Daily Archives: January 30, 2018

Exploring Ways to Work Together | Art and Heritage Seminar, Kildare

22 February, 9.30am – 4.30pm

Irish Walled Towns Network with Kildare Heritage Office and Kildare Arts Office, as part of the Co. Kildare Creative Ireland programme, are pleased to announce Art and Heritage Seminar, a full day of presentations and workshops exploring art/heritage collaboration, artistic approaches to heritage contexts, and good heritage practice considerations for art projects.

The event is free and lunch is provided, but booking is essential.
Contact Hollie Kearns hkearns@heritagecouncil.ie or 0567770777 to book.
For more information: www.facebook.com/irishwalledtowns

Solas Bhride,
Kildare Town

Studio Sub-lets Available at NAS, Dublin

NAS studios have two studios available for sublet. One is quite a large space (20ft x 13ft), private (floor to ceiling walls and own door). Natural light with one large skylight and also full spectrum fluorescent tubes (daylight). This studio is to the back of the building close to our photographic studio and woodwork space. (€250 per month) Available from February to end of August.

The 2nd studio, also a private room with own door, also has natural light through a row of small windows and full spectrum fluorescent tubes. This room is 12 ft x 12 ft in size and is €220 per month and will be available for 6-7 months also (from February to end of August). This studio is also on the first floor of our building. NAS is very central, just off Capel street and is a complex providing 13 individual studios for visual artists in Dublin.

Contact Mary at 


Volunteer Invigilators Wanted at Galway City Gallery

Galway City Gallery will begin a Spring/Summer series of exhibitions from March. They are looking for volunteers who are interested in working in the arts or who are interested in being part of the Galway City arts scene to invigilate and be part of our upcoming exhibitions.

Volunteers will be responsible for all exhibition pieces, for the gallery space and for talking and greeting visitors. Training and information evening will be scheduled.

Galway City Gallery are very happy to provide references on completion of volunteering.

Please contact Aoife.Galwaycitygallery@gmail.com


Conversation About Cultures of Naming with Nicoline van Harskamp

16 February, 7 to 9pm
21 February, 7.30 to 9pm

Between 15 February and 31 March, Project Arts Centre will present the solo exhibition ‘Englishes‘ by Nicoline van Harskamp.

A second stage of her engagement with PAC is a commissioned live performance, to be staged in October 2018. Nicoline van Harskamp will be in Dublin in February to do research for that new work, and host two public conversations on the issue of naming as part of that.

They both will be held at Studio 6 Temple Bar Gallery+ Studios on 16 February starting at 7pm until 9.00pm and on 21 February starting at 7.30pm until 9.00pm. The event is free of charge and open to all.

The performance piece has the working title ‘Who is Your Name‘ and consists of several shorter monologues about names: how they can be given as well as withdrawn, inflicted, collected, hidden or adapted. Proper names cross boundaries of languages, cultures, religions and nationalities in ways that most other words cannot. The performance will represent stories from inside and outside Ireland, and different proficienty levels, dialects and varieties of language will be used. They are told in succession, forming a string of naming accounts and anecdotes, much like story-telling sessions or a musical improvisation.

Over the course of earlier projects, Nicoline van Harskamp has collected spoken and written accounts of naming histories, true and fictional ones. She would like to include naming stories from Dublin, too. Therefore she will host a group conversation about naming, and transcripts of which may be incorporated in the script for the final work.

If you are interested please sign up by email to gallery@projectartscentre.ie

Casting Call | ‘Who is your Name‘ Nicoline van Harskamp at Project Arts Centre

For a staged performance work by Amsterdam-based visual artist Nicoline van Harskamp, Project Arts Centre are looking to cast up to 10 stage performers of different ages and backgrounds. The piece has the working title ‘Who is Your Name‘ and consists of several shorter monologues on the topic of names: how they can be given as well as withdrawn, inflicted, collected, hidden, or adapted.

Proper names cross boundaries of languages, cultures, religions and nationalities in ways that most other words cannot. The piece will be staged in several languages, including Irish and English. We are looking for a multi-multilingual cast, as different proficiency levels, dialects, and varieties of language are at the very core of the performance. The play will first be staged in Dublin in October 2018.

Nicoline van Harskamp will be in Dublin in February to open a solo exhibition of earlier works on video that will be on view between 15 Febuary and 31 March in the gallery of Project Arts Centre.

She will also conduct research for a new performance work and would like to meet potential performers. If you are interested to set a meeting between 13 – 25 February, please send an email to nicoline.english@gmail.com with your availablity between those dates, as well as relevant information about yourself.

Fees: basic fee (+ expenses)

Studio Spaces Available at MART

There are currently two shared studio spaces available in MART that would be suited to a visual artist.

One situated in the large bright basement of our House Studios in the heart of Rathmines.

The other is a large room shared with a painter/designer in our Crumlin Road studios, Dolphins Barn.
See www.mart.ie/studios for full details.

190a Rathmines Road Lower, Dublin
E: info@mart.ie
W: mart.ie

Invitation to contribute to ‘The Breath From Fertile Grounds’ by Otobong Nkanga

Otobong Nkanga invites you to respond and contribute to her current exhibition The Breath From Fertile Grounds at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios.

Part of the exhibition has been left open for writing contributions in response to the exhibition and the themes that are addressed therein. Watch the video of Otobong Nkanga in conversation with guest curator Caroline Hancock on the TBG+S website.

Texts can be in any language. They can be poems, longer texts or singular words. The written responses will be printed and displayed within the exhibition. All contributors will be credited and the text will be returned to you after the exhibition has ended.

In order to include these texts during the run of the exhibition, the deadline for contributing is Friday 2 February.

Email Katy Fitzpatrick at katy@templebargallery.com to submit your written response or get in touch with Katy for more information, support to write a contribution or to arrange a visit.


Job Vacancy | Production Manager at The Glucksman, Cork

Deadline for receipt of applications: Thursday 15 February, 5pm

The Glucksman invites applications for the full-time contract post of Production Manager to join its team. This new operational role focuses on the technical supports and systems required to produce exhibitions and events in a museum setting. The Production Manager will be responsible for the overall operations of the building, event co-ordination, exhibition installation, and health and safety duties. The Production Manager will also support the curatorial team in the area of collections management in keeping with the policies and procedures of the Glucksman and the UCC Art Collection.

Download JOB CALL OUT here: glucksman.org/jobs.html

Candidates should apply with a CV and covering letter to:

Damian Jones at djones@ucc.ie or by post to Damian Jones, Administrator, The Glucksman, University College Cork.

Interviews for the position will take place on Thursday 22 February 2018 at the Glucksman.

Job Vacancy | Education and Retail Facilitator at The Glucksman, Cork

Application deadline: Thursday 8 February, 5pm

The Glucksman invites applications for the part-time position of Education and Retail Facilitator based at the information desk in the gallery. Glucksman Facilitators provide a welcoming, informed point of contact for visitors, providing services such as exhibition tours, education workshops, and gallery invigilation as well as promoting shop sales, hire and upcoming events.

Successful candidates will have a degree in a relevant area or related experience, a passion for culture, and excellent customer service, sales and communication skills. This role requires weekend and occasional evening duty.

Candidates can request a detailed job description from Sarah McAuliffe, Retail + Development Manager at r.hobbs@ucc.ie

Candidates should apply with a CV and covering email to Sarah McAuliffe, r.hobbs@ucc.ie

Interviews for the position will take place on Tuesday 13 February 2018.


CE Scheme Placement | Gallery and Communications Assistant at Pallas Projects/Studios

Application deadline: 22 February

Pallas Projects/Studios are seeking a candidate to join their team as part of the Community Employment (CE) Scheme. The Community Employee will gain practical experience in how Pallas Projects/Studios, which is an Artist-Run Organisation in The Liberties, is run. This will involve first hand interactions with artists, and the curator/directors in preparing exhibitions as part of the new Artist Initiated Programme funded by the Arts Council.

The role will involve the Community Employee in all aspects of organising content for the various Pallas Projects media channels, including its website and other social media platforms. This will include documenting exhibitions, events, workshops and talks, and preparing content for dissemination to internal and to all our external media channels.

Please download the full Job Description/Guidelines here: pallasprojects.org/gallery-communications-assistant

How to Apply:
Applicants should send a LETTER OF INTEREST as a PDF attachment explaining why they are suitable for this position with a CV/biog emailed to Deirdre Leniston at cescheme@mercyfamilycentre.com with the subject line: COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT. Please contact Deirdre Leniston 01-4543713 for further information.

For information on Community Employment Schemes (CE Scheme) see: www.citizensinformation.ie/

Please contact your local DSP Employment Services/Intreo Office to check your eligibility and to apply for this vacancy.

Job Vacancy | Director of National Sculpture Factory

Application deadline: 26 February, 12 noon

The Board of National Sculpture Factory (NSF) seeks applications for position of Director. NSF is looking for a dynamic leader who can manage and develop an established national visual arts organisation with a significant workshop and a dynamic creative programme facility in Cork City.

The NSF is a national organisation, which advances the creation and understanding of contemporary art. Specifically, it provides and promotes a supportive environment for the making of art, opportunities for commissioning new works, collaborations, residencies and other artistic interventions. It was established in Cork in 1989 as a large scale dynamic facility for artists working in a diverse range of sculptural media. The National Sculpture Factory workshop is 770 sq. meters large.

Applications should include:

• A full CV
• An application statement that gives details of how your experience to date makes you eligible for this job
• Why this is the right time for you to take on this role and outline based on what you know, what attracts you to this post

Send to Elma O’Donovan, Administrator/Artist Liasion officer, National Sculpture Factory, Albert Road, Cork, Ireland.

E-mail elma@nationalsculpturefactory.com
Please mark correspondence as Director APPLICATION

All applications are in strict confidence and will be acknowledged.

For full job description and requirements see: nationalsculpturefactory.com/

Funding | Ards and North Down Borough Council Arts Funds and Bursaries

The deadline for receipt of Bursary applications is Monday 26 February at 12 noon.

Ards and North Down Borough Council currently have various Arts Funds and Bursaries open for applications.

The Ballinglen Arts Foundation Bursary offers a two-week Studio Residency at Ballinglen Arts Foundation OR a place on one of Ballinglen’s Residency Workshops. From painting to printmaking, there is a raft of opportunities on offer at the foundation which is situated in the pretty village of Ballycastle on the sea coast of North County Mayo. The residency is aimed at professional practicing visual artists and crafts people. Artists are provided with accommodation as well as a studio to work in.

Also on offer, are one-week residencies to the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Annaghmakerrig in County Monaghan. Open to arts practitioners in all mediums (eg: visual arts, crafts, literature, music, etc), the aim of the bursary is to assist and encourage both established and emerging artists and give them the opportunity to work intensively on a project alongside others in a very unique environment.

For more information see: ardsarts.com/arts-funding-and-bursaries

8 Week Silkscreen Printmaking Course at Limerick Printmakers

Silkscreen printmaking produces really clean, punchy images with a strong graphic quality that understandably appeals to a huge range of people who enjoy graphic design, typography, photography, printmaking and design. With silkscreen, details stay crisp and sharp while colour pops off the page.

In brief, the process itself involves transferring an image to a mesh screen. The treated image blocks out the negative space so that when ink is firmly pressed through the screen using a squeegee, only the desired areas are printed onto the paper/fabric.

LP’s eight week course will bring you through the entire process under the guidance of LP’s hugely experienced silkscreen artist and tutor Derek O’ Sullivan. The weekly classes allow students to develop their work and ideas as they learn, and to make multiple prints throughout the duration of the course. Each participant will try each step in the process multiple times, ensuring greater retention of what has been learned.

Dates: Tues 27th Feb – Tues 17th April 2018
Times: 7pm – 9pm each week
Fee: €230 with 15% discount available to students/seniors/those working less than 25 hrs per week
Location: Limerick Printmakers, Bridgeland House, 3 Johns Square, Limerick
Booking: +353 (0) 61 311806/ limerickprintmakers@gmail.com
Website: facebook.com/events/

Intro to Photolithography at Limerick Printmakers

LP’s one day Intro to Photolithography course is an excellent entry point into a method that is highly suitable for people with no previous printmaking experience. Photolithography is also a natural progression for anyone who has previously explored intaglio (etching) or who enjoys experimenting with photographic imagery.

Course participants can incorporate imagery of their choice when creating their print.
LP tutor Brian will give every student a clear overview of the process including common issues and challenges as the group works together.

This course will include:
• Introduction to the process of photo based lithography
• Preparation of all imagery for use
• Printing – Step by step assistance in printing your finished plate including inking up, registration etc.
• Troubleshooting and common challenges
• Studio health & safety/best practice

Tutor: Brian Fitzgerald
Dates: Saturday 24th February 2018
Times: 10am – 6pm
Fee: €85 with 15% discount available to students/seniors/those working less than 25 hrs per week
Location: Limerick Printmakers, Bridgeland House, 3 Johns Square, Limerick
Booking: +353 (0) 61 311806/ limerickprintmakers@gmail.com
Website: facebook.com/events/

Performative Lecture | Suzanne Walsh at Solstice Arts Centre, Navan

Thursday 1 February, 8pm

Solstice Arts Centre is delighted to announce a special performance of ‘All The Beast’ by artist and writer Susanne Walsh taking place to mark the opening of the exhibition ‘Zoología Fantástica’. Created from re-edited transcripts of wildlife documentaries by David Attenborough, ‘All The Beast’ re-wilds the structured language of the nature documentary to produce poetic and ambiguous meanings for listeners. The text is delivered as a lecture in an Attenborough-esque style.

Admission free, pre-booking essential: solsticeartscentre.ie/learning-participation

Solstice Arts Centre, Railway Street, Navan, Co. Meath
T: 046 9092300
E: info@solsticeartscentre.ie

Tuscany Illustration Retreat with Adrienne Geoghegan, Italy

This art holiday is suitable for aspiring illustrators, wannabe and beginning picture book makers, budding illustrators, painters and sketchers. A unique opportunity to combine Tuscan sunshine, illustration, new friendships, culture, drawing trips to medieval hilltop villages, Tuscan cuisine, and time off to explore Florence, the many thermal spas of Montecatini, or the Viareggio coast line, in your time off.

Accommodation with half board in a friendly, family run Hotel La Pia, in the beautiful Tuscan Spa town of Montecatini Terme in Italy.

Professional Tuition and Guidance: Illustration, Painting, Plein Air, Sketching Outdoors for Picture Book Planning.

Montecatini Terme is 50 kilometres northwest of Florence. This Tuscan town is famous for its thermal waters.

Dates: 13th June to 20th June 2018
Fee: €970 excl flights to Pisa.
Location: Montecatini Terme, Tuscany, Italy
Booking: adriennegeoghegan@gmail.com
Website: adriennegeoghegan.com/tuscany-illustration

Glass Fusing Course for Beginners with Vera McEvoy, Co. Kildare

These glass fusing classes will introduce you the joys of working with brightly coloured glass to design and create a glass image for framing, a slumped (curved) glass piece for display and two small pieces of jewellery. Each one of these art pieces would make an ideal gift.

Glass fusing is about layering pieces and particles of glass together. They are placed in the kiln overnight at controlled temperatures where the glass melts and fuses together to create a beautiful image. All class material, 2 kiln firings, one small picture frame and light refreshments are included in the course fee. No previous experience of working with glass required.

Dates: 15th February, through to 24th March 2018
Times: Morning, evening and weekend sessions available
Fee: €135, all materials included
Location: Celbridge, Co Kildare
Booking: veramcevoy@gmail.com or telephone: 086 2584367
Website: veramcevoy.com

Artist Talk | Ciara Phillips at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios

Monday 12 February, 6.30pm

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios is delighted to present artist Ciara Phillips in the fifth talk in the Masterclass Series. Masterclass Series invites leading world artists from abroad to give a public lecture on their practice, and engage in one-on-one studio visits with TBG+S Studio Artists.

Glasgow based, Canadian artist Ciara Phillips works mainly in printmaking. Her work is founded upon a belief in printmaking’s potential for political activation and her interest in the process of ‘making together’. Working with multifaceted techniques from screen prints and textiles to photos and wall paintings, Phillips’ printmaking process often transforms the gallery into a workshop and she involves other artists, designers and local community groups in the making of the work. Phillips’ work is inspired by a long-standing interest in video and film production collectives of the 1970’s, who focused on using video as a medium for social documentary and activism – labour, struggles, elections, prisons and the work of political organisations, such as the Black Panthers. She also acknowledges the influence of the pioneering artist (and nun), Corita Kent (1918–1986) on her practice. Kent used printmaking and education in concert with her work as an activist in the 1960’s to reinterpret the advertising slogans and imagery of consumer culture. Phillips vibrant use of colour, her innovative approach to printmaking and her use of typography also all owe to Kent.

FREE admission, book here: eventbrite.ie/e/masterclass

Studio 6
Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, 5 – 9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2
T: 01 671 0073
E: info@templebargallery.com
W: templebargallery.com

Drawing and Scratching on Film Masterclass at A4 Sounds

Participants will animate frame by frame onto 16mm film and film leader by scratching into it with a pin and/ or by drawing onto it with permanent markers. The lengths of film will then be spliced together and played through a projector. Relevant short films will also be screened. Ideal for anyone curious about abstract animation and experimental film.

The course is aimed at anyone who has an interest in animation. No previous experience is necessary, though it might be of particular interest to filmmakers and visual artists.

Participants will have the opportunity to explore the painterly possibilities of celluloid film. They will also gain a practical knowledge of the animation process through working frame by frame through the film.

Breakdown of Class:
Relevant short films screened
Scratching/ drawing on film demonstration
Participants given a length of film & Film leader with pins and markers
When the participants have finished their animation it is spliced together and played through a projector.

A4 will supply all necessary materials

Tutor: Paper Panther Productions
Dates: Saturday 10th March
Times: 3PM – 6PM
Fee: €60
Location: A4 Sounds, St Joseph’s Parade, off Upper Dorset Street, Dublin 1
Booking: a4soundsshop.org/workshop

Stained Glass Weekend Workshop with Linda Mulloy, Westport

Linda Mulloy has been teaching people traditional methods of making stained glass for many years and has seen many pupils go on to achieve great things in the world of glass.

Basically it’s a case of having a weekend of enjoyment and time out while you learn a new skill.
You will be cutting and breaking glass in the first half hour and then you’ll be taught how to put glass pieces together in one or two methods and you will make your own pieces all weekend.

You don’t need to have any previous artistic skills to end up with pieces you like. All materials and equipment, including glass, are provided. If you have a design you like, bring it with you, but that’s not essential.

Dates: Sat/Sun 10/11 March 2018
Times: 10am to 5pm
Cost: €230
Location: The Glasshouse, The Quay, Westport, Co.Mayo
Booking: blueglasshouse.com