2017 Louise Whelan

Orange Breath

a video work by Louise Whelan

Louise Whelan is from Sydney, Australia and a descendant of the Ryans from Nenagh. Her great, great grandfather Patrick Joseph Ryan migrated to Australia in the late 1800’s.

She is a visual artist with a photomedia base, her interdisciplinary approach spans photomedia, projection, video art and installation. Much of her practice draws inspiration from environmental and humanitarian issues, and her interest in the aesthetic of memory. 


Her work Orange Breath initiates an interactive response by breathing with the rhythm of the video work. When viewer interacts with the work at the same time in different locations around the world, they all begin to breath together.


Louise is organising a collective viewing time whilst the work is on exhibition in two parts of Italy. The work will simultaneously be shown on November the 3rd 2017 at 12:00 noon in the following places:

  • the Manly Art Gallery & Museum (MAG&M) as part of the Land exhibition, Australia
  • It’s LIQUID International Art Festival, ANIMA MUNDI, Visions Venice at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, Italy
  • International Biennial of Mantova Diocesan Museum Francesco Gonzaga, Italy
  • switch 2017, Nenagh, Co Tipperary, Ireland
  • Aboriginal elders at Scotts Head, Australia
  • Melbourne Australia
  • Kiribati, Oceania
  • Blackman Bay, Tasmania, Australia
  • Jorge Jurado Gallery, Bogotà, Colombia.