Daily Archives: July 20, 2017


Studio Available at Pallas Projects/Studios, Dublin

Pallas Projects/Studios, 115–117 The Coombe, Dublin 8

Pallas Projects/Studios (since 1996) provides a dynamic and nuturing working environment, based in a converted school building located at the bottom of Francis Street, Dublin 8, just minutes walk from the National College of Art and Design, Christchurch and the city centre. We offer excellent, affordable spaces to both established and emerging Dublin-based artists working in the contemporary visual arts, for periods from 6 months to 3 years.

The studios feature: 24 hour access, off-street location with large communal outdoor area, secure and alarmed, large sash windows with excellent natural light in all studios, high-speed broadband, kitchen facilities, new wiring, and eco-friendly heating and lighting system. Studio members are featured on the PP/S website, which also features current and archived projects from our internationally recognised programme. Studio members can also avail of subsidised access to our project space.

How to apply: Please email using the subject line: ‘Expression of interest–Studios’ and include your full name, contact phone, your CV, a 1-page statement/biog, with a maximum of 6 images in PDF or word document format. info@pallasprojects.org
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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


Thrive School with Clare Mulvany at The Fumbally Stables

Thrive School is for creative and social entrepreneurs, freelancers, makers and doers who want to take their vision, business or project to the next level. It is about supporting people with the skills and confidence to take a leap and sustain momentum. It is hosted by Clare Mulvany- learning designer, author and serial social entrepreneur.

After 4 months participants will have visioned, prototyped and pitched new projects;  learned new communication skills, and developed a fresh network of fellow dreams and doers. Thrive School is a dynamic, co-created learning environment, filled with compassion, fun and learning which can be carried onwards.

Each programme includes over 32 hours of direct support, plus online materials.

• Two Full Days learning gatherings
• Four monthly evening workshops
• Online Learning Resources and Support
• Accountability and Support structure
• PLUS: a 1-1 Personal Coaching Session with Clare

Dates: Starts 9th September, and runs for 4 months.
Fee: €700
Location: Fumbally Stables, Dublin 8
Booking: Apply online by Aug 29th
Website: www.claremulvany.ie/thrive-school-core/


Time is not a line | Elaine Grainger and Michele Hetherington at Pallas Project/ Studios

26 to 29 July

‘Time is not a line’ an exhibition of works by visual artists Elaine Grainger and Michele Hetherington both currently studying for their Masters in Fine Art at NCAD.

Text accompanying exhibition by Danny Felix Kelly

The idea for this exhibition has materialised through a continuous dialogue on the areas of convergence within their practices. Both artists approach the subject of place and time through line. Hetherington attempts to extend the ephemeral moments by stretching out and looping real lived time. Grainger creates work exploring the atmosphere of our present where repetition can be seen as a sign of boredom but that it can also be a moment of bliss. The exhibition proposes to make visible this shared fascination; that the line is a series of now points. The artists see their work as individual moments in time, but when presented accumulatively it transforms into one vast singular continuum.

The artists work across a range of media including painting, photography, installed sound/ video and sculptural work. This exhibition seeks to explore the parallels that bind the pursuits of both artists.

Pallas Projects/Studios, 115–117 The Coombe, Dublin 8
T: (01) 856 1404
E: info@pallasprojects.org
W: pallasprojects.org


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