JOHN BEATTIE DESCRIBES HOW HE MADE TWO NEW FILMS FOR HIS UPCOMING SHOW AT THE RHA, DUBLIN, WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE IN NOVEMBER 2012
‘An Artist, the Studio, and all the rest…’ takes the form of two HD film projections with audio, produced and directed between 2006 – 2012. Part one will be presented to the viewer as performative research, shot in the studio of the artist Tom Ryan (PPRHA born 1929) and the RHA School. Here, I observed what became a ‘master / apprentice’ relationship that has developed between myself and Tom Ryan since 2006.
Appropriating the 1854 / 1855 painting by Gustav Courbet, The Artist’s Studio, part two is a staged, choreographed moving-image film, shot in the Great Hall at IMMA, where representatives from various levels of the arts in Ireland were invited to be filmed in the context of this surreal, staged studio.
My work explores ideas and perceptions relating to notions of the artist, the studio and relationships with the audience. Through process- based and context-specific methodologies, my work attempts to create discourse between traditional, classic academic and contemporary practice. Employing the use of film production and performance, my interest lies in how the viewer deconstructs or unravels the creative process.
The starting point for this process was a phone call, a letter and a studio visit, followed by an initiated task set by the artist Tom Ryan. To cut a long story short, I first came across Tom Ryan through his work, then through talking with him over the phone. I was immediately struck by his opinions and comments on contemporary practices and practioners. He regarded this kind of work as a form of “cult and heresy, and a bad, ill-informed one at that”. - From an interview with Tom Ryan in his studio, 2006 (more…)
BLOCK T have announced Jonah King as the winner of this years 2012 Emerging Graduate Award. Jonah will receive a free studio for 3 months and will have access to all of BLOCK T’s facilities as well as its membership benefits. He will also be invited to take part in LINK Culturefest 2013 where he will have the opportunity to showcase his work as well as take part in our International Exchange Programme.
Jonah King (b. 1985, Ireland) recently graduated from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, with a First Honors BFA in Fine Art Media. He achieved the highest grade point average across all faculties in his graduating year. His Visual Culture Thesis; Tricksters! Non-Oppositional Dissent In Contemporary Art was Commended. He has also studied at Central Saint Martins, London and Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver.
Recent exhibitions include: The Temple of Psychic Youth, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin, 2012 (curated by Padraic E. Moore); The Dowsers, NCAD, Dublin, 2012; Project Orbital, Bergamo Scienza, Bergamo, Italy, 2011; Elements, National Science Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, 2011; Immersion Is Unity, BLOCK T, Dublin, 2011; Immersion Is Unity, Abraham J. Rogatnick Gallery, Vancouver, 2011; Security Check, BLOCK T, Dublin, 2010; Snakes & Ladders, Symphony Space Broadway, New York, 2010 (curated by Daniel Figgis); Is This City Fit For Purpose? Temple Bar Square, Dublin, 2009 (curated by Dylan Haskins).
Jonah was awarded the inaugural Owen Walsh Award (2012). He is a founding member of Exchange Dublin (a collective arts centre in Temple Bar, Dublin) and Example Curatorial Collective.
The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York has selected visual artist Brian Duggan into its program for a minimum of three months during its 2013/ 2014 activities.
The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) is a leading nonprofit, residency-based contemporary art institution for emerging to mid-career artists and curators from around the world. Founded in 1994, ISCP has hosted over 1,300 artists and curators from more than 55 countries, including the United States. In 2008, ISCP moved from Manhattan to East Williamsburg, Brooklyn to the former factory of the Sackett & Wilhelms Lithography Company, an 18,000 square-foot building constructed in 1901. This move expanded ISCP’s facilities to 35 studios, an exhibition gallery and a project space. To advance its core mission of supporting artists in producing and exhibiting a wide range of contemporary, often experimental, artistic approaches, ISCP annually presents a series of innovative exhibitions and public programs both on- and off-site. ISCP’s programming engages audiences in meaningful ways while fostering the institution’s relationship to its community. Each year, over 100 artists and curators are in residence at ISCP and approximately 10,000 individuals attend ISCP’s public programs.
Twice a year, in May and November, ISCP hosts four-day long Exhibitions in Open Studios, presenting work by the 35 ISCP artists and curators in residence, accompanied by live performances, panel discussions and exhibitions. During Exhibition Open Studios, residents present recent projects, work in progress, site-specific installations and their archives to over 2,000 professionals and art enthusiasts from New York and beyond.
This is a solo exhibition of paintings, painting installations and digital media artworks by Shane Finan.
The artworks were completed as part of an analysis of people who live on islands, during studio time and residencies in Ireland and Iceland. The central theme is the metaphor of people as islands (insulated and separated from one another), with a comparison to a metaphor of society as an archipelago.
There is no artist fee required for exhibiting these artworks – I am hoping to exhibit a debut solo exhibition and am happy to self-fund the transportation of work to an adequate space. The exhibition is unfunded, and any funding is welcome. Works made as part of this series were funded by Sligo Arts Office – this funding covered creation of work but will have to be acknowledged in any exhibition.
The works vary from small to large format, but an exhibition can be arranged in most spaces or galleries, dependent on available space. A catalogue can be designed and printed at short notice, although this would depend on the circumstances of any exhibition.
I would be delighted to exhibit these works but will not pay to exhibit in a space. All artworks are available for booking from the current date until early 2013 – some of the works will feature in exhibitions later in 2013 outside of Ireland at different dates – this can be discussed further in further correspondence. A selection of the works available can be seen at http://www.shanefinanart.org/#!archipelago-2011—/cyn3
In keeping with Visual Artists Ireland’s policy we require venues or events to pay artist’s fees for exhibitions.
Fire Station is delighted to announce the artists selected from the recent open call for studio residencies commencing in June 2013. The artists selected, both short-term and long-term, Irish and international artists are: Bridget O’Gorman (Ireland), Dominic Thorpe (Ireland), Sonia Shiel (Ireland), Flora Muscovici (France), Eduardo Mattos & Fernanda Figuerido (Brazil), and Darn Thorn (UK).
Fire Station Artists’ Studios, located in Dublin’s north inner city, currently provides nine residential studio spaces for visual artists. The studio residencies are open to all practicing visual artists who can apply for a studio residency through an open call application process. Selected artists can live here for up to two years and nine months, but international artists can apply for shorter periods. The selection process is competitive and artists are typically selected at least eight months in advance of a studio becoming available. Studio rent is subsidised and includes all utilities, waste disposal, parking, internet access, full use of high end computers in the Resource Centre as well as access to digital equipment and the Sculpture Workshop. Full details on the studios are outlined on the Fire Station website: www.firestation.ie/studios
This award provides support and studio space throughout the year for both emerging and established artists, in order to facilitate the production of new work. Rhona Byrne’s work is predominantly site and project specific. Her practice employs an interdisciplinary approach and manifest in many forms including sculture, video, photographs, drawings, context specific installations, collaborative event-based projects and books. She has exhibited extensively in Ireland and internationally and has been awarded several awards, artist residencies and has been commissioned and supported by The Arts Council of Ireland, Dublin City Council, Cork City Council, Culture Ireland, The office of Public Works and is currently working on a project for Tate Britain.
Visual Artists Ireland members can now register with Artelier. Artelier is for professional visual artists to arrange free studio exchanges with their peers anywhere in the world. You can also use it to network with artists in your local area or overseas. For more information see: visualartists.ie/resources/studio-exchange-programme/
Swedish artist Lina Nordenström will be resident at The Red Stables International Studio during August and September. Lina works with prints, drawings and artist’s books. She studied at Gothenburg University (1982-85), The College of Printmaking Arts in Stockholm (1991-95), where she now teaches, and at the Royal University College of Fine Arts in Stockholm (2000–2001). Since 2005 she has been an associate member of Graphic Studio Dublin. Lina will give a free printmaking demonstration on Saturday 25th August from 2 – 4pm in The Red Stables gallery, St. Anne’s Park, Mt Prospect Avenue, Dublin 3. All Welcome. The aim of the International Artists’ Residential Studio at The Red Stables is to encourage international artists to visit Ireland, create work and actively exchange practice and expertise with artists, arts organizations, local arts initiatives and people living and working in Dublin city. www.graphicstudiodublin.com | www.redstablesartists.com/
Temple Bar Gallery and Studios (TBG+S) has recently announced ten new studio member artists for the year 2012/13. The new member artists were awarded their studios following an open submission application process, which took place in May 2012.
In total, six Membership Studios for a three-year period were awarded to six artists Kevin Cosgrove, Mark O’Kelly, Barbara Knezevic, Susan MacWilliam, David E. Maher, and Jim Ricks. Additionally, Seamus Nolan was granted a one-year extension on his Membership Studio. This year, a One-Year Project Studios were allocated to Elaine Byrne and Mark Clare
2012 is the pilot year for a new graduate artist’s studio award at TBG+S. This award allocates a large studio free of charge, as well as a variety of mentoring and development opportunities, to a recent graduate of a Fine Art BA programme. The recipient Lucy Andrews, was selected via an open submission process.
The ten new artists will take up their new studios at TBG+S between now and spring 2013.
KATIE HOLTEN DISCUSSES HER RECENT RESIDENCY AT A STUDIO IN THE WOODS, NEW ORLEANS, AND THE WORK SHE SUBSEQUENTLY CREATED FOR THE NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF MODERN ART.
I’m always thinking about time and how there’s never enough of it to go around. But during my residency in New Orleans I was able to really lose track of time. (more…)