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Kevin Gaffney

MA work

The Unnameable is a film collaboration between artists Kevin Gaffney (Royal College of Art) and Sally-Anne Kelly (Central Saint Martins), who have been working as a duo since 2009. The work is a hybridisation of the artists’ individual practices of performance, photography, video, writing and sculpture. The Unnameable tells the story of a boy who grows up feeding an invisible elephant in his room. His psyche splits as he attempts to imagine life without the elephant, and we follow 
him through his imagination, in and out of his consciousness.


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Photography, 2011

  • The Unnameable is a film collaboration between artists Kevin Gaffney (Royal College of Art) and Sally-Anne Kelly (Central Saint Martins), who have been working as a duo since 2009. The work is a hybridisation of the artists’ individual practices of performance, photography, video, writing and sculpture. The Unnameable tells the story of a boy who grows up feeding an invisible elephant in his room. His psyche splits as he attempts to imagine life without the elephant, and we follow 
him through his imagination, in and out of his consciousness.


  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Fine Art (First class), Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland, 2008
  • Experience

  • Editor-at-large (www.artist.org), ARTISIT? Blog, 2009-present; Artist's assistant (photography & video), Ronan McCrea, Dublin, Ireland, 2008-9
  • Exhibitions

  • Battle of Ideas, Royal College of Art, 2010; Album (Liverpool Biennial), Wolstenholme Creative Space, Liverpool; Mainland, 126 @ Event Gallery, London, 2010
  • Awards

  • Winner, Arts Council Ireland Travel & Training Award, 2010; First prize, South Dublin County Council’s Bursary, 2009; Shortlisted, Red Mansion Awards, 2011