Daily Archives: August 22, 2017


VAI Workshop | Working with Digital Images with Tim Durham | 9 September

VAI in partnership with Tipperary County Council and Damer House Gallery

This day-long workshop is about the processes of preparing and storing digital image files (most often photographs). The session will present best practice in relation to Photoshop, Apple’s Photos and Media Pro software packages. These three packages are used for demonstration purposes only. If you use another software package the principles learnt on one package will cross over to another. This workshop will cover the when, why and how of preparing digital image files looking at two distinct areas: file formatting and file storage/cataloguing. Time will also be given to the calibration of computer screens.

Participants wishing to attend should have some basic familiarity with creating, saving and finding files on their pc or Apple computer, and preparing images for attachment to emails, etc. Participants may, if they wish, bring a laptop to this event.

For more information see: visualartists.ie/working-with-digital-images-with-tim-durham

Location: Damer House
Castle Street, Roscrea
Roscrea County Tipperary


VAI Workshop | Public Art I – Cross Artform Commissions from Ambition to Realisation

6 September, 10.30am to 2pm

The first of two sessions focusing on Public Art Commissioning this event coincides with INFRASTRUCTURE the Fingal County Council Open Call for artists to make artworks and art projects through the County’s Per Cent for Art funded commission programme 2017 – 2021. Through Infrastructure, Fingal County Council will actively bring contemporary art directly into everyday life, and into the urban, coastal and rural communities in Fingal.

This mini seminar aims to highlight different approaches to public art commissioning with reflections from commissioners and artists working in visual and other artforms.

Speakers include: Caroline Cowley, Public Arts Officer, Fingal County Council; artist Garrett Phelan and others to be confirmed.

For more information see: visualartists.ie/public-art-i-cross-artform-commissions-from-ambition-to-realisation

Location: Malahide Castle Visitors Centre, Malahide, Co. Dublin


VAI Workshop | Documenting Your Work with Tim Durham | 1 September

Friday 1 September, 10am to 5pm

Artists often struggle to photograph their own work or spend scarce money paying someone else to do it for them. But with some basic guidelines and practice, artists are, for the majority of purposes well able to photograph their own paintings, drawings, etc with the digital compact or SLR camera that they already own. This session is about getting the very best quality results from the equipment you have.

For most of the situations in which you present images of your work whether: submitting proposals, portfolios of work for submission to galleries, websites, catalogues, press releases for magazines and newspapers, this workshop will assist you in a methodical step-by-step process to obtain the best possible results with your digital compact camera or digital SLR.

Perhaps you may still need to employ a professional photographer for producing coffee table books and limited edition prints. But having undertaken this workshop you will have a better understanding of the process and potential pitfalls, and be able to communicate knowledgeably with a photographer. The course will cover, exposure, ISO, white balance, apertures, depth of field, jpg and raw quality, resolution of images, tripod use and much more.

Location: Visual Artists Ireland, Windmill View House, 4 Oliver Bond St, Dublin 8.

Click here for more information and to book online: visualartists.ie/documenting-your-work


Open Call | FiLiA (Feminism in London) Conference Exhibition

Application deadline: Sunday 27 August, midnight

Call for artists and filmmakers for an exhibition that will be part of the FiLiA (Feminism in London) Conference at the Institute of Education, London, October 14-15th. We are looking for films and videos for a screening but we will also consider other works and performances to be part of a small curated exhibition.

It is our intention that the exhibition will begin to break down the hegemony of class and privilege in artwork about women’s experiences. We want to provide a space for women artists who feel their stories are not adequately told.

We hope that the exhibition will explore how “Class becomes internalised as an intimate form of subjectivity, experienced as knowledge of always not being ‘right’.” (Skeggs, 1997) and how “Legitimate (middle class) selves and lives are still constructed from privilege and validated at the expense of others” (Gilles, 2007: 23)

There will also be a reading and discussion group planned during the exhibition which you are also invited to submit ideas to.

Unfortunately we have no funding to pay the artists to take part. Please feel free to contact us for further information.

Apply here.


Public Art Commissioning Programme | Fingal County Council Infrastructure 2017-2021

Deadline for submissions: 28 September, 5pm.

Fingal County Council has launched its Public Art Commissioning Programme, Infrastructure 2017-2021, as part of the Creative Ireland Programme. This programme endeavours to bring art to the public in a new and exciting way, and to the highest standard.

Infrastructure is open to artists working across all art forms, providing routes to public participation and engagement through four commissioning strands. The Public Art Awards offer artists the opportunity to produce flagship projects, which can represent Fingal at national and international level. The Co-Production strand encourages artists to collaborate with communities, creating work that speaks to their place or activities.

The People’s Purchase strand will be a ‘community collection’, promoting discussion on submitted work and its suitability to become part of a local public meeting place. The Buildings & Public Spaces Panel invites submissions for work within the built environment, with potential of permanent commissions in public spaces county-wide.

Commissions will be awarded by open competition, with selections being made by panels comprised of artists, curators and public representatives from Fingal’s Public Participation Network and Fingal County Council. The extensive artist brief has been devised by Fingal County Council’s Public Art Co-ordinator Caroline Cowley and Curator Aisling Prior who collectively bring a wealth of public art commissioning experience to the field.

For a copy of the brief and application form contact Caroline Cowley, Public Art Co-ordinator caroline.cowley@fingal.ie or visit www.fingalarts.ie/infrastructure.

Further information on Fingal’s Creative Ireland Programme can be obtained by emailing creativefingal@fingal.ie or calling 01 8905097.


Open Call | Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland for Culture Night 2017

Application deadline: Monday 28 August, 12 noon.

The RIAI (Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland) has announced a Call for Submissions on the theme of architecture and the moving image, for the upcoming Culture Night, Dublin on (September 22nd).

RIAI welcome submissions from registered architects, architecture students and recent graduates in Ireland, along with practitioners in associated fields such as film, architectural photography, fine arts, design, architectural history, geography etc.

RIAI plan to exhibit a variety of work that relates to architecture and the built environment. This may include documentaries and longer features, along with shorter pieces, experimental work, animation and stop-motion. The exhibition of sound installations will also be considered. Inside the building work will be displayed on large, high resolution monitors. Submissions that are site specific are encouraged. Due to time and budget restrictions, the RIAI are not expecting original material produced for Culture Night and understand that existing material will be submitted.

RIAI are also keen to receive submissions of moving imagery to be projected inside the building, possibly utilising existing window(s). These projections will be developed in conjunction with the curator along with a technical specialist.

If you wish to visit the building to consider site-specific locations it is open to members of the public during weekdays 9-5pm. Details at riai.ie. Alternatively please contact or Sonila Papa E: spapa@riai.ie or T: (01) 669 1483 at the RIAI to arrange an appointment to visit.

There is no fee available to the exhibiting artists / contributors. The budget covers equipment hire and installation of the work.

Details are outlined below:
www.riai.ie/news/article/dublin_culture_night

To apply please send a link (and password if required), or general inquiries to stephen@nineteeneighty.ie