Daily Archives: February 7, 2018

Job Vacancies | Arts Council Procurement of Arts Advisers

All tender proposals should be submitted by Monday 5 March, 12 noon.

The Arts Council is procuring the services of a number of Arts Advisers to meet the needs of the organisation both from a quality and service delivery perspective. The artforms to which this relates are: Literature (English language), Literature (Irish language) and Visual Arts. Each contract will be offered separately.

Successful tenderers will be experienced practitioners in the relevant areas, with the expertise and experience required to work with the Arts Council’s staff by assisting in the appraisal and assessment of funding applications, providing critical advice on artistic work and providing advice in relation to art form policy, as required.

Application for each of these contracts is exclusively by a public tender process advertised via the eTenders Government procurement website www.etenders.gov.ie.

Queries or clarifications regarding any of these contracts should be directed to the Questions and Answers facility at www.etenders.gov.ie on or before 12 noon, Wednesday, 21 February 2018 and should not be directed to the Arts Council.

Job Vacancy | Marketing Manager of Earagail Arts Festival

Application deadline: Friday 23 February, 5pm

Earagail Arts Festival and Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny are seeking proposals for the provision of contract services of a Marketing Manager for the period 26th February 2018 – 26th February 2019.

Earagail Arts Festival is Donegal’s premier celebration of local, national and international culture and one of the largest arts festivals in Ireland. Over 40,000 people from across Donegal and around the world attend approximately 100 events in 35 venues spread over 19 towns over 20 days and nights across the North West of Ireland. Earagail Arts Festival is also a partner in the delivery of Letterkenny Trad Week, Distorted Perspectives and Northern Xposure festivals.

The maximum Budget for the delivery of this Service is €20,000 (including VAT, Project Fee, Office and Communication expenses, Travel and all other expenses).

Please submit your proposal by email to: info@eaf.ie or in writing by CV and cover letter to:

Earagail Arts Festival
2c Riverside
Neil T Blaney
Co Donegal
F92 YN40

For full job description and requirements see: eaf.ie/marketing-manager-2018/

My Own Unknown | Dragana Jurišić at Gallery of Photography, Dublin

8 February to 18 March 2018

My Own Unknown, is an on-going series of work by Dublin-based photographer Dragana Jurišić. A very personal exhibition, the work addresses the complexities of exile, politics and betrayal together with family history. Organised into 5 chapters, the work opens out to explore important universal themes, in particular the role of Woman as Muse in the western art tradition, and the complex hybridity of female identities, both real and imagined.

The exhibition combines text and photographs, appropriated imagery, notebooks, video and performance. Narrated through differing voices, it opens with the story of the disappearance of the artist’s aunt, Gordana Čavić, from rural Yugoslavia in the 1950s, and her mysterious death in Paris in the 1980s. A life shrouded in intrigue, it involves tales of multiple identities, illicit sex and espionage.

Ideas around unknowingness and intrigue are further explored in the 2nd Chapter. L’Inconnue de la Seine (The Unknown Woman of the Seine) is the name given to a young woman whose body was recovered from the River Seine. The death mask cast from this serene unknown beauty was an inspiration for artists such as Man Ray, Albert Camus, Anais Nin. Jurišić probes the relationship between beauty and artistic endeavour and brings a feminist perspective to the tension between the ‘worshiping of an image’ and notions of truth and authenticity.

Gallery of Photography is the national centre for contemporary photography in Ireland
Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, D02 X406

Gallery of Photography Ireland
Meeting House Square
Temple Bar – Dublin 2
T +3531 6714654
E: info@galleryofphotography.ie
W: galleryofphotography.ie

PLATFORM 2018 | Group Exhibition at Draiocht, Blanchardstown

21 Febraury to 31 March 2018

PLATFORM is an exhibition and a series of associated events showcasing the dynamic and eclectic work of 21 young and early career artists whose practice spans across visual and performance media. PLATFORM is one of Draíocht’s strategic artist development initiatives which supports artists to explore their current practice through research, studio space, exhibition, residencies, performance and public engagement.

Participating artists: Ella Bertilsson & Ulla Juske, Robbie Blake, Emma Brennan, Mark Buckeridge, Cian Coady & Jessica Kelly Hannon, Gum Collective (Aaron Smyth, Alex de Roeck, Aimee Gallagher, Ciara O’Brien, Ciaran Gallen, Sadbh O’Brien, Sofya Mikhaylova, Stephen Lau), Sarah Farrell, Lisa Freeman with members of Dublin Youth Dance Company, Louis Haugh, Landing Collective (Aliina Lindroos & Moran Been-noon), Eve O’Callaghan.

Opening night performances by Mark Buckeridge, Robbie Blake and Tonnta Music and Cian Coady & Jessica Kelly Hannon.

Curated by Sharon Murphy.

The Blanchardstown Centre, Dublin 15
T: (01) 885 2622
W: draiocht.ie

Enlightened | Zoe DJ Artist at Signal Arts Centre, Bray

19 February to 4 March 2018

Zoe’s journey into the world of art began as soon as she had the ability to hold a crayon. As a child she spent hours boldly blending colours together in her own creative way. In her experience with the love affair that is art, isn’t that what it’s all about: pure self-expression with colour, love & joy?

When Zoe paints, she pours herself into each piece. Her process involves dancing around the studio in oversized ‘painting clothes’ to the music she plays during her DJ gigs (Zoe is also a DJ and has played from House to Techno in clubs and festivals throughout Ireland, the UK and Cyprus). She is a deeply passionate soul & when she feels a connection with an image the magic for her painting begins.

Zoe’s journey has brought her from exhibiting on Merrion Square, to her painting ‘Little Girl Running’ being the very first painting sold at the opening of the Arkangel Gallery in Listowel, Co Kerry. The Arkangel Gallery went on to sell many more of her pieces over the years. She has also had two private art exhibitions, both of which were extremely successful and have led to much interest in her work. She recently entered into the exclusive world of high quality art prints of her original oil paintings. This is a new & exciting venture for Zoe & it has opened the way for her to share a little bit of joy and light with all.

Signal Arts Centre, 1 Albert Avenue, Bray, Co. Wicklow
T: 353 01 276 20 39
E: info@signalartscentre.ie
W: signalartscentre.ie

Job Vacancy | Assistant Arts Officer at Meath County Council

Application deadline: Wednesday 21 February, 5pm

Reporting to the Meath County Arts Officer, and County Librarian, under the Directorate of Housing, Community, Library, Arts and Culture, or other such nominated officer, the Assistant Arts Officer shall:

• Have particular responsibility for Community, Youth and Children’s Arts including Arts in Education programmes.
• Work with the County Arts Officer in the maintenance, development, implementation and evaluation of a series of annual/multi-annual programmes in each of these areas.
• Assist with the maintenance, development and implementation of the Arts Office FÉACH artists training and mentorship programme.
• Assist with and contribute to the development and implementation of the County Arts Plan. This includes sourcing and providing specialist advice and information, programme design and scheduling, devising contracts, monitoring, assessing and evaluating performance against agreed targets, and ensuring that the necessary financial and management systems are in place.
• Assist with annual funding applications and source additional funding as appropriate.
• Assist with the management of the Meath County Council Annual Arts Grants, Bursaries and Awards Schemes.

Please find full job description and relevant application form here: meath.ie/CountyCouncil/JobVacancies/

Each candidate should have:

• A good standard of education. A relevant third level qualification and a knowledge of Irish are desirable but not essential.
• Have experience of or direct involvement in at least one of the Arts.
• A minimum of three years experience in arts administration.

Salary: €41,625 – €49,990 (EL 10/17) pending on service.

Email: recruit@meathcoco.ie

Speculative Skins | Group Exhibition at the Naughton Gallery, Belfast

15 February to 8 April 2018

Loney Abrams & Johnny Stanish / Salome Asega & Ayodamola Okunseinde / Brice Dellsperger / Nora Khan & Steven Warwick / Son Kit / Katie Skelly / Naoko Takeuchi / Amanda Turner Pohan / Katie Torn

Where does a body end and a piece of technology begin? What does it mean to have a body as it relates to consciousness? Can we synthesise the metrics of bodily experience? Speculative Skins explores and challenges these questions and more in an internationally-focused group exhibition which delves into the relationship between science fiction and the body.

The exhibition presents itself as an anthropological study of both fact and fiction, drawing on contemporary narratives and technologies to hypothesise potential futures, whilst also referencing pop-culture sources including Star Wars, The X-Files, and Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon to explore race, gender, and bodily identity through the lens of science fiction. Utilising a variety of media and formats including video, animation, sculpture, scent, books, comics and archives, the artists in this exhibition each flesh out a piece of their own speculative universe, proposing alternative future histories, or reframing existing ones.

Speculative Skins forms part of NI Science Festival 2018 and has been generously supported by British Council Northern Ireland.

Curated in collaboration with Rachel Steinberg.

The Naughton Gallery
Queens University Belfast
T:+44 28 9024 5133
E: art@qub.ac.uk
W: www.naughtongallery.org

The Time Travelling Circus | Katrina Palmer at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin

23 February to 21 April 2018

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios is pleased to present new work by British artist Katrina Palmer. Palmer uses words as a sculptural form, exploring sensuous objects, absences and material uncertainties, through storytelling. Elaborated audio environments, found objects and publications are employed to create narrative situations in which the viewer can experience her work. Foregrounding words, Palmer often invites the audience to imagine items that are indicated, but not fully present.

This exhibition is Palmer’s first in Dublin and is developed from a story she published in Essays on Sculpture, Number 78 (Henry Moore Institute, 2017). The narrative is extended in a single copy of a dossier that is currently installed on the ‘recently returned’ shelf of the Brotherton Library at Leeds University, to coincide with this exhibition. For the iteration of the work at Temple Bar Gallery, Palmer employs a vast architectural floor plan alongside audio tracks that feature a field recording of the ‘silent’ reading room, overlaid with colliding voices and circus tunes, plus music sampled from Karl Blake of The Shock Headed Peters and from Tom James Parmiter. The gallery becomes an immersive space, in which the viewer can experience the Time-Travelling Circusthat in a parallel reality has its ring in the circular reading room of the Brotherton Library.

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

Phobos & Deimos | Patrick Corcoran at Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar

23 February to 24 March 2018

Phobos & Deimos is a body of work dealing with fear, at both a global, national and personal level. The mixed-media show includes painting, print, sculpture, photography and video.

Artist Patrick Corcoran explains: “Phobos and Deimos were figures in Greek mythology, twin brothers personifying fear and terror. This work deals with the themes of defence, self-defence and fear. Though several pieces are personal, coming directly from my own dreams and nightmares, other pieces stem from fear-related topics, such as the prevailing atmosphere of ‘climate of fear’ covered so frequently by the national and international media. This climate includes financial worries, civil strife/conflict, global environmental/weather concerns and even interstellar /cosmic earth-related disasters. The individual works in Phobos & Deimos, though varying in style and materials, all relate to how governments, the media and individuals explore these concerns and issues.”

Patrick Corcoran is a mixed media artist, whose practice includes sculpture,​ installation, photography, print, drawing, film & the written word.

He has exhibited work both national & internationally and has partaken in several national artist residencies. He currently lives and works​​ in Limerick City.

Linenhall Arts Centre
Linenhall Street, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
T: 094 9023733
E: linenhall@anu.ie
W: thelinenhall.com

Thresholds: The Adjacent Possible | Group Exhibition at The Tapestry, Liverpool

10 Feburary to 18 February 2018

Artists were invited through open submission to respond to themes of borders, barriers, doorways and liminality. Work confirmed so far takes inspiration from urban development and the cultural exchange resulting from Liverpool’s role as a port.

Featuring: Ann Barrass; Anna Oberfeld; Bea Daly; Brian MacShane; Chris Reynolds; Chris Wright; David Barton; David Dunne; Day Bowman; Emma Suzanne Boutet; Georgie Grace; Graham Guy-Robinson; Gregory Hayman; Hannah Marshall; IAN FRASER; Jacky; Katherine Plumb; Kathryn Crowley; Kathryn Kelly; lesleyjame; Lina Avramidou; Lucinda Burgess; Nerissa Cargill Thompson; Nikki Allford; Pamela Sullivan; Sarah Martin; Sarawut Chutiwongpeti; Sasha Spyrou; Skye Shadowlight; Steph Evans; Sufea Mohamad Noor; Tracy Hill; Wendy Williams.

The Tapestry
68-76 Kempston St, Liverpool L3 8ET
W: thetapestry.co.uk

Double Vision | Diana Copperwhite & Shirley Copperwhite at dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire

3 February to 25 March 2018

An exhibition of work by sisters Diana Copperwhite and Shirley Copperwhite. This is the first time that the sisters have exhibited together. Diana is a painter whose practice encompasses wall drawings, installation and painting. Shirley is a surface designer with over thirty years’ experience.

dlr LexIcon
Haigh Terrace, Moran Park, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
T: 01 2362759
E: arts@dlrcoco.ie
W: dlrcoco.ie/arts/

On the Road | Leonard Sheil at Kunstsalon Perchtoldsdorf, Vienna, Austria

16 February to 28 April 2018

Leonard Sheil will exhibit 4 new large works along side 11 contemporary Austrian artists including Regina Hadraba,Barbara Höller,Richard Jurtitsch,Dietmar Franz,and Maria Wolf.

The book Danube by Prof. Claudio Magris an Italian Scholar translator,and writer,is considered to be one of the best books about the river has wealth of material about it. It traces a history of a river in Mitteleuropa, and recounts stories,sometimes only with only the barest connection directly or indirectly with the rich history of this river.They act like a narrative tributary. These ‘interventions’ or ‘interruptions’ unhinge the reader,but in fact expand the idea of what a journey might be.

These 4 new works by Sheil – excavate,dredge and experiment from a basis of words like tributary, subdivision and artery.

Kunstsalon Perchtoldsdorf,
artport GmbH.
Marktplatz 17/1/2, A-2380 Perchtoldsdorf
T: +43 1 865 13 09
E: office@art-port.cc
W: kunstsalonperchtoldsdorf.at

Job Vacancy | Administrative Assistant at The Munster Literature Centre, Cork

Application deadline: 18 February

The Munster Literature Centre has a job vacancy for an administrative assistant. The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated individual with office management skills and a deep interest in contemporary Irish literature.

Responsibilities will require a proficiency in MS Office, basic web programming/management skills, experience in social media marketing, a familiarity with Paypal, an ability to do light bookkeeping, flexibility with any other duties in an office environment. Regular hours are Monday to Friday 35 hours per week. As in most arts environments some evening and weekend work will be required where interactions with the general public will be common. A vested interest in the literary world would be a huge advantage.

Interviews will take place on Tuesday February 28th
Salary €26,000

Please send an application letter with a cv in a MS Word file through our submittable portal: southword.submittable.com/Submit

Job Vacancy | Arts Council – Visual Arts and Architecture Officer

Closing date for applications: Monday 12 February 2018

The Arts Council is the government agency for developing the arts in Ireland. The Arts Council work in partnership with artists, arts organisations, public policy makers and others to build a central place for the arts in Irish life. They currently have an exciting part-time opportunity for an experienced individual to join our Visual Arts and Architecture team.

Further information

Please click on the following links to download the role profile (PDF, 0.02 MB) and the candidate information booklet (PDF, 0.08 MB): artscouncil.ie/jobs/

Hours: Part-time .5 (18.5 hrs. per week)

The Visual Arts and Architecture Officer will be involved in a wide range of activities including:

  •  managing the team’s work plan and capacity planning;
  •  researching and drafting policies/proposals;
  •  leading on/providing support to team project initiatives;
  •  training/supporting team members.

Specifically, the Visual Arts and Architecture Officer will provide support and co-ordinate activities with a designated focus on Visual Arts and Architecture to deliver the team and corporate plans in support of the Arts Council Strategy: Making Great Art Work: Developing the Arts in Ireland.

The Arts Council is committed to equal opportunity in employment and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Job Vacancy | Development Manager of Belfast International Arts Festival

Closing date for applications: Sunday 25 February, 11pm

Following the success of the 2017 edition, which attracted 170,000+ attendances, Belfast International Arts Festival is now seeking to appoint a highly motivated, experienced and resourceful Development Manager with a successful track record in fundraising and business development for the not-for-profit sector. This is a pivotal role within a small, high performing team and will lead on all areas of fundraising.

Full time position offering a salary of £27,000 – £31,000 per annum (based on experience).

For the full job information and application details, visit: belfastinternationalartsfestival.com/hiring

Belfast International Arts Festival
109-113 Royal Avenue
Belfast, BT1 1FF
T: 028 9033 2261

Vacancy | Board of Directors, Tyrone Guthrie Centre

There is a vacancy on the board of the Tyrone Guthrie Centre whose members come from both Northern Ireland and the Republic. This time the Tyrone Guthrie Centre would like to hear from residents of Northern Ireland who are interested in joining the board an initial term of five years. Their board members bring a broad range of skills and experience in support of the Centre and the artists who avail of its facilities.

If you have expertise in the arts, corporate governance, or in promoting the value of culture in the life of the community, you are invited to write in confidence no later than 1 March, 2018 to info@tyroneguthrie.ie, marking your email for the attention of the Chairperson Adrian Moynes.

The Tyrone Guthrie Centre
Co. Monaghan
T: +353 47 54003
W: tyroneguthrie.ie

The Craft of Facilitation with Dave Dunn at The Fumbally Stables, Dublin

Be an effective leader of groups. Facilitating a group is part science, part craft. This evening course by Dave Dunn has the strategies, skills and tools that will make you a more effective leader in groups.

If you are looking for clear strategies and tools for: coping with conflict, dealing with dysfunctionality, getting the best out of teams and hosting productive – and pleasant – conversations.

Learn the thinking framework and the practical tools to manage groups and teams. The course explores: discussion formats; conflict resolution; hearing for what’s not being said; group structures; power dynamics; brainstorming, decision making and team-building. And more.

Being able to work well with groups is a vital skill today in business and in life. We are never away from groups, be it in: workplace teams; helping out at school fundraisers; going for an interview; playing group sports; learning or teaching on a course; or getting on with family and friends. Delivered in partnership with Connect the Dots.

Dates: Tuesday 13th of March to Tuesday 1st of May
Times: 6pm to 9pm
Fee: €550
Location: The Fumbally Stables, Fumbally Lane, Dublin D08 CP27
Booking: dave@dunn.ie
Website: dave.dunn.ie/facilitation-training/

Introduction to Botantical Art with Artist Ida Mitrani, Beara Peninsula, Cork

This course is designed as an introduction to botanical illustration. Using graphite pencils and watercolour paint, you will learn how to measure and portray plants. The sessions will cover drawing, shading and some watercolour techniques. There will also be an emphasize on colour theory and preparing colour charts.

Along with her artistic practice, Ida Mitrani has been intensively teaching Art and Botanical Illustration over the past 12 years and in various colleges and art centres. She has set up the first intensive Botanical course in Ireland in the Institute of Art and Design and Technology in DunLaoghaire, Dublin. Being a full member of the Irish Society of Botanical Artists, Mitrani is currently part of a worldwide Botanical Art project. The exhibition will be taking place in May 2018.

Dates: 30/06/2018 til 07/07/2018
Location: Anam Cara Writer’s and Artist retreat – Beara Peninsula
Booking: anamcararetreat.com/contact.html