Eleanor Lawler – Granny Squared RIPped

In honour of Eleanor Lawler, one of the founding members of Livestock, we are celebrating the launch of the Livestock Website with a screening of her work ‘Granny Squared R.I.P.PED’ for one week from Dec 10th – 17th 2021.

Artist: Eleanor Lawler

Title: Granny Squared R.I.P.PED 

Year: 2015

Medium: Performance to Camera

Eleanor Lawler’s work concerned ideas around domesticity, being female and the ageing body. Her artwork manifested as performance, curation, textiles, movement, installation and film. Since 2001 she showcased and performed work across Ireland, Europe and USA. Her film work has been shown in Liverpool Biennale, Whitechapel Gallery and as part of “Visual Deflections” in 2008/9. Eleanor was an associated artist of the MART Gallery and Studios in Dublin from 2010-2020 with which she exhibited nationally and internationally and which continues to support the legacy of her work, launching a studio residency in her name and a retrospective exhibition in 2022. 

Eleanor participated in the Butoh & Live Arts Moving Bodies Festivals in 2016-2017, which included a residency in Turin, Italy. Her film The Invisible Woman, was shown at LACE Gallery in Los Angeles in 2018 and in 126 Gallery Galway as part of Diffraction in 2020. As a curator she focused on supporting emerging artists by building a strong environment of support and mentorship. She co-curated the performance art platform Livestock with Francis Fay since 2011 and was an Assistant Director at Dublin Live Art Festival for 2013-2015. She held a BA Fine Art from DIT, Dublin and an MA in Textiles from Goldsmiths College, London. Eleanor died in 2019 from ovarian cancer. She is deeply missed and completely irreplaceable.