Eleanor McCaugheys practice is an evolution of multi-faceted installations, including painting, sculpture, video and sound. There is an important focus on material properties, capturing an earth-bound quality to the work.
The work is developed with an interest in readings of religion and the function & structures of faith. Centering on the idea that faith offers the thought that one might be able to transcend the limitations of physical and how agents of faith act as a channel for petition.
McCaughey often works in collaboration with artists to help create soundscapes for video works and installations. The approach to collaboration and the making of physical environments, is an answer to the translation of restorative experience into sound, space & form.
Born in Dublin, Ireland, McCaughey studied at TU, Dublin. Selected exhibitions include Woman in the machine, Visual Carlow, 2021, Super Market Art Fair, Stockholm, 2021, What remains of this place?, online exhibtion, 2020, Vignettes, Richard Heller Gallery, LA USA, 2019 and Tulca ,Sytonic State, Galway, 2018.
Eleanor McCaughey is a recipient of the Irish Arts Council Bursary Award 2021, The Temple Bar Project Award 2021, The Fingal County Council Bursary 2019 and the Next Generation Award 2018. Her work is represented in the OPW, Arts Council Ireland art collection and private collections in Ireland, Europe, United States and Canada.