Centre for Creative Practices is looking for an individual artist or an artists’ collective living currently in direct provision to create and showcase their new artwork in response to works by a visual artist Belinda Loftus whose exhibition will take place in September 2022 in Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin. We welcome proposals from artists of all disciplines.
We are inviting individual artists/artists’ collectives to submit their written proposal (max 500 words) outlining how they envisage their artistic response to the themes selected for the exhibition. The proposals should include artists’ short biog and information about previous works. Links to social media pages are acceptable.
Details about Belinda and her work can be found here.
The submission deadline is 17th April.
The overall topic of Belinda Loftus’ exhibition is CITIZENSHIP. The artist plans to arrange her body of work in themed sections in Rathfarnham Castle. The working titles for each section are:
– Nested? Sorted? Pigeon-holed? – to be placed in the Castle’s wine cellar and basement area. The initial concept for this room entails the exhibition of works looking at nesting and homing of birds, and how documents on human and refugee rights are filed away and lost in government systems.
– Home – will showcase Belinda’s new work relating to Rathfarnham Castle and the people who lived and worked there, including both the members of the Loftus family but also builders, servants, soldiers.
– Nation – Belinda’s existing works related to the Northern Ireland conflict and different ideas of nationhood.
– World – the artist plans to display works that detail difficulties of migration and challenge the global business world and its often detrimental role in causing climate change and migration
– Universe – will focus on our coexistence with other living and non-living agents in the universe