Daily Archives: January 11, 2018


Open Call | Artwork for National Football Stadium at Windsor Park, Belfast   Recently updated !

Belfast City Council, on behalf of the Irish Football Association and the Department for Communities, is inviting tenders for a new public art work with the theme Football and Physics. The total fee for all aspects of the commission is £45,000 excluding VAT. This is a single stage Artist’s Commission.

The exact location of the new art work will be at a new community entrance from Olympia Drive into the Olympia Leisure Centre which is attached to the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park. A limited range of site options are available to artists via the artist’s brief, including the opportunity to create the actual gateway.

In order to view artist’s brief, applicants must access the opportunity via belfastcity.gov.uk/tenders.


Wanted | Students Seeking Artist with CGI Skills

Artist with CGI skills wanted to collaborate on the making of a short installation video.

CGI Artist wanted to join team of two: 3D artist and professional photographer, to complete a short video. All work will be credited. Some payment available.

For more information contact Muireann Ni Dhomhnaill
Email: 16100166@student.ncad.ie
Phone: 016289662

Location: NCAD or anywhere convenient.
Start Date: over next three months.


Beyond the Beyonds | John Kingerlee at The Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast

12 to 31 January

Beyond the Beyonds is an exhibition of recent paintings and prints by 81 year old internationally renowned artist, John Kingerlee.

The exhibition will feature work from the past three years and includes Grids, Landscapes, Heads and prints. The centrepiece of the exhibition will be his very latest work titled SRIK paintings.

The SRIKS are absorbing and housing a lifetime’s random collection of memorabilia. Old notes, old letters, old drawings etc which Kingerlee carried for years, all passing out of his life and into the world of paintings.

The Crescent Arts Centre
2-4 University Road, Belfast
BT7 1NH, Northern Ireland
T: +44 (0) 28 9024 2338
E: info@crescentarts.org
W: crescentarts.org


Quotidian Tensions between the Domestic and the Unexpected | Vanessa Donoso López at Golden Thread Gallery

11 January to 17 February
Opening Thursday 11 January, 6pm

The Golden Thread Gallery is delighted to be starting the New Year with a new exhibition by Dublin based artist Vanessa Donoso López. For this exhibition Vanessa gathered soil from three different relevant locations in Spain. Utrilla, in the Spanish midlands, Alanís de la Sierra (during my residency in Casa de las Artes, Alanís) in the south of Spain and Camallera (during her residency in Nau Côclea) in Girona, north of Catalunya. Then, soil was processed and clay extracted. She made familiar multi-cultured clay objects that will first engage with real life, then later transforming themselves into sculptures as a way of defying the function of the domestic object.

Prior to the opening of the exhibition, a meal was organised for the gallery personnel. In all societies, eating is a powerful way to initiate and maintain human relationships. The way of eating links with the group itself and its history and it has a huge force of evocation of intimate and primal experiences. For this meal, a traditional La Mancha soup, was served in bowls made with clay from Utrilla, salads with Girona recipes, were served of plates made with clay from Camallera, and wine from Andalucía was served in cups made from Alanís clay. The gallery will become a transitional space, the dinner will work as a bridge, and the plates, the spoons, the forks, the cups and bowls will turn into tools as extensions of our bodies.

Clay is a recorder of marks, and on clay was found the first evidence of the written word which starts with cuneiform script inscribed into clay slabs. It has deep literary history and relationship to narrative. On clay slabs was written the ‘Epic of Gilgamesh’, which is the oldest piece of literature ever found, written on 2100BC by the Sumerians. The main characters of this Epic, shared a meal and told their story. Clay presents itself as a historic super-material that works as a catalyzer being able to link physical experimentation to multi layered histories and multicultural interactions.

Golden Thread Gallery, 84-94 Great Patrick St, Belfast BT1 2LU
T: +44 28 9033 0920
E: info@gtgallery.co.uk
W: goldenthreadgallery.co.uk


Portale (Portals) | Susanne Wawra at The LAB Gallery

18 January to 4 March
Opening Thursday 18 January, 6pm

In her Memento series, Wawra works in mixed-media painting that incorporates photography. Acting as a spectator in her own life, she is connecting autobiography to socio-political and cultural history, particularly her growing up in the German Democratic Republic. She was born into and spent her childhood in a country and system that no longer exists. On patterned fabric from the domestic private sphere, she employs print and paint processes and layers to create a collaged composition. The process she uses pushes Wawra’s emotions across the personal narrative around her parents’ past. It enhances, it obstructs, it communicates with the visible layers in the piece and the invisible layers within her psychological involvement which informs each intervention interweaving print and paint.

This allows for the creation of something that hovers between the real and the imagined; a memory. Portale (Portals) is an accumulative piece consisting of 28 individually titled works, fragments of the past, memories, imaginings from Wawra’s family photo archive dating from the late 1970s and 80s and advertising, propaganda and product packaging from GDR times. These pieces are constructed to work together as well as individually, inherent in the creation was breaking of an image from one canvas to another, a spreading or bleeding of the individual onto the whole.

The LAB Gallery
Foley Street, Dublin 1
T: 01 222 5455
E: artsoffice@dublincity.ie
W: dublincityartsoffice.ie/the-lab


Keepers of the Port | Moira Sweeney at The LAB Gallery

18 January to 4 March
Opening Thursday 18 January, 6pm

Keepers of the Port is a single screen documentary film which developed out of earlier site-specific multi-screen installations. Stevedoring Stories (2012) was commissioned for Tall Ships Dublin and Rhythms of a Port.was exhibited during PhotoIreland 2014 in an old cargo warehouse on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay. In the new expanded lyrical portrait, filmed and directed by Moira Sweeney on Dublin’s docks, a tender pride in working life emerges within the stories and memories of the custodians of the port. As a group of former dockworkers set about preserving their legacy, daily life continues for the stevedores, boatmen, marine operatives and port managers who keep this gateway to the world open.

Rarely seen archive footage and arresting industry visuals are amplified by the rugged harmonies of forklift warnings, creaking wood and metal, squeaking ropes and pulleys, and seagulls. The local activity of loading and unloading cargo and containers persists as a busy, humming backdrop to the steady arrival and departure of transnational ships. As the film moves through each discrete yet interconnected hub of dock activity, the filmmaker narrates her reflections on the evolving picture of vibrant, transforming port life. Recurring themes across the film include a nostalgia for lost communal tradition and solidarity, the precarity of seafarers’ lives and the complexity of a global digitalised structure which controls ship movement into and out of ports.

The LAB Gallery
Foley Street, Dublin 1
T: 01 222 5455
E: artsoffice@dublincity.ie
W: dublincityartsoffice.ie/the-lab


Settling the Past | Nickie Hayden at The LAB Gallery

18 January to 4 March
Opening Thursday 18 January, 6pm

For this exhibition of new work, Nickie Hayden brings together paintings, sculptures and written word.
Reflecting on personal experiences of pain, abuse, bereavement and a lifelong struggle with literacy, Hayden recognises the role painting has played in expressing her emotions in the past.

Through the past year, taking part in a programme for Adult Dyslexics, she has found the intense experience of working through language has to be particularly cathartic.For this new work, Hayden explores the everyday difficulties and historic traumas experienced by people who have been affected by dyslexia and the trauma caused by abuses of power. The exhibition itself seeks to create a space of calm, a settling space, evoking the peace the artist has found through painting and a feeling of empowerment through words.

The LAB Gallery
Foley Street, Dublin 1
T: 01 222 5455
E: artsoffice@dublincity.ie
W: dublincityartsoffice.ie/the-lab


Transit Gateway | Silvia Loeffler at The LAB Gallery

18 January to 4 March
Opening Thursday 18 January, 6pm

For the past year, Silvia Loeffler has been deep mapping the changing face of Dublin Port since Medieval Dublin through to the present day. Based at Terminal 1 in Dublin Port, Silvia hand painted and installed a series of 9 large scale maps on site to be seen by passengers travelling through the terminal. We are delighted to present this work on loan from Dublin Port Company at the LAB, where we have hosted a series of monthly seminars convened by Silvia as part of her commission. Transit Gateway was commissioned by Dublin Port Company as part of Port Perspectives, its arts commissioning series aimed at strengthening the bond between Dublin Port and the City and bringing Dublin Port to new audiences through the arts.

The LAB Gallery
Foley Street, Dublin 1
T: 01 222 5455
E: artsoffice@dublincity.ie
W: dublincityartsoffice.ie/the-lab


Public Art Commissions | Gaining Ground, Clare County Council   Recently updated !

Deadline for Stage 1 proposals: 16 February 2018

Gaining Ground is a major Public Art Programme developed by Clare County Council’s Arts Office. Open to all art forms. The development of Gaining Ground has been built upon a legacy of rural arts programming in County Clare, initiated in 2006 with the programmes Ground Up and Shifting Ground (shifting-ground.net) As such there is a responsibility of care to ensure that the commissioning for Gaining Ground is in keeping with the legacy of previously commissioned works.

Both Ground Up and Shifting Ground had a strong ethos of engagement. An understanding of what makes a ‘community’ needs to be a consideration of this brief. The term ‘community’ can be conceived of, as a fluid concept, from the customary understanding of an established societal grouping, relative to a particular locality, place, organization or network, to a looser understanding of social encounters built upon points of connection, interest or ideology.

Clare County Council Arts Office invites proposals for the following projects:

Legacy – North Clare – 2018 – 2020
A number of projects will be selected to take place over a 2 year timeframe. The overall budget for this programme is 64,000 euro. Artists can submit proposals for projects up to a maximum value of 32,000 euro and minimum of 8,000 euro per project.

Re-imagining the Rural – West Clare – 2018 -2019
A single project will be selected to take place over a 1 year timeframe

View the full artists brief detailing both projects here: clarecoco.ie/gaining-ground-public-art-commissions.pdf

This is a two stage commission process. Stage 2 will comprise of a limited competition with up to five artists/arts groups directly invited to make submissions. Shortlisted individuals or teams will be requested to provide more detailed analysis of the concept, ideas, methodology and finances of their proposal in Stage 2.

A selection panel will include representation from; Clare County Council, and representation from local and national organisations as well as independent artists / arts organisations.

For further information email:
Sally O’Leary: aspreyarts@gmail.com
Clare Arts Office: arts@clarelibrary.ie
Tel: 065 689 9091


CONDO London 2018 | Group Exhibition at mother’s tankstation, London

13 January to 17 February

Sam Anderson, Eric Baudart, He Yida, Ko Sin Tung, Noel McKenna and Mairead O’hEocha.

For the third London edition of CONDO, a global artworld initiative of growing critical importance, the new London venue of mother’s tankstation has been invited to be a hosting gallery: mother’s tankstation and Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong and Shanghai, two international galleries where curatorial interests have crossed over the past two years, collaboratively present works by six artists who share a fascination with the purported purpose of everyday things. Each of the artists’ practices imbue the values of these understated instances, the minutiae of everyday life, with a clarity that reveals ideas of fundamental quality and process that collectively reflects an anti-grandeur ethos inherent in the programmes of both galleries.

mother’s tankstation
Morley House,
26 Holborn Viaduct, 4th Floor,
London EC1A 2AT
E: gallery@motherstankstation.com
W: motherstankstation.com


Group Exhibition (featuring Michelle Boyle) at Gallery OED, Kerala, India

1 January to 28 February 2018

Group show including a series of 55 watercolours by Michelle Boyle from her series ‘This is where I belong…this exact spot’. The other artists featured are: Theodore Boyer (USA), Joslyn Laurence (USA), Roxy Russell (Switzerland) and Kaare Baekgaard (Denmark). The exhibition presents artworks of individual and shared experiences of time spent by the artists on a Carpe Diem Residency in Kerala, India.

Gallery OED was founded in 2004 promoting Indian art to an international audience. Located in the old historic centre of Mattancheri – the Gallery was a central venue for the Kochi Muziris Biennale 2016 presenting work by international artists.

Gallery OED
6/500, Bazar Road
Mattancherri
Cochin 682002
Kerala
W: galleryoed.com


Place & Movement | Young Curators Project at Courthouse Gallery & Studios, Clare

19 January to 24 February 2018

The Courthouse Gallery & Studios is announces its new exhibition for January 2018, Place & Movement.

Drawing from works held in the Clare County Council Art Collection, the show is curated by students from Scoil Mhuire and Ennistymon VEC, following four months of workshops and field trips investigating the role of the curator. The Young Curators Project participants have chosen 17 pieces from the Collection, including work by Eithne Jordan, Louis le Brocquy, Jean Regan, Deirdre O’Mahony and Brian Bourke. The group have also made their own work in response, which will be show in the Red Couch Project Space. The project is funded by the Arts Council’s Young Ensembles Scheme and is supported by Clare County Council.

The exhibition will be opened by Clare Arts Officer Siobhán Mulcahy and is accompanied by a limited edition catalogue available from the Gallery. For more information about the Young Curators Project, please visit the website.

The Courthouse Gallery, Parliament Street, Ennistymon, Co. Clare
T: 065 707 1630
E: info@thecourthousegallery.com
W: thecourthousegallery.com


I stared at beauty so much | Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige at The Model, Sligo

13 January to 18 February 2018

The Model presents Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, Waiting for the Barbarians, 2013, a film made in response to the poem “Waiting for the Barbarians” by Constantine P Cavafy (1863–1933).

Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, winners of the 2017 Marcel Duchamp Prize, one of the most prestigious contemporary art awards, were born in Beirut and currently live and work between France and Lebanon. Both artists share with Cavafy the Middle East as a place of residence in a period of significant turmoil and disorder. Taking the poem “Waiting for the Barbarians“, the artists explore panoramic images of Beirut, shifting from mobile to immobile, and from the general to finely excavated detail. The photography becomes strangely and surprisingly animated as we watch, creating a sense of tension between time, space and movement.

The exhibition is the first in a series of Plug-In exhibitions, presented as part of the associated programme alongside the exhibition Turbulence.
The Plug-In programme continues with exhibitions by Peter Wachtler (22 February – 24 March) and Martin Creed (31 March – 4 May).

hadjithomasjoreige.com/waiting-for-the-barbarians

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