Daily Archives: July 20, 2017


Profile Your Public Art in the Visual Artists’ News Sheet September/October Issue

Deadline: 4 August

If you have recently been involved in a public commission, percent for art project, socially engaged project or any other form of ‘art outside the gallery’ we would like you to email us the information for publication in the the next issue of the Visual Artists News Sheet.
Send images (3-4MB in size) and a short text (no more than around 300 words) in the following format:

* Artist’s name
* Title of work
* Commissioning body
* Date advertised
* Date sited / carried out
* Budget
* Commission type
* Project Partners
* Brief description of the work

Work must have been undertaken in the last 6 months.

Send your info to Production Editor Chris Steenson at: chris@visualartists.ie


RUA RED announce partnership and exhibition series with a/political

Rua Red has announced a major partnership with a/political. Over the next year, a series of exhibitions will see many of the contemporary art world’s foremost socially and politically engaged artists respond to the unique context of South Dublin County. The partnership will mark the beginning of the new programme at Rua Red, under the Directorship of Maolíosa Boyle.

a/political collaborates with artists on projects previously thought unrealisable due to their scale, logistics or uncompromising subject matter. For the inaugrual exhibition, opening this Autumn, Rua Red will host the first public presentation of works from the a/political collection, curated by the pioneering performance artist Franko B. The exhibition will include key works from artists such as Barbara Kruger, Kendell Geers, Gustav Metzger and Santiago Sierra, on display in Ireland for the first time.

Rua Red serves a dynamic, multicultural and predominantly young population; an exciting space to draw out dialogues between some of the most engaging artists operating today and our communities, many of whom are unlikely to encounter these works in another context. Through this partnership, we will bring challenging, engaging and thought provoking contemporary art that reflects the concerns and the everyday realities of the audiences we serve.

“Our programme will be distinct as it will engage full-force with real and sometimes raw issues that affect people locally, nationally and internationally. Our education programme will also reflect the organisations interests with place, politics and people through a challenging programme of events, workshops, screenings and performances that will enable audiences and visitors to engage with the exhibitions through the mediums of film, music, dance, theatre and visual art.”
 – Maoliosa Boyle, Rua Red, Director

RUA RED, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, Dublin 24.
T: 01 451 5860
E: info@ruared.ie
W:ruared.ie


Open Call | JOINT EFFORT II, Lubbock, Texas

Application deadline: 1 August

Expanded Draught is now accepting entries for their second annual international juried collaborative art exhibition JOINT EFFORT II, which will focus on collaborative video art. Expanded Draught invites other artistic collaborators – collaborative groups, collectives, art-making duos and the alike – to apply for this unique exhibition highlighting the art of collaboration through the lens of video.

JOINT EFFORT II to be held at Charles Adams Studio Project in Studio D on Friday, September 1, 2017. This exhibition will be a stop on the First Friday Art Trail in Lubbock, TX that brings in up to 4,000 visitors per month.

Contemporary and innovative works created with two or more artists in collaboration are welcome to apply. JOINT EFFORT II is open to all artists 18 years and over working in video, short film and video documented performance. All work submitted must be original, completed in the last three years and not previously exhibited in Lubbock, TX or in conjunction with an Expanded Draught projects.

Applications should include:
Links to YouTube, Vimeo, or other online video sharing site of up to 3 entries Or compressed video attachments of up to 3 entries Video List with name of collective, title of work, medium, size, date

Email application to expandeddraughtcalls@gmail.com
Artists/collaborators should understand that shipping and any associated fees are the responsibility of the artist/collaborative group.

For more information visit: expandeddraught.com