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Our physical offices are closed in Dublin and Belfast, but we are continuing to delivery our Advocacy, Advice, Lifelong Learning, and Information Provision online, by email, or in the case of the Visual Artists News Sheet either online or delivered by post to all members.

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Nua Collective’s ‘Premiere Exhibition’

26/11/2020 – 31/12/2020 @ 12:00 am – Featuring the collective’s 50 inaugural artists, Nua Collective’s ‘Premiere Exhibition’ highlights a selection of their artworks through an interactive virtual walk-through. Established in light of the Covid-19 global pandemic and in combat the belief that art is not work, Nua Collective is Ireland’s newest online virtual experience playing host to professional, practicing artists who form […]

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In The Studio | Jason Ellis Exhibition, Dublin

07/12/2020 – 20/12/2020 @ – Oliver Sears Gallery is pleased to present In The Studio | Jason Ellis A survey of new work, unseen work & recent highlights Presented in the artist’s studio, Dublin city centre 7th December  –  20th December 2020 By Appointment “For me, the discovery of the exhibition is the work of the sculptor Jason Ellis.  It seems […]

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Collisions | Jiannan Wu at Time Arts Gallery, New York

24/11/2020 – 18/12/2020 @ – Time Arts gallery is pleased to present Jiannan Wu’s solo show “Collisions”, on view from November 24 to December 18,2020 At this show, Jiannan Wu presents 13 pieces of works of his new series “Country Love” which he created in the past two years. These pieces are color reliefs with the theme of daily life […]


Kerlin Gallery at Art Basel OVR, Miami Beach

02/12/2020 – 06/12/2020 @ – Dorothy Cross Callum Innes Brian Maguire Daniel Rios Rodriguez Paul Seawright Liliane Tomasko Marcel Vidal VIP Preview: 2 – 4 December Public View: 4 – 6 December Preview here

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Artists Announced for PS² Freelands Artist Programme 2021-2022

PS² is delighted to announce the names of the third cohort of artists who will participate in the programme over the next two years: Myrid Carten, Phillip McCrilly, Helouise O’Reilly, Robin Price and Jonathan Ross. The PS² Freelands Artist Programme is an initiative funded by the Freelands Foundation that supports creative and professional development for…


Arts and Culture Recovery Taskforce Report Published

VAI welcome the publication of “LIFE WORTH LIVING”, the Report of the Arts and Culture Recovery Taskforce, announced by Catherine Martin T.D., Minister for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht today. It has been widely acknowledged that the impact of COVID-19 on the Arts/Culture sector has been more detrimental, and will last longer,…

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Arts Council Awards 94 Commissions to Artists and Organisations Across Ireland

The Irish emigrant experience, the female munitions workers of the First World War, children’s curiosity for nature, and dance during the pandemic feature among 94 new commissions announced the Arts Council this week. The investment, worth a total of €1.3 million across 20 counties, means that artists will partner with arts organisations to create new…


Preparing for Brexit | Trading and Customs – EORI Numbers

If you are an artist based in Ireland or Northern Ireland that plans to ship work anywhere outside of the island after the 1st January 2021 then you should start getting prepared. You currently need an EORI number to move goods from Ireland or the UK to non-EU countries (until 1st January 2021). After the…

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