Daily Archives: November 8, 2017

Job Vacancy | Assistant Curator at the Barbican, London

Closing date: Thursday 16 November, midday

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Curator to join the Barbican International Enterprises department during the development and delivery of the Barbican Centre’s new Artificial Intelligence exhibition and season of linked events to be held from June to September 2019.

Barbican International Enterprises conceives curates and manages a range of touring exhibitions, principally focused on the digital and moving image, but encompassing contemporary art, design, film, animation, music and video games.

This role will provide administrative and curatorial support to the two Guest Curators of the Artificial Intelligence exhibition and the Head of Barbican International Enterprises. You will assist with content research, development, artist commissioning, loan negotiation and rights clearance for the exhibition. You will work in close collaboration with internal staff and external partners to organise the exhibition installation, including registration and condition checking.

The successful candidate will hold a degree in a visual arts related discipline and must have significant experience of working in a gallery or museum, organising exhibitions or commissioning artists. Experience of curating in a specialist field is essential and a demonstrable interest and knowledge of artificial intelligence and technology in the areas of contemporary art, design, film and music is desirable.

18 months- Fixed Term Contract from January 2018 until June 2019
Starting salary £27,580 per annum

For more information and to apply online, please visit www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/jobs.

Job Vacancy | Associate Dean: Research at Central St Martins, London

Closing date: 30 November

The role of Associate Dean: Research is absolutely central to the intellectual and creative life of Central Saint Martins (CSM). The post holder will lead the way that CSM supports, develops and disseminates its research. The research base at CSM is already very strong, so there is the opportunity to develop new areas and collaborations, as well as bringing out the work of emerging researchers.

The post holder will need to respect and understand the broad range of research interests and methodologies that exist within CSM. The role also demands sensitive negotiation within the complex systems that any large institution throws up, particularly an understanding of the need to address both college and university needs. The post holder will also have to work closely with colleagues in the areas of knowledge exchange and contract research.

For full job description and application procedure see: ual.tal.net/vx/appcentre-1

Arts Council Announces Formation of Creative Schools Team

The Arts Council has announced the formation of the Scoileanna Ildánacha/Creative Schools team. Two teachers have been seconded full-time to the initiative; Laura Keogh (Post-Primary) and Ross Curran (Primary and Early Childhood). In addition to their experience as teachers, both bring a personal creative practice to the work of the team. The Arts Council has also appointed the international foundation, Creativity, Culture and Education (CCE) as project lead. CCE brings its experience of delivering arts and creativity programmes across the world to this initiative.

The Creative Schools initiative is a partnership between the Arts Council, the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and the Department of Education and Skills.

Scoileanna Ildánacha/Creative Schools aims to put the arts and creativity at the heart of children and young people’s lives. Participating schools will understand, develop and celebrate their engagement with the arts, empowering them to bring about real change in the way they work. They will draw on the range of resources within their school and wider community developing new ways of working that reinforce the impact of creativity on student learning, development, and wellbeing.

Central to the initiative is the role of the Creative Associate. The Creative Associate is essential in embedding inspirational creative practices in teaching and learning. Creative Associates work in partnership with a number of schools, clustered by region, to develop the knowledge, expertise and approaches that will sustain each school’s creative practice. They provide a mechanism for these schools to begin to share their learning and good practice together.

A call will open for the role of Creative Associate in November 2017. Further details will be available here: artscouncil.ie/Creative-Schools/

VAI Workshop | Sustaining Your Practice – Clonmel

Wednesday 22 November, 10.30am to 16.30pm

Sustaining Your Practice looks at the practical, creative and career challenges of sustaining your visual arts practice and aims to address questions about how we sustain and continue to grow in our practices as artists. How do we keep our work and selves energised and connected with new opportunities, platforms, modes of working and with peers and make the best of our livelihoods. Following contributions from artist Martina Galvin and curator Maeve Mulrennan artists will have the opportunity to avail of a limited number of 1-to-1 advice clinics. We will provide a separate booking page for artists to register for these clinics.

In partnership with Tipperary County Council and hosted by South Tipperary Arts Centre.

For more information and to book visit: visualartists.ie/professional-development

VAI Workshop | Health and Safety Awareness for Visual Artists and Studio Groups

Friday 1 December

Part 1 – H+S Awareness and Risk Assessments – (10.30 – 13.00)
Vincent Kiely will discuss the need for developing Health and Safety Awareness around your work as an artist or studio manager. He will also look at how to undertake Risk Assessments for art projects, processes or events through scenarios provided by participant artists. Giving artists the tools to undertake risk assessments as an ongoing part of their work practice.

Lunch Break

Part 2 – Materials and Processes – (14.00 – 14.45)
Mick O’Hara / Workshop Technician, Fire Station Artists’ Studios will discuss Health & Safety issues to consider when using a range of chemicals, materials and processes in the studio.

Part 3 – Health and Safety for Studios – (15.00 – 15.45)
Helen Carey / Director of Fire Station Artists’ Studios will provide insight into developing a Health and Safety Policy and maintaining good H+S practices within a studio, also looking at the legal obligations around Health and Safety in the Studio.

Visual Artists Ireland
Windmill View House,
Oliver Bond Street
Dublin 8

For more information and to book visit: visualartists.ie/professional-development

VAI Workshop | Costing and Pricing Your Work with Patricia Clyne-Kelly POSTPONED   Recently updated !

Postponed: February 2018, date to be confirmed.

Whether submitting a commission proposal, working to a project budget or selling your work, it is essential to know how to calculate costs and to have confidence that the price you ask will be sufficient to cover expenses and generate an income and funds for future research and developments during the quiet times.

This workshop will look at basic financial accounting and is simplified into a structure that will assist artists with money matters. It looks at developing a day rate for your work as an artist, building in ongoing overheads into your costings for projects of all kinds whether: workshops; commissions and exhibition fees or pricing individual works of art.

There will be some hands on exercises that Patricia may ask you to do so please do come prepared with pen and paper. The session is also intended to be complimentary to other VAI workshops such as Creative Proposals and Public Art Proposals.

Visual Artists Ireland
Windmill View House,
Oliver Bond Street
Dublin 8

For more information and to book visit: visualartists.ie/professional-development

Frederic William Burton and The West | Lecture with Dr. Marie Bourke at The Model

Thursday 16 November, 6pm

Dr. Marie Bourke (former Keeper-Head of Education), curator of the exhibition: Frederic William Burton: For the Love of Art will reflect on the life achievements of Burton, including his work in the West of Ireland.

Bourke will shed light on this leading water colourist of the Pre-Raphaelite era.

Tickets €5

Book here: hemodel.ie/lecture-frederic-william-burton

The Model
The Mall, Co. Sligo
T: 071 914 14 05
E: info@themodel.ie
W: themodel.ie

Open Call | FAXBOX PROJECT, Co. Roscommon

Artist Noel Molloy invites artists to participate in The FAXBOX PROJECT. The next FAXBOX PROJECT will take place at ARTS CABARET 16 at Murrays Bar Knockcroghery Roscommon from 8.00pm to 11.00pm on the 25th of November.

Create a drawing, collage , write a poem, prose or song, or whatever you wish to put on an A4 sheet of paper, black and white preferable. The work will be printed on the night and posted during the event. Later they will be added to the FAXBOX website.

For those who wish to send work and are unable to send it on the night of the event they can do so at any time before the 25th November and it will be added to the event/ website.

Please write clearly your name and address on the top of the paper so your work can be credited.

As faxes are no longer widely used you can also send your A4 work to molloy_noel@hotmail.com

You can view previous ARTS CABARET and FAXBOX PROJECT work on www.faxboxart.weebly.com

IMMA / NIVAL Seminar | ROSC 50 Artist Research at IMMA

Saturday 11 November, 2.00 to 5.00pm

Showcasing new ROSC50 Artist Research Commissions by Amanda Coogan, Emma Haugh, Christodoulos Makris, Nathan O’Donnell and Suzanne Walsh.

An important part of the IMMA/ NIVAL ROSC 50 collaboration is to generate new research and new perspectives from both artists and audiences today, and to record these for future generations. Audiences are invited to attend a seminar comprising of artists’ performance, lecture presentations, screening and a panel discussion. This includes research projects in response to the Rosc exhibitions: ‘Prologue’ by artist Amanda Coogan, ‘Poverty of Vision’ by Emma Haugh and a collaborative project titled ‘Inflamatory Speech’ by Christodoulos Makris, Nathan O’Donnell and Suzanne Walsh. Each artist has taken as their starting point the material relating to the Rosc exhibitions in the NIVAL archive, and are responding to themes relating to the ambition, memory and legacy of Rosc and also the critical and public engagement with the exhibitions.

Other contributions will be presented by Brenda Moore-McCann, art historian, writer and appointed researcher of the IMMA/NIVAL: ROSC 50 – 1967 / 2017 project, and Valerie Connor, curator and educator, D.I.T.

Johnston Suite
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin 8
T: 01-612990
E: info@imma.ie
W: imma.ie

Funding | Arts Council Northern Ireland Annual Funding Programme 2018-19

Application deadline: Thursday 14 December, 4pm

The Arts Council is now inviting organisations to submit their applications to the Annual Funding Programme 2018-19.
The Arts Council’s Annual Funding Programme aims to support Northern Ireland’s arts infrastructure through grants to organisations working across all art forms and practices.

Organisations receiving support for core and programming costs must demonstrate that they require a year-round resource and should apply for their complete programme for the year.

The Arts Council’s Annual Funding Programme has been independently reviewed by the Strategic Investment Board to ensure strategic alignment with the draft Programme for Government (PfG) 2016-2021 and the Minister’s emerging Strategy for Culture and Arts (2016-26).

Sample application forms are now available and organisations are encouraged to download and read through the programme guidance notes and the appropriate art form criteria documents before submitting their applications. Guidance documents for new applicants are also available.

For full details please visit artscouncil-ni.org/funding/scheme/annual-funding-programme

School Kiln, kickwheel and cowley double drive wheel for sale

School pottery kiln, 3 standing kick wheels and 1 cowley double drive electric wheel for sale in the Galway area.

Potterycrafts School Front loading kiln, seldom used and in perfect working order. Sale includes the controller and any internal kiln props.

Maximum temperature 1300″C
Supply required: Single Phase -40 amps or 3 phase-15 amps.
Weight: 300kg
Power: 7.5 kW
Brick to door seal.
External Size: w76 x d100 x h156.
Internal firing capacity approx: 128 LT. (4.52cuft)

3 school Standing kickweels for sale. Seldom used and in perfect working order.

-flywheel positioned immediately beneath the working tray.
-front mounted treadle
-carriage handles on either side of the wheel frame
-drainage facility
-silent runner
-self aligning ball bearing
-anti slid feet to aid levelling or alter the height of the wheelhead.

Collection must be arranged by the buyer.


Contact kthornton@stpaulsoughterard.ie

The Artists’ Estates Conference 2017, RHA, Dublin

Thursday 23 November, 10am to 5pm

Artists’ estates are an integral part of managing an artist’s legacy and yet little attention has been given to this area in Ireland. The sudden responsibility for an artistic legacy is not an easy role to manage. There is a role for diverse partners in this. Private and public as well as academic institutions have an important part to play.

The Artists’ Estates Conference will bring together participants with experts from the relevant fields of artists’ legacy planning and management. Sessions will address legal and financial considerations as well as providing practical advice around preserving, promoting and enhancing the legacy. The event is designed to provide knowledge from industry professionals sharing their insights as well as a networking opportunity for legal and financial advisors, artists, estates and art-world professionals. As well as legal and tax issues, sessions will look at the art market and the role played by museums, archives and commercial galleries. The day-long event will be essential for professionals who advise those entrusted with an artist’s legacy and will be eligible for Continuing Professional Development Points.

This initiative is a collaborative venture between the Irish Visual Artists Rights Organisation (IVARO) and Visual Artists Ireland (VAI).

Tickets: €80 (IVARO / VAI Members) | €160 (non members)
Location: RHA Gallery, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2

For more information and to book: ivaro.ie/artists-estates-conference-2017/
For queries or further information email: licensing@ivaro.ie

Open Call | Hospitalfield Interdisciplinary Residencies 2017/18

Application Deadline: Monday 4 December 2017, midnight

Hospitalfield’s Interdisciplinary Residencies are open for application. Space for thinking: across art forms. Open to writers, designers, artists, curators, musicians, researchers, educators…

Residency Periods

  • 12 – 25 March 2018
  • 4 – 18 May 2018
  • 20 August – 2 September 2017
  • 5 – 18 November 2017

Eligibility: International and UK-based artists, writers, architects, producers, dancers, choreographers, curators, designers, educators, researchers and others developing their working lives within the scope of contemporary cultural practices.
Selectors: Cara Ellison, games journalist and developer, and Jenni Fagan, novelist and poet.
Places: 8 for each residency period
Cost: £630 for a two week full board residency

A highly international part of Hospitalfield’s programme which is open to those working across the arts who recognise that they require some time to focus on the development of their work. For individuals or collaborative groups it can be a test bed for developing their practice and a scenario to concentrate on a specific project.

More information and to apply: hospitalfield.org.uk/interdisciplinary

A Collection of Wonders | Isidro Ferrer at Instituto Cervantes, Dublin

16 November 2017 to 10 February 2018

Isidro Ferrer is a renowned designer and illustrator in his native Spain and worldwide. In November, he brings his remarkable poster design work and book illustration to Ireland in a three month exhibition in Instituto Cervantes, Dublin. The show is curated by Cristina García, an expert in cultural management and illustration from Asturias, Spain and she will give an introduction on the night to Ferrer’s work.

The free exhibition opens on Thursday the 16th of November from 6pm to 8pm and runs until Saturday the 10th of February.

Isidro Ferrer (born Madrid, 1963) is currently one of the most representative artists in Spain in the fields of design and illustration. He has worked for international firms as a commercial artist, graphic designer and in animation and storyboarding for TV. In Spain, he has received the National Design Award in 2002, the National Illustration Award in 2006.

He has also been granted a European Design Award in the Posters category in 2008 and gained the Silver in the Golden Label Awards in 2013. His work has been exhibited in numerous solo shows in Spain, France, Chile, Mexico or Portugal, among other countries.

Instituto Cervantes, Lincoln House, Lincoln Place, Dublin 2
Tel.: 353 01 631 15 33
E: cendub@cervantes.es
W: dublin.cervantes.es/en

Helium Arts Seeking Arts Volunteers

Closing date: 24 November

Helium Arts is Ireland’s children’s arts and health organisation. Since 2009, they have supported 2,540 children, teens and their families to let their creativity shine in 11 counties across Ireland. Their award-winning creative projects and partnerships provide much-needed distraction and relief from the loneliness and sadness caused by life-long illness.

In 2017, Helium Arts connected 486 kids and teens living with illness with professional artists to inspire them for life. This year, the Christmas campaign aims to raise much-needed funds to ensure that Helium Arts can connect many more sick children with artists in four regions across Ireland in 2018. Helium Arts are looking for arts volunteers and ambassadors to join us at a market stall for the Dublin Christmas flea market.

Arts volunteers
Do you have a creative flare and passion for working with children? As an arts volunteer, you will facilitate children to take part in a creative arts-based activity, using paint, glue, glitter, feathers, pencils and many more treasures to transform into a Festive Forest Fawn. You will encourage children to let their creativity free and allow them to explore their own sense of self through creative expression.

Key dates:
14th – 17th December
All volunteers will be asked to volunteer for one full day (8 hours) or two half days (4 hours each)
All volunteers will be given full induction into their roles and will be supported by members of the Helium Arts team and long-term volunteers.
If you are interested, please email anna@helium.ie indicating which role you are interested in and why you would like to get involved.


The Home Front | Irish Home Fronts at PLACE, Belfast

16 November to 22 December 2017

The exhibition contrasts domestic façades from the disparate island locations of Ireland and Galveston. It focuses on the ways people design and organise the fronts of their homes which appear to be regarded not so much as functional spaces but more as areas of public display.

Irish Home Fronts become sites of individual and cultural expression, adorned with ornaments that represent the householders’ personal interests. They can suggest a fantasy world where myth and romance feature alongside a nostalgia for an idealised past. In contrast, the dwellings on the island of Galveston reflect the damage and rebuilding following the disasters that accompany hurricanes. Austere frontages incorporate practical measures for disaster avoidance arising from storm surges.

The idea behind the comparison arose not so much by design but more to do with the fortunes of personal circumstances of living and working in unfamiliar environments. Consequently the exhibition also questions the scope and limitations of attempting to make a comparison between locations.

Last year, the exhibition was shown in Galveston at the Avery‐Winkler Artway, University of Texas Medical Branch and at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

PLACE Built Environment Centre
7-9 Lower Garfield Street, Belfast, BT1 1FP
T: ​(+44) 28 9023 2524
E: info@placeni.org
W: placeni.org

Encaustic Workshop with Isabelle Gaborit at Solas Art Gallery, Leitrim

During this half 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. This class is very popular, is designed for everyone: absolute beginners and developing artists alike, mostly people who have never practised encaustics and wish to discover this wonderfully versatile medium .

Isabelle will introduce you to the basic techniques of encaustic painting, sharing its spontaneous virtues of working with texture and colours 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.

Art Classes for everyone: absolute beginners and developing artists alike.
Subjects covered during the introduction class:

• Safety, ventilation, corrects working temperatures, and proper use of equipment.
• Appropriate supports and grounds, palette, brushes, colours and studio set up.
• Different ways to apply paint, fusing options.
• How to achieve a smooth/textured surface.
• Stencilling
• Make your own encaustic medium and colours

Dates: 21th November
Times: 11am – 3:30pm
Fee: €50
Location: Solas Art Gallery, Ballinamore, County Leitrim
Booking: talk to Ben or Gail at 071 964 4210 or email at info@solasart.ie
Website: isabellegaborit.com/workshop/

The Waiting Room | Christopher Mahon at At the Station, Mohill

12 November 2017

During ‘In more than admiration he admired’, Christopher Mahon sets up a conversation with a rug. Bleached in a bathtub, dyed in a pier-side washing machine, this XL rug spreads across the floor of Mohill Station waiting room. Throwing off spotted patterns pinched from Titian, the piece acts as a prelude to future outings.


Christopher Mahon is a sculptor and choreographer. His work often employs elements of performance, movement and dance, together with stone sculptures that more often than not imply human action or presence.

Mahon (b. 1988, Dublin) recently completed an MA in Art Research and Collaboration IADt (2016). Recent exhibitions and performances include The Longest Arms In The History Of Pugilism starring Oona Doherty at IMMA, Dublin (2017), tantrum-twisters at Open Avoonds De Appel, Amsterdam (2017), only connect at Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin (2017), You Can’t Un-See Something at Lambert Puppet Theatre, Dublin (2016), and This is Public & Sexy, curated by RGKSKSRG, Dublin (2016). Mahon will begin a two-year residency at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam in 2018.


The Waiting Room is an experimental salon series hosted by artist Jessica Kelly at the old railway station in Mohill. Taking place on Sunday afternoons, the salon welcomes a different special guest on each occasion, who is given free reign to use the space as they wish: for a lecture, discussion or other form of experimental or participative event.

The titular waiting room sets the stage for philosophical and artistic enquiry, conversation and reflection on the nature of existence and the passing of time.

At The Station
The Old Station, Station Road, Mohill
T: +353 86 877 6204
W: atthestation.net
E: meetme@thestation.net

Pearl | Monika Bogyos at A4 Sounds Gallery, Dublin

17 to 26 November 2017

Pearl is a new body of work by Monika Bogyos, created while on residency at A4 Sounds. She has created numerous intricate textile pieces by reusing and reworking images from notebooks from her time as a student. Each work is inspired by her everyday life, and by her experiences during her three-month residency.

Monika has employed a phenomenally wide range of materials, including unprimed canvas, textiles, embroidery threads, felt, ink pencils, ink blocks, photographs, unbleached muslin, buttons, etching, prints, human hair, shells, stones, oil paint, glass wax, pearls and glass. These materials substantially transform and bring new life to previous work, which would otherwise have been stored away, forgotten and subject to the erasures of time.

Gracefully weaving together contrasting styles and disparate approaches to her materials and subjects, Monika brings the viewer on a playful and fantastical journey, akin to exploring a symbolic taxonomy of an otherworldly flora, a ritual semiotics of healing, wellbeing, connection and care. Individual details almost seem to dance forth from the fabric, with a dynamic interplay of vibrant colours between pieces. Each piece is completely different to the next, but with a profusive organicism throughout, and all are imbued with her truly individual style and approach to textiles and sculpture.


A4 Sounds
St Joseph’s Parade
off Upper Dorset Street
Dublin 1
E: hello@a4sounds.org
W: a4sounds.org