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VAN November/December 2015

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5. Column. Sarah Pierce. Divisions of Pleasure.
6. Column. Jonathan Carroll. Charlotte Rampling’s Toes.
8. VAI News. VAI projects, campaigns and events.
8. News. The latest developments in the visual arts sector.
9. Regional Focus. Visual art resources and activity across the border region, North and South
are outlined by: Townhall Cavan, Fermanagh Arts Office, Aftermath project and Marilyn
Lennon.
12. Tribute. Jason Oakley. VAI staff and board members past and present pay tribute to Jason Oakley.
14. Public Art. Moody River. Joanne Laws profiles the ‘Tolka Nights’ public art weekend.
16. Career Development. Humour was the Key. Alan Phelan talks to Caroline McCarthy.
17. Residency Profile. Soundscape Ireland. Alberto Flores discusses sound art in Ireland and his
residency at Fire Station Artists’ Studios.
19. Critique. Chris Campbell-Palmer, Platform; Eoin Mac Lochlainn, Olivier Cornet; Gary Coyle,
RHA; Rhona Byrne, TBG+S; Mel French, Luan. (more…)


VAN September/October 2015

Cover redo5. Column. Kim Macaleese. Forward.
6. Column. Fifi Smith. The MExIndex.
8. VAI News. VAI projects, campaigns and events.
8. News. The latest developments in the visual arts sector.
10. Regional Focus. Wexford’s visual art resources and activity outlined by Wexford Arts Centre, Cow House Studios, Gerda Teljeur, Aileen Lambert, Rosie O’Gorman and Michael Fortune.
13. VAI Valerie Earley Residency. Freedom of Thought & Space. Aoife Flynn details her time on the VAI Valerie Earley Residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre.
14. Career Development. A Balanced Life. Mary Catherine Nolan profiles Conor Walton and the development of his art career.
15. Profile. Self Directed Peers. Sue Reid profiles The Place Art Collective.
15. Profile. Rewarding & Showcasing. Dara O’Leary introduces the RDS Annual Student Art Awards.
16. Career Development. Don’t Rock the Boat! Peter Morgan reflects on multiple pasts and futures.
17. Profile. Against The Binary. Colin Martin profiles the Royal Hibernian Academy School.
18. Profile. Promoting Partnerships. Tania Carlisle introduces Arts & Business NI.
19. Critique. ‘El Lissitzky: The Artist and the State’ IMMA; Laura Gannon, WCAC; Anna McLeod, The Dock; Ruth E. Lyons, Mermaid; Jan McCullough, Belfast Exposed.
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VAN July/August 2015

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Cliona Harmey, Dublin Ships, installed February 2015, North Wall Quay, Dublin, photo by Ros Kavanagh

1. Cover Image. Cliona Harmey, Dublin Ships, installed February 2015 North Wall Quay Dublin. Commissioned by Dublin City Council, photo by Ros Kavanagh
5. Column. Chris Clarke. Scratching the Surface.
6. Column. Joanne Laws. Articulating Value.
7. Column. Jonathan Carroll. Who’s Afraid of Performance Art?
8. Column. Tara Byrne. Ageism & Cognitive Dissonance.
10. Regional Profile. North Down: Resources & Activities. Arts Office, Jo Hatty, Seacourt Print Workshop, Sharon Regan, Lee Boyd.
13. Conference. Homes & Possibilities. Michaële Cutaya reports on ‘Nimble Spaces, Ways To Live Together’ at Visual, Carlow.
14. VAI Activity. 20:20 Vision. Responses to the question ‘What do you want from the Art World’ gathered by Glenn Holman and Andy Parsons at VAI’s Get Together 2015.
16. Career Development. Balance & Momentum. Suzanne Mooney discusses her art career.
17. Profile. Dialogues & Mediations. The Arts Council’s Curator in Residence scheme.
18. Art in Public. Insider Witness. Fiona Whelan outlines the motivations and thinking behind Ten: Territory, Encounter & Negotiation, A Critical Memoir.
19. Critique. Basic Space at 126, Galway; Gabhann Dunne, The LAB; ‘I will go there, take me home’ MAC, Belfast; Kathy Prendergast, Crawford; Daniel Chester, Paul Roy and Gary Robinson, Luan.
23. Career Development. It’s Never Too Late. George Robb outlines his recent shift to becoming a full-time artist.
24. VAI Activity. Responsive Synergies. Partner organisations and VAI’s Professional Development Programme.
25. Profile. Consciously Experimental. Declan Sheehan introduces the Social Studios and Gallery, Derry.
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VAN May/June 2015

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Cover Image. Méadhbh O’Connor, Unknown Shores, 2014, O’Brien Centre for Science UCD

5. Roundup. Recent exhibitions and projects of note.
5. Column. Morgan Quaintance. The More Real You Become?
6. Column. Orla Whelan. Athomestudios.
7. Column. Georgina Jackson. The Conversation Continues.
8. VAI News. VAI projects and events.
8. News. The latest developments in the visual arts sector.
10. Regional Focus. Tipperary Arts Office, Jenny Fox, Lorraine Cleary, Source, STAC.
13. Residency. Sustained Engagement. The residency programme at the UCD School Of Physics.
14. Profile. Activating Art Writing. Nathan O’Donnell and Marysia Wieckiewicz-Carroll, editors of Paper Visual Art journal, reflect on a series of critical writing workshops they are conducting.
15. How is it Made? Watching Liquid Run. Maolíosa Boyle and Mark Wallinger discuss curating ‘Horse’ (Void, Derry 21 February –18 April 2015).
16. Profile. Let’s Get Verbal. Emer Lynch and Tracy Hanna discuss ‘Foaming At The Mouth’, a series of spoken word events presenting text-based artworks.
17. Profile. Dialogue Between Spheres. Sarah Pierce interviews the curators of Plastik film festival.
18. Residency. Co-Operative Enthusiasm. Pádraic E. Moore reports from the Van Eyck Academy.
19. Critique. ’Smoke And Mirrors’ Garter Lane; Stephen Skrynka, Rua Red; Sue Morris, Siamsa Tire; Mick O’Dea, Triskel; Frances Crowe and Maria Noonan-Mcdermott, Solas Art Gallery; ‘The Call of the Wild: Videonale 15’ Kunstmuseum, Bonn.
23. How is it Made Capturing Passing Moments. Kevin Killen discusses his show ‘Certain Moments’ at University Of Ulster Gallery, 5 March – 2 April).
24. ConferenceChange From Within? Jonathan Carroll discusses ‘Thinking Through Institutions’, a symposium held at the Huston School Of Film and Digital Media, Galway.
25. How is it Made? Shadow Carrier. Brendan Fox discusses his project ‘Less Greater Equal’.
26. ConferenceIs Legenderry Dead? Sara Greavu considers the legacy of Derry City Of Culture.
27. How Is It Made? Antidote to Oblivion. Áine Phillips, editor of Performance Art In Ireland: A History, discusses the making of the book.
28. Profile. Future Intent. Director Ann Davoren introduces ‘Uillinn’, WCAC’s new building.
29. Profile. DIT at Grangegorman. VAI talks to Kieran Corcoran, Head of the Dublin School of Creative Arts at DIT, about the new campus at Grangegorman.
30. Art in the Public RealmArtist as Go-between. Tonya Mcmullan, Project Officer for Down Community Arts, profiles Life Text, an intergenerational art project.
31. VAI Northern Ireland. Clunk and Boom. Rob Hilken reflects on some recent highlights of visual arts activities and initiatives in Northern Ireland.
32. Public Art Roundup. Public art commissions, site-specific works, socially engaged practice and other forms of art outside the gallery.
33. Opportunities. All the latest grants, awards, exhibition calls and commissions.
34. VAI Professional Development. Current and upcoming workshops, peer reviews and seminars.


VAN March/April 2015

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Cover Image. Amanda Ralph, Paper Boats, River Brosna, Clara 2000. Public Art Commission for Offaly Co. Council. Re-installed at Lough Boora in 2014.

1. Cover Image. Amanda Ralph, Paper Boats, River Brosna, Clara 2000. Public Art Commission for Offaly Co. Council. Re-installed at Lough Boora in 2014.
5. Roundup. Recent exhibitions and projects of note.
5. Column. Treasa O’Brien. Roads of Least Resistance: Irish Attitudes to Protest and Civil Disobedience.
6. Column. Amy Kieran. Exploring Visual Arts Audiences in Northern Ireland.
7. Column. Matt Packer. Dimishing Agency.
8. VAI News. Research, projects and campaigns.
9. Regional Focus: Louth. Arts Office, Brian Hegarty, Creative Spark, Declan Kelly, Droichead, Highlanes.
12. Residency. A Beautiful, Evocative Place. Clea Van Der Grijn details her recent residency in Mexico.
14. VAI / DAS Residency. New Monuments. Dorothy Hunter describes her project for the VAI / DAS award.
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VAN January / February 2015

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Cover Image. Nom Nom Collective, Ropey Smurf , paint and ink on repurposed album cover.

5. Roundup. Recent exhibitions and projects of note.
5. Column. Jonathan Carroll. Fag Ends.
6. Column. Linda O’Keefe. Socio-sonic Textures.
7. Column. Mark Fisher. A Time for Shadows.
8. News. The latest developments in the visual arts sector.
8. VAI News. Research, projects and campaigns.
9. Regional Focus. Visual arts resources and activity in Wicklow.
12. VAI Event. Belfast Open Studios. A profile on the Belfast Open Studios event.
14. MAC International. Archives & Time Machines. Hugh Mulholland interviews Mairead McClean, winner of the inaugural MAC International Award.

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VAN November / December 2014

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Phillip Napier Soon ‘These Immovable Walls: Performing Power’ Dublin Castle 11 – 12 June 2014. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Joseph Carr

CONTENTS:
5. Roundup. Recent exhibitions and projects of note.
5. Column. Francis McKee. Under the Radar.
6. Column. Jason Oakley. Let’s Be Modern About It.
7. Column.Conor McGrady. Ex-centric Alternatives.
8. News. The latest developments in the visual arts sector.
8. VAI News. Research, projects and campaigns. (more…)


VAN September/ October 2014

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Cover Image. Eva Rothschild, installation view, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, 2014. All works © Eva Rothschild. Courtesy of Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, and 303 Gallery, New York.

5. Roundup. Recent exhibitions and projects of note.
5. Column. Cliodhna Shaffrey. Alternative Scenarios.
6. Column. Jonathan Carroll. Theme Or No Theme?
7. Column. Chris Clarke. Site Unseen.
8. News. The latest developments in the visual arts sector.
8. VAI News. Research, projects and campaigns.
9. Regional Focus. Visual arts resources and activity in Kilkenny.
12. Career Development. Tacit Presence. Isabel Nolan discusses the development of her art career. (Archived)
13. Public Art Profile. On The Right Track. Joanna Hopkins profiles ‘Changing Tracks’.
14. Studio Profile. Encouraging & Enabling. Ben Crothers profiles Queen Street Studios, Flax Art Studios Pollen Studios and Platform Arts.
15. Residency Report. Complete Engagement. Margaret O’Brien describes her experience of the TBG&S / HIAP residency in Helsinki. (Archived)
16. How Is It Made? Unsettling Essences. Liam Crichton discusses his installation ‘Untitled’.
17. Curation. Perception & Representation. Helen Carey reports on the Addis Ababa Curatorial Intensive.
18. Project Profile. Critical Congregation. Monica Flynn discusses her project ‘The Café Society’. (Archived)
19. Critique. Eva Rothschild, The Hugh Lane; Graham Gingles, The MAC, Caoimhe Kilfeather TBG&S, Fabienne Audeoud, Triskel; Marilyn Lerner, Butler Gallery; ‘The Starry Messenger’, Void.
23. Studio / Residency Profile. Stronghold. Ruth Lyons discusses new developments at The Good Hatchery.
24. Symposium Report. Civic Works. Joanne Laws reports on ‘The Workers Symposium’.
25. Project Profile. A Moment In Time. Jennette Donnelly reports on an exhibition and discussion event at Tallaght Hospital, which focused on the impacts of art in functional healthcare environments.
26. Project Profile. Swansong For The Lifeworld. James Merrigan reports on ‘Catch The He(Art)’.
27. VAI Northern Ireland Manager. Tone & Noise. Rob Hilken details the rise of sound art in Belfast.
27. VAI West Of Ireland Representative. Western Lags. Aideen Barry on a new aspect of her role with VAI.
28. VAI Event. Ethical Transitions. Jason Oakley reports on ‘Art in a Time of Transition’ And ‘Artists and Ethics’, discussions held at the VAI Get Together in association with AICA Ireland.
29. Gallery Focus. Materiality & Home. Olivier Cornet introduces his Dublin gallery.
29. VAI Help Desk. Tax Made Easy. Niamh Looney highlights information that every artist should know.
30. Institition Profile. Getting Familiar. Matt Packer outlines his plans as the new director of CCA, Derry.
30. Award Profile. The MAC International. Hugh Mullholland talks about the new £20,000 international art prize devised by The MAC, Belfast.
31. Public Art Roundup. Public art commissions, site-specific works, socially engaged practice and various other forms of art outside the gallery.
32. VAI Advocacy. Public Art In Crisis? VAI CEO / Director Noel Kelly outlines some current issues concerning public art commissions
33. Opportunities. All the latest grants, awards, exhibition calls and commissions.
34. VAI Professional Development. Current and upcoming workshops, peer reviews and seminars.


VAN July / August 2014

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Cover: Tom Climent, Acrobat, oil on canvas, 30×30 cm

CONTENTS:
5. Column. Treasa O’Brien. Speaking of I.M.E.L.D.A.
6. Column. Boredom, Compulsion & Anxiety. Mark Fisher.
7. Column. Constructing Migration. Emily Mark–Fitzgerald.
8. News. The latest developments in the visual arts sector.
8. VAI News. Visual Artists Ireland’s research, projects and campaigns.
9. Regional Profile. West Cork, Resources and Activities – Blue House Gallery; Kinsale Arts Festival, West Cork Arts Centre, David Bickley; Wendy Dison.
12. How is it made? Expansion & Transformation. Maud Cotter talks to Bernadette Cotter.
13. Career Development. Material Negotiation. Barbara Knezevic’s approach to professional practice.
14. Organisation Profile. Championing a Medium. Ben Crothers profiles Belfast Print Workshop.
15. Project profile. Ultra Violet Orange. Sarah Kelleher profiles ‘Iron R 2’ at NSF, Cork. (more…)


VAN May / June 2014

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Cover: Locky Morris, Dead On, dead elm tree, audio, Brooke Park, Derry, VOID Sites Artists’ Gardens commission (December 2013 – Spring 2014). Photo Paola Bernardelli, treatment by Joe Coll (joeandco.ie)

CONTENTS:
5. Column.
Be There. VAI Get Together 2014.
6. Column. Jonathan Carroll. Recalling Bocadillo-gate.
5.Roundup. Recent exhibitions and projects of note.
7. Column. Els Borgart. Forwards & Backwards.
8. News. The latest developments in the visual arts sector.
8. VAI News. Visual Artists Ireland’s research, projects and campaigns.
9. Regional Profile. Donegal. Artlink, Fiona Mulholland, Sarah Lewtas, Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, Earagail Arts Festival, Glebe Gallery.
12. Project Profile. Spark & Grit. Rgksksrg discuss the DCC / Lab Emerging Curator Award. (more…)


VAN March / April 2014

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Cover image: Jackie Nickerson, Oscar, 2012, digital c-print, 86 5/8 x 70 7/8 inches (edition of 2 + AP) 59 x 47 1⁄4 inches (edition of 3 + AP), image courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

CONTENTS

5. Roundup. Recent exhibitions and projects of note.

5. Column. Mark Fisher. Making Demands.

6. Column. Jason Oakley. I wouldn’t start from here … 

7. Column. Chris Clarke. Everyone’s a Critic.

8. News. The latest developments in the visual arts sector.

8. VAI News. Visual Artists Ireland’s research, projects and campaigns.

9. Regional Focus. Visual arts resources and activity in Armagh: Market Place Arts Centre; Micheal Hanna; Millennium Court; Craigavon Borough Council Arts Office; Emma Donaldson.

11. VAI Event. Shape Shifters. Hazel Dixon profiles the VAI / Create ‘Recent Graduate Evening’, (30 January 2014) that offered peer advice for students and recent graduates.

12. VAI / DASResidency. Creative Space: The Final Frontier. Conan McIvor, 2013 winner of the Visual Artists Ireland / Digital Arts Studios Residency Award, discusses his experience.

13. Residency. Residency Within a Residency. Bea Mcmahon describes her residency at the Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam.

14. Project Profile. Epicentres of Activity. Joanne Laws reports on Locis, a collaboration between Leitrim County Council and counterpart institutions in Poland and Sweden.

15. Valerie Earley Residency. What Lies Beneath. Jill Christine Miller, the first recipient of the Valerie Earley Residency Award, outlines insights gained during her time at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre.

16. Organisation Profile. Scarcity to Abundance. Lily Power talks to Lynn Harris of AND Publishing about new forms of publishing for artists’ books. (Archived) (more…)


VAN January / February 2014

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Mark Swords, Reflections and Variations, 14 September 2013, Redcross
Woods. Presented as part of ‘I wont say I will see you tomorrow’ a
multi-disciplinary project exploring the legacy of philosopher
Ludwig Wittgenstein. Photo: Enda Doran.

CONTENTS
5. Column. Rebecca Strain. Snooping & Shooting in the Dark.(Archived)
5. Roundup. Recent exhibitions and projects of note.
6. Column. Emily Mark Fitzgerald. A Special Beauty in all that is Goodly … (Archived)
7. Column. Jonathan Carroll. Steadier on its Feet.
8. News.The latest developments in the visual arts sector.
8. VAI News. Recent VAI activities, campaigns, comment and analysis.
9. Regional Focus. Laois: Resources & Activities. Adrienne Symes, Angela Delaney, Laois Arts Office, Jackie Carter, Karen Hendy.
12. Residency Profile. Immersed in Possibility. Ciara Healy and Karl Musson, recipients of 126 gallery’s Art Farm residency, offer an account of their experiences.
13. Institution Profile. Evolve, Learn, Grow. Barry Kehoe profiles Block T studios,Dublin.
14. Profile. Fostering the Countrypolitan. Patricia Hurl and Therry Rudin talk to Fiona Woods about Damer House, a new artist-led space in Tipperary.
15. VAI Professional Development. Sustaining the Ephemeral. El Putnam profiles VAI’s masterclass by Nigel Rolfe and the discussion ‘Sustaining Performance Based Practices’ at the Dublin Live Art Festival. (Archived)
16.Residency. Station to Station. Maria Mckinney, Sue Corke and Hagen Betzwieser describe the studio exchange run by Fire Station Artists’ Studios, Dublin and Acme Studios, London.
17. Project Profile. Tbilisi Traces. Eoin Mac Lochlainn profiles the ‘Palimpsest/ Rianú’ project, which was shown as part of Artisterium VI, held in Tbilisi, Georgia during October 2013.
18. Career Development. Becoming a Better Sculptor. Jason Ellis describes his training and background and reflects on the motivation and philosophy behind his art practice.
19. Critique.‘Common ground’, Occupy Space, Limerick; ‘The Work of Micheal Farrell’, Crawford Gallery,Cork; Dragana Jurisic, Belfast Exposed; Mary Burke Draiocht, Dublin; Sinead Rice in a group show at Flowers Gallery, ‘A Lamb Lies Down’, Broadstone Studios, Dublin; Mark Durcan, The Lab, Dublin
23.Workshop. Intention, Then Interpretation. Lisa Fingleton reports on her participation in a workshop with Shirin Neshat at the London Film School.|(Archived) (more…)


VAN November/December 2013

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Mick Kelly and Istvan Laszlo. Luas Docklands Public Art Commission.
Installed August 2013. Commissioned by the RPA, and managed by Visual
Artists Ireland.

 

CONTENTS

5.Roundup. Recent exhibitions and projects of note.
5.Column. Column. Mark Fisher Space to Think.
6.Column. Jason Oakley Even in Sweden. (Archived)
7.Column. Chris Clarke Status Update.
8.News. The latest developments in the Visual Arts Sector.
9.Regional Focus. Resources and activity accross Cavan.
12.Project Profile. New Others New Difficulties. Jonathan Cummins discusses ‘When I Leave These Landings’, an evolving film-installation project based on conversations with political prisoners. (Archived)
13. Festival. Questions & Change. Bob and Roberta Smith talks about participation, art and democracy.
14.International. Hungarian Connection. John Ward Director of Maurice Ward & Co, and Petra Csizek of ACAX / the Leopold Museum, Budapest, discuss the Leopold Bloom award.
15.Seminar. Resonant Chamber. Joanne Laws reports on ‘Partition’ a seminar held at The City Factory Gallery, Void, Derry (16 –17 July 2013).
16.Residency. Relocations. Anna Marie Savage describes her residency at Cló Ceardlann na gCnoc.
17.How is it Made? Chance is the Objective. Louise Manifold outlines the development of a work created in collaboration with the author Kevin Barry.
18.Project profile. Connecting Domestic Hubs. Alissa Kliest profiles the Household Festival.
19. Critique. Cora Cummins, Visual; Sculpture in Context;False Memory’ TBG&S;Labour & Lockout; LCAG;The Alphabet Series’ WCAC;Death Drive’ Galway Arts Centre(Archived) (more…)


VAN September/October 2013

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Cover. Augustine O Donoghue Has the artist been paid? Self-initiated performance – distribution of handmade flyers (pen, ink, watercolour paint, markers etc), Dublin August – November 2013.Documentation and a statement relating to this work was exhibited as part of ‘Circulation’ an open submission exhibition devised by the Black Church Print Studio, Dublin and curated by Paul McAree shown at Monster Truck Gallery and FLOOD (9–24 August 2013).

CONTENTS

5. Roundup. Recent exhibitions and projects of note.
5. Column. Gaynor Seville. Why Apply? Gaynor Seville addresses some misconceptions about the public art application process.
6. Column. Lily Cahill. Making It. The realities of living and working as a visual artist.
7.Column. Jonathan Carroll. Nouvelles Vague: What a Drag. Disappointment at the Palais de Tokyo.
8. News. The latest developments in the visual arts sector.
9. Regional Focus. Visual arts resources and activity in Waterford.
12. Project Profile. Other Halves. Caragh O’Donnell on ‘Duo Days’, an event in Belfast featuring collaborations between artists who are in relationships with each other.
13. Project Profile. Ten Years Later. Katie Holten revisits her 2003 exhibition for the Venice Biennale. (Archived)
14. VAI Advocacy & Support. Responsible Recognition. Bernadette Beecher outlines some best practice guidelines for arts internships.
14. VAI Members’ Event. Show & Tell. Adrian Colwell introduces this new members’ event.
15. Workshop Profile. Descend, Bold Traveller. Fergus Kelly reports on his participation in a sound recording workshop held this June in Iceland.  (Archived)
16.Public Art Case Study. Let’s Take the Class Outside. Christine Mackay introduces ‘A Year in the Field’.
17. Project Profile. Curious, Active & Adventurous. Ceara Conway discusses ‘Burning Bright’, a programme facilitating visual arts projects for older people across County Galway.
18. Project Profile. Collective Creativity. Joanne Dolan and Allison Regan introduce artist collective Expanded Draught.
19. Critique. Pádraig Timoney, Raven Row, London; Helen O’Leary, Catherine Hammond Gallery, West Cork; ‘Labour and Wait’, Santa Barbara Museum of Art; ‘New Irish Works’, catalogue; ‘The Drawing Box’, Ranelagh Arts Centre, Dublin; ‘Russian Dolls’, Golden Thread, Belfast.
23.How is it Made? Contrapuntal Landscapes. Monica de Bath discusses her project ‘Plot / Ceapach’.
24.Institutution Profile. Michelle de Forge introduces Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise.
24.Institution Profile. Emer Ní Chíobháin profiles Sample-Studios, Cork. (more…)


VAN July/ August 2013

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Cover Image. Thomas Brezing, Carpet Man on Disappointment Bay, digital

CONTENTS:

5. Roundup. Recent exhibitions and projects of note.
5. Column. Emily Mark-FitzGerald. The Feedback Loop. Cultural democracy in the age of the Internet.
6. Column. Jonathan Carroll. The Generals Assemble.
7.Column. Mark Fisher. Imperfect Loops & Screen Memories. Agency, Freud and eerie GIFs.
8.News. The latest developments in the visual arts sector.
9.Regional Focus. Visual arts resources and activity in Derry.
12. Project Profile. A Herculean Task. Jakob Livgine Kreek reports from VISIT 2013.
13.Residency. This is Pseudo Nature. Amanda Rice discusses a recent residency undertaken at Ateliers Rondo, Graz, Austria.
14. VAI Advocacy & Supports. Our Best-Kept Secret? Niamh Looney profiles VAI¹s help desk services.
14.VAI Advocacy & Supports. Group Think. Alex Davis introduces VAI’s local groups initiative.
15. How is it Made? Almost Fit to be Hugged. Christodoulos Makris writes about Thomas Brezing’s performance-based project ‘Carpet Man’. (Achived)
16. Institution Profile. It’s Complex. Annemarie Kilshaw details the development of The Complex, a multidisciplinary artist-led space in Dublin.
17.Art in Public. Anorthoscopic Effects. Anne Cleary profiles Cleary +Connolly’s digital public art commission ‘Look Both Ways’. (more…)


VAN May/June 2013

CONTENTS
5.Column.
Get Together 2013. It’s For Everybody.
5.Roundup. Recent exhibitions and projects of note.
6.Column. Emily Mark-FitzGerald. The Feedback Loop.
8.Column. Seán O Sullivan. Visual Arts Workers’ Forum.
8. News. The latest developments in the visual arts sector.
9. Regional Focus. Visual arts resources and activity in Sligo.
12.International. Ireland in Venice 2013:  Richard Mosse. Jason Oakley talks to Richard Mosse about representing Ireland at this year’s Venice Biennale. (Achived)
13. Residency. Interventions and Transformations. Sue Morris on her residency at AIR Krems, Austria. (Achived)
14. Institutional Profile. DIY Support. Miranda Driscoll, co-director of the Joinery, Dublin, offers an account of the venue’s ethos and activities.
15. How is it Made? Belief and Conviction. Rory Tangney describes how he funded and created his large-scale installation at Camden Palace Hotel, Cork.
16. Career Development. Art and Opportunity. Dougal McKenzie on balancing preparedness with understanding the importance of the ‘lucky break’ in his art career. (more…)


VAN March/April 2013


Cecily Brennan. Man with Eczema. Egg tempera on gesso. Image courtesy of the artist. Recently shown at ‘Living Loss’, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork (23 Nov 2012 – 10 March 2013).

CONTENTS
5. Roundup. Recent exhibitions and projects of note.
5. Regional Column:
Northern Ireland. Feargal O’Malley. Artist Residencies.
6. Column.
Jonathan Carroll. The Life of Ryan.
8. News.
The latest developments in the visual arts sector.
9. Regional Profile.
Visual arts resources and activity in Mayo.
12. Tribute.
Valerie Earley. On these pages, with friends and colleagues, we celebrate Valerie Earley, Visual Artists Ireland’s Membership Manager, who sadly passed away 9 January 2013, after a two-year fight with cancer.
14. Art writing award.
Commemoration – A Forward-Looking Act. Joanne Laws, winner of the Visual Artists Ireland / Dublin City Council Arts Office critical writing award (2013), addresses the subject of the visual arts responses to the ‘decade of centenaries’ (Archived)
16. How is it made.
Time, Liberty And Atonement. Remco De Fouw details the conception, fabrication and installation of his commissioned work ‘A Voice’ for the Irish Prison Services headquarters in Longford.(Archived)
17. Art and philosophy.
Art & Philosophy – Why Now? In the first of three articles prompted by a growing interest in certain strands of philosophy by artists and curators, Sinead Hogan considers the nature of the relationship between art and philosophy.
18. International.
O’Doherty Un-Freezes A Beating Heart. Mary-Ruth Walsh reflects on Brian O’Doherty’s keynote address ‘Strolling With The Zeitgeist: Five Decades’ at last year’s Frieze Art Fair (11 Oct 2012).
19. Critique.
Reviews of recent exhibitions, events, publications and projects. (Archived)
23. Advocacy.
Moving Beyond Token Fees. Noel Kelly, CEO Of Visual Artists Ireland reports on how the findings of VAI’s ‘Survey On Payments For Visual Artists’ show the direct results of the cutting of public funding for the arts. (Archived) (more…)


VAN January/February 2013

Cover Image. Machteld van Buren, Lady Germany, 2012, collage on paper, 140 x 100cm.

Cover Image. Machteld van Buren, Lady Germany, 2012, collage on paper, 140 x 100cm.

CONTENTS
5. Roundup.
Recent exhibitions and projects of note.
5. Column. Emily Mark Fitzgerald. Philanthropy and the Arts.
6. Column. Chris Clarke. After the Fact.
7. Column. Treasa O’Brien. Knowing Me, Knowing You.
8. News. The latest developments in the visual arts sector.
9. Regional Profile. Visual arts resources and activity in Clare.
13. Policy. A Structural Necessity? Claire Power considers the issue of internships.
14. International Profile. Collective Citadel. Brenda Moore McCann profiles Cittadellarte in Piedmont.
15. Institution Profile. Go Where There is No Path. Mechtild Manus, the new Director of the Goethe-Institut Ireland talks about intercultural exchange and the Institut’s upcoming programme.
16. Art in the Public Realm: Profile. Home as Universe. Jennie Moran profiles her collaborative art/architecture project with architect Laura Harty, for older people’s housing in Naas, Co Kildare.
17. Debate. Autonomy or Not to Be? Jonathan Carroll reports on ‘Autonomous Practices, Autonomous Objects, Autonomous Institutions’, a debate held at the NCAD Gallery, Dublin (6 Nov 2012).
18. Residency. Unpredictable Rhythms of the Earth. Siobhan Macdonald reports on her residency at the historical seismic observatory of Emil Wiechert in Gottingen, Germany.
19. Critique. Reviews of recent exhibitions, events, publications and projects.
23. Project Profile. Fighting Amnesia. Zineb Sedira discusses her exhibition ‘Becoming Independent’ at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin. (more…)


VAN November/December 2012

Cover Image. Dreaming of the Celestial Mountain. Agnes Conway, 2011.

Cover Image. Dreaming of the Celestial Mountain. Agnes Conway, 2011.

CONTENTS

5. Roundup. Recent exhibitions and projects of note. The latest developments in the arts sector.
5. Column. Mark Fisher.
6. Column. Jonathan Carroll.
8. News. The latest developments in the visual arts sector.
9. Regional Profile. Visual arts resources and activity in Antrim.
13. Art and Politics. Living Museum. Brian Kennedy on a recent trip to visit artists in Syria. (Archived)
14. Project Profile. In to the Light. Fiona Fullam talks to Karen Downey about a new exhibition showcasing the Art Council Collection.
15. Festival. Landscape, Change and Flux. Ciara Peters talks to Gregory McCartney about his role as Curator of the Tulca Festival 2012.
16. How is it Made? A Sleeping Face. Agnes Conway on her recent commission for Marlay Park.
17. Career Development. Some Possible Infinities. Alan Bulfin describes working as an artist in Finland.
18. Education. The Artist’s Apprentice. Lily Power talks to Siobhán Parkinson about a new children’s book inspired by Velázquez’s Las Meninas.
18. Policy. Here and Now. Una Carmody gives findings from a recent study of Irish arts audiences.
19. Critique. Our four-page Critique supplement features six reviews of exhibitions, events, publications and projects – that are either current or have recently taken place in Ireland.
23. Festival. The Art of Communication.Yvonne Cullinan profiles the Trans-Art Festival, Cavan.
24. Residency. Artelier. Nick Kaplony describes the Artelier residency programme, run by ArtQuestUK.
24. Profile. John Carrick. John Beattie profiles Firestation’s….JohnCarrick. (more…)


VAN: September / October 2012

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5. Roundup.
Recent exhibitions and projects of note. The latest developments in the arts sector.
5. Column. Treasa O’Brien.
6. Column. Christopher Clarke.
8. News. The latest developments in the visual arts sector.
9. Regional Profile. Visual arts resources and activity in Leitrim.
13. Profile. Space Time Travel. Artist Sara Haq writes about her unique use of barter and exchange.
14. How I Made. The Artist’s Studio. John Beattie describes his upcoming exhibition at the RHA,Dublin. (Archived)
15. Profile. Night School. Áine Macken introduces her unusual night club art classes(Archived)
16. Event. Of Other Spaces. Aoife Desmond reports from Manifesta 9.
17. Conference. Like a Buck. Alan Phelan gives his impressions of a recent heritage conference at the University of Gothenburg.
18. Issue. Are you Re -entering the Art World? Noel Kelly provides advice and guidance for those who are.
19. Critique. Our four-page Critique supplement features six reviews of exhibitions, events, publications and projects – that are either current or have recently taken place in Ireland. (more…)