7 March | 10am – 5pm
Stack Theatre of CIT Cork School of Music, Union Quay, Cork
MAKE 2015: Remaking Tradition looks at traditional skill as it is sampled, mixed, and transformed in contemporary art practice.
MAKE 2015 is the second Symposium designed to highlight contemporary issues concerning making, and is hosted by our BA (Hons) Contemporary Applied Arts Degree, which has at its heart a commitment to hands-on engagement with material as a path to concept, a kind of thinking through making, through dialogue with a material. We stress experimentation and innovation within an interdisciplinary offering of Ceramics, Glass, and Textiles, addressing current debate in the culture of the object and in material culture, all within the context of historic and contemporary fine and applied art.
List of speakers:
– YOSI ANAYA (Mexico):
The Role of the Traditional in the Crossings of Contemporary Art Practices (keynote address)
Textiles artist and academic; Research Docent at Veracruz University, Mexico. As a visual artist, working mainly in textiles, she has focused on research, teaching, and other cultural participations involving the textile arts in Mexico. Her research involves the crossings of indigenous textiles in contemporary culture and contemporary art, publishing in various journals and books. Besides curatorial and research activities, she has worked in both written and simultaneous translation, lectured and participated in diverse academic forums.
– MARY SCHOESER (England):
Mentored by Textiles
Textile historian and curator who has advised English Heritage, the National Trust, Liberty of London, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She is an eminent and prolific author of textiles subjects including the essential references: Textiles: the Art of Mankind, 2012, and World Textiles: a Concise History, 2003. She is currently curating an exhibition on the dyer Marian Clayden, which will open at the Fashion & Textile Museum in London in September 2015.
– VITA GELŪNIENĖ (Lithuania):
Visual artist in classical tapestry, and Head of Textiles in the Kaunas Faculty of Vilnius Academy of Art, Lithuania. She initiated the Kaunas International Textiles Biennial and was its Executive Director from 2006-2009. Since 2008, she has developed an art practice focused on community building and local identity in her hometown of Kaunas, Lithuania. She is also co-initiator of a European Union funded culture policy study called City (Re)Searches 2012-2014.
– DAVID LITTLER (England):
The Fabric of Sound
Sonic visual artist, curator, educator and DJ. His current work combines his love of people, print, pattern, textiles, sound, music, folk, machines, collective-making, sampling, games and gifting. He is interested in the processes of making, making as performance, and the air that occupies the spaces in between the creation of things. From 2002-2010 he was the Director of London Printworks Trust (LPT), a unique not-for-profit textile print resource based in Brixton. He is known for multi-disciplinary projects combining textiles and sound: including the sampler-cultureclash collective and the recently curated Yan Tan Tethera: songs of textile folk at the English Folk Dance and Song Society. David Littler will present a short performance work in the CIT Crawford College of Art and Design main building on Saturday 7 March at 7:30pm.
– LOGAN MCLAIN (Ireland):
Text, Textiles, Files
Contemporary hand and machine embroidery artist based in Dublin; his research has explored aspects of morality in Ireland through the vehicle of the humorous or satirical t-shirt. Logan has investigated the attitudes to modern living through artworks that address issues such as racism, ageism, classism and homosexuality in Ireland. Logan McLain will present a solo show of recent works in the CIT Crawford College of Art and Design main building, opening 7 March at 6:30pm.
– ALISON LOWRY (N. Ireland):
Threads of Memory
Glass artist based in Belfast, who works with fabric and clothing concerns and images in her practice; Honours BA in Art and Design, 2009: University of Ulster; City and Guilds in Creative Embroidery; She has won numerous awards including first place in the category, ‘Glass Art’ at the Royal Dublin Show in 2009, the Silver medal at the Royal Ulster Arts Club’s Annual Exhibition in 2010 and the Warm Glass Prize in 2010 and 2011. Alison exhibits both locally and internationally and her work is held in several public collections; including the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
Booking: ONLINE http://events.cit.ie/events?eventId=79
Yosi Anaya will exhibit in a major solo show in the CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, opening Friday, 6 March at 6pm, the exhibition will run until Saturday 28 March.