About


Frank Sweeney is an artist with a research based practice, he uses found material to approach questions of collective memory, experience and identity through film and sound.

Recent films include ‘All I believe happened there was vision (2020), created during a research partnership with the National Folklore Collection UCD and supported by St.Patrick's Festival. The film launched on ‘aemi online’ (aemi.ie 22 July - 1 September) accompanied by a responsive text from Rebecca O’Dwyer.

In 2019, Frank collaborated with artist Eva Richardson McCrea and the Dublin Dockworkers Preservation Society to create the film ‘Made Ground’, funded by the Artist in the Community scheme. This film explores the effects of changing architecture & labour forms in Dublin’s Docklands and was exhibited at Green on Red Gallery (2019), SoftSpot Manchester (2020) and Agitation Co-op, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios (forthcoming December 2020). Made Ground was purchased for the Arts Council Collection in 2020.

Recent award's include the Arts Council's Film Bursary and Project Award for 2020-2021, Sligo Artist Panel for 2020-2025, Science Gallery Rapid Residency and a nomination for Best Sound Design at the Irish Theatre Awards.
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Current projects -

All I believe happened there was vision‘ - A film installation in search of the Irish Otherworld. Exhibition 13-17th March 2020 at A4 Sounds

‘Made Ground’ - Screening next as part of the Agitation Co-op at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios. 17 July - 5 Sept 2020.