Daily Archives: January 9, 2018

Richard Long Knighted in New Year Honours List, UK

Sculptor Richard Long knighted in the New Year’s Honours list for ‘services to art’. Artist working in stone, slate, flint and mud, and since the late 1960s he has used walking itself as an artistic form – his sculptures, maps, photographs and works created from the written word documenting his experiences of the natural landscape which he encounters. Long’s relationship with Ireland and its landscape is well documented.

He featured in IMMA’s inaugural exhibition of 1991 and his ‘Kilkenny Limestone’ is amongst his most instantly recognisable and best loved works. This work is currently on exhibition as part of the ‘IMMA Collection: Coast-Lines’ until 30 September 2018.

The artist recently created a 60-metre-long wall painting in mud for Lisson Gallery’s 50th anniversary show, Everything at Once, in London’s Strand. According to Lisson Gallery, Bristol-born Long has been “in the vanguard of conceptual and land art in Britain since he created A Line Made by Walking”. Long caught a train from Waterloo, found a field in south-west England and walked back and forth, documenting the ephemeral work. “This photograph of the path left by his feet in the grass, a fixed line of movement, established a precedent that art could be a journey,” the gallery says.

Open Call to International Curators | Nicholas Fox Weber Residencies 2018, The Glucksman, Cork

Application deadline: Friday 23 February, 5pm

The Glucksman is pleased to announce a new programme of curatorial residencies that will take place from 2018–2022 in Cork, Ireland. The residencies are named in honour of the cultural historian, curator and writer, Dr. Nicholas Fox Weber, who is the Executive Director of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation and an honorary graduate of University College Cork.

Two paid opportunities will be available annually for curators based outside of Ireland to undertake research within the artistic and academic context of the Glucksman, UCC, as well as to enable wider engagement with the artistic and cultural networks in the Cork region. The objectives of the Nicholas Fox Weber Curatorial Residency programme are to:

– provide time and space for curators to develop exhibition, project or writing outcomes that draw on the regional and interdisciplinary context of the Glucksman
– stimulate knowledge exchange and curatorial discourse within the academic framework of University College Cork
– support curatorial research that engages with artists and cultural practitioners in the Cork region

Each residency will provide accommodation for two weeks in Cork, a stipend of 1500 euro and up to 1000 euro to support travel costs to and from Cork. Successful candidates will be given a curatorial studio for the two-week period in the Glucksman for their research project. One residency will take place with support from the Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Co. Cork, and should take place during the period of September 5–23, 2018. The other residency will be based in Cork city and should take place during the period December 3–21, 2018.

For more information visit: glucksman.org/Residency

In Detail | Public Talk with André Kenneally at The Glucksman, Cork

Wednesday 24 January, 1pm

In Detail is a series of public conversations that focus on specific artworks. Inviting academic experts from different backgrounds and pairing them with a Glucksman curator, these sessions provide an opportunity to focus on works in the exhibition from an unusual perspective.

With guest speaker André Kenneally, Dept. of Applied Social Studies, UCC.

Admission free to all In Detail conversations.

The Glucksman
University College Cork,
T: (021) 490 1844
E: info@glucksman.org
W: glucksman.org

Open Call | Public Art Proposals for Festival of Thrift 2018, UK

Application deadline: 5 February

Public artwork proposals are invited for the wider programme around Festival of Thrift, which takes place in September 2018. The festival itself will take place in Kirkleatham, Redcar, these commissions are intended to extend the reach of the event across the Tees Valley.

Artists are asked to respond to the broad theme of future sustainability – proposals which explore aspects of the ecology, technology, landscape, history or industries of the Tees Valley will be particularly welcomed. Proposals can be for new commissions, existing works or adaptations.

The works selected will be sited in accessible locations in the Tees Valley open to the public for up to a week during May Bank holiday 2018 (May 28th week). Additional online presence will be encouraged. There is a fee of £5,000 plus expenses.

For an application pack and for further details please email: festivalofthrift@gmail.com


Open Call for UK Based Artists | Victoria and Albert Museum Residencies

Application deadline: 15 January

The Victoria and Albert Museum is seeking applications for a 3-month residency (February – April 2018) at the Museum. They are looking for artists who are keen to engage with the histories of slavery and slave-ownership that are ‘hidden in plain sight’ within the V&A, embodied in many of its objects but rarely acknowledged or discussed – and to make these visible through performance, sound, film, projection mapping or a digital intervention.

There is a residency stipend of £6,500 and a budget of £2,000 for production/research/facilitation/public engagement. Applications can be from artists and practitioners of any age and nationality, and from artists based in or outside London (in the UK), however there is no separate budget for accommodation or travel.

For more information and application details: vam.ac.uk/info/

Open Call | DARE Art Prize 2018, Leeds, UK

Deadline for applications: 12 January

The pioneering DARE partnership between the University of Leeds and Opera North is seeking applications from creative practitioners in all media for the second DARE Art Prize. Launched last year, the £15,000 prize is aimed at challenging artists and scientists to work together on new approaches to the creative process. Shortlisted proposals for the inaugural Prize included a whale choir and an exploration of cosmic bubbles, and the winning entry from Berlin-based composer Samuel Hertz: an electro-acoustic chamber piece incorporating sounds below the level of human hearing. Samuel is currently working on his commission, due to be unveiled in April next year, with performers from Opera North and academics from the University of Leeds.

The winner – an innovative, ambitious, early-career artist who is motivated by the opportunity to work in partnership with leading scientific researchers at the University of Leeds – will be announced on 12 February.

The successful artist will be matched with a researcher who shares their vision and can bring knowledge, expertise and networks to support the creation of something new. There are no restrictions on the form of the outcome: depending on the interests of the collaborators and the direction that the work takes, it could be a piece of visual art, a dance performance, a poem, an interactive website or a cycle of new songs, but the project must be achievable within twelve months. It is expected that around £5,000 of the Award will be invested in the creation of new work.

For more information and application details: operanorth.co.uk/news/

Call for Membership and Open Access at Graphic Studio Dublin

Application deadline: Friday 26 January, 4pm

Graphic Studio Dublin welcomes applications for Membership and Open Access. Members enjoy 24hr/365day access to four floors of fantastic printmaking facilities. Open Access is 15 days of supervised access to the Studio, prepaid, to be used Monday to Friday and within a calendar year.

Applications for membership or open access are in writing and must include:
– a cover letter stating why the candidate wishes to join Graphic Studio Dublin,
– an up to date CV (including all relevant professional experience listed in chronological order)
– and an artist’s statement.

Applications for membership must be accompanied by a portfolio (no larger than A1 in size) containing a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 12 of the applicants best pieces of original print work (no photographs or discs please) any extra information regarding the prints submitted is welcome and encouraged (dates, inspiration, etc.).

A panel of assessors, including the Studio Director, and an outside assessor, evaluate the portfolio, seeking demonstration of ability in at least one method of printmaking. In the absence of a formal qualification in printmaking, the candidate must demonstrate professional competency through work practice.

Membership: fees €550
Open Access: the fee is €300 for 15 days paid in advance

For more information please visit: https://graphicstudiodublin-shop.squarespace.com/membership/?p
or contact info@graphicstudiodublin.com

Buzz and Hum | Richard Gorman & Samuel Walsh at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre

13 January to 20 February 2018

An exhibition of paintings by Richard Gorman and Samuel Walsh

Buzz and Hum brings together the work of Richard Gorman and Samuel Walsh, highlighting the relationship between the two artists and their work. Both Gorman and Walsh have exhibited widely and regularly since the 1980s, and while their formal approach to painting differs, the two artists share an interest in expressive colour and pattern.

The exhibition will be opened on Friday 12 January at 4.00 pm by artist, Charles Tyrrell and there will be an opportunity to hear both artists speak about their work on Saturday 13 January at 12 noon.

“The title of this exhibition by the two artists who have been familiar with each other’s work for nearly 30 years, derives from an insight arrived by one, then happily endorsed by the other, regarding a persistent distinction between their respective bodies of work.” – Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith.

The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue published by Limerick City Gallery of Art with an essay by Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith offering an elegant insight into the work of both artists.

The vibrant colours and expressive patterns that are seen in the work of both of the artists makes this exhibition one that shouldn’t be missed.

Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre
Skibbereen, Ireland
T: (028) 22090
E: info@westcorkartscentre.com
W: westcorkartscentre.com/

An Introduction to Figure Drawing at Loughrea School of Art

In our Introduction to Figure Drawing you will learn how to draw the human form in all of its complexities in this informative six week course tutored by professional artist, Phillip D Foley.

Using the accredited Loomis and Reilly methods of figure drawing you will quickly develop the basic skills required to capture the human form. Whether stationary or moving, you will learn how to draw recognisable faces and figures in proportion and in any pose.

No previous experience is required.

Dates: he start date is to be decided based upon the number of expressions of interest.
Times: Tuesday evenings between 7 and 9pm
Fee: €100 and this includes all materials
Location: Loughrea School of Art, 58A Main Street, Loughrea, Co.Galway
Booking: Click the link to our website to complete the Expression of Interest form. Alternatively, phone: 091 841886.
Website: loughreaschoolart.com

Red Bricks and Railings | Walking Tour with Architect Gráinne Shaffrey

13 January 2018 at 3pm

Location: Meet at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios for an introduction. The walking tour will last circa 30 minutes, please wear appropriate clothing for outdoors.

FREE admission, all welcome.

In response to Otobong Nkanga’s current exhibition, The Breath from Fertile Grounds at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, architect Gráinne Shaffrey of Shaffrey Architects will lead a tour of the local area. The tour will take in the different red brick work and wrought iron railings that define Dublin as a city. This event will be framed by conversations that Shaffrey and Nkanga had in the development of the exhibition, which includes reclaimed bricks and wrought iron elements inspired by the fabric of Dublin city.

Gráinne Shaffrey is an architect. The practice, Shaffrey Architects, has been involved in a number of architectural and research projects, often in collaboration with others, which have engaged with the materials and construction techniques found in Dublin City. One of these is field research into traditional brick pointing techniques found in Dublin City, which has contributed to a renewed interest and skill in ‘wigging’, a practice very typical in Georgian Dublin and continued into the 20th Century. Materials and their application in all aspects of architecture is an important strand of interest for the practice.

Booking: eventbrite.ie

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios
5 – 9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2
T: 01 671 0073
E: info@templebargallery.com
W: templebargallery.com

Residency Open Call | Pivô Research Program, Brazil

Application deadline: 1 February

Pivô Research program launches an international open call for 4 fully-sponsored residencies in São Paulo. Artists living outside São Paulo, over 20 years old and working professionally for over 3 years are welcome to apply.

4 artists will be selected for a 3-months residency at Pivô, starting in March 2018.

The program Pivô Pesquisa is one of the central axes of the Institution. It focused mainly on the practice of studio and project monitoring, the program aims to create an experimentation environment in which the time of the individual creation is respected, at the same time as the artist opens up for frequent dialogues with curators, the public and others program participants.

Among other costs, a round trip ticket is covered.

For more information and to apply online: pivo.org.br/

Open Call | Altofest 2018, International Contemporary Live Arts, Italy

Application deadline: 20 January

Altofest 2018 will take place in different areas of Naples, the programme will run from 11:00 to midnight. The programme is built through performances, as well as public talks coordinated by the OCr (Critique Observatory) and by meetings with international experts, who are invited to participate in Texture (a platform of debate on cultural strategies and practices). Artists, citizens and cultural experts are all invited to take part in these moments of common discussion.

Artists will work for a total of 10 days (including the artistic residency and the opening of the works to the audience) from 29 June till 8 July 2018.

Artists will live and work in the assigned spaces. So, they will live with the Space Donor or with a citizen who joins the Accommodation Network. The assignment of each space will be decided by the artistic direction, that will match the artistic work, the space donor and the space, according to one and only dramaturgy tracing the path of Altofest as a total play.

The creative processes will be observed and analyzed by the OCr (Critique Observatory) as well as the Artistic Direction, and documented through photos and videos. The collected materials will constitute Altofest’s archive and may be used for researching and promotional purposes.

Altofest provides artists with:

  • €500 as lump sum for artistic residency. The amount is to be considered exclusively as a reimbursement of the expenses the Artist will face during the artistic residency, for the requalification process of the work. The payment has not to be considered or meant as a purchase of the work.
  • The payment will be made by the end of December 2018, via bank transfer, once received the receipt/invoice (under no circumstances the payment will be made cash);
    A daily meal voucher to be spent during one of the launches at Altofest’s “cucina sociale” (social kitchen). The voucher is valid only on 5-6-7-8 July 2018, at lunch time
  • Free accommodation in one of the private domestic spaces belonging to “space donor” citizen, as well a member of the Accommodation Network constituted by citizens, friends and supporters;
  • The care for the relations between artists and space donors and/or accommodation donors;
  • The care of all the possible connections among all the artists and the international cultural experts. For this reason, artists will be requested to send a synthetic dossier (including bio, statement, works in distribution). The materials will be collected and sent to the experts that will participate in Altofest;
  • The promotion of the work through internet, printed and press-related materials;
  • The promotion of the activities of the artists, through social media, by the #PEOPLEofALTOFEST hashtag; along the current year.
  • Altofest cares for linguistic accessibility. All the communication is bilingual (ITA-ENG).

For more information and to apply online: teatringestazione.com/altofest

Optic Nerve | Group Exhibition at South Tipperary Arts Centre, Clonmel

12 January 24 February 2018

Four artists from the KCAT Studio (Callan, Co. Kilkenny) with a particular connection to Tipperary will be exhibited in South Tipperary Arts Centre, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

Eileen Mulrooney will show paintings inspired by her observations while working in Camphill Ballytobin. Thomas Barron presents large scale paintings of his renowned colour compositions and Francis Casey will show work from his current serious of famous faces. Sinéad Fahey draws on memory by imaginatively recalling and documenting important people and moments in her life and in the life of her friends.

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

Open Call | Art + Technology Lab Projects, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, USA

Application deadline: 21 February

Awards are given for a period of one year, and during that time the artist is encouraged to pursue new directions in their work that explore ideas in technology and culture. Preference is given to projects that are speculative in nature and provide opportunities for public engagement, through crowd-sourcing, talks, demonstrations, maker events, or performance.

The purpose of the Art + Technology Lab is to nurture new work with financial and in-kind support for projects that engage emerging technology.

Art + Technology Lab grants are open to individuals and collectives located anywhere in the world. Grants may provide financial support of up to $50,000 per project to cover artist fees and direct costs, including materials. Recipients may also receive in-kind support, such as mentorship, coaching, advice, and exposure to technologies in development at partner organizations, including Hyundai, Accenture, Google, and SpaceX, as well as independent artists and academics working in art and technology from Jet Propulsion Laboratory, UCLA, UC Berkeley, and elsewhere.

To date, 20 artists from around the world, including Ghana, Ireland, Korea, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland, have received awards through the Art + Technology Lab.

For more information and to apply online: unframed.lacma.org/2017/12/12/

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, Docklands, Dublin

9 January to 23 December 2017

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is a state-of-the-art interactive experience located in the beautiful vaults of the CHQ building in Dublin’s Docklands, the original departure point for so many of Ireland’s emigrants. It will inspire and guide visitors on a journey to discover the stories of Irish emigration around the world, from early times to the modern day.

Over the centuries, some 10 million people have left the island of Ireland. At EPIC you can step through 20 themed galleries to find out why people left, see how they influenced the world they found, and experience the connection between their descendants and Ireland today. Immerse yourself in the stories of some of the most remarkable tales of sacrifice, endurance, adventure, and discovery the world has ever known. EPIC brings these amazing stories to life in a unique and spectacular way.

Adult (Age 16-64): EUR 14
Senior (Age 65+): EUR 12
Child (Age 6-15): EUR 7
Infants (Age 5 and under): EUR 0
Family ticket (2 adults and 2 child): EUR 35
Combo ticket (EPIC and the Irish Family History Centre): EUR 22

Booking link

Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum,
D01 T6K4
W: epicchq.com

VAI Workshop | Creating and Curating Spaces (Thinking Outside the Box), Newtownards

Tonya McMullan (Prime Collection and The Bathhouse) will facilitate two workshops exploring techniques for creating coherent, intelligent group or solo exhibitions in non-traditional spaces. Artists often produce self-curated group exhibitions with their peers; this workshop will deal with both the planning and delivery of such projects.

23 and 30 April, 6 – 9pm
ANDBC residents/VAI Members £5 / visitors/non-members £10
Ards Arts Centre, Town Hall, Conway Square, Newtownards BT23 4NP

For more information and to register click HERE.

VAI Workshop | Creating and Curating Spaces (Thinking Outside the Box), Portstewart

Tonya McMullan (Prime Collection and The Bathhouse) will facilitate two workshops exploring techniques for creating coherent, intelligent group or solo exhibitions in non-traditional spaces. Artists often produce self-curated group exhibitions with their peers; this workshop will deal with both the planning and delivery of such projects.

Wednesday 28th March 1pm-4.30pm
CC&G residents/VAI Members £5
Non-members £10
Flowerfield Arts Centre, 185 Coleraine Rd, Portstewart, BT55 7HU

For more information and to register click HERE.

VAI Workshop | Working with Digital Images with Mervyn Smyth, Bangor

The session will demonstrate how to prepare digital image files looking at two distinct areas: file formatting and file storage/cataloguing. How to prepare digital image files for a range of uses such as: online (website, email, online submissions), presentations (digital projection) and for printing (catalogues, books and prints).

The workshop will be facilitated by Mervyn Smyth, a photographer with a background in photo-journalism and community education, and an early member of Belfast Exposed.

12 March, 6 – 9pm, Sync Space
ANDBC residents/VAI Members £5 / visitors/non-members £10
Sync Space, Dufferin Ave, Bangor, BT20 3BX

For more information and to register click HERE.

VAI Workshop | Small Business Skills with Liam McGarry, Bangor

Small business consultant Liam McGarry will look at how preparing a business plan can help artists set goals, measure progress and assist with long term planning through clarifying your business idea and using tools such as cash flow forecasting.

19 February, 6 – 9pm
ANDBC residents/VAI Members £5 / visitors/non-members £10
North Down Museum
Town Hall, Castle Park Ave
Bangor, BT20 4BT

For more information and to register click HERE.

VAI Workshop | Working with Digital Images with Mervyn Smyth, Portstewart

The session will demonstrate how to prepare digital image files looking at two distinct areas: file formatting and file storage/cataloguing. How to prepare digital image files for a range of uses such as: online (website, email, online submissions), presentations (digital projection) and for printing (catalogues, books and prints).

The workshop will be facilitated by Mervyn Smyth, a photographer with a background in photo-journalism and community education, and an early member of Belfast Exposed.

Wednesday 31st January
CC&G residents/VAI Members £5 / visitors/non-members £10
Flowerfield Arts Centre, 185 Coleraine Rd, Portstewart, BT55 7HU

For more information and to register click HERE.