2 July 2021

Following an international open call, William Bock has been awarded the Clare River Residency and will work with local liaison, Trudi van der Elsen, during the research phase in 20212 primarily with communities along the north shore of the Shannon Estuary.

William is an interdisciplinary artist working in Ireland and the UK exploring the connections between people and the environments they inhabit. Through photography and sound, he will explore connections between the community and the body of water of the River Shannon where they live and work.

The River Residencies are co-funded by the Arts Council’s An Invitation to Collaboration scheme, led by Limerick Culture & Arts Office in partnership with the Arts Offices in Cavan, Clare and Tipperary. The River Residencies are curated by Caimin Walsh and Mary Conlon of Ormston House as part of the Museum of Mythological Water Beasts (2017-), a multi-year project about, along and on the River Shannon.