In 2015, PVA, the journal of contemporary art criticism, will launch an innovative programme of events around Ireland, aiming to rejuvenate art writing and connect artists, writers, and audiences around the country.
PVA has been in operation since 2009. It has been involved in a number of projects since then, aiming to generate art writing in response to the vital activity taking place in the visual arts around Ireland. With this regional programme, the organisers hope to revitalise debate, providing a crucial supplement to the visual arts infrastructure.
To do so, a series of workshops will take place in February and March in conjunction with exhibitions at a number of galleries and arts centres around the country: the Galway Arts Centre, VISUAL in Carlow, and the Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) Derry-Londonderry.
These workshops – for writers at all levels interested in writing about art – will be led by PVA editors and art critics Nathan O’Donnell and Marysia Wieckiewicz-Carroll. These are open, welcoming sessions, kindly supported by the Arts Council, exploring some of the major questions facing the writer on visual art, and asking what it means to produce a regional art criticism.
Further workshops will take place in autumn 2015 in Drogheda and Wexford.
Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) Derry-Londonderry
Workshop #1 Saturday, 7 February, 10 am – 5 pm
Workshop #2 Saturday, 7 March, 10 am – 5 pm
Galway Arts Centre
Workshop #1 Saturday, 14 February, 10 am – 5 pm
Workshop #2 Saturday, 14 March, 10 am – 5 pm
Workshop #1 Saturday, 21 February, 10 am – 5 pm
Workshop #2 Saturday, 28 March, 10 am – 5 pm
For further information please contact:
Nathan O’Donnell | Marysia Wieckiewicz-Carroll
t: 086 6622671