Online Visual Artists Café – Tuesday 19 May

At our weekly Visual Artists Café next Tuesday at 3pm our special guests will be artists Seoidín O’Sullivan and Orla Whelan. We hope you can join us from your home or studio. It’s not just a chance for you to find out what’s happening in the art world, it’s also a fantastic opportunity to connect with artists and chat over a cup of tea.

Seoidín O’Sullivan is a contemporary artist and educator. Her art projects are collaborative and focus on people joining together in action to protect or develop an aspect of their local commons.

Seoidín will speak about her current project PLOTS and how she has adapted the project due to Covid 19. PLOTS is a project created by artist Seoidín O’Sullivan that invites you with Mapping Green Dublin to create a map of your current 2km run, walk or cycle route. Your PLOTS Map will form an integral part of our Dublin 8 community atlas, building a picture of our valuable public green infrastructure across Dublin’s south west inner city. Let’s work together to make our city bike and pedestrian friendly and give everyone fair access to green space.

Seoidín O’Sullivan is also a founding member of The Mothership Project, a network of parenting artists in Ireland. We aim to support parenting artists in the development of their practice and to encourage arts organisations to make the art world a more inclusive place for artists with children. Since 2013 The Mothership has hosted workshops and discussions on issues facing parenting artists in Ireland.

Orla Whelan is a visual artist whose practice is rooted in painting. In 2019, she was winner of the inaugural Merrion Plinth Award, she completed a large site specific commission for Facebook offices in Dublin and undertook a residency at The Irish Museum of Modern Art. She has had solo exhibitions at The LAB, Draiocht, and the Goethe Instituit in Dublin, and Archeus Fine Art, London.

Orla Whelan is founder and director of the artists collective AtHomeStudios. She lives and works in Dublin, Ireland. AtHomeStudios is a collective of artists practicing from a studio that is based in their home. There are many advantages to working from home; low cost, convenience, increased productivity, comfort, privacy and more connection to daily life. There are also disadvantages, such as isolation, lack of peer critique, lack of social and networking opportunities, and a perception of invisibility. AtHomeStudios was formed in 2013 by artist Orla Whelan as a proactive step to address some of these concerns. It provides opportunities for peer critique, collaboration and a space to share ideas.

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