Category: VAI Members Events


Seminar | Public Art and Public Engagement, Ennis, Co. Clare   Recently updated !

Thursday 29 June, 2pm to 5pm

A seminar on public art – VAI in partnership with Clare County Council Arts Office.

Coinciding with the launch of Clare County Council’s new programme of public art commissioning Gaining Ground – Re-Imagining our Futures through lasting Public Art Encounters. Clare County Council Public Art Programme 2017- 2020

This afternoon series of talks and 1-to-1 Clinics aims to support artists who might wish to submit proposals to Gaining Ground. Accomplished artists Fiona Woods, Gareth Kennedy and Pauline O’Connell will provide insight into their practices as they relate to public art making, focusing on projects that have engaged in a significant way with local communities.

They will discuss:

– successful public art proposals and projects they have achieved
– methodologies and ideas they have developed as a means of engaging with communities
– approaches to developing connectedness and sustainability in the process and outcomes of projects
– technical or other challenges they have encountered and overcome
– their learning through project/s and advice for artists new to the public commission process

Following the talks there will be a number of 1-to-1 Clinics, for artists attending, with the speakers. The clinics are an opportunity for advice on a public art proposal or a project idea that you are developing and for feedback on how you present your ideas at proposal stage. Please request a clinic on the registration form on the VAI web site. Clinics will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

For more information and to book online click here.


Professional Development Workshop | Sustaining Your Practice for Mid Career Artists, Galway

Friday 23 June
10.30 – 16.30

Visual Artists Ireland in partnership with Galway City Council Arts Office and Galway County Council Arts Office

Following on from our previous work in Galway Towards Sustainability this series of talks looking at the practical, creative and career challenges of sustaining your practice in mid and late career. The session aims to address questions around how we sustain and continue to grow in our practices as artists beyond mid career? How do we keep our work and selves energised and connected with new opportunities, platforms, modes of working and with peers and make the best of our livelihoods. This series of talks and 1-to-1 advice clinics will include input from: artist, Marie Hanlon; accountant, Marion McDonald and curator, Anya von Gosseln.

10.30 – Coffee & Registration
11.00 – Tax & Self Employment for Visual Artists with Marion McDonald
11.45 – Keeping the Stimulus – the artist perspective with Marie Hanlon
12.30 – Working with Mid Career Artists – the curators perspective with Anya von Gosseln
13.15 – 14.15 – LUNCH (finance clinics will run during Lunch end – 14.30)
14.15 – 16.30 – 1-to-1 Clinics with Marie Hanlon or Anya von Gosseln

For more information and to book online click here.


Information Session, Belfast | Upcoming Artist Residency Deadlines (Dublin + Rome)

This afternoon event focuses on two artist residencies to take place in 2018: The British School at Rome and Fire Station Studios in Dublin.

Both residencies will be selected by open submission and have application deadlines towards the end of June. This event will give more information about what artists can expect form each residency opportunity and gain insights that will be useful when making applications.

12.00 – Registration and coffee
12.30 – Damien Duffy – The British School at Rome Residency
1.30 – Break
2.00 – John Beattie – Fire Station Studios
4.00 – Finish

Derry-based artist, Damien Duffy will be presenting recent work and talking about his experience of the British School at Rome Residency that he completed in 2016.
You can read an interview with Damien at britishschoolatrome.wordpress.com

Fire Station Artists’ Studios offers living and working spaces for visual artists, as well as workshop and computer facilities. The open call for 2018 residencies will open on 2nd June 2017 and the closing date will be: 30th June 2017 at 5pm.
Three studio allocations will be made available in early 2018. Residencies are from 1 year to 2 years 9 months.
www.firestation.ie/studios/apply/

Date: 14/6/17
Times: 12:00pm – 4pm
Fee: Free (VAI Members) / £5
Location: The Black Box, Belfast
Booking: visualartists.org.uk/services/professionaldevelopment/artist-residencies-rome-dublin


Visual Artist’s Ireland Café @ DLR Lexicon Library (register as audience)

April 30, 2016 – April 30, 2016

Studio

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VAI ArtNetVisual Artists Ireland in partnership with ArtNetDLR @ DLR Lexicon

This VAI Cafe involves a Show & Tell with Dun Laoghaire Rathdown area artists presenting their work or concepts in an informal atmosphere. This event also welcomes interested artists, curators and artistic directors allowing them to keep up to date on what is current in artists’ studios without the need to do a large number of studio visits, as well as providing the wider general audience with an inside view of artistic practice.  The format is very simple. 10 artists are given 5 minutes each to present and speak about their work or concepts in 10 slides. (more…)


Visual Artist’s Cafe, ArtLinks Artists @ VISUAL Carlow

November 25, 2015 – November 25, 2015

VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art

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VAIVISUALArtLinksA Visual Artists Ireland event in partnership with ArtLinks the four Local Authority Arts Offices in Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford County Council regions hosted by VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow.

As part of a seminar day on Models of Exhibition Programming by VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art.

 

Schedule

(11.30 – 12.30) Panel Discussion on Exhibition Models: Open Submission

Speakers

Mary Cremin, Curator of Tulca, Galway 2015
Rachael Gilbourne & Kate Strain: Curatorial Collective RGKSKRG
Blaise Smith ARHA: RHA Annual Exhibition
Moderated by Emma-Lucy O’ Brien

(12.30 – 13.30)  Lunch

(13.30 – 17.30) VAI & ArtLinks Artists Café

VAI and ArtLinks present a series of short presentations by 8 selected artists, 2 from each of the counties Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford who received funding in 2015 as part of the ArtLinks bursary scheme for specific projects. This is an opportunity for ArtLinks artists to present and share their work with peers and curators during the day. Presentations will be roughly 15mins each including Q&A. The Visual Artist’s Café is part of an ongoing initiative by VAI to foster artists networks, connections amongst artistic peers and other fine art professionals.

Artists

Alan Counihan – Kilkenny
Pauline O’Connell – Kilkenny
Rosalind Murray – Carlow
Liam O’Neill / Paradox Pictures – Carlow
Sarah Lincoln – Waterford
Blawnin Clancy – Waterford
David Begley / Wexford
Hanneke Van Ryswyk / Wexford

The artists will make short 20min presentations on their work followed by questions and answers.  Liam O’Niell will screen his recent short film Lost & Found.

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Show & Tell for Kerry Artists @ Siamsa Tire Tralee

December 4, 2015 – December 4, 2015

Siamsa Tire

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Visual Artists Ireland in partnership with Siamsa Tire

Join us at Siamsa Tire on Fri 4 Dec for one of our ever-popular Show and Tell events involving 8 – 10 local artists presenting their work.  Register here if you wish to present at the event.

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VAI with Roscommon Visual Artists Forum | Common Room Cafe and Show & Tell

RVAF_logo_colourVisual Artists Ireland with Roscommon Visual Artist Forum supported by Roscommon Arts Office.
Common Room Cafe and Show & Tell

Saturday 15th February | 10am – 4pm | Roscommon Arts Centre, Roscommon | Free Event | Pre-booking essential

This event is suitable for visual artists, curators and critical writers. SHOW & TELL is suitable for Roscommon Visual Artist Forum members. Places for both events are limited and priority will be given to RVAF members. Places must be pre-booked through Curator in Residence Linda Shevlin at linda@lindashevlin.com  / 086 6052571.

 SHOW & TELL | 10am – 12.30pm
Members of Roscommon Visual Artist Forum (RVAF) are invited to take part in a SHOW & TELL for fellow members in The Gallery, Roscommon Arts Centre. A maximum of 13 members will offer a a speed presentation on their individual work (maximum 10 minutes per presentation). This session is open to all RVAF members who are welcome to bring work and not necessarily present. To register your interest and for more information please contact Curator in Residence Linda Shevlin directly at linda@lindashevlin.com / 086 6052571. PRESENTATION SLOTS ARE NOW FULLY BOOKED BUT ATTENDANCE IS STILL ENCOURAGED.

Visual Artists Ireland (VAI) COMMON ROOM CAFE | 1.30pm – 4pm
The Common Room Cafe is a social space where people can take time out, relax, network and also gain access to some of the opportunities made available to them by various visual art organisations or artists willing to share experiences. The cafe is an evolution from the VAI info clinics previously run around the country.

The Cafe is also an opportunity to hear from the immediate visual art community on the ground, to understand issues that they may be having and should be flagged to Visual Artists Ireland. From such feedback VAI can support tailored professional development programmes, and events that can target shortfalls in provision for example.

Common Room Cafe schedule

*1.30pm – Tea and coffee available, an table of VAI informations, leaflets, info packs, membership forms etc.
*2pm – Aideen Barry will make a small presentation about the VAI and other organisations that she works for
*2.30pm – Linda Shevlin will discuss the Roscommon Visual Artists Forum and possible professional development training for it’s members through VAI. The above will be followed by a discussion on new developments in the arts community, such as the recent guidelines for internships that VAI have just published or the Payment for Artists Guidelines published in November 2013.
*4pm – End

 

 

 

 

 


Visual Artists Ireland / CREATE – Recent Graduate Evening

recent-graduate-eveningOrganised by VAI Membership Manager Adrian Colwell and CREATE Programme Support Intern Hazel Dixon, the evening consisted of short presentations from Ciara McKeon, Jane Fogarty, Dave Fagan and Richard Forrest

The four speakers selected for this event have all graduated from art college within the last three years and are pursuing various career paths within the visual arts. Each speaker talked about their art practice, as well as their personal experiences during and after art college.

The Recent Graduate Evening aims to provide an insight into the different opportunities and options available to those leaving the creative and structured art college environment, which often proves a difficult transition.

For more images on the event, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/owjgqcr


Visual Artists Ireland / The Market Studios Screening of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

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Visual Artists Ireland in collaboration with The Market Studios Presented a screening of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari on the 30th of October at 6pm.

 

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is a 1920 German silent horror film directed by Robert Wiene from a screenplay by Hans Janowitz and Carl Mayer. It is one of the most influential films of the German Expressionist movement and is often considered to be one of the greatest horror movies of the silent era in film.

 

The screening was introduced by Executive Director of The Market Studios Deirdre Morrissey and studio member Eimear Tynan and was followed by an informal discussion and networking opportunity. Free popcorn and fizzy drinks were available to all on the night.

 

The event was held at the VAI Office, Central Hotel Chambers, Dame Court, Dublin 2. The evening was free for both VAI and Market Studio members to attend.

 

For more information on the event, please email: adrian@visualartists.ie

 



Galway Show and Tell Evening | 12th September at 6pm

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126, Artist-run Gallery, 4 Commerce House, Flood Street, Galway

The Visual Artists Ireland ‘Show and Tell Evening’, provides artists with the opportunity to give a presentation on their practice in an informal setting where they can network and meet people with similar ideas and interests. Due to popular demand a number of ‘Show and Tell’ events are held outside of Dublin, with the first event being held in the 126 Gallery, Galway. 

The presenters were Ceara Conway (www.cearaconway.com), Nuala Ní Fhlathúin (http://nuaealain.wordpress.com/), Richard Forrest (www.richardforrest.info), Ruby Wallis (www.rubywallis.com), Joyce Little, Tom Meskell (www.tommeskell.com) and Una Spain (www.unaspain.com).

The event was held at 126, Artist-run Gallery, 4 Commerce House, Flood Street, Galway City and was followed by a wine reception.

For images from the event see: http://tinyurl.com/nnshafg

 

For any other information, please email event organiser Adrian Colwell : adrian@visualartists.i
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Visual Artists Ireland – Show and Tell Evening | 13th August at 6pm

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Adelle Hickey presents her work at VAI Show and Tell. Photo courtesy of Florence Paule G

The Visual Artists Ireland ‘Show and Tell Evening’, provides artists with the opportunity to give a presentation on their practice in an informal setting where they can network and meet people with similar ideas and interests. We are now inviting artists, curators, etc. to attend/take part in this free event.

This event was held at Visual Artists Ireland, (Ground Floor, Central Hotel Chambers, 7 – 9 Dame Court, Dublin 2) was followed by a wine reception.

Speakers were: Adelle Hickey, Judy Carroll Deeley, Sinead Cormack, Eamonn Farrell, Flora Moscovici, Helen Comeerford and Agnes Conway

For any other information, please email event organiser Adrian Colwell : adrian@visualartists.ie

For images from the events see: http://tinyurl.com/ptkkh8h


Show and Tell Evening | 19th February 2013 at 6.30pm

Show_tell_feb13The Visual Artists Ireland ‘Show and Tell Evening’, provides artists with the opportunity to give a presentation on their practice in an informal setting where they can network and meet people with similar ideas and interests. 

This event was held at Visual Artists Ireland, (Ground Floor, Central Hotel Chambers, 7 – 9 Dame Court, Dublin 2) on 19 February 2013 and was followed by a wine reception.

Speakers were:  Brendan Earley, Ann Marie Curran, Vukasin Nedeljkovic, Jason Ellis, Brian Duggan, Tadhg Mc Grath, Siobhan Clancy, Cliona Harmey, Ciaran O’Keeffe (aka Smilin’ Kanker)

For further inforamtion please email: adrian@visualartists.ie

 


Belfast Artists Show & Tell Evening – 23 April 2013

belfast_show_tellThe Visual Artists Ireland ‘Show and Tell Evening’, provides artists with the opportunity to give a presentation on their practice in an informal setting where they can network and meet people with similar ideas and interests.

The Belfast Artists Show and Tell took place on Tuesday, 23 April at VAI headquarters. Many thanks to all our presenters for making the journey to Dublin and talking about your work. The presenters were Jane Butler (www.janebutler.net), Amy Brooks (www.amylouisebrooks.com), Miguel Martin (www.miguelmartin.co.uk), Sara O Gorman (www.saraogorman.com), Liam Crichton (www.crichton-ross.com), Tonya McMullan (www.tonyamcmullan.co.uk) and Sinead Bhreathnach Cashell. (www.uncertainremains.wordpress.com).

For images from the event see:  http://tinyurl.com/ppkc8cu

 

 


VAI Show and Tell Evening | 13th November 2012

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Amanda Coogan presents her work at the inaugural VAI ‘Show and Tell’ , November 2012. Photo by Patricia MacCormick

The Visual Artists Ireland ‘Show and Tell Evening’, provides artists with the opportunity to give a presentation on their practice in an informal setting where they can network and meet people with similar ideas and interests.

This inaugural VAI Show and Tell event was held at Visual Artists Ireland, (Ground Floor, Central Hotel Chambers, 7 – 9 Dame Court, Dublin 2)  on 13 November 2012 and was followed by a wine reception.

Speakers were: Alan Phelan, Ciara Mc Mahon, Eoin Mc Louchlainn, Amanda Coogan, Rory Tangney, Shane Finan, Cian Donnelly,Conor Gallagher and Aine Macken.

For any other information, please email: adrian@visualartists.ie