Category: Conferences/Lectures/Talks/Screenings


Artist Talk | Kiera O’Toole, Drawing from the Non-Place at The Model

Saturday 26 August, at 2pm

Kiera O’Toole is a Sligo-based artist working primarily in the field of drawing, with a research interest in phenomenology and contemporary drawing. Her practice examines the perceptual experience of drawing and considers the felt and lived experiences of place and non-place.

As a participating artist in Artist Select, O’Toole has been invited by The Model to select works from The Niland Collection, which resonate with her own artistic interests.

O’Toole considers the work of renowned Dutch drawing artist Arno Kramer. As O’Toole’s practice is realized through drawing, digital media, photography and sound, it seems only natural that the artist would be drawn to the work of Arno Kramer. Arno often combines organic with inorganic forms, like screens, grids and found mathematical images. His work is stratified and the image develops step by step and occasionally abstract forms appear from the edges of the work. Artist Select; Keira O’Toole features three works by both O’Toole and Arno Kramer.

The Model
The Mall, Co. Sligo
T: 071 914 14 05
E: info@themodel.ie
W: themodel.ie


Koyaanisqatsi | Film Screening at RUA RED   Recently updated !

Tuesday 29 August, 7pm
€3 per person

This experimental film looks at the world and more specifically the effect man has had on the landscape and the environment. Without narration, the film shows the world in a pristine condition and untouched: blue skies, beautiful landscapes and endless vistas. The man-made world is much less appealing. This is a wonderful montage using a variety of film techniques to provide a visually stunning set of images.

RUA RED
South Dublin Arts Centre,
Tallaght,
Dublin 24.
T: 01 451 5860
E: info@ruared.ie
W:ruared.ie


The Core Project Gallery Talk at RUA RED

Saturday 19 August, 3pm

Join us on the day of the exhibition opening for an insightful talk between the artist Matthew Nevin and Dr. Katherine Nolan. This is a recreation of a conversation they have had about Nevin’s body of work in the past that will also be available to view during the course of the exhibition.

The Core Project is a multifaceted visual art project, presented through video, online and as a large scale installation featuring over 150 videos, by Matthew Nevin. In each video, a single respondent answers a question that they have not previously seen. By withholding the question, Nevin removes the expectancy that we as participants in an expanding online/new media culture have become accustomed to. It removes the power of the question from the participant’s planned vocal and physical response. It sets an emphasis on the context of the answers and the behavioural nuances of the participants.

RUA RED, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, Dublin 24.
T: 01 451 5860
E: info@ruared.ie
W:ruared.ie


Artist Talk | Alice Maher at Beaulieu House, Drogheda   Recently updated !

Saturday 12 August

Following many years developing a proposal to deliver a dedicated visual art space for the Irish north-east region, Highlanes Municipal Art Gallery, Drogheda, opened for cultural business on October 4, 2006.

As part of the gallery’s programme of exciting events to celebrate its 10th birthday, it has teamed up with Culture Vultures, a multi-strand contemporary salon-style event curated/presented by Irish Times arts writer/critic, Tony Clayton-Lea to present a very special evening at the magnificent Beaulieu House, Drogheda, Co Louth.

Take a look at the three artists in action, beginning with Alice Maher’s video animation The Music of Things (The Double) from 2009, followed by poet, Colm Keegan performance at the Glór Sessions, and ending with Marlene Enright’s Alchemy from 2016.

Highlanes Gallery ‘Summer Holiday’ Culture Vultures line-up, hosted by Tony Clayton-Lea, features acclaimed spoken word poet, Colm Keegan, West Cork born singer-songwriter, Marlene Enright, and a special public interview one of Ireland’s most respected and influential artists, Alice Maher.

Tickets: €25 (including glass of wine and return bus*) from Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda to Beaulieu House.
Booking is open here: www.eventbrite.ie/e/culture-vultures-highlanes-gallery


ART IN THE A.M. with Adham Faramawy at The Naughton Gallery, Belfast   Recently updated !

11 August

The next in our series of informal morning talks features Adham Faramawy in conversation with the Naughton Gallery’s, Ben Crothers and Rachel Brown.

Adham Faramawy (b.1981, Dubai) is a London-based artist of Egyptian descent whose work spans media including moving image, sculptural installation and print. The human body is central to Faramawy’s practice, approached as a primary, sensual site in which gender and sexuality are fluid. Live performances to camera are computer-mediated to create compelling, visceral, and sexually-charged works, displayed across a landscape of high definition flatscreens and sculptural assemblages.

Tea and coffee is on us. Email art@qub.ac.uk or keep an eye on our Facebook page for more info.

The Naughton Gallery at Queen’s, Lanyon Building, Queen’s University, Belfast


Sarah McCutcheon, Highlight Lecture, at The Hunt Museum

14 August, 1pm to 2pm

The Hunt Museum presents a Highlight Lecture with Sarah McCutcheon entitled Artists and Archaeology: John Mulvany’s a View of Kilmallock. This lecture will explore the artist John Mulvany, including the painting A View of Kilmallock, which reveals the archaeological, architectural and historical importance of Kilmallock.

The Hunt Museum, The Custom House, Rutland Street, Limerick
T:+353 (0)61 312 833
E: info@huntmuseum.com
W: huntmuseum.com


Kevin Gaffney | Basic Talks at The Hugh Lane

Friday, 11 August, 1 – 2 pm

Kevin Gaffney will discuss his recent films and screen The mirror is dark and inky, where daily life in Iran is interrupted by a whale living in a bathtub.

Kevin Gaffney a visual artist working in film. His work explores the construction, projection and manipulation of identity. The scripts he writes are narrated or spoken as dialogue in the films, aiming to reveal the psychological landscapes that the characters inhabit.

He graduated BA Fine Art from the Dublin Institute of Technology in 2008, and the Royal College of Art in London with an MA in Photography & Moving Image in 2011. In 2014 Gaffney was an UNESCO-Aschberg laureate artist in residence at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul and in 2015 received the Kooshk Artist Residency Award in Tehran. In 2015 he was awarded the first Sky Academy Arts Scholarship for an Irish artist and his work became part of IMMA’s collection. A monograph of his work, Unseen by my Open Eyes, has just been published by Black Dog in London, featuring images and scripts from four of his recent films made in Ireland, Iran, South Korea and Taiwan. He is currently on residency at Fire Station Artist’s Studios

BASIC TALKS is a series of informal talks with leading contemporary practitioners, taking place at the Hugh Lane on the second Friday of every month. Curated by Basic Space in partnership with The Hugh Lane, BASIC TALKS is an open platform for lectures, workshops, presentations and performances. Speakers will include artists, curators, writers and critics who will generate discourse on producing, framing and exhibiting art. BASIC TALKS is a collaboration between Basic Space and The Hugh Lane, exploring alternatives in the dissemination of contemporary art and its discourses.

Admission is free but spaces are limited to 50 so please arrive promptly to avoid disappointment

basicspace.ie/


A Reading with Gavin Corbett and Claire-Louise Bennett at TBG+S

Wednesday 16 August, 6:30pm

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios (TBG+S) is delighted to present a reading by Gavin Corbett and Claire- Louise Bennett. The writers will be introduced by Susan Tomaselli, founder and editor of gorse journal.

These two outstanding writers have been commissioned by TBG+S in an experimental programme that aims to support different kinds of writing about art. Gavin Corbett is TBG+S’ third commissioned writer. Claire Louise Bennett was the commissioned writer in 2016 and, Sara Baume in 2015. For this programme writers are invited to write short pieces – taking their own tack, fictional or otherwise – in response to the five gallery exhibitions that take place over the course of a year. The writings are published on our website and available in our Gallery.

Claire-Louise Bennett and Gavin Corbett are writers of immense talent. They are part of a new generation of Irish writers gaining international recognition for the new-found vitality of their writing – pushing boundaries in contemporary, experimental fiction. Claire-Louise Bennett has been praised for her ambitious, imaginative and innovative prose. Jial Tolento of the New Yorker praised her debut Pond, calling it ‘a work of fiction that will make you feel pleasantly insane’. Matthew Adams, of the Guardian, called Gavin Corbett ‘one of the most inventive and beguiling writers of contemporary fiction’. The Irish Times, in praise of his latest novel, Green Glowing Skull, called it ‘a blizzard of imaginative energy… prose sings on every page – while it slips its strangeness in.’

Free Admission, booking is essential: www.templebargallery.com/


Right Here, Right Now | Panel Discussion at Uillinn, West Cork Arts Centre

Thursday 3 August at 2.30pm.

Sophie Gough, summer artist in residence at Uillinn, West Cork Arts Centre will be leading a panel discussion as part of Skibbereen Arts Festival. This event aims to explore themes and ideas associated with notions of site-specificity, addressing contemporary artistic, curatorial and experiential practices across various art and design mediums.

Gough has invited Andrew Kirwan (Architect, Edinburgh), Niamh Brown (Co-Director of Ormston House, Limerick), Nicole Marie (Visual Artist and founder of the Fierce Femme Collective, Cork City) and Sam McNicholl (Musician and curator/owner of Connollys of Leap, West Cork). For more information on each of the panel member please see the facebook event :
www.facebook.com/events/

The free event is open to all and you are welcome to join with the panel to engage in the conversation examining such aspects of contemporary art and design.

Sophie Gough is a sculptor and installation artist. Since graduating from Limerick School of Art and Design with a first class honours BA in Sculpture and Combined Media in June 2016 she has completed residencies with the National Sculpture Factory, Cork and Sample Studios, Cork.

A studio-based exhibition of her work made while on residency at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen will run simultaneously with this event from the 2nd-5th of August upstairs in Studio 1.

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


Right Here, Right Now | Panel Discussion at Uillinn, West Cork Arts Centre

Thursday 3 August at 2.30pm

Panel Discussion with Artist in Residence Sophie Gough, summer artist in residence at Uillinn, West Cork Arts Centre will be hosting a panel discussion as part of Skibbereen Arts Festival. This event aims to explore themes and ideas associated with notions of site-specificity, addressing contemporary artistic, curatorial and experiential practices across various art and design mediums, Gough has invited professionals specialised in the areas of architecture, art, cultural curation, music and photography to open up a dialogue in which issues surrounding site-specific making, curating and experiencing of art forms are explored. The free event is open to all and you are welcome to join with the panel to engage in the conversation examining such aspects of contemporary art and design.

Sophie Gough is a sculptor and installation artist. Since graduating from Limerick School of Art and Design with a first class honours BA in Sculpture and Combined Media in June 2016 she has completed residencies with the National Sculpture Factory, Cork and Sample Studios, Cork. She has exhibited in group shows with TACTIC, cork and the 126 Gallery, Galway in addition to only recently her debut solo show in April with TACTIC, Cork.

Presently, she lives and works in Skibbereen. After completing this summer residency at Uillinn, West Cork Arts Centre she will she will be showing in Berlin this august as part of the group show Transitions, curated by Sheena Malone.

A studio-based exhibition of her work made while on residency at Uillinn will run simultaneously with this event.

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


Conference | Digital Transformations – Exploring the Cultural Impacts of a Digital Society, Co Leitrim

14 and 15 October 2017

Memory, authorship, identity, productivity, privacy and consumption are all changing. The digital society is transforming our traditional relationship to these concepts, enhancing some and alienating others.
Can artists help us navigate and respond to this new reality?

Is society even looking to artists to help make sense of the transformation? Or has the Digital Age moved beyond a need for artists? Are we not all artists now? Are machines and algorithms our artists and arbiters of taste?

Digital Transformations brings together thought leaders in the arts, in business and technology, education and journalism to share their views on the digital society and the meaning and value of the arts in such a society. It is a showcase for artists who have begun to address these issues in both traditional and non-traditional forms.

The conference is designed to attract artists, creative industry workers, technologists, people involved in arts infrastructure (at a policy level to volunteers), and anyone who enjoys and values the arts and culture.

Taking place in the Glens Centre in Manorhamilton, Co Leitrim.
digitaltransformations.org


Artist’s Talk | Stephan Doitschinoff at IMMA

Thursday 20 July, 1.15 – 2.00pm

Brazilian artist Stephan Doitschinoff, currently exhibiting at IMMA as part of As Above, So Below: Portals, Visions, Spirits & Mystics, returns to IMMA to create a unique outdoor performance as part of Wilder Beings Command on 29 July. Come and hear the artist speak about how motifs in religion and the military are used throughout his various configurations of the temple, the altar, the procession, and anthropomorphic characters. Promoting reflection and critique through many different mediums – Doitschinoff discusses how he employs divinities, uniforms, medals, and street parades to activate collaborative and participatory works with volunteering performers.

This talk begins with an artist’s presentation in IMMA’s Lecture Room, followed by a conversation with the artist on his new work, Interventu (2017), currently presented in IMMA’s courtyard, inspired by the Brazilian ritual that offers gifts to the saints.

Free event, book here: www.imma.ie/.htm

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


Screening | Vincent Van Gogh – A New Way of Seeing

Enjoying complete and unprecedented access to the treasures of Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum, this a fresh new film about one of the world’s favourite artists, marking both a major re-hanging of the gallery’s collection and a celebration of the 125th anniversary of Van Gogh’s death. Experience the wonder of seeing these masterpieces on the big screen while specially invited guests, including world-renowned curators and art historians, offer their interpretations and explanations of his work. Beautifully shot and making extensive use of Van Gogh’s own letters this is a wonderful film about a wonderful, but too often misunderstood, artist.

From the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
Featuring a Q&A with award winning director/producer Phil Grabsky

Light House 15-Jul 6pm
Movies@Gorey 16-Jul 7pm
The Gate Cinema 17-Jul 7pm
SGC Dungarvan 18-Jul 7pm
Eye Cinema 20-Jul 7pm
Movies@Dundrum 21-Jul 7pm

www.elementpictures.ie


Thread Softly | Lunchtime Tours at The Model

Tread Softly is Sligo-wide arts festival celebrating the cultural legacy of the Yeats family and is presented in collaboration with Blue Raincoat Theatre, Hawk’s Well Theatre and Sligo County Council.

Lunchtime Tours:

Gallery tours will take place at 2pm on:

Tue 18 July , Wed 19 July, Thu 20 July
Tue 25 July, Wed 26 July, Thu 27 July

themodel.ie/music/tread-softly

The Model
The Mall, Co. Sligo
T: 071 914 14 05
E: info@themodel.ie


Artist Conversation with Brian MacMahon at The Hunt Museum

Wednesday 26 July, 11am

The Hunt Museum will host an informal discussion with Brian MacMahon. You will hear about his arts practice and get plenty opportunity to ask him questions.

Brian MacMahon is a Limerick based artist. He is rigorous and intense painter and is renowned for his richly coloured, heavily worked canvases of landscapes, still life and figurative subjects.

The Hunt Museum, The Custom House, Rutland Street, Limerick
T:+353 (0)61 312 833
E: info@huntmuseum.com
W: huntmuseum.com


Lecture | Jack and Paul: Two views of the Turf-Cutter’s Donkey at The Hunt Museum

20 July, 1pm to 2pm

To support engagement with the summer exhibition ‘Jack B. Yeats and Paul Henry: Contrasting Visions of Ireland’, the Hunt Museum is delighted to present a Lecture Series composed of four talks taking place during the summer. These talks will explore and analyse the artistic practice of Yeats and Henry through a variety of media.

Mark Patrick Hederman (of Glenstal Abbey) will deliver a lecture entitled ‘Jack and Paul: Two views of the Turf-Cutter’s Donkey’

The Hunt Museum, The Custom House, Rutland Street, Limerick
T:+353 (0)61 312 833
E: info@huntmuseum.com
W: huntmuseum.com


Gallery Discussion | Bristle: Hair and Hegemony at Highlanes Gallery

Saturday 8 July, 3.30pm

Exhibition curators of Bristle: Hair and Hegemony, Roisin Kennedy, Niamh McGuinne and Aoife Ruane will be joined by many of the exhibiting artists for an informal gallery talk discussing the artworks and themes in the exhibition.

Bristle: Hair and Hegemony draws on the rich scientific, literary, political and aesthetic contexts in which hair plays a central role. It brings together a range of artworks and objects from the 17th century to the contemporary moment, and from diverse ethnic and cultural contexts.

It features work by historic and contemporary artists including Albrecht Dürer, William Hogarth, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Matthew and Mary Darly, Hashiguchi Goyo, James Barry, Abigail O’Brien, Joanne Procter, Stephen Lau, David Hockney, Bharti Parma, Alice Maher and Helen Chadwick.

Highlanes Gallery
St Laurence St, Drogheda, Co. Louth
T: +353 (0) 41 9803311
E: info@highlanes.ie
W: highlanes.ie


Artist Talk | Camille Norment in Conversation with Mary Cremin at TBG+S

Thursday 29 June, 5pm

Artist Camille Norment will participate in a public conversation with Programme Curator Mary Cremin, prior to the launch of her solo exhibition Prime at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios.

Camille Norment’s work is often site-specific, sculptural with a sonic installation. What is deeply arresting with Norment’s work is her preoccupation with how sound affects the body and how it has the ability to allow one to loose oneself through the act of listening. At TBG+S, Norment addresses the windows in the space as a means to play with the audience – being on display, whilst being an active listener and spectator.

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios
5 – 9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2
T: 01 671 0073
E: info@templebargallery.com
W: templebargallery.com


Seminar | Stories from the Field, Visual Thinking Strategies, The LAB

6 July, 3 to 5pm
Followed by ‘VTS Look Club’, 17.00-18.00

How can art be a more embedded part of the everyday lives of people in their local neighbourhoods? Why is looking at art important? How can looking at art connect people in a way that is meaningful and joyful? How does Visual Thinking Strategies enable diverse teaching practices to facilitate the art of slow looking and deep listening?

This seminar, invites Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) practitioners from the field of medicine, education, art to gather, share stories and begin a conversation.

Project 20/20 is a Visual Literacy Initiative with children living in Dublin 1 led by Dublin City Council – the City Arts Office and The LAB Gallery. The LAB Gallery supports emerging artists at the beginning of their careers and more established artists taking risks in their practice. Over the past three years The LAB Gallery has been testing Visual Thinking Strategies with local children in order to explore how children respond and engage with Irish contemporary and modern art. This has led to exciting partnership projects with Central Model Senior School, St Vincent’s Boys National School, St Mary’s National School, Monto Art Group, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Trinity College Conservation Department, OPW, IMMA, UCD/Parity Studios and the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment.
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Creative Europe Mini-Showcase Looking to 2020, Galway

Friday 21 July, 4pm to 6.30pm

Creative Europe Mini-Showcase a spotlight on Ireland’s participation in the Creative Europe programme and looking to 2020….What will the European Capital of Culture mean for Galway?

Galway’s hard work was rewarded last year when it was announced that it had won the bid for hosting European Capital of Culture in 2020. The work is on-going now as the team and the community prepare for the year-long cultural programme that will highlight the richness and diversity of cultures in Europe and celebrate our shared culture and values and experience as European citizens.

With this special focus on European collaboration in Galway we thought it was an opportune time to spotlight Ireland’s involvement in European culture projects supported by the Creative Europe culture sub-programme.

Join this free event during the Galway International Arts Festival to hear from three Irish projects on their experiences of transnational culture projects, the joys, the pitfalls and why they do it. This mini-showcase will be followed by a panel discussion hosted by Benita Lipps of the DaVinci Institute followed by a networking reception.

This event is free but you do need to register here: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/creative-europe-mini-showcase

Galway City Museum, Spanish Parade, Galway City