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Adrian Duncan: How the Mighty have fallen

Preview: Thurs May 3rd
Exhibition Runs: Fri May 4th – Sat May 26th.
MA ACW alumni Adrian Duncan has a new exhibition, entitled How the Mighty have fallen, opening at Monster Truck next week. How the Mighty have fallen is a body of work comprising of a video piece and an assemblage of objects. Full details below from the Monster Truck website:

The sculptures are delicate, temporary, and in some cases barely perceptible constructions. These objects are installed in a manner that relates to the Monster Truck gallery space and its location. This work creates a situation that brings to bear the instability of the concept in relation to another unstable construction – the fleeting and unspeakable individual physical encounter.

This work sits between story-telling and sculpture. It is an attempt to describe something about compulsion and my interaction with material.

Variations of the work has been shown in The Joinery in 2010, and Queen Street Studios, Belfast in 2011. This work continuously changes, and the variation for Monster Truck will shift in emphasis conceptually, architecturally, and aesthetically relative to the previous two versions.

Adrian Duncan (b. 1978) is a Dublin based artist, writer and engineer. He studied then worked as a structural engineer in the UK and Ireland for over a decade before returning to study fine art and contemporary art theory at IADT, Dun Laoghaire, and NCAD, Dublin. He has exhibited in Ireland, Europe, South Africa, and the U.S. He is a guest lecturer at UCD School of Architecture, and tutor at the Some Blind Alleys writing classes. He is co-editor of Paper Visual Art Journal to which he also contributes.

Solstice Art Centre: Open Call

The Solstice Arts Centre in Navan is inviting artists, art collectives, and galleries to submit for inclusion in their Visual Arts Programme 2013/2014. While submissions are welcome from individual artists, Solstice is particularly interested in group participation/ideas that connect or consider the space (scope, nature) and the viewer/audience in diverse ways.

Solstice will provide at a minimum an artist/materials fee as standard. Further investment (financial or funding application support) will be considered on the scope and nature of the proposal.

First round submissions deadline is Fri 18th May, 2012. Attached below is a PDF with application details, which is also available on the Solstice website along with Solstice gallery plans.
National Open Call 19-04-12

Volunteering at Project

Project Arts Centre have just put out a call to participate in their Summer volunteer programme. Coinciding with their forthcoming exhibition – Conjuring for Beginners, they are looking to recruit volunteers to act as mediators, and work with them on their upcoming visual arts programme.

Full details as follows:

Calling All! Summer volunteer programme at Project Arts Centre, Dublin

This summer, Project Arts centre is offering a place to work in exchange for volunteering as “Conjurers” in our Visual Arts exhibition Conjuring for Beginners. Conjurers will take on the role of Visual Arts mediators, giving tours and informal talks. This is a great opportunity for artists, curators, students, writers, cultural workers and anyone else who may be interested, to be closely involved in a major Summer exhibition programme. Additional benefits include:

● Working within an established, vibrant, artist-centred organisation in the cultural hub of Temple Bar, Dublin

● Building in-depth knowledge of internationally positioned contemporary art practices

● Developing interpersonal skills within a professional environment, working closely with the Visual Arts team, in co-ordination with Project’s wider organisation and associated artists

● Mediating the exhibited artworks to the general public and communicating the wider cultural activities of Dublin city

● Training and support from Project’s Visual Arts team

● Working directly with professional artists and their work, potentially gaining in-house experience within artists’ studios

● Free entrance to special selected events taking place across the summer and beyond

● A selection of Project Press publications

● Opportunities for volunteering at future Project Arts Centre events and exhibitions running throughout 2012-2013

● free coffee, Wi-Fi and the use of our Bookshop as a research/reading resource

If you want to know more and will be available to volunteer for a minimum of 4 hrs each week, between 2 July and 11 August, please contact Rachael Gilbourne/Kate Strain at Project on 01 8819613, or at , or find us on Facebook

The volunteer programme will run throughout the exhibition Conjuring for Beginners from July 2 – August 11, 2012, Mon – Sat from 11am – 7pm. The summer volunteer programme aims to facilitate equal exchanges of in-kind support between arts workers and Project Arts Centre, and facilitate informal learning within the context of professional creative practice.

Visual Arts
Project Arts Centre,
39 East Essex Street,
Temple Bar,

Aoibheann Greenan: Tahiti Syndrome

Aoibheann Greenan: Tahiti Syndrome
25th Apr – 30th Apr
Opening reception: Wednesday 25 April, 6-8pm.
Artist talk with Davey Moor on Monday 30th April, 6pm

Opening this Wednesday at the Joinery. Do they ever sleep?

Aoibheann Greenan’s ‘Tahiti Syndrome’ takes its title from the 20th century term that once described the desire amongst societal leaders for a remote or idyllic environment into which they could escape from the pressures of modern life. Greenan reinterprets this utopian idea, applying it within the context of everyday ritualistic activities such as exercise or recreational drug-use. Drawing on Western Exoticism, the show loosely adopts the framework of a tourist trail. Absurd devises are employed allowing for viewing to occur at various vantage points. The environment allows for the viewer to become playfully initiated into the role of the shaman for whom transcendence is achieved with the use of profane materials, ritual, and mind-altering plants.

There will be an artist talk with curator/writer Davey Moor on Monday 30 April at 6pm.

Aoibheann Greenan graduated from NCAD in 2010 with a first class honours degree in Fine Art Painting. Her work centres on the plight of the present-day tourist whose quest for authentic experience has become predetermined by a capitalist logic. Recent solo shows include ‘Rodeo Oracle’ at The Lab, Dublin and ‘Motels and Mineral Surfaces’ at The Cross, Dublin. Recent group shows include ‘Around a Volta’ at Chateau de Servieres, Marseilles; ‘Jockeyism ‘at Block T, Dublin; ‘The Cloud’ at Draiochd, Dublin and ‘When a Stranger Calls a Friend of a Friend’ at Project 165, Toronto. Greenan has undertaken two recent residency programmes; SOMA in Mexico City and Chateau de Servieres in Marseilles.

Joinery Fundraiser at the Grand Social

The Grand Social are hosting a fund-raising gig for The Joinery this coming Friday night. It features Donal Dineen, a rare set from the fantastic Legion Of Two, Patrick Kelleher, the #1’s and more. Well worth supporting. Full details as follows:

ON/OFF 27/04/12 – A Fundraiser for The Joinery at The Grand Social
Featuring Donal Dineen & Guest (live), Legion of Two, The #1s, Patrick Kelleher and his Cold Dead Hands & more to be announced

27th Apr 7.30pm €10 / €12

We are delighted to announce a fantastic lineup for this year’s Joinery Fundraiser on April 27th in The Grand Social. Following on from the successes of last year’s event we again feature performers, who in many respects embody The Joinery’s idiosyncratic values, none more so than Donal Dineen who will perform a live set with a yet to be announced guest.

Joining Donal on the night will be two of the most critically acclaimed bands of the last five years in Ireland, Legion of Two and Patrick Kelleher and His Cold Dead Hands. We are also delighted to introduce The #1’s. More acts are to be announced in the coming days.

This event is a fundraiser – monies raised will be used to allay some of the operating costs inevitable with running an alternative art space in Dublin. Tickets priced €12 (incl. booking fee) are available from

THE #1’s

@ The Grand Social
Friday April 27th
Doors from 7.30pm
Adm €10 / €12

Here’s some Legion Of Two to get you in the mood …


A Project Initiated By John Ryan And Tom Watt
May 4th – 13th 2012
Ballymastocker Bay, Portsalon, Donegal.

RESORT is a 10 day long artist residency project taking place in early May in the wonderful surroundings of Portsalon, Donegal. Organised by John Ryan and Tom Watt, one of the participating artists is current MA ACW student, Ruth Clinton. Full details as follows are from the RESORT website:

Participating Artists: Sara Amido – Clare Breen – Ruth Clinton – Amanda Conrad – Peter Donnellan – Jane Fogarty – Sarah Gordon – Tracy Hanna – Tom Lawton – David Lunney – Niamh Moriarty – James O hAodha – Matthew Slack

RESORT is a 10 day long residency undertaken by artists on Ballymastocker Bay, Portsalon, Donegal, a beach near the furthest north point of Ireland. The idea to use a beach as the environment for this project was born from a show that some of us participated in last November, where all of the work was site specific and would no longer exist after the show had finished. Given that the beach is a public space, artists were invited to participate in the residency with the understanding that none of the work will exist in the phenomenal world after the project was over.

During the residency, the participants will work collaboratively and autonomously, continuously having group discussion, presentations and stagings of experiments.

Non participants are invited to the location on the weekend of the 12th and 13th of May to engage with artists through viewing of works created and discussion of outcomes of the experience.

in|discussion – Richard Kearney

Narrative and Catharsis
Richard Kearney

6.30pm Wednesday, 25 April 2012
Lecture Room G6, School of Art Design and Printing
DIT, 41 Mountjoy Square, Dublin 1

Next up in the DIT’s excellent in|discussion series of talks is philosopher Richard Kearney. Full details as follows:

Richard Kearney holds the Seelig Chair of Philosophy at Boston College and has served as a Visiting Professor at University College Dublin and the University of Paris. He is the author of over twenty books on European philosophy and literature (including two novels and a volume of poetry) and has edited or co-edited eighteen more. Recent publications include a trilogy entitled ‘Philosophy at the Limit’. The three volumes are On Stories (Routledge, 2002), The God Who May Be (Indiana UP, 2001) and Strangers, Gods, and Monsters (Routledge, 2003). Since then, Richard Kearney has published Debates in Continental Philosophy (Fordham, 2004), The Owl of Minerva (Ashgate, 2005), Navigations (Syracuse University Press, 2007) and Anatheism (Columbia, 2009).Richard Kearney is international director of the Guestbook Project–Hosting the Stranger: Between Hostility and Hospitality.

This talk will address the role of storytelling as a cathartic and therapeutic process. Beginning with Aristotle’s understanding of catharsis in the ‘Poetics’ it will then explore a number of examples from ancient myth and folktale to contemporary debates on the role of narrative in psychoanalysis, holocaust testimony and art.

All are welcome to this free event.

To secure your place, please book by email:

in|discussion a forum on contemporary issues and current research in typography, art, design, material culture, critical theory, pedagogy, philosophy, society and technology. Updates on the lecture series at:

In Conversation with ‘Conversations’

In Conversation with ‘Conversations: Photography from the Bank of America Collection’
Opening Reception: Thursday 19 April at 6pm
Exhibition Runs:
Thursday 19 April, 11 – 8pm
Friday 20 April, 11 – 4pm
Saturday 21 April, 11 – 4pm

An exhibition about an exhibition? In Conversation … is a response to the currently running Conversations show at IMMA. It’s aim is to enter into a dialogue with the IMMA exhibition and explore questions about curatorial practice around photography. It takes place at the Broadcast gallery which is in the DIT bulding in Portland Row. It’s being opened on Thursday night at 6pm by Mary Cremin. Full details as follows:

In Conversation with ‘Conversations: Photography from the Bank of America Collection’ is an exhibition about an exhibition, namely the Irish Museum of Modern Art’s presentation of a touring show of photography selected from the bank’s collection.

Entering into a dialogue with the larger exhibition, we have curated In Conversation with ‘Conversations…’ to incorporate photographs made available through the Flickr website under Creative Commons licenses. Each image in the exhibition at Broadcast Gallery is free for use provided it is for non-commercial purposes. Our response asks questions about the exhibition of photography and the curatorial process itself. Additionally, this is an exploration and response to current political, artistic and social codes of practice that are prominent in photography as a medium. The show engages discursively with these topics and widens the scope of the inquiry the original exhibition alludes to and the use of the formal relationships drawn between the images selected.

The curatorial approach of the exhibition has been devised and produced by Barry Keogh, Bobi Murray, Conor O’Grady, Efa Corwell, Emmett Connell, Kathy Gilroy-Barry, Kasia Kaminska, Maciej Pestka, Neil Dorgan, Patricia Klich, Robert McCormack and Sarah Carney.

A catalogue featuring an introduction and four original essays accompanies the exhibition and is free to take away.

Exhibiting Photography: The Gallery Context is an option module on the BA Photography for third year undergraduate students run at the Photography and Digital Imaging Studios in Temple Bar and open to Fine Art students as an elective. The module began in 2005 at Dublin City Council’s gallery at the LAB. This is the second year students from the School of Media as well as the School of Art, Design & Printing have worked together, with the support of the Broadcast Gallery Committee and co-operation across the Photography and Fine Art BA courses at DIT.

Broadcast Gallery was established in 2007 to support the production, interpretation and dissemination of a broad range of activities within contemporary art practice. The location of the gallery in the Fine Art Department at DIT creates a situation whereby critical links can be fostered within the pedagogical development of fine art education. Programmed workshops and lectures run in correspondence with the concerns of the artist chosen to present work in the gallery, with a particular focus upon conceptual articulation of that work and the broader question of how artists occupy the space of research.

Fine Art Department
Dublin Institute of Technology
St Josephs Convent
Portland Row
Dublin 1

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Simon Norfolk Talk in Bray

Wed 18th April 7pm

Mermaid is delighted to present a talk by internationally renowned and award-winning photographer Simon Norfolk.

In October 2010, Norfolk began a series of new photographs in Afghanistan, taking his cue from the work of nineteenth-century Wicklow photographer, John Burke. Norfolk’s photographs reimagine or respond to Burke’s Afghan war scenes in the context of the contemporary conflict. Conceived as a collaborative project with Burke across time, here Norfolk discusses this project in what promises to be an enlightening and lively exploration of those strange bedfellows – art and war.
In association with Bray Cualann Historical Society, Sirius Arts Centre and Crawford Art Gallery
Admission FREE

Phone 01 272 4030 to book

VENUE: Bray Town Hall…-simon-norfolk

Wine Soak no.4: Challenging Times

In the fourth of our series, Jacob Ligvine Kreek explores the world of emerging art and wine at the exhibition opening of (Re)structures in the new space “eight..” at 8 Dawson Street.

Through the art vines I heard about the opening of a new exhibition space on Dawson Street called “eight…” Always enthusiastic to explore a new location to quaff the grape juice I pottered my way across town from Ligvine HQ to Dawson Street. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the minister for the Arts, Mr. J. Deenihan, was there to launch the new space. The presence of such a figure of high standing amongst the art community gave the event a certain air of grandeur. I secured a glass of Marques de Leon from the bar table in the back room and, in preparation for the imminent speeches, proceeded to lash into it. Continue reading…

The Drawing Project: Spaces Of Art and Architecture

Thursday 19th April: 2-5pm
The Drawing Project, Dun Laoghaire

A seminar exploring the relationship between art and architecture takes places at IADT’s Dun Laoghaire space, The Drawing Project, in the afternoon of Thursday April 19th. The panel includes MA ACW alumni, Adrian Duncan. Full details as follows:

Adrian Duncan artist/writer,

Fiona McDonald

John McLaughlin UCD, Irish curator at the Venice Architecture Biennale

Blaithin Quinn artist/architect,

Des Ward artist/lecturer, IADT,

There is currently a lot of interest around the status of the objects of art and architecture and their relationship to place, community and the built environment. This seminar hopes to open up discussions around the different practices and theories operating in the shared and sometimes hybrid spaces between art and architecture.

Harbour Sq, Crofton Rd. Dunlaoghaire, Co. Dublin (opp. DART Station)

Among Objects – Teresa Gillespie

Opens Wednesday 18 April 6-8pm
Runs daily 18th April – 22nd April: 12-6pm
Public talk Sunday 22nd April at 4pm

A new exhibition by Teresa Gillespie will run at the Joinery from Thursday until Sunday of this week. A public talk with Teresa and Tina Kinsella closes the exhibition on Sunday. Details below from the Joinery website:

Among Objects explores part of Vivian Sobchackʼs essay, The Passion of the Material, where she considers her idea of interobjectivity through three films: Babetteʼs Feast (Gabriel Axel, 1987), Therese (Alain Cavalier, 1986) and The Diary of a Country Priest (Robert Bresson, 1950).

Distancing herself from the larger narratives of Babetteʼs Feast, Therese and The Diary of a Country Priest, Teresa Gillespie engaged with the films primarily as material objects; cutting, zooming and remixing them as a means to focus on the interobjective content. Out from the editing process a collection of objects and relations emerged to create three environments that will occupy the three zones of the Joinery. Each of the three environments will consist of a combination of sculpture, video and sound.

Teresa will be in conversation with Tina Kinsella on Sunday 22nd April at 4pm.

Teresa Gillespie is a graduate of Glasgow School of Art and the Royal College of Art, London. She has exhibited in Ireland and internationally and undertaken numerous artistʼs residencies. In 2011 she worked on a curatorial project Portrait of Space and a solo exhibition, ʻalong the borderland bendsʼ at The Return Gallery.

Tina Kinsella is in the final year of her Ph.D research on the theoretical writings and art practice of Bracha L. Ettinger at NCAD. She lectures part-time in NCAD on Visual Culture. In 2009 she completed an M.Phil in Gender and Women’s Studies at Trinity College. Her research interests include the dynamics of ethics and aesthetics in the artistic encounter. Tina and Teresa will talk about their shared interest in interobjectivity.

Transformative States and Distinct Images

Francis Halsall and Declan Long in collaboration with MA ACW (NCAD)
2:00 – 3:30pm, Fri. 13th April 2012
The Joinery, Arbour Hill, Dublin
All are welcome

This coming Friday a discussion on the occasion of Emmanuel Rohss’ show at The Joinery will be led by Francis Halsall and Declan Long. The discussion uses Jean-Luc Nancy’s text “The Image – The Distinct” as a starting point for a conversation about the contemporary status of The Image in relation to aesthetics, objects and The Sacred. The text is available to read in advance. For a copy email:

Art is necessary and is not a diversion or entertainment. Art marks the distinctive traits of the absenting of truth, by which it is the truth absolutely. But this is also the sense in which it is itself disquieting, and can be threatening; because it conceals its very being from signification or from definition, but also because it can threaten itself and destroy in itself the images of itself that have been deposited in a signifying code and in an assured beauty. That is why there is a history of art, and so many jolts and upheavals in this history; because art cannot be a religious observance (not of itself or anything else), and because it is always taken back up into the distinction of what remains separate and irreconcilable.

Jean-Luc Nancy, ‘The Image – The Distinct’

The Dock – Ruby Wallis & Joe Hanly

Django Film Still 2012
Ruby Wallis
Moving Stills

Moving Stills explores the representation of a utopian community in the west of Ireland. Using the medium of film and photography, the work seeks to explore the auto-biographical difficulties and philosophical challenges posed by representing a community in which Wallis came to live as a child.

Ruby Wallis is a practice based PhD researcher with National College of Art & Design, Dublin (NCAD) and GradCAM. She completed her M.A. in Documentary Photography in 2007 at The University of Newport, Wales and a Degree in Painting at GMIT, 2004.

One of Its Legs 2′ Archival pigment print on Fabriano paper stretched onto canvas
Joe Hanly
One of its Legs is Both the Same

Work for One of Its Legs is Both the Same consists of painting / montage and digitally generated print into which are gathered as diverse a selection as possible of unassociated items of content, familiar, partially familiar and completely unfamiliar. They are set into paradoxical relationships of an abstract and / or choreographic order in which the elements themselves are left to find their own dialogs, seeking to tap an innate aesthetic we all possess and invite new readings from unanticipated associations.

Joe Hanly studied Fine Art at .N.C.A.D graduating in 1977 and again later receiving a MA in Fine Art at NCAD in 2001. He co-founded The Screenprint Workshop 1977 and was a founder member of Temple Bar Gallery and Studios in 1983. He is a lecturer in Fine Art at D.I.T. School of Art and Design 1984 until the present and lectured in Fine Art Print, Dunlaoghaire School of Art and Design 1981-84

We look forward to seeing you at the exhibiton opening
Best Wishes
The Dock Visual Arts Team

entrance, entrance

Opening: Thursday 12th April 6-8pm
Screening: Saturday June 2nd 2pm
Exhibition Runs: April 13th – June 2nd

It’s all go on Thursday April 12th. Also opening is the new exhibition in Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, entrance, entrance, which is curated by Isobel Harbison. The exhibition is an exploration of the modern image that features work by Alan Butler, Gabriele Beveridge, Juliette Bonneviot, Mick Peter and Peles Empire (Katharina Stoever and Barbara Wolff). There is also an associated film sreening on June 2nd at 2pm that includes work by Trisha Baga, Antoine Catala, Mark Leckey, Helen Marten, Clunie Reid and Jordan Wolfson. The following details are from the TBG+S website:

entrance, entrance is an art exhibition focusing on the life of the modern image. Produced in droves, generated as news, presented as profile, extended among networks, exchanged for entertainment, traded as stock and distributed by ‘share’, the modern image rarely remains still. While visually it still has the power to captivate or entrance us, culturally it carries more. Images are icons, hosts and sellers, a smooth entrance to new ideas, brands or products. This exhibition proposes the modern image as an entrance way rather than an end unto itself and to reflect that, the gallery itself will become a reconfigured hallway with a range of new art works suggesting alternative entries or ultimate escape.

As part of an ongoing project, Peles Empire’s Katharina Stoever and Barbara Wolff will reconstruct their version of the entrance hallway to a Romanian castle built in 1874 at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, from photographs they have taken there. Around it, a new work by British artist Gabriele Beveridge reveals the imprint that familiar advertisements have on our memory, and through careful rearrangement, she changes them into more perplexing forms. Irish artist Alan Butler reconstructs an animated icon from MTV’s first music video, cladding it with the real agit-prop signage from a more recent revolution. French artist Juliette Bonneviot scrutinises the details of a Russian raver’s branded tracksuit and brings the historical, political and visual nuances of its logo to light in a combination of both painting and sculpture. And British artist Mick Peter presents a new series of drawings where the founders of the ‘Underground Press Syndicate’ have been transposed into more abstract architectural spaces. His characters’ outlines have been sketched, cropped, cut, folded and subsequently redrawn, Peter’s process mimicking the compression and angled dissemination of information through media imagery that has developed since the syndicate’s formation.

Screening: Saturday June 2nd, 2pm.
In a special screening on 2nd June, recent moving image works by a range of artists will expand on the idea of image as entrance. Many of the works have been made in High Definition video or are rendered in CGI (Computer Generated Imagery) using contemporary technology to reflect the special texture of the modern image. Additionally, through careful casting, scripting and editing these works also highlight new aspects of its cultural, political and economic currency. Works by American artist Trisha Baga, French artist Antoine Catala, British artist and Turner Prize winner Mark Leckey, British artists Helen Marten and Clunie Reid and American artist Jordan Wolfson will follow a brief introduction by the curator Isobel Harbison

Transformative States – Emanuel Rohss

12th Apr – 15th Apr
Opens Thurs 12 April 6-8pm
Public discussion in assocation with MA ACW NCAD Fri 13 April 2pm.
Runs 12-6 daily

Emanuel Rohss’s work takes the dialectics of materiality and form as its point of departure. In his recent work Rohss investigates the physical characteristics of painting and sculpture – the limitations and potential of the mediums – as well as the relationship between objects.
The material forms of his sculptural works are manipulated to go beyond their original, expected usage in order to interrogate their metaphysical properties. This approach forces the materials such as metal, rubber or foam to act in alternative ways. The rigid nature of concrete is manipulated to behave like piles of organic mass, reminiscent of rubber material, whilst the flexible nature of foam is shaped into rigid structures evocative of modernist sculpture.
Rohss’s paintings are made using alternative processes and methods. Natural drying processes are controlled or altered by combining liquid acrylics with PVC. In an exploration of the resistance of paint acrylic is applied on a ground of oil. Some canvases are altered into irregular shapes or cut into through the application of bleach on linen.
On Friday 13th April at 2pm there will be a public discussion in association with the Art in the Contemporary World masters programme as part of this show.
Emanuel Rohss was chosen by the Joinery as part of the 2011 graduate programme.
Emanuel Rohss was born in Göteborg, Sweden. He studied at Valand School of fine Art and graduated from the National College of Art & Design with a 1st class Hons degree in Painting in 2011. He has shown work in galleries, museums and art centres in Sweden, Germany, the UK, Ireland, China, the Czech republic and the United States. He has worked in collaboration with the Dublin based art group MART, and the Swedish fanzine collaborative Jarko.
Rohss is currently living in London undertaking an MA in the Royal College of Art.

A Macguffin And Some Other Things

Opening: Thursday 12 April 2012 from 6pm to 8pm.
Exhibition Runs: 12th April – 16th June

A group exhibition entitled A Macguffin And Some Other Things, curated by Vaari Claffey, opens at the Project Arts Centre next week. Details as follows from the Project web site.

Our next exhibition the group show A MacGuffin and Some Other Things uses a mix of video, sculptural installations and performance to investigate the role of the object, and its function, or consequence, in relation to a script.

The gallery will be split horizontally to create two viewing levels, a forced division between the films, performed work and sculptural objects. Like a ‘MacGuffin’, in our story the physical divide becomes the object around which the show orbits but whose intrinsic role is not at its core.

The exhibition includes work by Lucy Andrews, Isil Egrikavuk, David Hall, Alice Rekab, and Judith Scott.

In addition to events within the gallery, the IFI is delighted to present in collaboration with Project Arts Centre five special screenings of Claffey’s curatorial film-work This is Going to Take More Than One Night. Directed by Neasa Hardiman, the film features work by Isabel Nolan, Bea MacMahon, Alice Rekab and Sarah Pierce. The work also addresses the place of the object within the script or performance. One of the starting devices was a form of ‘exquisite corpse’ – each artist ‘left’ something for the next to incorporate into their section of the production. These free screenings will take place on April 17, and 19 – 22 inclusive, at 13.10 each day.

You are welcome to join us for the opening of the exhibition on Thursday 12 April 2012 from 6pm to 8pm.

Of All Places: Public Talk at Rua Red

19th April: 10AM – 4PM
Rua Red present a public talk to coincide with Brian Duggan’s Three Lives exhibition.

Of All Places is a project curated by Hilary Murray and developed in conjunction with Brian Duggan’s Three Lives installation at RUA RED. Of All Places will take the format of a talk session and discussion panel taking place over one day at the theatre space in RUA RED. This project aims to further elucidate the notion of geographical space as opposed to the cued, interactive (or relational) aspect to place. Why is the artwork often situated within a space (the gallery space), rather than a place? Does this lack of relational intent in the display of art create an irrevocable break in the artwork-viewer dynamic or does it simply provide a neutral situation for the objective contemplation and display of art?

The session will loosely cover ideas involved in how artists negotiate the gallery space, the relational (or cognitive) aspect to place and how the propensity of the white cube effects the creation and display of art today.

Six invited speakers will present their ideas on the thematic in the morning and a discussion panel will take place in the afternoon/post lunch where we will open questions to the floor.

Fiona Woods (Artist, Curator and Writer)
Brian Duggan (Artist)
Kate Strain (Independent Curator)
Emma Lucy O’Brien (Shinnors Curatorial fellow, Carlow Visual)
Ronan McCrea (Artist)
Ruth E. Lyons (Artist, Curator and Director of The Good Hatchery studio)

Hilary Murray (RUA RED Curator in Residence)

For more information or to book contact RUA RED on 01 451 5860 or email

Dates 19th April
Time: 10am – 4pm
Admission: FREE

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