Winter Papers at Engage Art Studios, Galway


Date(s) - 29/11/2019 - 15/02/2020
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Engage Art Studios





In association with Galway City Arts Office, Engage Art Studios brings an exciting programme for these cold months ahead – WINTER PAPERS –

This season the new gallery in Salthill showcases visual artists featured in Ireland’s leading arts anthology, Winter Papers. The programme presents an exhibition, workshops, in-conversation events and live film & sound performances.

The opening event at Engage Art Studios in Churchfields, Lower Salthill is on November 29 th 6-8pm with experimental artwork by artists Suzanne Walsh and Jonathan Brennan.

The guest speaker is the multi-award winning and Booker Prize nominated author, Kevin Barry. Refreshments by Cava Bodega. All are welcome.

Suzanne Walsh uses performative lectures, audio/musical performances and text to query ideas around human/non-human relationships and consensus reality, often drawing on the scientific world as well as more esoteric sources. Walsh’s starting point for this exhibition is her personal experience with bird rescue.

Jonathan Brennan is preoccupied with the relationship between digital and traditional techniques, and the values we impose on them. He is drawn to nature and landscape as subject matter and is fascinated by how urban and rural rub against each other in our cities. Memory and place always play a significant role in his work and we see this clearly in his cyanotype & screenprints that he has created for this exhibition from found 1950s
film bought on the internet and overlaid with fossil drawings. On December 14 th at 2pm, Engage Art Studios hosts an in-conversation event between

Suzanne Walsh and Ian Maleney, author of Minor Monuments, shortlisted for this year’s An Post Irish Book Awards.

On January 11 th 6pm Vicky Langan & Atoosa Pour Hosseini are welcomed to Engage Art Studios. These artists are developing a one-off live performance of film and sound for the exhibition. Their collaboration is an encounter between two defiantly personal practices. Both artists intuitively explore the often mysterious relationships between materiality and the psyche. For Langan, this involves the amplified body coming into
contact with simple raw materials and rough sound. Pour Hosseini sets the material supports of imagery, such as 8mm and 16mm film, adrift on an ineffable current of memory. Both artists are affiliated with the Dublin-based Experimental Film Society, an Irish company dedicated to the production and screening of experimental cinema. This is their debut collaborative performance and not to be missed.

On February 15th, Jonathan Brennan will join our Engage Arts Studios Educational Programme and deliver a linocut workshop. More details and booking information for workshops will be available at www. engageartstudios/

Winter Papers, Ireland’s annual anthology for the arts, is published by Curlew Editions and edited by Kevin Barry and Olivia Smith. It offers fiction, non-fiction, poetry, photography, visual arts, along with craft interviews and in-conversation pieces on writing, film, theatre, photography and music. It will be available for sale at the events at Engage Art Studios and in all good bookshops.

Exhibition Opens Friday November 29 until Saturday February 15.
Admission is free for all events and all are welcome.
Engage Art Studios| Churchfields| Lower Salthill | Galway |H91 YCW9
Open Thurs to Sat 11 to 4pm or by appointment


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