Daily Archives: August 9, 2017


FRAMEWERK Presents: I am Sitting in a Vault | Christopher Steenson, Constance Keane, Richard Bailie

12th August @ 7:30pm

On Saturday 12th August 2017, Framewerk art gallery presents an adaptation of Alvin Lucier’s seminal work I am Sitting in a Room to a live audience. Local sound artists Christopher Steenson and Richard Bailie have collaborated to adapt the piece for the unique setting of a bank vault. Titled I am Sitting in a Vault, the event will take place in the old Ulster Bank Building situated at 431 Newtonards Road, East Belfast. Musician Constance Keane will perform the piece on the night.

I am Sitting in a Vault will highlight how positive feedback systems are used to shape our everyday circumstances. Lucier’s original piece uses positive feedback loops as a compositional device. A performer narrates a text alone in a room while being audio recorded. This recording is then played back into the room and again recorded. This process is repeated over several iterations until the sound of the performer’s voice is overpowered by the resonant frequencies of the room; unveiling the inherent sonic architecture of the performance space to the listener, and transforming the performer’s voice into a time-evolving drone.

Systems of positive feedback are present in various aspects of everyday life. Existent in the principles of the free market, as well as in the mechanics of social media algorithms, feedback systems encourage the accumulation of excessive wealth and the storage of copious amounts of private data. In turn, this process increasingly hands power to a privileged few. By using the unique setting of bank to stage the performance, I am Sitting in a Vault will invite the audience to reflect on how endless accretion of money and data, and the feedback systems that underpin these atcivities, influence our socioeconomic world and the present hierarchies within it.

The performance will be held at 7:30pm on 12th August 2017 at 431 Newtonards Road, East Belfast. The event is free, but there is a suggested donation of £5 to help the artists cover costs.

431 Newtonards Road
Belfast
T: +44 7931 655155
E: framewerkbelfast@gmail.com
W: Facebook Event


Job Vacancy | Receptionist at RUA RED

Closing date for applications: Friday 18 August, midday.

An opportunity for a Full Time Receptionist (35 hours per week) is available to join the Rua Red team. This position will be offered on an initial 6 month contract and a probationary period of 3 months will be included.

RUA RED is run by South Dublin Arts Centre Company Ltd, who manage the space and run an ambitious programme of arts events, predominantly centred around the galleries. Our annual events programme includes regular film screenings, a varied selection of performances, exciting exhibitions in our galleries and a series of ongoing workshops and classes aimed at different age groups as well as plenty of drop in activities and events throughout each week.

The main duties of the Receptionist is to provide front line services to Rua Red visitors and customers and to provide administration support for hires and bookings. The post holder is responsible for ensuring that all creative tenants, visitors and customers to Rua Red are welcomed and that their enquiries and needs are met courteously, efficiently and effectively.

Salary: €20000 per annum
Holidays: 20 days per year pro – rata

Please send a current CV and brief cover letter to opportunities@ruared.ie please enter ‘Receptionist’ into the subject of the email.

Interviews will take place the week commencing 28th August 2017

For full job description and requirements see: ruared.ie/about/opportunities


Job Vacancy | Project Manager for Riverbank Arts Centre Capital Development Project 2018/19

Application deadline: Wednesday 23 August, 12noon

Riverbank Arts Centre CLG require an experienced project manager to lead the capital redevelopment of facilities at the centre in the initial period. The successful project manager will need to demonstrate skills in the area of capital development/ technical/ engineering/ project management/ interagency projects. The project manager services are an administrative role, for a 3 month period, which may be extended.

Expressions of interest, including supporting material, CVs and 2 referees should be made, in writing, to capital@riverbank.ie.

It is expected that applicants will have been actively involved with projects of a similar scale in the last 5 years. This should be specified in the expression of interest. Expected daily rates of remuneration should also be outlined.

For full job description and requirements see: www.riverbank.ie/project-manager-required-riverbank


​Job Vacancy | Artistic Director at Sample-Studios

​Deadline for applications: Wednesday 16 August, 5pm

Sample-Studios CLG is seeking a dynamic and creative individual for the position of Artistic Director position. We are looking for an energetic, passionate, flexible individual to both represent the company and manage its inner workings effectively. Candidates should express an ability to build successful strong relationships with its more than 50 members, along with developing existing and new partnerships with stakeholders.

Reporting to the volunteer Board of Directors, and working collegially with the management team, the Artistic Director is a senior position with responsibility for the efficient management of all aspects of the company. Specifically, the Artistic Director will be responsible for the management of administration of services in line with the requirements of the company. The Artistic Director shall enact policy decided at board level and have the ability to make executive decisions on matters arising during the day to day running of the studios. The board of directors may defer responsibility to the Artistic Directors when they see fit to do so.

The successful candidate will have access to all work facilities, studios, etc. for the development of their own artistic practice should they require it.

Place of Work: Sample-Studios, John F Connolly Road, Churchfield, Cork, Ireland
Salary: €12 per hour / 2 days per week / 72 hours per month
Duration: Fixed Term Contract
Hours of Work: To be decided upon commencement

For full job description and requirements see: www.sample-studios.com/jobs–internships.html


Open Call | The Islands Arts Writing Residency, Canada

Deadline: 20 August

Art Metropole and Fogo Island Arts are seeking applications for The Islands, a two-part residency that aims to encourage arts writing and criticism in contemporary art. Open to international applicants, The Islands will take place on Fogo Island and at Artscape Gibraltar Point on Toronto Island, Canada, from November 1 to December 15, 2017.

The Islands invites emerging and established arts writers and artists with a writing practice to think about writing, remoteness, isolation and time across two unique locations. The successful candidate will spend a month on Fogo Island as part of Fogo Island Arts’ residency program, followed by two weeks on Toronto Island at Artscape Gibraltar Point. The project will culminate in a small publication funded, published, and distributed by Art Metropole.

Arts writing practices may range in structure, content, and medium, addressing various forms and disciplines that may include poetry, art criticism, and experimental writing, and periodical production (journals, art books, magazines).

Applications should directly consider the role of writing and criticism in contemporary art, and take into consideration the unique circumstances of the residencies.

To be eligible for consideration, candidates must:

• Have published a minimum of two arts writing texts or critical essays on contemporary art
• Hold a valid driver’s license, and be responsible for acquiring the necessary visa if coming from a foreign country

The successful candidate will be required to give a public presentation on Fogo Island and at Artscape Gibraltar Point, and to present their work at Art Metropole, Toronto.

The successful candidate will be provided with private accommodation and studio space on both Fogo and Toronto islands, as well as a weekly stipend to offset the costs of materials and day-to-day living expenses. Travel expenses are also covered.

For more information and application details: artmetropole.com/events/the-islands-fall-winter


Dublin Fringe Festival Seeking Volunteer Ambassadors

Deadline for completed applications is Monday 21 August, 5pm.

Fringe Festival invite applications from people interested in becoming one of the festivals official messers, deep-thinkers, leaders and volunteer ambassadors.

How To Become A Volunteer ‘FRINGEr’ This Festival
Simply complete the Volunteers application here /bit.ly/2tJFaMY and email it back to Mama FRINGE to be included in our Recruitment Day invite.

Any questions, comments or queries please do not hesitate to contact this years Volunteer Mama at volunteers@fringefest.com

So still not sure that you want to commit – why not come along to the Open Recruitment Call on Saturday 19 August at 14:00 in Studio 2 at FRINGE Lab.
www.fringefest.com/become-a-fringe-volunteer-in-2017


Papier Mache Workshop with Tom Campbell at Berckley Gallery, Co. Kilkenny

This is a full day intensive workshop where you will learn techniques to make a solid sculpture using newspaper and card.Tom has worked for years in papier mache and facilitated ‘The Dog Project’ where over 100 dogs were made (you can make a dog).

All materials will be provided. Participants are asked to bring images of the idea or object or animal they wish to make.and newspaper if they have them and pliers.

This workshop will accompany Tom Campbell’s exhibition in The Mill.

Dates: Sunday the 20th of August
Times: 10-6pm
Fee: €50, some concessions are available.
Location: Berckley Gallery, Canises Mill, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny
Booking: 087 6102142 or tomartyc@gmail.com
Website: www.TomCampbellArt.com


Artist Talk | Alice Maher at Beaulieu House, Drogheda

Saturday 12 August

Following many years developing a proposal to deliver a dedicated visual art space for the Irish north-east region, Highlanes Municipal Art Gallery, Drogheda, opened for cultural business on October 4, 2006.

As part of the gallery’s programme of exciting events to celebrate its 10th birthday, it has teamed up with Culture Vultures, a multi-strand contemporary salon-style event curated/presented by Irish Times arts writer/critic, Tony Clayton-Lea to present a very special evening at the magnificent Beaulieu House, Drogheda, Co Louth.

Take a look at the three artists in action, beginning with Alice Maher’s video animation The Music of Things (The Double) from 2009, followed by poet, Colm Keegan performance at the Glór Sessions, and ending with Marlene Enright’s Alchemy from 2016.

Highlanes Gallery ‘Summer Holiday’ Culture Vultures line-up, hosted by Tony Clayton-Lea, features acclaimed spoken word poet, Colm Keegan, West Cork born singer-songwriter, Marlene Enright, and a special public interview one of Ireland’s most respected and influential artists, Alice Maher.

Tickets: €25 (including glass of wine and return bus*) from Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda to Beaulieu House.
Booking is open here: www.eventbrite.ie/e/culture-vultures-highlanes-gallery


Funding | Rosy James Memorial Trust Award 2017

Applications are now open and will close at 4pm on Friday 22 September 2017.

Administered by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, the Rosy James Memorial Trust Award, worth £15,000, is now welcoming applications. This unique bursary aims to assist craft makers to develop their careers by creating a new body of work which would otherwise have been unattainable without the funding award.

Established in 2014, the Award came about thanks to the generosity of Rosemary James (Rosy), a local pioneer and patron of the arts. Originally from Belfast, Rosy had a lifelong commitment to the arts and following her death in 2010, bequeathed over £500,000 to help artists and craft makers pursue their careers.

Previous recipients of the prestigious award include glass artist, Scott Benefield (2015) and silversmiths, Stuart Cairns (2014) and Cara Murphy (2016).

Who Can Apply?

  • Makers steeped in practice using materials singly or in combination in all types of working practice, who have made a contribution to artistic activities in Northern Ireland for a minimum period of one year within the last five years.
  • Professionally engaged makers.

For information on how to apply visit: www.artscouncil-ni.org


Open Call | Images Need Apply, Belfast Print Workshop Exhibition Opportunity

Application deadline: 15 August, 4pm

In partnership with the Belfast Print Workshop (BPW) and to celebrate their 40th Anniversary in 2017, Craft NI is now accepting submissions for works to be presented in a unique, joint exhibition – ‘Images Need Apply’ focusing on contemporary applied craft that makes use of printing processes.

Printmaking is the practice of creating images, generally from a single original surface. Typically pints are produced on paper but modern techniques have seen them transfer onto a diverse range of surfaces and be incorporated into various art and design practices.

BPW are offering selected artists one full-day of access to their studio facilities and technical support to produce complimentary or related prints to their application. In addition there will be a materials budget of £100 per artist jointly provided by BPW and Craft NI to support the creation of new work.

BPW are interested in showcasing the interaction of image with object and depending on selection the final exhibition will combine 3D/material objects, original prints and digital replications of artists’ imagery. Craft NI will work personally with selected artists to finalise specifics of the show.

The exhibition will be shown in the Craft NI exhibition space and around Cotton Court building, opening for Culture Night 2017 and will remain on show for 1 week.

BPW invite makers to submit between 1 and 3 existing works and/or proposals for new or partially new work. (If selected new work must be finished to exhibition standard in advance of the opening). The work should combine a ‘3D/material object’ in any medium with applied imagery that references a printing process. If successful the artist will be notified which piece(s) have been accepted for exhibit.

For more information and application details see: www.craftni.org/opportunity-details/call-culture-night


Funded Residency | Saari Residence 2018, Finland

Application deadline: 15 August

The Saari Residence, maintained by Kone Foundation, is a residence located in Mynämäki, Southwest Finland, for artists of all disciplines and nationalities.

The Saari Residence offers artists a peaceful working environment in the historical and scenic surroundings of an old, rural manor house, as well as excellent opportunities for interaction with other residents.

Residencies are available to individual artists working in various artistic fields; translators, curators and critics; and artistic groups (working groups and organisations with a business ID) of all disciplines. It is open to all nationalities.

Residency places are intended for artistic work. Priority is given to fresh, multidisciplinary, marginal, or non-mainstream themes and fields of art. Applicants must present in their application a project proposal or a work plan for their residency.

A two-month individual residency includes accommodation, workspace, and a monthly grant. The grant is awarded to cover living and travel expenses.

Individual residency grant classification:

Grant 1: beginning of career €2,400 /month
Grant 2: mid-career €2,800 /month
Grant 3: experienced artist €3,500 /month.

Groups may apply for support for travel and living costs if their residency is of a shorter duration (2–4 weeks).

For more information and application details: www.koneensaatio.fi/en/tuemme/residency-applicants/


Funding | Creative Ireland South Dublin Awards 2017

Closing Date for receipt of completed applications: 1 September, 1pm

The Creative Ireland South Dublin Awards 2017 support community engagement, participation, and creative development across arts, culture and heritage in South Dublin County.

These awards will be delivered using the Creative Ireland funds allocated to South Dublin County Council under Pillar Two of the Creative Ireland Programme for 2017 – Enabling Creativity in Every Community.

Creative Ireland is the Government’s Legacy Programme for Ireland 2016 – a five-year initiative, from 2017 to 2022, which places creativity at the centre of public policy

1. Artist and Creatives – Collaborative Practice Award
This 2017 initiative seeks to support an artist or creative in any discipline in their collaborative practice. The successful proposal will have both a professional development element and a community element to it. It will engage with one of the cultural venues or organisations in the county and may have access to mentoring opportunities by these venues and organisations. The amount of the award is €15,000.

2. Emerging Artists and Creatives – Group/Collective Incubation Award
The intention of this award is to support collectives/groups of emerging young artists and creatives in any discipline, to develop their practice and to promote their presence as a creative and distinctive voice in the County. The amount of the award is €5000.

All Projects must be initiated in 2017 and completed before March 31st 2018.
For further information email: hedwards@sdublincoco.ie

Application forms are available on: www.sdcc.ie/services/arts/arts-grants-and-bursary-awards

Completed applications should be sent to: hedwards@sdublincoco.ie


Intermediate Digital Photography Course with Kate Nolan at BLOCK T Studios, Dublin 8

Intermediate Digital Photography, a 6 week course with photographer Kate Nolan.

Learn how to build on the camera skills you already have to make more creative, imaginative images. Over 6 weeks you will work on a photographic project that will help you combine your imagination with newly learnt technical skills, creating a visual narrative that will showcase your new skillset.

Week 1 – Intro to photography: Overview of art photography // Review of technical elements
Week 2 – Photo Project: Introduction to various photographic projects // Discuss ideas for project
Week 3 – Composition: Breaking down an image into parts // Feedback on photo project and images
Week 4 – Light: Show different lighting techniques // How to work with natural light and flash
Week 5 – Review techniques: Achieving correct exposure through shutter speed, aperture and ISO // Feedback on photo project and images
Week 6 – Outcome and review: Review technical and creative skills learned over the previous weeks // Discuss project created over 6 weeks // Show outcomes for work; exhibition, book, instillations

Dates: Starts Tuesday, August 22nd
Times: 19:00 – 21:00
Fee: €100
Location: BLOCK T Studios, Dublin 8
Booking: www.eventbrite.ie/e/intermediate-digital-photography


Stop Motion Animation, Foam and Latex Puppet Building Workshop at TBG+S

This is a 2 day workshop where you will learn how to:

  • Build detailed wire armature.
  • Design and create a stop-motion puppet from liquid latex.
  • Design and learn how to paint onto latex and colour your puppet.
  • Learn how to create small rigs for your puppet which will enable them to run and jump.
  • Animate your puppet.

This is a great weekend workshop for anyone wanting to learn how to create a more advanced puppet that can be easily animated as well as learning skills of designing and creating clothes specifically for animation puppets which can be used time and again.

All equipment and materials are included, no need to bring anything. This workshop is very hands on with each participant benefiting from one to one tuition throughout the weekend. You will leave with a complete professional puppet as well as a short clip of your animated puppet and the skills to create more puppets for future animations.

Dates: 19 and 20 August
Times: 10-5
Fee: €150 – €170
Location: Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, 5 – 9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Booking: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/2-day-liquid-latex-puppet
Website: www.control-art-delete.com/booking/


Funding | Arts Council Visual Arts Workspace Scheme 2018

Application deadline: Thursday 12 October, 5.30pm

The Arts Council invites applications for grants of up to a maximum of €40,000 towards the cost of running visual artists’ workspaces for 2018. The Visual Arts Workspace Scheme is for the calendar year 2018. This scheme is open to all visual artists’ workspaces in the Republic of Ireland (except those currently in receipt of Annual Funding or those who wish to apply for Strategic Funding 2018 grants from the Arts Council).

The scheme is administered by Visual Artists Ireland on behalf of the Arts Council.

Only applications made through the online system will be considered.
Access the form online from 14 August.
Access the form here: www.tfaforms.com/448480

Read the guidelines carefully and use the checklists and examples when preparing your application. Confirmation that you have done so is contained in the final declarations that you will sign at the end of the application process.
Access the guidelines here: WORKSPACE SCHEME GUIDELINES 2018

Who is eligible to apply?

• Applications from groups/collectives of visual artists and/or workspaces for professional visual artists;
• The scheme is open to workspaces/studios/collectives that accommodate at least four visual artists working on site;
• Artists working on site must be professional visual artists;
• Groups / collectives must be located in the Republic of Ireland.

Who is not eligible to apply?

• Individual artists;
• Organisations that have applied to Strategic Funding for 2018 from the Arts Council;
• Groups with fewer than four working artists on site;
• Groups who do not yet have an established workspace. This application may not be used for set up costs.

All queries regarding this application should be directed to:
Bernadette Beecher
T: (01)672 9488
E: info@visualartists.ie

To view a list of last years Workspace Scheme decisions see: visualartists.ie/visual-artists-work-space-scheme-decisions-2017/


Photogram Workshop with Brian Cregan, Kells, Co. Kilkenny

Taking inspiration from plant hunters, botanists and early photographic pioneers, this workshop will involve participants creating their own photogram artworks. This is a camera-less process that involves capturing the shadow of their composition on photographic paper.

You can bring along small objects and photographic negatives that can be combined with gathered flowers from the area around the Mill, to create your own unique photogram.

This photographic technique is a fun, educational tool that enables engagement with the local environment and your own identity without the need for a darkroom or chemicals. As we move into the digital age the workshop also give participants a chance to reflect on some of the technologies that have preceded this digital revolution.

Dates: 27th August 2017
Times: 2pm – 3.30pm
Fee: €10 / €15
Location: Mullins Mill, Kells, Co. Kilkenny
Booking: www.eventbrite.ie/e/photogram-workshop
Website: www.themarketkitchen.org/


Bookbinding Workshop with Read That Image, Co. Kilkenny

During this workshop run by Read That Image, participants will be taught two book binding techniques: the Singer stitch and Japanese stab binding.

Making use of these techniques, you will create your very own handmade notebooks. Participants will have a choice of different card stocks and coloured threads to make their books truly one of a kind.

Suitable for complete beginners, from artists to zinesters to journal keepers and scribblers.

Price includes all binding materials.

Dates: 25th August 2017
Times: 1.30pm – 4.30pm
Fee: €35
Location: Mullins Mill, Kells, Co. Kilkenny
Booking: eventbrite.ie/e/stitching-sessions
Website: themarketkitchen.org/book-binding-workshop-with-read-that-image www.readthatimage.org


Lost Wax Casting in Glass Course at Schoolhouse Glass, Co. Down

In this weekend workshop you will create a piece of three dimensional cast glass. On the first day you will make a shape with wax which you wish to recreate in glass. During the next day we will cast up and steam out the wax and prepare the mould for firing. On the third day, after firing, the mould will be broken away (divested) and you will have time to cold work your piece. Each stage of this process will be discussed and explained. Some experience with glass would be preferable, though not essential.

Lunch and refreshments provided each day. Class numbers limited to 4 persons.

Dates: Saturday 16th, 17th and 23rd of September
Times: 10am-4pm
Fee: £300
Location: Schoolhouse Glass, 36 Comber Street, Saintfield, Co Down, BT24 7AZ
Booking: schoolhouseglass.wordpress.com/


Job Vacancy | Driver/Technician at Irish Art Courier

A position has arisen for a full time driver/technician to join our team of art installers, technicians and transporters. Irish Art Services is the leading company in Ireland for Installation and Transport of Art and Sculpture.

Job is full time and permanent. Duties would include weekly travel around Ireland and UK. Every month we do a European tour covering London, Brussels, Berlin, Paris etc. Work is varied, interesting and demanding.

You will be working alone and as part of a tight knit team.

Problem solving and working on own initiative is part of the job.

Driving experience is essential, a truck licence is a distinct advantage.

Apply in writing only to info@irishartservices.com

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