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Online Exhibition | Net//Work 2 at DAS Opening Event

05/02/2022 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm – In October ’21 we once again opened our virtual doors to host four wonderful artists for the British Council #NetWorkResidency. Abshar Platisza joined us from Indonesia, André Schütz and Wisrah Villefort partook from Brazil, and Kesara Ratnavibushana participated all the way from Sri Lanka. #NetWorkResidency supports the artists through four weeks of reflection, research, practice, […]

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Online Artist Event | Hiwa K Study Morning from the Hugh Lane Gallery

04/02/2022 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Join us for a morning of online illustrated talks, readings and discussion  exploring themes arising from the exhibition ‘Hiwa-K Do you remember what you are burning?’, on display until 13 February at Hugh Lane Gallery. About the Hiwa K exhibition: ‘In 1996, at age 21, the Iraqi-Kurdish artist Hiwa K fled Kurdistan on foot, embarking […]


The Sun Casts a Shadow | Emma O’Hara at Lord Mayor’s Pavilion, Cork

03/02/2022 – 09/03/2022 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm – Presented as a dreamlike journey through unfamiliar jungles “The sun casts a shadow” is a new body of work emphasising the longing felt by many throughout the pandemic to submerge oneself within the landscape. O’ Hara generously grants the viewer access to her own experiences allowing them to explore and experience new while highlighting the […]


8 Hours of What We Will | Aoife Ward at Strule Arts Centre

03/02/2022 – 26/02/2022 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm – You are invited to the Opening of ‘8 Hours of What We Will’ by Aoife Ward. Through working with objects no longer fit for their intended purpose, Aoife has explored the work/life balance of an artist. With her current status set as unemployed, she has questioned the hours spent in her studio working. Was this […]

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Dublin City North Central Area Arts Projects Information Session from Dublin City Council

Interested in arts projects planned for 2022 in the North Central Area (NCA) of Dublin City? The North Central Area is one of 5 administrative areas used by Dublin City Council to co-ordinate the delivery of services in the city. This area includes Kilbarrack, Raheny, Donaghmede, Coolock, Artane, Darndale, Clontarf, Fairview. 2022 is going to…

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Sharon Kelly Awarded The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

Visual artist Sharon Kelly has recently been awarded The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant which will support the creation of new work / projects. Kelly’s practice which explores ideas around resilience, focusing on the mind-body synergy incorporates drawing, video, installation and sculpture. She is currently working with female boxers from Corinthians Boxing Club, north Dublin, as part…


Minister Catherine Martin Launches Online Consultation on Pilot Basic Income for the Arts

The Basic Income for the Arts pilot is set to open for applications early this year and will be available for artists and creative arts workers to support their practices. This online consultation offers the public the opportunity to feed into the policy development underpinning the pilot scheme. Catherine Martin TD, Minister for Tourism, Culture,…

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Out Now! January/February 2022 issue of The Visual Artists’ News Sheet

In VAN’s first issue of the year, we profile a range of exciting projects, exhibitions, screenings and festivals taking place around the country, as 2021 came to a close.   On The Cover Anthony Haughey, Anthem Art Intervention, Fort Dunree, on the Eve of the Anglo-Irish Treaty Signing, 5 December 2021; photograph by Anthony Haughey,…

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