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I am a multi-disciplinary artist with a focus on animation, painting and drawing based in Cork, Ireland. Born in Spain to a Scottish mother and a Catalan father, my process is informed by my growing up in Ireland as second generation Irish, my mother having arrived herself in the country as a child. Themes of identity, personal narrative and belonging are established through a keen connection to the Irish landscape and the creatures we share our lands with.

 

My work is fuelled by a need to capture ‘place’, and the conflict of finally finding ‘home’ in a country and system that is making it increasingly difficult for young people to thrive. As landscapes, humans and ecosystems are continually adapting, the idea of flux is intrinsic to my practice: that ideas and identities can always be changing, as well as history and truth - narratives and memories are slippery articles. I enact this in my work by collecting scraps and reconstructing them as layers of a whole. As well as building depth, the physical overlapping of media, materials and scenes enables shifts within the work, allowing for flexibility. 

 

 

A devoted zinester, I produce Cork Zine Fest every year with three other passionate zine enthusiasts. I have a studio at the Living Commons in Cork City.

Member of the VAI and Sample Studios.

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Contact

For email queries please contact

annamar.forrester@gmail.com

Find me on Instagram @an_na_mar

Residencies

2024, Cork

Sample Studios Summer Residency

2024, Spain

Montemero Artist Residency

2021, Cork

Midsummer Festival Artist-in-Residence

Exhibitions

2024, Berlin

Tendermeshh, MOJO Studio

2022, Cork

Spoon + Bloom

One of six proposals selected for exhibition for the Gleann na Phúca project - imagining artistic interactions with the Glen River Park.

2021, Cork

Going to Seed

Billboard exhibition commissioned by Notes to Cork across five key city locations. 

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