Jane Locke (b. 1980 Dublin) was educated at the Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology and received a BA in Visual Arts Practice (First Class Honours) in 2007. In 2014 she received a Masters in Fine Art from the National College of Art and Design. She also holds a BSc in Analytical Science from Dublin City University.
Recent solo and group shows include; illustrated guided tours of the Botanic Gardens Glasnevin with accompanying guidebook 'A Fascinating Guide to the Botanic Gardens Glasnevin' (2016); Overstock, MART, Dublin (2015); The Dark Molecules at UCD, UCD Science building (2015); Unfold, RUA RED, Dublin, Sean Hollywood Arts Centre, Newry, Stormont Parliament Buildings, Belfast and The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon, Co. Clare (2014) and The Cloud of Unknowing, NCAD Masters Show (2014). She has delivered talks at a number of academic institutions including at The National PhD Symposium, NCAD, Dublin (2014) and at IMMA (2015). Her work has been shown nationally and internationally and has been acquired by private collections and the OPW.
Jane Locke is an artist, scientist and independent researcher whose practice is predominantly expressed through drawing and performative talks. Her work often finds itself wondering at the role of institutions in the creation of truth, the dissemination of knowledge and the awarding of credibility. These research led projects culminate in works which fuse historical and scientific facts with almost imperceptible fictions, creating a space of uncertainty where the real is simultaneously amplified and undermined.
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2012 - 2014 Masters in Fine Art, NCAD, Thomas Street
2003 - 2007 BA (Hons) Visual Arts Practise, IADT, Kill Ave, Dun Laoghaire
1997 - 2001 BSc (Hons) Analytical Science, Dublin City University, Dublin 9
Solo Projects / Residencies
Tales from a Green Post Box at The Lab, Foley Street, Dublin. (September 2016)
OPW commissioned research project comprised of guided tours of the Botanic Gardens Glasnevin with accompanying guidebook 'A Fascinating Guide to the Botanic Gardens Glasnevin'. (January 2016)
"The Dark Molecules at UCD", a ten week drawing project in a lecture theatre in UCD's Science building. A group of final year Nanochemistry students making up the primary audience. In association with NCAD + UCD and Dr. Susan Quinn. (February - April 2015)
'Between Two Lines', collaborative residency at Dalmally Railway Station, Scotland with Liz Gaffney. (August 2014)
‘Seeking Counsel’ The Distillery Building, The Bar Council of Ireland, Dublin, durational drawing intervention. (February 2014)
‘The Cloud of Unknowing’ The Science and Health building, Dublin City University, durational drawing intervention. (October/November 2013)
’26 Days of Dreams from The Night Garden’ National Blood Centre, Dublin. Artist-initiated project – durational drawing intervention. (April 2013)
'Overstock' a series of performative lectures at MART, Rathmines, Dublin. Curated by Jennie Taylor. (April 2015)
'Unfold' an exhibition of artworks from the OPW collection. RUA RED, Tallaght August 2014, Sean Hollywood Arts Centre, Newry, September 2014; Stormont Parliament Buildings, Belfast October 2014 and The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon, Co. Clare December/January 2015.
A site-responsive iteration of 'The Cloud of Unknowing' at 'Foundation 2014' at Tullamore, Co. Offaly. Curated by Brendan Fox (September 2014)
‘MFA/MADW Graduate Exhibition’ Emmet House, Thomas Street, Dublin. Installation with live illustrated talks (June 2014)
‘Motley’ Satellite and Hendrons Collider Galleries, Broadstone, Dublin. (January 2014)
‘Stranger Stranger’ The Complex Gallery, Benburb Street, Dublin, MFA Interim Show curated by Cliodhna Shaffrey and Eilís Lavelle (May 2013)
‘The Place Between’ Avenue Road Gallery, Dublin. Four person show curated by Jennette Donnelly (April/May 2013)
‘Wake’ Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda. Four person show (May/June 2012)
'Convergence 3' With Space Gallery, 798 Beijing, China. Group exhibition curated by Fion Gunn and Zheng Xuewu (March 2012)
‘Shul’ The Complex , Smithfield Plaza, Smithfield, Dublin. Four person show (September 2011)
‘Regaining Consciousness’ RUA RED, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, Dublin. Group exhibition of the artist collective SODIUM (March 2010)
Claremorris Open Exhibition 2010, Claremorris, Co.Mayo. Curated by Lisa Le Feuvre (September 2010)
‘Anaesthetic Intervention’ Dun Laoghaire Town, Co. Dublin. Group exhibition of the artist collective SODIUM. Work was displayed in various used and disused premises in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. (October 2009)
‘Obsessive Beginnings’ Broadstone Studios XL Upper Dominick St, Dublin. Debut exhibition of artist collective SODIUM. (September 2008)
‘IADT Graduate Show’, IADT campus, Dublin. (June 2007)
‘I use my Easel to Hang my Hat’ The Concourse, Dun Laoghaire Town Hall, Co. Dublin. Group show curated by Oliver Comerford. (January 2007)
“Solutions” The Lab, Foley Street. Group show curated by Nigel Rolfe (February 2006)
Talks / Symposiums
'The Cloud of Unknowing' at IMMA, Dublin as part of 'The Beholder's Share' with IADT - ARC. (March 2015)
'The Cloud of Unknowing' at The National PhD Symposium, NCAD, Dublin. (April 2014)
'The Cloud of Unknowing' illustrated live talks outlining my research over the course of my MFA, Emmett House, as part of the NCAD Graduate Show, Dublin (June 2014)
Postgraduate Research Symposium, NCAD, Dublin. (February 2014)
Work Acquired By
The Office of Public Works, the Bar Council of Ireland and various private collectors.