Daily Archives: July 10, 2017

Exhibition Project Curator at Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Application deadline: 21 July, 5pm

The V+A are seeking an Exhibition Project Curator to join the Research Department for an exhibition on comedy.

The V+A is the world’s leading museum of art, design and performance. We enrich people’s lives by promoting the practice of design and increasing knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of the designed world.

We are planning an exhibition on comedy in 2019 and are looking for an Exhibition Project Curator to support the Lead V+A curator to deliver this ambitious exhibition and tour. You will have experience of researching for exhibitions and the demonstrable skills to support the Lead Curator on this complex project.

Interviews will be held week commencing 31 July 2017
Fixed term: September 2017 – July 2019

To apply and for a full job description, please visit the V+A recruitment webpage:
Museum Website: www.vam.ac.uk/info/jobs

Job Vacancy | Chief Curator of National Portrait Gallery, London

Closing date: 18 July, 9am

The National Portrait Gallery houses a unique collection of all forms of portraiture of the people who have made or who are currently contributing to British history and culture. The Gallery attracts 2 million visits a year and is among London’s most popular museums, it reaches and engages these, and further UK and global audiences, with its extensive display, exhibition, research, learning, outreach, publishing, digital and national programmes.

We are looking for an exceptional person with specialist knowledge of the history of portraiture to join the senior management team of the Gallery as Chief Curator. The successful candidate will be a visionary and talented curator and museum professional who is able to play a key role in shaping the future of our Collection, and leading the work of specialist curators and the Heinz Archive and Library. To meet the challenges of this role you will be a strong leader and a compelling communicator with first class research skills and the desire to learn about our Collection and to enrich it.

Further information about the role as well as details of how to apply can be found via: www.npg.org.uk/about/jobs/current-vacancies

Position: Chief Curator
Location: London
Contract: Permanent
Salary: Circa £62,000 per annum

Funding Information Clinic | Arts Council Strategic Funding (Organisations)

This event will take place on Friday afternoon, 28 July at the Wood Quay Venue, Dublin and will also be available to view online for those unable to attend.

The event is aimed at organisations that wish to apply for Strategic Funding from the Arts Council in September. We will go through the application form and guidelines with you and we will be launching a tool on targeting audiences to support you in completing your application.

If you wish to attend the event in person, please express interest before Thursday 13 July by filling out this form: www.surveygizmo.eu/s3/90039428/information-clinic

Please note that in in the interests of achieving a good geographical and artform spread, places will be allocated amongst those who have expressed interest. Those who have been allocated a place will be notified by email on Tuesday 18 July.


Screening | Vincent Van Gogh – A New Way of Seeing

Enjoying complete and unprecedented access to the treasures of Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum, this a fresh new film about one of the world’s favourite artists, marking both a major re-hanging of the gallery’s collection and a celebration of the 125th anniversary of Van Gogh’s death. Experience the wonder of seeing these masterpieces on the big screen while specially invited guests, including world-renowned curators and art historians, offer their interpretations and explanations of his work. Beautifully shot and making extensive use of Van Gogh’s own letters this is a wonderful film about a wonderful, but too often misunderstood, artist.

From the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
Featuring a Q&A with award winning director/producer Phil Grabsky

Light House 15-Jul 6pm
Movies@Gorey 16-Jul 7pm
The Gate Cinema 17-Jul 7pm
SGC Dungarvan 18-Jul 7pm
Eye Cinema 20-Jul 7pm
Movies@Dundrum 21-Jul 7pm


a-n launches five-year Valuing Artists strategy, UK

a-n is the largest artists’ membership organisation in the UK with over 21,000 members. On behalf of its members, a-n has launched a five-year strategy to tackle the growing challenges they face in sustaining their careers as they contribute to the UK’s £1.9bn visual arts success.

The Valuing Artists strategy was developed with input from a-n’s members and AIR Council. The strategy has a fundamental aim of ensuring policy makers and commissioners value the artist as well as the art.

The strategy will build support for:

  • A Brexit that works for visual artists in the UK, focusing on freedom of movement, residency and rights and, beyond 2019, will continue to promote the rights of artists as they are affected by our withdrawal from the EU by exploring solutions to the issues our members face.
  • More sustainable livelihoods for visual artists by building on a-n’s core advocacy work to make the case for fair payment of artists; to understand and articulate the wider range of issues which impact on artists’ livelihoods and the nature of their practice today; and promote credible solutions to these issues to government.
  • Greater diversity in the visual arts sector by using a-n’s unique position as the largest grassroots visual arts membership organisation in the UK to deliver valuable, nuanced intelligence around the scale and impact of diversity as it is reflected in artist-led practice today, while promoting greater diversity at all levels of the sector.

a-n Director Jeanie Scott said: “As a sector, the visual arts make a significant contribution to our economy and our international reputation. However, as a nation we do not place the same value on the artists that create the work and reputation we cherish.”

“Artists are resilient but we have got to recognise and find solutions to the unique set of challenges they face. The Valuing Artists strategy is about working with our members, our partners with shared interests and with local, regional and national policy makers to do just that.”

a-n will also partner with a variety of membership organisations to build the case for change on shared issues. This week sees the launch of the first Valuing Artists project and partnership, with a-n working alongside the Incorporated Society of Musicians to highlight key Brexit issues impacting on self-employed artists.

The core members of a-n’s new Paying Artists Working Group will be announced over the summer and a research and advocacy partnership with Visual Artists Ireland around social security for artists will be announced in the autumn, followed by details of further campaigns and projects into 2018.


Survey | Belfast, Derry and Strabane European Capital of Culture 2023 Bid

Belfast City and Derry City and Strabane District Council are working together to submit a joint bid to become the 2023 European Capital of Culture.

In order for us to prepare for stage one, they invite you to tell them of any EU or international project or partnership that you are involved in, and what future opportunities you feel could be developed. They will then use this information to shape the bid.

They would appreciate if you could take ten minutes to complete the online survey.


Galway 2020 announces appointment of Chris Baldwin as Creative Director

Chairperson, Aideen McGinley and board members of Galway 2020 are delighted to announce the appointment of Chris Baldwin as Creative Director of Galway 2020, European Capital of Culture.

As Creative Director, Chris will be responsible for the delivery of the programme of events for 2020 for Galway City & County. Chris comes from a very strong Artistic and Cultural background with a proven track record in the delivery of international cultural events and programmes.

Chris will work with Hannah Kiely, Chief Executive Officer at Galway 2020 and together they will build the creative team that leads Galway City and County on this extraordinary journey towards the European Capital of Culture in 2020 and beyond.

Chris has become widely known for Teatro de Creacion (TdC) – an approach to making large scale interdisciplinary performance designed for a place, about that place – its history and relationship to local people and usually made in deep collaboration with the people of that place. For over thirty years he has been directing and writing for companies in Spain, UK, Poland, Bulgaria and Germany and elsewhere.


Commission | Shannon Fisherman Archive Documentary Project

The deadline for submission of all requested material is 5pm Friday, 21 July 2017.

As part of the Creative Ireland Programme 2017-2022, Limerick Archives are working on a Shannon Fisherman Archive project and are pleased to invite expressions of interest from filmmakers to deliver a short documentary.

Limerick has a long fishing tradition and a unique relationship with the river Shannon from Doonass down to Scattery Island. The fishing takes place between these junctions, traditionally from Doonass to the lax weir in Corbally by the Abbey Fishermen. They lived mainly in the Abbey area of Limerick City, Sheep Street, Gaol Lane and Meat Market Lane.

Ardnacrusha disrupted this way of life when the Scheme altered the flow of the river. The tail race reduced the volume of water in the original course and when the turbines released flood water vast quantities were allowed to flow through the original channel. This meant the water was moving faster and it also changed the way the fish behaved. Old salmon patterns were disrupted as the salmon chose the fastest stream path and got caught in the turbines and killed meaning they could not reach their spawning beds way upriver. When they fry (babies) came down they got caught in the turbines also so the few that did get through were unlikely to successfully spawn young.

All groups fished with a draft net (from shore) and a drift net (from a boat). In 2006 the EU conservation policy saw major changes as the government bought the licences from the majority of the fishermen and it became illegal to use a net on the river.

We are looking for a filmmaker to deliver a documentary on the above practices. The film duration should be approximately 10 minutes.

Download the Full Project Brief, Timeline and Submission Requirements Here: gallery.mailchimp.com/Shannon_Fisherman_Archive_Filmmaker_Call_Out.01.pdf

Please submit the expressions of interest to: archives@limerick.ie with a following reference in the email subject line: Shannon Fisherman Archive Documentary.

Laura Fitzgerald, Richard John Jones Bridget O’Gorman and Sue Rainsford Awarded IMMA Freud Project Residencies

IMMA has announced three new Freud Project Residencies which have been awarded as the result of a recent Open Call. They will be working with artists Laura Fitzgerald and Richard John Jones and a collaborative project with artist Bridget O’Gorman and writer and researcher Sue Rainsford. Each project has its own unique perspective on Lucian Freud and his work and we are excited by the potential in each selected proposal.

Launched in October 2016, the IMMA Collection: Freud Project, 2016 – 2021 centres around a significant five-year loan of 50 works by one of the greatest realist painters of the 20th century, Lucian Freud (1922-2011). Renowned for his portrayal of the human form, Freud is best known for his intimate, honest, often visceral portraits. The works, on loan from private collections, are presented in a dedicated Freud Centre in IMMA’s Garden Galleries for five years. With this extraordinary resource IMMA is creating a centre for Freud research with a programme of special exhibitions, education partnerships, symposia and research that will maximise this important opportunity for schools, third level students, artists and audiences all over Ireland and beyond.

A key element in this exploration is engagement with contemporary artists and art practitioners in response to Freud, revealing exciting new perspectives on this major artist today. IMMA are particularly interested in supporting process-based research though the IMMA Residency Programme. Earlier this year IMMA invited interested candidates to propose contexts and research within their own practice which would explore, contest, expand, complement or radicalise the resonance and impact of the work on show in the Freud Centre. Through this opportunity IMMA wants to support the development of studio practice and artistic production to open new possibilities around the work, and to explore with residents new ways of working with IMMA’s many audiences.


Intermediate Portrait Photography One Day Workshop at The Darkroom

This course is suitable for photographers who have an understanding of their camera settings and can shoot on the manual setting, who want to learn and understand portrait Photography. This course will provide you with the skills to take a great portrait through demonstrations and hands on shooting. Students will learn about the challenges and joys of taking a portrait while shooting a model. Investigate different styles of portrait photography from the candid shot to the more formal shoot. Learn composition through the camera lens and the effects of different focal length lens have when taking a portrait as well as ways of posing and positioning the subject. Different lighting techniques, through managing natural and artificial light, using reflectors and retractors as well as photographing in the studio using simple studio lighting setup’s.

Dates: July 22nd
Times: 10.30-5.30
Fee: €175
Location: The Darkroom 32 North Brunswick Street Stoneybatter Dublin 7
Booking: darkroom.ie/courses/digital-photography/

Introduction to Digital Photography Weekend Course at The Darkroom

This digital photography course provides a complete foundation for getting started with your digital camera as well as learning how to take exceptional photos. The course will also take you through the fundamentals of manual photography – shutter speeds, aperture, ISO, how they effect exposure and how they can be used creatively when taking a photograph. You will be shown different techniques on how to compose an image by looking at the rules for composition. You will be shown advanced shooting modes and file settings that will give you the best results. You will also learn the advantages of shooting in raw format and understanding histograms.

Dates: July 15th and 16th
Times: 10.30-5.00
Fee: €190
Location: The Darkroom 32 North Brunswick Street Stoneybatter Dublin 7
Booking: darkroom.ie/courses/digital-photography/

Printmaking Workshop with Daniel Lipstein at Chocolate Factory, Dublin

A one day workshop covering monoprint, dry-point, multi-plate registration, carborundum, soft ground, hard ground etching and surge lift aquatint. The class deals with several skills simultaneously and is suitable for anyone from beginners to more experienced printmakers.

While developing plates in ferric chloride in the first part of the day the participants will do mono prints, carborundum, dry-point and learn plates registration. In the afternoon we can take proofs of the etched plates, study them and decide how to develop and proceed with them.

The workshop aims to start and finish works in the none chemical application of printmaking, in the same time it aims to learn how to observe the development of etching in ferric chloride as soft ground, hard ground and sugar lift aquatint.

At the end of the day the participants should have some finished prints and a very good idea of creative printmaking.

Participants can bring source material as photos they took and work from them or from their imagination or both.

Each participant can focus on skill/s he or she is particularly interested in while following the design of the workshop.

Dates: 12th August 2017
Times: 11am – 5pm
Fee: 100 euro including all materials, instruments and copper plates
Location: Chocolate Factory, 25 King’s Inn Street, Dublin 1
Booking: daniel_lipstein@yahoo.ie 086 3363504
Website: www.chocolatefactory.ie or daniellipstein.org

Radiofare #2 on Dublin Digital Radio

Radiofare’s second broadcast will take place on Tuesday 11 July from 10pm – 11pm on Dublin Digital Radio (listen.dublindigitalradio.com)

Radiofare is a new monthly programme of curated sound art and experimental work. The project aims to transgress the ordinary boundaries of radio by creating a platform for the disruptive and unexpected. Selected work loosely responds to the history, politics and technologies of mainstream, pirate, and DIY radio, and the manipulation of radio as a tool of mass communication.

Curated by Rory Caraher and Kerry Guinan.

Listen to Radiofare # 1 here:

Further information: radiofaredublin@gmail.com

Job Vacancy | Finance and Admin Officer at Irish Architecture Foundation

Application deadline: 21 July, 5pm

The IAF is seeking a new member to play a crucial part in their busy team. The Finance and Admin Officer will have a role to play in all areas of the functioning of the Irish Architecture Foundation, ensuring Financial Procedures are followed, the budgets are balanced and income and expenditure is up to date.

Finance and Admin Officer will have a role to play in all areas of the functioning of the Foundation, ensuring Financial Procedures are followed, the budgets are balanced and income and expenditure is up to date. The Finance and Admin Officer will report to the General Manager and Executive Director of the Foundation. It is essential that this candidate is a team member and will become familiar with the nuances of the organisation and the cultural sector.

Salary: €28,000 pro rata
Part-time 2 days or 4 mornings a week (15 hours)
One year contract: 7 August 2017 – 8 August 2018.

Send CV and Cover letter to: info@architecturefoundation.ie
For more information: www.architecturefoundation.ie

Sean Scully Book Reading at Hodges Figgis, Dublin

Saturday 22 July, 2.30pm

Kerlin Gallery is pleased to announce that the internationally renowned Irish artist Sean Scully will give a reading from his latest book, Inner: The Collected Writings and Selected Interviews of Sean Scully at Hodges Figgis, Dublin.

Inner (2016, Hatje Cantz) compiles almost 200 texts that provide a unique perspective on one of the most engaging artistic imaginations of the past half century. The publication varies from brief reflections of compressed eloquence to essay-long mediations on artists such as Vincent Van Gogh, Giorgio Morandi and Mark Rothko. Scully’s writings are distinguished by a brutal lyricism and the effortlessness of their aphoristic turn of phrase.

This event is the third in a series of readings, following on from celebrated appearances in New York and London. The talk is free to attend, but places can be reserved by emailing events@hodgesfiggis.ie.

Hodges Figgis
56-58 Dawson St, Dublin 2

One Day Linocut Workshop at Belfast Print Workshop

This one-day workshop for beginners will explore the printmaking technique of linocut. You will learn how to plan, carve and print a black-and- white linocut print leaving equipped with the knowledge and skills to begin printing your own linocut prints at home. The course is well suited to Teachers or school Art Technicians who want to learn something new to bring to the classroom.

You will learn about choosing images suitable for linocut, working in negative and reverse, transferring your image, how to carve it, ink it and print it using a baren or spoon as well as the workshop’s relief press, making a registration sheet, signing and editioning your work and working with blocks of lino approximately 15cm x 15cm in size. Participants are asked to bring 2 or 3 suitably sized images which they will carve in order to make a linocut print. Bold, black and white images or marker drawings work well, nothing too detailed.

Dates: 27/07/2017
Times: 10:00 – 16:00
Fee: 55
Location: Belfast Print Workshop, 30 -42 Waring Street, Belfast, BT1 2ED
Booking: Tickets available here: www.bpw.org.uk/content/ For more information: Email: events@bpw.org.uk Ph: 028 90231323

One Day Monoprint with Drypoint Workshop at Belfast Print Workshop

Join Ivan Frew on this one day monoprinting course where you will work to produce unique, painterly prints, ideal for teachers and art technicians who would like to find new skills and techniques to bring back to the classroom or for artists who want to reinvigorate their practise.

A varied number of methods can be employed including multi-plate printing, printing from textured plates, the use of mixed media and collage, and also combining mono-print with other printmaking techniques. This is a colourful experimental and fun course that is suitable for complete beginners or artists who want to try something new, come prepared with an image could be a sketch, magazine clipping or photograph, all materials are included in the price.

Our class sizes are limited to six and only payment secures your place – if online booking is not for you please don’t worry – you can still book and pay for classes by cash or cheque in person at the workshop.

Dates: 26/07/2017
Times: 10:00 – 16:00
Fee: 55
Location: Belfast Print Workshop, 30 -42 Waring Street, Belfast, BT1 2ED
Booking: Tickets available here: www.bpw.org.uk/content/ For more information: Email: events@bpw.org.uk Ph: 028 90231323

One Day Screen Printing Workshop at Belfast Print Workshop

Learn the basics of Screenprinting in this one day taster course. Artist and Printmaker Neill Kerr will take you through the process from start to finish, an excellent course for those who would like a refresher or to gain a broad understanding of the process,

Our class sizes are limited to six and only payment secures your place – if online booking is not for you please don’t worry – you can still book and pay for classes by cash or cheque in person.

Dates: 25/07/2017
Times: 10:00 – 16:00
Fee: 55
Location: Belfast Print Workshop, 30 -42 Waring Street, Belfast, BT1 2ED
Booking: Tickets available here: www.bpw.org.uk/content/intro-linocut-0 For more information: Email: events@bpw.org.uk Ph: 028 90231323

Job Vacancy | Registrar at Crawford Art Gallery (Maternity Leave Cover)

Deadline for receipt of applications: 28 July

Crawford Art Gallery are currently looking to recruit a Registrar for Maternity Cover (28 weeks). The person appointed will be required to co-ordinate all registrar procedures relating to the Crawford Art Gallery collection, including managing and scheduling the movements of artworks in the collection and loans to and from Gallery’s collection.

Applications will be accepted via email to hr@crawfordartgallery.ie (please insert Application for Registrar Position in the subject field) or by Post to:

Human Resources,
Crawford Art Gallery,
Emmet Place Cork.

For full job description and requirements see: www.crawfordartgallery.ie/I.pdf