Daily Archives: October 5, 2016

Design and Violence | Group Show at the Science Gallery Dublin

Video and Film14 October 2016 to 22 January 2107
Science Gallery Dublin, Naughton Institute, Dublin, Pearse St, Dublin 2

Participating artists: Elaine Hoey, Ralph Borland, Paola Antonelli, Jamer Hunt, The Propeller Group, Marijn van der Poll, Kevin and Jennifer McCoy, Francesca Panetta and Lindsay Poulton, Patrick Clair, Julian Oliver, James Bridle, Ruben Pater, Carlotta Werner and Johanna Sunder-Plassmann, Walter Van Beirendonck, Angelica Dass, Thembinkosi Goniwe, Pieter Hugo.

DESIGN AND VIOLENCE, a new free exhibition at Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin, hosted in co-production with The Museum of Modern Art, New York (MoMA), examines the myriad ways design intersects with violence, both through intent or through unintended consequences.

From beginnings as an online curatorial experiment at MoMA in 2013, DESIGN AND VIOLENCE now takes its turn as a physical show, opening at Science Gallery Dublin on October 14th. For the first time, visitors will be able to experience the show in person, exploring how art and technology is used to oppress as well as to resist, and considering the role of design in relation to our rights and bodies — both in Ireland and abroad.

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Open Call | 50×50 Exhibition at Galway Design Week

50x50galwayWith the launch of Galway Design Week fast approaching applications are now being invited from both established and emerging artists to submit works in any medium to be displayed and sold for €50 at the 50×50 Exhibition during the first week in November.

50 works x 50 artists are to be selected and sold for €50 each at this event. Commission of €15 will be taken by the Festival for each sold piece. The pieces must be ready to display. If not framed, they must be boarded and wrapped. This is absolute.

The exhibition will take place from the 1 – 6 November at the 2020 Gallery, The Cornstore, Galway City.

To Apply:
Please fill out the application form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdpF08i-7gT5PVAxqv1e0lP0y63fVMyMUIzybjiEuyt7gHZ5Q/viewform

And submit images of your work to 50x50exhibition@gmail.com stating the works title, medium and dimensions. All images need to saved in the following format: Doe_John_Title.jpeg

Open House Dublin 2016 at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios

tbgs 250Saturday 15 October 2016, 11am to 5pm
5-9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Designed by: McCullough Mulvin | Building Date: 1994.

2016 marks the 11th edition of Open House Dublin, presented annually by the Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF), which takes place from Fri 14th to Sun 16th October 2016.

The theme for the 2016 outing of this free annual celebration of the city’s best architecture, when buildings of all types and periods open their doors to allow citizens and visitors to explore, is The Presence of the Past.

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios (TBG+S) is an artists’ community in the heart of Dublin city centre. Founded in 1983, the building houses 30 artists’ studios in which professional visual artists make their work and a contemporary gallery which exhibits Irish and International artists. In 1994, as part of redevelopment of Temple Bar as a Cultural Quarter, McCullough Mulvin Architects re-designed and built a new addition – where the studios and gallery are now housed. Formally a shirt factory, the industrial nature of the building was aligned to provide high quality individual studio spaces on the 3 floors of the building, and a white cube gallery, at street front level. The building faces the River Liffey on its north façade and looks onto Temple Bar Square, facing south. A defining feature of the building’s architecture is the Atrium that rises the full height at the core of the building – with its oval void and concrete stairwell. Artist Paul Bokslag’s site-specific sculpture Shaft will be installed in the Atrium during Open House Dublin.

Open House Dublin is presented by the Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF) and is part of the Open House Worldwide Family. The IAF, who delivered its first Open House Dublin in 2006, has firmly established the project as Ireland’s largest architectural event with an estimated 27,000 building visits in 2015. Established in 2005, the IAF’s role is to be a vibrant and passionate organisation that excites its audiences about the value of architecture.

For the latest information on Open House Dublin 2016, visit www.openhousedublin.com

First-come basis: Just turn up and look out for Open House Dublin volunteers. Wheelchair Access.


Ctrl+ART+Dlt | Introduction to Animation Weekend Workshop, TBG+S, Dublin 2

tbgs 25029 and 30 October 2016, 11am to 6pm | Fee: €150
Studio 6, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin 2

Learn how to:
Build armature, design and create a puppet, make props, draw and plan a storyboard, build a set and animate.

Two days where you will learn all of the above and have a puppet and a DVD of the animation created at the end of the course. This is a great weekend workshop for anyone wanting to learn the basics of stop motion animation and leave with the skills to make your own animated films. All equipment and materials are included, no need to bring anything.This workshop is very hands on with each participant benefiting from one to one tuition throughout the weekend.

Please click here to book your ticket : ow.ly/KNf2304NXHX


Relatively Speaking: A Guided Walking Tour of 3 Galleries, Dublin 2

tbgs 250Thursday 13 October 2016, 1pm | Free Event
Meeting point: Temple Bar Gallery + Studios
Booking is essential. To book your free place click here: ow.ly/sRRT304GpPo

Would you like an opportunity to introduce your friends and family to contemporary art? Relatively Speaking is the guided walking tour that takes place across three of Dublin’s most well-known contemporary art galleries, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Gallery of Photography and Project Arts Centre. The tours introduce their current exhibitions to those who might not be so familiar with contemporary art and offer an interesting insight into the work for those who are. The whole tour, contained within Temple Bar, will take about 60 minutes (approx.), with 15-20 minute tours taking place in each gallery.

Beginning at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, you will be introduced to Orla Barry’s solo exhibition Breaking Rainbows. Visitors will be guided to the next venue, Gallery of Photography, for a behind the scenes view of the installation of their upcoming exhibition by Irish photographer Paul Gaffney. Finally, the tour will end at Project Arts Centre, where you will be guided through the exhibition BRUTE CLUES, an intervention in the gallery by artists Tom Watt, Tanad Williams and Andreas Kindler von Knobloch.


CE Scheme Placement | Signal Arts Centre seeks Gallery Assistant

Signal Arts Centre is currently seeking applications for one position on a Department of Social Protection funded Community Employment Scheme.

Candidates shall:
– be skilled in the area of visual art;
– have good communications skills;
– be prepared to work as part of a team;
– Experience in workshop facilitation and/or experience working with children would be an advantage.

If you are interested and would like to apply for this post:
Please contact your local DSP Employment Services/Intreo Office to check your eligibility to apply for this vacancy. Job Reference Number will be required – 903714
Send a current CV and cover letter to: Claire Flood, Signal Arts Centre, 1 Albert Avenue, Bray, Co Wicklow or by email to: signalartscentre@eircom.net

For information on Community Employment Schemes (CE Scheme) see: www.citizensinformation.ie/employment_support_schemes/community_employment_scheme.html

Call for Submissions | (un)titled Online Magazine (Submission Fee)

vai-logo-adDeadline: 1 December

(un) titled, curated by Dani Gill, is an online publication for young artists to create an expressive collection that captures our best stories. Our aim is to accept the beautiful, in all its different mediums.

Call for submissions for our first issue: human.

Theme description and application form can be read here: http://www.danigill.com/art-writing-online-publication-galway/
Each submission must cohere to the theme of the current issue and include the artist’s name, age (13+) and email address in each piece.
Please note there is a submission fee of €7 per entry.

These are the types of submissions we are looking for:

  • Ask someone series: Each issue we will have three questions for you to go out and ask your friends, your family or those complete strangers you want to know more about. The idea behind this is to ask the questions we always feel afraid to ask and to promote connectedness and authenticity.

This issue we are asking:

– When you thought of love when you were younger, what did you think of then and what do you think of now?
– What would you say to someone who is gone, if they were still here?
– Define ‘human’

  • Write to someone series: this issue we are accepting open letters. the idea is to write a letter to someone you have something you want to say to – but that they remain unnamed. letters must be up to a max. of 700 words.
  • Fiction: we accept short stories and poetry.
    -we allow short story submissions up to a max. of 2000 words.
    -we allow up to three poems per submission but you may submit less.
  • Non-fiction: we accept essays and articles up to a max. of 2000 words.
  • Photography: we accept collections of up to 6 photographs but we are also looking for stand-alone pieces to accompany other submissions. submissions should be in .jpeg format and 300dpi.
  • Artwork: we accept collections of up to 6 pieces of artwork but we are also looking for stand-alone pieces to accompany other submissions. submissions should be in .jpeg format and 300dpi.

International Call For Entries | Centre for Fine Art Photography, Colorado

singularsignature216Deadline: 26 October 2016

THEME | Singular/Signature
Singular/Signature: A single image has the power to tell stories, impact the viewer, and change the way we see. Often, a signature image comes to define an artist/photographer or a body of work. Show us your most impactful images. All artist renditions on the theme, genres, capture types and photographic processes are eligible to submit.

Founded in 2004 by photographers, The Center for Fine Art Photography is a nonprofit photography organisation. They provide support to photographic artists through exhibition, promotion, portfolio reviews, publication, education and connection to a large community of other artists, curators, gallery owners and photographic professionals.

Juror:  Alyssa Coppelman is an independent photo editor with 15 years of experience, primarily as Assistant Art Director of Harper’s Magazine.

Juror’s Selection: $400.00
Director’s Selection: $200.00
Honorable Mention Awards: 1 year membership and 3 image submission to a Call for Entry at C4FAP.

In addition artists’ selected for the exhibition will also receive:
Promotion on The Center’s large social media platforms.
Professional installation images for your use.
In-gallery and online exhibition with links to artists’ websites
Press releases are sent to artists’ choice of media outlets.

MEMBERS | $29 for the three images
NON-MEMBERS | $35 for the first three images
ADDITIONAL IMAGES may be submitted for $9 each for members and $10 each for non-members. There is no limit to the number of images that may be submitted.
NEW! Submission of 12 images and over qualifies the artist for a review of the work submitted. This review will be conducted by the Executive Director of C4FAP, Hamidah Glasgow.

Image Upload Guidelines
All images are securely submitted online on our website. To submit images visit our home page, create a free account or Login to your existing account to begin. Further instructions are available in the Calls for Entry Section of our website.

Entries Due | October 26, 2016
Notice Of Acceptance | November 11, 2016
Exhibition Dates | March 3 – April 1, 2017
Public + Artists’ Reception | March 18, 2017

Eligibility: Our calls for entry are open to all photographers world wide, both amateur and professional. The Center invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate.

E: coordinator@c4fap.org, T: 970.224.1010 | Closed Sunday and Monday
For more information please visit: Visit: www.c4fap.org

Volunteer Event Videographer and Photographer, FoodCloud, Tallaght

foodcloud_logo_left_rgb24 October 10:00am – 12:00pm
FoodCloud HQ, Broomhill Business Park, Broomhill Road, Tallaght, Dublin 24

FoodCloud connects businesses that have too much food to charities in their communities that have too little. Using our technology platform, participating businesses can upload details of their surplus food and the time period in which the food can be collected.
FoodCloud is looking for a volunteer videographer & photographer to capture video and photos for an event taking place 24th of October. This event is taking place in FoodCloud’s HQ in Tallaght (Broomhill Business Park).

This volunteer opportunity is perfect as a portfolio piece. The volunteer will need to supply his/her own equipment for the morning (approx.4 hours). Please note, the video and images of the event to be used by FoodCloud for marketing and media purposes after the event.



New Members Sought for Ards and North Down Arts and Heritage Panel

materials-250pxDeadline: Friday 21 October 2016, 4pm

Ards and North Down Borough Council is seeking 3 members to sit on its Arts and Heritage Advisory Panel to guide, endorse and advocate for arts and Heritage in the borough. The positions on the panel are of a voluntary nature and no payments will be made in relation to attendance at meetings.

Applications are sought from people with specialties or demonstrable experience in the areas of:

• visual arts and crafts;
• performance based arts, such as music, dance and drama;
• community arts.


Panel members will sit alongside five elected representatives of Ards and North Down Borough Council. They must be able to attend up to six meetings per year and be willing to discuss all aspects of arts and heritage in the borough.

Application forms are available now from:
Ards Arts Centre, E: arts@ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk or T: 028 9181 0803
North Down Museum, E: museum@ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk or T: 028 9127 1200.

Should it be deemed necessary, brief interviews will be held on Friday 28th October 2016.


Ceramic Skills Development with Kevin Callaghan, Creative Spark, Co. Laois

back-to-planet-earth19 and 20 November 2016,  10am to 5pm | Cost: €160
Creative Spark, Clontygora Ct, Marshes Upper, Dundalk, Co. Louth

Ceramic Skills Development with Kevin Callaghan MA(RCA).
In this 2 day workshop the participants will investigate the aesthetics of ceramic hand-building techniques with a creative and explorative approach. Participants will have the opportunity to experiment with different clay, coloured slips and surface textures while also learning ways to build objects with various surface qualities.


book online:

Candle Making and Willow Wreathing Workshops in the Mournes

bearded-candleEscape to a cosy Christmas workshop to make soy seasonally scented Candles with the delightful Mike from The Bearded Candle Makers. Design and experiment with the scents to make candles for your own home or to give as presents and design your own unique Willow Wreath for your own door or someone else’s with Mr Clive Lyttle form Welig Heritage Crafts Basketry, Chair seating and countryside skills.

With Home-made Mincepies and brandy cream and mulled wine in abundance

Each Workshop is £60 and includes lunch and the above refreshments or
If you would like to do both workshops and stay over the cost is £155

info@torybush.com or call 07866928846

Acrylic Painting and Drawing Course, Inspire Galerie, Dublin 1

coursethumCourse starts on Thursday 25 January 2017, 7 to 8.30pm, 6 weeks
Cost: €250 – book a place now and get a €50 discount
In_spire Galerie, 56 Lower Gardiner St, Dublin 1

Receive professional tuition on painting and drawing from art classes run by a highly experienced, practicing artist. Meet other like-minded people in a nice relaxing atmosphere and improve your skills in a quick and easy way.

The course contains: Still life (perspective, proportions…) – drawing, Theory of colors – painting, Acrylic mediums – painting, Acrylic painting techniques – painting, Facial proportions – drawing, Body proportions (1min exercises-skeleton) – drawing

Most of materials are available at the gallery. Diploma upon completion.
Small groups of 5-6 students insure individual attention to each student progress. As places are limited, book early to avoid disappointment. Individual classes for adults and children for the price of €30 per class also available.

To book or receive further information please contact (+353) 892581413


Cork Community Art Link Seeks Volunteer Arts Workers for Dragon of Shandon Parade

cork-artlinkCork Community Art Link are looking for volunteers throughout October as Cork Community Art Link prepares for this year’s Dragon of Shandon Parade

They ask volunteers to join them in one of their two work spaces and help with building giant props and puppets, painting, costume-making, face-painters and taking part in the Dragon of Shandon parade on October 31st. If you fancy getting creative and participating in an amazing community arts festival, get in touch by emailing info@corkcommunityartlink.com, calling 021 4553747


CE Scheme Placement | Arts Worker at Cork Community Art Link

artlink-logo-corkCork Community Art Link is looking for a creative and imaginative individual to assist with the creation of props and constructions for outdoor street parades, performances and our public participatory art programme, and to assist with the development and implementation of arts programmes with a range of groups in a variety of community and social contexts. We are particularly interested in candidates with an interest in community street spectacle and making innovative and original props, puppets and mobile constructions for outdoor parades and performances. The ideal candidate will have a broad creative and technical skillset and will be familiar with typical workshop tools and equipment with some arts related experience. Formal arts training is not necessary as long as you have a range of creative skills and can demonstrate them.

Note: this position is subject to Garda Clearance. Candidates must be eligible for a Community Employment scheme (normal criteria is that candidates be over the age of 25 and in receipt of a social welfare payment for minimum 12 months).

Duties will include but not be limited to:

• Assist with the creation and technical development of props/puppets/mobile constructions/costumes for outdoor street parades, performances and art installations.
• Assist with preparation, planning and facilitation of workshops with a range of community groups.
• Assist with the general maintenance and upkeep of workshop facilities.

Technical skills: ability to work with some of the following materials – metal, latex, wood, fabric; Ability to experiment with different materials and techniques; Ability to use a range of hand and power tools; Good communication skills; Ability to work as part of a team and on your own initiative; Previous group work or facilitation an advantage.

Apply by email with CV and cover letter to corkssd@outlook.com. Please include your PPSN on application. For further information call 021 4308225.

For information on Community Employment Schemes (CE Scheme) see: www.citizensinformation.ie/employment_support_schemes/community_employment_scheme.html

CE Scheme Placement | Assistant to Office Manager at Cork Community Art Link

artlink-logo-corkCork Community Art Link is a participative community arts organisation based in Blackpool, Cork City. They encourage meaningful collaborations between artists and people that result in the creation of great art, bringing creativity to places where people live, work and play. Their annual programme includes the Dragon of Shandon parade, the St. Patrick’s Day parade and numerous outreach and research projects.

They are currently recruiting an Assistant to the Office Manager. This is an administrative position in a highly creative environment where no two days are the same. Candidates must be eligible for a Community Employment scheme (normal criteria is that candidates be over the age of 25 and in receipt of a social welfare payment for minimum 12 months).

Duties will include but not be limited to:

• Processing phone and email enquiries
• General office administration
• Diary management (for Artistic Director)
• Social media management
• Induction of new employees and volunteer placements
• Basic volunteer management
• Assisting the General Manager in all tasks assigned, including helping to coordinate the smooth running of all projects in our annual programme.

The successful candidate will gain valuable experience in arts administration and will become part of a passionate and creative team. Experience in Microsoft Word is essential, Excel is desirable. Facebook and Twitter are also desirable. The successful candidate will have the full support of the General Manager but must be able to work independently and on own initiative.

Apply by email with CV and cover letter to corkssd@outlook.com. Please include your PPSN on application. For further information call 021 4308225.

For information on Community Employment Schemes (CE Scheme) see: www.citizensinformation.ie/employment_support_schemes/community_employment_scheme.html

Open Call | Helsinki International Curatorial Programme 2017

haipDeadline for the applications: 30 October 2016 (11:59pm, GMT +2)

HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme and Frame Contemporary Art Finland are looking for international curators of contemporary art to join the funded Helsinki International Curatorial Programme (HICP) in 2017.

The aims of the programme are two-fold:

To allow internationally active, professional curators the chance to connect with the local contemporary art field and plan projects in Helsinki and elsewhere in Finland.
To support curatorial research in its diverse and emergent forms.
The HICP curators-in-residence will live and work at HIAP’s international residency centre on the island of Suomenlinna, a 15 minute ferry-trip away from the centre of Helsinki.

HIAP offers the resident curators a combined workspace and accommodation. Frame provides them with a working grant (39 euros per residency day) and a travel allowance. Both organisations provide the curator fellows with individualised assistance and networking support tailored to their project or research. The HICP curators have access to the international residency community and programme of events at HIAP, while Frame provides contacts with extensive networks of Finnish artists and other art professionals.

A public event, such as a lecture, workshop or screening, is organised as part of the residencies. The events are integrated either into Frame’s or HIAP’s programme, or they are organised in collaboration with local partner organisations. The events are designed to share the fellows’ curatorial research and projects with local professional audiences. The format of the event can vary depending on the specific characteristics of each project.

A one-month residency will be offered to four curators. In 2017, the residency periods will be organised as follows:

June 2017: two one-month curator residencies
November 2017: two one-month curator residencies
For more information on application criteria and guidelines for applying, please visit www.hiap.fi/opencall/helsinki-international-curatorial-programme-2017

All applications are to be submitted by using the online application form: https://hiap.gruppo.fi/online-applications/index.php/972862/lang/en/newtest/Y

Kennedy Art seeks Part-Time Sales Assistant, Dublin 2

kennedyart-logo-webKennedy Art currently have a vacancy for a part-time sales assistant and are looking for committed, friendly and enthusiastic people for immediate start. The ideal candidate would have the ability to work flexible hours, including weekends, have a keen interest in drawing and painting as well as a good knowledge of and love for the materials used. Previous retail experience is required as well as the ability to conduct themselves in a professional manner and think outside the box in regards to problem solving. A strong interest in social media to spearhead intriguing and original social media campaigns would be an asset. Excellent customer service skills and English are essential.

Positions offered are permanent part time. Kennedy Art is an equal opportunities employer.

If you meet the requirements and are interested in this position please submit CVs to info@kennedyart.com