Daily Archives: February 1, 2018

Open Call | ART WORKS 2018, Carlow (Submission Fee)

Submission deadline: 27 February, 5pm

Artists are invited to submit their work in any medium for ART WORKS, the Carlow Arts Festival and VISUAL Carlow Annual Open Submission and Art Award.. The 2018 exhibition will be presented entirely in VISUAL’s Main Gallery, Carlow from 6 June – August 31. All artists will receive an artist’s fee.

This year’s Art Works Open Submission invites artists to submit work that considers farming, sustenance and encounters with the land.The final selection of artist’s works will be presented in the Main Gallery at VISUAL

There will be two awards, sponsored by Hotron, for outstanding work presented:

The ART WORKS Award of €3000, will be presented for the most outstanding work in any medium.
The Éigse Prize of €1000 will be presented for work by a recent graduate (2016/2017/2018) selected for the most outstanding work in any medium.

Sean Kissane, Curator of Exhibitions, IMMA, artist Orla Barry and Emma-Lucy O’Brien Curator, VISUAL.

**Please note: There is a submission fee of €10 per artwork.
All work submitted must have been completed between 2016 and 2018.
Submitted work must be available for sale.
Film-based work may be submitted as part of the online process (YouTube or Vimeo link).
Performative work and large scale work will be considered.
Work is accepted for exhibition on merit. Copyright of all work is the property of the artist. Carlow Arts Festival and VISUAL, Carlow reserve the right to photograph work for publicity purposes.

Application form available here: carlowartsfestival.com/art-works-2018

Studio Available at Over the Line Studios, Cork

Over the Line is a fully equipped ceramic and fine art studios and gallery in Ballyvolane, Cork City. We currently have a studio available and are looking for an artist with an established or full time practice. The studio is 10 x 12 ft and €130euro a month. Facilities include:

  • Wifi
  • 24 hr access
  • free off street parking
  • full kitchen
  • 3 kilns: electric and gas
  • central heating
  • ample natural light
  • storage
  • workshop/project space
  • space to exhibit and sell work in our recently opened gallery
  • website promotion (to be launched at the end of this month)

Over the Line is a supportive environment with a collective of focused and dedicated artists. We are looking for someone with the same level of dedication to their work and output that can support our gallery as well as their own individual practice.
To apply please email info@overthelinestudios.com with CV, 3-5 pictures of your work and an outline of your practice.

Over the Line Studios,
North Ring Road,

Portraiture Master Class with Gareth Reid at Schoolhouse for Art, Enniskerry

This is a one off opportunity to learn deeply, intensively and informally from Gareth Reid. A chance to participate in a Workshop with a true Master Artist . The aim of the course is to improve observation in portraiture by looking critically and daringly at shapes and relationships, by focusing on the structure of the head, to loosen up, to learn how to deal with mistakes, to think of a portrait as not just an arrangement of isolated features but something more life-like, solid and convincing. Whilst the focus is on learning, the atmosphere is one of fun and enjoyment. The course is open to those of all abilities.

Born in Belfast, Gareth studied at University of Ulster, Glasgow School of Art and Florence Academy of Art, and now lives and works in Glasgow. He has shown on five occasions at the BP Portrait Award in the National Portrait Gallery in London, and in 2007 won the BP Travel Award. Having travelled to Finland, he gave talks on his work in the National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh and the National Portrait Gallery, London. His work has been published by the NPG. Previous commissions include Graham Norton for the National Gallery of Ireland, retiral portraits of Sir George Mathewson and Stephen Hester for RBS, Lord Gill and Billy Connolly. His work is held in the collections of RBS, Ralph Lauren, The Old Bailey, the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the National Gallery of Ireland. Gareth is a portraiture and life drawing tutor previously in Con Ed at Glasgow School of Art, and currently at the Centre for Lifelong Learning, Strathclyde University.

Dates: April Saturday 28th, Sunday 29th
Times: 10am -4pm
Cost: €350
Location: Schoolhouse for Art Enniskerry
Website: schoolhouseforart.com/classes/

Open Programme Call, PhotoIreland Festival 2018

Submission deadline: 1 April, midnight

The call for proposals for the PhotoIreland Festival 2018 Open Programme is now open. If you have an exhibition or an event during, or running into, the month of May relating to photography and contemporary visual culture happening anywhere in Ireland, then join the festival celebrations. PhotoIreland welcome submissions from national and international individuals and organisations. The events could be exhibitions, installations, performances, films, shorts, videos, talks, workshops.

All participants will be featured in the festival catalogue and website, promoted through the festival’s social media, and will receive festival catalogues to distribute during the event. The catalogues are also distributed by us nationwide to key locations. There is a contribution fee of €125 towards the marketing materials.

Please note: There is a contribution fee of €125 towards the marketing materials, payable by bank transfer. You must have secured a venue for your event or exhibition before you submit.

For full information and how to enter your event: festival.photoireland.org/2018/

Email the submission form to pif.submissions@gmail.com

Artist Talk | Gavin McCrea at Hyde Bridge Gallery, Sligo

Wednesday 7 February, 12pm

A conversation with Artist Gavin McCrea on his current exhibition ‘Innermost Limits’ at the Hyde Bridge Gallery. Gavin, a 2017 graduate from IT Sligo was awarded this exhibition by the Hyde Bridge Galley Sligo as part of their emerging artists programme.

Admission Free, all welcome

Hyde Bridge Gallery
Yeats Memorial Building
Douglas Hyde Bridge,
Tel: 071 9142693
E: info@yeatssociety.com
W: yeatssociety.com/the-hyde-bridge

VAI Workshop | Peer Critique with Janet Mullarney, Dublin

VAI in partnership with the RHA School

VAI are delighted to work with Janet Mullarney once again in our series of partnership Peer Critique events with the RHA School

This Peer Critique session is relevant to artists working in sculpture and installation.  Following a presentation on her own work Janet will lead a Peer Critique with 6 interested artists.  Artists participating will be asked to make short presentations on their practices a on future projects they would like to develop. After each presentation, Janet will facilitate a constructive and supportive discussion amongst the group.

Janet Mullarney is a Dublin born sculptor who has spent a great deal of time working in Italy. “Her sculptures are a little like Angela Carter’s novels, where the everyday and the ordinary can suddenly plummet into the surreal and the mythic. Tables and stairs, trolleys and mattresses are the props that carry extraordinary characters. Subjects mined from the natural world and anthropo-morphized to play out human joy and human tragedy.” Patrick T.Murphy. To register and for further information see HERE.

Call Out For New Members 2018 | LUX Critical Forum, Dublin

Application deadline: 18 February

LUX Dublin Critical Forum is a monthly discussion group for artists, curators and writers who work with the moving image to talk about ideas and practice in a mutually supportive environment. The forum takes place on the last Wednesday of the month at Studio 6 in Temple Bar Gallery + Studios. The next meeting is Wednesday 28th of February. The group is now open to new members.

Please send expressions of interest to criticalforumdublin@gmail.com.

LUX is an international arts agency, based in London, for the support and promotion of artists’ moving image practice and the ideas that surround it. LUX exists to provide access to and develop audiences for, artists’ moving image work; to provide professional development support for artists working with the moving image, and to contribute to and develop discourse around practice. There are groups that take place on a monthly basis in London, Glasgow, Dublin, Dundee and Bristol. LUX Director Benjamin Cook launched critical Forum Dublin in 2013.

Studios Available at The Model, Sligo

Applications are now being accepted for seven state-of-the-art studios, available for rent at The Model in Sligo.

Located in Sligo, The Model is distinctive internationally as a multi-disciplinary arts organisation that is led by the contemporary visual arts. The Model takes an integrated approach to programming, with a strong focus on contemporary culture and relevant global issues, which are mediated inclusively to diverse audiences.
Studio rentals are available for 1 to 2 year lease options commencing 1 April 2018.
Fees for the studios are €225 per month which includes utilities and broadband. Studios are unfurnished, have 24-hour access and measure approx 7 x 4 metres. Applicants should note that the studios are not residential and parking is not included. Paid parking is available at a daily rate in nearby Sligo County Council Car Parks

Application Criteria:
Applicants need to demonstrate a professional practice as a visual artist.
Applications should include:


Make a Photobook Workshop with Read That Image, Dublin 8

Read That Image are pleased to invite you to join the team for three days of thinking, discussing, and making in our first Make a Photobook workshop of 2018. Taking place over the course of three days in Read That Image HQ, participants will explore each stage of the photobook making process and create their own photobook dummies.

During the workshop participants will learn the language of the book form, how to read images, make meaningful decisions and build a book that is rooted in a carefully considered concept. Participants will work collectively and individually on their books with guidance from the RTI team each step of the way. The six main stages of the book making process will be covered: editing, sequencing, layout, design, printing and binding.

The workshop format is intense, fast-paced and highly productive. In this hands-on approach to photobook making participants will arrive with a collection of images and leave with a hand-crafted photobook dummy.

To submit please send a selection of images from a body of work along with a project description via the submission form on their website. For any additional queries you can contact hello@readthatimage.org.

Submission deadline: 6pm Saturday 10th February
Dates: 17th, 18th and 24th of February
Times: 10am – 5pm
Fee: €350
Location: Read That Image
Old Distillery Building, Block A, Unit 1, 112E Allingham Street, Dublin 8
Booking: readthatimage.org/

Oil Paint on Glass Animation 2-Day Masterclass

Join Carol Freeman, Director and Animator of Paper Panther’s ‘The Bird and the Whale’, for an Oil Paint on Glass Animation Masterclass. Carol will guide 5 participants through the stages involved in creating their own individual painted animations. In the first class, participants will plan and sketch their animation on paper, using pencils. In the second class, using their hand drawn animation as reference, they will animate using oil paint on glass.

A time lapse video which shows the paint on glass process in action: vimeo.com/169740987

Although no previous experience of animation is necessary to attend this workshop, it will be especially useful for animators or visual artists who would like to build on their skills. Participants will learn the process involved in planning, painting and photographing their own oil paint on glass animation.

Tutor: Carol Freeman, Paper Panther Productions
Dates and times: 31st Mar – 3pm – 6pm // 7th Apr 2pm -6pm
Fee: €160
Location: A4 Sounds, St Joseph’s Parade, off Upper Dorset Street, Dublin 1
Booking: a4soundsshop.org/workshop

Creative Tehnology for Artists and Makers at A4 Sounds, Dublin

This workshop will introduce open source electronics and programming tools that can be used for all sorts of interactive audio or visual projects. Over the 4 weeks we will cover basic analog electronics and how to solder, working with LEDs and Arduino, and programming for AV using open source software including Pure Data, Patchblocks and Processing. If you want to include things like wearable electronics, sensors or open source hardware or software in your projects, this is the workshop for you!

The workshop is suitable for beginners to electronics or programming.

For full course breakdown please visit the online shop.

Dates: 11th MAR – 1ST APR
Times: 1PM – 5PM
Fee: Full Course €150; Part 1 – Hardware and Analog €80; Part 2 – Software and Coding €80
Location: A4 Sounds, St Joseph’s Parade, off Upper Dorset Street, Dublin 1
Booking: a4soundsshop.org/workshop

Art 4 Artists Workshop Series at A4 Sounds

As practicing artists we can tend to stick with our medium of choice. Even if that involves many different skills or practices, we can tend to stay in our comfort zones. And despite the wonderful communal element of working in a studio, our art practices are generally inherently solitary. Even working collaboratively, it can be difficult to communicate our emotional responses to the process and product. Often, there isn’t a forum, or vocabulary to describe or relate this.

And as practicing artists and studio members, we can be focussed on producing work with an agenda that isn’t entirely ours. Perhaps to meet a deadline, or to exhibit, or to be seen to be producing. As such, we risk losing that authentic connection to process and the self, and the relationship between the two.

This group aims and intends to provide a safe space within which practicing artists can meet and re-connect with art materials, art making and processes, themselves and each other in an alternative and authentic way. To provide a forum for this connection, and support discussion about the beautiful simplicity and complexity of the relationship between ‘the self’ and ‘the art’.

The sessions will incorporate elements of therapeutic art making, self-directed process and peer support both within the art making and reflective process. The facilitator’s role is to ‘’hold and contain’ as opposed to direct the group in terms of process. How the group progresses in terms of content will be determined organically by group members as the sessions progress. If the group gets stuck, the facilitator may offer support in terms of themes, guided imagery etc.

Dates: 18TH FEB – 11TH MAR
Times: 1PM – 4PM
Fee: €100
Location: A4 Sounds, St Joseph’s Parade, off Upper Dorset Street, Dublin 1
Booking: a4soundsshop.org/workshop

Culture Action Europe Questionnaire | Social Inclusion: partnering with other sectors

Culture Action Europe’s raison d’être is to convey your voice to European Institutions in mutual dialogue with policy makers. The European Commission enables this bi-directional exchange through the ‘Voices of Culture’, a structured fora where representatives of the cultural sector gather to discuss specific challenges for the cultural sector and thematic areas where culture can make a positive social contribution.

Culture Action Europe, represented by vice-president Cristina Da Milano, has been selected to participate in the upcoming Voices of Culture brainstorming meeting on “Social Inclusion: partnering with other sectors”.

To prepare for the meeting, CAE need your input.

If you are an organisation or individual active in this field, have a look at the questionnaire below and let CAE know your thoughts, send evidences or best practices before 21 February.

Culture Action Europe will make sure that your voice is represented in the discussion.

Complete questionnaire here: surveymonkey.com/r/

Arts Meets Philosophy | Artist in Residence Exhibition at Kings College London

29 January to 9 February 2018

Artists Melissa Franklin, Hester Reeve, Cheryl Simmons and Siobhán Tattan will present new work made in response to lectures by John Callanan on Kant’s Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals and Christopher Hamilton on the Search for Meaning.

Visit for an exhibition, talks and drinks showcasing the latest work by artists in residence at the Centre for Philosophy and the Visual Arts. Through their practice, CPVA Resident Artists explore, engage with and challenge philosophical models of freedom, meaning, purpose and truth. This show brings together their recent work and establishes a platform for dialogue between philosophers, artists and the public.

The exhibition will be open late on 5 February, when there will be talks by the artists and academics, followed by drinks! Doors will open at 5.30 pm, and talks will start at 6. Tickets for this event are free, but spaces are limited. Please register at Eventbrite to secure a place.

The Arcade
Bush House
Kings College London

Call for Participants | Everybody Sings Project, Bealtaine 2018

Do you have an opinion you would like to share on relationships, intimacy and growing older in Ireland? Everybody Sings is a new film and theatre project looking to meet and talk to men and women who are 50+ about their opinions on relationships, intimacy and growing older in Ireland. It is a Bealtaine commission, being led by Shaun Dunne and produced by Brokentalkers for #bealtaine2018.

If this sounds like you, please email talktoshaundunne@gmail.com with the following info:

Your name
Your age and where you live
Why you might like to get involved in the project

Workshops will take place in a central Dublin location at end of February. There will also be the opportunity to participate by writing.


Open Call | The Watergarden Gallery Programme 2019, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny

Application deadline: Monday 19 February

The Watergarden Gallery is now accepting submissions for exhibitions for their 2019 programme. The gallery is a light filled, dedicated exhibition space, within the Watergarden Gardens and Cafe, a Camphill day service for adults with learning disabilities.

· Exhibitions last between four and six weeks depending on annual programme
· The gallery accept individual and group exhibitions and will consider all mediums
· Gallery commission is 20%
· There is no fee to hire the space
· There is no artists’ fee
· The gallery will assist with installation
· Artists are responsible for supplying refreshments for the exhibition opening, publicising and transporting of work.

Email submissions to the_watergarden@camphill.ie.

Submissions should include:
• proposal for exhibition
• photos of work
• indications of time available
• artist statement

The Watergarden Gallery
Lady well Street, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny
T: +353 (0) 56 7724690
W: camphill.ie