Category: Conferences/Lectures/Talks/Screenings


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/


Carol Rama, Creative Practices as Dissidence in the Feminist Century | Griselda Pollock Lecture at IMMA

IMMA talksTuesday 12 July, 6.30 – 7.30pm, Johnston Suite, IMMA

Re-thinking the Twentieth Century with Carol Rama and Modernist Artist-Women: Creative Practice as Dissidence in the Feminist Century

Internationally acclaimed feminist theorist and art historian, Griselda Pollock is known for her consistent generation of feminist theory and new forms of visual and aesthetic analysis. Over forty years Pollock has explored the complex relations between femininity, modernity, and representation in modern and contemporary art, film and cultural theory. In her lecture Pollock will use the work of Carol Rama as a focus for a reconsideration of artist-women as figures of creative dissidence in modernist art and culture, reminding us of the radical gestures of feminist resistance to the perpetual menace of fascist thinking in all its forms.

This talk draws on Pollock’s extensive writing and teaching on subjects related to trauma and aesthetics, the Holocaust and cultural memory; femininity, representation and modernity, gender and the museum. Taking into account key moments in the formation of modern culture, Pollock’s pioneering research reveals how sexual politics is at the heart of modernist art, and examines uncharted domains yet to be assessed within the institutional framework of art writing, museums and exhibitions.

This talk is essential for those seeking a deeper understanding of the most important themes, pressing issues, and identifiable gaps in debate surrounding the feminist challenges and its vital role in art and discourse today.

To book see: www.imma.ie/en/bookevent.cgi?

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


Roundtable Discussion at Launch of A.C.A. PUBLIC, Askeaton Contemporary Arts, Co. Limerick

susanFriday 15 July, 8pm
Askeaton Contemporary Arts, Gurt, 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.

On July 15th, artists John Carson, Hugh McMahon and Susan MacWilliam join curators Michael Hill, Catalina Lozano and designer Wayne Daly in a roundtable discussion about independent publishing and artist books. The event marks the launch of A.C.A. PUBLIC, a newly-established imprint by Askeaton Contemporary Arts. Copies of new issues will be available, including a reissue of John Carson’s seminal 1978 artwork A Bottle of Stout in Every Pub in Buncrana, and a collected volume featuring contributions by Valerie Connor, Mike Cooter, Steve Maher, Susan MacWilliam, Curt Riegelnegg, Nuno Sacramento and Freek Wambacq. This event will occur at Askeaton Civic Trust, all welcome.

www.askeatonarts.com

 


Masterclass Series | Artist Talk #1: Mark Titchner at TBG+S, Dublin 2

tbgs 250Wednesday 27 July 2016, 6.30pm
Studio 6, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, 5-9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios is delighted to announce a new programme of talks as part of the Masterclass Series. Visiting international artists will participate in public talks and a series of sessions which engage with TBG+S Studio Artists on collective, as well as, one-to-one basis. Artists Mark Titchner, Katrina Palmer and Mike Nelson were selected and invited by TBG+S Studio Artists as artists who inspire them.

The first talk in the series features London-based artist Mark Titchner in which he will discuss his artistic practice to date. Mark works with various media including digital print, wall drawings, video, sculpture and installation. His practice explores systems of belief, both secular and spiritual, often focusing on the marginalised, discredited or forgotten ideologies and objects we place our faith in. By the use of impersonal language of the public realm, ranging from the corporate mission statements to the maxims of revolutionary socialism, his work exhorts the viewer to believe in it.

In 2006 Mark was nominated for the Turner prize and his work was showcased in the Venice Biennale at the Ukraine Pavilion. He is represented by the Vilma Gold Gallery, London.
Free admission, booking is essential. Please book your free ticket here: ow.ly/ITjQ301Umo3

www.templebargallery.com/events/event/masterclass-series-artist-talk-mark-titchner


Dark Matter: What’s missing in art and politics in an enterprise culture | Gregory Sholette at Uillinn, Co. Cork

gregory-sholetteWednesday 27 July, 14.30

Artist, academic, author and activist Gregory Sholette in conversation with curator, writer and filmmaker Katherine Waugh. A key event for artists and curators, this public talk is presented as part of the durational Skibbereen based Urban Explorer project led by artist Sheelagh Broderick and supported by CREATE, the National Agency for the Development of the Creative Arts through the Artist in the Community Scheme.

Sholette’s acclaimed book Dark Matter: Art and Politics in the Age of Enterprise Culture argues that while art is big business for some, the vast majority of artists are ignored or dismissed by critics but that these marginalised artists, the ‘dark matter’ of the artworld are essential to the survival of the mainstream.

Sholette is Curator-in-Residence in the Fire Station Artist’s Studios, Dublin for July and contributor to their inaugural Summer School in Performative Curating.

Free event with live broadcast. Booking essential, call Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre 028 22090

www.skibbereenartsfestival.com/dark-matter-whats-missing-in-art-and-politics-in-an-enterprise-culture


Chantal Akerman Focus | Screenings at IFI

chantalThis month IFI are pleased to be presenting the final film made by artist and film-maker Chantal Akerman before her death last year, No Home Movie, and to mark her work and passing, they’ll also be offering screenings of two of her earlier pieces, News From Home- an essayistic visual record of a dispassionate New York City set against impassive readings by Akerman of intimate, often uneasy letters to her from her mother, screening on Saturday, July 9th at 3pm.

The following day, On Sunday, July 10th at 3pm we will be screening Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai Du Commerce,
1080 Bruxelles – a rigorous, unflinching portrayal of a Belgian widow and mother to a worrisome, bookish teenage son. Made by an almost all-female crew, including distinguished cinematographer Babette Mangolte, and featuring an astonishing performance from Delphine Seyrig, Akerman said “it gives recognition to that kind of woman.”

The final film Chantal Akerman made before her death last year, No Home Movie will screen daily from Friday July 1st, as radical and moving as the seminal Belgian director’s very best work and as characteristically de ant as its powerful title suggests. Scrutinising the filmmaker’s relationship with her ailing mother Natalia, a Polish Jew and Auschwitz survivor whose experiences have had a major in influence on Akerman’s life and art, this raw and intimate documentary is made up of conversations between the pair both in Natalia’s Brussels apartment where Akerman regularly comes to visit 
and via Skype while the filmmaker
 is on the road. Desperate to glean details of a life before it’s too late, Akerman quizzes her mother about her traumatic past but as she does the intense kinship and affection between them gets in the way, shedding
light on a deeply prized bond that is slowly and tragically being undone.

For screening times and bookings see: www.ifi.ie/film/no-home-movie/

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.
T: +353 1 679 5744
E: info@irishfilm.ie
W: ifi.ie


The Sky Trembles and The Earth is Afraid and The Two Eyes Are Not Brothers | Screening at IFI

THE-SKY-TREMBLES-9-MEDIFI and AEMI Projections presents a film by Ben Rivers, partly adapted from a 1947 Paul Bowles short story called A Distant Episode. Shot on a 16mm Bolex camera, this new film from English artist and experimental filmmaker Ben Rivers (Two Years at Sea, A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness) begins in documentary form before veering off into more mythical and hallucinatory territory. Opening in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains on the fraught set of Spanish filmmaker Oliver Laxe’s forthcoming 
Las Mimosas, The Sky Trembles moves in a radically different direction when Laxe himself wanders off into the desert, presumably out of frustration, only to be seized upon by a group of Reguibat nomads.

This film is one part of a larger commission by Artangel. To read more about the project, visit www.artangel.org.uk/project/ the-sky-trembles. AEMI – Supporting and Exhibiting Artists’ and Experimental Moving Image.

For screening times and to book tickets see: www.ifi.ie/the-sky-trembles

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.
T: +353 1 679 5744
E: info@irishfilm.ie
W: ifi.ie


Still(the)Barbarians: Symposium at Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick

Tuesday 12 July, 6 to 8pm, Wednesday KoyoKoyoSymposium13 July, 10am to 5pm
Belltable Arts Centre, 69 O’Connell Street, Limerick

EVA International – Ireland’s Biennial of contemporary art presents the Still (the) Barbarians: Symposium. On the evening of 12 July and all day on 13 July, EVA International welcomes Koyo Kouoh and keynote speaker Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith, among other speakers, artists and performers, who will explore how artists respond to postcolonial legacies.

2016 is a meaningful year for Ireland as it marks the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising, a moment of great significance in the struggle for liberation from British colonial rule. Responding to the context of the centenary, EVA International 2016 curated by Koyo Kouoh is entitled Still (the) Barbarians and investigates the post-colonial condition of Ireland as a point of departure from where artistic reflections, critical redefinitions and political transformations are articulated.

This is a free ticketed event, tickets are available on our website.
www.eva.ie/symposium


Intimate Insights | July 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 & 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.

– Tuesday 5th July, 10am to 5pm, Barra Dinan – Survival as a project-orientated artist, loving the path of obscurity while skirting success; a talk to spark discussion and invite challenge.  Establishing StArt Studios, a rural sanctuary for communal art-life and tribal dynamics.  A short workshop exploring visual literacy and communication.  Barra is a visual artist behind the StArt Studios venture, he works as a photographer, filmaker and painter.  He worked in the television industry for a decade,  his art practice employs projects but primarily with love for the visual aspects.

– Thursday 7th July, 10am to 5pm, Raymond Kinghan – Born in Belfast, he studied at Belfast College of Art, earning a BA hons degree in 1977, in 1979 he was awarded an MA with distinction in Industrial Ceramic Design at North Staffordshire Polytechnic.

He reacted strenuously against the type of work which the ceramics industry viewed as commercially desirable.  In 1984 he set up Parrot Lodge Pottery in Co Down, developing his understanding of form and colour, making ceramic sculptures of birds and fish.

After moving to Dublin in 1991, he started the Forms of Life Studio, Raymond will give valuable insights into this successful business, and how it helped him expand his art themes.  He will discuss his previous bodies of work, how he simplifies form to impart the essence, and discuss his current, liberating practice, designing models for future production, and completing a large body of paintings for a future exhibit.

– Thursday 14th July, 10am to 5pm, Dragana Jurisic – She will talk about her project and book, YU: The Lost Country, a profoundly personal odyssey, exploring her past and finding liberation in artistic perspectives.  Dragana will present other works and talk about her current motivations, inviting open discussion.

– Tuesday 19th July, 10am to 5pm, Emily Aoibheann – Multidisciplinary art making and how her early ‘bedroom art’ led her to aerial dance and work in the contemporary circus world. Sharing ideas about ‘bedroom art’, particularly relating to experimental music experiences with women artists.  A decade later, Emily’s interests probe cultural stasis and how new art forms are emerging from the ‘what is this space’ alongside forms such as theatre and dance.

Emily is interested in how we can redefine and re-experience ‘the erotic’, in the Audre Lorde sense, and will discuss how this principle is important to her performance practice. A question about the importance of critical engagement and humility when engaging with art, will be brainstormed with the audience, and discussion on how to reinvent our own future performance experiences.

– Monday 25th July, 10am to 5pm, Aideen Barry – An engaging presentation about her practice, including Q&A session with discussion on handouts about some of her publications, catalogues and monographs.

‘Visual Fictions’ animation workshop – optical illusions through stopmotion, a practical guide to creating in Sand, Drawing Cells and traditional techniques.  The day culminates with group experiments, each participant creating animations, available to share on their social media.

The fee to attend is €20, for artists fees, and includes tea / coffee and a light lunch.
These talks are being filmed as a documentary for public release, so your attendance requires agreement that you may feature in the film.

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


raw feels / cooked feels | Lauren Gault Screening and Talk at CCA, Derry

Lauren Gault Thursday 30 June at 6pm

raw feels / cooked feels is a talk and screening of recent film works by artist Lauren Gault. Her sculptural, written and performance-based practice looks at the resonant quality of materials; how objects can evoke more ‘intangible’ qualities, such as a period of time, a place or a presence. For this one-evening event at CCA, Gault will present a visual talk about her work and research, focussing on works developed from resources / objects in Ireland. The talk will conclude with the screening of new film works filmed in Ireland, Scotland and the Netherlands.

Centre for Contemporary Art Derry~Londonderry
10–12 Artillery St, Derry~Londonderry, BT48 6RG
T: +44 (0) 28 7137 3538
E: info@cca-derry-londonderry.org
W: cca-derry-londonderry.org


Artist Talk | Some Kind of Real, The Dock

some-kind-of-realFriday July 1st at 6.30pm

Artists Neil Carroll, Kevin Cosgrove and Hannah Fitz in conversation with Curator Cliodhna Shaffrey. The exhibition Some Kind of Real brings together three artistic practices interested in ideas of labour, representation and memory and materiality. The exhibition grew out of a partnership between the Dock and TBG+S and was developed through a series of conversations with the artists and the two organisations.

The artists are Neil Carroll, Kevin Cosgrove and Hannah Fitz are all currently studio artists in Temple Bar Gallery + Studios. Their forms of representation are approached from differing perspectives as is their engagement with ideas of the real. The works play with and address what is and attempt to explore ideas of the real.

Some Kind of Real continues until 3 September.

The Dock, St Georges Terrace, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim
T:(071) 965 0828
E: info@thedock.ie
W: thedock.ie


Thomas Hunter Inclusion Seminar | Callan, Co. Kilkenny

Charles Eladio BeronioFriday 1 July, 09:30 to 16:30
Parish Hall, Green Street, Callan, Co. Kilkenny
Free Event

What does inclusion look like in rural Ireland today? This daylong seminar brings together artists, activists, communities and individuals who will contribute through talks, performance, films, workshops and walks to a conversation about diversity, citizenship and inclusion.

The annual Thomas Hunter Inclusion Seminar aims to create a local and national forum for discussing the benefits of social inclusion, and the nature and potential of inclusion in a rural context. One hundred years after the reading of the Proclamation by the leaders of the Easter Rising on the steps of the GPO in Dublin which declared ‘religious and civil liberty, equal rights and equal opportunities to all its citizens’, what does it mean to be a citizen? The seminar will focus on citizenship, with emphasis on political models, active citizenship and inclusion.

Speakers include Sr. Stan Kennedy (founder of Focus Ireland), Sarah Clancy (poet and activist), Vukasin Nedeljkovic (artist/Asylum Archive), Lisa Fingleton (Yes Equality campaigner and filmmaker) and with workshops from Equinox Theatre Company, Nimble Spaces and Sarah Clancy, Ciara Ryan-Gerhardt (writer and activist) and Sinead Dowling will be facilitated.

Thomas Hunter, a Co. Down Presbyterian, who was an active nationalist teacher in Callan in the 1880s and founder of the pioneering Hunter College NY.

To book tickets visit: www.eventbrite.ie/e/thomas-hunter-inclusion
www.facebook.com/CallanWorkhouseUnion/


Film Screening and Artist’s Talk with Bob Quinn and Brian Bourke | Nun’s Island Theatre, Galway

Brian-Burke30 June, 6pm

In line with solo exhibition Obsessions, Preoccupations, Themes and Variations by Galway based artist Brian Bourke, Galway Arts Centre is pleased to announce a very special evening in Nuns Island Theatre. At 6pm, prodigious filmmaker Bob Quinn will introduce Self Portrait with Red Car and Lillipup, two films made in the 1970s with Brian Bourke. These will be followed by a talk by artist Brian Bourke. Self Portrait with Red Car experiments with the subjectivity of image in relation to sound. Lillipup is a surreal and subversive take on how the pursuits of art and the artist is at odds with everyday life. Both films were shot in Quinn’s and Bourke’s adoptive home of Connemara.

Obsessions, Preoccupations, Themes and Variations runs until July 2 2016 in Galway Arts Centre, 47 Dominick Street Lwr., Galway.

Nun’s Island Theatre
23 Nun’s Island, The Claddagh, Galway, Co. Galway
www.galwayartscentre.ie