Are you looking to find a clearer focus and/or a renewed artistic ambition for your work?
We all know that making art can be a solitary pursuit. Developing concepts can take place in solitude. This can make it very difficult for an artist to gauge if they are on the right track in their work. VAI’s Peer Crit is intended to assist your progress as an artist. It is an opportunity to learn more about your work, your artistic practice, and yourself.
Following a presentation on her current body of work, Niamh McCann will then guide the group and examine and interpret the work with care. Each participant will be asked to give a brief presentation on their work or a particular area that they wish to address. Following this, the group will then discuss the work covered and through constructive conversation reflect back realities that the artist may not see for themselves.
|Venue||Visual Artists Ireland|
|Address||Windmill View House, 4 Oliver Bond Street
Dublin County Dublin Dublin 8, IE
|Starts||Thu Oct 25 2018, 10:00am GMT|
|Ends||Thu Oct 25 2018, 5:00pm GMT|
Places are limited to 12 participants.
VAI Members: 60 Euro
Non-VAI Members: 100 Euro
Niamh McCann is an Irish artist living and working in Dublin.
McCann’s interest is in the interweaving of fact and fiction, the overlapping layers of history and fable that are contained within the cultural and physical structures we construct. McCann works by drawing together different reference points and distilling them into a kind of sculptural poetry.
Recent solo exhibitions include: La Perruque (Protest Song) at MAC Belfast and Just Left of Copernicusin Visual Carlow
Group exhibitions include; Future Perfect, Rubicon-Projects Brussels, Belgium, Changing States: Contemporary Artand Francis Bacon’s Studio, BOZAR, Belgium, Time Out of Mind: Works from the IMMA Collection, Twenty at the Irish Museum of Modern Art; In Other Words at Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork; this little bag of dreams, Catherine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, and Without-Boundaries, Wäinö Attonen, Museum of Art, Finland
The artist is the recipient of various Arts Council of Ireland awards, and fellowhships at Cemeti Arthouse, Indonesia; HIAP, International Artists’ Residency, Cable Factory, Helsinki, Finland, URRA Artist Residency, Argentina, Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Ireland; and of Perspective and EV+A exhibition awards
Her work is represented in the collections; Irish Museum of Modern Art, the OPW, Limerick City Gallery, Swansea City Council, The London Institute, Hiscox Collection, London.
McCann is presenting her solo exhibition Furtive Tears in the The City Gallery The Hugh Lane from 3 October 2018 – 4 January 2019
Bookings are now open at http://visualartists.ie/membership-2/member-events/#!event/2018/10/25/peer-crit-with-niamh-mccann-8211-drawing-installation-sculpture-moving-image