Category: Jobs and Opportunities

Including Open Calls, Residencies, Workshops and more


Life Drawing Sessions at Loughrea School of Art

Life drawing sessions return on Tuesday 19th September and are open to all abilities. There are two tutors on hand at each session to help the less experienced.

We will be using the services of male and female models.

Regular life drawing practice is essential for even the most accomplished artists and is vitally important for any art student that hopes to achieve confidence in rendering the human form.

Each session is approximately 2 hours in length starting at 7pm. Sessions will continue weekly until Christmas so once six classes have been attended, and you wish to continue, you simply enrol for a further six classes.

We provide the model, tea, coffee and biscuits and some materials but it is expected that you would also bring some of your own materials.

Dates: Starts Tuesday 19th September 2017
Times: 7pm-9pm
Fee: €75
Location: Loughrea School of Art
Booking: loughreaschoolart.com/ or phone 091 841886


Beginners Etching Workshop at Black Church Print Studio

This course will provide an introduction to etching and is suitable for beginners and those with some previous experience who would like to refresh their knowledge and improve their basic skills. Basic etching techniques including drypoint, etching using soft and hard ground and aquatint will be covered. Students will experiment with both aluminium and copper. Editioning and experimenting with colour and different types of paper (chine colle) will also be included.

Dates: 6 Wed Evenings & 1 Sat, 13 Sept – 18 Oct, and 21 Oct 2017
Times: Wed 6:30 – 9:30pm and Sat 10am – 5pm
Fee: €265 (including materials)

Location:
Black Church Print Studio,
4 Temple Bar,
Dublin 2

Booking: info@print.ie | +353 1 677 3629
Website: www.print.ie


Beginners Screenprinting Workshop at Black Church Print Studio

This course will provide an extensive introduction to screenprinting processes over 6 evening workshops, with an additional full day editioning on the final Saturday. You will learn a method that is known as the photo emulsion technique: how to produce screenprints from any black-and-white photographic or hand drawn imagery, which is then exposed onto the emulsion-coated screen with ultraviolet light. You will learn and have time to practice the processes of coating, exposing, printing and editioning your artwork. Colour layering and registration will also be covered. Suitable for beginners.

Dates: 6 Tuesday evenings & 1 Sat, 5 Sept – 10 Oct & 14 Oct 2017
Times: Tues 6:30 – 9:30 & Sat 10am – 5pm
Fee: €265 (including materials)
Location: Black Church Print Studio, 4 Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Booking: info@print.ie | +353 1 677 3629
Website: www.print.ie


Deadline Extended | Luan Gallery Internship Programme 2017/18   Recently updated !

Application deadline: 28 August, 4pm

Luan Gallery is currently seeking enthusiastic and self motivated creative individuals to apply for their 2017/2018 Gallery Internship Programme.

The Internship position which encompasses the areas of Exhibitions, Operations and Public Programmes, is an exciting opportunity for anyone seeking to learn more about, and gain work experience in a municipal visual art gallery.

The ideal candidate will be highly organised and efficient with the ability to work to deadlines. They will possess excellent interpersonal, computer and communication skills; have a passion for visual art, a desire to learn and a want to work in a fast paced creative environment.

Duration: 9 months
Employer: Athlone Arts and Tourism
Department: Luan Gallery
Unpaid Internship, €50.00 weekly expense stipend offered (paid fortnightly).

Full details of the internship spec can be found here: www.athloneartsandtourism.ie/opportunities/


Studio Space in Blackrock, Dublin   Recently updated !

Two beautiful studio spaces coming available shortly.

They are part of a small community of well established artists and they are based in Blackrock, Dublin 4.

It is very rare that these spaces come available and when they do they go fast. So if you are interested get in touch asap.

Monthly rent €200.

 

 

 

 

To learn more call Leigh on 0833093479.


Sketch Book Workshops with Yanny Petters at the Schoolhouse for Art, Co. Wicklow

Sketches help us understand what we see. Come and spend two mornings with artist Yanny Petters drawing and sketching in your book which you can use througout the year.
Yanny will guide you through beginning a sketch book in which you can sketch from your garden or when you’re out and about, in cafés or sitting at the kitchen table. Keep notes throughout the year and hone your observational skills.

All levels are welcome. Please bring paint brushes. The basic tools and a Sketch book will be provided. Please book by September 10th.

Dates: Fridays 22 and 29 Sept, Saturdays 23 and 30 Sept
Times: 10.30am to 1pm
Fee: €70 for two mornings
Location: Schoolhouse for Art, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow
Booking: www.schoolhouseforart.com/sketchbook-yanny-petters


Fingal Arts Studio Award 2017 | RHA School

Deadline for receipt of applications: 15 September

The RHA School in partnership with Fingal Arts are offering an opportunity of a funded studio space for a professional artist for the period of one year, the residency will commence at the end of November 2017. The award offers an artist the opportunity to develop their practice within the institutional framework of the RHA and covers the cost of studio rental and administration.

The award is open to practicing artists at all stages in their professional careers working in visual art. To be eligible to apply, applicants must: have been born, have studied, or currently reside in the Fingal administrative area. The selection panel is Colin Martin, RHA School Principal, Val Connor, Lecturer and Curator and Sarah O’Neill, Deputy Arts Officer, Fingal Arts.

To apply, please complete the application form on the RHA School website: www.rhagallery.ie/fingal-county-council-studio-award/

For more information, please contact Academy Co-ordinator, Kate McBride – kate@rhagallery.ie


CE Scheme Placement | Staff Artist at Signal Arts Centre, Bray

Signal Arts Centre is currently seeking applications for the position of Staff Artist on a Department of Social Protection funded Community Employment Scheme.
Canditates should:

– be skilled in the area of visual art
– have good communication skills
– be prepared to work as part of a team

Experience in workshop facilitation and/or experience working with children would be an advantage.

If you are interested and would like to apply for this post, please contact your local Department of Social Protection Employment Services/Intreo Office to check your eligibility for this vacancy.

Send a current CV and cover letter to: Claire Flood, Signal Arts Centre, 1, Albert Avenue, Bray, County Wicklow or email: signalartscentre@eircom.net.
For information on Community Employment Schemes (CE Scheme) see: www.citizensinformation.ie/employment_support_schemes/community_employment_scheme.html
www.signalartscentre.ie/index.html


Focus On: Lightroom Beginner and Intermediate Courses at Belfast Exposed

Lightroom Beginner
This technical course is aimed at beginners to Lightroom and those wishing to refresh previous knowledge. The course will cover the basic Lightroom features and techniques that you can use to adjust, correct and enhance your photographs, and how to catalogue and organise your library of images.

What You Will Need
– No requirements. We provide iMac computers with Lightroom for you to use during the course.

What You Will Learn
– Basic overview of the display, interface and controls of Lightroom.
– Working with images in the RAW format.
– Adjustments such as levels, curves, colour correction, lens correction etc.
– Printing and publishing your photographs covering sizing, colour management and watermarking.
– Manage your workflow through cataloguing, archiving etc.

Dates: Saturday 23 September 2017
Times: 10am – 4pm
Fee: £80 / £70


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Deadline Reminder | Fingal Arts Office Graduate Award Opportunity 2017 in Partnership with Block T   Recently updated !

The closing date for applications is Friday 25 August 2017

Fingal County Council Arts Office and BLOCK T are delighted to announce a Graduate Award as part of FUEL, Block T’s Visual Arts Programme dedicated to the support and professional development of recent graduates.

As part of an ongoing commitment to professional artists Fingal County Council’s Arts Office are offering a one-year Graduate Studio Award in BLOCK T with a Solo Exhibition in 2018.

This residency will be offered to one graduate, the opportunity is part of a series of initiatives by Fingal Arts to promote and support the professional practice of emerging artists. It will provide an ideal environment for the development of creative projects, development of a graduates practice and an opportunity to network with other artists.

The Award is based on an open submission for under and post graduate students graduating in 2017. To apply for this award the graduate must live in, be originally from or have studied in Fingal.

For further details log onto www.fingalarts.ie or contact Sarah O’Neill, Deputy Arts Officer, Fingal County Council sarah.oneill@fingal.ie


Slow Photo Sunday | Cyanotype Workshop with Mhairi Sutherland at Void, Derry

This exploratory programme will use the Archive of Modern Conflict exhibition as a starting point for a photographically-themed arts programme, which will explore individual approaches to historical photography. The title ‘Slow Photo Sunday’ refers to the relaxed atmosphere of this Sunday programme, and to the movement of other modes of cultural ‘slowness’ where the emphasis is on a slower, often historical process rather than achieving a faster result.

The exhibition is an incredibly rich and layered experience exploring how aspects of conflict and colonialism have been captured and displayed through a range of 19th and early twentieth century photographic practices and approaches. Exploring and choosing elements of the exhibition to work from, participants will enjoy a bespoke gallery tour, sensitise watercolour paper, make their own negatives to create unique, individual cyanotype prints and create a photo-collage as part of their Slow Photo Sunday portfolio.

The sessions include coffee and a croissant – it is Sunday after all!
Maximum 10 participants.
Booking essential.

Mhairi Sutherland is a visual artist based in Derry. She has recently received a research award from the Hasselblad Foundation and Valand Academy, Gothenberg, for a project entitled ‘Drone Vision’. Mhairi was awarded a PhD in Arts Practice (2012) from DIT in Dublin for her thesis exploring issues of visibility, photography and conflict in landscapes shaped by political forces. She has also received a Masters’ Degree in Studio Practice/Fine Art photography and video at the University of Ulster (1996).

Dates: 10,17,24 September and 1 October
Times: 2-4pm
Fee: £60 / £45 student/unwaged.
Location: Void Gallery, Patrick Street, Derry
Booking: hello@derryvoid.com
Website: derryvoid.com


Focus On: Photoshop Beginner and Intermediate Courses at Belfast Exposed

Photoshop Beginner
This technical course is aimed at beginners to Photoshop and those wishing to refresh previous knowledge. The course will cover the basic Photoshop features and techniques that you can use to adjust, correct and enhance your photographs.

What You Will Need
– No requirements. We provide iMac computers with Photoshop for you to use during the course.

What You Will Learn
– Basic overview of the display, interface and controls of Photoshop.
– How to use and work with layers.
– Adjustments such as levels, colour correction etc.
– How to use tools such as clone stamp.
– How to save your photographs for web use.

Dates: Saturday 9 September 2017
Times: 10am – 4pm
Fee: £80 / £70


Photoshop Intermediate
This technical course is aimed at those have completed the beginner’s Photoshop course or those who have experience with Photoshop and are already familiar with the topics covered in the beginner’s course.

The intermediate course will take your Photoshop knowledge to the next level, looking further into layer tools, creative filter effects, and brush techniques.

What You Will Need
– We provide iMac computers with Photoshop for you to use during the course.
– Participants must have completed a ‘Focus On: Photoshop Beginner’ course, or have previous experience and knowledge in basic Photoshop techniques, controls and production.

What You Will Learn
– Key tools and knowledge when working in layers and layer groups.
– Creative techniques using layer masks.
– Creative artistic effects using filters.
– Opacity and blending controls when using filters.
– How to create a dynamic image using custom brushes, paint strokes and colour dynamics.

Dates: Wednesday 1 and Thursday 2 November 2017
Times: 6pm – 9pm
Fee: £80 / £70


Tutor: Mervyn Smyth
Location: Belfast Exposed Photography, The Exchange Place, 23 Donegall Street, Belfast
Booking: contact Conor at training@belfastexposed.org
Website: belfastexposed.org/photography_courses


CRAFTed CPD and Research Projects Coordinator: 2017-18   Recently updated !

Deadline for applications: 31 August at 5pm

The Design and Crafts Council of Irelands (DCCoI) are inviting an individual to provide a proposal for the exciting opportunity to research and strategically develop the project offerings of DCCoI’s flagship primary level schools initiative CRAFTed: Learning Skills for Life in line with planned business objectives and in support of the organisation’s Annual Budget and Strategic Plan. DCCoI is the main representative voice and champion of the craft and design industry in Ireland. Its objectives are to foster the growth and commercial strength of the craft and design sector, communicate its unique identity and stimulate quality design and competitiveness

The CRAFTed CPD and Research Projects Coordinator is responsible for the delivery and development of the CPD and research projects associated with the CRAFTed programme. Research activities and evaluations are designed to inform the development of the CRAFTed programme in subsequent years.

The contract will be offered for a period of 1 year effective from September 2017 to September 2018.

Full description available on website: www.dccoi.ie/craftspeople/crafted-cpd-research-projects-coordinator


Job Vacancy | CRAFTed National Coordinator: 2017-2018

Deadline for applications: 31 August at 5pm.

The Design and Crafts Council of Ireland’s (DCCoI) are inviting an individual to provide a proposal for delivery and oversight of DCCoI’s flagship primary level schools initiative, CRAFTed: Learning Skills for Life, in line with planned business objectives and in support of the organisation’s Annual Budget and Strategic Plan. The Design and Crafts Council of Ireland is the main representative voice and champion of the craft and design industry in Ireland. Its objectives are to foster the growth and commercial strength of the craft and design sector, communicate its unique identity and stimulate quality design and competitiveness.

The CRAFTed National Coordinator is responsible for the national management and administration of DCCoI’s CRAFTed programme.

The contract will be offered for a period of 1 year effective from September 2017 to September 2018. Full description available on website.

For more information and application details: www.dccoi.ie/craftspeople/opportunities/crafted-national-coordinator


Job Vacancy | Project Co-ordinator of Innovation and Development Programmes DCCoI

Closing date for receipt of of tenders: Thursday 24 August

The Design and Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI), wish to contract a dynamic project co-ordinator whose key responsibility will be the administration of the World Crafts Council Europe day-to-day business and co-ordination for programmes across the Innovation and Development team.

Contract Specification

Project Co-ordinator – Innovation & Development Programmes
Reporting To: Head of Innovation & Development Programmes
Location: Design & Crafts Council of Ireland, Castle Yard, Kilkenny, Dublin, and international travel
Duration: Part-time contract to 2020 (circa 3 days per week and/or as required)
Contract Type: Independent Contractor

REQUIREMENTS

  • The project co-ordinator will require an excellent understanding of current DCCoI programmes and a basic knowledge of World Crafts Council Europe.
  • Understanding of EU funding programmes.
  • Excellent Communication skills, proficiency in website content management and social media.
  • Educated to degree level with a minimum of one year post-qualification experience or equivalent in the enterprise, innovation and/or cultural fields.
  • Willingness to travel internationally.
  • Excellent organisational and proven administration skills.
  • Good communication and public relations skills.
  • Flexibility in terms of working with DCCoI staff, clients and key organisations and with the membership of WCCE.
  • Understanding and knowledge of the craft and design sectors is desirable.
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of at least 1 or more languages is desirable.
  • A high level of initiative, energy and motivation is required.
  • Driving license and own transport is an asset.

For more information and application details see: www.dccoi.ie/craftspeople/opportunities/project-co-ordinator


Studio Share Available, Dublin 8.   Recently updated !

Large light filled studio available to share in Thomas St area, Dublin 8.

Sharing with one other painter.

The space would probably suit a painter, illustrator, designer, photographer or similar.

Rent is €160 per month including wifi and electricity.

There are kitchen facilities and 24 hour access.

Contact:

Susie: 087 1317140

or susiegriffin2003@yahoo.co.uk


Studio Available at The Complex

The Complex is run by artists. Since February 2009 it has staged a rich programme of artistic and cultural productions, exhibitions and events in the Dublin 7 area. From our original home in Smithfield Square to Benburb Street, our new permanent premises is located at Little Green Street, next to the old Fruit and Vegetable Market. The new arts centre features nine artist’s studios as well as two performance areas, rehearsal and exhibition space.

The Complex has nine studios, all about 4 metres square, with windows and good natural light. There is also a common area for artists to congregate and a large exhibition space for hire at discounted rates for studio artists.

We currently have a studio available to rent from the start of September.
For more information contact paul@thecomplex.ie or ring 01 544 6922

thecomplex.ie/


Portrait Painting – Lessons From The Russian School at Block T

Exhibiting in Dublin for the first time, Block T are delighted to invite Russian artists Natalyia Ermine and Elena Leontieva to teach a 2 day Portrait Painting workshop with us this September. Both artists are graduates from the Moscow Academy of Fine Art, where they specialised in portraiture. This workshop is a unique opportunity to learn from their approach in the Russian realist tradition.

This weekend workshop will be focused on exploring the elements of form and learning how to achieve the illusion of three-dimensions. By better understanding the importance of form, participants will gain new insight into value, colour and likeness.

During workshop students will:
– See a step by step method of working on portrait from life based on the Russian realism tradition;
– See and learn the main face and head proportions as well as basic facial anatomy;
– Find out how to capture likeness, individual character;
– Learn what to focus on when you areworking on a portrait;
– Learn methods and techniques that will make work on the portrait easier.
– Do small compositional studies;
– Create an oil portrait (head and shoulders)

Dates: Saturday September 9th and Sunday Sep 10th
Times: 11:00 – 17:00
Fee: €135
Location: BLOCK T Studios, Dublin 8
Booking: eventbrite.ie/e


An Introduction to Oil Painting with Nicholas Robinson at Block T

A practical 6 week course in oil painting from life, introducing the most basic principles of observing nature, using materials and rendering form – all presented in a simple step by step manner.

The course involves working on 4 paintings in a series of weekly exercises of slightly increasing complexity with a final 2 week painting of the nude figure from life. Each exercise involves painting from life to understand light, form, space and simple colour, going from a initial 2D block-in to a final 3D effect. This course is ideal for both beginners and painters who want to do a refresher on the most important basics of painting in oils.

About the Tutor: Nicholas Robinson attended the Florence Academy of Art, Sweden, under the tutelage of the Swedish painter Joakim Ericsson – winning 2 awards during his time here. He is now exhibiting nationally, and works and teaches out of his studio in Dublin

Dates: Starts Friday morning, September 8th
Times: 10:00 – 13:00
Fee: €220
Location: BLOCK T Studios, Dublin 8
Booking: eventbrite.ie/


An Introduction to Drawing from Life Course at Block T

Drawing is often considered the most important skill in art and working from life is regarded as the best way to develop your ability. This 6 week course in drawing from life introduces the concept of design as observed in nature simply and clearly. Through a series of weekly exercises simple methods of drawing will be highlighted and in the final 2 weeks we will work from a life model. This course is tailored to suit beginners in drawing from life and more experienced artists who want to brush up on the basics.

About the Tutor: Nicholas Robinson attended the Florence Academy of Art, Sweden, under the tutelage of the Swedish painter Joakim Ericsson – winning 2 awards during his time here. He is now exhibiting nationally, and works and teaches out of his studio in Wicklow.

Dates: Thursday morning, September 7th
Times: 10:00 – 13:00
Fee: €195
Location: BLOCK T Studios, Dublin 8
Booking: eventbrite.ie/