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May is here and with it comes Summer and a whole lot to see and do in the Visual Arts scene in Ireland.
LIMERICK PRINTMAKERS | ’16’ | BELLTABLE
Limerick Printmakers are proud to exhibit ’16’, a box-set created by artists from four Irish print studios, informed & inspired by the centenary of the 1916 rising. Please join them for this exciting exhibition of diverse prints. 2016 marks the centenary of the 1916 rising and is a celebration of one of the most tumultuous rebellions in Irish history.
Curated by Jessie Malone in association with Cork Printmakers, sixteen members of Belfast Print Workshop, Black Church Print Workshop, Cork Printmakers and Limerick Printmakers have collaborated in the creation of a unique box-set of prints, in response to the Easter Rising, Limerick Printmakers are proud to exhibit ’16’, a box-set created by artists from four Irish print studios, informed & inspired by the centenary of the 1916 rising.
This exhibition opens from 6pm on Tuesday 3rd May in The Belltable, Limerick city.
Exhibition runs from Weds 4th May – Mon day 16th May inclusive.
Belltable opening hours: Monday – Friday, 12pm – 5.30pm
GROUP SHOW | YOU MAKE MINE / I MAKE YOURS | CIT WANDESFORD QUAY GALLERY
Thursday 5 May, 6pm
CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery would like to invite you to the opening reception of their upcoming exhibition, You Make Mine/I Make Yours, The participating artists will give a talk about the exhibition and their practice at 1.30pm on Thursday 5 May. All are welcome to attend and no booking is required.
Four members of Cork Printmakers collaborated with Ratamo Centre for Printmaking and Photography in Finland to produce work for the exhibition You Make Mine/I Make Yours. The show will open in CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery on Thursday 5 May and will then travel to Ratamo Galleria, in Jyväskylä, Finland. A collaborative project between contemporary printmakers based in Ireland and Finland, You Make Mine/ I Make Yours attempts to explore the creative process, questioning the progression from an initial concept to its final realisation. Preliminary proposals of work were exchanged; an engine cranked but with no set product, exposed sketches became blueprints to be constructed.The artists of Cork Printmakers, Ireland, Johnny Bugler, Conall Cary, Dominic Fee and Fiona Kelly have collaborated with Tuomas Hallivuo, Naoji Ishiyama, Aino Kaarina, Jyrki Markkanen of the Ratamo Centre for Printmaking and Photography, Finland.Within the creative mind, a new idea is akin to an engine, the cogs are cranked and turn, driven by the individual’s idiosyncratic assembly processes.
But what if the operators are switched; the keys have been turned but the driver’s chair is now occupied by another? The exhibition will travel to Ratamo Galleria, Jyväskylä, Finland where it will open in September 2016. This exhibition is kindly supported by Cork Printmakers, Ratamo Centre for Printmaking and Photography in Finland and CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery.Kind regards, Nicola Carragher CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery
LIAM GILLICK | WHAT’S WHAT IN A MIRROR | DUBLIN CITY GALLERY, THE HUGH LANE
28 April – 25 September
BENNY SWEENEY | DUPPY CONQUISTADOR | FRAMEWERK GALLERY, BELFAST
These pieces are part of the ‘Concordium’ series which the artist began whilst living in Madrid in 2012.Opening on 3rd May from 6pm. Music and refreshments provided by La Boeuf.
Gallery 1: (evenings only) 7pm – 10pm daily
Gallery 2: 1 to 6pm daily
GROUP SHOW | IMMA COLLECTION: A DECADE, IMMA | IMMA, DUBLIN 8
INTRO TO SCREEN PRINTING | (TUESDAYS) 4 WEEKS | DAMN FINE PRINT
• Opportunity to present a lecture and engage with the College community at BCA.Applications are welcome from artists working in any medium including: Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Photography, Performance Art and New Media.Four selected artists will receive a free one-month residency, including individual studio space and access to all college facilities for October 2016. They will curate and organise a group show based on their time in the Burren and their shared experience, which will be held in the BCA Gallery in 2017 and will travel to 126 Gallery in Galway. Suitable candidates also have the opportunity to present a lecture at the College and engage with students and the broader College community.There is a €5 submission fee, to cover administration costs. If selected, artists must be willing to pay a one-off fee of €150 to cover housing and utilities costs in Ballyvaughan for one month, and are responsible for covering their own food and material costs.Selection process by a committee from Burren College of Art and 126 Gallery will take place in July, with successful applicants notified by August 1st. Residency will take place from October 3rd-28th 2016. Exhibition will take place in BCA & 126 Gallery in Spring 2017
JENNY MCCONNELL | SOLO IRISH ’16 | NORDIC MAKERS
Studio Share Available at Monster Truck Studios
IMMA 1000 | Private Fundraising Initiative
IMMA launches major new private fundraising initiative to support contemporary art in Ireland after years of devastating cuts. IMMA, the Irish Museum of Modern Art launched a new fund designed to support the future of contemporary art in Ireland – IMMA 1000. A reaction to the devastating cuts experienced by the Arts sector in recent years IMMA 1000 is initially a three year fundraising programme 2016 – 2018. The fund launches with €60,000 which IMMA plans to double in year one through donations of €1,000 each from 60 visionary individuals. IMMA Director Sarah Glennie said; “IMMA 1000 is a new fund specifically created to support our work with Irish artists in the drastically altered social and economic environment we find ourselves in today. Severe cuts in arts funding since 2008 have had a devastating effect on supports available directly to contemporary artists, and as a result artists simply cannot afford to live and work in Ireland, creating a huge concern for the future of Irish art, and contemporary Irish culture. Artists tell us about ourselves, they challenge us; they create space for difference, debate and imagination. Their voice is an essential part of a vibrant and dynamic society and it is essential that we value artists and create a sustainable base for them in Ireland. With IMMA 1000 we want to create a support infrastructure for working Irish artists today, securing the ecosystem for the future.”
IMMA 1000 will do this in three key ways:
- Supporting artists to live and work in Ireland through bursaries and the IMMA residency programme.
- Supporting artists’ income through commissions and exhibitions.
- Supporting artists’ work through the purchasing of work for the IMMA Collection.