Category: Conferences/Lectures/Talks/Screenings

Lines of Negotiation | Artists in Conversation, dlr LexIcon, Co. Dublin   Recently updated !

patricia-mckenna_shearline-1_detailThursday 6 October, 7 to 8.30pm
Gallery, dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire

Curator of ‘Lines of Negotiation’ Claire Behan will discuss the exhibition with participating artists Katherine Atkinson, Patricia McKenna and Bernadette Beecher.

‘Lines of Negotiation’ is a group exhibition featuring 9 artists and explores the historical and cultural readings of the mountainous landscapes of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County and of land use. Works by Katherine Atkinson, Bernadette Beecher, Diana Carmaschi, Anne Cradden, Kathryn Maguire, Patricia McKenna, Ida Mitrani, Kiera O’Toole and Nicholas Ryan. |

Gone but Not Forgotten | Event on Legacies of Community Arts, NUI Galway

blue-drum-graphic17 October at 6pm and 18 October from 10am to 4.30pm
Institute for Lifecourse & Society, North Campus, Daingean, NUI Galway, Galway City

Legacies of Community Arts and Culture as agency for social justice and transformation now.
The community arts work undertaken in Ireland in the 1970s, 80s and 90s fomented new forms of empathy, resistance and solidarity. An event in October will explore the legacies and collective memories of this field of practice and will be accompanied by a set of Legacy Papers.

Following up on the challenge from Claiming Our Future’s Broken Politics event it seems timely to look back and to amplify how community arts and cultural work can be mobilised in and through civil society, in order to forge a synchronised network of activists and practitioners.

This event is free but places are limited and must be booked by October 7 (Friday), 2016. Bookings can be made by emailing your details to:

Donations to support costs associated with this event are needed including in-kind support.
For the full schedule please visit:

Gallery Tour of Lines of Negotiation, dlr LexIcon, Co. Dublin   Recently updated !

patricia-mckenna_shearline-1_detailThursday 6 October, 5.45 to 6.30pm
Gallery, dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire
Free event

Join curator Claire Behan for a quick tour and chat about the work and artists involved in ‘Lines of Negotiation’.
The exhibition features the work of 9 artists and explores the historical and cultural readings of the mountainous landscapes of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County and of land use.

The artists are Katherine Atkinson, Bernadette Beecher, Diana Caramaschi, Anne Cradden, Kathryn Maguire, Patricia McKenna, Ida Mitrani, Kiera O’Toole and Nicholas Ryan. |

Artist Talk | Willie Doherty at IMMA

willie-doherty-immaWednesday 28 September 2016
6.30pm to 7.30pm, Lecture Room, IMMA

Join the artist Willie Doherty who will discuss ongoing themes of memory and place in his acclaimed lens based practice and in particular his 2013 work REMAINS, currently on view as part of the exhibition IMMA Collection: A Decade.

Doherty will explore how his film based on the real events and locations of punishment shootings in 2012 in Derry, portrays the generational nature of conflict and its vicious circle.

For further information and to book a free ticket see:

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin 8
T: 01-612990

Artist’s Talk by Ann Quinn at Taylor Galleries   Recently updated !

Thursday 29 September, 1pm

Join Ann Quinn for an informal artist’s talk and exhibition walk-through of ‘The Place Where I Stand to Look Out Over This World’. Since she was a child Quinn has liked to sit or stand in nature. After a while things start to happen, like a story unfolding before her eyes. Through her paintings she tries to capture the atmosphere of a place where she once stood, so the viewer is now standing in her place.

‘The Place Where I Stand to Look Out Over This World’ is Quinn’s second solo exhibition at Taylor Galleries and the paintings in the exhibition are from places where she has stood over the past year – Donegal, Dublin, Kildare and Farrera, a tiny village in the Pyrenees Mountains, Catalonia. It runs until 8 October 2016.

Taylor Galleries
16 Kildare Street
Dublin 2
T: 01 676 6055

1984 Dunnes Stores Strikers + Garrett Phelan in Conversation with Olivia O’Leary, Hugh Lane

hugh laneSaturday 24 September, 12noon to 1.30pm
*Please note the time change from 2pm to 12 noon*
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Charelmont House, Parnell Square N, Dublin 1

In Conversation: 1984 Dunnes Stores Strikers and Garrett Phelan with Olivia O’Leary.

Earlier this year the Hugh Lane received as a gift from the artist Garrett Phelan, a work based on the 1984 Dunnes Stores Workers Strike against Apartheid. To celebrate this important acquisition and highlight these strikers contribution to political activism, we invite you to join journalist and broadcaster Olivia O’Leary in conversation with the 11 strikers to discuss the motivations for and consequences of their strike action, which began in July 1984 and lasted for 2 years and 9 months. The conversation is from 12noon  to 1.30pm on Saturday the 24th. Chaired by Olivia O’Leary, the group will be joined by the artist Garrett Phelan.

The event is free and located in our Sculpture Hall. Early arrival is recommended and refreshments will be served on arrival.

For further information, please contact Katy Fitzpatrick

Conference | Making Memory: Visual + Material Cultures of Commemoration in Ireland

biggs_garden13 and 14 October, National Gallery of Ireland
15 October, National College of Art & Design

We are happy to announce details of a forthcoming conference Making Memory: Visual and Material Cultures of Commemoration in Ireland since 1800; to be held in the National Gallery of Ireland (13-14 October), and the National College of Art & Design (15 October). The conference will address how the national past has been variously celebrated, visualized, painted, sculpted, curated, understood, forgotten, recorded and performed over the past two centuries.

Funded by the Irish Research Council as a flagship ‘Decade of Centenaries’ research project, it features papers by more than 30 speakers, a significant film screening, a visual performance and associated talks and tours as part of Open House Dublin.

Topics and speakers include ‘Historicity and memory in contemporary art practice’ by Annie Fletcher (Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven); ‘Beyond Local Solutions: the Plural Contexts of Willie Doherty’s Post-Conflict Photographs’ (Declan Long, NCAD); ‘Animating the Archive: the films of Duncan Campbell’ by Caoimhin McGiolla Leith (UCD); ‘Reconsidering 1916: Embodiment, Memory and Relational Affect in Sarah Browne and Jesse Jones’ In the Shadow of the State ‘ by Tina Kinsella (IADT/TCD); ‘Famine Memory and its Industries: a Social History of Remembrance’ by Emily Mark Fitzgerald (Art History and Cultural Policy, UCD, author of Commemorating the Irish Famine: Memory and the Monument); ‘The Making of Authentic Vernacular Memory’ by Dr. Guy Beiner (author of Remembering the Year of the French: Irish Folk History and Social Memory and ‘Commemoration and reverse engineering’, a visual performance lecture about the controversial invention of the Irish Wolfhound by Brian Hand and Orla Ryan (IT Carlow).

Convened by Dr. Lisa Godson of the National College of Art & Design, the conference is funded by the Irish Research Council and supported by the Irish Museums’ Association, the Irish Architecture Foundation, GradCAM, the ESB Centre for the Study of Irish Art and the National Gallery of Ireland.
Full programme and booking is at

Casement Evening Lecture Series at The Hugh lane, Dublin 1

hugh lane5.30pm, Thursday 29 September 2016
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

Casement Evening Lecture Series: Roger Casement, Human Rights and the Artist as Witness on Society

Colm O’Gorman, Executive Director of Amnesty International in Ireland, Sinead Hogan, Lecturer School of Creative Arts IADT, and artist Alan Phelan will reflect on Roger Casement’s role as a humanitarian, current human rights issues and how artists respond to these themes in their practice. All events are free and do not require booking unless otherwise specified.

This talk is part of the gallery’s 1916 centenary programme, which is looking at the theme of Artist as Witness. As part of this programme we are commemorating Roger Casement through two exhibitions. High Treason: Roger Casement has as its centrepiece Sir John Lavery’s large painting Roger Casement: High Treason, a painting of Casement’s appeal and includes portraits of political and other figures involved in the trial, along with archival material. The second exhibition is Our King by artist Alan Phelan, which explores a fictional alternative life for Casement had he lived.

This event is free and open to all. No pre-booking required.

For further information, please contact Katy Fitzpatrick

The Terrain by Katherine Atkinson at dlr LexIcon, Co. Dublin

katherine-atkinson-edited-image-2Saturday 24 September, 2pm
Gallery, dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire
Free performance

Katherine Atkinson’s performance will move through the gallery creating a soundtrack inspired by the common ground between the artworks in the exhibition ‘Lines of Negotiation’ and their themes. She plays the violin as part of this response to space inviting you to take an alternative look, to hear sounds and music and to re-encounter the artworks.

‘Lines of Negotiation’ is curated by Claire Behan and features the work of Katherine Atkinson, Bernadette Beecher, Diana Carmaschi, Anne Cradden, Kathryn Maguire, Patricia McKenna, Ida Mitrani, Kiera O’Toole and Nicholas Ryan. |

UX Ireland Design Conference, Dublin

uxireland10 and 11 November 2016
Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, 152 – 160 Pearse St, Dublin 2

UX Ireland 2016 is a two day of practical, hands-on, design community-oriented conference.
Held in the heart of Dublin, UX Ireland will be host to a range of designers from all over the world providing key insights into their fields. This will be a valuable opportunity to learn from industry experts, mix with fellow designers and shape your community from the inside.

Catch our fantastic lineup of leading UX speakers including our keynotes, globally-renowned design legends Jon Kolko of Blackboard and Brenda Laurel of Neogaian Interactive, and invited speakers Frank Long of Frontend and Benjamin Keyser of Intercom.


Meet the Artist – Brendan McAfee at Larne Museum and Arts Centre, Co. Antrim

img_0092Saturday 24 September, to 2pm
Larne Museum & Arts Centre, 2 Victoria Road, Larne, Co Antrim

Brendan McAfee’s exhibition at Larne Museum & Arts Centre runs from 16 September to 22 October 2016.
Come along to see our temporary art exhibition and sale of works by Brendan McAfee. Brendan will be available from 1pm – 2pm to guide you around the exhibition and answer any questions.

Contact Larne Museum & Arts Centre on T: 028 28 262443, E:


Artist’s Talk by Brian Bourke at Taylor Galleries, Dublin 2

bb-i-1Thursday 15 September 2016, 1pm
Taylor Galleries, 16 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Join Galway-based artist Brian Bourke for an informal artist’s talk and exhibition walk-through on Thursday 15 September at 1pm to coincide with his current solo exhibition ‘Apfelbäume’ at Taylor Galleries. No booking is required and all are welcome to attend. ‘Apfelbäume’ continues at Taylor Galleries until 17 September and brings together several different but interrelated series of works by Bourke.


Media / Film Studio Crit at MART Studios, Dublin 6

vai-mart-squareMonday 19 September, 7pm
MART Residency Space – Coach House behind The MART Gallery 190A Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines Dublin 6

Each month MART holds a studio crit open to its members and the public to attend, discuss and present current art and creative practices. On September 19th MART will host Visual Artists & Designers who will present and begin an open dialogue their current and past work in Film, Media & Design .

The Reelists:, Tom Martin:, Allen Kiely, Seanan Kerr

Each presentations is 10/15minutes with a 10 minute discussion




Meet the Artist: Charles Harper, Culture Night at Hamilton Gallery, Sligio

execution-copyFriday 16 September, 6pm
Hamilton Gallery, 4 Castle Street, Sligo

‘Meet the Artist’ Event with Charles Harper, Aosdana at Hamilton Gallery, Sligo.
This is an opportunity to meet the artist, view his work and learn about his inspirations and techniques. Charles is one of Ireland’s most significant contemporary artists, a founder member of Aosdana and EVA in Limerick. This is the first time in a number of years that he has had a solo exhibition and it comes in advance of a major retrospective of his work

‘Paintngs’ by Charles Harper continues in the Hamilton Gallery until Saturday 1st October.

E:, T: +353 71 9143686

Roundtable with Michael Atavar, Mayo Ideas Week Event in Ballina, Co. Mayo

michael-atavarWednesday 28 September, 10am to 1pm
The Kennedy Glasgow Centre, The Quay, Ballina, Co. Mayo

Roundtable for Artists, Makers, Creatives’ with Michael Atavar, Mayo Ideas Week Event in Ballina, Co. Mayo.
This special Mayo Ideas Week session is an initiative of Mayo County Council Arts Office and Inspiration Station. This session will be of particular interest to artists, architects, designers, craft artists and anyone who is engaged in creative production, but it is open to everyone to attend.
Mayo County Council Arts Office and Inspiration Station are delighted to host this opportunity for Mayo creatives to engage with renowned Creative Expert Michael Atavar, on his first visit to the West of Ireland. Michael Atavar is an artist and a creative consultant with a practice that mixes creativity, business, art and psychology.

This event is being held as part of Mayo Ideas Week 2016, which runs from 26th September to 4th October. Mayo Ideas Week is a series of idea generation, entrepreneurship and business events hosted by the development and enterprise organisations in Co. Mayo. Full brochure available at

Booking is strongly advised as a limited number of places are available at this free event. Please contact Mayo Arts Office to register: T: 094 90 47558/ 47471, E:,28272,en.aspx


Tower | Screening at IFI, Dublin 2

Tower (3)25  September, 4.10pm
IFI, 6 Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

As part of the IFI Documentary Festival, we are delighted to be screening the Irish premiere of Tower, which combines archival footage with rotoscopic animation in a dynamic, never-before-seen way, Tower reveals the action-packed untold stories of the witnesses, heroes and survivors of America’s first mass school shooting, when the worst in one man brought out the best in so many others.

IFI Box Office: 01-6793477




Duncan Marquiss | AMINI Autumn Screening Belfast

AMINI-150Thursday 20 October, 7 to 9pm
Beanbag Cinema, 23 Donegall Street, Belfast
VAI/DAS Members – £2 | Non-members – £3

AMINI in partnership with Visual Artists Ireland presents the first of a series of 3 autumn screenings at the Beanbag Cinema.
Margaret Tait Award-winning artist Duncan Marquiss will show and talk about Evolutionary Jerks & Gradualist Creeps, his 30-minute film that examines revolutionary theories of evolution.
In conjunction with the screening, Duncan will present a selection of films that have informed his new work. The programme includes a diverse range of material, from artists’ films to interviews with natural scientists and musicologists, reflecting on analogies and differences between biological evolution and cultural processes.

To book at ticket please visit:

To Follow The Water | Cis O’Boyle and Rachel Anderson Q+A, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin

cis-and-rachelSaturday 17 September, 3.30 to 5.30pm
Aboard the 73m barge, Grand Canal Dock, via Waterways Ireland Visitor’s Centre, Grand Canal Quay, Dublin 2.

Cis O’Boyle and Rachel Anderson are founders of idle women (on the water) and caretakers of the Selina Cooper, England’s first floating women’s arts centre. Constantly moving, it hosts a series of artists-in-residence, workshops, and events, providing both a visiting arts venue and resource centre for women as it navigates the canals and waterways across Britain. Throughout 2016 they are based between Blackburn and Barrowford on the Leeds to Liverpool Canal, working in partnership with Super Slow Way. Curator Anne Mullee will lead a post-talk discussion about the genesis and ambition of this exciting project.

Free, but booking essential

Presentation: An Experiment in Life Drawing with Lynda Phelan, The Lab, Dublin 1

14222132_65995_nSunday 18 September 2016
Life drawing session, 1.30 to 3.30pm
Presentation: An Experiment in Life Drawing by Lynda Phelan, 3.45 to 5pm
The LAB, Foley Street, Dublin 1

Presentation by Lynda Phelan

Lynda Phelan holds an MA [Art in the Contemporary World] from NCAD . Phelan based her dissertation on her curatorial project: ‘An Experiment in Life Drawing’ (June 2015 @ The MART Gallery as part of their Experiments Series).  ‘An Experiment in Life Drawing’ took the traditional setting of life-drawing as a natural environment for the arousal of voyeurism. Lynda invited Newcastle performance artist, Nicola Canavan, to play the role of the female nude model. Modeling for one all-female group session and one all-male group session (run over two evenings), and by way of touch and simple dialogue, Canavan was to become more than the object to which the ‘gaze’ is directed but the subject around which each session unfolded.

Phelan will give a presentation on ‘An Experiment in Life Drawing’ while simultaneously opening up the psychoanalytic world of voyeurism. The presentation is free to attend but the Life Drawing Session is €13 (All Materials Provided)

Please book to attend the presentation via eventbrite: |

Decorative and Fine Arts Society in Ulster Lecture, The Minor Hall, Belfast

talksandlecturesWednesday 19 October, 7.30pm
The Minor Hall, Malone Presbyterian Church, 452 Lisburn Road, Belfast

The Decorative and Fine Arts Society in Ulster invites you to attend ‘The Grand Tour: The British in Italy in the Eighteenth Century’ by Professor Brendan Cassidy, a Lecturer in Art History at St Andrews University. This is the first of  7 monthly lectures. The lecture will be held in the Minor Hall, Malone Presbyterian Church.
Admittance is £10 for non-members, £5 for students.

Please ring Liz on 028 9076 3809 or Rupert on 07831 135 226 to check availability of seats.