VAN March/April 2013



Cecily Brennan. Man with Eczema. Egg tempera on gesso. Image courtesy of the artist. Recently shown at ‘Living Loss’, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork (23 Nov 2012 – 10 March 2013).

CONTENTS
5. Roundup. Recent exhibitions and projects of note.
5. Regional Column:
Northern Ireland. Feargal O’Malley. Artist Residencies.
6. Column.
Jonathan Carroll. The Life of Ryan.
8. News.
The latest developments in the visual arts sector.
9. Regional Profile.
Visual arts resources and activity in Mayo.
12. Tribute.
Valerie Earley. On these pages, with friends and colleagues, we celebrate Valerie Earley, Visual Artists Ireland’s Membership Manager, who sadly passed away 9 January 2013, after a two-year fight with cancer.
14. Art writing award.
Commemoration – A Forward-Looking Act. Joanne Laws, winner of the Visual Artists Ireland / Dublin City Council Arts Office critical writing award (2013), addresses the subject of the visual arts responses to the ‘decade of centenaries’ (Archived)
16. How is it made.
Time, Liberty And Atonement. Remco De Fouw details the conception, fabrication and installation of his commissioned work ‘A Voice’ for the Irish Prison Services headquarters in Longford.(Archived)
17. Art and philosophy.
Art & Philosophy – Why Now? In the first of three articles prompted by a growing interest in certain strands of philosophy by artists and curators, Sinead Hogan considers the nature of the relationship between art and philosophy.
18. International.
O’Doherty Un-Freezes A Beating Heart. Mary-Ruth Walsh reflects on Brian O’Doherty’s keynote address ‘Strolling With The Zeitgeist: Five Decades’ at last year’s Frieze Art Fair (11 Oct 2012).
19. Critique.
Reviews of recent exhibitions, events, publications and projects. (Archived)
23. Advocacy.
Moving Beyond Token Fees. Noel Kelly, CEO Of Visual Artists Ireland reports on how the findings of VAI’s ‘Survey On Payments For Visual Artists’ show the direct results of the cutting of public funding for the arts. (Archived)
24. Residency.
Language That Tells. Bridget O’Gorman profiles ‘Dig Where You Stand’, a year-long residency-based project in South Tipperary.
25. Career Development.
Creating Work & Context. Peter Richards tracks the development of his career as an artist, highlighting how he has combined this with his work as a curator.
26. How is it Made?
Doctor in the House. Ciara McMahon discusses the concepetion and delivery of her project The Aesthetic Screening Clinic.
27. Project Profile.
Productive Perambulators. Michelle Browne discusses some of the initial outcomes of ‘Walking (with a buggy) in the City: A Research Project in the Public Realm’.
28. Opportunities.
All the latest grants, awards, exhibition calls and commissions.
30. International.
Breaking Bread. Sheena Barrett, Arts Officer And Gallery Curator For The Lab, Dublin profiles Break Bread Open, an event held at the 2012 Liverpool Biennale as part of Liverpool and Dublin’s Cultural Corridor.
31. Art in the Public Realm.
The Mercurial Challenge Of Collaborative Arts. Annette Moloney reports on ‘AIC10’, an event held at IMMA (27 Nov 2012) marking a decade of collaborative art projects funded through the Arts Council Of Ireland’s Artist In The Community Scheme and managed by Create.
33. Art in the Public Realm:
Roundup. Public art commissions, site-specific works, socially-engaged practices and other forms of art outside the gallery.
34. Career Development.
Alphaville to Anti-Tour. Dennis McNulty retraces some formative projects and experiences that have contributed to the evolution of his working methods.