Archived entries for Exhibitions

ACW Paul Roy Featured in Print Exhibition at Lessedra Gallery Bulgaria

Contemporary Printmaking from Ireland

November 1 – November 25, 2018

In a cooperation with Leinster Printmaking Studio
38 artists with 63 large size works

“The exhibition will be opened by H.E. Michael Forbes, Ambassador of Ireland to Bulgaria, at a reception on Thursday, 1 November, at 6 PM.
The Irish artists Margaret Becker, Pamela de Bri, Katherine Smits and Melissa Cherry will also be present.”

For more information:

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Island Life, group show featuring Stephanie Deady, ACW

Island Life – Westport

25TH October – 25th November 2018

Custom House Studios & Gallery

Westport Quay

Co.Mayo

A conversation with some of the artists will be held on Thursday the 25th October at 5.30pm.

Sonia Shiel, Nevan Lahart, Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Kathy Tynan, Aileen Murphy, Marcel Vidal, Stephanie Deady, Stephen Loughman, Lesley-Ann O’Connell, Cecilia Danell, William O’Neill, Pat Byrne, Salvatore of Lucan, Robert Armstrong, Mark Swords, Dermot Seymour, Julia Dubsky and Joe Scullion.

Island Life will have it’s second outing later this month in Custom House Studios Gallery, Westport. The exhibition will include some new works by previously exhibited artists as well as the addition of Nevan Lahart, Aileen Murphy, Dermot Seymour, and Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh.

Painting exists in an increasingly sophisticated visual world that sometimes seems to have a diminishing interest in the possibilities of paint. Island Life is concerned with the idea that, within the medium of paint there are opportunities for the individual to question the situation we live in and the resources we share. The paintings in this exhibition address the human condition and each of the artists suggests the capacity of the medium of paint to encompass both personal and universal concerns.

IRISH FILM “Memory Room” TO PREMIERE IN PARADOCS SECTION OF IDFA 2018

A new short film by Adrian Duncan and Feargal Ward will have its world premiere
next month at the prestigious IDFA (International Documentary Festival Amsterdam).
Memory Room (2018, 17 mins, Arts Council) was shot in the Arctic Circle and
retraces the steps of an Irish forester sent to Finland in 1946 to secure poles for the
rural electrification project being undertaken back home. The film has been selected
for the Paradocs section of IDFA 2018 – a programme that showcases what is
happening beyond the frame of traditional documentary filmmaking, on the borders
between film and art, truth and fiction, and narrative and design.
The film was written and directed by Adrian Duncan (Bungaló Bliss) and Feargal
Ward (Yximalloo, The Lonely Battle Of Thomas Reid). Actor, Barry Ward (Jimmy’s
Hall, Britannia, Save Me, Maze) was cast in the role of the forester. The film was
photographed by Feargal Ward and Jonathan Sammon, with the score created by
Declan Synnott. The film was funded in 2016 by the Arts Council as part of their
Project Award strand. A version of the film and accompanying sculptural installation,
which was titled The Soil Became Scandinavian, was selected for Ireland’s biennial,
EVA International 2018 – curated by Inti Guerrero.
Co-directors, Duncan and Ward say, “It’s great to have the opportunity to bring this
type of film to IDFA. Our film exists at the outer fringes of what might be called the
‘traditional documentary form’, which is of course an area we are very excited to
work in. Making unconventional works that challenge the medium are incredibly hard
to get funded. We can’t thank the Arts Council enough for making this possible – we
are indebted to them for giving us the freedom and confidence to make this happen.”
Trailer here:
https://vimeo.com/292075357

Contact:
Adrian Duncan – +49 152 02767503 – a@adrianduncan.eu
Feargal Ward – +353 86 3313690 – feargal@fsefilms.com

In + Around | Deirdre Ni Argain and Natalie Pullen at In-spire Gallery, Dublin 1


September 27, 2018
Inspire gallery
56 Gardiner Street Lower – Dublin 1

Siuan Ni Dhochartaigh curates the artwork made by her mother, Deirdre Ni Argain, during and after pregnancy. Their mother-daughter collaboration is shown in and around ‘The Five’, a series of paintings by Natalie Pullen delving into feminine mysticism and the Occult.

Bringing their diverse practices together has started a conversation about their personal and professional relationships as artists and women. Through the programme of daily events they hope to open this conversation up and re-activate the work on show through viewer participation.

Join us at the opening reception, 6pm Thursday 27th September.
On Friday there will be a curators tour and talk at 1.15pm and 6.30pm. On Saturday 5pm, Natalie Pullen will host an automatic drawing workshop and on Sunday there will be a full day workshop led by art therapist Deirdre Ni Argain. Reading circles and live readings will happen throughout the week. Find more information and the full schedule through Facebook and on Instagram @inand_around. Please get in touch at 287gallery@gmail.com for any enquiries and booking.

Date/Time: 27/09/2018 – 04/10/2018

Email
nataliepullen123@gmail.com

Rachel Maclean and Doireann O’Malley at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

The Hugh Lane’s current exhibition Just be yourself! by Scottish artist Rachel Maclean will end on Sunday 16 September.

This exhibition presents the first solo exhibition in Ireland of Scottish artist Rachel Maclean, who creates fantastic visual narratives using green-screen technology. She parodies fairy tales, children’s television programmes, advertising, internet videos, and pop culture to examine identities, power dynamics and consumer desire. All of the characters are played by the artist, who transforms herself through extravagant costumes and make-up.

This exhibition includes Spite Your Face which Maclean exhibited at the 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia in 2017, representing Scotland+Venice 2017, curated by Alchemy Film and Arts in partnership with Talbot Rice Gallery and the University of Edinburgh. The film refers to the Italian folk-tale The Adventures of Pinocchio and offers a powerful critique of contemporary society and its underlying fears and desire. Spite Your Face is a tale across two worlds – with a bright, glittering and ordered upper world, and a warped, dirty, impoverished lower world – where the lure of wealth, power and adoration entices a destitute young boy into the shimmering riches of the kingdom above.

Find more info here: http://www.hughlane.ie/forthcoming/2031-rachel-maclean

Furthermore the exhibition of Irish-Berlin based Doireann O’Malley: Prototypes is extended until the 30th of September, you can find more details here http://www.hughlane.ie/current/2029-doireann-omalley-prototypes

Prototypes is a multi-screen film installation by Berlin-based Irish artist Doireann O’Malley.
Exhibition extended to 30 September.

Doireann O’Malley’s film Prototypes brings together transgender studies, science fiction, bio politics, psychoanalysis, AI, and experimental music. She skilfully ties these to phantoms of modernist utopias, epitomized by the post-war architecture of Berlin, which serves as a dreamlike scenography for the main, protagonists’ ghostly actions.

half-way to cyborg-city*

*a liminal-point at which a hybrid entity consisting of organic human and technological mechanisms is in the process of becoming a cyborg, though does not yet have a body. The ‘city’ in this case suggests a hypothetical destination in which the cyborg is integrated into contemporary metropolitan society.

ACW student Sara Muthi responds to Composition 2: Notes on Breathing + Space by Siobhan Kavanagh and Adam Gibney at Ground Floor Gallery, The Complex. The text is avalible to read on in:Action, here: https://inaction.ie/2018/08/20/half-way-to-cyborg-city/

NCAD GRADUATE EXHIBITION 2018

NCAD GRADUATE EXHIBITION 2018

Students graduating from the National College of Art and Design this year will exhibit their work at the College’s annual Graduate Exhibition, which will run from Saturday, 9th June until Sunday, 17th June.

The NCAD 2018 Exhibition features the work of graduates from across NCAD’s four Schools of Fine Art, Design, Education and Visual Culture, together with postgraduates from the MFA in Fine Art, MFA in Digital Art and MFA Design programmes. In addition, a selection of work in progress is on display by postgraduates in Design.

The exhibition presents an opportunity for the leading artists and designers of the future to showcase their creative abilities as they launch their professional careers. It’s also an opportunity for potential collectors, employers and innovators to spot the latest talent, and for curious members of the public to see the newest trends in design and art.

EXHIBITION LOCATIONS:

NCAD Thomas Street Campus, 100 Thomas Street, Dublin 8:
Communication Design; Fashion Design; Jewellery & Objects; Textile & Surface Design; Product Design; MA Interaction Design; MSc Medical Device Design; MFA Design; Applied Materials; Media; Painting; Print; Sculpture & Expanded Practice. The BA Joint Honours in Fine Art or Design & Education students will be exhibiting alongside their studio classmates.

The Annex, 101-103 James’ Street, Dublin 8:
MFA in Digital Art; MFA in Fine Art

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EXHIBITION OPENING TIMES:
Saturday 9th – Sunday 17th June 2016
Weekdays: 10am – 8pm
Weekends: 12pm – 5pm

ADMISSION FREE

More information at www.ncad.ie

‘The Landis Museum’ opening at CCA Derry

CCA is pleased to invite you to the opening of The Landis Museum.

Bianca Baldi, Irina Gheorghe, Helena Hamilton, Dorothy Hunter (ACW student), Alex Impey, Kapwani Kiwanga, Nina Liebenberg, Phillip McCrilly, Sarah Pierce (ACW coordinator), Katrina Sheena Smyth, Alexandra Sukhareva. Devised by James N. Hutchinson and Chapter Thirteen.

‘The Landis Museum’ is a museum of encounter. It is based on the methodology of Mark Landis, a man who – in late 2010 – became the subject of a number of international newspaper articles that characterised him as an art-world fraud; a forger who had been fooling museums by donating fake paintings and drawings for nearly twenty-five years. But such a characterisation is only one aspect of what was at play in Landis’ activities, and it may obscure what makes his work useful and interesting. For Landis, the motivation appears to have been as much about the interaction with the institution as it was about his work’s inclusion in museum collections. ‘The Landis Museum’ is a site for exploring the legacies of – or traces left by – moments of encounter, or generating central points through which new moments of encounter can be enacted.

The museum is displayed in a sculptural structure, designed specifically to house the objects, texts and videos. It brings together seven international artists, gathered because they share something in their mode of operation, their starting points, or the manner in which they seek to be read.

Devised by James N. Hutchinson, ‘The Landis Museum’ was initially shown at Chapter Thirteen as part of Glasgow International, 2018. CCA is presenting a new iteration of the project, adding a local annex to the museum.

The local annex consists of a series of one-day residencies that respond to the travelling exhibition. The residencies are choreographed encounters between the existing works and four artists based in Northern Ireland. The artists in residence are invited to use the gallery as their studio and to stage a ‘public moment’ that may be, for instance, a lecture, performance, meal, or workshop. Please check our website for details of upcoming events.

Opening Events

6:30 pm – Talk: James N. Hutchinson will talk about the time he spent with Mark Landis in the weeks following his exposure in the press, and will offer the opportunity to see and handle a number of objects made by Landis that do not appear in the exhibition.

7:00 pm – Exhibition opening

8:00 pm – Performance: ‘Foreign Language for Beginners’ (2015 – ongoing) is a performance work by Irina Gheorghe that explores the dynamics and history of a potential first contact through speech, sound and movement. It is a conversation with the world outside the word, by way of word, inside a room. The performance starts with simple messages that were composed and gathered by the SETI Institute to be sent into outer space. As the performance progresses, the mode of address, the language and the situation become increasingly uncanny.

The opening is a free event and refreshments will be provided.

This exhibition and associated events are made possible through the generous support of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and with the further support of Culture Ireland and Glasgow International.

More info: http://cca-derry-londonderry.org/exhibitions/the-landis-museum/

Image credit: Kapwani Kiwanga, ‘The Secretary’s Suite’, 2016, video still

Julia Dubsky | Salon of Good Time, TBG+S Opening

Studio 16 | Temple Bar Gallery + Studios

Opening on Wednesday 23 May, 6-8pm
Continuing to Wednesday 30 May

Opening hours:
11 – 6pm | Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Sunday and Monday by arrangement

Salon Of Good Time is an upcoming show which concludes friend of ACW Julia Dubsky’s year-long Graduate Residency at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, which has taken place in studio 16.

Over the course of the residency, her work has become bolder in scale and colour, while continuing to question nuances of painting. A personal desire for possibilities beyond impasses has spawned inversions throughout the work – light layers cover dark grounds; dabs are drawn from negative space; receding colours are foregrounded; hot colours cooled and vice versa. Poppyseed oil (which is clear in colour) was used in place of linseed oil for mixing paints, to grant more agency in temperature and tone.

On this occasion, there is an abundance of paintings filling the room. Some lean against the wall, perched on bubblewrap in anticipation of being moved, packed up or turned around. This mode of display consciously suggests a kind of engagement: that of a studio visit. Titles and figurative marks feature more prominently now in narrating the visual language; while varieties of time continue to be recorded in the paintings among layers and marks.

An accompanying text will be written by the TBG+S curator, Rayne Booth.

Julia will give an artist talk as part of the Basic Space talks in Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Friday, 18 May, 1pm. The talk will touch on: departing from pathos, jealousy and scarcity, preparations/rehearsals, the grid, narrative through style and titles, paint applications signifying readymades, graffiti, spokes, double negative (representation), smuggling, intrinsic value?, hard edge, Persian calligraphy paintings, penumbra, viridian, red and blue, perception studies … with possible reference to Donna Haraway, Isabelle Graw, Bini Adamczak, Marge Piercy, Djuna Barnes and Clarice Lispector.

Julia Dubsky (b. 1990, Dublin),was awarded the Recent Graduate Residency in Temple Bar Gallery + Studios for one year, beginning in May 2017, after graduating from the National College of Art and Design in 2016, from Fine Art and Visual Culture. Since then, Dubsky has been based in Dublin, London and Berlin. In October 2018, she will join the class of Jutta Koether in Hamburg University of Art.

Image: Julia Dubsky, Baby Sharing, 2018, oil on canvas, 96 x 80 x 2.5cm
More information HERE

Austin Hearne – ‘Remains’ opening/ artist talk at Pallas Projects/Studios

Austin Hearne—Remains

Opening reception: 6–8pm Thursday 19th April 2018
Exhibition runs: 12–6pm Thursday 19th – Saturday 28th April
Gallery open: Thursday–Saturday
Artist’s talk: Saturday 28th April 2pm, in conversation with ACW alumni Michelle Hall

Pallas Projects/Studios are pleased to present Austin Hearne—Remains the second exhibition of our Artist-Initiated Projects programme.

“The visual and architectural apparatus of the Church is the embodiment of Catholic doctrine; promulgating the notion that one must submit oneself entirely, body and soul, to be a ‘good’ Catholic. Austin Hearne’s work reflects upon this but also injects a frisson of titillation via an irreverent and occasionally dark celebration of its sensuality.”

—excerpt from Of Lillies and Remains, Pádraic E. Moore

What remains when the other parts have been taken away, consumed, rotted. The Catholic Church is sick, dying, dead, remaining. Its remains stubborn, permanent – can not and will not rot. They are an empty carcass, leftover, ready to be re-inhabited, reanimated by the next wave in its sicker, deadlier form.

Austin Hearne’s practice is rooted in photography wherein he explores its possibilities to produce installations, objects and performances that expand the limits of the photograph and indeed the medium. Prints, furnishings, wallpapers, garments and the materials of the painting and decorating industry all feature, carrying his created imagery and weaved narratives which merge fact and fiction, creating worlds, characters and scenarios that may or may not exist.

Hearne’s research stems from an analysis of the surfaces, iconography and politics of the Catholic Church, with the churches of Dublin and beyond serving as impetus for works in this show. The majesty and misery of this institution’s past and present dwells in the exhibition, with Hearne presenting photographs as interior decor and furniture. One of these pieces entitled Slab, a functional painter and decorator’s wallpaper pasting table acts as a storyboard, holding constructed photographs coalesced with archival documentary photos from the artist’s archive. This amalgamation of photographic work spans two decades posing narratives that the viewer can but glean.

More info at: http://pallasprojects.org/index.php/project/austin-hearneremains

Day-ennial in collaboration with University of Glasgow

This year we’re delighted to welcome MA students from Glasgow University who are visiting on Monday-Wed 26-8th March. The trip is being lead by Dominic Paterson, lecturer in History of Art and curator of Contemporary Art at Glasgow University.

With a day of planned visits to contemporary art galleries in Dublin the itinerary is as follows:

Tuesday 27th, Day-ennial

10.30am – meet at RHA cafe

11am – talk/tour of RHA with Katy Fitzpatrick

12pm – Kerlin Gallery, talk with Rosa Abbott

12.45-1.30 lunch

2.15pm – The LAB, talk with Sheena Barrett

3.30pm – Project Arts Center, talk with Lívia Páldi

4.30pm – Douglas Hyde Gallery

6.30 Liliane Lijn talk at Douglas Hyde

*Subject to change

Anticipation: Actualisation, performance event at the NCAD Gallery


Anticipation: Actualisation
Wednesday 21 March,
Performance 5 – 6 pm,
Panel Discussion 6 – 7 pm

Anticipation: Actualisation is a three part performance art based event happening at the NCAD Gallery, followed by a panel lead discussion curated by ACW student Sara Muthi and Dr. EL Putnam as part of in:Action, the Irish Live Art Review.

This tripartite event is organised by in:Action consisting of Dr. EL Putnam and Sara Muthi at the NCAD Gallery in collaboration with a wide range of artists, scholars and writers specialising in performance practice. This event aims to delve into the complex relationship between the performing body and specific materials, acting as a critique of the body’s dominance in performance art discourse.

Performers include: Paula Fitzsimons, Leann Herlihy , Ciara McKeon, Rachael Rankin
Panelists include: Dr. Hilary Murray , Dr. Sarah Pierce, Nigel Rolfe
Writers include: Jack Beglin, Tara Carroll, Jesse Hopkins, Dr. Francis Halsall

The event is designed as an experiment without a predetermined conclusion though there are three designated outcomes; a one hour live performance by practicing artists, a one hour discussion panel in the Harry Clark Lecture theatre following the live event and three written responses to be published on in:Action (www.inacion.ie) one month later. The inevitable uncertainties that are anticipated to occur between the gaps of the designated outcomes will make up the points of interest for the discussion and writing.
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In:Action — Irish Live Art Review contains reflections and responses to live art created by Irish and Irish-based artists. Posts are gathered from invited guest writers as well as an ongoing open call. in:Action was developed by Níamh Murphy and EL Putnam, along with Sara Muthi as current editor and contributor. It acts as a site to cultivate discourse and a public platform for practitioners, curators, writers, and aficionados to share ideas about performance art in Ireland.

Dr. EL Putnam is an artist, scholar, and writer that lectures in Art Theory and History at Dublin Institute of Technology. Her performances explore the gestural interplay of the body with digital media. In addition to be the founder of in:Action, recent and upcoming publications include a survey of Irish sound art in Áine Phillips book,Performance Art in Ireland: A History (Intellect Press and Live Art Development Agency, 2015); a paper in the journal Performance Research that investigates national citizenship, performance art, and motherhood in Ireland (2017); and an examination of ageing and the female body through performance art in Ageing Women in Literature and Visual Culture: Reflections, Refractions, Reimaginings (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017).

Sara Muthi is a Dublin based writer & curator. Working primarily within concepts of performance art & its ontological aspects, she studied Fine Art Painting & Visual Culture at the National College of Art & Design. She is currently doing her MA in Art in the Contemporary World at NCAD. In addition to being managing editor forin:Action she had previously assisted in the curation of The Anti-Room (Artbox Gallery, 2015) while recent independent work include an accompanying essay for Homo Ludens (Man At Play) (2018) exhibition for Black Church Print Studios and curating The Public Diary (2018) for First Fortnight Festival 2018.

“Copy that, Kapton”, a review of Sam Keogh’s Kapton Cadaverine performance at the Kerlin Gallery

“The space that situates the performance is so thoroughly inseparable from the performance that it would have been non-sensical to not textually indulge in this rich scenario by Sam Keogh. Everything from the control panel the astronaut heavily interacts with to the see through plastic panelling of the walls in the spaceship that allows the audience to see the performance from all sides in a voyeuristic fashion are all aspects of the symbiotic relationship the space shared with the performing body.” – Sara Muthi responds to Sam Keogh’s performance and exhibition at the Kerlin Gallery, up now on in:Action
https://inaction.ie/2018/02/22/copy-that-kapton/

Water Table, The Luan Gallery by Marie Hanlon

Marie Hanlon, ACW Student
Water Table
The Luan Gallery, Athlone.
Opening Saturday 3 February 3 pm, continues until 25 March

The work for this exhibition concerns itself with the subject of flooding, an appropriate theme for The Luan Gallery since it is located directly on the west bank of the river Shannon – as close to water as is possible. With an ever increasing public awareness of climate change and erratic weather patterns, it seems particularly relevant to address this issue at this time and in this place.

The exhibition will include three free standing sculptural works, with the addition of a sound element for Water Table – this piece presents seven glass tanks, each containing varying levels of water from full to empty. Accompanying audio describes free flowing water at first, but this gradually darkens and transforms into dry, parched choking sounds. Changes in weather patterns are giving rise to rapid flooding in some areas and drought in others, with water tables becoming unsettled as levels fluctuate in extreme conditions.

The environmental response to human activity is critical here, with the human subject being both agent of change and the one impacted upon. Extremes are experienced locally, but on a worldwide scale the spectrum from severe flooding to unimaginable drought is a disturbing reality of our time.

Flooded Rooms and Escape are the two other works in the exhibition. Presented on plinths, these pieces seek to abstract reality; interiors are imagined where water has seeped in and slowly risen, rooms are vacated, white, ghostly, stripped of their contents, with doors standing open and no life remaining. Escape shows two white ladders in a water filled perspex container; might there be some hope offered here – a means of escape perhaps – but to where?

Image by Marie Hanlon: Escape, perspex and water, 2018.

Homo Ludens (Man at Play)

Homo Ludens (Man at Play),
The Library Project, 4 Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

Exhibition continues until Saturday, 27 January 2018
Opening hours: 12 – 6pm Tuesday – Saturday

Homo Ludens, the title of this exhibition, is the species of people who inhabited New Babylon, a future utopian city envisaged by Dutch artist Constant between 1956 and 1974. The term Homo Ludens was originally coined by Dutch cultural historian J. Huizinga in 1938, meaning a species of people whose fundamental activity is considered ‘play’. In New Babylon, Homo Ludens were free to lead creative and imaginative lives, released from labour by the development of automated systems. Here, the inhabitants were in control of their environment, able to change it to suit their needs, moods, and behaviour through the use of “moveable architectural components such as walls, floors, staircases… [and] colour, light [and] texture..”.

ACW student Sara Muthi writes the accompanying text available HERE

Curated by Roisin Bohan, Winner of the Black Church Print Studio ‘Recent Curator Graduate Award’, 2017.
Exhibiting Artists: Daire O’Shea, Cará Donaghey, Irene Whyte, Isabel English, Margot Galvin

D-i-f-f-e-r-e-n-c-e & R-e-p-e-t-i-t-i-o-n


D-i-f-f-e-r-e-n-c-e & R-e-p-e-t-i-t-i-o-n

The Brothers of Charity, led by
Karl Burke & Padraig Cunningham
Roscommon Art Centre
Opening 6.00-7.30pm, 19th January 2018

This exhibition, “Difference and Repetition”, is the second instalment in a series of workshops designed and implemented by artists Karl Burke and Padraig Cunningham with Roscommon based Brothers of Charity groups.

The workshops were primarily concerned with material and making, focusing on hands on approach. This covered a range of artistic practices including sound/music, drawing and painting, collage, clay modelling, performance and video. With the guidance of the lead artists this allowed the participants to improvise within the terms of the material catering for invention of new meanings and stories. A number of these workshops took place in the theatre space at the Roscommon Arts Centre allowing for both individual interventions and making as well as a group voice in a collaborative vein. The theatre stage allowed the participants to move between being a performer at one point to taking a seat as an audience member another, maker and viewer.

A large, slightly raised platform or stage will be positioned in the gallery referring to the contact between performer and audience, viewer and artist. This stage is an initiation to collaborate. A number of microphones are positioned directly onto the surface so that the stage is now live, waiting to be alive with sound.

About the Arts & Disability Project
Supported by Roscommon County Council Arts Office in partnership with Roscommon Arts Centre, this project is aimed at developing partnerships between artists and wider Roscommon communities while also encouraging learning’s in new media for the participants.

Rising From the Hill | Group Exhibition at NCAD Gallery

Rising From the Hill
Group Exhibition at NCAD Gallery
7th to 8th December
Reception on Friday 8 December, 4pm

Rising From the Hill takes the form of a process-based exhibition stemming from a six week long residency at Cow House Studios and collaboration with Art in the Contemporary World Masters Program in which artists were asked to explore and respond to the local environment and beyond. The artists in residence present their process, sketches and responses to a sense of place and connections to the environment of County Wexford, Ireland. Through on-going research, readings, material explorations, site visits and conversations with local residents of County Wexford the artists have focused on how society and human existence have shaped and defined the landscape.

The exhibition, curated by Francis Halsall and Kelley O’Brien will showcase the works of Artists in Residence, Angela Jeradi, Rowan Lear, Charlotte Lagro, and Martina O’Brien.

More information can be found at: cowhousestudios.com/rising-hill-local-systems-global-contexts/

NCAD Gallery
100 Thomas St, Dublin 8
T: (01) 636 4390
E: Kelleyanneobrien@gmail.com
W: ncad.ie/about/gallery

Gerard Byrne “In Our Time” in Conversation with Declan Long in collaboration with ACW


Gerard Byrne in conversation with Declan Long as part of a MA Art in the Contemporary World collaboration will take place at the Kerlin Gallery, Thursday 7 December, 5pm.

“For his solo exhibition at Kerlin Gallery, Gerard Byrne presents a new video installation, In Our Time. Commissioned for the 2017 edition of Skulptur Projekte Münster, In Our Time depicts the daily activities of an archetypal commercial radio station, provoking questions around the relationship between radio broadcasting, time, pop music and collective memory. The exhibition will open with a reception in the company of the artist on Friday 1 December, 6–8pm.”
Exhibition runs from 2 December 2017 – 20 January 2018

To book this talk please email rosa@kerlin.ie

For more information please visit: http://www.kerlingallery.com/exhibitions/gerard-byrne

IMMA/NIVAL SEMINAR: ROSC 50 Artist Research Commissions

IMMA/NIVAL SEMINAR: ROSC 50 Artist Research Commissions

Saturday 11 November, 2.00 – 5.00pm, Johnston Suite, IMMA
Showcasing new ROSC50 Artist Research Commissions by Amanda Coogan, Emma Haugh, Christodoulos Makris, Nathan O’Donnell and Suzanne Walsh.

Nathan O’Donnel, an editor of Paper Visual Art will be a major course contributor for ACW in early 2018 as part of the courses Art & Writing module. Suzanne Walsh; a participating member in this event is also an ACW alumnus.

IMMA and NIVAL commissioned a number of artists to create new projects in response to ROSC 50, a collaborative research project to mark the 50th anniversary of the first Rosc exhibition in 1967, Through a programmee of talks, events, research commissions and exhibitions ROSC 50 revisits the Irish art historical account of these landmark visual art exhibitions in Ireland, exploring their legacy and meaning in the present day. The period of research is from July to December 2017 and draws on the continuing ROSC 50 programme.

For more information please visit:
http://www.imma.ie/en/page_237267.htm

A Portrait: Lough Key by Anna Macleod & Padraig Cunningham

A Portrait: Lough Key
by Anna Macleod & Padraig Cunningham

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment,
Denis Naughten
will officially launch the exhibition at
6pm, November 10th, 2017 at the Roscommon Arts Centre

Exhibition runs from:
10th November 2017 – 12th January 2018

Lough Key has been home to communities of humans for millennia, as a body of water it has functioned as a place of refuge and contemplation, as a trade route and economy, as a site for recreation and stability. The ecology of this body of water can be seen as a site of constant renewal, a waterway of connectivity between manmade and naturally occurring parcels of land dotted throughout the surface of the waters. In the communities that continue to live in the vicinity of this watery world, Lough Key commands huge, almost visceral, affection as a repository of memory, of time passed in aquatic suspension, as an intense emotional mirror of celestial and temporal bodies. The constant movement of the water, its undercurrents and surface tensions create a hypnotic dream world of interconnected realms of the states of water, as vapour, as liquid, as solid.

For this years’ iteration of the Park Project, commissioned artist Anna Macleod chose to work in collaboration with Boyle based artist Padraig Cunningham. They worked with community members to create a portrait of Lough Key as a time-scape through the life cycle of the Mayfly (order: Ephemeroptera) from the Greek, meaning ‘living a day’. A Portrait: Lough Key installation at Roscommon Art Centre explores the motif of the Mayfly as a portal to the complex reflective upside down worlds of this body of water, a delicate and vulnerable world of domesticity, constant flux and potential.

With many thanks to Paul Wynn, Colm Walsh, Damien Walsh and Danny Shanley of Lough Key Boat Tours.
Field underwater recordings with kind permission from Ciarán MacAoidh.

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About the Park Project
The Park Project takes on the form of a residency that allows an artist to occupy the spaces in and around Lough Key in Co. Roscommon, collecting history and exchanging knowledge that will inform their future work, while working within the historical and contemporary contexts of the site.

The Park Project was developed by curator Linda Shevlin and is supported by Roscommon Arts Centre & Roscommon County Council Arts Office.



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