Category: Conferences/Lectures/Talks/Screenings


Alan Phelan in conversation with Chris Clarke at The Hugh Lane

alan phelan 13Thursday 01 September, 6.30pm.
Casement Evening Lecture Series

In Conversation: Chris Clarke with Alan Phelan. Alan Phelan and Chris Clarke will discuss Phelan’s film Our Kind and how he approached the script development and the historical context.
Free, no booking necessary.

Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane
Charlemont House, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
T: + 353 1 222 5550
E: info.hughlane@dublincity.ie
W: hughlane.ie


Artist Talk | Amelia Stein at Ballycroy National Park

amelia-stein-3Amelia Stein will be giving an informative talk about her work in the exhibition Precipice, upstairs in the café at Ballycroy National Park Visitor Centre, Ballycroy Village, County Mayo. All welcome.

After a collaboration with local historians Uinseann Mac Graith and Treasa Ní Ghearraigh, Amelia Stein has produced a series of exciting images that give impact and emotion to the edge of the Atlantic. Drawing on the inspirational, ancient names of promontories, headlands and cliffs, the artist questions our emotional response to the mesmerising dangers conjured up in placenames like The Point of Deliverance and The Fool’s Hollow.

After previously exhibiting Erris at the RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin 2015, Amelia further engages with the environment that helped shape the character of a people living on the boundary of an ocean that is a relentless backdrop to their history. The north west coast of Mayo is one of the most remote and breathtaking locations in the North Atlantic and, at close quarters, Precipice examines the concepts of fear and exhilaration inherent in the life of a small coastal community.

The exhibition continues at Ballycroy National Park Visitor Centre until 30 August.


Events for National Heritage Week at the National Gallery of Ireland

Millennium Wing - 250x250As part of National Heritage Week 2016, the National Gallery of Ireland is providing a programme of talks; tours; a film screening; and an open day featuring Irish art from the Gallery’s Archives. Entrance via the Millennium Wing at Clare Street.

Saturday 20 August
11.30-12.30 Special Viewing: Frederic William Burton (1816-1900) Hellelil and Hildebrand, the Meeting on the Turret Stairs
Venue: ESB Centre for the Study of Irish Art. No advance booking. Tickets available on the day, from the Information Desk in the Millennium Wing.

Monday 22 August
1.00 Talk: 100 Years of Irish Art: 1916-1936
Venue: Millennium Wing Studio

Tuesday 23 August
1.00 Talk: 100 Years of Irish Art: 1936-1956
Venue: Millennium Wing Studio

Wednesday 24 August
1.00 Talk: 100 Years of Irish Art: 1956-1976
Venue: Millennium Wing Studio

Thursday 25 August
1.00 Talk: 100 Years of Irish Art: 1976-1996
Venue: Millennium Wing Studio
5.00 Tour: 100 Years on Merrion Square, No. 90 Merrion Square West
Booking essential: info@ngi.ie
6.00 Film Screening Older than Ireland
Venue: Millennium Wing Studio
7.00 Tour: 100 Years on Merrion Square, No. 90 Merrion Square West
Booking essential: info@ngi.ie

Friday 26 August
1.00 Talk: 100 Years of Irish Art: 1996-2016
Venue: Prints & Drawings Room. Numbers limited to 25 people on a first come, first served basis. Meet in the Atrium.

Saturday 27 August
10.30-4.00 Open Day: 100 Years of Irish Art from the Archives
Venue: No. 5 South Leinster Street. A display of letters, photos, diaries, rare illustrated books and art objects linked to Irish artists including Mary Swanzy; William Orpen; Jack B. Yeats and Mainie Jellett.
12.00 & 2.00 Tours: Georgian Townhouse, No. 5 South Leinster Street
Booking essential: info@ngi.ie

National Gallery of Ireland
Entrance via Millennium Wing, Clare Street, Dublin 2
T: +353 (0) 1 661 5133
W: www.nationalgallery.ie


Art in the AM with Adam Murray and Theo Simpson, Belfast

Art-in-theAM19 August, 9.30 to 10.30am
Town Square, 45 Botanic Avenue, hosted by the Naughton Gallery at Queen’s

Adam Murray and Theo Simpson in conversation with Ben Crothers and Rachel Brown
Art in the A.M is a series of conversations between selected artists and curators in the early hours of the day. Coffee and conversation are free. All welcome.

www.naughtongallery.org/


Artist-Run Spaces: Conversations Across The Atlantic at Pallas Projects/Studios

Saturday 20 August, 10.30am to 5pm

A day of panel talks on artist-run culture, curated by Angel Bellaran. Hosted by Pallas Projects/Studios, presented in association with Sirius Arts Centre.

pallasThis event is free, booking is essential. Lunch will be provided for a small fee on the day. Book here:
www.eventbrite.ie/e/artist-run-spaces-a-conversation-across-the-atlantic-curated-by-angel-bellaran-tickets-26943020299

Participants: Jessamyn Fiore (former director Thisisnotashop, Dublin), Liz Nielsen & Carolina Wheat (Swimming Pool Project Space, Chicago, and Elijah Wheat Showroom, New York), Max Warsh (Regina Rex, New York), Mark Cullen & Gavin Murphy (Pallas Projects/Studios and Artist-Run Europe), Miranda Driscoll (former director The Joinery, Dublin/Sirius Arts Centre), Lee Welch (Basic Space/former director FOUR, Dublin), Clive Murphy (former co-director Catalyst Arts, Belfast), Maud Cotter (Founder member, National Sculpture Factory, Cork).

The panel offers an international and interdisciplinary forum in which colleagues in the contemporary art world, specifically in the field of artist-run or ‘DIY’ spaces, can talk openly about the changes and challenges of working today: this includes the topics of funding, social media, and location-specific contexts.

The event will be followed by the DIY Artist-Run Social with music, food and refreshments to celebrate Pallas Projects/Studios 20 year anniversary. No booking required.

For more information see: pallasprojects.org/index.php/project/liz-nielsen-max-warsh-curated-by-jessamyn-fiore

Pallas Projects/Studios, 115–117 The Coombe, Dublin 8
T: (01) 856 1404
E: info@pallasprojects.org
W: pallasprojects.org


Martin Parr Lecture at Roscommon Arts Centre

Martin-Parr-2-lo-resTuesday 11 October, 5pm
Roscommon Arts Centre, Circular Road, Roscommon

Lecture by Martin Parr in conjunction with the exhibition ‘So near and so far’ in Roscommon Arts Centre (12 August to 11 October 2016). The documentary photographer will talk about his long career in photography at this special event.

Places are limited so booking is essential.
Contact the box office on (090) 662 5824

roscommonartscentre.ie/martin-parr-near-far/


Symposium | The Real Cost of Regeneration | Belfast

real-costThursday 18 August from 12 to 3pm.

To celebrate Creative Exchange’s 20th Anniversary the studio collective are presenting a series of five arts events, under the title 20/20. The programme has been developed to enrich the community through the use of high quality visual arts, outreach events, the 20/20 Billboard Project as well as debate and discussion around arts regneration within East Belfast and beyond.

This Symposium will include a panel discussion, open debate and a series of short presentations and workshops. The panel of experts consisting of Maurice Kinkead, Chief Executive of Eastside Partnership, Architect Michael Corr, Director of PLACE, Katy Radford, Project Manager and Senior Researcher Institute for Conflict Research, Noel Kelly Chief Executive Visual Artists Ireland and Nathalie Weadick, Director, The Irish Architecture Foundation, will discuss the pros and cons of using art to regenerate communities. The panel will be chaired by Creative Exchange member Lesley Cherry.

Lunch will be served from 12 to 12.30, followed by a wine reception at 3pm. Please RSVP creativeexchangeartists@gmail.com  asap to accomodate our in house caterers.

The 20/20 events have been kindly supported by Belfast City Council, Arts Council NI with technical assistance from The Over The Hill Collective.

Location: Engine Room, Portview Trade Centre, 310 Newtownards Road, BT4 1HE
Free Event, All Welcome

creativeexchange.org.uk/


Intimate Insights | August Artist Talks at StArt Studios, Co. Leitrim

start-studiosIntimate Insights – A programme of artists talks and workshops taking place at StArt Studios in June, July and August.

Immerse yourself in unique art worlds – professional talks of interest to artists, lecturers, arts officers, curators, gallery owners and journalists. The series is being filmed for release as a documentary.

Carol Anne Connolly
Tuesday 9 August, 10am to 5pm,
Focusing on the last ten years of her art practice, Carol Anne will discuss work she has created in relation to landscape. Her work examines the development of current cultural, civic and social ideas relating to place.

Employing a variety of mediums, strategies and techniques, Carol Anne reimagines or represents ideas pertaining to contemporary landscapes and environments.

Her approach to making work develops into interdisciplinary, socially engaged and collaborative projects, involving diverse communities and individuals, from ghost estate residents, physicists, NGOs, farmers, copyright law academics to skratch musicians.

Linda Shevlin
Thursday 11 August, 10am to 5pm
Linda will introduce her curatorial practice and how she negotiates the terrain of being both an artist and a curator. Linda will speak about recent curatorial projects and residencies, her broader research interests in the production and dissemination of work in rural contexts, the pros and cons of working independently.

In the second section of Linda’s talk she will address issues around how to present your practice to and develop working relationships with curators. With examples of recent funding proposals and applications, Linda will talk through this tricky terrain.

Stephen Rennicks
Saturday 20 August, 10am to 5pm
A personal introduction and look at the beginning of his art practice. Stephen will outline his projects and process relating to myth, mystery and poetic truth, including; How To Disappear, A Guide To Here Nor There, The Zone Does Not Exist. This is Not A Workshop – will outline his One Minute Residency & Deeper Into Nothing models, giving examples of where he has used them in his work, and suggesting ways that artists and non-artists may use them too. A presentation about his most recent project – Searching for The White Room.

Daithi Magner
Tuesday 23 August, 10am to 5pm
Daithi is a sculptor, he will talk about how he mixes the familiar home or building image, with his inner feelings and personal experiences, relating to growing up in rural Ireland.

He will discuss how skills learned as a furniture designer and set designer in the film industry, helped his art practice, including an AV presentation about how he constructs his unique sculpture, surreal objects of character and personal depth.

StArt Studios, Convent Lane, Mohill, Co. Leitrim
T: (071) 96 325 83
E: facilitator@startstudios.ie
W: startstudios.ie


Innovation in Fashion Design | Talk at Dublin Castle

sm_thx_obj_250x206Thursday 4 August 2016, 1.10pm
Coach House, Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Innovation in Fashion Design Talk with Nora O’Murchú and Maria Cárdenas

As part of the programme around Global Irish Design Challenge exhibition at the Coach House, Dublin Castle, Design & Crafts Council present design talks, in which two designers speak about their innovative projects connecting within a common theme. Innovation in Fashion Design brings together Maria Cárdenas, a third generation tailor, who produces contemporary high fashion collections in traditional Irish made linen with designer Nora O’Murchú whose recent collaborative project with Hua Shu was to design and create a 3D printed garment investigating how this re-emerging technology is influencing and shaping our world.

 

Booking: design-bites-talks.eventbrite.ie
globalirish.irishdesign2015.ie


Studio Talk: Atoosa Pour Hosseini at Temple Bar Gallery + Studio, Dublin

Studio-Talk-AtoosaWednesday 24 August 2016, 6.30pm
Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, 5 – 9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Atoosa Pour Hosseini has been an artist member of TBG+S since 2015, and has been working in Studio 18 for the last year. She will present and discuss her recent work, as well as broader projects and recent exhibitions. Her work, which is influenced by historical avant-garde cinema, explores questions about illusion, reality, and perception through the media of drawing, painting, sculpture and film. She works with the material textures of Super 8 as well as digital processes to explore layers of space and time, superimposing imagery and creating entrancing patterns of repetition with startling interruptions. This is presented in two visual planes: the captured image and the surface of the film strip itself.

Studio Talks at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios are informal events in which member studio artists discuss their recent work in the familiar surroundings of their own studio. These events are free of charge, and provide an opportunity to gain an insight into the particular motivations behind an artist’s work.

Free admission, booking is essential: www.templebargallery.com/events/event/studio-talk-atoosa-pour-hosseini

T: 01 671 0073, E: info@templebargallery.com
templebargallery.com


The Mothership Project | Summer Gathering at TGB+S, Dublin 2

tbgs 250Friday 5 August 2016, 11am
Studio 6, 5 – 9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Mothership Project | Summer Gathering

As part of the exhibition My Brilliant Friend at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios which considers female solidarity, work, economy, protest and how to negotiate life in Dublin as an artist and a woman in 2016, The Mothership will host a summer gathering for parenting artists and arts workers. The meeting will create the space for people to come together to discuss the current situation for parents working in the visual arts and to identify ways to move forward with The Mothership Project network.

The Mothership Project is a network of parenting artists and arts workers, founded in 2013 to consider and address particular issues and challenges for those with children working in the visual arts.

For more information on our activities to date go to www.themothershipproject.wordpress.com
Free admission, booking is essential. Please book your free ticket here:ow.ly/kGJP302F7MN
For more information on the event please visit: www.templebargallery.com/events/event/the-mothership-project


John Gibbons Artists Talk | Two Birds One Stone at Farmleigh Gallery

Two Birds-TALKSSaturday 30 July, 2.30pm.

Farmleigh Gallery are pleased to host a talk by the artist John Gibbons. The talk will focus on artwork featured in the exhibition, Two Birds / One Stone, curated by Janet Mullarney. This talk is free to attend.

Please RSVP: angela.cassidy@opw.ie

Two Birds / One Stone is an exhibition primarily of sculptural work selected by artist Janet Mullarney focusing on how important the choice of specific materials is to certain sculptures. The title refers to how the unity of both concept and the visual tangibility of the chosen material is imperative to the reading of the work, a quality that may often be overlooked. Rendered in any other material would deny significantly this poetic mystery.

Farmleigh, White’s Rd, Dublin 15
www.farmleigh.ie/Gallery/CurrentExhibitions/


Women, War and Peace International Symposium, Trinity College Dublin

Women-of-The-Revolution-minFriday 16 September 2016, 9.30am to 5pm
Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2

The Women, War and Peace International Symposium features guest speakers, workshops, a film launch, reflection, discussion and debate and takes place at the Samuel Beckett Theatre on Friday 16 September. The conference brings artists and the general public together to create a remembrance of women’s stories from World War II and ways to promote peace and to explore the power of the arts and the EU to promote peace and gender equality today.

The international guest speakers are Ruwanthie de Chickera, Sri Lanka, an Eisenhower Fellow and leading playwright, currently working with the Sri Lankan government to develop an arts policy for the country. We are also delighted to have Senator Ivana Bacik, LLB, LLM (Lond), BL, FTCD, the Reid Professor of Criminal Law, Criminology and Penology at Trinity College Dublin speaking. She is a qualified Barrister, and a Senior Lecturer and Fellow of Trinity College Dublin (elected in 2005).

The above events are presented as part of Women, War and Peace, an innovative year-long transnational project with four European partners from Ireland, Spain, Germany and Poland. The project uses creative processes of theatre and film to explore the role of women in Europe from 1916 to World War II to the present and the power of the EU in promoting peace and gender equality today.

For more information please visit: www.smashingtimes.ie/women-war-and-peace/
To book tickets please visit: www.eventbrite.ie/e/women-war-and-peace-international-symposium-tickets-26682653535


Claire Feeley Talk at Askeaton Contemporary Arts, Co. Limerick

askeaton artsThursday 21 July, 8pm
Askeaton Civic Trust, Askeaton, Co. Limerick

Join Claire Feeley, currently based at the Barbican Centre in London, who will talk about her experiences of producing and curating art throughout Ireland and Europe, pointing out what she believes is relevant in contemporary culture today. This event will be held  at Askeaton Civic Trust. All welcome.

Askeaton Contemporary Arts host the eleventh annual Welcome to the Neighbourhood festival, with Irish and international artists residing and working in the County Limerick town throughout July 2016. Public events, free and open to all, occur during the artists’ stay.

Since 2006, over eighty artist projects have been realised in Askeaton, sited in places as varied as a petrol station forecourt to a hairdresser’s floor, and from discount stores to a Franciscan Friary. Public art is more than just a way of exhibiting art and getting it seen, rather it acts as a conversation between sites, artists and audiences, often raising many questions about the shape of our society and the ideologies behind it.

www.askeatonarts.com


Mixed Media | Open Studio Crit at MART, Dublin 6

vai-mart-squareMonday 25 July, 7pm
MART Residency Space – Coach House behind The MART Gallery 190A Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines Dublin 6

Each month MART holds a public studio crit open to its members and members of the public to attend, discuss and present current art and creative practices.

This months crit is curated by Seanán Kerr and features:
Bill Cravis: Current MART International Resident , Robert Lumezi:  Photographer, Elve Mulchrone: Recent NCAD Fine Art Graduate
Nessa Darcy: A creative entymologist based in Ormond studios.

www.facebook.com/events/568116063350418/ | www.mart.ie

 

 


Two Birds One Stone | Cecily Brennan Artist Talk, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin

TBOS-TALKS-116 July, 2.30pm
Farmleigh Gallery, Castleknock, Phoenix Park, Dublin

Farmleigh Gallery are pleased to host a talk by the artist Cecily Brennan in Farmleigh Gallery. The talk will focus on artwork featured in the exhibition, Two Birds One Stone, curated by Janet Mullarney. This talk is free to attend.

Two Birds / One Stone is an exhibition primarily of sculptural work selected by artist Janet Mullarney focusing on how important the choice of specific materials is to certain sculptures. The title refers to how the unity of both concept and the visual tangibility of the chosen material is imperative to the reading of the work, a quality that may often be overlooked. Rendered in any other material would deny significantly this poetic mystery.

Please RSVP: angela.cassidy@opw.ie
www.farmleigh.ie


Talk with Chris Fite-Wassilak at Askeaton Contemporary Arts, Co. Limerick

IMG_156319 July, 8pm
Askeaton Civic Trust, Askeaton, Co. Limerick

Askeaton Contemporary Arts host the eleventh annual Welcome to the Neighbourhood festival, with Irish and international artists residing and working in the County Limerick town throughout July 2016. Public events, free and open to all, occur during the artists’ stay.

One of London’s prominent art critics, Chris Fite-Wassilak talks about another great passion of his – cheese! Join as he shares his research and experiences of one of the world’s favourite foods, touching on many ideas around its making, consumption and traditions in innovative and surprising ways. Afterwards, taste and enjoy a selection of cheeses especially chosen by Chris for Welcome to the Neighbourhood.

www.askeatonarts.com


Two Birds One Stone Artist Talk | Farmleigh Gallery

Two Birds-TALKS9 July, 2.30pm

Farmleigh Gallery are pleased to host a talk by the artist Helen O’Leary this Saturday in Farmleigh Gallery. The talk will focus on artwork featured in the exhibition, Two Birds One Stone, curated by Janet Mullarney. This talk is free to attend.

Please RSVP: angela.cassidy@opw.ie

two birds / one stone is an exhibition primarily of sculptural work selected by artist Janet Mullarney focusing on how important the choice of specific materials is to certain sculptures. The title refers to how the unity of both concept and the visual tangibility of the chosen material is imperative to the reading of the work, a quality that may often be overlooked. Rendered in any other material would deny significantly this poetic mystery.

Farmleigh, White’s Rd, Dublin 15
www.farmleigh.ie/Gallery/CurrentExhibitions/


Tour of Paintings in the State Apartments Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

dublin castleTuesday, 12 July, 11.30am
Sunday, 17 July 17, 4pm
Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

Calling all art enthusiasts for a one-hour tour to discover more about the paintings that adorn the State Apartments. Also hear stories about artists, patrons and collectors at the Viceregal Court at Dublin Castle.

Admission is free and booking is required, email: DublinCastleEducation@opw.ie
www.dublincastle.ie/