Daily Archives: January 22, 2018

Residency Open Call | BEYOND at ACA, Northumberland, UK

Deadline: 31 January 2018

BEYOND is an ambitious project that will bring together an eclectic mix of artists, curators, astronomers, scientists and audiences to take advantage of the new North Pennines Observatory at ACA. We are seeking an artist/creative practitioner with a strong track record and innovative practice.

Artist in Residence

The residency will provide an opportunity to research, develop and present new work and to engage with a wide range of participants.
The successful applicant will be offered a four week (20 day) residency at mutually agreed dates between February and June 2018.
He/she will be expected to:

Develop his/her work (in any medium) relating to the BEYOND project.
Contribute to our ongoing programme of educational and public engagement events

ACA will offer accommodation, studio space, access to the astronomical observatory on site, observatory tuition and guidance, exhibition or presentation opportunities and a fee of £2,000.

A limited budget will be available for production/travel/event costs which will be negotiated with the curators.

For more information please visit: https://www.acart.org.uk/beyond

Call for Papers, Presentations + Workshops | Arts in Education National Day 2018

Deadline: 2 February 2018

Call for papers, presentations and workshops, Arts in Education National Day 2018.
The Arts in Education National Day will take place at Maynooth University – Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education on Saturday 21st April. The event aims to bring together members of the arts in education community from all across Ireland, to share, learn, talk, network, get inspired, and continue interrogating best practice in the field.

They are inviting proposals from organisations or individuals who want to give dynamic and inspiring presentations or workshops that can offer sharing of skills, practical approaches, new insights and critical thinking across the field, from a range of perspectives. More information can be found at this link.

Contact: editor@artsineducation.ie
For more info visit: artsineducation.ie/en/2017/12/20/

Job Vacancy | Development Assistant at Artsadmin, London

Deadline: 5pm, Monday 19 February 2018

Artsadmin has an opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join their Development team. Having been awarded match-funding opportunities through the Catalyst Evolve scheme, Artsadmin are looking to increase and further diversify income from private sources. Development Assistant (4 days per week).

The Development Assistant will play an integral role in the implementation of Artsadmin’s fundraising activity, which is focused on the organisation’s mission and ethical approach, in order for Artsadmin to:

Produce, curate and tour artists’ work
Support and advise emerging, mid-career and established artists
Maintain and improve Toynbee Studios

Please read the job description and person specification carefully before applying. Interviews: Monday 5 March 2018

For more info please visit: www.artsadmin.co.uk/about/jobs

Job Vanancy | Executive Director at Artsadmin, London

Deadline: 12 noon, Monday 12 February 2018

Artsadmin is seeking a new Executive Director to succeed Gill Lloyd after thirty-three years with the company. Over that time, and working in partnership with Artistic Director Judith Knight (who leaves the company in 2019), Artsadmin has developed into an internationally renowned arts producing organisation.

Artsadmin produces the work of artists across a variety of disciplines – performance, dance, theatre, live arts, installation – from unique large-scale site specific projects to work created for theatres or galleries, across the UK and internationally. In Toynbee Studios the company has established a dynamic centre in Tower Hamlets where new talent is nurtured in its welcoming rehearsal, performance and meeting spaces.

We are looking for an inspiring individual to secure the best possible cultural and physical environment within which the artistic and operational ambitions of the organisation can flourish. The postholder will share Chief Executive responsibilities with the Artistic Director and will have particular overall responsibility for the economic success and sustainability of Artsadmin’s building, supporting artists and tenant companies, and running a performance space and café/bar.
Interviews: 21/22 February.

For more info visit: www.artsadmin.co.uk/about/jobs

Artist Talks + Panel Discussion | Art in Uncertain Times at The Limerick Spring Festival of Politics + Ideas

Wednesday 21 February 2018, 2 to 4pm

The Limerick Spring Festival of Politics + Ideas presents: Art in Uncertain Times

Invited speakers will give a short presentation on the theme Art in Uncertain Times in relation to their practice followed by a panel discussion.
Featuring Kerry Guinan, Vukasin Nedeljkovic, Eve Olney, Kate O’ Shea, Executive Steve, Dara Waldron and Fiona Woods.

Limerick School of Art and Design, Clare Street, Limerick
For more info: www.limerickspring.com

Free event, pre-booking required: www.eventbrite.ie/e/art-in-uncertain-times-tickets-

Job Vacancy | Director, The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre, Fingal, Co. Dublin

Deadline: 26 January, 5pm

The Management Committee of the Séamus Ennis Arts Centre invites applications for the position of Director.

The Director will report directly to the Board of Management of the Centre. The position involves the management of all aspects of the Centre and will include the overseeing of planning and programming, managing budgets, finances and all matters relating to staff. It will also involve the development of future plans, ideas and the identifying of new funding sources for the future development of the Centre.

Contact: siobhan.browne@sba.ie

Intermediate Black and White Darkroom Course, The Darkroom, Dublin 7

This intensive course affords students the opportunity to develop more advanced techniques utilised in the making of Exhibition Printing. You will learn split-grade printing, which will bring in details into your highlight and shadow areas resulting in a fine art black and white print. You will also learn to dodge and burn your print. This course is only for those who have a basic knowledge of printing.

The Darkroom will provide all chemicals needed for the duration of the Course and paper for the first 2 weeks. The cost of the course includes one free 3hr session in the darkroom, which can be taken after the courses is finished.

Dates: Jan 31st, Feb 7th, 14th, + 21st
Times: Morning classes: 11am-2pm Evening classes: 6.30pm-9.30pm
Cost: €205.00 for each course
Location: The Darkroom, 32 North Brunswick Street, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7
Website: darkroom.ie/courses/film-darkroom/Intermediate-bw-darkroom

Intermediate Digital Photography+Post Production Course, The Darkroom, Dublin 7

This is an intermediate course for those with a basic knowledge of digital photography who would like to take their skills further.
Taking up from where the Introduction to Digital Photography course left off, students will build upon their experience of taking photographs and will learn how to use Lightroom and Photoshop to get the most from their images. By developing a professional workflow, participants will learn to organise and process raw files for output for print and for web. Each student will work towards a self-directed creative or professional work brief, each participant will learn the skills of applied digital photography and develop the technical and artistic proficiency to realise their ideas through critical engagement and support. Learn how to use different types of lighting set ups including fill in flash and how your lens type will create different moods in your images.

Date: Feb/Mar: Wed Feb 28th, Mar Wed 7th, (Tue 13th), Wed 14th, Wed 21st, Wed 28th
Times: 18.30-21.30
Cost: €265
Location: The Darkroom, 32 North Brunswick Street, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7
Website: darkroom.ie/courses/digital-photography/

The Art of Photography Course at The Darkroom, Dublin 7

The Art of Photography is a mentorship-based course aimed at those who want to advance their photography skills, pursue a certain project or create a photographic portfolio to showcase their work. The course is suitable for people with a good understanding of the basic principals of camera exposure in digital or analogue photography.
The course provides students with the technical skills, facilities and creative environment to explore and develop their ideas to produce a substantial body of work be it for an exhibition or portfolio. Course tutors Mella Travers, Louis Haugh, Mandy O’Neill & Christine Redmond will be working alongside students to elevate their practice to the highest possible level through classes, one-to-one tutorials, group critique sessions and technical workshops.

Feb: Thurs 22nd & Sat 24th
March: Thurs 1st, Sat 3rd, Tuesday 6th, Thurs 15th & Thurs 22nd & Sat 24th
April: Thurs 5th, Sat 14th, Thurs 19th
May; Sat 5th & Thurs 17th
June: Sat 2nd
Times: Thursday Evenings 18.30 – 21.30, Saturdays 10.30 – 16.30
Cost: €725
Location: The Darkroom 32 North Brunswick Street Stoneybatter Dublin 7
Website: darkroom.ie/event/art-photography-3-month-course

Advanced Portrait Photography Masterclass at The Darkroom, Dublin 7

This advanced class is for those experienced and professional photographers who want to learn portrait photography or just want to enhance their skills.
We as the photographer bring ourselves into every image we take; be it landscape, documentary or portrait. It is what makes an image of the same scene unique to each photographer. In turn, the viewer brings in their own visual experience when they view an image.

Date: Saturday 17th + Sunday 18th February 2018
Times: 10.30am-4.30pm (includes an hour for lunch)
Cost: €355
Location: The Darkroom, 32 North Brunswick Street, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7
Website: /darkroom.ie/event/advanced-portrait-photography

Focus On: Pinhole Photography Workshop at Belfast Exposed

This unique workshop will bring you right back to the roots of photography. The workshop has been devised using the Ilford Obscura Pinhole Camera Kit using both paper and sheet film techniques to take your images.

You will gain technical knowledge in how to use a traditional pinhole camera to take images from street scenes to portraiture.

Each participant will then get to keep the Ilford Obscura pinhole camera kit (R.R.P £69.99) they have been using to put their new skills into practice at home.

What You Will Learn

Gain technical knowledge in how to use a traditional pinhole camera.
How to load and use both paper and sheet film techniques to take your images.
How to calculate the correct exposure.
How to process the paper and film in the darkroom.
Experiment with a variety of themes from street scenes to portraiture.
Get to keep the Ilford Obscura pinhole camera kit (R.R.P £69.99)

Tutor: Mervyn Smyth
Dates: Saturday 24 February 2018
Times: 11am – 4pm
Fee: £110 / £100
Location: Belfast Exposed Photography, The Exchange Place, 23 Donegall Street, Belfast
Booking: contact Conor at training@belfastexposed.org
Website: belfastexposed.org/

Make 2018 Symposium: Making In Art And Architecture, Cork

3 March 2018 from 10am-5pm
MAKE 2018 Symposium, Stack Theatre, CIT Cork School of Music, Union Quay, Cork city

Featuring: Juhani Pallasmaa, Finland – acclaimed architectural theorist and author emphasising the tactile and sensory approach to spatial design in classic books like Eyes of The Skin; Beili Liu, United States – artist/lecturer; sensitive manipulation of symbolic materials in site-specific large-scale installations exploring cultural and social realities
Mark Garry, Ireland -s onic/musical and installation practice activating and navigating space; Torsten Blume, Germany – Bauhaus Dessau researcher, curator; Bauhaus legacy of dance/movement as educational tool for developing sensory awareness in architecture;
Isabel English, Ireland – using the character of Architect, exploring utopia and the Ideal via architectural language, media, and materials.
MAKE 2018 will focus on making in the interplay between art and architecture. MAKE 2018 is hosted by CIT Crawford College Of Art And Design.

Enquiries: Pamela.Hardesty@cit.ie

Actors, Performing Bodies + the Matter of Storage | Talk with Maeve Connolly at IMMA

Thursday 1 February, 1.00pm
Project Spaces IMMA

IMMA & IADT: ARC / Actors, Performing Bodies and the Matter of Storage talk with Maeve Connolly

The lecture focuses on artworks that suggest material manifestations of acting or performing bodies, and combine sculptural media with technologies such as digital 3D modelling or animatronics to propose new understandings of the human body as a medium of storage.
Programmed in collaboration with IADT- ARC as part of the IMMA digital_self public programme of talks, events and online projects invites all ages to explore the ways new technologies are transforming how the self is voiced, shaped and understood in various digital realms.

For more info and to book please visit: www.imma.ie/en/page_237293.htm

Workshop | RITUAL — The Conscious Performer, The LAB, Dublin 1

RITUAL — The Conscious Performer, is an immersive one day workshop aimed at people who wish to explore the art of conscious performance. Conscious performance includes dramatherapy ritual structures, somatic approaches to movement and voice work. The workshop will also focus on play and its many therapeutic benefits. We will explore together the intentional use of drama and theatre process as a tool to bring about change and transformation, and will experience somatic practices such as authentic movement and soundings.
Aimed at performers, dancers, artists, creative arts therapists, drama facilitators and anyone with an interest in exploring the arts as a tool to raise personal awareness and consciousness levels.
Facilitated by Marianne Araujo Marcote and Michael McCabe. ​Limited to 15 participants. For detailed biographies please visit: www.dramatherapycompany.com/workshops.html

Date: 3 March 2018
Times: 10am-5pm
Cost: €95 / €80 early bird before Feb 3
Location: The LAB, Folley Street. Dublin 1
Booking: Please send an email including a short paragraph stating the reasons why you would like to take part: mariannemarcote@gmail.com
Website: www.dramatherapycompany.com/workshops.html

Open Call | Stage Design Bursary for Body+Soul Festival, Co. Westmeath

Deadline: 31 January 2018

Body&Soul Festival, taking place on June 22-24 2018 in Ballinlough Castle, Co.Westmeath, are requesting submissions for the design and execution of stage decor for our Midnight Circus stage for 2018-2019.

Successful candidates will be individuals or groups with an exciting resume of stage/ installation design or stage design and visual content production and relevant experience of working within a tight budget and build timeframe with a professional team.

Submissions should contain draft designs and reference images as well as a budget for pre build, installation and event costs. All hardware requirements and transport to site should be included in this and the budget should cover a breakdown of both installation and hardware costs for 1 event.

A written description should accompany the designs along with an installation plan and timeline. Candidates will need to show an understanding of communication requirements with venue lighting providers and event production for the smooth running of multiple shows on this stage.

Please also provide a resume of relevant work with images or video content.
2d and 3d Stage plans are available on request from ​decor@bodyandsoul.ie

Budget: 5,000 Euro
Terms and Conditions apply


Call for Applicants | Armagh Craft Fair 2018

Deadline: 5pm, Friday 23 February 2018 by post only

Call for Applicants | Armagh Craft Fair 2018
Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council invite you to apply for participation in the 8th annual Armagh Craft Fair 2018 Saturday 26 May in The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh. This high quality Craft fair includes demonstrations, workshops, food and non-craft Stands.
Craft and food produce should be handmade by the Artist/Designer/Maker or Craft Company.

Stand Fee: £50 by Cheque or Bank Draft must be enclosed with your application.

If you would like to apply for participation or for further information visit goo.gl/rvGqBN

First View 2018 | Graduate Exhibition at Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford

1 to 15 February 2018

“First View” Project 2018 will see the continuation of Garter Lane Arts Centre’s collaboration with Waterford Institute of Technology’s emerging graduate artists. The project forms part of the final year students programme and provides an opportunity for them to be involved in the full process and practicalities of installing an exhibition within a gallery space, it also provides them with the opportunity to publically exhibit their work before they graduate. The exhibition will feature original work from the students with a range of media being used, including photography, installation, collage and mixed media.

The group of students have noticed a connection and reoccurring theme amongst all their pieces that being the figure, whether through the conscious or subconscious. Although the work shares this central focus, each student’s concepts are vastly different, ranging from trauma and consumerism to dreams, sexuality, body image and the intricacy of the human form. The work in progress provides the students an opportunity to develop their ideas further towards their end of year exhibition.

The project provides invaluable learning opportunities for the emerging artists. The exhibition will continue alongside “Visual Identities” exhibition, a collection of work by 1st year Visual Communications students also from Waterford Institute of Technology.

Photo Credit: Paulette O’Donovan

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

Landmarks and Lifeforms | Danny Osborne and Frieda Meaney at Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda

3 February to 14 April 2018

Landmarks and Lifeforms is an exhibition by Danny Osborne and Frieda Meaney, two artists who live and work on the Beara Peninsula on the western seaboard.

The artists’ interests in geology, biology, marine science and zoology as well as travel and navigation is presented in this exhibition through painting, print, video installation and sculpture, combining scientific with artistic interpretations of the natural world. This exhibition is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland’s Touring and Dissemination of Work Award, and includes a specially commissioned large collaborative print work.

Highlanes Gallery
St Laurence St, Drogheda, Co. Louth
T: +353 (0) 41 9803311
E: info@highlanes.ie
W: highlanes.ie

Moving Along | Norah Brennan at Ballina Arts Centre

11 January to 24 February 2018

Moving Along is an exhibition of abstract silkscreen works on paper by Claremorris-based artist Norah Brennan. This new work reflects transition in both the life and the art practice of the artist. Concerns, frustrations, dreams, ambitions and progress are portrayed in these introspective expressions.

Shape and layered colour are central to this artist’s expression of her thought processes. The abstraction invites the viewer to engage on a personal level, drawing their own responses from the almost kaleidoscopic forms of the works.

Norah Brennan graduated from GMIT in 2011 with a First Class Honours Degree in Fine Art, Printmaking and was awarded the Student of the Year, Printmaking Prize as well as the Lorg Fine Art Printmakers Annual Bursary.

Ballina Arts Centre
Barrett St, Ballina, Co. Mayo
T: 096 73593
E: info@ballinaartscentre.com
W: ballinaartscentre.com

The Watchers | Nuala O’Sullivan at Ballina Arts Centre

18 January to 24 February 2018

Nuala O’Sullivan is a Limerick-based artist. She is a graduate of Limerick School of Art and Design and holds a Fine Art Painting MA Degree. Her work uses both photography and painting to explore how concealed repression can seep through from the past. Alongside this the aesthetic and culture of the 1950s have strong visual resonances for her.

Nuala has exhibited extensively in Ireland and has shown in group exhibitions in France and New York. Collections include UL, Laois County Council, Northern Trust, Limerick County Council, LIT, and private collections. Nuala O’Sullivan is supported by Limerick City and County Councils.

Ballina Arts Centre
Barrett St, Ballina, Co. Mayo
T: 096 73593
E: info@ballinaartscentre.com
W: ballinaartscentre.com