About


Frank Sweeney is an artist with a research based practice, he uses found material to approach questions of collective memory, experience and identity through film and sound.

Recent work includes 'People enjoy my company' (forthcoming ‘no_matter_here’ at Brightening Air June 2021); 'Palace of Purification' (forthcoming 2021) film with Claudine Chen, Michelle Doyle, Kerry Guinan, Megan Scott; 'Cornaleena', film at Musictown Festival with Coilín O'Connell, Kevin Barry, David Kitt, Jennifer Walshe (April 2021); 'All I believe happened there was vision' (film launched aemi online with a introductory text from Rebecca O'Dwyer 2020, Wexford Doc Film Fest 2020); 'Made Ground' film with Eva Richardson McCrea (Temple Bar Gallery + Studios 2021, SoftSpot Manchester 2020, Green on Red 2019). 'Made Ground' was purchased for the Arts Council Collection in 2021.

Recent awards include the Arts Council's Film Bursary and Project Award for 2020-2021, Brightening Air funding 2021, Sligo Artist Panel for 2020-2025, Science Gallery Rapid Residency and a nomination for Best Sound Design at the Irish Theatre Awards.