Daily Archives: September 20, 2017

VAI Workshop | Filing Your Taxes Online – Revenue Online Services with Gaby Smyth

Friday 13 October

Designed specifically to be relevant to the financial realities faced by self employed artists this session aims to demystify the process of filing your taxes on line with Revenue Online Services (ROS). The session offers a step by step demonstration of the ROS interface showing where and what information to enter when filing your tax self assessment online. The session will look how you enter and treat income from different sources i.e. PAYE, Self-Employed income, Artist’s Tax Exempt Income. It will also discuss capital purchase and allowances and where to include extracts from your accounts for (expenses /overheads) and other issues in response to participants questions. N.B. For the purposes of facilitating this number of participants the ROS interface will be entered through a demonstration ROS account (projected in the room) rather than through your own ROS Account. We can provide relevant screen shots during/following the session.

Clinics (14.00 – 15.00) 4 x 15min clinics only
Following this group session there will also be limited number of 1-to-1 Advice Clinics, which can be booked separately at this link for an additional fee.

Location: VAI Office, Windmill View House, Oliver Bond Street, Dublin 8

For more information and to register click HERE.

VAI Workshop | Self Employment – What you need to know with Gaby Smyth, Dublin

Friday 6 October

An introductory session on finance for visual artists, this session aims to support artists who are new to self employment or who are considering registering as self-employed with Revenue. This session will look at: the benefits of being registered as self-employed; how to register as a self employed tax payer; how different income is treated in your tax return; how to record income and expenditure; what are allowable expenses; the Artists Tax Exemption; Income Tax; USC; PRSI and other issues in response to participant questions.

For more information and to register click HERE.

Location: VAI Office, Windmill View House, Oliver Bond Street, Dublin 8

Open Call | Poster Contest 2017-2018, Mexican Museum of Design

Application deadline: 22 September

To promote the exercise of good design, MUMEDI, the Mexican Museum of Design, represented by the MUMEDI Foundation, is calling for entries for the “To Death with a Smile” 2017-2018 International Poster Contest.

The subject is death, a personal consideration or approach, the meaning in your own culture, how we fear, celebrate or deal with it. It can be reflected in serious or playful way in a freestyle technique.

A selection of the best 300 to 500 posters will be exhibited at MUMEDI, from October 2017 to March 2018 in the Downtown area of Mexico City. In the month of February 2018 a special selection of some of the best posters will be exhibited in Finland at the Lahti Poster Museum.

The best three (3) designs will be awarded with different Apple products.

Submitted posters should be vertical and sized 60 x 90 cm.

Each participant or group of participants can enter up to three (3) entries. No entry fee.

MUMEDI invites designers, students, teachers, professionals and anyone interested in the subject, from any part of the world, to participate.

For more information see: mumedi.mx/User/

Space Available at Franciscan Well’s Christmas Markets 2017, Cork

For the second year Irelands No 1 Craft brewery, the Franciscan Well Brewpub will be transforming their beer hall into a Winter Wonderland and will also be giving people the opportunity to sell their crafts in their market every Saturday starting from November the 25th to December 16th.

There will be no charge for spaces but spaces are limited.

Please email Kate on franciscanwellbrewery@gmail.com with applications.




Workshop Leader Required for Event in Waterford

The Crafty Hen are seeking a workshop leader to run a one off session for them in Waterford on Monday 11th December, times to be confirmed, but likely to be around 10am – 6pm.

The workshop will be a drop-in event in a work place designed as a fun activity for work colleagues to do during their break. The activity is to be confirmed, but will be based in simple paper crafts; something like contemporary card making.

This is part of a series of events. The Crafty Hen will provide all the materials and design the basics of the activity, they just need someone fun and engaging to teach it.

The Crafty Hen are looking for someone with experience of teaching workshops, who is self employed and holds their own public liability insurance.

Please send an expression of interest as soon as possible with a brief outline of your experience to info@thecraftyhen.co.uk.


Open Call | Rua Red Winter Open Exhibition 2017 (Submission Fee)

Application deadline: Monday 9 October, 5pm

Rua Red Annual open exhibition of fine and applied arts. Submissions may be in any discipline: painting, sculpture, new media, digital, printmaking, ceramics, glass, photography, installation and jewelry.

This open submission is an opportunity for graduates, emerging and established artists from Ireland (including the North) to exhibit their work in Gallery 1.

Exhibition dates: 14th December 2017 – 20th January 2018

The overall winner of the Rua Red Art Prize will be awarded a solo show in Gallery 2 at some point during the ensuing 12 month period.

Rua Red has a policy of supporting artists at all stages of their career. One of the new ways that Rua Red will implement this policy is by forming an ‘Acquisition Committee’ in September 2017. The role of the committee will be to select and purchase works from the Winter Open exhibition to form a new collection for the organisation. The works will go on show within the building on a rotational basis in the Conference and Meeting Room areas.

All works submitted for exhibition are considered by a Selection Panel.

The People’s Choice Award sponsored by The Square is determined by a public vote from visitors to the exhibition, the winner will collect €1000 towards their professional practice.

How to Apply
You can apply by post, hand delivery or online.

Download the submission form at www.ruared.ie, or request from Rua Red reception. Post/deliver/email the completed submission form together with disc of images and payment to: Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Blessington Rd, Tallaght, D24.
Email: events@ruared.ie

Artists can submit a maximum of three works. Each submission must include the following:
– Completed Submission Form
– Images (maximum of 3)
– Registration and Handling Fee of €10 payable to ‘South Dublin Arts Centre Company’

Please Note, a Registration and Handling Fee of €10 is required for each completed submission form.

For full submission details please visit: ruared.ie/event/winter-open-call-submissions-2

Open Call | Livestock – Live Art Platform, Dublin

Application deadline: Friday 14 of October

Livestock, Live Art Platform, seeks proposals for performance for their next event. Livestock – “GET REAL”.

Livestock “Get Real” will take place at the Complex, Little Mary Street, Dublin 7 on Monday 30th of October, 2017.

Proposals should include a biography, images of work and a brief outline of the core concerns of your work, a timeline of your proposed performance and any technical specifications/requirements. Please also include a Health and Safety assessment of your proposed performance.

Please submit your proposal for performance to livestock@thecomplex.ie .


Introduction to Encaustic Painting Workshop with Isabelle Gaborit, Co. Clare

Are you intrigued or curious about encaustic painting, an ancient painting process using pigmented molten beeswax? Are you art enthusiast wanting to discover a new versatile creative process in an intimate studio setting? Then join Isabelle for a day introductory workshop, learning the ancient art of encaustic Painting in her studio located on the beautifully scenic shore of Lough Derg, close by Williamstown Harbour, an ideal backdrop for creating atmospheric artworks in a relax and inspiring environment.

During the day long workshop, you will have the opportunity to discover the fascinating art of Encaustics, an ancient painting process using molten beeswax, resins and natural pigments.she will introduce you to the basic techniques of encaustic painting, sharing its spontaneous virtues of working with texture and colors and its versatility with building up layers. You will have the opportunity to learn easy and effective techniques in a fun and relax atmosphere and create beautiful artworks to bring home. Using an experimental approach to explore technique and manipulate the paint, you will be able to create a beautiful artwork and embellish it using a wide range of techniques.

Class limited to 4 participants for a personal and intimate studio setting experience.
Art Classes for everyone: absolute beginners and developing artist alike.

Dates: 21 October
Times: 10 to 4pm
Fee: €120
Location: Whitegate, County Clare
Booking: isabellegaborit@gmail.com
Website: isabellegaborit.com/

Open Call | Trinity Creative Challenge Awards 2017-2018

Application deadline: 8 November, 12pm

The Trinity Creative Challenge 2017-2018 is open for submissions.

To nurture, promote and develop new approaches to interdisciplinary creative and cultural arts practice in Dublin and Ireland, including projects by staff and students of Trinity College Dublin and Associated Colleges
To foster new collaborations between the Trinity community and the cultural and creative industries sector
To identify emerging creative talent and support innovative and ambitious projects in and around Trinity College Dublin and the wider community

Selection Criteria
Applications will be evaluated with the following criteria in mind:

  • Trinity Creative Challenge are looking for interdisciplinary collaborative projects exploring new developments in creative arts practices
  • Projects should be ambitious, innovative and experimental
  • Projects should show potential for long-term growth and sustainability
  • Proposals will be assessed on their artistic impact but consideration will also be given to social, creative innovation and entrepreneurial value
  • Projects should show the potential for impact and serving as a creative arts catalyst
  • Projects should include collaboration with Trinity College
  • We will consider the projects’ practical viability based on the indicated budget and production plan

AWARD CATEGORY ONE: Trinity Creative Challenge Award 2017-2018

Who can apply
Applications are accepted from individuals, collectives and organisations. Proposals that include collaborations with co-production partners are also permissible
Proposals should identify how they intend to collaborate with Trinity College Dublin, what support might be required to facilitate the development of the project, and how the project might serve as a catalyst.

The aim of the award is to foster the development of ambitious, impactful and innovative projects, ideally involving collaboration with Trinity College Dublin. We want to hear of ideas that cut across disciplines such as performance, visual art, music, film, design, new media, animation, gaming and creative technologies.

AWARD CATEGORY TWO: Continuing to Catalyse Award 2017-2018

Who can apply
Applications are accepted from previous recipients of the Trinity Creative Challenge.

Entry for both categories is by electronic application, and submissions are to be emailed to trinitycreative@tcd.ie
For more information and application form see: tcd.ie/trinity-creative/challenge/2017

Commission | Two Wall Mounted Artworks for The Innovation Factory, Belfast

Deadline for proposals: Friday 13 October, noon

The Project
To create two large artworks at the Innovation Factory in Belfast that reflect the rich and evocative entrepreneurial history of West Belfast and forward thinking future of the Innovation Factory and its customers, through an open competition which will be judged by a panel of key local stakeholders.

The Innovation Factory would like to commission two artworks that can either be mounted or applied to two walls at the Innovation Factory. They are seeking artists who would like to provide 1 or both of the artworks. This could be an individual or collaboration of artists. The most important element is that the artworks reflect innovation and enterprise within West Belfast, are engaging and eye catching – in keeping with the overall branding and fit out of the Innovation Factory.

The Innovation Factory is the newest business community in Belfast – and attracts national and international customers. Based on the previous site of Mackie International, this renovated factory space has now returned to its employment roots by offering a future for entrepreneurial spirit. With flexible, leased space and bespoke business advice in the heart of a well-connected, booming city.

Please read the artists brief for full details here: Artwork for IF Competition Brief-

The Budget
The total budget for both artworks is £5,000 inclusive of design, materials and time.

Judging Criteria
In terms of scoring, below is how proposals will be evaluated:
• 40% artistic treatment
• 40% reflection of West Belfast heritage/future facing nature of Innovation Factory
• 20% cost

For all enquiries and to confirm attendance at the open house please contact Innovation Factory by either phone on 028 9590 2500 or by email at info@innovationfactoryni.com


Open Call for Arts Organisations | Belfast Open Studios: Visual Artists Café

Application deadline: Friday 29 September

Belfast Open Studios is inviting art spaces, projects and galleries across Northern Ireland to take up free tables at the Visual Artists Café, which will take place at the Black Box in Belfast on Saturday 14 October from 3pm – 5pm. Last year we introduced 15 arts organisations to over 100 visitors and participants. This year we hope to make this Visual Artists Café the biggest yet and are extending our invitation to more organisations, groups, collectives and projects than ever.

Individual organisations are encouraged to determine the activities which take place at the table; whether it simply acts as an information point, a showcase for its members’ work or demonstrates techniques within a specific medium, for example.

Please contact Jane Morrow, jane@visualartists-ni.org to secure a free table at this event.

Places are limited so please book early.


Screening: ‘Bernadette: Notes on a Political Journey’ | Directed by Lelia Doolan at KAVA, Kinvara

30 September 2017

KAVA are pleased to announce the forthcoming screening of ‘Bernadette: Notes on a Political Journey’ a documentary about the life’s work and ideas of Bernadette Devlin McAliskey. The director, Lelia Doolan, will be present.

Duration: 1 hour 30min. Admission: €7, KAVA members €5. Further information: 087 6972226.

KAVA – Kinvara Area Visual Arts
The Old Courthouse, Kinvara
Co. Galway


E: kava@kinvara.com
W: kava.ie

LATITUDE | North-55 at Malin, Inishowen, Co. Donegal.

29 September 2017

LATITUDE is a North-55 collaborative project which explores the cultural and social complexities of place.
ENGAGE colloquium contributors include: Bonita Bennett (District Six Museum, Cape Town), Marie Barrett (North-55, Donegal), John Peto (The Nerve Centre, Derry), Micaela Martegani (MORE ART, New York), Fiona Whelan (Visual artist, Dublin), Kevin Murphy (Voluntary Arts Ireland), Annette Patton (Inishowen Development Partnership).

LATITUDE: Premier screening of the LATITUDE film and ENGAGE colloquium.

The ENGAGE colloquium will draw on local, national and international contributors to promote discussion on a range of socially engaged arts practices addressing issues of marginalisation, civic participation and post-conflict society.

The LATITUDE film traces community displacement and socio-cultural dividing
lines along three cross-border rivers the Blackwater, the Erne and the Foyle. The film is both layered and abstract, moving visually into these underwater terrains creating a dialogue ‘above’ and ‘below’ the waterline.
LATITUDE is a Making Great Art Work – Open Call 2016 award funded by The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon.

For booking and enquiries please contact:
Kate O’Callaghan – North-55 Programme & Event Co-Ordinator

Malin Hotel (ENGAGE colloquium) and Malin Green (LATITUDE film screening)
Malin, Inishowen, Co.Donegal.
T: 086 6094275
W: north-55.com
E: kathryn.ocallaghan@gmail.com

Hats in the Belfry | Group Exhibition at Burren College of Art, Co. Clare

28 September to 27 October 2017

Burren College of Art is delighted to host Hats InThe Belfry, an exhibition of three emerging London-based artists. Hats In The Belfty chronicles the Guinness-fuelled journey of three young painters through the eerie landscapes of The Burren to the grey streets of Galway. A fabled trip, defined for these young men by three distinct encounters with loneliness, perfectly embodied in an unexpected conversation with a homeless Jazz Mandolin player; the window-displayed-work of an unseen boat painter; and a comedic recurring fictional character, Uncle Monty.

In this exhibition of new work, Anthony Banks, Alex Gibbs and Woody Mellor consider these embodiments of loneliness in the face of their own lonely profession. This trip, and indeed these three characters, become a sort of conduit for the artists’ own indulgence and cry for attention from anyone who will listen.

Burren College of Art maintains an academic partnership with the Royal College of Art in London, including postgraduate studio exchanges. In the Spring of 2016, the College was delighted to host Anthony, Alex and Woody as exchange students and now welcomes them back as exhibiting artists.

Burren College of Art, Newtown Castle, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare
T: +353 (0)657077200
E: Lisa Newman lisa@burrencollege.ie
W: burrencollege.ie

Culture Night: PROCESS Screening | Michelle Hall at ArtBox, Dublin

22 September 2017

As part of the current ArtBox PROCESS Residency, Michelle Hall will screen a video work which will loop continuously for the duration of Culture Night, Friday Sept 22nd. This work will be viewable from the outside of the gallery space from 6pm – 10pm.

Michelle Hall is an interdisciplinary artist and writer. Throughout her practice she uses details, textures, words and objects to create works that examine modes of behaviour and thought. She is a recent graduate of the MA Art in the Contemporary World programme at NCAD and completed her BA Fine Art at DIT Portland Row in 2007. In 2016 Hall was jointly awarded the RC Lewis-Crosby Award at in the inaugural RDS Visual Art Awards. Her work has been selected for the upcoming StartPoint Prize exhibition, Prague, after which she will travel to London for a research residency with The CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF SUBSTRUCTURED LOSS. Hall has been awarded the Arts Council Film Bursary 2017, the Dublin City Council Tyrone Guthrie Residency and the Fingal County Council Project Award.

Michelle Hall’s solo exhibition “Lost in Papancha, Ways of Escape” opens at ArtBox Wed Sept 27th, and continues until Oct 21st. This project is kindly supported by Fingal County Council.


3 James Joyce Street, Dublin 1
E: artboxprojects@gmail.com
W: artboxprojects.wordpress.com

‘Zardoz’ Screening | Introduced by Brendan Earley and Richard Howard at Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin

28 September 2017

After the major critical and box-office success of his 1972 thriller Deliverance, director John Boorman was given free reign on Zardoz, his subsequent personal project, which he also wrote and produced. Starring Sean Connery and Charlotte Rampling, it is an extraordinary example of a post apocalyptic sci-fi odyssey. After receiving wildly mixed reviews on its initial release, it has since attained a cult following.

The filming took place on location in Wicklow, where Boorman still lives. The county is also the home of artist Brendan Earley, who has selected the film to be screened on the occasion of his current solo exhibition back of beyond. To introduce the film, Earley will discuss his interest in the director in relation to the show and his practice. He will be joined by academic Richard Howard, whose main area of research is science fiction within an Irish context.

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

Image: Still from Zardoz, dir. John Boorman, 1974, 101 mins. Screened courtesy of GFD Film Library, Dublin.

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

Small Format 2017 | Exhibition at Library Project, Dublin

29 September to 3 October 2017

The opening of SMALL FORMAT will take place on Thursday, 28 September 2017 from 6 – 8pm at The Library Project, 4 Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

SMALL FORMAT is an International Mini Print exhibition and fundraiser organised by Black Church Print Studio promoting the diversity and creative processes of printmaking. This is a new addition to Black Church Print Studio’s program. Works made using all printmaking techniques from traditional techniques such as lithography, relief, screen, etching to contemporary digital processes are included. All works measure 30cm × 30cm and are available for sale for €100 or less.

The Library Project
4 Temple Bar, Dublin 2
T: 087 685 6169
E: tlp@photoireland.org
W: tlp.photoireland.org