Daily Archives: October 3, 2017

Peer to Peer Critique for Painters with James Merrigan and Phillip Allen

Date: 25 October 2017, 12.30 to 4.30pm
Location: Royal Hibernian Academy School, Ely Place, Dublin 2
Visual Artists Ireland in partnership with the RHA School

An afternoon of peer-to-peer artists’ presentations with facilitated feedback and contributions from artist-critic James Merrigan (BILLIONART) and artist Phillip Allen (Turps Banana). Each artist will have the opportunity to give a short 10min presentation on their work followed by 10-15mins of facilitated peer feedback. A selection of 8 artists will be made by the RHA School and contributing artists James Merrigan and Phillip Allen. To express interest please follow the link below to the VAI registration page. Deadline for expression of interest: 5pm Monday 9 October, 2017

Please note that there will be a charge for of €40 for VAI Members and €80 for Non Members once your place has been confirmed.
For more information please visit: visualartists.ie/professional-developmentp/#!event/2017/10/25/peer-to-peer-critique-for-painters-with-james-merrigan-and-phillip-allen

Volunteers Wanted for Open House 2017, Dublin

Open House 2017 are looking for friendly, enthusiastic and passionate volunteers for this years event.

Open House sees some of the cities’ best and well-known treasures, as well as exciting new projects, open their doors to the public over the festival weekend of 13-15 October 2017.

As a volunteer with Open House Dublin, you would be the face of the festival, engaging with architectural enthusiasts such as yourself over the festival weekend. In return for assisting us for 3-4 hours during the weekend of Open House Dublin, you will be given priority access to buildings (no queues for our volunteers) and a post-event wrap party will be thrown in your honour! (Full training and a lovely Open House vest will be provided.)

Contact Sophie at volunteers@architecturefoundation.ie to see how you can help to make Open House Dublin a huge success.
For more inforamtion please visit: openhousedublin.com/index.php/pages/open-house-dublin-needs-you

Portrait Masterclass with Stephanie Kullberg, Castlerock, NI

October Portrait Masterclass with Stephanie Kullberg – Florence Academy Award Winner and London Atelier of Representatonal Art guest Tutor
Dates: October 16-20 and October 23-27
Cost: Weekly Tuition £400
Time: Course will run Monday to Friday each week 10-5
Limited to 8 artists

Tutoring is individual, so whether you are a professional artist looking to fine tune your work or a painter in their early career.. Or if you are considering a full time course over in London at LARA , this experience will benefit you.

​For more information please contact:
​Patricia McCormack French Fine Art Studio
10 Sea Road, Castlerock, BT514tl
E: info@pmffineart.com
M: +44 7379528234


October Workshops at The Constant Knitter, Dublin

Saturday 28 October

Creative Embroidery
Time: 10am-1pm
Cost: €39 all materials included
This beginners three hours hands-on workshop explores the creative techniques of hand embroidery using traditional basic stitches with a contemporary approach. You will learn 10-12 embroidery stitches to start your own embroidery project.

Make Your Own Macrame Wall Hanger
Time: 2pm-5pm
Cost: €39 includes all materials
Join us for a fun afternoon of macrame! You will learn a few basic knots and make your very own macrame wall hanger from strings made out of recycled t-shirts. All the supplies you need are included. This afternoon will be packed with learning new skills, making something beautiful and having fun. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Location: The Constant Knitter, 88 Francis Street, Dublin 8

For more information or to book a class email mariakarintapper@gmail.com

Two Internships: Marketing + Audience Development and Events Co-ordinator, Young at Art

Deadline: Monday 16 October, 4pm

Young at Art are excited to announce two six month paid internships supported by Creative & Cultural Skills NI programme.
The posts are open to young people aged between 18-24 years old. Successful candidates will work 30 hours per week at a rate of £7.05 per hour.

Marketing & Audience Development Intern
The post holder will work on their professional development with a particular focus on marketing and audience development for Young at Art. Young at Art will provide access to professional sector leading marketing support via our full time Marketing Manager.


Events Co-ordinator Intern
The postholder will work on their professional development with a particular focus on working on events for Young at Art Events.

Interviews scheduled for w/c 23 October 2017.
For more information and to download application packs, visit www.youngatart.co.uk/who-we-are/work-with-us

Young at Art
Cotton Court, 30-42 Waring St
Belfast BT1 2ED

Landmarks & Lifeforms | Freida Meaney & Danny Osborne at West Cork Arts Centre

9 September to 22 October 2017

Landmarks and Lifeforms is an exhibition by Danny Osborne and Frieda Meaney, two artists who live and work on the Beara Peninsula on the western seaboard.

The artists’ interests in geology, biology, marine science and zoology as well as travel and navigation is presented in this exhibition through painting, print, video installation and sculpture, combining scientific with artistic interpretations of the natural world.

Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre
Skibbereen, Ireland
T: (028) 22090
E: info@westcorkartscentre.com
W: westcorkartscentre.com/

Group Exhibition | Limerick Art Society at Dooradoyle Library, Limerick

3 to 28 October 2017

The exhibition shows art works by local artists: landscapes, still lives, portraits, abstracts, fantasy and more. Opening times are Tuesday to Friday 10am to 6pm and Saturdays 10am to 2pm.

All art works are for sale. 15% commission go to Limerick Art Society.


Dooradoyle Branch Library
22 Silver Birch Grove, Dooradoyle Rd,
Dooradoyle, Limerick, V94 X7HF
T: (061) 496 860

‘AN ANSWER is EXPECTED’ Book Launch | Susan MacWilliam at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin

11 October 2017

Book launch with Susan MacWilliam and Peter Maybury

Free admission, no booking required.

Artist Susan MacWilliam will be in conversation with Peter Maybury about the making of the book, AN ANSWER is EXPECTED. Following their discussion MacWilliam’s 2013 film AN ANSWER IS EXPECTED will be screened in Studio 6. The audience is welcome to come in and out of the screening as they wish.

Published by QUAD, NN and CONNERSMITH this book illustrates MacWilliam’s body of work AN ANSWER IS EXPECTED (2013–14), and features archive photographs and documents, alongside a transcript of MacWilliam’s film AN ANSWER IS EXPECTED (2013). AN ANSWER IS EXPECTED is an exploration through film, sculpture and installation of the historic extra-sensory perception and telepathy investigations of parapsychologist Dr J B Rhine conducted at Duke University from the 1930s onward.

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

Bands, Beacons, and Bystanders | George Robb at Duncairn Centre, Belfast

6 to 23 October 2017

Launch of a photographic exhibition by Embrace Studios photographer, George Robb. George is from East Belfast and premieres his solo exhibition, Bands, Beacons, and Bystanders, in the Duncairn Centre for Culture & Arts in North Belfast, on Friday 6th October, 7pm – 9pm, with the exhibition continuing until 23rd October, supported by National Lottery funding from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

Robb’s photographs explore the ‘Orange’ band and ‘Unionist’ culture of the 11th night bonfires and 12th of July parades. It is an observation of individuals in celebratory events simultaneously exploring changes in local cultural and political shifts.   Robb is particularly interested in the interdependence and relationships established in the parade with the bands and the audience.

The images play on the energy created by the community through the experience of fun, joy, and camaraderie; however, he acknowledges, with strong military associations and often considered anti-nationalist it has conflicting connotations.

In this exhibition, Robb poses an alternative narrative in post-conflict Northern Ireland. Highlighting this perspective, he is giving a voice to the community through observation and presentation rather than judgment.


Duncairn Centre for Culture & Arts
Duncairn Avenue, Belfast BT14 6BP
T: +44 28 9074 7114
W: theduncairn.com
E: reception@174trust.org

Fazer Sentido | Group Exhibition with David Bickley at Fábrica das Ideias Gafanha da Nazaré, Portugal

7 October to 30 December 2017

Group exhibition – includes David Bickley’s immersive film artwork World Riddle

“Victorian biology becomes transcendental immersion”

World Riddle takes as its inspiration and source the work of Victorian biologist Ernst Haeckel. Besides being a early pioneering scientist Haeckel represented a powerful voice in the dissemination of Darwin’s work and also coined the terms “ecology” and “stem cell”. He is best known however for producing countless and unbelievably detailed drawings of never before seen microscopic life and consequently, he literally “blew the minds” of the Victorian world.

Drawing together, elements of Victorian science, etching, digital video, underwater recordings and ambient music the artist’s intention was to create an immersive installation that impacts on a modern audience at the same level as Haeckel’s original work in the 1800’s.

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Fábrica das Ideias Gafanha da Nazaré
R. Prior Guerra, 3830-554 Gafanha da Nazaré