Publications Archive



SYMPOSIA PUBLICATIONS:

2002
Space for Production CD-Rom.
(Published in collaboration with LUAS, NCAD, UCD and SSI)

This CD-Rom documents the works created by students of the University College Dublin School of Architecture and National College of Art and Design Masters in Virtual Realities for the Sculptors’ Society of Ireland ‘Space for Production’ symposia. This project was initiated by the Sculptors’ Society of Ireland and the Architects’ Association of Ireland and brought student artists and architects together to envisage integrated artworks for Dublin’s light rail urban transport system, Luas.

1996
Achill Island Symposium Calendar
(No copies remaining)
In August 1996 Achill Island off the Mayo coast, provided a rich a stimulating site for eight selected Irish artists along with two invited artists from Germany, to work in context addressing the physical landscape and culture. The artists Noel Molloy, Ann Henderson, Ursula Kavanagh, Renate Hoffliet, Michael Bach, Tony Magner, Declan Kennedy, Pamela Hill, Leah Durkan, Elizabeth Caffery produced a diverse array of work including performance, video, installation and sound works. Dutch landscape photographer Willem Vermasse was commissioned to record all the projects at their various stages of development; these images formed the basis of the printed documentation of the symposia, which was published in December 1996 in the form of a calendar for 1997.

1996
Achill Island Symposium Video

This video by Peter Joyce marries footage of local traditions and craft making with the work of the sculptors making site-specific work for the ‘Achill Island’ Symposium.

1995
Skibbereen Sculpture Symposium Postcard Pack
7 Colour Postcards
Held to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Great Famine, the SSI’s Skibbereen Symposium invited artist to work in the context a former workhouse. Seven artists participated in the symposium, creating works of art which responded to the building and the theme of famine historically and in terms of contemporary events. The artists were: Pauline Agnew, Agnes Devlin, Annette Hennessey, Carol Kavanagh, Lotte Pile, Alannah Robbins, Ad van Turnhout.

1994
Random Access Video

This video compilation showcases the five works created on the SSI’s 1993 Random Access Video Art Symposium in conjunction with RTE and Windmill Lane Studios. The featured works are: ‘New Shoes’ Kimberly Dunne; ‘Veritatis Splendor’ Tony Fitzpatrick; ‘Big Boys’ Colin McKeown; ‘Sofa’ Iain Keeny; ‘Panoptes’ Tony Patrickson & Jonathon O’Hanlon.

1994
Random Access Soundworks CD

This CD compilation presents the three works created on SSI’s 1993 Random Access Sound Art Symposium. The features works are: ‘GBH’ by Fergus Kelly, ‘Kevlar Second Chants’ by Tony Patrickson & Chris North and ‘Breaking Point’ by Stephanie Condon Casey.

1992
Symposia 1992
52pp
Perfect Bound
21 x 21 cms
Colour Illustrations
In 1992 the SSI initiated three sculpture symposia, that offered “the artist a unique and precious opportunity to experiment, to work on a scale, or with materials not normally available to them…a special time that engenders a maturity achieved by working away from the demands of exhibition, allowing artists to work in new styles and with new ambitions”. The three projects documented in this publication comprise: the Annaghmakerrig Sculpture Symposium, Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Co. Monaghan May 1992, the Ahenny Slate Quarries Symposium, Co. Kilkenny June-July 1992 and the Kingscourt Brick Symposium, Kingscourt Bricks, Co. Cavan July-August 1992

1990
Boglands: A Sculptors Symposium Video

Director Aisling Stuart made the Boglands Symposium video to pass on an understanding, respect and appreciation for the unique landscape and ecology of Irish peat bogs as ‘one of the last unspoilt wildernesses remaining in western Europe’.

1990
Boglands Sculpture Symposium
52pp
Stitched
B&W Illustrations
17.2x 24cm
The Boglands Symposium held in the Wicklow Mountains in August 1990 aimed to the participants and visitors to the event ‘a feel and a taste of the bog’ and to alert all to the alarming speed at which Irelands boglands are diminished by mechanised turf cutting. Works by the participating artists are documented by landscape photographer Chirstine Bond. The ‘Boglands’ artists were: Mamoru Abe, Joost Barbiers, Gerard Cox, Remco De Fouw, Chris Drury, David Dunne, Romy Gray, Catherine Harper, Ann Henderson, Kathy Herbert, David Kinane, Betty Maguire, Ann O’Connor, Marian O’Donnell, Amanda Ralph, Aisling Stuart, Niall Walsh.

1988
Meitheal: Sculpture Symposia Ireland
172pp
20 x 19.4
Perfect Bound
B&W Illustrations
This publication brings together documentation of the SSI’s prolific organisation of sculpture symposia from 1983-1987. The featured symposia are: the 1983 Arklow Steel Symposium, Tyrells of Arklow Engineering; the 1984 ‘Cumar na gCloch’ Stone Symposium, Roe O’Neill and Walsh Quarries, Dublin Mountains; the 1985 Celbridge Concrete Symposium, Celbridge, Co. Kildare; the 1985 Hazelwood Symposium, Hazelwood Park, Co. Sligo; the 1985 Cork 800 Symposium, Cork City; the 1986 Letterfrack Symposium, Connemara, Galway; the 1986 Dun Laoghaire Symposium; The 1987 Limerick Symposium, Limerick City.

1983
Sculpture at the East Link: Sculpture from the Arklow Steel Symposium
44pp
Perfect Bound
20.5 x 19. 8 cm
B&W Illustrations
Twelve Irish sculptors and two guests from the USA and Scotland participated in the 1983 Arklow Steel Symposium hosted by Arklow Engineering. The completed works were temporarily sited as an outdoor exhibition along the then newly completed East-Link Bridge in Dublin.

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EXHIBITION CATALOGUES:

2002
Scóip 2002: Oxygen X

For 2002 the open submission exhibition Scóip, run annually by Samháiocht Arts Centre, Tralee, Kerry, was re-configured as an invitation for artists to propose speculative art projects for seven sites around Tralee Co. Kerry. A publication distributed with the Nov / Dec 2002 SSI Newsletter provided the key platform alongside an exhibition in the Samhlaíocht Art Centre, for the dissemination of the artists’ – Neva Elliott, Remco De Fouw, Andrew Duggan, Orla Clark and Eilis Phelan – ideas into the public realm.

1997
SSI/Ireland and Europe: International Visual Art Event
Paperback
Perfect Bound
68pp
Colour Illustrations
14 x 20 cm
Organised in collaboration with a number of European artists collectives the ‘SSI/Ireland and Europe’ offered Irish and European artists the opportunity to work in the context of the city of Dublin in a number of outdoor locations. Moreover the selected Irish artists were all empowered as co-curators of the project, each nominating a European artist of their choice to invite to Dublin to participate in the project. The participating artists were: Pauline Agnew, Nicos Nicolaou, Kaarina Kaikkonen, Aine Nic Giolla Coda, Michael Minnis, Alan Phelan, Fergus Kelly, Max Eastly, Sean Taylor, Nelida Mendoza, Tracey McKenna, Edwin Janssen, Craig Wood, Johannes Schweiger, Kevin Francis Gray, Lorraine Whelan, Aaron Fowler, Jerome Durand, Nusret Pasic, Daniel Jewesbury, Joke Robaard, Liam Gillick.

1997
SSI/Ireland and Europe Video

Directed by Fred Benoist the ‘SSI/Ireland and Europe Video’ documents the site-specific works created by the 22 Irish and European artists who participated in the project.

1993
See through Art
40pp
Perfect Bound
B&W Illustrations
19.5 x 24.2 cm
This catalogue presents the works by 21 artists selected via open submission for ‘See through Art’ an exhibition of a broad range of ‘complementary disciplines and contemporary practices’ that offer various interpretations of idea of ‘seeing through art’ . The artists featured are: Marie Barrett, Brian Connolly, Niamh Cooney, Maud Cotter, Michelle Deignan, Cliona Harmey, Rhona Henderson, John Johnston, Janet Ledsham, Kate Malone, Julie Merriman, Michael Minnis, Eilis O’Baoill, Eilis O’Connell, Maurice O’Connell, David Pearson, Graham Reid, Gary Somers, Derek Whitticase, David Wilcoxson.

1991
Espace
92pp
Perfect Bound
20.1 x 28.4 cm
B&W Illustrations
The ‘Espace’ exhibition held at the RHA Gallagher Gallery Dublin was devised as a major art event to mark Dublin’s year as European Cultural Capital. Selected from open submission, works by 64 sculptors, half from Ireland half from Europe presented a diverse showing of the range and possibilities of sculptural practice.

1990
Vice Versa
40pp
Stitched
22.2 x 26.2 cm
B&W Illustrations
A Collaboration between the SSI and the Jewellers and Metalworkers Guild ‘Vice Versa’ explored the links where sculpture and jewellery interact.

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SCULPTURE GUIDES


1991
Contemporary Sculpture in Dublin: A Walker’s Guide

36pp
Stitched
14 x 19.8 cm
B&W Illustrations
Launched during Dublin’s 1991 tenure as European City of Culture, the ‘walkers guide’ details four walking tours in, around and across Dublin City, North and South, that are directed by and draw attention to the variety of sculptural work sited throughout the city.

1999
A City Guide to Sculpture in Dublin
Paperback
Perfect Bound
196pp
B&W Illustrations
9.6 x 14cm
This publication updated the popular 1990 publication ‘A Walker’s Guide to Sculpture’ in Dublin, lists works situated in Dublin’s City Centre with a special appendix on works located at Dublin airport. Detailed maps indicate the location of the works, allowing readers to navigate their own paths through Dublin’s sculptural landscape.

1982
Sculptors’ Society of Ireland Photographic Index
132pp
Perfect Bound
15.1 x 20 cm
B&W Illustrations
This publication, created two years after the society was founded, was devised as ‘a yellow pages for those wanting to contact sculptors in Ireland’.

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CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS:

1988

International Conference on Sculpture
128pp
20 x 28.9 cm
Stitched
Organised as the key stone of the SSI’s 1988 ‘year of sculpture’ the ‘International Conference on Sculpture’, held in Trinity College, Dublin provided a platform for papers by 47 artists, art writers, architects, administrators and academics. This publication comprises the full accounts of all these presentations. Key speakers included: Eduardo Chillida, Albert Elsen, John Carson, Malcolm Miles, Brian Maguire and Liam O’Kelly.