Hannah Fitz, Clare Island Studio Residency 2021, RHA
The Royal Hibernian Academy award the inaugural Clare Island Studio Residency 2021 to Hannah Fitz. This residency, through the generosity of a private benefactor, comprises of exclusive use of the house and a separate studio for two months on Clare Island.
Clare Island is located 3.5 miles off the west coast of County Mayo, Ireland and the ferry crossing from Roonagh Pier takes approximately 25 minutes. With approximately 160 permanent residents, a vibrant community offers a host of amenities and activities including a cafe, two bars, a food store and post office, walking, hiking, bike hire, yoga, archaeological sites, fishing and a beach. A Community Centre and Heritage Centre are also located on the island.