Emily McFarland was awarded the Graduate Residency Award at Belmont Mill & Studios after completing a B.A. in Fine Art with first class honours from the Sculpture Department at The National College of Art and Design. McFarland used the three month residency to research and develop a new body of work which culminated in a joint exhibition ‘Extravagant Histories’ with Frank McGrath at The Atrium in Birr Civic Offices.

As a student she has exhibited and been involved in organising a number of projects including; Halfway There, BASIC SPACE, Dublin; From Context to Exhibition, The LAB Gallery, Dublin; Transit, Dublin Co-op, Dublin and Artificial Paradise, an off-Site as part of DCC Liberties Regeneration, Dublin.

She also recently participated in a three week-long residency with ARTIFARITI in the disputed territories of Western Sahara as part of a student delegation from The National College of Art and Design.