The Artist-in-Residence Program provides local and visiting artists, curators, and researchers with accomodation and studio facilities at the Tile Factory, providing a unique space for the creation, development and exchange of creative ideas and projects. The program serves most of all as a meeting place for artists: facilitating creative encounters, discussions and the exchange of experiences, and then opening these up to the public, acting as a conduit to the outside world.

In a sense, the residency acts as an incubator for the creation and exchange of ideas, experiences and representations. In the course of residency, our public - both within the region and further afield - are encouraged to engage with activities planned to help create awareness of one's own cultural difference and uniqueness. Each artist is given the opportunity to propose and focus on a particular project while in residence, which may be influenced or inspired by the reality of daily life in the city, the country and the region. Opportunities to work with local artists and the local community during the residencies will be plentiful and strongly encouraged.  

Applications are currently closed.

Tom Molloy

Word and Handshake were two exhibits in the 2011 Jerusalem Show: On/Off Language. Word, held at Palestinian Art Court- Al Hoash, is defined as a single distinct conceptual unit of language, comprising inflected and variant forms; as a greeting or to finalize an agreement. Handshake, held at Al Ma'mal, is defined as an act of shaking a person’s hand with one’s own, used as a greeting or to finalize an agreement.


Tom Molloy was born in Waterford, Ireland in 1964. He attended The National College of Art & Design in Dublin, earning a B.A. in Fine Art in 1987 and an M.A. in Fine Art in 1992. A survey exhibition of his work was held at the Limerick City Gallery of Art in 2005 (publication) and at the Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, County Meath, in 2008 (publication). In 2010 Molloy had a major exhibition at The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art in USA (publication). Tom Molloy is included in the permanent collections of the Irish Museum of Modern Art; The Blanton Museum of Art, Texas; The Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon, Dublin; The Zabludowicz Collection, London; Fondazione Spinola Banna Per L’Arte, Turin; FRAC-Piemonte; and Princeton University Art Museum as well as several international private collections.