Category Archives : Conferences/Lectures/Talks


Studio Talk with Alan Butler at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios

alan-butlerTuesday 12 August 2014 | 6pm
Studio 25
Free entry, all welcome.

Alan Butler in conversation with Rayne Booth.

Studio Talks at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios are informal events in which member studio artists discuss their recent work in the familiar surroundings of their own studio. These events are free of charge, and provide an opportunity to gain an insight into the particular motivations behind an artist’s work.

Alan Butler has been working from his studio at TBG+S for almost 4 years, and is now nearing the end of his time as a studio member. During this time, his work has developed considerably and he has exhibited nationally and internationally. On Tuesday 12 August, Alan will open his studio to present and discuss his recent work with TBG+S Programme Curator Rayne Booth. Participation and discussion from attendees is encouraged.

Alan Butler (b. Dublin, 1981) graduated from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin in 2004 with a BA in Fine Art, specializing in new media. Between 2008-2009 he completed a MA in Fine Art at Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore. Butler’s work since has been featured in many solo and group projects/exhibitions some of which include: The Institute of Contemporary Art, Singapore; École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris; Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin; The LAB, Dublin; G126, Galway; Galway Arts Centre, Galway; The Mermaid, Wicklow; The Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin; Dublin Contemporary 2011; Solas Nua, Washington, D.C.; Mina Dresden, San Francisco; RUA RED, Dublin; Demon’s Mouth, Oslo. His work has also been featured in projects for Tumblr.com and UNIQLO (NYC). He currently occupies a studio at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin and lectures in Photography and Lens-based Media at Limerick School of Art and Design, Ireland.

For bookings, please click here


‘Frequencies’ | Summer Lecture Series at the National Sculpture Factory

national-sculpture-factoryEach Wednesday in August | 1:00pm – 2:00pm
National Sculpture Factory, Albert Road, Cork City

Hibridity, Inter-disciplinarity & Resistance

Taking place each Wednesday in August, the Frequencies series of lunchtime talks gives the NSF an opportunity open its doors to the public in order to foster an exchange of ideas between our local community and some of Ireland’s leading artists, performers and researchers. This year’s series is entitled Hybridity, Inter-disciplinarity and Resistance and responding to it will be Megs Morley and Tom Flanagan (collaborative artist group), Mark Clare (artist), Dr. Aislinn O’Donnell (experimental philosopher) and Grace Dyas (theatre practitioner).

These four sessions will spotlight and explore hybrid, cross-disciplinary practices that work to expand in different or unexpected ways the parameters between art and activism, culture and social or political commentary.

Weds 6th August – Megs Morley & Tom Flanagan: Peaks of Present, Sheets of Past
Tom and Megs collaborative work is an ongoing investigation of the language of cinema and Mark will discuss his cross-disciplinary approach to his practice, which has included animation, photography, public interventions and temporary public sculpture and even on occasion the role as a facilitator in developing projects with participants from a variety of backgrounds. Their series of moving image works examining real and imagined politically complex sites and forgotten histories, attempts to intervene into collective understandings of the present, by exploring the space between images, memory, knowledge and power.

Weds 13th August – Mark Clare: Roots of Unity
Mark will discuss his cross-disciplinary approach to his practice, which has included animation, photography, public interventions and temporary public sculpture and even on occasion the role as a facilitator in developing projects with participants from a variety of backgrounds.

Weds 20th August – Aislinn O’Donnell: Experimental Philosophy
Should the arts and humanities, including philosophy, be forced to justify their existence to those who believe such irrelevant and useless domains of inquiry should die a quiet death? Perhaps philosophy needs to look to contemporary art practice to finds its way again. This talk is a call for an ‘experimental philosophy’.

Weds 27th August – Grace Dyas: Changing the world or clinging on to the wreckage
‘I am going to talk about the art that I make. I am going to talk about the highs and lows of being an artist, and how the fuck to get things done.’ Grace is a founder of the THEATREclub. She is an activist, theatre director, writer, theatre producer and sometimes she changes things or makes new things happen. She makes theatre because she wants to change the world. She lives and works in inner city Dublin, Ireland where she is from.

All these lectures are free and open to all.

For further details see: http://nationalsculpturefactory.com/current/frequencies-2014-2/ or contact us at info@nationalsculpturefactory.com


‘Virtually There’ | Tour of Work, Conversation, Exploration at Highlanes Gallery

IMG_21099 August at 2pm
Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, Co. Louth

The Virtually There exhibition tour by Kids Own’ Publishing Partnership launches on Saturday 9 August 2014 at 2pm in Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, showcasing artwork created by artists, children and teachers through online residencies.

The launch will include a special introductory session led by two of the exhibiting artists, Sharon Kelly and Ann Donnelly. Artists and educators are invited to explore the role of technology and how it can support meaningful collaborations between artists, children and teachers, and enrich children’s creativity and learning experiences within the school environment.

The tour of work will take place from 12-2pm and will be followed by the exhibition launch. This event is free but places must be booked in advance. To attend this session please RSVP to info@kidsown.ie

Virtually There will continue at Highlanes Gallery until 27 August 2014.

For information on the programme of events during the exhibition visit www.highlanes.ie.

The Virtually There exhibition tour is funded through the Arts Council of Ireland’s Touring and Dissemination of Work Award. For information on tour dates visit www.kidsown.ie.


‘Helio Oiticica: Propositions’ | Cesar Oiticica Filho & Rachael Thomas in Discussion at IMMA

hoiticiaSaturday 19 July, 4.00 – 4.45pm,
Formal Gardens, IMMA

Curators of Helio Oiticica: Propositions, Cesar Oiticica Filho and Rachael Thomas (Head of Exhibitions, IMMA) discuss the unique conception and development of this major exhibition at IMMA, and explores the vibrant and diverse cultural and political landscapes in Brazil and beyond. This talk is part of Summer Rising : IMMA Festival.

www.imma.ie/en/page_236877.htm


Mayo Artists Network Meeting at Custom House Studios

talksandlectures23 July | 7pm
Custom House Studios, Westport Quay, Co. Mayo

Custom House Studios are pleased to host a meeting of the Mayo Artists Network at 7.00pm Wednesday July 23rd.

Speakers:

  • Rosemarie Noone director the Claremorris Gallery. The Claremorris Gallery is a commercial gallery in east Co Mayo dedicated to an ambitious programme of work by contemporary artists at varying levels of their careers and development. Our principal focus is on the presentation of the work of Irish and American artists. Claremorris Gallery is founded on being an innovative showcase for the ongoing presentation and promotion of strong, visceral and visionary contemporary art.
  • Joel Feldman. (Public lecture by American printmaker Please note change of date from previously advertised). Joel Feldman is Professor Emeritus of printmaking in the School of Art and Design, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He is recognized nationally for large-scale woodcuts, such as the one on offer at Art Over Easy, which are represented in such prestigious collections as the Allan Stone Collection, New York, the Brooklyn Museum, The New York Public Library, and the Mary and Leigh Block Galleries, Northwestern University He has held fellowships from the Illinois Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, and done numerous residencies and over 75 visiting artist lectures and workshops. In recent years he has also produced manipulated photographs, such as his “Annotated Landscapes.” In fall 2009 he completed a residency with Three Shadows Photography Center in Beijing, China. Recent exhibitions have included solo shows at Zephyr Gallery in Louisville and the Tuska Center for Contemporary Art in Lexington, and group shows in Beijing, Chicago, and Mobile. He is represented by Galerie Negulesco in Munich, Germany, and Swanson Reed Contemporary in Louisville Kentucky. He currently lives and works in Lexington, Kentucky. 

Admission free.

Please confirm attendance: info@customhousestudios.ie T: 098 28735.


Richard Saxton Talk at The Courthouse Gallery

talksandlectures15 July | 8pm
The Courthouse Gallery, Parliament Street, Ennistymon, Co. Clare

A talk by Richard Saxton, founder and creative director of the US arts collective M12 -Tuesday, July 15th @ 8 pm.

To mark the publication of A Decade of Country Hits: art on the rural frontier, The Courthouse Gallery in Ennistymon will host a talk by Richard Saxton, founder and creative director of the US arts collective M12 at 8pm on Tuesday, July 15th.

A Decade of Country Hits documents ten years of collective works initiated by Richard Saxton in rural communities around the world, from the American Midwest and Southwest to parts of Europe, Australia, and South America.

This richly illustrated volume includes essays by international artists and curators

Marjetica Potrč, Chris Sauter and Fernando García-Dory, by Ian Hunter, director of the LITTORAL Arts Trust, Marco Marcon, co-founder of International Art Space, and Kirsten Stoltz, programming director of M12.

www.thecourthousegallery.com


Introducing Derry~Londonderry Galleries at CCA

talksandlecturesIntroducing: Derry~Londonderry Galleries
Wednesday 16th July 2014, CCA Derry~Londonderry

Free bus leaves from Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast at 9am
Return journey leaves Derry~Londonderry at 7pm

Visual Artists Ireland invite you to attend this day event to find out more about the visual arts exhibition spaces in Derry~Londonderry. Hosted by CCA Derry~Londonderry, speakers include Matt Packer – Director and Curator of CCA, VOID Derry and Janey Hoy and Stephen Lewis of Creative Village Arts. Derry Print Workshop will be present to meet artists and talk about their organisation. We will also have a guided walking tour of the exhibition spaces in the city.

This networking and information event will be an excellent opportunity to meet other artists and arts organisations in an informal setting.

In the afternoon CCA is pleased to present a special screening to accompany Eamon O’Kane’s Where there are people there are things of My Summer 77 (with Gordon Matta-Clark), a film that documents Matta-Clark preparing one of his last architectural ‘cuts’ in Antwerp (titled Office Baroque). The film presents a rare insight into Matta-Clark’s remarkable and influential practice shortly before his death in 1978.

At VOID, Gregory McCartney will give a short curator talk about their current exhibition ‘Haunted’ by Kelly Richardson.

This event is free and open to everyone.

Programme:

  • 9am – Bus Leaves Belfast from Golden Thread Gallery
  • 12pm – Matt Packer
  • 12:40 – Creative Village Arts
  • 1:20 – VOID Derry
  • 2:00 – Coffee
  • 2.30 – Screening of ‘My Summer 77’
  • 3.15 – Walk to VOID
  • 3.30 – Curator talk from Gregory McCartney
  • 5pm – 7pm – Informal networking at Sandinos
  • 7pm – Bus leaves for Belfast

http://visualartists.org.uk/services/professionaldevelopment/event-registration/?ee=81


Public Lecture with Joel Feldman at Custom House Studios

joel-feldman30 July | 8pm
Custom House Studios, Westport Quay, Co. Mayo

Custom House Studios are pleased to host a public lecture by American printmaker Joel Feldman Wednesday July 30th at 8pm.

Joel Feldman is Professor Emeritus of printmaking in the School of Art and Design, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He is recognized nationally for large-scale woodcuts, such as the one on offer at Art Over Easy, which are represented in such prestigious collections as the Allan Stone Collection, New York, the Brooklyn Museum, The New York Public Library, and the Mary and Leigh Block Galleries, Northwestern University He has held fellowships from the Illinois Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, and done numerous residencies and over 75 visiting artist lectures and workshops. In recent years he has also produced manipulated photographs, such as his “Annotated Landscapes.” In fall 2009 he completed a residency with Three Shadows Photography Center in Beijing, China. Recent exhibitions have included solo shows at Zephyr Gallery in Louisville and the Tuska Center for Contemporary Art in Lexington, and group shows in Beijing, Chicago, and Mobile. He is represented by Galerie Negulesco in Munich, Germany, and Swanson Reed Contemporary in Louisville . He currently lives and works in Lexington, Kentucky.

For more, see: www.joelfeldman.us

Please confirm attendance: info@customhousestudios.ie T: 098 28735.


“Radical Museology” | Public lecture by Claire Bishop – Para Institution Galway

para-logo24th July at 3:00 pm
The White Room, GMIT CCAM, Cluain Mhuire Campus, Monivea Rd, Galway.

Through ‘Radical Museology’ Claire Bishop argues for the importance of a politicized representation of the contemporary in today’s art and discusses an alternative world of values in which museums and by extension, culture, education and democracy are not subject to the banalities of a spreadsheet, but enable us to access a rich and diverse history, to question the present and to realize a different future.

Claire Bishop is a Professor in the PhD Program in Art History at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Her books include Installation Art: A Critical History (2005) and Artificial Hells: Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship (2012), for which she won the 2013 Frank Jewett Mather award for art criticism. She writes on contemporary art and performance, and is a regular contributor to Artforum. Her latest book, Radical Museology, or, What’s Contemporary in Museums of Contemporary Art?, was published last year by Koenig Books.

The Para-Institution is a curatorial research residency conducted by curator and artist Megs Morley exploring the potentials of an institution of co-operation, inter-linking key organisations and practitioners that share the common goal of demonstrating the role of contemporary art practices in activating cultural change.

Supported by the Arts Council Curator in Residence Award. In partnership with Galway City Council, GMIT Centre of Creative Arts and Media, The Huston School of Film & Digital Media, National University of Galway and Galway Arts Centre

This event is free but booking is essential:
Please email: parainstitution@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/parainstitution
www.parainstiution.ie


The Workers Symposium at the Roscommon Arts Centre

The-Workers-VAIFriday, 18th July, 11am
Registration from 10.30am

Roscommon Arts Office & Roscommon Arts Centre in partnership with Create presents The Workers Symposium.

  • Grizedale Arts (UK)
  • Fiona Woods (Visual Artist, IE) & Richard Saxton (Co-Director Of M12, USA)
  • Deirdre O’Mahony (Visual Artist, IE)
  • Philip Delamere (Leitrim Arts Officer, IE)
  • Niamh O’Connor (art@work Coordinator 2011/2012, IE)
  • Michelle Browne, Gareth Kennedy, Elaine Reynolds (Exhibiting Artists, The Workers Exhibition, Roscommon Arts Centre Gallery)
  • Hollie Kearns & Rosie Lynch (Independent Curators/workhouse Assembly, IE)

Chair: Katherine Atkinson, Create

This one day symposium will reflect on contemporary modes of visual art production in rural contexts and the mechanisms and partnerships available to support them. This symposium will provide a platform for reviewing the Art@Work model that has been supported by Roscommon Arts Office for 10 years. The cultural, economical, social and physical landscape of the County has evolved since Art@Work’s inception and this symposium will provide the opportunity to explore potential changes to the project. Over the course of the day visual artists will discuss and present their experiences of producing artworks in rural contexts while creators and facilitators of rurally based projects and representatives from International programmes will present case studies.

Art@work began in 2001 when Roscommon County Council invited artists to reside at a Roscommon business over a 15 day duration to create works that responded to the environment, materials and staff of their host company. The project was successful on many levels in terms of financially supporting artists who wished to work in collaborative environments, demystified contemporary art practices as many of the artists involved chose to make their work in very public situations and broadened the audience base for engaging with visual art in the County. Over 60 artists have engaged with the project, working with over 30 businesses.

Schedule

REGISTRATION: 10.30AM
11 – 11.15: Introduction, Katherine Atkinson, CREATE
11.15 – 11.45: Philip Delamere – Art@Work it’s formation and progression
11.45 – 12.15: Panel of past participants: Michelle Browne, Gareth Kennedy, Elaine Reynolds with Niamh O’Connor
12.15am – 12.45: Fiona Woods & Richard Saxton in conversation on Collection of Minds #5 project

LUNCH

Case Studies
1.45 – 2.15: Deirdre O’Mahony
2.15 – 2.45: Philip Delamere, Leitrim Arts Officer; LOCIS & SPARK
2.45 – 3.30: Grizedale Arts, UK

3.30 – 3.45: Break

3.45 – 4.15: Hollie Kearnes & Rosie Lynch, Workhouse Assembly
4.15 – 4.45: Panel discussion on case studies chaired by Katherine Atkinson
4.45 – 5.15: Audience Q&A
Times are subject to change

The symposium will be followed by the launch of the book A Decade of Country Hits: art on the rural frontier, edited by Margo Handwerker and Richard Saxton.

This is a free event but booking is essential. Book by emailing: boxoffice@roscommoncoco.ie

Contact: linda@lindashevlin.com

http://roscommonartscentre.ie/workers-symposium/