Daily Archives: August 4, 2017

Professional Development Opportunities for Art Technicians

Deadline for Applications: Friday 18 August, 5pm

EVA International have partnered with CCA Derry~Londonderry to offer free technical training to people interested in working in art installation. The project is supported by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs with the aim of improving technical skills and resources for art institutions across the island of Ireland. Two sets of courses for prospective and professional visual art technicians will take place in Derry and Limerick.

An introductory technical training programme will take place in Limerick and an advanced art handling programme will be delivered in Derry. Each course will be delivered over two days with the introductory course taking place mid-September in Limerick in various locations, and the advanced course end October at CCA Derry~Londonderry. Both courses are subsidised and there will be no fee for participants, but places are limited.

The introductory programme will be delivered by Aidan Kelleher, EVA International’s Production Manager, and will cover health and safety, space preparation, art handling, visual art installation, and audiovisual installation.

The advanced programme will be delivered by John Bracken, Director, Patina Art Collection Care and Art Handling course leader from West Dean College. It will emphasise advanced manual handling, packing for transit, unpacking, hanging techniques and problem solving.

There are 10 places available on the introductory programme in Limerick, of which 5 participants can avail of a travel and accommodation stipend to take part in the advanced course in Derry.

To apply for the introductory course, please send a CV and brief cover letter to info@eva.ie explaining your interest in and suitability for the course, and whether you would like to be considered to take part in the advanced course as well.

Applicants from or based in Northern Ireland can apply for the advanced course with a CV and brief cover letter outlining your interest in and suitability for the course to info@cca-derry-londonderry.org.

For more information see: www.eva.ie/jobs

TRANSFORMANCE at Shankill Castle Arts Festival 2017, Co. Kilkenny

14 to 20 August

TRANSFORMANCE is the Shankill Castle Arts Festival about the fluidity and transformation that comes from, not only the creative process, but also from the artists’ themselves, their world around them, how they depict it and how they capture these continuous changes. These transformations are akin to life long performances; transformances.

As well as displaying her recent works, Elizabeth Cope invites other artists to exhibit along side her. This year sees the 25th year of Shankill Castle hosting an exhibition during the Kilkenny Arts Festival. The exhibition offers attendees a unique cultural experience set in the Kilkenny countryside.

Over the days of the Exhibition Phoebe Cope will be leading a Drawing Marathon and Art Workshop. She will be coaching participants in their own work and also producing a series of drawings for immediate display in the exhibition, a fast and fresh exhibition where she will be immediately impacted by her surroundings. You can join in by booking at www.shankillcastle.com/shop.

Australian artist Rachael Wellisch came to Shankill Castle as part of the artists’ residency programme last May. Her work predominantly focuses on the transition of base matter to cultural object using natural materials.

Clare Ormerod is based at Huntington Castle, Co. Carlow. Originally from London, Ormerod has witnessed the transgression in her own work style and genre over the years. Her works resemble nature, yet are constantly evolving within a bigger network of connections. Reuben Cope is exhibiting more of his thought provoking installations that turn everyday things into objects of compelling intrigue and engagement.


Curators Choice | Emily Robards at The Hunt Museum

1 to 31 August

Emily Robards is a visual artist, surreal poet, practicing hermit and country mouse. She works with the themes of home, nature, love, and the self.

Her practice links together the spiritual and natural world, with an underlining narrative of innocence and the uncanny; It is concept and process driven with symbolic emphasis.

The work arises from the self, drawing from the past, while trying to take control of the present. Robards is inspired by the primitive and sees beauty in the broken.

Born in County Limerick, Robards graduated in 2014, from Limerick School of Art and Design (LSAD) where she studied Fine Art Printmaking and Contemporary Practice (BA Hons).

The Hunt Museum, The Custom House, Rutland Street, Limerick
T:+353 (0)61 312 833
E: info@huntmuseum.com
W: huntmuseum.com

Job Vacancy | Animator/Illustrator at National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Virginia, USA

Application deadline: Tuesday 5 September

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (Charlottesville, Virginia, USA)  is actively recruiting an Animator/ Illustrator for the Education and Public Outreach (EPO) team at Observatory Headquarters in Charlottesville, VA. EPO is the Observatory-wide function designing and delivering accessible and engaging radio astronomy programs and products for the general public, K-12 students, formal and informal educators.

Position Summary

The EPO Animator/Illustrator Leads develops and delivers animation and/or illustration projects in collaboration with subject matter experts and other members of the EPO team. The successful candidate will use scientifically informed observation, combined with technical and aesthetic skills to accurately portray subjects to support EPO products such as public website, press releases, public exhibits, and K-12 STEM educational programs. The incumbent will use independent judgment and creativity to create specialized, informative and engaging visual content in collaboration with scientists, engineers, and other members of the EPO staff.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Illustrative duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Creates 3D/2D animations and motion sequences depicting natural phenomena or illustrating processes, using illustration, animation, and compositing tools.
  • Creates illustrations, informative graphics, scientific visualization via a range of media and techniques
  • Creates educational video products.
  • Supports story development through the creation of storyboards.
  • Renders/Outputs versions of animations and/or illustrations in formats needed by the various distribution channels employed by the observatory’s EPO effort.
  • Responsible for development and upkeep of effective processes for archiving and cataloging of completed projects.
  • Pro-active compliance with NRAO and government safety policies and procedures in own work area is expected.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

For more information and to apply online: jobs.jobvite.com/

Heather Humphreys announces funding of almost €750,000 for voluntary arts organisations nationwide

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht announces capital funding of more than €745,000 for voluntary arts organisations nationwide

The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD, has announced funding of almost €750,000 for more than 60 local arts organisations around the country. The funding is being made available under Stream 3 of the Arts and Culture Capital Scheme 2016-2018. Earlier this year, Minister Humphreys announced funding of over €9 million under Stream 1 and 2 of the Scheme.

The maximum grant being awarded under this round of funding is €20,000.

Some of the visual arts organisations that received funding in this round include:
Eigse Carlow Arts Festival (13,228), Sirius Arts Centre (5,054), Triskel Arts Centre (11,960), Graphic Studio Dublin (14,763), Arts & Disability Ireland (6,932), Black Church Print Studio (20,000), Galway Arts Centre (17,172), Ormston House (12,510), South Tipperary Arts Centre (8,261), Helium Arts (14,000).

To view the full list see: www.chg.gov.ie/arts/

To the Sea | Patrick Cashin at The Gallery Kinsale

4 to 14 August

The Gallery Kinsale is pleased to present “To the Sea”, a series of oil paintings by gallery artist Patrick Cashin.

Best known for his work based on the coast and the sea , Patrick was born in New York in 1965 to Irish parents , returning to Ireland aged seven , where he was raised and now lives in Cork , Ireland .

Since becoming a full-time artist in 1996 , Patrick’s work has been featured in seventeen solo and numerous group exhibitions in Ireland , Europe and the United States.

The Gallery Kinsale
57 Main Street
Kinsale, Co. Cork
T: 086 844 8589
W: thegallerykinsale.com

Open Studio | Bernadette Kiely at Kilkenny Arts Festival 2017

13 to 20 August

Bernadette Kiely opens her studio at The Quay, Thomastown, County Kilkenny for the duration of Kilkenny Arts Festival 2017.

Displaying works relating to themes of transience, memory, perception, the passage of time and the concept of land as a precious and fragile resource, she poses the question that if there is a picture of the future in life and art, where and what might it be?

Her references include her own photographic practice, topographical paintings and drawings of historical landscapes – and maps and places as sites of memory related to her family history. Her oil paintings and charcoal and water drawings depicting shifting weather patterns such as flooding, mists and fog which alter and distort familiar landscapes and our experience of vision.