Setting Your Own Agenda with Patricia Clyne-Kelly at VAI Belfast Office

Wednesday 3 May, 9am to 5pm

Tickets £10 / £5
(Includes lunch and refreshments)

Setting Your Own Agenda – shift your mindset, find your focus and sharpen your creative mind.

An exploration of best practices for making ideas happen. Pragmatic action-oriented insights and skills are shared to empower you to make good the ideas you have in waiting…when it comes to creative work, every decision, everyday matters.

Guest Speakers:

Joanna Kidney was born in Dublin, Ireland and currently lives in Co. Wicklow, Ireland. Her work utilizes the medium of drawing, the potential of diverse materials and a sense of experience to reflect on the human experience and our relationship with the vast universe. It is influenced by an interest in interconnectivity between living matter and metaphysics.

Engaging intuitively with a wide range of materials and methods, the work is an enquiry of contemporary drawing and its boundaries. Her 2 dimensional drawings perform as an act of thinking, remembering and mapping. These are expanded in her encaustic paintings, spatial drawings and assemblage works. Through this translation, interests are distilled, often arriving at a suggestive, poetic outcome.
www.joannakidney.com

Fiona Mulholland has worked in the creative sector for 20 years. At the tender age of 15, Fiona discovered that by making coffin lid earrings she could express her punk ideals through the creative process – in this instance metalwork. She studied applied art at National College of Art & Design in Dublin and graduated in 1993. It was during this time that she set up her first studio in the garden shed of her parents’ house. From these humble surroundings she put together her first body of work for exhibition and became firmly hooked on the adrenalin of creativity.

She is currently based at the Leitrim Sculpture Centre in the North West of Ireland. She has a Master’s degree from the Royal College of Art in London. She has realised several large scale public sculptural works, as well as participating in numerous group and solo exhibitions both nationally and internationally.

Although Fiona only began designing the collection in January 2014, she has been successful in several highly competitive processes including being selected for ‘Create – Irish Designers’ in August/September 2014. The event is hosted and promoted by the prestigious retail outlet, Brown Thomas, (Grafton Street, Dublin),She has also been selected for Showcase, (Ireland’s Creative Expo), in January 2015 as part of the ‘Creative Island’, (organised by the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland).
www.mulhollandjewellery.com

Book here: visualartists.org.uk/events/visual-artists-cafe-setting-agenda/

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