Zara Lyness 

Welcome to my home page.

I am an Irish mixed media visual artist based in Northern Ireland. I have had the privilege of a multi-discipline university experience that has developed into a diverse artistic practice. I make performance art and sculptural objects, often combining both. My methods progress through play and repetition, working on themes of identity, permission, interaction and a lowering of barriers, allowing the viewer a space for recognition and dialogue. The value and significance of objects and materials, (implied and perceived), is an underlying motive in the forms I make.

An important aspect of my work, both in solo and group projects, is to create a sense of inclusion for the viewer that encourages further investigation rather than disengaging the public.

As  regular art workshop facilitator in R-Space at the Linen Rooms Gallery in Lisburn, Co Down, I encourage participants to play, without judgement, and give themselves permission to experiment.

I am a resident artist at R-Space Gallery and a member of Pollen Studios and Bbeyond Live.

I am currently attending the Belfast School of Art MFA Degree course, part time.

Kitchen Studio

Kitchen Studio

Where you are lost, We are Sidhé

Where you are lost, We are Sidhé

On The Way

On The Way

Cryptolaemus montrouzieri

Cryptolaemus montrouzieri

Cinderella Complex

Cinderella Complex

Dada Centenary

Dada Centenary

Resident workshop artist

Resident workshop artist

Cinderella Complex

Cinderella Complex

Boondocks III Festival

Boondocks III Festival

Porcelain Vessel

Porcelain Vessel

The Odd Collection

The Odd Collection

Children's Games

Children's Games

BIFPA 17

BIFPA 17

The Glass Slipper

The Glass Slipper

Collect and Connect

Collect and Connect

Selfie Swap

Selfie Swap

Get on with it

Get on with it

Donegall Wall

Donegall Wall

You can't polish a turd

You can't polish a turd

Cummulator 9

Cummulator 9

Journey to the 6th Floor

Journey to the 6th Floor

Cummulator 11

Cummulator 11

Expanded Studio Project

Expanded Studio Project

In Flux, process and duration

In Flux, process and duration

Goose Lane Gallery

Goose Lane Gallery

Run to the Rock

Run to the Rock

Expanded Studio Project

Expanded Studio Project

Orpheus Bricks

Orpheus Bricks

In Flux

In Flux

CONTACT ME

Pollen Studio and Gallery, 37 Queen Street, Belfast, Northern ireland

2018

Kindly funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Recipient of SIAP funding 2018/19

©2020 by Zara Lyness Visual Artist.