Daily Archives: December 19, 2017


A Celebration | Bray Adult Education Centre Exhibition at Signal Arts Centre

8 to 21 January

Bray Adult Education Centre (BAEC) exists to provide a second chance in education to adult learners. For the past decade and a half it has seen some of the most significant developments in education in Bray. Today there are over 150 students attending a variety of certified courses at BAEC. Subjects include Science, History, Information Technology (including Comp TIA A+), Childcare Studies, Art, Metalwork, Woodwork and ESOL. The Centre also exists to profile and promote student work.

The BAEC Art/ Craft/ Design Exhibition this year is a celebration of students’ work – past and present.

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


The Collective | Group Exhibition at Riverbank Arts Centre

5 to 26 January

Creative Well kick off the new year with a show from the collective of artists from the Open Studio project. This will be a group show, showcasing the works and talents of the artists attending the studio over the past 3 years. A lively variety of media, makers and technique.

“This Must Be the Place” is an arts and health residency at the Riverbank Arts Centre. Throughout 2017 and 2018 The Creative Well Arts Programme and Riverbank Arts Centre will open the McKenna Gallery to explore the gallery as a space and place for making, discussion, encountering and exhibition to huge success.

The Creative Well Programme is an inclusive visual arts project funded by Kildare County Council Arts Service and supported by The HSE Health Promotion Unit.

For queries on this year’s programme Carolann Courtney (Arts and Wellbeing Specialist for Co. Kildare) at thecreativewellkildare@gmail.com or 083 1709589

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street, Newbridge, Co. Kildare
T: (045) 448327
E: info@riverbank.ie
W: riverbank.ie


10 Stories to Dust | Keith Currams at Garter Lane Arts Centre

4 to 27 January

Garter Lane Arts Centre is delighted to present ’10 Stories to Dust’, a solo exhibition by artist Keith Currams. The R+H Hall building on Waterford’s North Quay has, at different times, been a landmark, a source of employment, an eyesore but always a talking point for anyone who has spent time in Waterford City. It was one of the last structures of an industrial past and symbolic of Ireland’s shared industrial heritage.

When the demolition of the building was confirmed, the artist began to visually document this process. The resulting series of photographs charts the very public process of destruction through abstract and pictorial compositions. Depictions of the interaction of man, machine, pigeon and structure encourage reflection on the dismantling of the last behemoth of our shared industrial past. The series of large scale photographic prints are presented with accompanying audio installation; a social history of first-hand accounts, anecdotal recollections and contemporary opinions about the significance of the R&H Hall building.

This exhibition creates a dialogue about industry and cultural identity in Waterford and how industrial decline has impacted the City socially and culturally. An eyesore to some, an icon to all and always a curiosity; 10 Stories to Dust explores many facets of this building and its demise visually and aurally.

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


Entries Open for Voluntary Arts Epic Awards 2018

The Epic Awards celebrate the achievement of creative groups across the UK and Republic of Ireland, by recognising the skill, innovation and hard work that goes into their activities. The annual awards are a chance to shine a spotlight on the excellent volunteer-led activities that take place in local communities all year round.

The Epic Awards have been running since 2010 and projects recognised with awards over the years have included ukulele groups, community festivals, a nativity play and a feature film. The aim is to reward the dedication, enthusiasm and creativity of your projects regardless of the art form or scale of the activities.

Voluntary Arts would be delighted to receive entries from all across the UK and Republic of Ireland, representing the full range of creative activities that we know take place in our communities. If you can share this opportunity with your networks, it would be greatly appreciated. Previous entrants are strongly encouraged to enter again and share the projects, events and moments that made their year memorable.

Winners and runners-up for each of the four national awards will be invited to join Voluntary Arts and other partners and supporters at the Epic Awards 2018 ceremony in Dublin in May 2018.

Enter here: voluntaryarts.org/epicawards


Per Cent for Art Commission | Fran O’Toole Bridge, Bray, Wicklow

Application deadline: 9 February 2018

Outlining a unique opportunity for national and international artists to develop a proposal for a Wicklow County Council Per Cent for Art Scheme commission for the linear walkway beginning at the Fran O’Toole Bridge, Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland.

This commission presents a challenging and exciting opportunity to deliver a new site-specific artwork. Wicklow County Council are seeking proposals for an imaginative, contemporary work to engage the public, sited within a new civic amenity that has been developed as part of the Flood Defence Scheme.

The budget available to the successful artist or team for the project will be €65,000.

Artists brief: FOT Brief – December 2017
For more information please follow this link to find the brief and other relevant supporting documents: drive.google.com/open

The selection process will take the form of a one stage competition. The selection panel will be comprised of: Tim Austens (Landscape Architect), Liam Bourke (Senior Executive Engineer, Wicklow Co. Council), Des O’Brien (Wicklow Co. Council), Ruairi Ó Cuív (Public art consultant), Jennie Guy (Curator / Project Manager), Eilís Lavelle, (Curator / Project Manager), Jacquie Moore (OPW), Aisling Prior (Public art consultant) and an independent artist.

Site Visit:
There will be a site visit on 12th January 2018 from 11am until 12pm followed by a meeting in Bray Municipal Buildings from 12:15pm to 1:15pm. This meeting will give interested parties an opportunity to visit the site and ask questions to a selection of Wicklow County Council staff and curators, Jennie Guy and Eilís Lavelle, who are project managing the commission on behalf of the County Council.

Proposals to be submitted in soft-copy to the curators via email and in hard copy delivered to:

Eilís Lavelle/ Jennie Guy
c/o Wicklow County Arts Office,
Bray Municipal
Buildings,
Bray,
Co. Wicklow.

Queries to jennieguy@mac.com or eilislavelle@gmail.com.


Open Call | SAC-FIC Curatorial Residency Programme 2018, Barcelona

Application deadline: 20 January 2018

SAC-FIC Curatorial Residency Programme 2018 is the new residency programme at Barcelona’s Sant Andreu Contemporary and Fabra i Coats – Fabrica de Creació available to international curators. As part of the programme, they are announcing an open call for proposals to choose an international curator who will be part of the Miquel Casablancas Prize for the Visual Arts’ jury in 2018, and will later develop a curatorial project with a selection of artists chosen from applicants to the prize. The project must be presented at the country of residence of the curator. The residency covers the expenses of jurying the prize and for the curatorial proposal (1,700 €), for the production of the exhibition (2,000 €), accommodation and travel.

The purpose of the open call is to offer the curator personal knowledge of the art context through involvement in the jury of the Miquel Casablancas Prize, and to foster, in the context of young art talent, future collaborations between local and foreign cultural actors.

For more information and to apply online: santandreucontemporani.org


Job Vacancy | Curator/Director of San Art, Vietnam

Sàn Art is an artist initiated, non-profit contemporary art organisation committed to the exchange and excavation of cultural knowledge within an interdisciplinary community. Founded in 2007 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Sàn Art set out to fill the gap in access and opportunity for local artistic practices by engaging with contemporary discourse through the visual arts, literature, performance and vocational activities such as exhibition, lecture, workshop, artist presentations and residency programmes, in conjunction with local and international partners. Its current premise consists of a public reading room with the most extensive resources on contemporary art in Ho Chi Minh City. Sàn Art works with external partners in locating space to showcase exhibitions of the diverse talent of Vietnam and beyond.

San Art is now looking for a full time Curator/Director to lead San Art with its onward focus on education. The ideal candidate is one who has a strong portfolio in initiating and directing activities, preferably in Global South context, and with a keen sense to build community capacity on less concrete infrastructure for the arts. She/He will curate, direct and facilitate all San Art programmrs including the first dedicated Curatorial Training in Vietnam from 2018.

No deadline mentioned but official start date will be between 1 to 45 days from acceptance of offer.

For more information and application details visit: san-art.org/curatordirector-position/


Focus On: Lightroom Beginner Course at Belfast Exposed

This technical course is aimed at beginners to Lightroom and those wishing to refresh previous knowledge. The course will cover the basic Lightroom features and techniques that you can use to adjust, correct and enhance your photographs, and how to catalogue and organise your library of images.

What You Will Learn

Basic overview of the display, interface and controls of Lightroom.
Working with images in the RAW format.
Adjustments such as levels, curves, colour correction, lens correction etc.
Printing and publishing your photographs covering sizing, colour management and watermarking.
Manage your workflow through cataloguing, archiving etc.

Tutor: Mervyn Smyth
Dates: Saturday 13 January 2018
Times: 10am – 4pm
Fee: £80 / £70
Location: Belfast Exposed Photography, The Exchange Place, 23 Donegall Street, Belfast
Booking: contact Conor at training@belfastexposed.org
Website: belfastexposed.org/


Focus On: Photoshop Intermediate Course at Belfast Exposed

This technical course is aimed at those have completed the beginner’s Photoshop course or those who have experience with Photoshop and are already familiar with the topics covered in the beginner’s course.

The intermediate course will take your Photoshop knowledge to the next level, looking further into layer tools, creative filter effects, and brush techniques.

What You Will Learn

Key tools and knowledge when working in layers and layer groups.
Creative techniques using layer masks.
Creative artistic effects using filters.
Opacity and blending controls when using filters.
How to create a dynamic image using custom brushes, paint strokes and colour dynamics.

What You Will Need

We provide iMac computers with Photoshop for you to use during the course.
Participants must have completed a ‘Focus On: Photoshop Beginner’ course, or have previous experience and knowledge in basic Photoshop techniques, controls and production.

Tutor: Mervyn Smyth
Dates: Saturday 27 January 2018
Times: 10am – 4pm
Fee: £80 / £70
Location: Belfast Exposed Photography, The Exchange Place, 23 Donegall Street, Belfast
Booking: contact Conor at training@belfastexposed.org
Website: belfastexposed.org/


Job Vacancy | Editorial Assistant at UCD Press

Closing date: Friday, 12 January, 5pm

Applications are invited to apply for a new role as Editorial Assistant within UCD Press.

UCD Press is the publishing imprint of Ireland’s largest university, University College Dublin. UCD Press publishes the best contemporary non-fiction writing. We are peer-reviewed for academic excellence.

Reporting to the Executive Editor, the Editorial Assistant will carry out a diverse and challenging range of duties largely related to office administration and editorial work as well as preparing marketing material and maintaining and increasing the Press’s online presence. The post is a full-time 3-year fixed-term post.

Executive Assistant (2013) Salary Scale: €23,678 – €38,343 per annum, depending on experience
Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines

for more details and application go to ucd.ie/workatucd/jobs/
under ‘External Applicants’ and click on ‘Administrative.’ Job ref: 009913


Street Photography: Stage 3 Workshop at Belfast Exposed   Recently updated !

This creative and practical course is aimed at people wishing to further develop their knowledge and practice of Street Photography. It will help you to develop and gain confidence in Street Photography, how to approach your subject, shoot candid shots and develop your personal style, confidence and technique.

What You Will Need
Participants must have completed a ‘Stage 2: Review’ session with our Belfast Exposed tutor team. This session is the final part of the ‘Stage 2: Develop & Review Your Photography Practice’ course, but it can also be booked separately. Contact training@belfastexposed.org for more information.

What You Will Learn

  • Experience and knowledge on street photography.
  • How to approach your subject with confidence.
  • Wide experimentation in response to weekly creative assignments.
  • Develop a substantial portfolio of professional standard work with the help and guidance of the Belfast Exposed tutors.

Tutor: Chris Barr
Dates: Saturday 13, 20 & 27 January 2018
Times: 10am – 1pm
Fee: £150 / £135
Location: Belfast Exposed Photography, The Exchange Place, 23 Donegall Street, Belfast
Booking: contact Conor at training@belfastexposed.org
Website: belfastexposed.org/


Develop and Review Your Photography Practice: Stage 2 Workshop at Belfast Exposed

This course is aimed at people wishing to further develop their knowledge and practice of photography. Participants will experience, and learn techniques in, studio photography, street photography, print preparation and more.

What You Will Need
– A basic knowledge and experience in photography is required to participate in this course. We would therefore recommend participating in one of our ‘Stage 1: Using Your Digital Camera’ courses first.

What You Will Learn
– Experience practical sessions on studio and street photography.
– Technical skills that you can use during a photo shoot to produce a high standard of photography.
– Techniques for better composition and ideas for expanding your practice and research.
– How to prepare high quality prints from digital files.
– An introduction to digital darkroom techniques, exploring exposure, contrast and colour control.

The final session (4th week) includes a one-to-one session for each participant, allowing you an opportunity to get a review of your work from the Belfast Exposed tutor team. This session, as well as giving an insight into themselves as a photographer, will also provide you with feedback to enable you to explore your interests and skills as a photographer and help you identify the areas of photography that you wish to develop in the future.

Tutor: Chris Barr / Jim Maginn
Dates: Wednesday 10, 17, 24 & 31 January 2018
Times: 6pm – 9pm
Fee: £150
Location: Belfast Exposed Photography, The Exchange Place, 23 Donegall Street, Belfast
Booking: contact Conor at training@belfastexposed.org
Website: belfastexposed.org/


Open Call | Mozilla Creative Media Grants 2018

Application deadline: 31 December

As part of its Creative Media Grants program, Mozilla is funding art about online privacy and security, and accepts submissions for 2018.

Mozilla is seeking artists, media producers, and storytellers who share that belief — and who use their art to make a difference in raising awareness about surveillance, tracking, and hacking.

The Mozilla Creative Media Grants program awards grants ranging from $10,000 to $35,000 for films, apps, storytelling and other forms of media that explore topics like mass surveillance and the erosion of online privacy.

The audiences for the submitted work should be primarily in Europe and Latin America. However, producers​ from all parts of the world are eligible to submit applications and seek funding.

Mozilla encourage​s applications​ from​ producers​ at​ any​ stage​ of​ their​ career,​ producing​ in any format that​ is​ available​ on​ the​ web.

For more information and application details: blog.mozilla.org/funding-art-about-online-privacy-and-security/


Open Call | Sony World Photography Awards 2018

Application deadline: 9 January

The 2018 Sony World Photography Awards, one of the world’s leading photography competitions, are now open for entries.

The 11th edition of the Awards is marked by the introduction of two challenging new categories in the Professional competition, ‘Creative’ and ‘Discovery’, and an important new opportunity for award-winners to secure a grant to fund future photographic projects.

All category winners of the Professional, Open, Youth and Student Focus competitions will receive digital imaging equipment. In addition, cash prizes of $25,000 (USD) will be presented to the Photographer of the Year and $5,000 (USD) to the overall Open competition winner.

The annual Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition in London will include the works of all category winners plus many of the shortlisted Awards photographers. The Exhibition will then be toured internationally. The images will also be published in the annual Awards winners’ book and all shortlisted and winning photographers are given global exposure via dedicated marketing and press campaigns.

The Sony World Photography Awards comprise of four competitions:

Professional – 10 categories judged upon a body of work (5-10 images)
Open – best single images across 10 categories
Youth – young photographers aged 12-19 responding to a brief with a single image
Student Focus – for those studying photography

Created by the World Photography Organisation, the Sony World Photography Awards are an authoritative voice in the industry. Celebrating the finest contemporary photography from the past year, the Awards give vast exposure, visibility and opportunity to photographers worldwide on an annual basis.

For more information and to apply online: worldphoto.org/sony-world-photography-awards


Using Your Digital Camera: Stage 1 Workshop at Belfast Exposed

This practical, hands-on course is designed both for beginners and those wishing to refresh previous knowledge.

You will get an introduction to your camera’s manual controls and will get to know the potential of your camera as well as taking the hit-and-miss out of picture taking. This course will also enable you to apply a practical and theoretical knowledge to help you use a digital camera effectively and creatively.

What You Will Need
– A digital camera with manual controls.

What You Will Learn
– How to work your camera in full manual exposure mode.
– How to use ISO, shutter speed and aperture to create the correct exposure for a given photograph.
– What white balance and metering settings to use in various situations.
– Exposure compensation and good composition– what makes your images interesting and how to get great creative camera effects.
– Histogram and file formats (RAW + JPEG) explained.
– A basic overview of focusing, flash, lenses and filters.

Tutor: Chris Barr
Dates: Saturday 6, 13, 20 & 27 January 2018
Times: 2pm – 5pm
Fee: £150 / £135
Location: Belfast Exposed Photography, The Exchange Place, 23 Donegall Street, Belfast
Booking: contact Conor at training@belfastexposed.org
Website: belfastexposed.org/


Open Call | Not Just Collective Exhibition, Liverpool

Application deadline: 22 December

Not Just Collective calls for artists to exhibit as part of our show, Thresholds: The Adjacent Possible. The exhibition will be held in February 2018 at the Tapestry, Liverpool, an exciting new space hosting a diverse range of creative activities.

Artists are invited to respond to themes of borders, barriers, doorways and liminality. Work confirmed so far takes inspiration from urban development and the cultural exchange resulting from Liverpool’s role as a port. Also considered are thresholds that are less-than-tangible – social, political and spiritual – and the well-established or newly-born practices and rituals that may develop during times of transition.

Work in any media will be considered. Artists will arrange own transportation of work.

To apply email NotJustCollective@gmail.com with:
• Details of the proposed work, including medium and dimensions (where possible)
• Images of the work, or previous work if not yet completed
• Any other supporting information you feel may be relevant

Not Just Collective are a group of artists and creative practitioners based in, or connected to, the Liverpool area. The collective’s first exhibition was in January 2013 at Domino Gallery, Liverpool, and since then we have continued to grow, holding exhibitions in galleries and non-traditional spaces across the region, including Camp and Furnace, Arena Gallery, the Williamson Tunnels, and a terraced house in L8. The group is diverse, consisting of artists with varying levels of experience, and working in a range of disciplines. Because of this, we are held together not by common practice, but by a common aim to support and promote the development of art in Liverpool and the wider region.

www.notjustcollective.weebly.com


Call for Organisations | Structured Dialogue on Social Inclusion – partnering with other sectors

Deadline for applications: 8 January, 12:00

Are you interested in social inclusion and would you like to share your expertise and knowledge at European Level?

The Brainstorming Session on culture for social inclusion – partnering with other sectors represents the opportunity for a group of around 30 European civil society stakeholders in the cultural sector and 5 selected non-cultural stakeholders to exchange ideas on this topic and to present these to the European Commission. The group will brainstorm on 17-18 April 2018, and then have the opportunity, in September 2018, to discuss the main ideas (to be summarised in a Brainstorming Report) with the European Commission at a Dialogue Meeting in Brussels.

The call is open to representatives of the cultural and creative sectors (professional organisations, cultural institutions, non-governmental organisations, European networks, foundations, private organisations, etc.) with relevant expertise on the topic “Social inclusion – partnering with other sectors”, who would like to contribute to discussions with the European Commission. Organisations applying must be from one of the 28 EU Member States.

Voices of Culture will book and cover the costs of your travel and accommodation, according to the budget and regulations provided by the European Commission.

Then apply to the Structured Dialogue on “Social inclusion – partnering with other sectors” and to find out more click here: voicesofculture.eu/social-inclusion/


Sponsorship Insights | Arts + Business NI Workshop, Belfast

10 January, 12.15pm to 2.15pm

An insight from local businesses including Translink and Cunningham Coates, as to what motivates them to support the arts. With an opportunity to network. This event will be followed by a practical workshop, which will take you through the steps you should follow in order to secure your next sponsor.

Email k.livingston@artsandbusinessni.org.uk

Bridge House, Paulett Avenue, Belfast, BT5 4HD
T: 028 9073 5150
W: artsandbusinessni.org.uk


Job Vacancy | Strategic Manager at Artswork, Kent, UK

Application deadline: 8 January 2018, 10am

The available post is based at the Gulbenkian Theatre offices in Canterbury – as is Artswork’s Education Development Manager for the Kent region. (Artswork has a rental agreement for 2 desk spaces.)

A vacancy has arisen for a senior arts/cultural professional to join them as the Strategic Manager for the Kent area, supporting them in their work to connect children and young people to great arts and culture, particularly those in areas of least engagement.

Contract: Full-time, 4-years fixed term to 31st March 2022
Salary: £35,000 to £39,500

For full job description and application form see: artswork.org.uk/strategic-manager-kent/