Daily Archives: January 16, 2018

Papier Mache Workshop with Tom Campbell, Cork

Workshop making papier mache sculpture , using mainly recycled materials, participants make and animal or object of there choosing. Learning how to build an armature, building shape with newspaper, finally a papier mache layer with cardboard. Participants will walk away with a sculpture and understanding of how to use the technique to make more. The workshop is for adults, children may attend if accompanied by an adult.

Tom is a  full time artist and has been working with papier mache for over 15 years and has facilitated many workshops and large scale projects.

Dates: 27th January
Fee: €70 (concesions may be available on request)
Location: The Village Hall, 4 Patricks Quay, Cork
Booking: 087 6102142 or tomartyc@gmail.com

2-day Portrait Painting Workshop with Oisin Roche at BLOCK T, Dublin 8

BLOCK T Skillsets presents A 2-day Portrait Painting workshop with the artist Oisin Roche.
Learn to paint the portrait in the style of the old masters, working with a live model over 2 sessions. Work with one of the field’s leading artists and educators – Oisin Roche – in an intimate, atelier-style setting.
This course will cover:
* Advice on paints and materials to help you achieve the best results
* Colour theories, colour mixing, use of the palette
* How to create realistic form – work with light, shadow and space

Date: Saturdays, 24 February and 3 March
Time: 11:30 – 17:00
Course fee: 2 sessions – €135
Location: BLOCK T Studios, Dublin 8
Booking: visualartists.ie/wp-content/uploads/gravity_forms/14-d72aae56010afae546204fd0e8da16a6/2018/01/por1.JPG


Open Call | Arts Council Artist in the Community Scheme

2018 Deadlines: (Round 1) Monday 26 March | (Round 2) Monday 25 June

Twice yearly, the Arts Council offers grants to enable artists and communities of place and/or interest to work together on projects. The Scheme is managed by Create.

The scheme is open to artists from any of the following artform disciplines: architecture, circus, street art and spectacle, dance, film, literature (Irish and English language), music, opera, theatre, visual arts and traditional arts. The projects can take place in a diverse range of social and community contexts, e.g. arts and health; arts and cultural diversity; arts and older people; as well as with any communities of interest.

The aim of the scheme is to encourage meaningful collaboration between communities of place and/or interest and artists. It is essential that consultation take place between the artist and the community group, so that both parties are involved in deciding on the nature of the project realisation. Group ownership of the art should be maintained at every stage. The Project Realisation may result in a variety of outcomes.

For information on the Scheme and how to apply please contact
T: 01 473 6600
E: support@create-ireland.ie
W: create-ireland.ie

Basic Techniques for Drawing and Painting with Tadhg McGrath at BLOCK T, Dublin 8

This course is suitable for those who want to return to drawing and painting after a gap, or for those who have had limited experience and now want to approach basic skills in a way that will assist their transition into a better experience of making artworks. The course includes demonstrations and workshops, where students will participate in set exercises and practical activities. Subjects covered include: drawing from observation, life drawing, basic colour theory and paint mixing, painting from life, understanding basic composition; and other technical aspects of painting and drawing.
About your tutor:
Tadhg McGrath has an honours degree in painting from Central St.Martin’s in London, and a Masters in Fine Art from NCAD in Dublin. He recently had a one person exhibition in the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar, and has shown in galleries across Britain and Ireland. He teaches painting at NCAD, Block T, and The Lab.

Date: Monday, February 12th for 5 weeks
Cost: €170
Time: 18:30 – 21:00
Location: BLOCK T Studios, Dublin 8
Booking: www.eventbrite.ie/e/basic-techniques-for-drawing-and-painting-5-week-course-tickets-41168642518

Open Call | Arts Council Jerome Hynes Fellowship 2018/19

Application deadline: Monday 29 January

The Arts Council is delighted to announce that it will offer a Jerome Hynes Fellowship for 2018/19. The application window is now open for the Jerome Hynes Fellowship 2018/19, an award that aims to develop outstanding cultural leaders for Ireland.

The fellowship is an initiative of the London-based Clore Leadership Programme, which annually attracts in the region of twenty-five exceptional individuals who have the potential to play a significant role across a wide range of cultural activity. The successful candidate will receive a bursary of the equivalent of £15,000 Sterling in addition to a training budget of £7,500 Sterling for costs associated with their individual development programme.

Commencing in September 2018, the recipient of the Jerome Hynes Fellowship will undertake most of their programme over a concentrated seven month period between January and July 2019. In addition to shared learning activities, each Fellow undertakes a customised programme of personal and professional development.

The structure of the programme includes:
• two residential leadership courses
• three-month placement to gain practical experience in a cultural organisation
• bespoke learning opportunities
• individually-selected training, mentoring and coaching.

Fellows take a total of approximately eight months away from work to focus on the programme.

Previous recipients of the award are: Kathleen Turner; Course Director, MA Community Music Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, Dylan Haskins, broadcaster and producer; Mags Walsh, Young People, Children and Education Adviser, The Arts Council; Jo Mangan, Director, Performance Corporation; Willie White, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of the Dublin Theatre Festival; Sharon Murphy, artist and curator; Fiona Kearney, Director of the Lewis Glucksman Gallery in Cork; and Fearghus Ó’Conchúir, dancer and choreographer.

This Fellowship is open to candidates who live and work in Ireland and who are committed to developing their career as a cultural leader in Ireland.

For further information, and to access the online application form, please visit cloreleadership.org

Introduction to Digital Photography with Kate Nolan at BLOCK T, Dublin 8

This 6 week course is tailored towards beginners, and those looking to improve their photographic skills. Learn the fundamentals of digital photography to make the most out of your camera and produce better, more professional images. This course is the perfect introduction to contemporary digital photography, using visual elements and practical tips to help you make better photographs.
About the tutor:
Kate Nolan is an Irish visual artist focused on extended photographic stories that examine the nature of identity. In 2014 her artist’s book ‘Neither’, looking at the dreams and fears of young women in Kaliningrad, Russia, was published. She received her BA (hons) Documentary Photography from the University of Wales.

Course fee: €170 * Deposit of €100 secures your place, with the remainder due on the first night of class.
Date: Starts: Tuesday 6 February for 6 weeks
Times: 19:00 – 21:00
Location: BLOCK T Studios, Dublin 8
Booking: www.eventbrite.ie/e/introduction-to-digital-photography-6-weeks-tickets-41168516140


Job Vacancy | Part-Time Studio Assistant at Limerick Printmakers

Deadline for applications: Tuesday 30 January, 5pm

Limerick Printmakers (LP) is a continuously evolving member-focused printmaking organisation that has become an integral part of the cultural landscape in the mid west of Ireland since its establishment in 1999. LP is now inviting applications for a Part Time Studio Assistant – Technical/Exhibitions (18 hours per week over 3 days) to join the team.

Aim(s) of Position

• To ensure the smooth and efficient running of the print studio for LP studio members and all service users by providing exemplary service via technical and organisational support, maintenance of facilities, and administration associated with these areas.
• To assist in the delivery of LP’s Exhibition, Education and Community Engagement programmes as outlined in the detailed job spec.

The successful candidate will possess

• Qualification or proven equivalent experience in Fine Art Printmaking.

Preferable Experience
• Demonstrable experience in maintaining/supervising an artistic studio/space.
• Ability to complete small repairs an advantage.

To request a detailed job spec, please contact LP at limerickprintmakers@gmail.com

Open Call | Eyes’ Walk Digital Festival 2018, Greece

Application deadline: 15 April

The call is open to 3D, Video installation and site specific performing art projects as well as virtual reality and Augmented reality games.

Artists are encouraged to consider the following options with regards to the locations and venue possibilities that the city of Ermoupolis offers:

  • Video Art Installations at key locations that define the character of the city: Maximum duration 5 minutes
  • Site specific installations/ Performing art and dance exhibitions in public space The organisers encourage proposals that will enhance the participation of the audience and the community. Maximum duration 10 minutes
  • Augmented reality projects through smart phone apps, interaction between image and sound, interactive (motion detection) animation

The team of the Eye’s Walk Digital festival will be responsible for the curatorial work and the production.

Starting from the island of Syros the “Europe started Here!” project may appear in other cities in Greece and abroad as an opportunity for people to connect with the public space through the art.

Travel costs to and from the location of the festival, which is held in Syros island are partially covered. Accomodation fees are partially covered too.

For more information and application details: eyeswalk.gr/index.php/en/e-news/624-2018-open-call

Open Call | BDA Prize 2018, Charlottesville, USA

Application deadline: 22 February, midnight

Established to generate forward-looking ideas to better our community through design and dialogue, the BDA Prize explores current topics for Charlottesville annually.

In light of recent events and discussions regarding the role of public sculpture, memorials and monuments, the 2018 BDA Prize seeks designs that express the identity and values of Charlottesville’s diverse community.

The prize fund includes a total of $8,000 — of which $5,000 are reserved for the Grand Prize winner.

The site for this year’s competition is the west end of Charlottesville’s downtown pedestrian mall, one of the longest pedestrian malls in the United States, designed by the acclaimed landscape architect Lawrence Halprin in 1976.

Submissions should highlight the potential of public art, and the visual arts in general, and contribute to intellectual and reflective conversations in Charlottesville and beyond.

The BDA Prize is open to all. No professional qualification is required. Design proposals can be developed individually or by teams.

Prizes for 2018

  • One Grand Prize Award US $5,000
  • Two Finalist Prizes US $1,000 (x 2)
  • One Community Choice Award US $1,000

For more information and application details: bdaprize.bdarchitects.com

Job Vacancy | Illustrator for Lámh Signs Needed

Lámh signs help children and adults with disabilities to communicate. We need a talented and motivated illustrator to help us to create some long-awaited new sign illustrations. The line drawings will be used in printed materials that are mainly provided as reference materials at Lámh training courses.
Lámh is the manual/key word sign system used by children and adults with intellectual disability and communication needs in Ireland. Many Lámh signs are based on and adapted from Irish Sign Language.
We are now seeking proposals for this task, to include a clear pricing structure, outline of how the work will be completed and other details.

For more information see website link or contact: Mary Cullen, Manager, Lámh, Carlow IT, Kilkenny Rd, Carlow, 059 9139657, info@lamh.org


R-Space Gallery Seeking Volunteers

R-Space Gallery is always in need of help, if you would like to support their work in anyway in exchange for the experience of working in a contemporary art space and all that is involved in supporting the work of artists; locally, nationally and internationally. They can provide assistance with local travel expenses where necessary. Please contact them to discuss the possibilities.

Volunteering opportunities include:

  • Gallery setup
  • Gallery invigilation
  • PR & Marketing
  • Hospitality at events
  • Assisting artists


For more information and application form see: rspacelisburn.com/opportunities/

Funding | Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council Arts Grants Scheme

Application Deadline: 26 January

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council are accepting applications for arts grants to assist arts events, projects or related activities up to £3,000 are now welcomed from Arts Organisations based in LCCC and Individual Artists either born or residing in the LCCC area.

All activities must be not for profit therefore commercial organisations may not apply.

Grant–aid applications will not be considered retrospectively, nor will any group/society be assisted with day to day running costs.

Arts Organisations/Individuals must also apply for funding at least 3 months in advance of the proposed event, project or activity taking place.

For more information contact: lynda.mccord@lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk

Funding | Arts and Heritage Grant Aid Programme, Northern Ireland

Application deadline: 31 March

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council are accepting applications for funding from Individuals and groups can be considered for if they are for an activity related to one of the following art forms as recognised by the Arts Council Northern Ireland:
Literature, Language Arts,Traditional Arts, Circus & Carnival Arts, Intercultural Arts, Dance, Drama, Music & Opera, Comedy, Architecture, Craft, Film & TV, Public Art and Visual Arts.

Applications for funding from individuals and groups for heritage projects will be considered if they fit with the following recognised definition of heritage:

Cultural heritage is the legacy of physical artifacts and intangible attributes inherited from past generations, maintained in the present and bestowed for the benefit of future generations.
Cultural heritage includes tangible culture such as buildings, monuments, landscapes, books, works of art and artifacts, intangible culture such as folklore, traditions, language, and knowledge and natural heritage including culturally significant landscapes and biodiversity.

For more information and application details: antrimnewtownabbey.eformz.info

Open Call | Oriel Davies Open 2018, Wales (Submission Fee)

Application deadline: Monday 12 February, 5pm

Oriel Davies’ biennial, open submission exhibition, ODO, is now live with a call for entries. ODO has a longstanding reputation for having showcased work by some of the most exciting emerging and established artists from across the UK and beyond.

We now invite professional artists and those studying art* to submit entries of recent work in order to be considered for the exhibition taking place 23 June – 5 September 2018. ODO18 has no theme or geographical restrictions.

Selection Panel:

  • Matthew Collings, art critic, writer, broadcaster and artist
  • Sacha Craddock, art critic and curator
  • Jane Simpson, artist and founder Galerie Simpson Swansea
  • Steffan Jones-Hughes, Director, Oriel Davies
  • Alex Boyd Jones, Curator, Oriel Davies


Overall exhibition Prizewinner: £1000 + solo show in 2019
Student Prizewinner: £500
People’s Choice Prizewinner £250

Entry Fee
There is a non-refundable entry fee of £25 for up to 4 works entered (£20 concessions for students).

Online Open 2018 online entry form: orieldavies.org/en/open2018

Enquiries to open2018@orieldavies.org or 01686 625041

Open Call | ROJA ART LAB Programme 2018, Latvia

Application deadline: 4 February

Short-term artist in residence program ROJA ART LAB is currently accepting applications for the summer of 2018. Located in a small seaside town in Latvia, this residence program attracts vibrant international emerging and mid-career artists. It provides an opportunity to create experimental and/or site-specific artwork and is open to all disciplines and formats including visual / fine, sound / noise and performance based artists.

Residency provides housing, meals, a communal workspace and materials along with technical support and basic facilities.

Location: Roja, Latvia
Dates: 20 July – 5 August, 2018

More information is available at rojalab.lv

Conference | Collecting the ‘Now’, Irish Museums Association 2018

2 and 3 March 2018

The IMA’s annual spring conference will be held in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, providing an opportunity for museum professionals and practitioners from the wider cultural landscape to gather and exchange views.

A themed event, the 2018 conference is part of a two-year programme exploring contemporary collecting in response to the EYCH18 – how museums can collect for the future and represent the ‘now’, capturing contemporary cultural changes and shifting perspectives, moving on in some cases from the collected object.

Speakers represent a range of disciplines and institutions, including Corinna Gardner, Victoria and Albert Museum: Dr Dea Birkett, Circus250 and Kids in Museums; Dr Linda King, IADT; Hannah Crowdy, National Museums Northern Ireland; Eamonn Maxwell, Arts Council Collection; Johanne Mullan, IMMA; Dr Audrey Whitty, NMI; and Ele von Monschaw, NGI, among others.

Conference registration fees range from €34 – €140, see website for details.


Funded Residency | AUX-AiR Sonic Art Programme 2018, Middlesbrough, UK

The Auxilairy are now accepting submissions for their artist-in-residence programme, AUX-AiR 2018. They are looking for four emerging and early career international artists working in the fields of sonic art, performance and installation to undertake a funded 6 week residency at their project space in Teesside, northeast England. Chosen artists will receive a stipend, production budget and travel allowance. During their residency, artists will present an exhibition/performance and a talk/workshop at The Auxiliary’s gallery space, network with local artists and organizations and benefit from critical feedback sessions with invited artistic mentors.
Successful applicants will also benefit from networking opportunities with our partners Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Navigator North, Platform A and Middlesbrough Council.

Successful applicants will receive:

– a 6 week residency (incl. studio and accommodation at the auxiliary)
-£1360 stipend
-travel allowance of up to £150
-production budget of up to £350
-exhibition or performance and a talk or workshop
-one on one critical feedback session with a leading artist/academic
-networking opportunities and advice on community engagement with our partners and local organizations
-technical support with any install and de-install.
-full access to av equipment at the auxiliary

Artists must be emerging, early career international artists. The AUXiliary term ‘international’ artists as:
1. artists living outside the uk
2. artist living in the uk that have exhibited abroad.
artists must use the medium of sound in their work.
we deem an ‘exhibition’ as any artistic public facing event.

More information can be found at theauxiliary.weebly.com/auxair-apply1.html