VAN January / February 2014


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Mark Swords, Reflections and Variations, 14 September 2013, Redcross
Woods. Presented as part of ‘I wont say I will see you tomorrow’ a
multi-disciplinary project exploring the legacy of philosopher
Ludwig Wittgenstein. Photo: Enda Doran.

CONTENTS
5. Column. Rebecca Strain. Snooping & Shooting in the Dark.(Archived)
5. Roundup. Recent exhibitions and projects of note.
6. Column. Emily Mark Fitzgerald. A Special Beauty in all that is Goodly … (Archived)
7. Column. Jonathan Carroll. Steadier on its Feet.
8. News.The latest developments in the visual arts sector.
8. VAI News. Recent VAI activities, campaigns, comment and analysis.
9. Regional Focus. Laois: Resources & Activities. Adrienne Symes, Angela Delaney, Laois Arts Office, Jackie Carter, Karen Hendy.
12. Residency Profile. Immersed in Possibility. Ciara Healy and Karl Musson, recipients of 126 gallery’s Art Farm residency, offer an account of their experiences.
13. Institution Profile. Evolve, Learn, Grow. Barry Kehoe profiles Block T studios,Dublin.
14. Profile. Fostering the Countrypolitan. Patricia Hurl and Therry Rudin talk to Fiona Woods about Damer House, a new artist-led space in Tipperary.
15. VAI Professional Development. Sustaining the Ephemeral. El Putnam profiles VAI’s masterclass by Nigel Rolfe and the discussion ‘Sustaining Performance Based Practices’ at the Dublin Live Art Festival. (Archived)
16.Residency. Station to Station. Maria Mckinney, Sue Corke and Hagen Betzwieser describe the studio exchange run by Fire Station Artists’ Studios, Dublin and Acme Studios, London.
17. Project Profile. Tbilisi Traces. Eoin Mac Lochlainn profiles the ‘Palimpsest/ Rianú’ project, which was shown as part of Artisterium VI, held in Tbilisi, Georgia during October 2013.
18. Career Development. Becoming a Better Sculptor. Jason Ellis describes his training and background and reflects on the motivation and philosophy behind his art practice.
19. Critique.‘Common ground’, Occupy Space, Limerick; ‘The Work of Micheal Farrell’, Crawford Gallery,Cork; Dragana Jurisic, Belfast Exposed; Mary Burke Draiocht, Dublin; Sinead Rice in a group show at Flowers Gallery, ‘A Lamb Lies Down’, Broadstone Studios, Dublin; Mark Durcan, The Lab, Dublin
23.Workshop. Intention, Then Interpretation. Lisa Fingleton reports on her participation in a workshop with Shirin Neshat at the London Film School.|(Archived)
24. Art in Public. Digital Inclusion. Ruby Wallis describes her multi-media project ‘Illuminate’, focused on people with intellectual disabilities.
25. Collaboration. Visual Counterpoint. Fergal Dowling, Michael Quinn and Ailbhe ní Bhriain outline the working processes underpinning ‘Mirrors of Earth’, a presentation of a chamber ballet by Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho, accompanied by a responsive video work.
26. Art in Public. Held Captive by the Site. Sarah Allen profiles ‘Art Lot’, a programme of temporary visual arts projects programmed by Jonathan Carroll for a vacant outdoor site in Dublin city centre. (Archived)
27. Profile. A Pretty Quiet Place. Aoife Tunney and Eilís Lavelle discuss ‘I Won’t Say I Will See You Tomorrow’, a multi-disciplinary project exploring the legacy of philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein.
28. VAI Northern Ireland. Ambivilant Spectacle. Jason Oakley reflects on ‘Arts Awards: Prizes! Prizes! Prizes!’, a talk organised by VAI in conjunction with 2013 Turner Prize and the Golden Thread Gallery. (Archived)
29. VAI Event. Financial Security Aideen Barry reports on a VAI Common Room Café hosted by HQ / Occupy space, which focused on artists payments, pensions and financial security.
29. VAI Northern Ireland. Feargal O’Malley, VAI’s Northern Ireland Manager, on the 132nd Royal Ulster Academy’s annual exhibition embracing both contemporary and traditional modes of visual art.
30.Art in Public. The Allegory of Place. Silvia Loeffler profiles Kathy Herbert and Dorothy Smith’s project ‘Open to the Public’, which was shown at Satellite Studios project space, Dublin during October 2013.
31.Art in Public Roundup. Commissions, site-specific works, socially engaged practice and other forms of art outside the gallery.
32.VAI Event. Show and Tell. The most recent VAI ‘Show & Tell’ held at HQ / Occupy Space, Limerick.
33. Artoons. Pablo Helguera’s Artoons – the foibles and ironies of the art world.
33.VAI Professional Development. VAI’s upcoming professional development programme events.
34.Opportunities. All the latest grants, awards, exhibition calls and commissions.