, 2008). Group Exhibitions include Ormston House, Limerick (2013) RHA, Dublin 2011 and the RUA, Belfast (2009).
My practice mainly concerns installation art, frequently using crochet and wool as a drawing material or sculptural medium. Challenging the association of crochet with domestic craft and introducing this into a contemporary art environment. Other areas of interest include sourcing found materials, traces people leave behind, questioning their owner’s identity. Documenting, cataloguing, rearranging, Re-piecing the unseen, unnoticed, ordinary, disregarded or lost. Email chain letters and the decline of the hand written and communication, have been subjects of recent sculptures. Peculiar, ironic, language or imagery found in everyday life from buildings, advertising, media have also influenced past and recent work. I am currently researching the routine life of the visually impaired, managing daily tasks and memory,