Drawing on both photographic and cinematic philosophies of time, Nora Duggan’s art practice explores the expanded potentials for contemporary imagery as media of temporal inquiry. Her images frequently comprise a series of layers in various degrees of transparency. By coinciding conflicting, yet related, temporal rhythms, the images take advantage of the somewhat indeterminate territory that lies between stillness and movement to imply similar fluid relations at play between the present and the past. As such, Nora’s work questions the validity of such clearly defined categories in relation to the construction of history, memory and time.


Nora holds a DAH (Digital Arts & Humanities) art practice-based PhD at the Huston School of Film & Digital Media, NUI Galway, Ireland. Her thesis is titled ‘Between Realities: Investigating Temporal Relations between Stillness and Movement in Contemporat Artists’ Lens-based Imagery’.

The completed thesis can be accessed online at http://hdl.handle.net/10379/6353




2017 – Between Realities – presented by the Community Knowledge Initiative, ILAS, NUI Galway, Ireland

2016 – Between Realities – presented by NUI Galway Arts & Theatre Office, Quad Gallery, NUI Galway, Ireland

2013 – Quad – presented by NUI Galway Arts & Theatre Office, NUI Galway

2007 – Reflections – Stained Glass exhibition, The Schoolhouse, Kinnegad, Ireland


2015 – Materiality – Group exhib curated by Tom O Dea, University Gallery, NUI Galway, Ireland


2014 – RESTLESS: 7th Annual Members Show – Group exhib curated by Paul McAree at 126 Gallery, Galway


2011 – Construct – Cannon Fodder Collective, Monster Truck Gallery, Temple Bar, Dublin


2009 – If These Wall Could Talk – Group exhib at The Joinery, Dublin


          – Cannon Fodder @ Pallas – Pallas Contemporary Projects, Dublin. 


2008 – Interim Dialogues – Broadstone Gallery and Studios, Dublin


2007 – The Light Fantastic: Irish Stained Glass Art. Touring Group Exhibition, Ireland & USA


Conference Presentations


The Quad, NUI Galway, as a Site for Temporal Inquiry in Practice-based Research presented at ECRF (European Cinema Research Forum) conference 2015: Space and Place in European Cinema. 7 – 8 July.


Between Realities: investigating temporal relations between stillness and movement in digital Imagery presented at Mind the Gap! A National Workshop on Practice-based PhD Research in Creative Media and Visual Arts, NCAD, Dublin, Ireland, 17 April.


Screening of Quad (2013/14) at The Journal of Media Practice and MeCCSA Practice Network Symposium Image, Movement, Story hosted by The Practice as Research Group, Roehampton University London, UK, 14 June.


Quad: A Working Model of Practice as Research presented at Creating Cultures Postgraduate Conference in Culture, Media, and the Creative Industries, Kingʼs College London, UK,
12 – 13 June.


Quad: A Working Model of Practice as Research at the 2014 Irish Screen Studies Seminar, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, 9-10 May.


Between realities: Investigating liminality in digital imagery where stillness and movement coincide presented at the Huston Postgraduate Seminar 2013, Huston School of Film & Digital Media, Galway, Ireland, 29-30 April 2013 – ‘Between realities: Investigating liminality in digital imagery where stillness and movement coincide’ presented at The PhD and The Studio: Sharing The Experience: What does it mean to do a PhD in Studio Art? Burren College of Art, Wed 3 April, 2013




2011 – 2017: PhD, Digital Arts & Humanities (DAH) , Huston School of Film & Digital Media, NUI Galway, Galway, Ireland
2009 – 2011: MA Fine Art (Art in the Digital World), NCAD, Dublin, Ireland
2007 – 2009: BA in Fine Art, Dublin School of Creative Arts, DIT, Dublin, Ireland




Bank of Ireland Millennium Scholarship

Best Use of Digital Technology, DIT BA Fine Art