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Kevin Gaffney & Sally-Anne Kelly

Kevin Gaffney and Sally-Anne Kelly have been collaborating on films and photography since 2009. Their collaborative and individual work has been shown at Abandon Normal Devices at Cornerhouse, Periodical Review #2 at Pallas Projects, the Startpoint Prize for Emerging Artists at Museum Gavu Cheb and Wannieck Gallery, NTK Gallery, Draíocht, the Lab, The Brighton Film Festival, and solo exhibitions at the Galway Arts Centre, 126 and RUA RED. In 2011 they were awarded the Grand Prix from the Sapporo Biennale international competition to create a new project, Leaving a Vacuum in which Compasses and our Internal Navigation Systems Fail to Work, in Hokkaido for presentation at the 2014 Biennale in Japan.

In 2011 Gaffney graduated from the Royal College of Art’s MA Photography & Moving Image. In 2012, he received the Little White Lies Award from the London Short Film Festival, and an Artist’s International Development Fund from the Arts Council of England & the British Council for the Startpoint Prize for Emerging Artists residency in Prague.

In 2011 Kelly graduated with an MA in Performance from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London. In 2012 she took part in the DIT Summer Project Studios and a residency at Graphic Studio Dublin, supported by Fingal County Council. In 2013 she received a Sculpture Workshop Award from Firestation Artists’ Studios.

The Moonless Ocean was supported by the Arts Council of Ireland’s Film Project Award.