As ever, our columnists provide an opening salvo of urgent and informed comment. Treasa O’Brien considers Irish attitudes to protest and civil disobedience; Amy Kieran explores new data on visual arts audiences in Northern Ireland; and Matt Packer ponders post humanism and curation. Public art, in a range of forms and contexts, is a focus in this issue. Artists’ films are another strong thread in the current issue along with Louth featured as the subject of our regional focus. VAI’s regional reach is further explored by our West of Ireland Representative Aideen Barry, while Northern Ireland Manager Rob Hilken reports on the growth of printmaking facilities in the region. Details of upcoming sessions in VAI’s Professional Development Programme, workshops, peer reviews and seminars etc are also included with reviews in the Critique section. We are delighted to again announce the Valerie Earley Residency Award.
The March / April VAN has all this and more: exhibition and public art roundups, news from the sector and various current opportunities.
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