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VAN: July/August 2012

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5. Roundup.
Recent exhibitions and projects of note. The latest developments in the arts sector.
5. Column. Jonathan Carroll.
6. Column. Mark Fisher.
8. News. The latest developments in the arts sector.
9. Regional Profile. Visual arts resources and activity in Fermanagh.
12. Interview. New Directions. Kerry McCall talks to Orlaith McBride, Director of the Arts Council. Archived in our ‘Articles’ section.
13. Issue. Art and the Law. Monica Flynn and Vivian Meacham report on a recent seminar.
14. Profile. Monster Truck. Padraic E Moore looks at the development of Monster Truck Gallery and Studios
15. Profile. Pallas Projects. Mark Cullen talks about Pallas Projects/Studios’ new space and programme.
16. Collaboration. Featherweight Portable Museum. Alissa Kleist profiles a project initiated by Catalyst Arts.
17. Festival. Around the Block. Grace McEvoy reports on Link Culturefest, a BlockT initiative. Archived in our ‘Articles’ section.
18. How Its Made. Factory Direct. Jeannette Doyle discusses her recent work at the Andy Warhol Museum.
19. Critique. Our 4 page Critique supplement features six reviews of exhibitions, events, publications and projects – that are either current or have recently taken place in Ireland. (more…)


VAN: May/June 2012

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5. Column.
Emily Mark Fitzgerald.
6. Column. Jonathan Carroll.
7. Column. Mark Fisher.
7. Roundup. Recent exhibitions and projects of note. The latest developments in the arts sector.
8. News. The latest developments in the arts sector.
9. Regional Profile. Visual arts resources and activity in Cork.
14. Regional Profile, Iron Age. James Hayes Discusses his Iron R Research Project. Archived in our ‘Articles’ section.
16. Profile. A Red Thread. Joanne Laws discusses ‘working. drawing’ at the Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon
17. Issue. Audience Development. Dr Ian Fillis puts forward his ideas on audience development in the arts. Archived in our ‘Articles’ section.
18.Interview. Bob Collins. Pauline Hadaway interviews Bob Collins about his new role as Chair of the Arts Council Northern Ireland.
19. Critique. Our 4 page Critique Supplement features six reviews of exhibitions, events, publications and projects – that are either current or have recently taken place in Ireland.
23. Profile. The Artist-Led Scene in Sligo. Shane Finan looks at developments in the Sligo art scene.
24. Residency Profile. I’m Squatting in Your Condo. Keef Winter describes his recent residency in Tokyo
25. How I Made. Hall of Mirrors. Ann Cleary talks about Connolly Cleary’s collaborative exhibition at Farmleigh House.
26. Residency Profile. Ebb and Flow. Katie Holten discusses her recent residency at A Studio in the Woods, New Orleans. Archived in our ‘Articles’ section.
28. Opportunities. All the lastest grants, awards, exhibition calls and commissions.
30. Interview. Sarah Pierce talks to Annie Fletcher about curating eva International 2012.
32. Profile. Labour Intensive. Liz Burns profiles the day-long performance/live art event, LABOUR.
33. Regional Contacts. Visual Artists Ireland’s regional contacts report from the field.
33. Art in Public. Public art commissions; site-specific works; socially-engaged practices and other forms of art outside the gallery.
34. Residency Profile. Fire Away. Claire Muckian discusses her recent residency at Guldagergaard, Denmark.
35. How I Made. In Vitae Fantastic. Milada Bacik considers her recent exhibition at The Drawing Room.


VAN: March/April 2012

MA-VAN-Cover2012The Visual Artists News Sheet

 CONTENTS

5.    Column. Emily Mark Fitzgerald.
5.    Column. Jonathan Carroll.
6.    Roundup. Recent exhibitions and projects of note.
7.    News. The latest developments in the arts sector.
9.    Regional Profile. Visual arts resources and activity in Limerick.
16. Issue. When Trust Proves to be Misplaced. Noel Kelly discusses best practice for artists faced with a lack of payment from galleries.
17. Profile. An Gaelaras. Marianne O’Kane Boal discusses Irish language arts resources in NI.
18. Profile. Quantified Self. Sheena Barrett, Cliona Harmey & Kieran Daly discuss the recent collaboration at the LAB, part of Innovation Dublin 2011.
19. Critique. Our 4 page Critique supplement features six reviews of exhibitions, events, publications and projects – that are either current or have recently taken place in Ireland.
23. Seminar. Trade Secrets. Ruth McHugh profiles the Trade:Artists in Conversation seminar. Archived in our ‘Articles’ section.
25. How I Made. Pure Imagination. Angie Duignan describes her recent exhibition at the V&A Museum of Childhood. Archived in our ‘Articles’ section.
26. Seminar. Talking Shop. Rayne Booth discusses two recent seminars on repurposing vacant space.
27. Interview. The Artist’s Retreat. Sarah Searson talks to Robbie McDonald of the Tyrone Guthrie Centre.
28. Opportunities. All the lastest grants, awards, exhibition calls and commissions.
30. Residency Profile. Thou Shalt not Covet. Aoife Collins discusses her recent residency at IMMA.
31. Issue. The Artists’ Charter. Alex Davis discusses the new artists charter compiled by VAI.
32. Profile. Curating in a New Light. Marianne O’Kane Boal describes her curation of the Wexford  County Council Art Collection.
33. Regional Contacts. Visual Artists Ireland’s regional contacts report from the field.
33. Art in Public. Public art commissions; site-specific works; socially-engaged practices; and other forms of art outside the gallery.
34. Interview. Collective Memory. Colin Darke talks to Manuela Pacella and IlariaLoquenza about an upcoming exhibition at Golden Thread.
35. Residency Profile. Cardboard Cities. Anna Wnuk profiles Sinead B Cashell’s residency in Poland

 

 


VAN: January/February 2012

Fiona Mulholland Reflections on Things to Come 2011.The Visual Artists News Sheet

CONTENTS

5. Roundup. Recent exhibitions and projects of note.
5. Column. Jonathan Carroll. Smells like Postmodernism.
6. Column. Emily Mark Fitzgerald. State of the Arts.
7. Column. Mark Fisher. Towards a New Mainstream.
8. News. The latest developments in the arts sector.
10. Regional Profile. Arts Officers. Sarah Searson looks at the status of Arts Offices across the country.
12. Profile. Estate of Mind. Mary-Ruth Walsh discusses her recent performance/installation ‘Real E- State’. Archived in our ‘Articles’ section.
13. Interview. PAC Man. James Merrigan talks to Cian O’Brien about his new role as Director of Project Arts Centre, Dublin.
14. Profile. Message in a Bottle. Vera McAvoy discusses the ‘Honeycomb’ project, achieved during her residency at Stradbally, Co. Laois on the Arthouse NCAD award and bursary.
15. Critique. This four-page section features six reviews of exhibitions, events, publications and projects – that are either current or have recently taken place in Ireland. Archived in our ‘Articles’ section.
16. Opportunities. All the latest grants, awards, exhibition calls and commissions.
19. Interview. New Context. Marianne O’Kane Boal talks to Aileen Burns and Johann Lundh, the new co- directors of Context Gallery, Derry. Archived in our ‘Articles’ section.
20. Regional Contacts. Visual Artists Ireland’s regional contacts, Laura Graham and Aideen Barry, report from the field.
22. Profile. The Performance Process. Pauline Keena discusses her performance process with Estonian artist Sorge (Margus Tiitsmaa).


VAN: November/December 2011

Cover Image: Ailbhe Ní Bhriain. Stills from Great Good Places II

CONTENTS

5.   Column: Emily Mark-FitzGerald. Renaissance Realities
5.   Roundup: Recent exhibitions and projects of note
6.   Column: Mark Fisher. Maoism and all That
7.   Column: Jonathan Carroll. Love Lyon
8.   News: The latest developments in the arts sector
9.   Editorial: Noel Kelly. All great truths begin as blasphemies
10. Issue: Alex Davis. The Artists’ Resale Right (Archived in our Articles Section)
11.  Regional Contacts: Western Contact Point—Aideen Barry and Pauline Hadaway Interview—Laura Graham
12 . Profile: Helen MaCormick. The Gold Coast
12. Profile: RobertPeters. SeacourtPrintWorkshop
14. Profile:GaynorSeville. Landmark Public Art Programme
15.  City Limits: The Garden Shed. John Kelly
16.  Residency: Unknown Territories. Sinead O’ Donnell
17.  Residency: Public House. Maeve Mulrennan 18. Critique. (Archived in our ArticlesSection)
19.  Profile: Drawing on Rocks. Michael Timmins
20. Opportunities: Grants, awards, exhibition calls & commissions


VAN: May/June 2011

The Visual Artists News Sheet

Contents:

Sean Lynch 'Me Jewel & Darlin' installation view. O'Connell Street, Dublin (featuring a reproduction of Harry Clarke's 'The Last Hour of the Night' 1922).

Sean Lynch 'Me Jewel & Darlin' installation view. O'Connell Street, Dublin (featuring a reproduction of Harry Clarke's 'The Last Hour of the Night' 1922).


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Cover Image. Sean Lynch ‘Me Jewel & Darlin’ installation view, O’Connell Street, Dublin. (featuring a  reproduction of Harry Clarke’s The Last Hour of the Night 1922)
5. Roundup. Recent exhibitions and projects of note.
5. Column. Mark Fisher. In Defence of Genius.
6. Column. Emily Mark-FitzGerald. All Change.
7. Column. Jonathan Carroll. Bretzels & Beer.
10. News. The latest developments in the arts sector.
11. Regional Profile. Visual arts resources and activity in Donegal
15. Profile. Approaching Critical Mass. Jason Oakley takes a virtual
walk-through of the main exhibition spaces for Dublin Contemporary 2011 with the curators Jota Castro and Christian Viveros-Fauné.
16. Profile. Good from Bad. Ciara Peters profiles the aims and achievements
of Creative Limerick
17. Art in Public. Everyday Friction. Sean Lynch discusses his project ‘Me
Jewel & Darlin’
(Archived in our Articles Section)
18. Introducing: Critique. Critical Critique. Later this year The VAN will
launch a new reviews section entitled ‘Critique’. By way of introduction, we
present  the winning entry of the recent OBG / VAI critical writing
competition.
19. Profile. Gifting Shock. Tonya McMullan discusses her project ‘Give &
Take’ that featured a collaborative process involving 10 artists from
Scotland, Northern Ireland and the USA
20. Art in Public. Unabashedly Instrumental. Jason Oakley reports on – The
ethics of collaboration within socially engaged arts practice – a seminar
devised by The Fire Station Artists’ Studios, Dublin and hosted by
The National College of Art and Design (11 March 2011).
(Archived in our Articles Section)
21. Profile. Lost in Leitrim. Joanne Laws reports on The Leitrim Sculpture
Centre’s recent exhibition entitled ‘Commons’
22. Profile. Manhattan Microscope. Ben Crothers and Rebecca Gilbert (1)
Discuss their curation of Goldenm Thread Gallery’s showing at the 2011
edition of Scope art fair in New York (2 – 6 March 2011)
23. Opportunities. All the latest grants, awards, exhibition calls and
commissions.
27. Career Development. Ongoing & Roundabout. Ailbhe ni Bhriain tells the
story-so-far of her career as a professional visual artist.
(Archived in our Articles Section)
28. Regional Contacts. Visual Artists Ireland’s regional contacts report from
the field.
29. Profile. In & Out of Place. Paul Murnaghan introduces Place, a new
contemporary visual arts venue in Gorey, Co. Wexford
30. Conference. Buzz Phrases & Brainstorms. Sara Baume reports on ‘MOOT VII:
Inno-vision  – Art, , Education and Innovation’  an event held at The Butler
Gallery, Kilkenny on 4 February.
31. Discussion. Powerpoints & Brass Tacks. Curt Riegelnegg reports on “What
Do You Stand For?” a forum for independent and alternative visual arts
spaces, held at The National College of Art and Design, Dublin on 12 March.


VAN: March/April 2011

The Visual Artists News Sheet

Remco de Fouw 'Voice' (Work in Progress)

Remco de Fouw 'Voice' (Work in Progress)

Contents:

1. Cover Image. Remco de Fouw. Voice (Work in Progress)
5. Roundup. Recent exhibitions and projects of note.
5. Column. Mark Fisher. Creative Capitalism.
6. Column. Paula Naughton. New York Overview.
7. Column. Jonathan Carroll. Art Versus Weather.
10. News. The latest developments in the arts sector.
11. Regional Profile. Visual arts resources and activity in Co. Carlow
14. Workshop. Making Connections. Michelle Horrigan reports on ‘The
curatorial intensive’ a New York based workshop organised by independent
curators international.
15. Engaged Art. From The Amazon to the Sahara.  Augustine O’Donoghue
reports on her recent work with the Artifariti project in the Western Sahara
and Algeria.
(Archived in our Articles Section)
16. Residency. Samkura Residency. Claire Halpin and Lisa Flynn reports on
their experiences of the Samkura Artist Residency Programme (Oct / Nov 2010)
held in Tbilisi, Georgia.
17. Art in Public. Necessity, Mother of Invention. Laura Graham Profiles
‘Switch’, an initiative to present contemporary are in public contexts, that
has taken place in Nenagh. Co Tipperary and Bangor, Co. Down.
18. Seminar. Practice. Seán O Sullivan reports on ‘Practice: The Ormond
Studios Lecture Series’
19. Career Development. Floating Notes. Andy Parsons discusses the why and
wherefores of his artists book publishing Project ‘Floating World Books’
21. Education. Responsibile Driving. Ruth E Lyons profiles ‘Mercedes Fire’
an artist-led seven-day touring summer school.
(Archived in our Articles Section)
22. Collaboration. Transitions & Ambitions. Maria Tanner Profiles
‘Ar+=Adding 2010’, Szczecin, Poland.
23. Opportunities. All the lastest grants, awards, exhibition calls and
commissions.
27. Conference. Productive Reflection. Anne Lynott reports on ‘The Museum
Revisited’ held at the Science Gallery, Dublin 16 October 2010.
(Archived in our Articles Section)
28. Regional Contacts. Visual artists ireland’s regional contacts report
from the field.
29. Residency. Honouring Rothko. Anne Harkin-Petersen reports on her
residency at the 2010 edition of the Mark Rothko International Plein Air
event, held in Daugavpils, Latvia.


VAN: January/February 2011

The Visual Artists News Sheet

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Andrew Duggan Hole 2009

Contents:

1. Cover Image. Andrew Duggan Hole 2009
5. Roundup. Recent exhibitions and projects of note.
5. Column. Mark Fisher. The Game Has Changed
6. Column. Sarah Searson. How to be a Mensch
7. Column. Jonathan Carroll. Failure, Success and Engagement.
8. Column. Chris Fite-Wassilak. Real Art Top Ten 2010.
9. Column. Eamonn Maxwell. Come Together.
10. News. The latest developments in the arts sector.
11. Regional Profile. Visual arts resources and activity in Kerry
14. Conference. Central & Indispensable. Joanne Laws reports on ‘Writing Irish Art History’ a research day held at TRIARC, Dublin.
15. Profile. Airport Art. Sara Baume introduces ‘Terminal Convention 2011’ ­ a major project that will place on the site of the former Cork International Airport. (Archived in our Articles Section)
16. Profile. Polyphonic Public Conversation. Rachael Thomas and Oliver Dowling talk to Jason Oakley about the background, aims & ambitions of Dublin Contemporary 2011
18. Profile. Ghost Modernism. Katherine Waugh reports on ‘Unbuilding’ (21 August ­ 17 October 2010)
19. Art in Public: Profile. Return to Sender. Claire Meaney Talks to Emily Robyn Archer about ‘the Post Room Project’ at Waterford Regional Hospital.
21. Art in Public: Profile. Art or Social Engineering? Aisling Prior reports on Jochen Gerz’s 2 ­- 3 Streets project for the Ruhr Valley, Germany.
23. Opportunities. All the lastest grants, awards, exhibition calls and commissions.
27. Conference. Joining the Dots. Sara Baume reports on ‘Making in Two Modes’ a conference on the cross-overs between the visual arts and writing, that was held at University College Cork and the Crawford Art Gallery, Cork.
28. Laughism. Laughism. Cartoons by Borislav Byrne.
29. Focus. United State. Maeve Mulrennan, Galway Arts Centre’s Visual Arts Officer reports on the artist-led movement in Galway City.
30. Conference. Things could be Otherwise. Jesse Jones reports on ‘Approaches to Collaborative Arts Practice’ a conversation between Malaysian artist Chu Yuan and Mick Wilson of gradcam, an event held at Dublin Civic Offices.
31. Art in Public: Roundup.
32. Regional Contacts. Visual Artists Ireland’s regional contacts report from the field.
33. Profile. Honouring Creativity & Craft. Anne Callanan talks to Deirdre Quail, acting Curator, FE McWilliam Studio & Gallery. (Archived in our Articles Section)
34. Profile. Architectural Essence. Cliodhna Shaffrey profiles ‘Commonage’ a project merging art and architecture. (Archived in our Articles Section)


VAN: November / December 2010

A volunteer standing on Populloss 3, A work by Alan Mongey in collaboration with Depaul service users

The Visual Artists News Sheet

Contents:

5. Roundup. Recent exhibitions and projects of note.
5. Column. Mark Fisher. Speculative Realism.
5. Column. Andrew Dodds. Knowing when to stop.
5. Column. Jonathan Carroll. Being Stalked by Francis McKee.
5. Column. Chris Fite-Wassilak.The Balance of History.
9. News. The latest developments in the arts sector.
11. Regional Profile. Visual arts resources and activity in Derry.
14. Profile. No Picnic. Seán O Sullivan profiles ‘Life’s No Picnic on the
Streets’, a collaborative art project organised by volunteers from Depaul
Ireland, hosted at The Electric Picnic, Co. Laois.
15. Profile. Debunking Elitism. Stephen Doyle discusses his project ‘The
Great Belfast Art Hunt’
. (Archived in our Articles Section)
16. Art in Public. Sites of Becoming. Bryonie Reid discusses ‘Fields of Vision’, a project initiated by the Leitrim Sculpture Centre in 2008, from her perspective as a cultural geographer. (Archived in our Articles Section)
17. How is it made? Origami, Hedgehogs & Kangaroos. Alex Pentek discusses the relationship between his large-scale permanent commissions and more temporary site-specific work.
18. Profile. An Evolving Showcase. Joan Healy reports on ‘An Instructional’ a touring exhibition project initiated by the artist-led organisation MART.
19. Profile. The Discaplined Sharing of Knowledge. Emilio Largo profiles The Rossnaree School of Art.
21. Residency. Immersion in Space. Ella Burke, recipient of the IADT / IMOCA Graduate award discusses her year long residency at The Irish Museum of Contemporary Art. (Archived in our Articles Section)
23. Opportunities. All the lastest grants, awards, exhibition calls and commissions.
27. How is it made? Collaborations in Music. Artist / Curator Mark Garry discusses two if his recent  projects involving visual arts collaborations and music.
28. Problems. The Problem Page. Our consierge / curator of agony responds to artworld dilemas.
28.Laughism. Laughism. Cartoons by Borislav Byrne.
29. Residency. Jacks-of-all-Trades and other Talents. Finnish curator Laura Köönikkä discusses her residency at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios.
31. Art in the Public Realm: Roundup. Recent public art commissions, site-specific works, socially engaged practice  and other forms of art outside the gallery.
32. Regional Perspectives. The VAI regional contacts report from the field.
33. Profile. Flourishing Alternatives. Curator Ciara Hickey profiles ‘Arrivals’ an exhibition of work by emerging artists, recently shown at the Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast.


VAN: September / October 2010

Mark O'Kelly, 'Mariah' (oil on linen), 40 x 56cm (exhibited as part of the artist's solo show – 'Unconscious' at Black Mariah Cork 2009)

The Visual Artists News Sheet

Contents:

3. Roundup. Recent exhibitions and projects of note.
3. Column. Mark Fisher. Strange Loops.
4. Column. Mark Caffrey. Crossing and Arrival
5. Column. Jonathan Carroll. What is Waiting Out There.
6. Column. Chris Fite-Wassilak. Beyond Collective Desire.
7. News. The latest developments in the arts sector.
10. Regional Profile. Visual arts resources and activity in Roscommon
12. Focus. Like Bread, Drink and Religion? Marianne O’Kane Boal reflects on recently developed gallery and museum buildings accross Ireland and the challenges faced in running these facilities. (Archived in our Articles Section)
13. Conference Report. Learning & Sharing. Sylvia Grace Borda Reports on a roundtable discussion on collaborative photography organised as part of her
projects at Belfast Exposed.

14. Project Profile. Meeting Expectations. Naomi Sex discusses the DL 5 – 8 project.
15. Institution Profile. Unhinged & Contradictory. Jason Oakley speaks to Ian McInerney of The Black Mariah about the organisations one-year tenure at
Triskel.
16. How is it Made? Doctors & Patients. Gemma Anderson discusses her project ‘Portraits: Patients and Psychiatrists
17. Art in the Public Realm: Focus. Enlightenment. Belinda Quirke discusses the meaning and implications of the recent spate of light-related public art
events and artworks
. (Archived in our Articles Section)
18. International Event. Film at the Centre of Film. Treasa O’Brien reports on the Oberhausen Film Festival
19. Project Profile. Out of the Box. Brian Connolly profiles ‘Art Rebels’ at Catalyst Arts, Belfast.
23. Opportunities. All the lastest grants, awards, exhibition calls and commissions.
27. Project Profile. Resurrection. Joanne Laws discusses ‘Sacred’ a cross-border exhibition and semimar project.
28. Problems. The Problem Page. Our consierge / curator of agony responds to artworld dilemas.
28.Laughism. Laughism. Cartoons by Borislav Byrne.
29. International Event. Time of the Zines. Sarah Bracken reports on the sixth annual London Zine Symposium. (Archived in our Articles Section)
30. Studio Profile. Creativity Inclusion Development. Kathy Maria Marsh reports on Conways Artists Studios.
31. Art in the Public Realm: Roundup. Recent public art commissions, site-specific works, socially engaged practice and other forms of art
outside the gallery.
32. Regional Perspectives. Regional Perspectives. Visual Artists ireland’s Regional Contacts – Aideen Barry, Damien Duffy and eamonn Maxwell report
from the field.


VAN: July / August 2010

BGL, Meatballs/ Tribute to the Group of Seven, 2009.Work shown at Dorm, Model, Sligo

The Visual Artists News Sheet

Contents:
3. Roundup. Recent exhibitions and projects of note.
3. Column. Mark Fisher. Mapping the Complexity of the Everyday .
4. Column. Eamon Maxwell. Art in Public.
5. Column. Jonathan Carroll. Curatorial Housekeeping.
6. Column. Chris Fite-Wassilak. Possibly Maybe.
7. News. The latest developments in the arts sector.
11. Regional Profile. Visual Arts Resources & Activity in Cavan.
12. How is it Made? Questioning & Change Clifton Rooney discusses his experience of projects in educational & community contexts.
13. Conference Report. What is it? Kevin O’Dwyer  on the 22nd International Sculpture Conference.
14.Conference Report. Defining Content. A report on Homeworks 5 –Beirut, Lebanon (21 April – 1 May)

16. Polemic. Signs of Change. Adam Stoneman considers Why Ireland needs graffiti art with a message.
(Archived in our Articles Section)
17. How is it Made? Architecture of Migration. Paula Naughton discusses her research and practice.
18. Career Development. Soften Up. Neva Elliott & Lynn Harris discuss ‘Sligo Local’
19. Institution Profile. Inviting Audiences. Jason Oakley talks to Séamus Kealy, Director / Curator of The Model about the redevelopment of  the institution’s premises.
(Archived in our Articles Section)
23. Opportunities. All the latest grants, awards, exhibition calls and commissions.
27. Project Profile. Critiquing the Quick Fix. Stephanie Hough profiles ‘The EYE-KEA Project’.
28. Problems. The Problem Page. Our concierge / curator of agony responds to artworld dilemmas
28. Laughism. Laughism. Cartoons by Borislav Byrne.
29. Conference Report. Touring for One & Many. Edel Horan reports on ‘Touring Exhibitions – Who Benefits?’ a round table discussion held at VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow on 28 April
(Archived in our Articles Section)
30. Project Profile. The Pace of Gallery Education. The Partnership for the Arts & Creative Engagement.
31. Art in the Public Realm: Roundup. Recent public art commissions, site-specific works, socially  engaged practice  and other forms of art outside the gallery.
32. Conference Report. Get Up & Go. Chris Clarke  ON ‘Getting On With Art:  Conversations on Practicalities Through Practice’, (6 March), CIT Cork School of Music
32. Regional Contacts. Nights in May. A Belfast Roundup …


VAN: May / June 2010

VAN Cover May / June 2010

Sonia Shiel Non-Laundrette. Installation view – ‘Shop if can, Look if you want’ a Contemporary art trail organised for Dublin’s 2010 St. Patrick’s Festival. Photo: John Beattie

The Visual Artists News Sheet

Contents:
2. Roundup. Recent exhibitions and projects of note.
3. Column. Mark Fisher. Just Say No.
4. Column. Eamon Maxwell. Supporting Emerging Artists.
5. Column. Tessa O Brien. An Impure Film-makers Perpective.
6. Column. Chris Fite-Wassilak. Underneath the Cuts, The Beach.
8. News. The latest developments in the arts sector.
10. Regional Profile. Visual Arts Resources & Activity in Leitrim
12. Artists Books. Recently published monographs and artists’ books.
13. Profile. Space & Collaboration. Monica Flynn, VAI Education officer, talks to  Rachel Brown and Brighdin Farren about their curatorial project Brown & Bri. (Archived in our Articles Section)
14. Profile. Building the Foundations. Seán O Sullivan profiles the RDS Taylor Art Award and RDS Student Art Awards Exhibition, held annually at the RDS, Dublin.
15. Profile. Invisible Process. Sinead Bhreathnach-Cashell reports on ‘Chaos’, a week of Canadian Performance Art in Belfast, Presented by BBeyond and curated by Sinead O’Donell in collaboration with John G Boehme and Judith Price.
16. Profile. Phenomena House. Ciara Hickey and Keith Winter Profile Space Delawab in Belfast.
17. Art in the Public Realm: Focus. Are You A Spy? Jay Koh discusses his dialogical projects ‘, which explore cross-cultural exchange with the Chinese communities in Dublin. (Archived in our Articles Section)
18. Profile. From Napoleon’s Nose. Brian Kennedy  profiles ‘A View from Napoleon’s Nose’ an exhibition by Northern Irish artists held at the Kao Yuan Arts Centre, Kao Yuan University, Taiwan.
19. Profile. Artists of the Round Table. Patricia Doyle profiles the Tondo artists group.
22. Focus. Practice Makes Perfect. Jennie Guy considers the meanings of hospitality in the artworld
28. Problems. The Problem Page. Our consierge / curator of agony responds to artworld dilemas
28. Laughism. Laughism. Cartoons by Borislav Byrne.
29. Focus. So Long Roger Fenton. Claire Feeley considers the journalistic turn in contemporary art. (Archived in our Articles Section)
30.  VAI Regional Contacts. Regional Perspectives. Visual Artists Ireland’s regional contacts – Aideen Barry, Laura Graham and Damien Duffy report from the field.
31. Art in the Public Realm: Roundup. Recent public art commissions, site-specific works, socially engaged practice  and other forms of art outside the gallery.
32. Art in the Public Realm. Recycling Spaces. Jonathan Carroll discusses ‘Shop if can, Look if you want’ a contemporary art trail organised for Dublin’s 2010 St. Patrick’s Festival.


VAN: March / April 2010

Cover Image: Stephanie Syjuco, 'Unsolicited Fabrications: Shareware Sculptures', 2009. Installation view. Pallas Contemporary Projects, Dublin (2–30 May 09)

Visual Artists’ News Sheet

Contents:
3. Roundup. Recent exhibitions and projects of note.
3. Column. Eamonn Maxwell. Rural and International Contexts.
4. Column. Adam Stoneman. Art Shock.
5. Column. Alison Pilkington. How Do We Know Non-Knowledge?
8. News. The latest developments in the arts sector.
10. Regional Profile. Visual Arts Resources and Activity in Co. Clare.
12. Artists Books. Recently published monographs and artists’ books.
13. Conference Report. Culture Clash? Not Really Saoirse Higgins reports on ‘Transforming Organisations with the Arts’, Brussels (9 – 10 Dec 2009)  – a seminar focusing on art  and business collaborations.
14. Resources. Tweets, Blogs & Art. Damien McGlynn surveys the recent upsurge of on-line  forums and discussion sites addressing Irish contemporary art.
15. Residency Profile. Responding To Dublin Australian artists Pat Foster & Jen Berean discuss the outcome of participation in a residency exchange between Pallas Contemporary Projects; Fire Station &  Gertrude Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne.
16. Seminar Report. Live Reflection. Áine Phillips offers an overview of her seminar project ‘Performing Curation’ held in collaboration the Live Art Development Agency, London (November 2009).
17. Project Profile. Trails, Paths, Mapping. Fiona FulLam  profiles ArtTrail 2009, Cork (12 – 22 November).
18. How is it Made? Closing the Loop. Edel Horan talks to Amanda Coogan about ‘Accumulator’ a performance based exhibition curated by the artist at Visual, Carlow (24 Sept 2009 – 16 Jan 2010)
19. Gallery Profile. PCP. Seán O Sullivan profiles Pallas Contemporary Projects.
22. How is it Made? Apparent Meaningfulness Isobel Nolan discusses the role of intuition in her studio practice.
23. Opportunities. All the lastest grants, awards, exhibition calls and commissions.
28. Problems. The Problem Page. Our consierge / curator of agony responds to artworld dilemas
28. Laughism. Laughism. Cartoons by Borislav Byrne.
29. Professional. NI Charities Regulation. Alex Davis reports on the launch of the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland and some of the practical implications for arts organisations.
30. Studio Profile. Constitutional Creativity. James Hepburn profiles ADHOC Collective, Belfast.
31. Art in Public: Roundup. Recent public art commissions, site-specific works, socially engaged practice and other forms of art outside the gallery.
32. Proffessional. Garda Vetting & The Arts Arthur Duignan, Create’s Authorised Signatory, explains the procedures involved in vetting for artists working with young people and children.


VAN: January / February 2010

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Visual Artists’ News Sheet

Contents:
3. Roundup. Recent exhibitions and projects of note.
3. Column. Marie-Louise Blaney. The Model: Dorm Project
4. Column. Chris Fite-Wassilak. Real Art Top Ten 2009.
8. News. The latest developments in the arts sector.
10. Regional Profile. Visual Arts Resources & Activity in Co. Waterford
13. How is it Made? Everyday Movements. Connolly and Cleary discuss the processes behind the making of their work Moving Dublin.
14. Residency Profile. Simply Seeing. Milada Bacik reports on her participation in a residency in Armenia.
15. Residency Profile. Residential Adventure Cóilín Rush reports on residency at Kulttuurikauppila, N. Finland.
16. Residency Profile. Pride. Isolation and Globalisation. Alan James Burns profiles his artist’s residency at The National Centre for Contemporary Art St. Petersburg on the Kronstadt programme in Russia.
17. Career Development. Reckoner George Bolster talks about his installation at Mass MOCA, USA.
18. Technical. Synthetics & Delicates. Dr Bronwyn Ormsby, Senior Conservation Scientist at The Tate, London offers an overview of the findings of Tate AXA Art Modern Paints Project.
19. Institution Profile. Expanded Studio. David Turner & Fiona Goggin profile Platform, a new studio venture in Belfast.
20. Project Profile. Corners of Reflection. Sarah Lincoln profiles ‘The Preponderance of the Small’ a city- wide off-site exhibition initiated by the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (25 Sept – 31 Oct 2009)
21. Art in the Public Realm: Roundup. Recent public art commissions, site-specific works, socially engaged practice and other forms of art outside the gallery.
22. International. Fortifying Dialogue An interview with Egyptian Curator, broadcaster, editor and Critic Sherif Awad, who contributed to the Solus Collective’s Irish / Arabian Avant-Garde Film Tour.
23. Opportunities. All the lastest grants, awards, commissions etc.
28. The Problem Page. Our consierge / curator of agony responds to a selection of queries and conceptual quibbles – offering in return, nothing less than life-shattering, dilemma-inducing, paradigm-shifting nonsense.
28. Artoons. The foibles, ironies, and occasional stupidity of the art world – captured with clarity and economy by Pablo Helguera.
29. Advocacy. Kick Starting the Core. Noel Kelly CEO / Director of Visual Artists Ireland discusses the situation facing artists and arts institutions in the context of the recession – and argues that now is a time of
great opportunity as well as challenge.
31. Conference. Arts Value to Health. Vagabond Reviews discuss ‘Vital Signs’ an event, focused on the subject of arts & health care, which took place in Dublin 14 – 21 October 2009.
32. Conference. When is Then? Fiona Fullam reports on the ‘First Former West Congress’, held in Utrecht, The Netherlands, 5 – 7 November 2009.