ARTIST: Rebecca Massey
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE: Visual Artist
Rebecca Massey is an Australian-born Irish artist based in the West of Ireland. She graduated with a BA (Hons) Degree in Fine Art from Sligo I.T. and an MSc in Film Making from Staffordshire University & Filmbase in Dublin. After working as an In-House Artist for a well known Arts and Graphics Supplies establishment, freelancing as an Art Director on short and feature films and working as a Festival Artist and Programme assistant with the Irish Film Institutes Education Department, Rebecca returned to Sligo in 2017 where she now lives and works in Sligo town. Rebecca has worked across a broad range of media, from drawing and film production to installation and music, and has exhibited her work in group shows around Ireland and the UK. ‘It’s All in Your Head’ a solo show of her work was held in the Hyde Bridge Gallery Sligo in 2018. Working mainly with digital and traditional drawing techniques, her figurative work uses playful introspection and narrative as a means to communicate notions and emotions of being with the viewer, essentially seeking to poke the darker side of everyday life with a stick, then to run and hide beneath the sheets of paper. Along with her day to day practice, Rebecca has created and facilitated
various children's workshops for the IFI Family Film Festival, Cairde Festival, The Hyde Bridge Gallery, Leitrim Libraries and Liber Bookshop.