James L Hayes will discuss his current research interests and more specifically his recent IRON –R Project which was in collaboration with CIT CCAD & the National Sculpture Factory in Cork. This presentation will focus on the overall aims of the research project, the nature of the process and its relevant history and will also highlight the communal and ritual nature of the event and of the collaboration between the respective institutes and participating artists and art students.
James L Hayes is a contemporary visual artist & lecturer in fine art at CIT CCAD and has previously studied at Limerick School of Art & Design, The University of Vigo, North Spain, De Montfort University Leicester and the University of London in the UK. He has previously lectured at Coventry University and Anglia Polythenic University Cambridge in the UK.
His previous research interests have ranged from industrial archaeology to environmental concerns and economic conflicts while his current research interests are related to ideas about the ‘Trace’ , often making art works in a variety of media that response to sites that possess a specific or significant history.
In 2006, 2007 and 2008 he received major funding awards from the Irish Arts Council to attend Sculpture Symposia and residencies in New Mexico, New York and Denver Colorado respectively.
He has most recently completed an ongoing period of research culminating in The IRON-R Project that was held in collaboration with CIT CCAD & the National Sculpture Factory in Cork.
In 2011 he was invited to hold a one-person show at the The Good Children Gallery in New Orleans and received funding from the Imagine Ireland program from Culture Ireland to complete this show.
Other recent artworks were shown at OCCUPY Space in Limerick, ‘Invite & Reject’ MART Exhibition in New York , Chicago & LA, The MART Instructional European Tour (London Berlin, Norway , Bratislava, Dublin), The Worcester Contemporary Open-2010, ‘Ev+a’ 2008 ‘too early for vacation..’ Limerick (curated by Hou Hanru), The USUK International Sculpture Symposia, New York, “Global Warming at the ICEBOX’’-Philadelphia (curated by Adelina Vlas Curator of Modern & Contemporary Collections at the Philadelphia Museum of Art), The Blankspace Gallery in San Francisco, The Burris Hill Galley in New Mexico and at the International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Sculpture at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham, Alabama.
There will be time for Q&A after discussion. Tea and coffee will be provided also.
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