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.


Funding | Art and Ageing Fellowship, Irish Museum of Modern Art

Application deadline: 25 August, 5pm

The Irish Museum of Modern Art wish to appoint a Fellow to work with our Art and Ageing Programme.

In the past year IMMA has worked within the institution to develop both awareness and skills with its staff in relation to welcoming and facilitating people living with dementia and their families/carers to the museum. The purpose of the Fellowship is to create the potential for more interventions for people living with dementia and embed practice in our programmes through adopting an action research model which will allow for testing out new ways to develop the Azure model, identify evaluation methodologies that are sensitive to the ‘social model ‘ of engagement that we are adopting and to work in partnership with our medical colleagues in the MISA institute and Trinity College to both grow the number of participants in our programmes and to reflect on its effectiveness and to disseminate the learning through our national and international networks.

For more information and how to apply, download the Fellowship Profile here: Web: www.imma.ie.


Job Vacancy | Head of Creative Engagement, National Museums Northern Ireland

Application deadline: 25 August, 4pm

National Museums NI is currently recruiting a Head of Creative Engagement. The creation of this role is integral to their transformational change programme focussed on establishing an operating model with a much more integrated focus on audiences and greater long term sustainability. It is a key role within the new Senior Management Team structure.

This post will play a key role in the development and delivery of the organisation’s collections access and interpretation strategies in order to maximise engagement with new and existing audiences. The role is also critical in providing effective leadership for the visitor engagement teams across all the museum sites in the provision of quality interpretative programmes and an excellent visitor experience. As part of the senior leadership team within National Museums NI the post holder will also play a key role in the organisation’s culture change programme and team development.

Application pack: application pack hce


Job Vacancy | Finance and Administration Assistant at the Irish Film Institute (IFI)

Application deadline: Monday 28 August, 5pm

Key Tasks and Responsibilities include:
● Monitoring and collating monthly financial information for review and reporting of exception and trends.
● Undertaking regular internal audit activities ensuring controls are working as expected.
● Liaising with the HR Manager to provide HR administration support and ensuring compliance with
statutory requirements as directed.
● Provide cover for financial duties as required.
● Provide administration support for IFI Director by communicating with IFI Board and Council as
directed co-ordinating meeting arrangements and preparation of minutes
● Arranging travel and accommodation for staff and cinema guests.
● Contributing as required to ensure various IFI projects and events are undertaken to a high
standard.
● Providing reception cover as required.
● Any other finance or administration duty that may arise
● Any other appropriate duty that might arise

This is a part-time role, comprising three days a week. If you are interested please forward your CV and cover letter by email only to ​agray@irishfilm.ie​. Please put Finance and Administration Assistant in the subject line. Interviews are expected to take place the week ended the 8t​h ​September and shortlisted candidates should be available that week.

More info: ifi.ie/wp-content/Finance-Administration-Assistant.pdf


Bristle: Hair and Hegemony | Orla Fitzpatrick talk at Highlanes Gallery

Friday 25 August, 1.00pm

Heritage Week Lunchtime Lecture. Photographic Historian, Orla Fitzpatrick presents a gallery talk exploring ideas, themes and artworks in her recently published essay commissioned to accompany Highlanes Gallery’s current exhibition, Bristle: Hair and Hegemony.

Free event, register here: www.eventbrite.ie/e/bristle-hair-and-hegemony-orla-fitzpatrick

Highlanes Gallery
St Laurence St, Drogheda, Co. Louth
T: +353 (0) 41 9803311
E: info@highlanes.ie
W: highlanes.ie


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


Talk by Tim Stott on Isabel Nolan at The Douglas Hyde Gallery

26 August, 2pm

The Douglas Hyde Gallery will be hosting a talk by Tim Stott on the work of Isabel Nolan, in which he will discuss her current exhibition ‘Calling on Gravity’ in the context of her broader practice.

Dr Tim Stott is an art historian and critic who lectures on Art History and Visual Culture at Dublin Institute of Technology. He is also an Associate Researcher with the Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media, Dublin.

All are welcome and there is no need to book a place.

The Douglas Hyde Gallery
Trinity College, Dublin 2
T: 01 896 1116
E: dhgallery@tcd.ie
W: douglashydegallery.com


Digital Animator and Website Designer

Artist looking for a website designer and also for an animator for a website (ignition.ie), either one or two people.

The website is an attempt to alter the hegemony via finding a small cluster of significantly related colours. Altering the hegemony, needless to say, is a goal bound to fail – but it is fruitful.

The budget for the project is 10k for the Website and Fee.

Email kell_and@yahoo.ie for more information.


Stitching Sessions | Bookbinding Workshop at Mullins Mill, 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. Those who took part in Tunde Toth’s paper making workshop are welcome to bring their hand made paper to make their books.

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

Dates: 25th August 2017
Times: 1.30pm – 4.30pm
Fee: €35 Price includes all binding materials
Location: Mullins Mill, Kells, Co. Kilkenny
Booking: www.eventbrite.ie/e/stitching-sessions
Website: www.readthatimage.org


Encaustic Painting Workshop with Joanna Kidney at Outpost Studios, Co. Wicklow

Encaustic painting is an ancient, immediate and tactile painting process using molten pigmented beeswax. This workshop will cover the multiple techniques of encaustic painting, plus collage/mixed media and encaustic monotypes. An experimental exploration of the qualities of encaustic painting will be encouraged (texture, translucency/opacity, incising and impressing, building up/breaking down layers). It will also cover equipment and tools, paints/paint recipes, supports and health and safety. Suitable for beginners and those with previous experience of encaustic as class size is small to allow for plenty of one to one. All materials are included in the cost. A 50% deposit is required with booking.

Dates: 24th September
Times: 10am- 4pm
Fee: €80
Location: Outpost Studios, Southern Cross Business Park, Bray, Co. Wicklow
Booking: joanna@joannakidney.com or tel 087 2377613
Website: www.joannakidney.com


Portraiture Workshop with Caitlyn Rooke at Galway Arts Centre

Learn to paint a lively and realistic portrait with oil painter, Caitlyn Rooke, in this highly focused workshop. This is a great opportunity for beginners and professional artists who are curious about oil painting and portraiture. This workshop focuses on learning to paint realistically by thinking abstractly. And with only ten places available, you can expect plenty of individual feedback throughout. Caitlyn has exhibited her portraits abroad and in Ireland, including in two recent RHA annuals.

Workshop Outline:
11:00-11:30 Palette Mixing
11:30-13:00 Utilize abstract thinking to achieve realism
13:00-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-15:00 Establish dark and light values
15:00-16:00 Features and Expression
16:00-17:00 Review and Clean Brushes

Dates: September 23, 2017
Times: 11am – 5pm
Fee: €120.50
Location: Galway Arts Centre, 47 Dominick Street, Galway City, Ireland
Booking: www.galwayartscentre.ie/courses
Website: caitlynrooke.com/teaching/


Studio Share Available in Dublin 7

Studio share at Hendrons building in Dublin 7.

Large space to share with one painter would suit most fine art practices, large long space in a relaxed and easy going atmosphere,

24 hour access and five minute walk to Parnell Street.

€120 per month,

Contact Aran on 0879060432 or aranyoung1@gmail.com


Life Drawing Sessions at Loughrea School of Art

Life drawing sessions return on Tuesday 19th September and are open to all abilities. There are two tutors on hand at each session to help the less experienced.

We will be using the services of male and female models.

Regular life drawing practice is essential for even the most accomplished artists and is vitally important for any art student that hopes to achieve confidence in rendering the human form.

Each session is approximately 2 hours in length starting at 7pm. Sessions will continue weekly until Christmas so once six classes have been attended, and you wish to continue, you simply enrol for a further six classes.

We provide the model, tea, coffee and biscuits and some materials but it is expected that you would also bring some of your own materials.

Dates: Starts Tuesday 19th September 2017
Times: 7pm-9pm
Fee: €75
Location: Loughrea School of Art
Booking: loughreaschoolart.com/ or phone 091 841886


Beginners Etching Workshop at Black Church Print Studio

This course will provide an introduction to etching and is suitable for beginners and those with some previous experience who would like to refresh their knowledge and improve their basic skills. Basic etching techniques including drypoint, etching using soft and hard ground and aquatint will be covered. Students will experiment with both aluminium and copper. Editioning and experimenting with colour and different types of paper (chine colle) will also be included.

Dates: 6 Wed Evenings & 1 Sat, 13 Sept – 18 Oct, and 21 Oct 2017
Times: Wed 6:30 – 9:30pm and Sat 10am – 5pm
Fee: €265 (including materials)

Location:
Black Church Print Studio,
4 Temple Bar,
Dublin 2

Booking: info@print.ie | +353 1 677 3629
Website: www.print.ie