‘BEAT is a collaborative work by Olive Barrett and Louise Marlborough
"The mundane repetition, the frustration and anxiety that individuals experience on a daily basis is echoed in our piece. Technology (TV, gaming, internet, music etc.) in all its forms can be a means of escapism from the everyday and our piece incorporates some of these technologies. However, connecting with technology seems to isolate and disconnect individuals from each other even more and leaves us detached and vacant."
Olive Barrett was born in 1975 in Cashel, Co. Tipperary, Ireland. After completing a Fetac in Art and Design she went on to study at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. She graduated in 1998 with a BA in textile Design. In 2005 she returned to The National College of Art and Design to complete a Higher Diploma in Art and design Education.
Barrett has combined her talents in many areas and works in media including painting, textiles d moving image. Over a 14 year period Barrett has exhibited both nationally and ternationally including solo shows, selected group exhibitions and public art projects. Last year she received a commendation for her part in the Jameson Film Festival (trailer competition).
Louise Marlborough was born in Dublin in 1976. She graduated from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin with an Honours Degree in Fine Art, Sculpture. In 2000 she completed a Certificate in Professional Photographic Practice at the London College of Printing.
In 1999 Marlborough was granted two awards from the Arts Council in Ireland. One was an equipment award and the other was a travel award which allowed her to travel to the US and undertake and complete a photographic project. Marlborough has exhibited for over ten years now and includes solo shows, a two-person show and an array of selected group exhibitions.