Kate O’ Shea
Kate O'Shea is an artist with a social practice which includes printmaking, arts practice based research, the production of social spaces and publishing. From setting up a social space in the south west of Ireland in 2009 to co-producing SPARE ROOM Art Architecture Activism (www.spareroomproject.ie) with Eve Olney in Cork in 2019, Kate's collaborative practice is based on building spaces of solidarity and dialogue in order to explore alternatives to the social relations of capitalism.
In 2018 she published the book Durty Words with graphic designer Victoria Brunetta. With 134 contributors from all over the world, this is the first book of their publishing house: Durty Books. Kate has just completed an MA by Research in Printmaking as a space for solidarity and dialogue at Limerick School of Art and Design. Kate is currently working with Dawn Weleski to develop The People's Kitchen in Cork, Ireland which is being supported by Arts Council Ireland, managed by CREATE. Kate is also working A4 sounds Dublin on their 2020 programmes 'We Only Want The Earth'. Kate regularly exhibits nationally and internationally. www.kateosheablog.tumblr. com