Daily Archives: September 19, 2017

Mieke Vanmechelen Announced as Kerry Filmmaker in Residence 2017

Mieke Vanmechelen has been appointed by Kerry County Council as the new Kerry Filmmaker in Residence 2017. Her residency will focus on reaching out to secondary school students through a collaborative project, as well as her own professional development as an artist.

The Filmmaker in Residence is a partnership between Kerry County Council and The Arts Council. It is supported by the National Parks and Wildlife Service, and the Trustees of Muckross House. As an expanded partnership it demonstrates the ethos of Creative Ireland, enabling creativity in every community.



Funding | Emerging Artist Bursaries, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council

The closing date for applications: Tuesday 10 October, 12 noon

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council would like to invite proposals from emerging artists for the development and creation of new work.

Individual artists working in all art-forms (architecture, circus, craft (designers/makers), dance, film, literature, music, opera, spectacle, street art, theatre, traditional arts and visual arts) are eligible to apply.

Successful recipients will receive a bursary of €1,500 for the development and creation of new work. There will be a maximum of five bursaries awarded across a variety of art forms.

For guidelines and application form see: dlrcoco.ie/emerging-artist-bursaries-2017

Relatively Speaking: A guided walking tour across three city art galleries

Thursday 28 September 2017 | 1pm
Meeting point: Temple Bar Gallery + Studios

Would you like an opportunity to introduce your friends and family to contemporary art? Relatively Speaking is the guided walking tour that takes place across three of Dublin’s most well-known contemporary art galleries, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Gallery of Photography and Project Arts Centre. The tours introduce their current exhibitions to those who might not be so familiar with contemporary art and offer an interesting insight into the work for those who are. The whole tour, contained within Temple Bar, will take about 60 minutes (approx.), with 15-20 minute tours taking place in each gallery.

Beginning at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, you will be introduced to Gavin Murphy’s solo exhibition Double Movement. Visitors will be guided to the next venue, the Gallery of Photography for the exhibition LACUNA by Kate Nolan. Finally, the tour will end at Project Arts Centre, where you will be guided through The Museum of Modern Comedy in Art (MoMCo) – A Proposal.

We’ll meet on Thursday 28 September at 1pm at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios. Book a spot for your parents, friends, cousins, housemates and anyone who you think might like to learn more about the things you love.

Free event, booking is essential. Click here to book your free ticket: templebargallery.com/relatively-speaking

Funding | dlr Arts Grants 2018

The closing date for all applications is Friday 13 October 2017.

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Arts Office runs an annual grant scheme. Grants are available to provide financial assistance to individual artists, arts groups and arts organisations engaged in arts projects or events at local or county level and to support the professional development and arts practice of individual artists, arts groups and organisations.

To view guidelines and to download an application form view: /www.dlrcoco.ie/en/arts/funding-opportunities/arts-grants

Job Vacancy | Belfast Open Studios Welcoming Team

Deadline for Applications: Friday 29 September, 5pm

Visual Artists Ireland are seeking freelance staff to be the friendly faces of Belfast Open Studios 2017. VAI is offering one full day of paid work to join our welcoming team for Belfast Open Studios 2017. Belfast Open Studios takes place in venues across the city on Saturday, 21st October.

You will also be required to attend a mandatory staff induction session on Tuesday 10th October at 10am.

Duties and Responsibilities
Each person will be assigned a role within one of the studio programmes that will include:
* meeting and welcoming the Public;
* providing the public with information about artists within the space;
* directing the public to other studio programmes in the area;
* recording visitor data;
* and maintaining a tea station provided in each venue by Suki Tea.

All staff will be required from 10am each morning to 6pm.
Staff will receive a wage of £7.50 per hour, which will be paid via bank transfer or cheque upon invoice after the event.

Essential Skills and Abilities
* excellent communication skills (including English language)
* outgoing and friendly
* shows a passion for the arts
* good understanding of Belfast visual arts sector

If you wish to apply for one of these positions then send your cv and covering letter with a paragraph on what interests you about Belfast Open Studios to info@visualartists-ni.org


Drawing from the Well | Arts + Disability Event, Clare Arts Office

13 14 October

Drawing from the Well is a two day Arts + Disability event proudly presented by the Clare Arts Office at the Butter market, Drumbiggle Road, Ennis.

The event aims to offer all Arts + Disability practitioners, participants and partnering organisations an opportunity to reflect on their practices, be inspired and to re look at the idea of what it means to take ‘’creative risk’’ in arts and disability practices. Friday the 13th’s programme includes presentations by leading practitioners such as the Blue Teapot Company, Equinox Theatre, KCAT Studios and Croí Glan. On Saturday the 14th includes workshops in Theatre & Dance. This event is free.

For all inquiries and to register your attendance please contact the Clare Arts Office, arts@clarelibrary.ie – 065 6899091 or register at event brite, Drawing from the Well. www.eventbrite.ie/e/drawing-from-the-well

STITCHING SESSIONS: Bookbinding Workshops with Read That Image

During these workshops participants will be introduced to the craft of bookbinding, from the simplest of singer stitches to the more complex coptic! Workshop participants will learn about the different papers, materials and tools needed to create their own hand-bound books. Members of the RTI team will guide participants step-by-step through various bookbinding techniques in these hands on DIY workshops.

Workshop participants will leave with their own handmade notebook and the knowledge and understanding of how to apply these binding techniques to their own book projects. The techniques taught can be used to create journals and notebooks, artist books and zines, and artist book dummies and maquettes. Read That Image will also have photobooks and artist publications on hand to show how these binding techniques are used within the world of art book and photobook design.

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

Dates: 24th September 2016
Times: 11am – 6pm
Fee: €45
Location: Mullins Mill, Kells, Co. Kilkenny
Booking: readthatimage.org/workshops/upcoming-workshops/stitching-sessions

Open Call for Artists’ and Architects’ Books | Dublin Art Book Fair 2017

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios calls for artists and architects to submit their books, zines, catalogues and other suitable publications for inclusion in Dublin Art Book Fair 2017. Art and Architecture: Interwoven is the theme of the 7th edition of Dublin Art Book Fair, taking place from Thursday 23 to Sunday 26 November 2017 at TBG+S.

Submitted books do not have to relate to the theme of Art and Architecture: Interwoven. Curator Oonagh Young will make a final selection of artists and architects’ books from the submissions received.

Drop-off dates: 26, 27 + 28 October 2017 | 11am – 6pm
Postal submission deadline: Friday 27 October 2017
Selected artists notified: Tuesday 7 November 2017
Collection of unselected books: Thursday 9 + Friday 10 November 2017 | 11am – 6pm
Dublin Art Book Fair: 23 – 26 November 2017
Collection of unsold books: Friday 1 December 2017 | 11am – 6pm

For more information and to download the Artist/Architect Book Submission Form click here: templebargallery.com/open-call-2017

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, 5 – 9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2
T: 01 671 0073
E: info@templebargallery.com
W: templebargallery.com

Bending the Rules | Artist Talk with Nicos Nicolaou at The Dock, Co. Leitrim

Saturday 30 September 1:00pm

A talk about design and social and cultural meanings. This talk will focus on do-it-yourself practices as a means of bypassing the authority of design. It shall examine the methods and processes used by amateur designers and makers to consider these actions social or cultural meanings.

Part of the Thinking Living Dwelling Exhibition: Presented at The Dock in collaboration with The Green Door Festival.

This exhibition is designed to underpin and celebrate the extraordinary achievements of Leitrim’s Green Door Festival. The title makes reference to Martin Heidegger’s seminal text “Building dwelling, thinking” in which he challenges us to think about what it is to dwell and what it means to build. Over the course of the exhibition there will be an associated programme of talks, meetings, and screenings, facilitating creative discussions between homeowners, architects, makers and artists.
The exhibition continues until Saturday 14th October.
This is a free talk, booking required to reserve seating

The Dock, St Georges Terrace, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim
T:(071) 965 0828
E: info@thedock.ie
W: thedock.ie

Job Vacancy | Development Officer at the Irish Writers Centre

Deadline for applications: Monday 2 October, 5pm

Reporting to and working with the IWC Director, the Development Officer is a key member of the team of Ireland’s national literature resource and support organisation for writers.

Overview and Job Purpose
This role involves the raising of funds for the IWC by way of grant-writing, donations and sponsorship. There will be an emphasis on developing partnerships with corporate sponsors, as well as researching and engaging trusts, foundations and other granting bodies.

This role would suit a dynamic, motivated, business-minded individual with a marketing or fundraising background, an interest in the arts, and a highly organised and professional approach.

Part-time, 3 days per week.

Salary: €29,000 p.a. (pro-rata for 3 days per week) rising to €30,800 (pending satisfactory performance during the probation period of three months).

For full job description see: irishwriterscentre.ie/pages/development-officer

Fantasy of the Good Life | Group Exhibition at TACTIC, Cork

18 to 29 September 2017

TACTIC is proud to present “Fantasy of the Good Life,” an exhibition of emerging Cork artists, Lynn-Marie Dennehy, Tommy Feehan and Andrew McSweeney.

Quoting distinguished author and professor, Lauren Berlant “Fantasy of a Good Life” explores the relational dynamics between personal experience, ideas of success and failure, autonomy, and responsibility while questioning the agendas, strategies, and accountability of authorities and governing power structures.

Opening Reception:
6-9PM Culture Night, 22 September, The Crypt, O’Mahoney’s Avenue, St.Lukes.

3rd Floor of the Former Government Buildings, 10-19 Sullivan’s Quay, Cork
E: tactic@sample-studios.com
W: sample-studios.com

Extensions: Exhibition In Aid Of Jigsaw | Fintan O’Byrne at Copper House Gallery, Dublin

28 September 2017

New paintings and limited edition prints by Fintan O’Byrne, in the Copper House Gallery in Dublin on 28th September.

All works are for sale with 30% of proceeds to be donated to Jigsaw (formerly Headstrong) the National Centre for Youth Mental Health in Ireland. Jigsaw’s mission is to bring about significant change in how Ireland thinks about, responds to and supports young people’s mental health.

Speaking at this event will be Brent Pope, best known for his rugby punditry on RTÉ, Brent is also an art enthusiast and mental health ambassador.

Event sponsors Arekibo Communications are delighted to partner with Jigsaw for this exhibition and to contribute, not just to Jigsaw as an organisation, but to directly impact how we as country, thinks about, supports and responds to our young people’s mental health.

For more information check out: fintanobyrne.com

Join in on the conversation on twitter by including #FOBart4Jigsaw.

Eventbrite Link

The Copper House Gallery
St Kevin’s Cottages, Synge Street, Dublin 8
T: 01 5354332
E: maureen@thecopperhouse.ie

Culture Night at Joan Clancy Gallery, Co. Waterford

22 September 2017

Joan Clancy Gallery will celebrate Oíche Chultúir in the Waterford Gaeltacht.

Joan Clancy Gallery in Mweelahorna, An Rinn in the Waterford Gaeltacht are throwing their doors open in celebration of Culture Night – Oíche Chultúir on Friday September 22 from 5 – 9pm with work by Ciara Gormley, Blawnin Clancy, Damaris Lysaght, Rayleen Clancy, Sinead Ni Chionaola, Katarzyna Gajewska, Noeleen Crossan and others.

“Donal Clancy will join us for a few tunes from 7.30 – 8pm after which we will serve canapés” said Joan Clancy.

The work of this talented group of artists is a feast for the eyes and ears in this extraordinary gallery overlooking Dungarvan Bay and the Comeragh Mountains in the Co Waterford Gaeltacht .

Joan Clancy Gallery is located between Coláiste na Rinne (Ring College) and the Cunnigar Beach 10k south of Dungarvan and the Greenway, and is well signposted.

Joan Clancy Gallery
Mweelahorna, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford
T: 086 813 4597
E: info@joanclancygallery.com
W: joanclancygallery.com

Hidden … OUT LOUD | Niamh O’Connor at Solas Art Gallery, Co. Leitrim

29 September to 21 October 2017

This is a body of new work addressing the ‘reformation’ and idea of ‘self’ when diagnosed with hidden/chronic illness. Many of the works shown are hand pulled encaustic monotypes on fine Japanese Kozo papers collaged to panel, some with additional layers of encaustic wax painting.  The layering and mark making, cutting, tearing, folding, attaching, building and over-painting of these final images, all act as metaphor for medical procedures, personal body interference, loss of identity, grief and obstacle…and occasionally pieces that simply laugh in the face of it all.

Niamh O’Connor is a visual artist from North County Dublin living and working in Monaghan. Her work carries the weight of a thousand stories inspired as she is by all about her, including homelessness and housing, health and recovery and very often addressing issues of personal and social history. Niamh has exhibited across Ireland and beyond and her works are held in many private collections in Ireland, Europe and the US.


Solas Art Gallery
Main St, Cannaboe, Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim, Ireland
T: +353 71 964 4210
W: solasart.ie
E: info@solasart.ie

Doireann Ní Ghrioghair at MART Gallery, Dublin

27 September to 26 October

Doireann Ní Ghrioghair
As part of the Fire Station Artists’ Studios & MART Gallery Exhibition Award 2017

Preview: 27 Sept from 6-8pm

Ni Ghrioghair’s sculptural work takes its lead from monumental architecture in contemporary European cities; particularly London and Dublin. Through examining the materiality, form and aesthetics of these buildings, her work aims to probe at the psychological and physical consequences of this architecture for the individual in the city. Classical orders proliferate Western cities (and indeed beyond), imbuing buildings such as law courts, banks, government buildings and academic institutions with esteem and grandeur.

Doireann Ní Ghrioghair (b. 1983) graduated from Chelsea College of Art & Design, London in 2010. Solo exhibitions of her work have been held at Eight Gallery, Dublin (2016) and CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork (2014).


Contact bernard@mart.ie for more info.

MART, 190a Rathmines Road Lower, Dublin
T: (01) 515 9692
E: info@mart.ie
W: mart.ie

Extensions | Fintan O’Byrne at Copper House Gallery, Dublin

28 to 29 September 2017

New paintings and limited edition prints by Fintan O’Byrne.

All works are for sale with 30% of proceeds to be donated to Jigsaw (formerly Headstrong) the National Centre for Youth Mental Health in Ireland. Jigsaw’s mission is to bring about significant change in how Ireland thinks about, responds to and supports young people’s mental health.

Speaking at this event will be Brent Pope, best known for his rugby punditry on RTÉ, Brent is also an art enthusiast and mental health ambassador.

Event sponsors Arekibo Communications are delighted to partner with Jigsaw for this exhibition and to contribute, not just to Jigsaw as an organisation, but to directly impact how we as country, thinks about, supports and responds to our young people’s mental health.

Join in on the conversation on twitter by including #FOBart4Jigsaw.


Eventbrite Link

The Copper House Gallery
St Kevin’s Cottages, Synge Street, Dublin 8
T: 01 5354332
E: maureen@thecopperhouse.ie
W: thecopperhousegallery.com

Open Call | The SPACE Programme – collaborative artist’s residency

Application deadline: Monday 25 September

The SPACE Programme is a unique residency offering arts and creative practitioners an opportunity to collaborate, experiment and innovate.

This unique international multi-disciplinary residency allows you to escape your creative comfort zone in the open and inspiring environment.

The SPACE Programme facilitates collaborations with others on new approaches to making work, but without the pressure of a deadline or the expectation of a fully finished product. The only requirement is an openess to collaboration. Previous participants have come from a very broad range of fields including theatre, visual arts, music, architecture, science, design, film, dance, circus, writing, comedy, opera and photography.

Submissions are welcome from individual Irish and International practitioners in all disciplines but please note that applications cannot be accepted from collectives or groups, or those who wish to work on a specific project. The idea behind The SPACE Programme is to bring your creativity and willingness to collaborate, and see what happens.

Successful applicants will receive travel expenses, full-board accommodation, and a stipend to cover other costs.

The SPACE Programme takes place from the 20th – 27th November in inspiring surrounds in Ireland.

Applications can only be made via our online application form, and must include:

•   A short biography (no more than 500 words)
•   An outline of current areas of work and interests
•   Documentation/Examples of work (live links, including to file sharing sites such as dropbox, only – no attachments accepted)


Applications Open for Studio Membership of Galway Print Studio

Galway Print Studio invite applications from printmakers for studio membership 2017/2018.

Professional printmakers, graduate printmakers and mid to early career printmakers working in print are welcome to apply.

Galway Print Studio offers 24 hour access to a shared space, a non-toxic approach to printmaking, access to screen printing, digital printing, etching, intaglio, relief printmaking. exhibition and collaborative opportunities.

Artists must submit a completed application form, current CV, artists statement and 6-8 examples of previous work by e mail.

Enquiries welcome. Please emai to receive an application forml and see the website for further information.

Galway Print Studio
Ballybane Enterprise Centre, Galway
E: info@galwaypritnstudio.ie
W: galwayprintstudio.ie/the-studio/

Job Vacancy | Studio Manger at Galway Print Studio (Maternity Cover)

Deadline: 9 October, 5pm

Galway Print Studio are currently seeking to fill the position of part-time Studio Manager (Maternity cover)

Duties and responsibilities of Studio Manager include:

1.Managing the business of the Galway Print Studio, reporting directly to the Chairman and members of the GPS Board, through regular updates and meetings.
2.Responsible for day to day financial management of the organisation (book keeping, banking etc); maintaining up to date accounts; compliance with tax, legal and insurance requirements.
3.Maintaining relationships with the Funding Agencies relevant to GPS’s activities.
4.Responsible for completing, and meeting deadlines, of all funding applications relating to GPS, in conjunction with the Chairman and Board.
5.Developing new projects and initiatives for Galway Print Studio in conjunction with the Board.
6.Responsible for operational management issues in the Print Studio.
7.Scheduling of GPS’s events; workshops, talks, exhibitions
8.Liaison with the membership of the Print Studio and efficient management of Studio bookings.
9.Creating and recognising opportunities to promote GPS;
maintaining Twitter, Facebook and website; issuing of press releases; invites; brochures etc when required to promote GPS activities and events.

Part time hours: 10 hours per week
Please apply with a CV (including 2referees) and cover letter by 5pm Oct 9th to info@galwaypritnstudio.ie

Interviews: 20th October 2017(notice given by 16th October)
Start Date:20th November 2017 (Training to be held in October)


Part Time Art Life Model Required, IT Carlow, Wexford Campus

Closing date: Tuesday 26 September, 12.00 noon.

The Institute’s BA (Hons) Art and BA (Hons) Visual Communication and Design courses require a Life Model for approximately 72 hours work over the course of the academic year.

Hourly Rate: €16.00 – €17.85

To apply for the post candidates must complete the Institute’s Application Form, listed here: http://www.itcarlow.ie/vacancies.htm?view/id/437

Garda Vetting will be conducted prior to any job offers. Institute of Technology Carlow is an equal opportunities employer.

Further informal discussion please contact Dr. Karen Hennessy, Head of Wexford Campus Ph: 053-9185805