Presented by CIT Crawford College of Art & Design and Cork Printmakers
A Series of lunch-time talks for the month of May
Free / All Welcome
22nd May | 1pm – 2pm
CIT Crawford College of Art and Design
Dara McGrath: Dara McGrath’s central concern lies in exploring transitional spaces, those in-between places where architecture, landscape and the built environment often intersect, and where a dialogue – of absence rather than presence – is created. His practice is driven by explorations of these charged, shifting entities – buildings that have come to the end of their functionality, the changing functionality of a landscape, human interruptions in the landscape – that exist in urban, rural and suburban contexts. The resultant photoworks are realised both with the gallery space and as site-specific installations and interventions.
The Market Square Project, London 2010, Paper Links Tsinghua Academy of Arts (Beijing) 2010,What Lies Beneath: Nature and Urban Landscape in E.U. Photography FotoWeekDC, Washington 2009, ECO 09 Exeter Contemporary Open, Phoenix Gallery, (U.K.).
Garrett Phelan: Garrett Phelan has exhibited extensively in Ireland and internationally, most recently a major solo exhibition at the Irish Museum of Modern Art and a commission for the 11th Lyon Biennale. His distinctive art practice directly engages with immersive and ambitious site-specific projects such as FM radio broadcasts, sculptural installations, photography and animation. To mark the 30th anniversary, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios are commissioning artist Garrett Phelan to make an iconic art work for Dublin. Launching on May 1st, ‘OUR UNION ONLY IN TRUTH’ will stand tall on the roof of TBG+S, looking over Temple Bar Square. This art work will act as a beacon for the TBG+S building and share an uplifting message as a new landmark for the city and its inhabitants.
There will be NO talk on Wednesday 29th May.
Please see www.corkprintmakers.ie for further details about the project.
When: Saturday 8th June, 10am – 1.30pm
Where: Lecture Theatre, National Gallery of Ireland
For bookings, please click on the following link to go to the online booking page: http://volunteerprogrammeseminar.eventbrite.ie
Volunteering in the museum sector is on the rise, with organisations increasingly relying on the vital support provided by volunteers. This half-day seminar held by the Irish Museums Association, in association with the National Gallery of Ireland, aims to provide museums and cultural organisations with the tools to create strong relationships with their volunteers. Delegates will hear best-practice presentations from a wide range of speakers, including:
- Dr Yvonne McKenna. CEO, Volunteer Ireland
- Kevin Murphy. Chief Officer, Voluntary Arts Ireland
- Sile Boylan. Visitor Services Officer, National Gallery of Ireland
- Dr Dominique Bouchard. Curator of Education & Outreach, The Hunt Museum
- Justyna Chmielewska. Volunteer Coordinator, Chester Beatty Library
- Sean Corcoran. Chairman, Old Drogheda Society
Topics that will be addressed are:
- Volunteer Policy, Procedures & Agreement Form
- Recruitment and Training Volunteers
- Retaining Volunteers
- Issues that arise in the everyday work & the volunteering organisation
- Identification of volunteer roles within your museum
- Volunteer-led Museums
- The Volunteering in the Arts Toolkit
Please note there is a nominal fee for this Seminar: €5, payable through the event online booking page http://volunteerprogrammeseminar.eventbrite.ie
Should you have any questions or require further information on this event, please contact Gina O’Kelly at the Irish Museums Association on (01) 412 0939 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Borris House Festival of Writing and Ideas is pleased to welcome two artists to its 2013 event to talk about their practice, and present slides and projections of their work. Both will speak on Sunday 9th June in Borris, Co Carlow.
At 4.30pm contemporary conceptual artist and painter Michael Craig Martin and Irish Times writer Aidan Dunne will chat about Craig Martin’s work as a teacher and artist. Please book tickets here to this talk.
At 6pm renowned visual artist Dorothy Cross discusses her work in film, sculpture, photography and other media. Tickets are available here
Find out more about the festival at www.festivalofwritingandideas.com
‘Eye 2 Eye’
21st May | 8pm – 9.30pm
West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, Co. Cork
West Cork Arts Centre is delighted to host ‘Eye 2 Eye’, a new monthly professional practice event organised by artists for artists. The first session will take place on Tuesday 21 May from 8.00pm to 9.30pm.
To get the ball rolling, eight local artists will share 10 minutes of talk and 10 images on the subject of PROCESS. Each month, one artist will curate a group to ‘show and tell’ on an aspect of artistic practice. This is an exciting opportunity to stimulate new ideas and foster cross discipline conversations and alliances. Artist Toma McCullim will open by presenting the idea for this initiative.
Artists of all disciplines are welcome. No booking required, refreshments provided.
20th May | 8pm
Siteation, 12 Little Green St., Dublin 7
In response to Tino Seghal’s work currently on show at IMMA (NCH), and his insistence that no documentation of his work exist – or ever will exist, we at siteation propose a round-table discussion concerning the intention of the artist and the place of documentation within a practice, as well as the diverse forms it can take. In considering the document as artwork, as archival matter and memory, lines of inquiry may include:
- the value or non-value of a document
- the document as contract or commodity
- documentation as history-making and memory as remnant
Sean Lynch: is a visual artist, he is represented by the Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin, and is also author and editor of several publications.
Dominic Thorpe: works primarily through live/perormance based processes. He has shown and performed work extensively in Ireland and internationally
Helena Tobin: is a visual artist. Recent exhibitions include ‘A site of knowing:unknowing’ at The Lab.
17th May | 1pm – 2pm
Monster Truck Gallery, 4 Temple Bar, Dublin 2.
Join artists Tonya McMullan, Duncan Ross, Andrea Theis and Catalyst co-director and curator Alissa Kleist for a lunchtime artists talk and a tour of the exhibition P.O.V. (points of view) at Monster Truck Gallery.
Tea and coffee provided. All welcome.
Highlanes Gallery, Laurence Street, Drogheda, Co. Louth
Highlanes Gallery is marking Drawing Day 2013 with free Drop In Drawing for children and adults, and a special illustrated lecture on What is Drawing at 12.00noon.
- Drop in Drawing
The gallery will open at 10.30am on Saturday 18 May, with a special Drop In Drawing centre at reception, where you can pick up a drawing board and chose paper size and dry materials and pick your spot around the galleries, or on the site to draw and respond.Our invigilator team are on hand to chat and discuss the current exhibitions, the Collection, and the history of the site. You can bring your drawings home, or hang them up on the walls of the gallery. This event is free, no booking required.
- What Is Drawing?
We have also invited artist and lecturer Brian Fay to present an introductory lecture on drawing. This lecture will appeal to adults and second level students with an interest in art and in drawing.
Taking place on Saturday 18 May at 12.00noon, Fay will identify some of the challenges in attempting to define drawing, and will include references to artists and artworks including many in the Collection of the Irish Museum of Modern Art, like Kathy Prendergast, Tom Molloy, Alice Maher, Michael Craig Martin, Sol LeWitt, André Masson and Brian O’Doherty.
The lecture and accompanying free PDF booklet provides a brief overview on drawing, click on the link to download the booklet http://www.imma.ie/en/downloads/whatisdrawing2013.pdf. Terms associated with drawing are indicated in CAPITALS and are elaborated on in the glossary on p. 25.
This lecture and text were first commissioned by IMMA’s Education & Community Department for its What_Is? Series. This lecture is free, with a suggested donation of €2. Booking is essential as space is limited. Please telephone the gallery on T. +353 (0)41 9803311, or email email@example.com
22nd May | 6pm
‘Object Registry’ – Artwork/Publication by Barbara Knezevic Discussion and drinks reception
Studio 6, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Temple Bar, Dublin.
“This text is situated within an object, this book, which serves the strange task of becoming a stand in for another object. This book is an understudy object, a proxy that is never expected to perform. I have not seen the object it serves to mark or replace —a sculpture made by Knezevic, damaged and subsequently lost in a Scandinavian gallery —at least apart from photographs. Thus this object aims not only to echo and stand in for the lost one, but also to speak in a space alongside all of the others, represented here, or absent; in storage, disassembled or bought.”
Rebecca O’Dwyer, An Object Among Others, Object Registry, 2013 Barbara Knezevic and Kate Strain will co-host a discussion about Knezevic’s practice, and her forthcoming artwork/publication, titled ‘Object Registry’. The discussion will examine the role of the artist’s talk in the existence of artworks, and consider ideas of absence, language and intent in relation to art-objects. Following the discussion there will be a drinks reception to present Object Registry. This self-published artwork/publication is a limited edition of 300, each featuring an original pencil drawing, and a text by Dublin-based writer Rebecca O’Dwyer.
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20th May | 5:30pm
Goethe-Institut Irland, 37 Merrion Square, Dublin 2
The Former West: Documents Constellations Prospects congress, which took place in Berlin during March of this year, brought together artists, theorists and thinkers to consider the role of art and knowledge production in a post-1989 world. While we are used to using the designation Former East to refer to that part of Europe that has been transformed following its release from Soviet domination, we often fail to recognise that there is also a Former West, as similarly momentous transformations have occurred within those jurisdictions on the western side of the Berlin wall. The most significant of these has been the rise of a neoliberal hegemony which has simultaneously blunted the abilities of both art and politics to effectively critique or resist it. The Former West congress set out to explore this situation and to try and answer associated questions that arise from it. How do we go about imagining the future under these conditions? How do we think about political alternatives and what role can art and knowledge production play in this process? If contemporary art has become hopelessly embroiled in this hegemony how do we move beyond notions of the contemporary to restore some sort of political agency to our work? Among the participants debating these questions were well known theorists such as Irit Rogoff, Franco Berardi Bifo, Boris Groys, Homi K. Bhabha and SImon Sheikh.
This event in the Goethe Institute will present a set of reports, reflections and discussions by four attendees of Former West – Ciara Hickey, Barry Kehoe, Marysia Wieckiewicz-Carroll and Hugh McCabe – all of whom are either current or former students on the MA Art in the Contemporary World course at NCAD. The major themes of the congress will be presented and discussed such as art production, the role of the archive, technology and infrastructure, and dissident knowledges. The event will be chaired by Georgina Jackson.
Ciara Hickey is a Belfast based curator who is currently co-curating Household festival and works as Gallery Manager of Belfast Exposed. www.householdbelfast.co.uk
Barry Kehoe is a performer, writer, musician, historian and educator. He works in the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) facilitating talks, tours and workshops for the museum’s various education programmes.
Marysia Wieckiewicz-Carroll is an independent curator and writer currently based in Dublin. She has been involved in a number of exhibitions and projects in Ireland, most recently as a co-curator of Sleepwalkers. Production as Process at the Hugh Lane Gallery.
Hugh McCabe is a photographer, musician and lecturer. He teaches Digital Media at the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown.
Georgina Jackson is a curator and writer. She recently completed her PhD at GRADCAM/DIT exploring the increasing engagement with the political within recent exhibition-making. With Glenn Loughran she runs the Politics Of Participation course as part of the MA Art in the Contemporary World at NCAD.
Struggles in Common
What is the political significance of the commons today?
DIT, Mountjoy Square, Dublin 1
A day of talks and discussions organised by the provisional university featuring acclaimed historian Peter Linebaugh, author of The Magna Carta Manifesto
This event is open to the public and admission is free but booking is advised. RSVP:email@example.com
Across Europe, the dominant response to the financial crisis has been an attack on social life. National governments have adopted policies of severe austerity, resulting in cuts across all aspects of social welfare (health, education, payments to the unemployed) as well as the privatization of public resources (third level education, water, transport). While these policies are carried out by elected governments, they reflect the erosion of democracy and the concentration of power in the hands of financial and European elites.
Against these attacks, people have sought to defend their social rights and the non-market value of vital public resources and services. Recognizing the double crisis in the economy and democracy, alternative social and political experiments have thus emerged. These experiments have recalled the history of the commons and the radical promise it holds for a future beyond the state and capitalism.
This day-long event brings together collectives and individuals involved in excavating the history and contemporary significance of the commons. The purpose is to share our experiences and knowledge in order to develop the concept of the commons in a manner which is directly related to the present political conjecture. The event includes a talk by acclaimed historian Peter Linebaugh and contributions from research collectives based in Spain, Ireland, USA and the U.K.
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Full details and speakers here: http://provisionaluniversity.wordpress.com/struggles-in-common-may-18th/