This new body of work by Drogheda artist Vivienne Byrne seeks to navigate the rhythms and tempos of time unfolding. Her interest in the transitory experience, connection to the breath and impact of time on the perceptions of mortality, has led her to explore methods of presenting captured moments as visual music.
As part of a continuous quest to understand invisible forces, this work presents a series of mixed media installations, incorporating collaged fragments of video footage, projections and traditional drawing techniques. Inspired by the natural environment, the work is ongoing and unfolding.
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Taisce Lú: A Curator’s Choice | Basement Gallery, An Táin Arts Centre | 21st November – 21st Dec 2019 & 2nd Jan – 15th Feb 2020
Preview reception: Thursday 21st November at 7pm
Louth County Council
Curated by Claire Halpin.
An opportunity to view a selection of artworks from your county collection, which have been donated to, or purchased by Louth County Council, to support artists creating wo& rk. This exhibition will draw new connections and links in form, media and concept across the diverse range of works in the collection, while giving viewers an opportunity to make their own connections and responses and to revisit familiar artworks.
AAEX (Art as Exchange) was founded in September 2016 following an open call inviting artists in North Louth and the surrounding areas to set up a platform for exchange and communication between artists and to facilitate engaged public art.
For November 2019 AAEX have teamed up with local curator Anne Mager from the corridor, to develop an ambitious and exciting exhibition of installation art, exploring alternative exhibition spaces in Dundalk with the help of Dundalk BIDS and Creative Spark.
AAEX brings together artists of various career states, skill sets, interests or other backgrounds to collaborate and socialise as well as develop creative exchange in the region, both between artists and with a local audience.
A currently empty shop at 41-42 Clanbrassil Street could be obtained as a central exhibition space, hosting a variety of art installations including photo and video projections, murals and a variety of sculptural and hanging objects. This is accompanied by satellite installations at the Demesne, the Long Walk Shopping Centre, the route from the Train Station through Park Street and the County Museum.
Exhibiting artists: Anna Marie Savage, Bernhard Gaul, Caoimhe O’Dwyer, Caroline Duffy, Ciara Agnew, Geraldine Martin, Grainne Murphy, Heather Cassidy, James McLoughlin, Jebun Nahar, Jenny Slater, John Moloney, Michael Stafford, Niamh Gillespie, Niamh O’Connor, Omin, Petra Berntsson, Samantha Brown, Susan Farrelly, Úna Curley.
The exhibition will be open daily from 15th – 29th November, 12 – 5 pm (except Sunday 17th November). AAEX artists will be present throughout and happy to guide visitors through the exhibits.
We would like to thank Dundalk BIDS, Creative Spark, the Dundalk Credit Union, the Local Enterprise Office and Ronan Halpin for their generous support as well as the various locations for letting us put up artworks.
Events at 41-42 Clanbrassil Street
Opening Reception – 15th November 7 pm
WHERE IS THE ART IN DUNDALK? – 23rd November 5 pm
Panel discussion hosted by the corridor.
What are the working conditions for artists and creatives in County Louth and why are there not more opportunities and experimental spaces for visual artists in Dundalk to present their work? Which ways of collaborations and partnerships can lead to a vital and versatile arts scene? Together with artists and business owners from Dundalk, we want to discuss the infrastructure, needs and challenges for artists in the region.
Tom Muckian, Roe River Books Dundalk
Paraic Mc Quaid, visual artist and lecturer
Úna Curley, visual artist and AAEX member
Moderation: Anne Mager & Marcel Krueger, thecorridor.ie
Brochure Presentation // Meet the Artists – 23rd November 6 pm
Originally from Dundalk, artist Sean McGuill is the recipient of our FIRST SOLO AWARD for 2019. This award gives an Art graduate from the North East the opportunity to have their first solo exhibition at Droichead Arts Centre. Sean recently graduated from Limerick School of Art & Design where he studied Printmaking and ‘The Great Filter’ will show both new work and pieces from his degree show exhibition, featuring a combination of mixed media prints and an installation of hydro-printed 3D objects. Sean’s work deals with themes relating to mass media and popular culture. This exhibition examines how we interact with and interpret the images, ideologies and slogans that we see daily through advertising, news, entertainment and social media.
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