Daily Archives: October 11, 2017

Open Call | The Derwent Arts Prize

Deadline: 8 May 2018

Description: The contest is organised by the Derwent Cumberland Pencil Company.

Artists are invited to submit up to 6 images. The work entered must be created in pencil (including water-soluble, pastel, graphite, charcoal or coloured pencils). The work must not exceed 182cm in its greatest dimension. There is no minimum size limit. All entered work must have been completed within the last 3 years
Who may enter: The Prize is open to all British and international artists over the age of 18 years old on 1st June 2018.

Entry fees
The entry fee is £15 for the first work and £5 for additional works.

• First Prize: £6,000
• Second Prize: £3,500
• Third Prize: £1,000
• People’s Choice Award – Exhibition: £750
• Young Artist Award – For artists under 25 years: £500
• Coloured Pencil Award for Excellence: £500

Please visit http://www.derwent-artprize.com/ to learn more about the competition.

Call for Entries | Craft Biennale Scotland 2018: RESPONSE TO PLACE Open International Exhibition

Deadline: 1 December 2017, 5pm
Entries are invited for the inaugural open international exhibition ‘Response to Place’, which will be the centrepiece of a dynamic new bi-annual event – the Craft Biennale Scotland. The first Craft Biennale Scotland will launch in Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city and renowned world leader in international arts festivals, with a major exhibition at the prestigious City Art Centre in 2018.

The exhibition will be selected by four international curators: Grace Cochrane (Australia), Hyeyoung Cho (South Korea), Lars Sture (Norway) and Maeve Toal (Scotland).
The vision for Craft Biennale Scotland is to create an exciting new platform for discovering and presenting the very best international craft, showing ambitious works by leading and emerging artists, and to provide an experimental space for imaginative new ways to experience and enjoy craft as a fascinating, thought provoking and inspirational art form.


Call for Artists | Fusion Arts 3rd Annual Colorful Abstractions Art Competition (Submission Fee)

Deadline: 27 October 2017

Fusion Art invites submissions for the 3rd Annual Colorful Abstractions online art exhibition for the month of November 2017.

For this competition artists, worldwide, are encouraged to submit their best artistic interpretation of the “Colorful Abstractions” theme by submitting their best nonobjective or nonrepresentational art and photography. Black and white are colors that qualify for the Colorful Abstractions theme.

Cash prizes will be given and Best in Show winners in each category will be invited to participate in the 3rd annual group show in November 2018. Winners and finalists are provided with worldwide exposure, by having their work promoted through Fusion Art’s website, in hundreds of press release announcements, email marketing, online event calendars, art news websites and through the gallery’s social media outlets.
Entry Fees:
A non-refundable entry fee of $25 is required for up to 2 images.
Additional images may be submitted for a non-refundable fee of $10 each.
No more than a total of 5 images (2 for $25, and 3 for $10/ea.) will be accepted in any one submission. An artist may enter more than once.

Please visit the website for full competition guidelines and to submit: fusionartps.com/3rd-annual-colorful-abstractions-november-2017/

Life Marks: An Exhibition of Life Drawing | Group Exhibition at Central Buildings Gallery, Limerick

18 to 29 October 2017

The Limerick Figure Drawing Society invites you to the opening of “Life Marks: An Exhibition of Life Drawing” on Wednesday 18th October 2017 at 6 pm at the Central Buildings Gallery.

Work from sessions drawing the nude model and portrait sessions will be displayed as well as representative work from each society member. Works will be available for sale.

Sheila Deegan, Limerick Arts and Culture Officer, will open the show. Music by Michael O’Brien. Refreshments will be served. The show will continue daily until Sunday 29th October.

Participating Artists:
Louise Barrett, Anna Blair, Marie-Clare Boothman, Una Breen, Edel Cassidy, Ivan Daly, Tamara Fagg, Enda Griffin, Charles Harper, Mark Heng, Kate Hodmon, Vincent Killowry, Ann Moloney, Merrie O’Higgins, Ursula O’Meara, Tim O’Sullivan, Pat Ryan.

Also, two free “Portrait Circle” workshops will be offered in the gallery: Saturday, 21st October 1-3 pm and Wednesday, 25th October 6-8 pm Bring your own sketchbooks, draw, and be drawn!

Enquiries can be made to LimerickFigureDrawingSociety@gmail.com


Central Buildings Gallery
51 O’Connell Street
Limerick, V94 NYH9

Budget 2018 | Department of Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht

There is “huge disappointment” across the arts sector at its 2018 budget allocation, the chair of the Arts Council has said. Sheila Pratschke said the council’s funding of €68m for next year – an increase of €3 million from 2017 – would allow it to meet existing commitments but would severely hamper efforts to broaden support to artists and organisations nationwide.

The increase of less than 5 per cent compares with an 8 per cent increase last year following several years of cuts.

“While this will be a very difficult year for us and those we fund, we trust that the Taoiseach and Government will stand over the promise to double funding to the arts and culture sector by 2024,” said Ms Pratschke in reference to a promise made in May by Mr Varadkar.

Chair of the National Campaign for the Arts (NCFA), Jo Mangan stated that, “The Budget 2018 decisions are completely inconsistent with the commitments, and indeed policy focus, outlined by An Taoiseach and through the prism of Creative Ireland. We’re deeply disappointed at the funding allocations issued today and call on An Taoiseach to outline how his commitment of a 100% uplift to the Department’s funding will now be achieved over the coming years. Today’s announcements have proved underwhelming for our beleaguered sector where even the announcement of an increase in the minimum wage will have no impact as the majority of those working in the arts earn less than €10,000 per annum. We are a long way from restoring the €30 million stripped from the Arts Council funding since 2008. As we continue to sit at the bottom of the EU league for investment in the arts, the NCFA calls on the Government to apply their own strategy to double arts funding to the EU average as a matter of urgency.”.

The Moon Belongs to Everyone | Maeve Clancy at Galway Arts Centre

16 to 29 October 2017

The Moon Belongs to Everyone is an immersive installation that looks at journeys of child migrants and how to feel safe and ‘at home’ while moving through unknown spaces to a new home.

Artist Maeve Clancy uses the creation of temporary spaces beautifully made with paper to explore self-identity and a sense of self in children within the current landscape of the mass movement of people across the world. This show uses the simple notion of the universality of the night sky to examine the rights of the child, the moon being a symbol of unity in a world that is complex, complicated and often incredibly cruel. Can unity be found without the stripping away of one’s identity or difference?

This exhibition contains two environments: a space to be explored and which takes the visitor on a journey. The audience will discover hints of identities, people who have passed through and scraps of story. Then the audience’s journey is stopped. Not over, but halted. They can go no further and must sit and wait. Beautiful paper huts give them a place to shelter while they wait. Inside they can sit and read stories in image and words of other children who have left one home to find another elsewhere. Some in search of a better life, others to find a place of refuge.


Galway Arts Centre
47 Lower Dominick Street, Galway
T: (091) 565 886
E: info@galwayartscentre.ie
W: galwayartscentre.ie/ga

Here and Through | Luca Truffarelli and Federico Ortica at South Tipperary Arts Centre

9 October to 27 October 2017

Luca Truffarelli and Federico Ortica invite the audience to experience the present as a personal journey via an interactive mixed-media installation. A short video piece will be shown as part of the work, representing the endless voyage of a soul through past, present and future.

‘Here and Through’ will be the opening event of the Tipperary Dance Platform Internation Dance Festival.

All are welcome.

South Tipperary Arts Centre
25 Gladstone Street
Co. Tipperary
T: 052 61 27877
E: info@southtippartscentre.ie
W: southtippartscentre.ie

‘Selected Works’ | Cruthú West Wicklow Arts Group at McAuley Arts and Culture Centre, Naas

12 to 26 October 2017

Cruthú Art Group was established in 2006. It brings together local artists and craft-workers and provides a platform for them to share, support and promote their art and craft disciplines. This exhibition celebrates the diversity of styles and the broad range of artistic media used within the group. It showcases a mix of photography and painting. Including works in oil and acrylic, watercolour and mixed media.


McAuley Arts and Culture Centre
Sallins Rd, Naas East, Naas, Co. Kildare
T: 045897833
E: curator@mcauleyplace.ie
W: mcauleyplace.ie/facilities/arts-centre

SS2017 | Rowena Keaveny & Julie Spollen at Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore

16 October 2017 to 8 October 2018

This exhibition of artworks is the outcome of a visual arts project called Stop and Sit undertaken by artists, Rowena Keaveny and Julie Spollen.

It encapsulates the interactions and observations with participating staff at Tullamore hospital. Health humanities and a realisation of the unquantifiable benefits the arts have for our health is here to stay. Accessible creative spaces, where people cross between disciplines, may solve some of the health, social and care issues of our times.

This artists in residency project was a collaboration between Anam Beo, Offaly County Council Arts Office and Midlands Regional Hospital, Tullamore.


Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore
Arden Rd, Puttaghan, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, R35 NY51

Pop Up Gallery | Marja Van Kampen’s and Martina Furlong at Wexford Fringe Festival

19 October to 5 November 2017

Artists Martina Furlong and Marja van Kampen will exhibit their colourful paintings and limited edition prints in their Pop-Up Gallery in No. 16 George Street, Wexford at the Wexford Fringe Festival. Open daily 11.00-17.00.

The official opening of the exhibition will take place on Saturday, October 21st at 3pm.

All are welcome.


RE:VIEW | Group Exhibition at The Complex, Dublin

25 to 30 October 2017

Participating artists: Laura Bateman, Elliott Browne-Clarke, David Dooley, Andrew Freeland, Irene Gaspari, Cristina Gismondi, Patricia Healy, Jonathan Ho, Esther Kane, Seán Laoide-Kemp, Sinead McCarthy, Richie Mooney, Jessica Skelton, Killian Walpole, Adrian Wojtas.

This group exhibition features a great variety of young and refreshing approaches to the medium of photography, video and film. The works exhibited here present the 15 recent graduates from the Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology as lens-based emerging artists, who’s aim is to introduce their artistic practices to Dublin’s art scene and audience.


The Complex
15 Little Green St,
Dublin 7
T: (01) 544 6922
E: orla@thecomplex.ie
W: thecomplex.ie

The Art Market | Galway Arts Centre Seeks Particiapants for its Christmas Art Market

Deadline for application: 31 October 2017
Call for Participants for The Art Market at Galway Arts Centre

The Galway Arts Centre is currently seeking participants for its Christmas Art Market.
The entire Gallery on Lower Dominick Street will be transformed into a bustling market for three weekends running up to Christmas. November 25th + 26th and December 9th + 10th and 16th + 17th. The opening hours will be 10am to 6pm each day.
Pitches are at a rate of 50 euro a day to be paid on acceptance. This is non refundable. Where needed the Gallery will provide tables + chairs.
Interested parties are invited to submit their expression of interest accompanied by the following information to info@galwayartscentre.ie by close of business on Tuesday 31st of October 2017.
1. Product description, including 1-3 images
2. Product price range
3. Link to website or social media page


Screen Printing Workshop with Linda Condon, Pearse Street, Dublin

Our second 6 week Screen Printing Workshop begins Monday, November 13. For those who were on the waiting list for our last workshop, please come and join us for this one.

You’ll be amazed how quickly you pick up the essential skills to print your own designs. And with the upcoming holiday season, you can share your screen prints with family and friends as gifts, or make personalized greeting cards. See for yourself the great work done by past students in our student gallery section, in screenexpressions.com. It is amazing what they have created and this was their first introduction to the process.

Due to limited places (10) a booking fee is required to hold a spot.

Dates: November 13 to December 18
Times: Monday 6 to 9 pm
Location: Pearse Street, Dublin
Booking: lindacondon1@hotmail.com or 0872865020
Website: screenexpressions.com

Outreach + Engagement Intern Wanted at Belfast Exposed

Job Title: Outreach and Engagement Intern
Employer: Belfast Exposed Photography
Place of work: 23 Donegall Street, Belfast, BT1 2FF
Reports to: Communications and Engagement Officer
Duration: Six months with view to extend, commencing November 2017
Salary: National Living Wage
Hours of work: 30 hours per week, Tuesday to Saturday. Flexible working including evenings will be required
Benefits: 32 days per annum (pro rata) paid holiday (including public holidays)

Job Description
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Belfast Exposed’s Outreach and Engagement Department and make a vital contribution to this long established photography organisation as part of a dynamic and committed team. With an ability to thrive in a fast paced and demanding working environment, the successful candidate will work with the Outreach and Engagement Team to provide logistical, administrative and technical support to the organisation’s outreach and engagement programmes, helping to build wider community and public interest in our work as well as providing administrative support to staff. The right candidate for this job will be someone who seeks to build a career in arts/community arts management, development and administration.

For more information please visit: belfastexposed.org/newsstory/Job_Vacancy_Outreach_and_Engagement_Intern

Letterpress + Linocut Christmas Cards with Mary Plunkett at Graphic Studio Dublin

Students will learn how to make a celebratory or invitation card using both letterpress and linocut. The first day will be spent typesetting and printing the cards, and during the second day the image will be cut in lino and added to make a finished piece. Each participant should complete approximately 10 cards. Suitable for: Beginners and Intermediate.

Dates: Saturday 9th + Sunday 10th December
Times: 10am to 4pm
Fee: €170
Location: Graphic Studio Dublin, Distillery Court, 537 North Circular Road, Dublin 1.
Booking: graphicstudiodublin-shop.squarespace.com

Drypoint, Chine Collé + Contact Mono Weekend Workshop at Graphic Studio Dublin

Drypoint, Chine Collé + Contact Mono Weekend Workshop with Niamh Flanagan and Clare Henderson at Graphic Studio Dublin.
Students will be introduced to basic printmaking practice and will develop these skills over the duration of the course. We will begin the course by introducing students to contact monoprints. In the afternoon the focus will be on making drypoint plates and printing them. Students can create line and tone without acid with this method. We can then use printmaking techniques like roll-ups and chine collé to further develop our images. Suitable for: Beginners & Intermediate.

Dates: Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd December
Times: 10am to 4pm
Fee: €170
Location: Graphic Studio Dublin, Distillery Court, 537 North Circular Road, Dublin 1.
Booking: graphicstudiodublin-shop.squarespace.com

Etching Weekend with Niamh Flangan and Clare Henderson at Graphic Studio Dublin

Students will be introduced to basic printmaking practice and will develop these skills over the duration of the course. We will begin the course by introducing students to creating an image with drypoint or contact monoprint to get used to the printmaking process. Students will then create line on a copper plate using the hard ground or soft ground method. Suitable for beginners.

Dates: Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th November
Times: 10am to 4pm
Fee: €170
Location: Graphic Studio Dublin, Distillery Court, 537 North Circular Road, Dublin 1.
Booking: graphicstudiodublin-shop.squarespace.com

Screenprint Workshop with Siobhan Hyde at Graphic Studio, Dublin 1

Date: Saturday 4 + Sunday 5 November
Time: 10am to 4pm
Cost: €170
Location: Graphic Studio Dublin, Distillery Court, 537 North Circular Road, Dublin 1
Booking: graphicstudiodublin-shop.squarespace.com/graphic-studio-courses/screenprinting?p
Suitable for: Beginners + Intermediate.



This course will provide an introduction to the screen print process using paper stencils as an immediate and satisfying method of image making. Over the two day workshop you will learn how to make paper stencils, register and print a multi colour edition.

Encaustic + Mixed Media Portraiture and Figurative Workshop, EOM Studios, Mayo

Encaustic and Mixed media Portraiture and Figurative Workshop
Location: EOM Studios, Mulranney, Co Mayo
Dates: November 15/16/17 2017
Times: 10.00am – 5pm
Cost: 295 euros incl most materials
Booking: artforlife@live.ie

This fast paced hands-on workshop will investigate exploratory techniques and approaches in Encaustic Portraiture and Figurative art. We will focus on the creation of rich and expressive surface designs and original pieces done with a combination of encaustic painting and mixed media techniques. Throughout the workshop, some different demonstrations will be done, providing an extensive arsenal of visually-stimulating possibilities for artists to explore. Both encaustic and mixed-media techniques will be covered, including creating alternative working grounds, using a wide variety of tools, altering the painting surface in imaginative ways, and utilizing original and exciting mixed-media techniques to create stunning effects.
For more information visit: www.loramurphypaintings.com