VAN: May/June 2011

The Visual Artists News Sheet


Sean Lynch 'Me Jewel & Darlin' installation view. O'Connell Street, Dublin (featuring a reproduction of Harry Clarke's 'The Last Hour of the Night' 1922).
Sean Lynch 'Me Jewel & Darlin' installation view. O'Connell Street, Dublin (featuring a reproduction of Harry Clarke's 'The Last Hour of the Night' 1922).

Cover Image. Sean Lynch ‘Me Jewel & Darlin’ installation view, O’Connell Street, Dublin. (featuring a  reproduction of Harry Clarke’s The Last Hour of the Night 1922)
5. Roundup. Recent exhibitions and projects of note.
5. Column. Mark Fisher. In Defence of Genius.
6. Column. Emily Mark-FitzGerald. All Change.
7. Column. Jonathan Carroll. Bretzels & Beer.
10. News. The latest developments in the arts sector.
11. Regional Profile. Visual arts resources and activity in Donegal
15. Profile. Approaching Critical Mass. Jason Oakley takes a virtual
walk-through of the main exhibition spaces for Dublin Contemporary 2011 with the curators Jota Castro and Christian Viveros-Fauné.
16. Profile. Good from Bad. Ciara Peters profiles the aims and achievements
of Creative Limerick
17. Art in Public. Everyday Friction. Sean Lynch discusses his project ‘Me
Jewel & Darlin’
(Archived in our Articles Section)
18. Introducing: Critique. Critical Critique. Later this year The VAN will
launch a new reviews section entitled ‘Critique’. By way of introduction, we
present  the winning entry of the recent OBG / VAI critical writing
19. Profile. Gifting Shock. Tonya McMullan discusses her project ‘Give &
Take’ that featured a collaborative process involving 10 artists from
Scotland, Northern Ireland and the USA
20. Art in Public. Unabashedly Instrumental. Jason Oakley reports on – The
ethics of collaboration within socially engaged arts practice – a seminar
devised by The Fire Station Artists’ Studios, Dublin and hosted by
The National College of Art and Design (11 March 2011).
(Archived in our Articles Section)
21. Profile. Lost in Leitrim. Joanne Laws reports on The Leitrim Sculpture
Centre’s recent exhibition entitled ‘Commons’
22. Profile. Manhattan Microscope. Ben Crothers and Rebecca Gilbert (1)
Discuss their curation of Goldenm Thread Gallery’s showing at the 2011
edition of Scope art fair in New York (2 – 6 March 2011)
23. Opportunities. All the latest grants, awards, exhibition calls and
27. Career Development. Ongoing & Roundabout. Ailbhe ni Bhriain tells the
story-so-far of her career as a professional visual artist.
(Archived in our Articles Section)
28. Regional Contacts. Visual Artists Ireland’s regional contacts report from
the field.
29. Profile. In & Out of Place. Paul Murnaghan introduces Place, a new
contemporary visual arts venue in Gorey, Co. Wexford
30. Conference. Buzz Phrases & Brainstorms. Sara Baume reports on ‘MOOT VII:
Inno-vision  – Art, , Education and Innovation’  an event held at The Butler
Gallery, Kilkenny on 4 February.
31. Discussion. Powerpoints & Brass Tacks. Curt Riegelnegg reports on “What
Do You Stand For?” a forum for independent and alternative visual arts
spaces, held at The National College of Art and Design, Dublin on 12 March.

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