Daily Archives: January 8, 2018


Primed Vision | Stephanie Deady at Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin

11 January to 10 February 2018

Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin presents a solo exhibition of new paintings by Stephanie Deady.

Stephanie Deady works from photographs, found images and from memory to create paintings of her surroundings, both experienced and recalled. On wooden panels, the paintings depict part of Deady’s studio, the counter top in the kitchen of a friend’s house and the corner of a living room in Italy, among other alcoves. Within these compositions small and precise brush strokes present austere and pared back scenes. To counter this, other paintings present landscapes and interiors, fragmented by gestural brushstrokes. Deady often focuses on one image and through close observation; she presents various iterations of the same space. In this way, subtle changes in the representation of the space become apparent. Minor adjustments to the perspective and horizon allude to a concern and curiosity with how a place is transformed in its representation.

Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Chancery Lane, Dublin, Ireland.
T: (01) 475 9514
E: info@kevinkavanagh.ie
W: kevinkavanaghgallery.ie


Profile Your Public Art in the Visual Artists’ News Sheet

If you have recently been involved in a public commission, percent for art project, socially-engaged project or any other form of ‘art outside the gallery’ we would like you to email us the information for publication in the next issue of the Visual Artists News Sheet.

• Artist name(s)
• Title of work
• Commissioning body
• Date advertised
• Date sited/carried out
• Budget
• Commission type
• Project Partners
• Brief description of the work (300 words)
• A high-resolution, print-quality image (300 dpi; minimum 2000 pixels in width and height)

Artworks or projects must have been undertaken in the last six months, to be included in this section. We only have space for up to four public art items per issue, so not all proposals can be included. Where possible, proposals that do not make it into one issue will be included in the next.

Public Art Roundup proposals for the March/April Issue of the VAN should be sent to chris@visualartists.ie by Wednesday 14 February.


Between the Sea and the Sky | Olivia O’Dwyer and Dawny Tootes at Ranelagh Arts Centre

9 to 18 February

An exhibition of abstract landscapes and aluminum sculptures that depict the sky, sea and land.

Recent works that explore our surroundings through observation by absorption, an emotional response to the landscape.

Ranelagh Arts
26 Ranelagh,
Dublin 6
T: 01 547 7775
E: info@ranelagharts.org
W: ranelagharts.org


Letting Art Teach: Art Education ‘After’ Joseph Beuys | Prof. Gert Biesta Lecture at The Hugh Lane

Tuesday 6 February, 1pm

Gert Biesta is one of the most important theorists working in educational discourse today. He has defended the unique value of education against economic rationalisation and its normalisation through the ‘language of learning’ in key works such as Beyond Learning (2006), Good Education in the Age of Measurement (2010) and The Beautiful Risk of Education (2014). In his book Letting Art Teach: Art Education After Joseph Beuys (2017), Biesta argues against the reduction of art and education to the instrumental logics of the market that currently dominate educational discourse and policy. Rather, for Biesta, the teaching of art education enables students to have a unique dialogue with world.

This keynote address is part of the 10th anniversary celebrations of DIT GradCam, The Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media.

To enable a broader discussion on these ideas three art educators from three different art institutions have been invited to respond to the presentation. They are Dr. Brian Fay (DIT), Prof. Brian Hand (NCAD), Dr. Tina Kinsella (IADT). The discussion will be chaired by Dr. Sharon Todd (Maynooth University). In addition introductory presentations will be delivered by Dr Noel Fitzpatrick (DIT) and Dr Glenn Loughran (DIT).

Free. To book a place please go to: eventbrite.ie/e/letting-art-teach

Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane
Charlemont House, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
T: + 353 1 222 5550
E: info.hughlane@dublincity.ie
W: hughlane.ie


Jerwood/Photoworks Awards Exhibition at Jerwood Space, London

17 January to 11 March

New work by Alejandra Carles-Tolra, Sam Laughlin and Lua Ribeira shows at Jerwood Space, London in the second Jerwood/Photoworks Awards exhibition. The exhibition explores themes of such as death, belonging and the fragility of the natural world. Following its London premiere, the show will tour across the UK to venues including Impressions Gallery, Bradford and Belfast Exposed. Spectrum Photographic is the Jerwood/Photoworks Awards official print partner.

Following a national open call, the three Awardees were selected from over 350 artists by Celia Davies – Director of Photoworks, Sarah Williams – Head of Programme at Jerwood Visual Arts, Anna Fox – photographer, Ori Gersht – photographer and Mark Durden – writer and photographer.

With a bursary of £5,000 each and access to a significant production fund to make new work, the artists underwent a year of developmental support from photography specialists such as Mitch Epstein, Michael Mack and Maureen Paley plus the teams at Photoworks and Jerwood Charitable Foundation.

Jerwood Space
171 Union Street,
London SE1 0LN
T: +44 20 7654 0171
W: jerwoodvisualarts.org


Call for New Members of Engage Arts Studios, Galway

Application deadline: Friday 19 December, 5pm

Engage Arts Studios are currently accepting applications for Core and Orbital membership. The unique studio space is on the top floors of the old Cathedral Building on the corner of Middle and Abbeygate Street with a further 6 studios in their newly opened space on St Francis St. They are private studios (separate locking doors) with a fully equipped office and digital suite. Both buildings are safe, well lit and located just off Shop Street in Galway City Centre. Engage also offers an ‘Orbital’ membership, which allows access to Engage’s facilities and to members exhibitions and opportunities. Orbital membership is very well suited to artists with home studios or living in the county.

Applicants must be 18 years or over and practising visual artists with a minimum of a degree in Fine Art and/ or a minimum of three jury selected shows.

Their application must include:

  • up to 10 medium sized images of their recent work (jpeg format)
  • a biography,
  • an up to date CV
  • a letter of intent

Applications should be made to engageartstudios@gmail.com with the subject “membership application”.

engageartstudios.com


Headland | Elizabeth Magill at the RHA

19 January to 25 February

Elizabeth Magill makes works of tremendous beauty. Following a hugely successful opening exhibition; the Limerick City Gallery of Art is delighted to bring Elizabeth Magill’s Headland to the RHA. The exhibition was curated by Limerick City Gallery of Art’s director Una McCarthy and is a recipient of an Arts Council Touring and Dissemination Award.

Headland opened in Limerick in early September and was seen by over 12,000 people during its twelve week run, which made it one of the most popular exhibitions to open at LCGA in recent years.

Magill explains that although her work refers to landscape it is more like an exterior view, an attempt to create a setting or space to place things….a kind of deposit of thoughts and observations within the framework of a personal and painting practice.

Join Elizabeth Magill and Barbara Dawson for a talk and walk through the exhibition at the RHA at 5.30 pm 31st January 2018

The exhibition will travel to the Ulster Museum in April 2018.

Royal Hibernian Academy
Ely Place, Dublin 2
T: (01) 661 2558
E: info@rhagallery.ie
W: rhagallery.ie


In Two Minds (1978/2018): Interrogated | Kevin Atherton at Sirius Arts Centre

19 January, 7pm

A Video/Performance by Kevin Atherton, to mark the programme launch of One Here Now: The Brian O’Doherty / Patrick Ireland Project. Followed by A Conversation on ‘In Two Minds’ – Kevin Atherton and Sarah Hayden.

Kevin Atherton’s ‘In Two Minds’ was first installed at the Serpentine Gallery, London in 1978. Now, forty years later, Atherton will re-enter this video-performance live at Sirius Arts Centre. The artist of 1978 will interview himself in 2018. Their cross-temporal combat will be followed by a performative interview in which Sarah Hayden will interrogate the Atherton of today. Meanwhile, a sequence of ‘Athertons Looped’ will run—for one night only—in the centre gallery. Playing with concepts of authorial control and the artwork’s relation to its audience, this event prepares the walls for the imminent reappearance of One Here Now, a series of wall murals made by Brian O’Doherty / Patrick Ireland at Sirius Arts Centre in 1996, and the closing of the centre gallery of Sirius Arts Centre as we currently know it.

‘In Two Minds: Interrogated’ sets up the terms for an encounter between Atherton and O’Doherty’s work. ‘Atherton After Ireland’, an exhibition conceived as part of ‘One Here Now: Brian O’Doherty / The Patrick Ireland Project 2018-19’, will take place at Sirius Arts Centre in September 2018. Comprising multi-media work from across his extraordinarily diverse career, newly commissioned pieces and a voiced intervention by Sarah Hayden, this project will be a comprehensive exposition of Atherton’s work, staged in dialogue with O’Doherty’s legacy at Sirius

Sirius Arts Centre
The Old Yacht Club, Cobh, Co. Cork
T: 021 4813790
E: info@siriusartscentre.ie
W: siriusartscentre.ie