Daily Archives: November 13, 2017


Are you or your arts organisation ready for Brexit?

As negotiations continue and the media machines churn out more and more unknowing about what the future will look like Post Brexit, there is almost stony silence within the visual arts sector about the potential impacts of Brexit on individuals and organisations alike. It is for this reason that we have prepared this ready reckoner. Its only purpose is to prompt people about what the future impacts may be on their work. It is a far from comprehensive list and has no real direct answers, so we hope people will see it as a first step aid to prepare them for might lie ahead.

We are grateful to InterTradeIreland for allowing us to use their research to shortcut our own thinking in the area.

Are You Brexit Ready?


From Fake Mountains to Faith (Hungarian Trilogy) | Szabolcs KissPál at Project Arts Centre

23 November to 20 December
Exhibition opening on Thursday 23 November from 6pm to 8pm, artist talk in the gallery from 5.30pm.

From Fake Mountains to Faith (Hungarian Trilogy) is a docu-fiction project by Szabolcs KissPál. In line with the artist’s previous works, the exhibition investigates political communities, not as inherited or essentialist, but as complexly constructed entities. Through various media and representational techniques, KissPál re-examines and opens a new perspective on a series of charged, ever-changing symbols that have been repeatedly exploited to promote a homogenous and oppressive idea of the Hungarian nation.

At the centre of his investigations, and translated for an international perspective, is an analysis of the quite recent authoritarian turn and development of ‘illiberal’ Hungarian state policy. From Fake Mountains to Faith (Hungarian Trilogy) examines the complex and shifting relationship between this state policy and the political and cultural philosophy that operates as its ideological basis.

Project Arts Centre, 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
T: +353 1 8819 613
E: gallery@projectartscentre.ie
W: projectartscentre.ie


Job Vacancy | Assistant Manager (Programmes) at National Gallery Singapore

Application deadline: 4 December

National Gallery Singapore is a visual arts institution which oversees the largest public collection of modern art in Singapore and Southeast Asia. Situated in the heart of the Civic District, the Gallery is housed in two national monuments—City Hall and former Supreme Court—that have been beautifully restored and transformed into this exciting venue.

In this full-time role, working under the direction of the Assistant Director (Programmes), the candidate will be responsible for developing programmes that enable the National Gallery Singapore’s to reach a broad-based audience, with a focus on families, youth and non-traditional museum going audiences.

The candidate will be part of a team that develops, implements and oversees the Gallery’s programmes, community events and festivals in collaboration identified within the Gallery’s partnership network.

The candidate will be part of the dynamic Programmes team under the Audience Development and Engagement division, to develop strategies and grow community partnerships to help increase public familiarity with the Gallery’s identity, mission, and services, with the goal of bringing the non-traditional museum going audiences into the Gallery.

For more information and application details: nationalgallery.sg/AM-M-SM-Programmes.pdf


Studio Space with Living Quarters Available, West of Ireland

Studio includes Living accommodation, which consists of 1 double bedroom, bathroom, Kitchen/dining/living room, wifi, washing machine, parking.

Available from 6th of December 2017 up to April/May 2018.

€600 pm + utilities
(1 months deposit + 1 month in advance)

Ideally located in the a quiet street of the village, the gateway to the majestic landscape of the Burren, on the West Coast Of Ireland.

Surrounded by endless sources of inspiration this could be a great opportunity you to get some time away from the norm and get immersed in something new.

Parking space available, the village also has a regular bus service to Galway and to the Cliffs of Moher and everywhere in between. The Village has a vibrant art scene with many artists and musicians living and working in the area, also has lots of Cafés and good eateries, a health food shop, 2 supermarkets, pharmacy not to mention several charming Pubs that have regular traditional Irish music sessions, if that’s your thing.

Email for more information: seaspirit121@gmail.com


Open Call | Embracing Our Differences Competition 2018, Florida

Application deadline: 9 January

Embracing Our Differences invites you to participate in its exhibition competition for 2018 and in creating a world where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated.

Artists, photographers, professionals, amateurs, students are all invited to submit their interpretation of the theme “enriching lives through diversity”.

In 2018, a total of $3,000 US will be awarded in the form of three separate awards — $1,000 each for “Best-in-Show Adult”, “Best-in-Show Student” and the “People’s Choice” award.

Embracing Our Differences’ annual international outdoor juried art exhibition features billboard-size images and is displayed during April and May each year in Island Park along Sarasota’s bayfront in Southwest Florida. nLast year, the competition received more than 10,761 individual entries from 115 countries and 48 states. A total of 90 winning works were selected.

Become a part of this exciting change through your visual art or creative writing submission to the 15th annual Embracing Our Differences juried competition.

For more information and application details: embracingourdifferences.org


Studios Available at The Courthouse Gallery and Studios, Co. Clare   Recently updated !

The Courthouse Gallery and Studios comprises of a gallery, a project space, four artists’ studios, a workshop space and a recording studio. It is located in Ennistymon, serving the region of North West Clare. The organisation is a registered charity and is funded on a not-for-profit basis by Clare County Council, LEADER, the Arts Council (project funding), and through self-realised fundraising.

Housed in a restored Georgian courthouse building, the four studios offer 24/7 access, are situated on the first floor (no lift), and have good natural light.

The Courthouse is now inviting applications from professional visual artists for occupancy of two of the studios, with a minimum licencing of three months, to a maximum term of 2 years and 9 months. Professional craft makers will also be considered.
Heat, light and broadband are included in the monthly fee of €150, payable in advance on the 1st of each month.

Please send submissions by email, and include the following:
* A letter of interest
* CV and biography
* Documentation of work – provide at least 10 examples in Jpeg or PDF format

Deadline for applications is 16th December 2017. Send emails to info@thecourthousegallery.com, including ‘Studio Application’ in the subject line.

hecourthousegallery.com/open-call-available-studios/


Resistance of Weather | Make Your Own Weather Station Workshop at Sirius Arts Centre

The weather is a constant source of conversation in Ireland. It’s constantly changing. Climate is what happens when you collect decades of data about the weather and “smooth out” the individual events to see the trends over time. But you need to collect that data first. Find out how to make your own electronic weather station.

Will Knott, from the Tyndall National Institute’s MakerDojo will guide you through the construction and programming of a weather station so you can make and customise your own. You’ll get hands on experience with wiring and sensors and discover that you might be able to get the robot overlords working for you! MakerDojo is a hardware-focused club encouraging the general public to explore science and technology in hands-on “hacker” style workshops inspired by the growing Maker movement, a worldwide community of hobbyists, students and enthusiasts who take a creative, DIY approach to technology, science and engineering. MakerDojo fosters experimentation, collaboration and innovation and aims towards a culture of inventors.

In association with If Not You, an exhibition of work by artist Mark Clare.
Kindly supported by Cork County Council Environmental Partnership.

Dates: Saturday 18 November
Times: 1pm-4pm
Fee: €5
Location: Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Co. Cork
Booking: info@siriusartscentre.ie
Website: siriusartscentre.ie


Arts, Culture and Heritage Framework | Consultation Sessions at F.E. McWilliam Gallery, Banbridge

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council has commissioned Thrive (formally Audiences NI) to deliver and integrated Arts, Culture and Heritage Framework for the area.

In order to ensure that as many people as possible are consulted about the framework, there will be three workshop sessions held which are open to anyone involved or interested in the development of arts, culture and heritage across Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon.

Dates: 23rd November 2017
Times: 19:30 – 21:00
Fee: Free
Location:
F.E. McWilliam Gallery,
200 Newry Rd,
Banbridge
Booking: RSVP by Wednesday 15th November to Pamela Meekin business@wewillthrive.co.uk
Website: femcwilliam.com


The Digger | Ali Cherri Film Screening at Void, Derry

21 November, 7pm

For twenty years, Sultan Zeib Khan has kept watch over a ruined Neolithic necropolis in the Sharjah desert in the United Arab Emirates. Although majestic, the wide–angle shots have no monumentalising intent: the beauty and extent of the site speak for themselves. What is playing out here is the possibility for one man to become part of a landscape that overwhelms him yet seems to need his help. Seen under the silhouette of a rock about to devour him or as a dwarfed gure spade in hand walking from the back of the frame, Sultan curiously busies himself from day to day to prevent the ruins… from falling into ruin.

The Digger, 2015, Video – 30 min
Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Imane Farès

Screening as part of Foyle Film Festival.
foylefilmfestival.org

Void, Patrick Street, Derry, BT48 7EL Northern Ireland
T: +44(0)28 7130 8080
E: hello@derryvoid.com
W: derryvoid.com


Papier Mache Workshop with Tom Campbell in Kinsale

Participants learn how to make a willow and wire armature and build a sculpture with newspaper and celotape, and a layers of papier mache using cardboard.

Participants are asked to bring photos, drawings or images of what they want to make .

Tom has worked in papier mache for over ten years and held many workshops. After the workshop Tom will be showing a selection of recent drawings and paintings.

To see some previous work
youtube.com/watch 

Dates: Sunday 26th November
Times:
Fee: €70
Location: Temperance Hall, Kinsale
Booking: tomartyc@gmail.com or 087 6102142


Waterford Crafts Christmas Craft Fair at Garter Lane Arts Centre

28 November to 23 December 2017

Explore the finest range of exclusive gift ideas handmade by local craftspeople at the annual Waterford Crafts Christmas Craft Fair. Over 40 craftspeople have come together to showcase some of the superb range of high quality products currently available anywhere in Ireland. The Waterford Crafts Christmas Craft Fair is a must see during your visit to the Winterval Festival. Everything you need to complete your Christmas shopping is all under one roof in this; the 34th year of the Southeast’s longest running Christmas Craft Fair.

Waterford Crafts members produce a wide variety of craft products from handwoven baskets and rugs to hand cut silver jewellery, water colour and oil paintings to quirky ceramics, handmade timber products and wood-turned creations to hand stitched leather belts and handbags, and luxury silk textiles to organic and aromatic skincare products and candles.

Why not create your own Christmas gifts this year and participate in one of the Waterford Crafts Workshops taking place in the Garter Lane Studios during the Winterval festivities. Learn how to make bespoke Christmas cards at the Festive Quilling Workshop with Karolina Laser on the 29th November, create your own Christmas willow decoration at the Festive Willow Workshop with basket weaver Cathy Hayden on Wednesday 6th December and on Wednesday 13th December make your own Christmas themed monoprints at the Festive Card Making Workshop with Sharon Fleming.

Garter Lane Arts Centre
O’Connell Street, Waterford
T: 051 855038
E: gallery@garterlane.ie
W: garterlane.ie


Unseen by my Open Eyes | Kevin Gaffney at Block 336, London

24 November to 22 December

Block 336 will present Unseen By My Open Eyes, the first solo exhibition of Irish artist Kevin Gaffney’s work in the UK, curated by Kathleen Soriano. A natural storyteller with a surrealistic bent, Gaffney considers issues of sexual and national identities through 4 seductive films that explore the construction, projection and manipulation of subjectivity. There will be an in-conversation between the artist and curator on 1st December at 8pm.

Kathleen Soriano is an independent curator and Chair of the Liverpool Biennial, formerly Director of Exhibitions at the Royal Academy of Arts, and Director of Compton Verney Art Gallery. In addition to Arts Council England support, this exhibition is also supported by The Elephant Trust, The Arts Council of Ireland, Culture Ireland, Guinness and Sky Arts.

kevin-gaffney.com
block336.com/unseen-by-my-open-eyes


Molesworth | Group Exhibition at The Lavit Gallery, Cork   Recently updated !

9 November to 2 December 2017

The Lavit Gallery is delighted to present an exhibition of works by Catherine Barron, Helen Blake, Thomas Brezing, Gabhann Dunne, Vera Klute and Jennifer Trouton.

Working with the Molesworth Gallery in Dublin, this exhibition brings six contemporary artists to Cork, to showcase some of the leading names in contemporary Irish art.

The Lavit Gallery
5 Father Mathew St,
Cork

T:(021) 427 7749
E: thelavitgallery@eircom.net
W: lavitgallery.com


Nonetheless Here | Markus Davies at Signal Arts Centre, Bray

20 November to 3 December 2017

Artist Markus Davies will be showing, his latest series of paintings, for the first time in his hometown of Bray with the support of the Signal Art Gallery.

Originally from Germany Markus studied Fine Art at the National college of Art and Design in Dublin. He has widely exhibited his work in Ireland and the UK.

In the past Markus has collaborated with Irish and international Artists in the aim to raise awareness of disused spaces within our towns and cities. He’s currently planning a new project in London, which will see him collaborating with UK based artists trying to create a dialogue between Artists across different disciplines, with similar interests and influences in relation to the urban environment.

“Nonetheless Here” inaugurates elements of Architecture and encounters the spaces, places and structures that surround us in day to day life.

The paintings are typically generated in response of the Artist own personal experience of the build environment we live in. Questioning how he perceives these spatial experiences and what he senses and feels while encountering these places.
Each painting oversteps the boundaries between art and everyday space, exploring tangible elements, unforeseen spatial configuration and ever changing conditions of our surroundings.

Markus is constantly analyzing images of the build environment trying to confront the blandness of these commodified urban spaces through the medium of paint and a format of human reflection.

For more information please visit markusdavies.com or contact Markus direct via email: markusdaviesinfo@.gmail.com

Signal Arts Centre, 1 Albert Avenue, Bray, Co. Wicklow
T: 353 01 276 20 39
E: info@signalartscentre.ie
W: signalartscentre.ie


Job Vacancy | Director of Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art, Toronto, Canada

Application deadline: 20 November

Founded in 1999 and based in Toronto, Prefix ICA is a public art gallery that fosters the appreciation and understanding of contemporary photographic, media and digital arts. Registered as a charitable organization and structured as an institute of contemporary art, education is foregrounded. As such, Prefix ICA’s exhibitions programme, with its ancillary activities, is complemented by the publication of a contemporary art magazine (Prefix Photo) and the presentation of an international lecture series (the Urban Field Speakers Series) – two unique programmes which serve as the gallery’s distinguishing features. With a facility in the heart of Toronto’s arts community at 401 Richmond West, Prefix ICA provides its staff with the opportunity to participate in an exciting, evolving organization in a dynamic arts environment. Prefix ICA stands as the only public art gallery – dedicated to contemporary art, independent of any partner, university or other corporate affiliation – in downtown Toronto.

Prefix ICA is currently recruiting a mature, experienced and motivated individual to assume the vital role of Director. Fulfilling the key staff leadership position within the gallery, the Director is responsible for conducting and supervising the artistic, financial and administrative operations of the gallery. Ensuring that the gallery realizes its strategic priorities, the Director works with the artistic director, supervises managerial staff, and reports to the Board of Directors. The Director has the opportunity to make a valuable contribution to the contemporary arts ecology – locally, nationally and internationally – while gaining an exceptional opportunity for professional growth and development.

The Director is a full-time permanent employee. The position requires 35 hours per week, with
occasional evenings. The salary is commensurate with experience, with professional
development opportunities.

See a full copy of the job posting at http://www.prefix.ca


Open Call | East Community Centre, London, Ontario, Canada

Application deadline: 15 December

The London Arts Council (Canada) is seeking to commission an artist or artist-led team to create a permanent new creation to be integrated into the site of the East Community Centre, a multi-purpose recreation facility to be opened in early 2019. The commissioned artist(s) will be expected to complete the project by spring 2019. This project is administered by the London Arts Council on behalf of the City of London’s Culture Office as part of the City of London Public Art Program and funded by the City of London.

The goals of the project include:

  • Supporting and enhancing the goals of the East Community Centre in providing a neighbourhood hub and destination centre for the East and Southeast area of London and in maximizing the potential for indoor and outdoor social space.
  • Enlivening the outdoor social spaces of the East Community Centre and engaging the community in an enhanced visitor experience.
  • Promoting the economic development and cultural identity of the neighbourhoods served by the East Community Centre.
  • Building strong community connections by providing artistic expression of the cultural diversity of the surrounding communities.
  • Providing accessible art that is relevant to London and Londoners through daily living, work, and play.

Budget
Up to $67,000.00 is the total amount available for all related expenses of this Public Art project, including (but not limited to) artist fees, site preparation and restoration, technical consultation, travel to the site, fabrication, insurance, installation, permit fees, documentation, all applicable taxes, etc.

For more information about this opportunity visit londonarts.ca/call-to-artists-ecc


Open Call | Artspace Exhibition Programme, Peterborough, ON, Canada

Application deadline: 9 December

Artspace is dedicated to presenting work from contemporary artists working in a variety of disciplines. The centre strives to present art that reflects and promotes the diversity of cultural and political perspectives that shape contemporary art practices. Submissions from emerging, mid-career and senior artists whose works is alternative, experimental and/or critically engaged are welcome. The centre welcomes submissions from individual artists, curators, and collectives to apply with new or existing exhibition proposals. Artspace is seeking proposals for Gallery 1 and 2, as well as offsite projects relevant to the centre’s mandate. All submissions must be made using Artspace’s online submission system.

Artspace provides curatorial support, installation assistance, insurance, promotion, and documentation of exhibitions, and when budgets allow, commission critical essays to accompany selected projects. Artspace is committed to paying artist and copyright fees according to the guidelines established by CARFAC.

You will be asked to include the following in your proposal:

  • Proposal/Project Description (1 page max)
  • Technical Requirements
  • Artist Statement (250 words max)
  • Artist Bio (250 words max)
  • Current CV (3 pages max)
  • Visual Support Material with Support Material List (15 images max)

All submissions should be made online through:artspace-arc.submittable.com/submit

For more information see: artspace-arc.submittable.com/


Uglified | Group Exhibition at In-spire Gallerie, Dublin

24 November to 20 November 2017

Dino Notaro curates our latest exhibition at Inspire Galerie Dublin. Along with a selected group of artists they will explore through art, text, and music the complex subject of self image and the search for balance in a world obsessed with creating the perfect look.

“I want to explore how we find our own way of feeling good about how we look. We are constantly being told how to do this, what to wear, and how important our image is to others. Who’s approval do we need?. Have we become clones of the demands that society push upon us?. Are we loved for who we are or what we present?.

I want to embrace our physical flaws and celebrate what makes us unique.There is many parts that make up who we are and getting the right balance is something many of us have explored in the past but now more than ever we need to address”

Inspire Galerie Dublin invite you to our latest group show “Uglified”. Join us for the opening night reception on Thursday Nov. 23rd from 6pm to 9pm.
This exhibition will feature works over a variety of media and will continue its run until December 30th with daily viewing at the gallery from 12pm to 3pm Tuesday to Friday.

In-spire Gallerie, 56 Gardiner Street Lower, Dublin
T: 085 277 9024
E: info@inspiregalerie.com
W: inspiregalerie.com/en/


Screen Printing Workshop with Aoife Barret at Galway Print Studio

Learn the craft of screen printing with Galway Print Studio member, Aoife Barret. The day starts with an introduction to materials, tools, and equipment followed by a display of screen prints made by students and professional print makers.

You will learn how to produce an original image to create a screen print through the techniques of exposing the image onto the screen, colour techniques and editing, registration, printing onto tote bags, cards and paper all in time for the festive season. You will be able to experiment as well.

Suitable for anyone who would like to experiment with the medium as well as those who would like to refresh their skills.

Dates: Wednesday 29 November
Times: 10am – 5pm
Fee: €55 members/ €65 non members
Location:

Galway Print Studio, Unit 8 , SCCUL Enterprise Centre, Ballybane, Galway
Booking: galwayprintstudio.ie/screenprinting