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Mythology, Authenticity, Representation & Psychosis by Sara Muthi

December 10, 2017 – 4:32 pm |

Exploring themes of mythology, authenticity, representation and psychosis, Sara Muthi, managing editor of in:Action and ACW student shares her latest response to the bi-monthly performance art platform Livestock titled “Get Real”.
“With a formula such as …

BREATH (taking), a review of Nigel Rolfe’s group performance at the Green on Red Gallery by Sara Muthi

November 28, 2017 – 5:51 pm |

Bringing together a group of Nigel Rolfe’s top performing students from the Royal College of Art, London, BREATHING IN, BREATHING OUT takes place at the center of Rolfe’s 8th Solo show at the Green on …

“There’s art that challenges you, and art that’s simply not for you”

October 20, 2017 – 1:17 pm |

ACW student Sara Muthi and writer for in:Action, an Irish Live art review platform, shares her latest response to Martin O’Brien’s performance at the Dublin Live Art Festival.
“…for most of us, art is not …

Ghost-haunted land Contemporary art and post-Troubles Northern Ireland by Declan Long

October 16, 2017 – 12:47 pm |

ACW’s Course Co-ordinator Declan Long’s latest book; Ghost-haunted land Contemporary art and post-Troubles Northern Ireland
Description of book and purchase link below.
Since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998 – the formal end-point of …

Call for Submissions for /Glitch Festival Sedimentary Structures Gallery Talk

February 23, 2017 – 9:28 pm | Comments Off

Invited Participants: Current students & previous graduates at University of Ulster, NCAD’s ACW & ADW and IADT’s ARC.
Deadline for Pitch Proposal: March 3rd, 2017
Deadline for Text: May 2nd 2017
Email: deirdre@mart.ie your text or short proposal …

A SAVAGE BEAUTY

July 1, 2015 – 12:44 pm | Comments Off

Alexander McQueen
Victoria & Albert Museum
London, U.K.
14, March – 2, August, 2015
Review by Susan Edwards
At the entrance was a video screen, an image of an indistinct human face morphing from a skull shape to tribal image …

Sara O’Brien on Cliona Harmey // Dublin Ships

May 20, 2015 – 10:53 pm | Comments Off

ACW alumni Sara O’Brien recently wrote a piece on Cliona Harmey’s Dublin Ships public art project for Belfast’s Collected. Read it here.
Francis Halsall also contributed a piece of writing, ‘Systems at Sea‘, …

Wine Soak No.18: “Only the most adaptable will survive”

April 6, 2015 – 10:32 am | Comments Off

Our wine correspondent found himself at Dead Zoo, an exhibition in the Art Box Gallery curated by Hilary Murray, featuring the work of Catherine Barragry, Teresa Gillespie and Maria McKinney. The exhibition and the unfolding …

BEYOND METAPHOR, MAPPING SOCIAL SYSTEMS

March 1, 2015 – 11:23 pm | Comments Off

The following is an extract from ACW alumni Rebecca O’Dwyer‘s response to recent work by Dr Francis Halsall and Kelley O’Brien, carried out as part of their on-going collaborative project Beyond Metaphor, Mapping Social Systems.
In …

Review of Peripheries 2014: Between the I and the Hand

October 13, 2014 – 10:27 am | Comments Off

Peripheries
1st of August – 8th August
Curated by Richard Carr
Reviewed by Susan Edwards

Peripheries –
plural, noun. the outer limits or edge of an area or object. Also a secondary position or aspect of a group, for example; …

Open Call for Colony Magazine Submissions

September 16, 2014 – 7:23 pm | Comments Off

Call and Theme for Issue 3: Magic Visual Art Submissions Information
Online Experimental Literary Magazine
Colony is working with artist, writer and curator Tracy Hanna to develop a visual art section for its online magazine. This section …

Root of an Unfocus

September 10, 2014 – 10:41 pm | Comments Off

Art in the Contemporary World graduate Susan Edwards reviews “Root of an Unfocus” by Serena Caulfield

Treading on scrubbed wooden floor boards, into the clean well lit space there is an encounter with a series of …

Wine Soak No. 17: Foaming on the Beer Stool

August 18, 2014 – 2:56 pm | Comments Off

Our wine correspondent found himself at the Stags Head at Foaming at the Mouth: an evening of Visual Art spoken word performances. How exactly he ended up there is a total mystery even to …

SEE THE FUTURE A written response by ACW alumni Barry Kehoe

July 8, 2014 – 11:24 am | Comments Off

The following response by Barry Kehoe was commissioned by the artists on the NCAD Masters Fine Art and Masters Art in the Digital World (MFA/ADW) during their graduate show that took place in June 2014. …

ACW alumni Kirsten Simpson’s piece on the work of Paola Catizone

July 7, 2014 – 10:51 am | Comments Off
ACW alumni Kirsten Simpson’s piece on the work of Paola Catizone

Natural Artifice | Paola Catizone
A study of the relationships and discordances between drawing, performance and video art

Wine Soak No. 16: “mind the gap”

May 13, 2014 – 7:19 pm | Comments Off

Our wine correspondent found himself at the Hacienda bar for the opening of The Luxury Gap after an illuminating stop at Translucent Flag the sculpture factory exhibition at the Mart Gallery and Studios Rathmines.

I …

Implicated

April 1, 2014 – 7:56 am | Comments Off

The following text written by Barry Kehoe is reproduced here by kind permission of the Implicate Collaborative
MART Gallery, 190a Rathmines Road Lower, Dublin 6
3 – 20th October 2013
‘Implicated’ was the first exhibition of the Implicate …

Leonora Carrington: The Celtic Surrealist

February 9, 2014 – 5:52 pm | Comments Off

ACW student Lynda Phelan provides an insightful response to Leonora Carrington’s recent exhbition at IMMA. This review is also available via the Shower of Kunst website (http://www.showerofkunst.com/)
http://www.showerofkunst.com/2014/02/leonora-carrington-celtic-surrealist.html
What a fantastical world we expose when we penetrate …

Queer Pagan Punk: Derek Jarman part one: Jarman and the Occult

February 9, 2014 – 5:43 pm | Comments Off

alt=”” title=”T.G- Psychic Rally in Heaven” width=”688″ height=”512″ class=”aligncenter size-full wp-image-4569″ />Friend of ACW, Darius Lerup is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages at the University of Cambridge where …

50°02′09″N 19°10′42″E

January 28, 2014 – 7:41 pm | Comments Off

Art in the Contemporary World graduate, Barry Kehoe has kindly agreed to publish his Literary Visions essay. Literary Visions is a strand of the ACW course that looks at the relationship between literature and contemporary …