Category: Conferences/Lectures/Talks/Screenings


Growing Culture Public Roundtable at The Glucksman

10:30am to 1pm, Saturday 25 February 2017

The Glucksman is delighted to present a public roundtable that considers how art and gastronomy converge through culture, local heritage and creative approaches to marketing and tourism. Including presentations by JP McMahon, award-winning chef at Aniar Galway, author, and founder of Food on the Edge; Michelle Darmody, founder of the Cake Cafe and columnist with the Irish Examiner; Rebecca Harte of the Farmgate in Cork, whose Women of the South series created conversations on revolutionary women throughout 2016, Rory O’Connell, award-winning chef, author and Festival Director of Ballymaloe Lit Fest, and Claire Nash, of Nash 19 in Cork City which has housed a contemporary art gallery Sternview since 2014.

This event will provide an opportunity to learn from these innovative food thinkers about the exciting synergies possible between the culinary and creative arts.

Admission €15 / Free for Glucksman members

Booking at 021 4901844 or at eventbrite.ie

The Glucksman
University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
Cork, Cork
Ireland
T: (021) 490 1844
E: info@glucksman.org
W: glucksman.org


Artist Conversation with Ciarán Power, The Hunt Museum, Limerick

Wednesday 22 February, 11am
The Hunt Museum, The Custom House, Rutland Street, Limerick

Ciarán Power is focused on addressing sexuality as a dominant social performance. Joan Riviere’s ‘Womanliness as Masquerade’ states that womanliness is a cover-up to conform with social constructions of femininity; a masquerade whereby the woman as a category does not exist. This would suggest that sexuality is a central part of social performance. The performance reveals a structure; it is a response to a male fantasy. The artworks open a discourse and provide a reference point for speculation surrounding issues that are fundamental to the nature of contemporary social life.

huntmuseum.com/whats-on/talks-and-lectures/artist-conversation-series.aspx
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Jennifer Trouton in Conversation at F.E. McWilliam Gallery

21 February, 7.30pm

The Friends of the F E McWilliam Gallery are pleased to announce that Jennifer Trouton will be “in conversation” with Dr Riann Coulter on Tuesday 21 February.

Jennifer Trouton is a visual artist currently based in Queen Street Studios, Belfast. Trouton’s work has featured in group exhibitions nationally and internationally since graduating form the University of Ulster in the mid nineties. These include ‘Resolutions’ at The Katzen Gallery, Washington DC, The Guayasamin Gallery, Cuba and ‘Through our eyes’ at the Drawing Centre, New York. Solo exhibitions include the 18th Street Gallery Los Angeles, Spectrum Gallery London, The Ashford Gallery Dublin and The Fenderesky Gallery Belfast.

www.jennifertrouton.com

Enterance £5 (Non Friends Members) £3 (Friends Members) BOOKING ESSENTIAL please call (028) 406 23322

F.E. McWilliam Gallery
200 Newry Rd, Banbridge
T: +44 28 4062 3322
E: info@femcwilliam.com
W: femcwilliam.com


Artist’s Talk | Dorothy Hunter at PS2, Belfast

Thursday 23 February, 6pm

Dorothy Hunter will be in conversation with Daniel Jewesbury and Dave Loder at PS² about her current exhibition Anticipated Fictions; Monumental Configurations.

Anticipated Fictions; Monumental Configurations is based on theoretical destruction and (re)construction in conflicting ideologies. The work explores the bookending of time and space through the private sector, urban planning and public space in two existing instances in Magherafelt. It addresses the different temporalities that cohabit our lived space in the remnants of the past as well as the eventuality of the future.

PS²
11 North St, Belfast BT1 1NA
T: +44 28 9023 5912
E: pssquared@btconnect.com
W: pssquared.org


MEANWHILE… in Ireland | Artist Panel Discussion at CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery

Saturday 25 February, 3pm
Cost: Free
Duration: 45 mins approx
To reserve a place register here: www.eventbrite.ie/e/meanwhile-in-ireland

The closing reception of MEANWHILE brings together some of the featured artists for a discussion around the themes of the exhibition including: making a living as an artist after college, external factors influencing the making of work, exhibition and work opportunities, artist collectives and artist-led initiatives.

CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery
Wandesford Quay, Clarke’s Bridge, Cork
T: +353 21 4335210
E: ccad.gallery@cit.ie
W: www.ccad-research.org/gallery


Artist Talk | Garrett Phelan at Crawford Art Gallery

Friday 24 February, 1 pm
Admission Free

To coincide with the screening of Garrett Phelan’s A VOODOO FREE PHENOMENON (film), the artist will be in conversation with curator Dawn Williams discussing the process and the making of the film.

A VOODOO FREE PHENOMENON (film) screening continues until 18 March.

Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place, Cork
T: +353 (0)21 480 5042
E: info@crawfordartgallery.ie
W:crawfordartgallery.ie/index.html


As We May Think | MExINDEX at Irish Film Institute

25 February 2017, 12noon

Borrowing the title of Vannevar Bush’s 1945 essay in which he outlined a hypothetical proto-hypertext system, ‘As We May Think’ features work by Linda Quinlan, Thaddeus O’Sullivan, Eoghan Ryan, Bea McMahon, Sarah Browne, Jenny Brady and Julie Murray. Eschewing an overarching theme in favour of ‘associative trails’, this screening mimics or indicates a possible route through the MExIndex website, a searchable and evolving online database with free access to key information and writing on experimental and visual arts-based moving image works by Irish and Ireland-based artists. Curated by Alice Butler, this event marks the end of her Arts Council-supported residency with the project.

Film Info:
MROOUCTKH, Linda Quinlan, 5 minutes, 2011, Digital
Flanagan, Thaddeus O’Sullivan, 11 minutes 1974, Digital
Clamdigger, Eoghan Ryan, 7 minutes, 2015, Digital
Film of Octopuses, Bea McMahon, 3 minutes, 2013, Digital
Report to an Academy, Sarah Browne, 28 minutes, 2016, Digital
Bone, Jenny Brady, 10 minutes, 2015, Digital
End Reel, Julie Murray, 7 minutes, 2014, Digital

This screening will be followed by a discursive event at Wood Quay Venue.

For more details see www.ifi.ie and http://ifi.ie/mexindex-as-we-may-think/

 


Screening: Independent Frames with Herb Shellenberger, IFI, Dublin 2

Thursday 23 February 2017, 6.30pm
Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

IFI & AEMI Projections Present: INDEPENDENT FRAMES
Curated by Herb Shellenberger, Independent Frames examines the work of American artists who approached film through independently-produced, frame-by-frame animations in the 1970s and 80s. Made primarily by artists with no formal animation training, the films demonstrate the wide variety of psychedelic, formalist, autobiographical and countercultural work being produced during this period, as well as the individualised techniques they inherited and refined from older generations of experimental animators. Films depicting erotic fantasy (Desire Pie), an incisive ontological study of things (Object Conversation) and a photographic animation of the passage of time (Hand Held Day) show how artists have conceptually engaged with ideas and visual techniques that animation’s remove from photo-reality can make possible.

ifi.ie/film/ifi-aemi-projections/ | www.aemi.ie


MExIndex: ‘As We May Think’ | Screening and Discussion at IFI

Saturday 25 February, 12pm
Irish Film Institute and Wood Quay Venue

Screening and Discussion curated by Alice Butler, MExIndex Curator in Residence 2016.

Borrowing the title of Vannevar Bush’s 1945 essay in which he outlined a hypothetical proto-hypertext system, ‘As We May Think’ will begin at 12pm with a screening of works at the Irish Film Institute by Linda Quinlan, Thaddeus O’Sullivan, Eoghan Ryan, Bea McMahon, Sarah Browne, Jenny Brady and Julie Murray.

Eschewing an overarching theme in favour of ‘associative trails’, this screening will mimic or indicate a possible route through the MExIndex website, a searchable and evolving online database with free access to key information and writing on experimental and visual arts-based moving image works by Irish and Ireland-based artists.

Following the screening, a discursive event will take place at the Wood Quay Venue at approx 1.30pm. The panel will comprise Jenny Brady, Sarah Browne, Maeve Connolly, Maria Pramaggiore and Alice Butler. This discussion will examine what it means to consider the works in the screening programme – almost all of which use the moving image as ‘an instrument of thought’ – in relation to each other. The talk will also consider other possible commonalities, including the idea of a disembodied perspective, a feature of many of the works included in the screening programme.

Light food and drinks will be served at Wood Quay Venue by Fiona Hallinan before the discussion.

Tickets for the screening at the Irish Film Institute available here:
ifi.ie/mexindex-as-we-may-think

Entry for the discussion at Wood Quay Venue is free but will be on a first come first served basis

Screening info:
MROOUCTKH, Linda Quinlan, 5 minutes, 2011, Digital
Flanagan, Thaddeus O’Sullivan, 11 minutes 1974, Digital
Clamdigger, Eoghan Ryan, 7 minutes, 2015, Digital
Film of Octopuses, Bea McMahon, 3 minutes, 2013, Digital
Report to an Academy, Sarah Browne, 28 minutes, 2016, Digital
Bone, Jenny Brady, 10 minutes, 2015, Digital
End Reel, Julie Murray, 7 minutes, 2014, Digital

71 MINS, IRELAND, 1974–2016, DIGITAL


Art | Memory | Place: Closing Discussions at IMMA

App Presentation and Discussion | Echoes From the Past: Goldenbridge Industrial School
Saturday 11 February, 12.00 to 1.00pm

Dr Emilie Pine, UCD, Tom Lane, musician composer and Maeve Casserly PhD candidate, UCD, talk through the research, development and realization of their app project Echoes from the Past. An innovative location triggered app, audio guide and walking tour of the Goldenbridge area of Inchicore, Dublin, produced as part the two-year project Industrial Memories.
Further information / book free tickets here: www.imma.ie/en/bookevent

David Rieff and John Banville on Memory and Fogetting
Thursday 16 February, 6.30 to 7.30pm

In the final event in the Art | Memory | Place programme, David Rieff, author of In Praise of Forgetting: Historical Memory and its Ironies (2016) and John Banville, award-winning author and critic will discuss the role of historical memory and forgetting, taking as a starting point David’s proposition that sometimes it may be better to forget?
Further information / book free tickets here: www.imma.ie/en/bookevent.

Lecture Room
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin 8
T: 01-612990
E: info@imma.ie
W: imma.ie


Painters Talking Paint at The LAB

22 February 6pm to 8pm

Painters Talking Paint is a panel discussion with artists’ Damien Flood, Ramon Kassam, Colin Martin, Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh and Mairead O’hEocha, organised by ARC MA researcher Marc Guinan in collaboration with the LAB.

This event explores the engagement and experience of the painter with the medium of paint. Five artists, Damien Flood, Ramon Kassam, Colin Martin, Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh and Mairead O’hEocha have been invited to respond to the following questions: As painters, are touch, feel and viscosity relevant? What is the role of intuition in their process and does handling or touching the material enhance this process? Each speaker will make a short presentation, followed by an open discussion with audience participation.

Admission is free but places are limited and booking is strongly recommended.
Book here: www.eventbrite.ie/e/painters-talking-paint

The LAB Gallery
Foley Street, Dublin 1
T: 01 222 5455
E: artsoffice@dublincity.ie
W: dublincityartsoffice.ie/the-lab


Artists in Conversation, dlr LexIcon, Co. Dublin

Thursday 16 February 2017, 7 to 8.30pm
Gallery, dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Join exhibiting artists Catherine Delaney and Fiona Hackett in conversation with Dr. Maeve Connolly, Director of the MA Art & Research Collaboration at IADT. This promises to be an interesting discussion exploring some of the themes, ideas and processes in their work.

Both artists are currently exhibiting in the Gallery, dlr LexIcon. ‘then again’ is an installation by Catherine Delaney and ‘Mausoleums of Precious Belongings’ is a series of photographs by Fiona Hackett. These two solo shows continue until the 12 March.

Free event, booking required. To book please visit www.eventbrite.ie/e/dlr-lexicon-gallery-artists-in-conversation-tickets-30926354559?aff=es2
www.dlrcoco.ie/en/arts/municipal-gallery-dlr-lexicon/current-exhibition


Talk with Clare Lymer: Exploring the Patrick Scott Archive, Olivier Cornet Gallery, Dublin 1

Saturday 11 February 2017, 1.30pm
Olivier Cornet Gallery, 3 Great Denmark Street, Dublin

The Olivier Cornet Gallery hosts ‘Exploring the Patrick Scott Archive’, a presentation by Clare Lymer of the National Irish Visual Arts Library (NIVAL). This presentation is organised in the context of Aisling Conroy’s solo exhibition ‘BARDO’ at the gallery (Feb 5 to March 4)

In 2016 Conroy completed a six-month residency at the Laois Arthouse where she developed the work for Bardo. During her residency, the new body of work that evolved was informed by and made in response to the Patrick Scott Archive, recently bequeathed to The National Irish Visual Arts Library. This archive is a rare and previously unseen collection of Scott’s day-to-day studio diaries, photographs, correspondence and drawings. Eastern art and iconography, Zen Buddhism, meditation, and ritual directly influenced Scott’s work; recurrent veins that have grown throughout her own practice.

This is a free event but booking is recommended: email info@oliviercornetgallery.com
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Artist Talk | Hilary Lloyd in Conversation with Mary Cremin, TBG+S, Dublin 2

Saturday 11 February 2017, 1pm
Studio 6, TBG+S, Dublin 2

Artist Hilary Lloyd will participate in a public conversation with Programme Curator Mary Cremin, on the occasion of her solo exhibition ‘Woodall’ at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, in collaboration with PLASTIK Festival of Artists’ Moving Image.

Though not describing herself as a filmmaker, Hilary Lloyd uses unedited footage of singular moments in her installations. This filmed material is usually displayed on flat screen TVs or using projectors, amateurs and stands, the sculptural nature of which are important to the overall aesthetic of the work. The exhibition ‘Woodall’ runs until Saturday 1 April 2017.
Free admission, booking essential.

www.templebargallery.com/events/event/artist-talk-hilary-lloyd-in-conversation-with-mary-cremin


Discussion Series | Spring Academic Program, The Hunt Museum, Limerick

Wednesday 22 February to Wednesday 29th March 2017

Limerick 2030: What is the Future of our City?

Join us on to learn about Limerick’s 2030 plans and how these changes can be set in their historical context. Each evening a different aspect of Limerick’s built heritage – public spaces, architecture, public sculptures, city block and the architecturally significant Georgian Quarter will be examined and their historical evolution, significance and value today will be discussed. Sources too – documents and images – will be discussed; how they can be used in writing history and understanding the present. Discussion will revolve around future plans and hopes for our city, and will focus on particular current issues.

Booking essential €100 (incl. €30 deposit due upon booking), €60 for Docents, €90 for Friends of the Hunt.
To book a place email education@huntmuseum.com, call 061 312833, or complete via the booking form.

For more information please visit: huntmuseum.com/whats-on/festivals-and-special-events/spring-2017-academic-programme.aspx
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Lecture on Eugeen Van Mieghem, Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin 1

Thursday 9 February 2017, 5.30pm
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Charlemont House, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

Public Lecture: Eugeen Van Mieghem, 1875-1930: An Artist of the People
Erwin Joos, Director, Eugeen Van Mieghem Museum, Antwerp, discusses the artist’s life and legacy on the occasion of the exhibition, Eugeen Van Mieghem: Port Life (9 February – 11 June 2017).

T: + 353 1 222 5550, E: info.hughlane@dublincity.ie
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The Leitrim Design House Conference, The Dock, Co. Leitrim

11 February 2017, 10.30am to 3.30pm | Cost: €5
The Dock Arts Centre, St.Georges Terrace, Carrick on Shannon

Join us for The Leitrim Design House Conference – Developing a Craft or Design Business on February 11th 2017. Full of practical advice, this is a great opportunity to listen to a really interesting panel of speakers which include Eddie Shanahan, former DJ Jenny Huston/Edge Only; Ashleigh Smith/The Atlantic Equipment Project;PJ Rigney/ The Shed Distillery;John Ryan/O’Rian Pottery; Emily Sachs Eldridge/Artwood.

Places are limited, it is important to book your ticket. Lunch is included in the cover charge. Confirm your place now by clicking on the link below:
eitrimdesignhouse.ie/shop/workshops/leitrim-design-house-conference-ticket-2017/


Lecture by Goldsmith Tuula Harrington at The Hunt Museum, Limerick

6 February 2017, 1pm
The Hunt Museum, Rutland Street, Limerick City

Join us for a talk by Tuula Harrington, a goldsmith, jewellery designer and proprietor of Designworks Studio in Cork. Tuula will speak about the production of Jewellery, past and present, examining use of materials and the process of jewellery design. She will draw inspiration from rings in the Hunt Museum permanent collection and contrast these objects with elements of her own design practise.

Contact The Hunt Museum Education office for more information:E: Educationoffice@huntmuseum.com, T: 061 312833
www.huntmuseum.com/whats-on/talks-and-lectures/a-lecture-by-tuula-harrington.aspx


Artist Talk | LACUNA [ 04 ] at Taylor Galleries

Thursday 2 February, 5pm

Join exhibiting artists in conversation with curators Sabina Mac Mahon and David Quinn for an informal walk-and-talk through the fourth iteration of the [ LACUNA ] series of exhibitions at Taylor Galleries. No booking is required and all are welcome to attend. Admission free.

Nine artists have been invited to take part in the fourth iteration of the series, LACUNA [ 04 ]. Rather than asking participating artists to respond to a theme, LACUNA [ 04 ] embraces the diversity of their current practices, processes and concerns, offering the artists a space in which to show new and recent work that encompasses sculpture, printmaking, installation, painting, photography and mixed-media work.

LACUNA [ 04 ] showcases new and recent work by Irish and international artists Sharon Etgar (IL), Vincent Hawkins (UK), Eimear Murphy (IE), Pauline O’Connell (IE), Rachel Parry (IE), Eddie Rafferty (NI), Gerda Teljeur (NL/IE), Andrew Ward (US/IE) and Tad Wiley (US).

Taylor Galleries
16 Kildare Street
Dublin 2
T: 01 676 6055
E: taylorgalleries@gmail.com
W: taylorgalleries.ie


Artist’s Talk | Jennifer Mehigan at Uillinn, West Cork Arts Centre

Saturday 28 January at 12 noon

For the current exhibition at Uillinn (Scissors Cut Paper Wrap Stone), Cork-born artist Jennifer Mehigan will present an Artists Talk in the Gallery. The talk will be preceded by a Gallery Tour of Scissors Cut Paper Wrap Stone by Alison Cronin.

Jennifer is a recent graduate of Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore. Initially trained in graphic design in Sydney, her work spans multiple platforms with a focus on painting. Jennifer is interested in ecological and geological processes and the physical manifestation of errors or glitches. She explores ideas of failure and intimacy in natural and artificial environments and attempts to bring a sense of technological or ‘cyber’ sensuality to all of her work through colour, materials, amorphous forms, and instinctual mark-making. She occupies a special position in a highly networked art culture producing work that’s in, of and around the internet.

She has exhibited internationally, including a recent solo show HARD GIRLS at SOMA Contemporary and was part of Busan Biennale’s Asian Curatorial Exhibition. She is currently studying for her Master’s Degree at the Burren College of Art.

Scissors Cut Paper Wrap Stone includes a newly commissioned work by Jennifer Mehigan that responds to the exhibition themes and the spaces of Uillinn.

Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre
Skibbereen, Ireland
T: (028) 22090
E: info@westcorkartscentre.com
W: westcorkartscentre.com/