Dragana Jurišić is an ex-Yugoslav artist based in Dublin since 1999. She works predominantly through the medium of photography, film, and installation. Jurisic’s practice explores the issues of gender, stereotyping and the effects of exile and displacement on memory and identity. Jurišić’s photobook, YU: The Lost Country, retraced the steps of prolific Anglo-Irish writer Rebecca West’s Black Lamb and Grey Falcon. The series has been exhibited internationally. Her art is in many collections including National Gallery Ireland, Trinity College, Dublin City Council. Her major work 100 Muses (2015) is in the public collection of the Arts Council of Ireland. In 2019 Jurišić completed the IMMA 1000 residency, and was nominated for the Zurich Portrait Prize at the National Gallery of Ireland for her portrait of poet Paula Meehan from their collaborative book, Museum, on 14 Henrietta Street. In December 2020, she collaborated with poet Sarah Cave on The Merits of Tracer Fire (Abridged).
Series Co-ordinator and host: Susan Tomaselli MU Writer-in-Residence Appointed for 2020/21
Susan Tomaselli is founder and editor of gorse journal. She has written for numerous publications, introduced a re-issue of Mervyn Wall’s Leaves For the Burning (Swan River Press), and has contributed to the books We’ll Never Have Paris (Repeater Books 2019), In Context 4 – In Our Time (South Dublin County Council’s programme of public art), amongst others. She has participated in numerous literary festivals (West Cork Literary Festival, Cúirt, Listowel, Mountains to Sea, Hillsborough Festival of Literature & Ideas), curated Doolin Writers’ Weekend 2020, and provides consultation to arts organisations (Temple Bar Gallery + Studios Dublin, The Arts Foundation UK) and literary publishers. She is writer-in-residence at Maynooth University 2020/21, and is currently working on a novel-in-essays, Traces.
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