September 15, 2017

Registration

09:00  -  10:00
Entrance

Registration is now open. You can arrive on the day and register for a General Entrance Ticket, however, early registration is encouraged so that we can plan for the day. The General Entrance tickets provides you with access to all of the discussion panels, the Visual Artists Café area, and a light lunch. The General […]

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Clinics – Morning 1 (VAI Members Only)

09:30  -  10:50
Speed Curating Rooms 1 and 2

Building upon the popularity of this aspect of the programme in 2016, we are also spotlighting Clinics – with more specialists available to offer advice on your specific area of concern or in-depth analysis to help you in an area of your career. Clinics are for up to 20 minutes in the morning and afternoon, […]

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AICA Art Writing Focus | Joanne Laws in Conversation with Sue Rainsford

10:00  -  10:50

Sue Rainsford, winner of VAI/DCC Critical Writing Award 2017, will talk to Joanne Laws, Features Editor of the Visual Artists’ News Sheet, about her research and writing practice’ Followed by Michaele Cutaya in Conversation with Livia Paldi More info here. AICA The International Association of Art Critics – Ireland (AICA Ireland) is the Irish section […]

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Culture in Every Community

10:00  -  10:50

This panel, chaired by Jo Managan, will seek to address questions around the artist in the community. The panelists will discuss the following questions, drawing from their particular knowledge and experience in the area. What do art strategies need to deliver? Do the arts always need to be useful and measurable? What is the balance […]

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AICA Art Writing Focus | Michaële Cutaya in Conversation with Lívia Páldi

11:00  -  11:50

Arts writer and Circa editor Michaële Cutaya will talk to Lívia Páldi’ about her background in publishing and her new role as Curator of Visual Arts at Project Arts Centre, Dublin. AICA The International Association of Art Critics – Ireland (AICA Ireland) is the Irish section of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) founded […]

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Speed Curating – Morning (VAI Members Only)

11:00  -  12:00
Speed Curating Rooms 1 and 2

Choose from a list of 30 of the best curators in Ireland and Northern Ireland for one-on-one meetings. Selecting whom you would like to meet entitles you to 10 minutes with each curator – an opportunity to show them your work, present your ideas and make connections. This is a hugely popular event for curators […]

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Artist Speak – Morning

11:00  -  12:00

Throughout the day there will be presentations by exemplary artists speaking about their work, the development of their careers and their own personal experience as professional visual artists. From 11am to 12pm we will see presentations from: Justyna Kielbowicz Jaki Irvine Diana Copperwhite Brian Maguire In the afternoon from 3pm to 4pm: Gerry Gleason Mark […]

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Sustaining Your Practice

12:00  -  13:00

The panel will be discussing the practical, creative and career challenges of sustaining your practice in mid and late career. They will 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, […]

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Clinics – Morning 2 (VAI Members Only)

12:10  -  13:00
Speed Curating Rooms 1 & 2

Building upon the popularity of this aspect of the programme in 2016, we are also spotlighting Clinics – with more specialists available to offer advice on your specific area of concern or in-depth analysis to help you in an area of your career. Clinics are for up to 20 minutes in the morning and afternoon, […]

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Film Screening | The Third Man by Erik Bünger

12:10  -  17:00

The third man (2010) is a project existing both as a lecture performance and as a video. As a child my father told me about the movie: In a city somewhere, a man searches for another man. Everyone he meets tells him that his search is in vain, for the other man is already dead, […]

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Lunch

13:00  -  14:00
The Chapel

A light lunch of a variety of sandwiches and tea and coffee will be available on the day in The Chapel. These will include gluten and lactose free options. Alternatively, there is a café downstairs in IMMA where you can purchase other options. There are also several locations beside IMMA, both in HSQ (Military Road) […]

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Artistic freedom – a human right with many obstacles

14:00  -  14.50

States as well as UN bodies increasingly recognize freedom of artistic expression as a fundamental human right. However, global statistics show a disturbing number of violations on artistic freedom in many countries – including Europe. How is artistic freedom defined, how can you monitor violations, which are the conflicts behind persecution of artists and are […]

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Clinics – Afternoon 1 (VAI Members Only)

14:10  -  14:50
Speed Curating Rooms 1 & 2

Building upon the popularity of this aspect of the programme in 2016, we are also spotlighting Clinics – with more specialists available to offer advice on your specific area of concern or in-depth analysis to help you in an area of your career. Clinics are for up to 20 minutes in the morning and afternoon, […]

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Speed Curating – Afternoon (VAI Members Only)

15:00  -  16:00
Speed Curating Rooms 1 and 2

Choose from a list of 30 of the best curators in Ireland and Northern Ireland for one-on-one meetings. Selecting whom you would like to meet entitles you to 10 minutes with each curator – an opportunity to show them your work, present your ideas and make connections. This is a hugely popular event for curators […]

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Artist Speak – Afternoon

15:00  -  16:00

Throughout the day there will be presentations by exemplary artists speaking about their work, the development of their careers and their own personal experience as professional visual artists. From 11am to 12pm we will see presentations from: Justyna Kielbowicz Jaki Irvine Diana Copperwhite Brian Maguire In the afternoon from 3pm to 4pm: Gerry Gleason Mark […]

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Clinics – Afternoon 2 (VAI Members Only)

16:10  -  16:50
Speed Curating Rooms 1 & 2

Building upon the popularity of this aspect of the programme in 2016, we are also spotlighting Clinics – with more specialists available to offer advice on your specific area of concern or in-depth analysis to help you in an area of your career. Clinics are for up to 20 minutes in the morning and afternoon, […]

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Help Desks | VAI & IVARO

10am  -  4pm
The Great Hall

The Help Desk is one of the central services of the organisation. Advice and support is offered on issues ranging from practical professional information to knowing your rights. For example we regularly help individuals with: sustaining a practice, artist tax exemption, public art commissioning, artists’ rights, costing proposals, insurance, contracts, conflict resolution, setting up artist […]

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Visual Artists Cafe | All Day

9am  -  5pm
The Great Hall

The Get Together Visual Artists Café is space to meet one another. A space that encourages making new connections, meeting people and sharing networks. The common space has many representatives from arts organisations and galleries from all over the country who have come to the Get Together to meet you and showcase their services to […]

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