MART Catalogue Launch

The MART Catalogue will be launched this Thursday with a series of events, including street book signings, an installation and a reception, between 4 and 8pm in Dublin. The catalogue was created by Matthew Nevin, co-founder of MART, for his MA ACW thesis last year. The street book signings will take place at the following locations:

4pm: Grafton St
4:20: Dáil Éireann
4:40: Trinity College
5pm: Temple Bar
5:20: Easons – O’Connell St.
5:40: The Spire

These will be followed by a formal launch, book signing and installation at Unit 4 James Joyce Street between 6 and 8pm.

Full information below from Matthew …

The MART Catalogue documents our activities over the past 7 years, alongside interviews, accessible essays, images and performative texts. It covers topics on inclusion, politics, participatory art and considers the issue of exclusivity found in the Irish contemporary art industry.

Produced by Matthew Nevin. Contributors include: Nicky Larkin, Margaret O’Brien, Joan Healy, Ciara Scanlan, Colleen Keough, Maria Tanner, Darragh O’Callaghan, Martina McDonald, Katherine Nolan, Emma Mahony, Adrian Duncan, Nora O’Murchu, Eleanor Lawlor, Adam Gibney, Declan Breen and Tanja Ostojic. Images courtesy of MART Artists. Book designed By Patricia Douglas.

About MART:

MART is a visual arts organisation set up in 2006 by Matthew Nevin and Ciara Scanlan. MART’s primary aim is to create a platform for new media, installation, sculpture, experimental film and performance artists. MART was founded on an inclusive ethos, which aims to break down boundaries in the visual arts through its ability to inspire a curiosity for knowledge and education through art. MART aims to bring contemporary art to the forefront of culture by actively engaging people from all sectors of society in both its viewing and production.

MART has recently launched its first permanent gallery and studios ‘THE MART’, in an old fire station in Dublin serving local, national and international art endeavours. THE MART is home to artist studios, two galleries, a workshop space and ‘MIAEN’ (MART’S International Arts Exchange Network), a programme that offers an opportunity for international artists/curators to exhibit and curate in Dublin.

MART’s website has grown into Ireland’s largest video art library and collection of active Irish visual artists showcasing contemporary art. MART actively encourages public participation through workshops, talks and discussions around exhibitions and artist led events held in both contemporary galleries and within accessible temporary locations.

MART specialises in international exhibitions of Irish artists and has supported the work of over 300 artists through its previous exhibitions and events. MART has reached an audience of over 30,000 in exhibitions across Ireland, the U.K, Central Eastern Europe and North America. Through an extensive international press portfolio MART has reached over 1 million people.

Contact: Matthew Nevin: 0861654610 , Ciara Scanlan 0879699945
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