Spectacular Vernacular

Evelyn Broderick

Evelyn Broderick is a multidisciplinary artist using socially engaged structures to shackle and bind drawing, printmaking and sculpture together. Her work is inherently politicalized with social and economical overtones. On completing a BA in Fine Art Painting at Limerick School of Art and Design and a Hdip in Art and Design Teaching at Crawford College of Art and Design she relocated to Liverpool to develop her practice. During her three years in North West England, Broderick received an MA in Fine Art from Liverpool John Moores University, co- founded an artist and art education cooperative (Quad Collective CIC) where together they led workshops at Tate Liverpool (Liverpool, UK), Walker Art Gallery (Liverpool, UK) and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid, Spain). Broderick also took part in socially engaged projects in Liverpool including ASSEMBLES Granby Workshop at Granby Four Streets, Turner Prize 2015 winner.
Broderick spent a year in Sweden where the Nordic pedagogical practices have had an influence on her thinking and practice. In 2019 she took part as a participating artist with Heart of Glass (UK) ‘Rupture’ coaching programme facilitated by Sarah Bailey. Broderick spent 2020 engaging the communities of A4Sounds Studios as part of A4Sounds Studios public programme 2020 ‘We only want the earth’. Evelyn was 2020/2021’s artist in residence at UCD’s Parity Studios at the College of Social Science and Law. Broderick is supported by the Art’s council of Ireland with Arts and Participation bursary 2021.