Daily Archives: July 13, 2017

Umbel[bumble] | Sarah Ellen Lundy at the Leitrim Sculpture Centre

21 July to 12 August

Currently working in horticultural settings Lundy’s preoccupations with systems and spaces extends to the natural world in her multi-species collaboration with various plants, insects and human-made structures and systems of knowledge.

Weaving together a series of metaphorical meditations on the complex relations between humans and plant-life, including current environmental threats to the bee, Lundy’s exhibition activates an assemblage of everyday objects, moving images and the ephemeral performance of materials to challenge autonomy in the face of systemic and applied homogenization.

A personal testament to the fragile life-forms that co-habit nature Lundy’s work draws inspiration and incorporates elements from diverse sources and through a strong sense of the absurd the artist seeks to extend through this work an invitation to engage in alternative dialogues.

Leitrim Sculpture Centre
Manorhamilton, North County Leitrim
T: 071 9855098
E: info@leitrimsculpturecentre.ie
W: leitrimsculpturecentre.ie

Axes and Attitude | Group Exhibition at Nash 19, Cork

13 to 29 July

Dervla Baker, John Dwyer, Sanda Gälińa, Cillian Moynihan
Curated by Emily O’Flynn and Pádraig Spillane

TACTIC and Sternview Gallery | Nash19 have aligned to present works from early career artists based in Cork City. Axes and Attitude features photographic works from Dervla Baker and Sanda Gälińa with contemporary painting from John Dwyer and Cillian Moynihan.

Daily exhibition entry via Nash 19 Restaurant and Food Shop, 19 Princes Street, Cork
Monday to Friday 7:30am – 4pm, Saturdays 8:30am – 4pm (Closed Sundays).


Impressions | Group Exhibition at Galway International Arts Festival 2017

17 to 30 July

Impressions 2017 represents all that is happening in the print world right now providing a unique platform for emerging and established artists including some of the biggest names in Irish contemporary art.

Presented in collaboration with the Centre for Creative Arts and Media and Galway Print Studio.

Curated by artist Jason Hicklin.

Centre for the Creative Arts and Media,

Inscriptions | Ailbhe Ní Bhriain at Galway International Arts Festival 2017

Ailbhe Ní Bhriain is a Cork–based artist who works with film and photography.

The photographic series Inscriptions combines imagery from a number of different sources, referencing museum artefacts, expansive landscapes and studio debris.

The work takes its starting point from a text by Samuel Quiccheberg entitled Inscriptions of the Immense Theatre. This is the earliest published text on museology and outlines the methods for the collection and categorisation of objects, images and artefacts from across the world.

Backstage at the Festival
Gallery talk with the artist, 19 July, 2pm

Festival Gallery,
Market Street,

After The Raft of Medusa | John Beard at Galway International Arts Festival 2017

17 to 30 July

John Beard’s version of The Raft of the Medusa allows one to comprehend the Romantic grandeur and powerful beauty of the great masterpiece by Theodore Géricault which hangs in the Louvre, Paris.

Géricault’s painting depicts the horrifying fate of sailors dying on a raft after the shipwreck of the French frigate Medusa off the West African coast 200 years ago, in July 1816.

For GIAF 2017, the artist is creating a second much darker, life–size mirrored version of the work which will hang, at adistance of 30 meters, opposite his painting After The Raft of the Medusa. The installation of both of Beard’s enormous works evokes questions of the viewer about aspects of reality, illusion, imagination and memory.

Backstage at the Festival
Gallery talk with the artist, 17 July, 2pm

The Shed,
Galway Docks

Can We Ever Really See Each Other? | Nicola Gunwhy at Galway International Arts Festival 2017

17 to 30 July

Nicola Gunwhy was born in Liverpool. Alongside her own development as an artist, she trained as a Clinical Psychologist, completing her Doctorate on children’s experiences of illness.

In this exhibition of photography and installation, she draws upon her personal and professional experience of chronic health conditions, to examine the intersection between arts and health.

University Gallery

Solar Pavilion / Flag | John Gerrard at Galway International Arts Festival 2017

17 to 30 July

Galway International Arts Festival premieres four newly commissioned art works by John Gerrard one of Ireland’s most celebrated international artists.

Featuring the rivers Amazon, Danube, Nile and Yangtze, each computer simulation introduces a portrait of a small section of each river, integrating the buildings and flora on the riverbanks as visible reflections. At the centre of the scene is a gasoline spill – accurately refracting the light to create a vivid prismatic field, endlessly changing shape over time.

The roll of the river creates a flag–like form, which the artist sees as a precise political representation of contemporary conditions. As is typical with Gerrard’s work, the scenes are non durational, instead they are rendered live to unfold over the course of an annual solar cycle, with each Flag keyed to its particular local time.

Backstage at the Festival
Gallery talk with the artist, 17 July, 2pm

O’Donoghue Theatre
NUI Galway

Memory Has a Pulse | Group Exhibition at 126 Artist-Run Gallery and University Art Gallery, Galway

16 to 30 July
Preview Sunday 16 July, 4pm

Memory Has A Pulse is an exhibition of works, spread over two venues by Sean Cotter, Gary Robinson and Thomas Brezing at 126 Artist-Run Gallery and University Art Gallery (The Quad), NUI Galway, University Road, Galway.

Part of Galway International Arts Festival 2017.

126 Artist-Run Gallery
19 St Bridgets Place,
The Hidden Valley,
Woodquay, Galway
T: 0864491366
E: contact@126.ie
W: 126.ie

Acting Out – The Shadow on the Wall | Edward O’Kane and David O’Kane at Salzburg University, Austria

17 to 21 July

Acting Out – The Shadow on the Wall is an exhibition painting, drawing, video and lithography by Edward O’Kane and David O’Kane.

This exhibition coincides with ‘Acting Out’ – The IV International Flann O’Brien Conference.

It will be officially opened by his Excellency Tom Hanney (Irish Ambassador to Austria).



Salzburg University, Austria

Atelier Visual Artists Professional Training Programme with Maeve Mulrennan, Athlone

The Atelier Visual Artists Professional Training Programme is a series of courses designed to address the needs of artists at a practical level. This installment of the programme is designed to inform artists about sourcing relevant funding streams, providing the practical tools of completing the budget section of grant applications and the opportunity to exchange information and ideas with their peers.

This series of workshops which focus on seeking support funding for artists through awards, bursaries and grants will be facilitated by Maeve Mulrennan. Maeve is the Head of Visual Art and Education in Galway Arts Centre since 2006. She also lectures in Education Policy and Visual Art as part of the MA in Arts Policy and practice in NUI Galway and teaches with the NODE Centre for Curatorial Studies in Berlin.

Workshop One: Introduction to funding streams for visual artists in Ireland
Date: 29 and 30 July
Cost: €15

Workshop Two: One day intensive Workshop on budgeting sections of grant applications
Date: 12 August
Cost: €7.50

Peer Critique: Artists are invited to participate in an exchange of information and ideas with their peers
Date: 09 September
Cost: Free

Location: Abbey Road Artists’ Studios, Athlone, Westmeath
Booking: info@luangallery.ie
Website: www.athloneartsandtourism.ie/

Lodestar Painting and Drawing Summer Course, Glenstal Abbey, Co. Limerick

Application deadline: 31 July

Lodestar | Ireland 2017 is an intensive 10-day residency of painting and drawing in the West of Ireland at the stunning Glenstal Abbey and Castle. Led by internationally recognised artists and critics from Europe and the US, students will be immersed in making, discussion and reflection combined with critical dialogue, structured around:

• Group Critiques
• Individual One-on-One Critiques
• Workshops/demonstrations
• Talks from Guest Artists
• Evening Events and Excursions to include Studio Visits, Museums, Galleries, Poetry, Music and Performance
• Showcase of Works-in-Progress and Closing Dinner

Lodestar offers an open and reflective environment for students to take the creative and radical departure artists must seek in order to thrive. What makes it interesting is that it’s non-judgmental–it’s a place where approval doesn’t need to be sought, and the willingness to fail is a triumph. Students will be working alongside internationally recognised artists who share in this spirit of generosity. They will be mentored on an individual basis, with access to all guest artists. A fluid and relaxed exchange between guest artists and students—based on rigorous engagement—is designed to support the development of a chosen body of work. The atmosphere is generous, however, the session is decidedly rigorous and rewarding.

Denis Farrell, Glenn Goldberg, Alice Maher, Michael David, Chuck Webster, Helen O’Leary, plus other special guests.

Dates: 13-25 August 2017
Times: Residential immersive painting/drawing intensive
Fee: €2,450
Location: Glenstal Abbey, Murroe, Co Limerick, Ireland
Website: www.lodestarschoolofart.com

Information session on new artist and writers’ social welfare pilot scheme, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork

Wednesday 19 July, 3pm

Triskel Arts Centre will organise and host an impartial advisory clinic with Maurice J Power, following the recent announcement of new arrangements related to artist and writers’ access to social welfare supports.

This one hour clinic is to help artists and writers navigate the new social welfare system. Those in attendance are encouraged to email questions in advance so that the speaker can tailor his presentation to deliver the most valuable information as prioritised by the audience.

MJ Power Accountants are an organisation who provide professional financial services to the arts sector, specialising in the areas of Chartered Certified Accountancy, Tax Advisors and are Registered Auditors.

Read press release published on www.welfare.ie

And detailed information on VAI website here: visualartists.ie/the-manual/the-financial-side/jobseeks-allowance/

This advice clinic is free to attend.

Deadline for questions is Monday 17 July
Please RSVP and send advanced questions to triskelchristchurch@triskelartscentre.ie

Summer Workshops at Burren College of Art, Co. Clare

Places still available for:

Working with Photographs – Digital Photography, Photoshop & Printing – Beginner Level with Robert Ellis
14 August 2017 to 18 August 2017

Painting the Burren in Impasto with Geraldine O’Riordan
21 August 2017 to 25 August 2017

How To Use Your Eyes with Prof. Timothy Emlyn Jones
21 August 2017 to 25 August 2017

Investigating identity: introduction to art therapy
by Catherine Phillips with input from Dr Áine Phillips
21 August 2017 to 25 August 2017

Working with Photographs – Digital Photography, Photoshop & Printing – Advanced Level
with Robert Ellis
21 August  2017 to 25 August  2017

Fee: €385-€420
Location: Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare
Booking: Visit www.burrencollege.ie/workshops or contact Julia Long at (0)65 7077200

EPIC Tour | Behind the Scenes at the Digital Museum, Dublin

22 July, 2pm

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is a brand new digital museum which showcases the use of engaging and interactive technologies to tell the story of the 10 million people who have left Ireland in search of a new life abroad.

As part of the Festival of Curiosity, we’d like to invite you to join our guide John Sterne, founder of the TechArchives project, specialists in capturing and conveying the story of Ireland’s relationship with technology, to discover some of the tricks of the digital museum trade which we use to bring the Irish emigrant story to life.

This tour is geared towards museum fans with an interest in new technologies, and the cost is the usual price of admission to EPIC.

Book here: eventbrite.ie/e/epic-tech-tour

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
Custom House Quay

Call for Membership Applications for Graphic Studio Dublin

The deadline is Friday 28 July, 4pm.

Graphic Studio Dublin invites applications for Membership, Open Access and Extended Access. A graduate rate, offered to recent graduates (last 2 years) is a 40% reduction of fees in any of the above forms of Access.

Graphic Studio Dublin facilitates the following print techniques: etching, lithography, linocut, drypoint, carborundum, woodblock, aquatint, photo etching, blind embossing, collography, letterpress and mezzotint. Technical assistance and education of artist members in the above printmaking techniques is core to our ethos. Artist members have access to subsidised studio facilities, training, and an opportunity to apply to have their work exhibited in Graphic Studio Gallery.

Applications are in writing and must include:
– a cover letter stating why the candidate wishes to join Graphic Studio Dublin,
– an up to date CV (including all relevant professional experience listed in chronological order)
– and an artist’s statement.
– Applications must be accompanied by a portfolio (no larger than A1 in size) containing a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 12 of the applicants best pieces of original print work (no photographs or discs please) any extra information regarding the prints submitted is welcome and encouraged (dates, inspiration, etc.).

The portfolio and documents MUST be dropped into the studio, Distillery House, Distillery Court, 537 North Circular Road, Dubin 1 before the above deadline. Partial submissions will not be accepted.

For more information and membership rates see: graphicstudiodublin-shop.squarespace.com/membership/

Deadline Reminder | Strategic Art Projects 2018, Wicklow County Council EMAILED

Application deadline: Friday 21 July, 5pm

Wicklow County Arts Office is seeking applications for funding from artists and arts organisations to collaboratively develop and deliver new projects of high quality and impact during 2018.

Wicklow Arts Office is particularly interested to hear from national resource organisations, individual curators and artist collectives who can propose projects which will nurture arts practice, connect, generate new perspectives and support a diversity of approach. This programme is open to individuals and organisations from all over Ireland across all arts disciplines. The Arts Office would particularly welcome applications in the areas of literature, film, dance, artist development, music and visual arts. The Arts Office is open to all imaginative projects and examples might include development of artist collectives, inter-regional collaborations and public participation initiatives. Applications are welcomed from artists and arts organisations where the support forms part of a wider budgetary framework and in such cases, applicants are asked to specify complementary sources of income which may contribute to the application.

The total amount of the fund available is subject to finalisation of the Council’s own funding for 2017 but is likely to be a maximum of €30,000 over each year of the two years of the programme. The Arts Office may fund up to four individual projects to a maximum of €15,000 as a result of this call.

Applications are assessed based on artistic merit, impact on arts practice, development and participation, quality of proposal, track record of applicant, financial and operational feasibility (with particular reference to likelihood or evidence of other necessary finance being available)

Applications and information are available online from the arts office here: www.wicklow.ie/artist-support-scheme-2018 or from this gmail address wicklowartsprojects2018@gmail.com

BEING HERE | Keith Wilson at Aras Inis Gluaire, Co. Mayo

15 July to 15 August

Áras inis Gluaire/Erris Arts Centre is proud to present a solo exhibition of paintings by one of Ireland’s most talented and genuine artists, Keith Wilson RUA, who is based in and inspired by the environs of North Mayo.

Entitled BEING HERE, this exhibition describes Keith’s concern with the natural world of his immediate environment, at home or away from Mayo. It highlights notions of stillness, awareness and how it can be important to return and look again.


Áras Inis Gluaire
Co. Mayo,
T: 097 81079
E: info@arasinisgluaire.ie
W: arasinisgluaire.ie

Explorations in Wood | Hugh Cummins at Olivier Cornet Gallery

11 to 28 July

Using hardwoods and fine wood veneers, Hugh Cummins creates a wide range of objects including finely finished boxes, stylish uplighters, delicate platters and sculptural vessels and forms. Hugh Cummins was born in Dun Laoghaire and after a number of years working and studying in London lives again in Dun Laoghaire. He progressed with his acquired traditional fine cabinet making skills to creating purely decorative objects. His designs have clean, flowing lines involving his own innovative construction processes that consistently challenge the range of possibilities of his materials. Woods that Hugh works with, such as Beech and Walnut, allow him to push the boundaries within which traditional wood working techniques were previously contained.

Hugh selects very carefully thin slices of wood, knife cut from a prepared log, and uses a sequence of these leaves in layers. Different species of wood conform in similar but very specific contours and Hugh’s creative process comes close to the limits of influence. The layering allows the artist to shape the wood using the inherent tensions in the grain and size of the cut sheets. The sequenced leaves can be compressed with formers made by Hugh and/or carefully shaped by hand while a glue vein sets creating one-off unique forms.

Olivier Cornet Gallery, 3 Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1
T: 087 288 7261
E: info@oliviercornetgallery.com
W: oliviercornetgallery.com

Presenting the Cultural Quarter | Kerry Guinan at A4 Sounds Gallery

20 to 23 July
Exhibition Opening Thursday 20 July, 7pm
Q+A with the Artist Saturday 22 July, 7pm – 8:30pm

‘Presenting the Cultural Quarter’ is an exhibition documenting a recent intervention into the Parnell Square Cultural Quarter by artist Kerry Guinan. Launched in 2013, the Parnell Square Square Cultural Quarter is a semi-private D.C.C. development which promises ‘renewal and growth’ in the area. In this exhibition the motives and implications of such a cultural strategy are subject to interrogation.

Guinan creates public interventions that challenge art’s complicity in neoliberal capitalism. Her work frustrates interpretation of fact from fiction by appropriating the aesthetics of institutional authority. She is the recent author of ‘The Impact and Instrumentalisation of Art in the Dublin Property Market’ and has developed a significant research practice in the intersections of art and property speculation.

Kerry Guinan is a recipient of the A4 Artist in Residence Programme 2017. The programme was established to offer selected artists the time, space, and facilities needed to develop their professional practice in a supportive environment, while furthering the mission of our studio through projects that focus on social and political issues relevant to Dorset Street and surrounding areas.


A4 Sounds
St Joseph’s Parade
off Upper Dorset Street
Dublin 1
E: hello@a4sounds.org
W: a4sounds.org