Daily Archives: August 24, 2015

Visual Artist’s Cafe, ArtLinks Artists @ VISUAL Carlow

November 25, 2015 – November 25, 2015

VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art

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VAIVISUALArtLinksA Visual Artists Ireland event in partnership with ArtLinks the four Local Authority Arts Offices in Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford County Council regions hosted by VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow.

As part of a seminar day on Models of Exhibition Programming by VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art.



(11.30 – 12.30) Panel Discussion on Exhibition Models: Open Submission


Mary Cremin, Curator of Tulca, Galway 2015
Rachael Gilbourne & Kate Strain: Curatorial Collective RGKSKRG
Blaise Smith ARHA: RHA Annual Exhibition
Moderated by Emma-Lucy O’ Brien

(12.30 – 13.30)  Lunch

(13.30 – 17.30) VAI & ArtLinks Artists Café

VAI and ArtLinks present a series of short presentations by 8 selected artists, 2 from each of the counties Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford who received funding in 2015 as part of the ArtLinks bursary scheme for specific projects. This is an opportunity for ArtLinks artists to present and share their work with peers and curators during the day. Presentations will be roughly 15mins each including Q&A. The Visual Artist’s Café is part of an ongoing initiative by VAI to foster artists networks, connections amongst artistic peers and other fine art professionals.


Alan Counihan – Kilkenny
Pauline O’Connell – Kilkenny
Rosalind Murray – Carlow
Liam O’Neill / Paradox Pictures – Carlow
Sarah Lincoln – Waterford
Blawnin Clancy – Waterford
David Begley / Wexford
Hanneke Van Ryswyk / Wexford

The artists will make short 20min presentations on their work followed by questions and answers.  Liam O’Niell will screen his recent short film Lost & Found.


Selected Articles from the July/August 2015 Issue of the Visual Artists News Sheet

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Cliona Harmey, Dublin Ships, installed February 2015, North Wall Quay, Dublin, photo by Ros Kavanagh

After each issue of the Visual Artists News Sheet is distributed to members we make a selection of the published articles available on our website. In the latest issue Cliona Harmey outlines her project Dublin Ships made for Dublin’s Docklands. David Lilburn interviews Jane Murtagh about her exhibition, A Journey with Metal: Contemporary Work, at Glor, Ennis. Denis Roche discusses his socially engaged project made in collaboration with Brian Maguire, Emma Finucane and people using the mental health services in County CarlowPanchaea: In Search of an Equal Utopia and a Willing Suspension of Disbelief. And finally, Karla Black talks to Jason Oakley about her site-specific sculptures at IMMA.

The Critique Supplement features Susan Campbell on Gabhann Dunne’s Magenta Honey at the Lab Gallery, Dublin; Ben Crothers writing about I will Go There, Take Me Home, by artists Adrian Ghenie, Pieter Hugo and Olaf Brzeski, curated by Gregory McCartney at The Mac, Belfast and Colm Desmond writes about Kathy Prendergasts Or at the Crawford Arts Gallery, Cork.

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Membership is open to all artists and entitles you to an annual subscription to the Visual Artists’ News Sheet as well as a host of other benefits.