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VAI with Roscommon Visual Artists Forum | Common Room Cafe and Show & Tell

RVAF_logo_colourVisual Artists Ireland with Roscommon Visual Artist Forum supported by Roscommon Arts Office.
Common Room Cafe and Show & Tell

Saturday 15th February | 10am – 4pm | Roscommon Arts Centre, Roscommon | Free Event | Pre-booking essential

This event is suitable for visual artists, curators and critical writers. SHOW & TELL is suitable for Roscommon Visual Artist Forum members. Places for both events are limited and priority will be given to RVAF members. Places must be pre-booked through Curator in Residence Linda Shevlin at linda@lindashevlin.com  / 086 6052571.

 SHOW & TELL | 10am – 12.30pm
Members of Roscommon Visual Artist Forum (RVAF) are invited to take part in a SHOW & TELL for fellow members in The Gallery, Roscommon Arts Centre. A maximum of 13 members will offer a a speed presentation on their individual work (maximum 10 minutes per presentation). This session is open to all RVAF members who are welcome to bring work and not necessarily present. To register your interest and for more information please contact Curator in Residence Linda Shevlin directly at linda@lindashevlin.com / 086 6052571. PRESENTATION SLOTS ARE NOW FULLY BOOKED BUT ATTENDANCE IS STILL ENCOURAGED.

Visual Artists Ireland (VAI) COMMON ROOM CAFE | 1.30pm – 4pm
The Common Room Cafe is a social space where people can take time out, relax, network and also gain access to some of the opportunities made available to them by various visual art organisations or artists willing to share experiences. The cafe is an evolution from the VAI info clinics previously run around the country.

The Cafe is also an opportunity to hear from the immediate visual art community on the ground, to understand issues that they may be having and should be flagged to Visual Artists Ireland. From such feedback VAI can support tailored professional development programmes, and events that can target shortfalls in provision for example.

Common Room Cafe schedule

*1.30pm – Tea and coffee available, an table of VAI informations, leaflets, info packs, membership forms etc.
*2pm – Aideen Barry will make a small presentation about the VAI and other organisations that she works for
*2.30pm – Linda Shevlin will discuss the Roscommon Visual Artists Forum and possible professional development training for it’s members through VAI. The above will be followed by a discussion on new developments in the arts community, such as the recent guidelines for internships that VAI have just published or the Payment for Artists Guidelines published in November 2013.
*4pm – End