Call for visual arts submissions
Droichead Arts Centre is seeking artist submissions for its 2013/2014 Visual Arts Programme.
The Submission process is open to both solo and group proposals. If you would like to be considered, please submit your proposal by the 28th September this year. Those submitting work should read Droichead Arts Centre’s Visual Arts Policy to establish if their work is in fitting with the organisations overall artistic policy.
All submissions should include the following information:
• A submission proposal – covering what you would hope to exhibit including proposed sizes of work where possible.
• An Artists CV (art related only)
• An Artists Statement
• A maximum of six slides (clearly marked with your name), photographs or images on CD
• (Preferably tiff or jpeg), giving information on the medium, size, year etc.
• Please enclose a stamped addressed envelope if you require your photo’s etc. returned to you.
Further information on Gallery Technical Specifications please check out our website www.droichead.com under Visual Arts or contact Box Office on 041 9875140.
An open call for “The Misadventures of a Good Citizen” produced by Eilish Tuite at Ormston House
“The Misadventures of a Good Citizen” is an art project that examines personal connections with the Irish Constitution using writing, theatre and performance. Following recent referenda in Ireland and discussion fora with members of the electorate, this project asks: “Is ‘Bunreacht na hEireann’ a work of fiction or merely an aspiration? What is its relevance to you?”
I am seeking members of the public of any age, background, profession or discipline to participate by responding to particular aspects or articles from the Constitution. The format of the participation is to write a 500-word play dealing with your ideas on the issues and challenges presented by this text as a cornerstone of Irish society. The style is entirely up to you!
The selected plays will be performed by a group of amateur and professional actors as a series of events at Ormston House Gallery on Patrick Street, Limerick city in October 2012. Each writer will be credited for their work as the solo author and owner of the play. The text will not be altered but I may request permission to use extracts of documentation for my own research practice (see biography below).
The works will be selected with the assistance of a panel of theatre and arts professionals and a director will be appointed in August.
The deadline for submissions is 17 August 2012 at 6pm to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Irish Constitution is available to read here: http://www.constitution.ie/constitution-of-ireland/default.asp
For more information about the project, find me on Facebook at misadventurecitizen or you can email me at email@example.com.
Eilish Tuite graduated from Limerick School of Art and Design (LSAD) in 2011 and was the recipient of the inaugural Graduate Exhibition Award at Ormston House Gallery for the 2012 visual arts programme. She is currently undertaking a MA in Social Practice and the Creative Environment also at LSAD. Her work often includes collaborative and co-operative processes, and she founded The Make and Do Society in 2008. She has worked with SpiritStore (2009-2010) and Art in the Making Collective (2009-2010), and participated in ev+a (2010). Recent works, exhibitions and interventions have questioned the ethics of temporary public art practice. In 2010, she co-ordinated the large-scale project Urban Knit Limerick, addressing the failing urban environment, with over 5000 contributing participants worldwide. In 2011, she exhibited the live installation work Generation for Export as part of the Selected Stories project at The Joinery Gallery in Dublin.
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council invites submissions from artists and/or craft designers/makers for a public art commission related to the Central Library and Cultural Centre under construction at Moran Park, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. Applicants are invited to respond to the geographical and/or historical environment and/or the cultural aspiration of the Centre. The commissioners are seeking a permanent artwork and are open to the work being incorporated into the fabric of the building. The total budget for the commission is €54,000.
A number of sites have been identified internally in the building and externally in Moran Park. Applicants are invited to respond to one or more of the outlined sites. One commission will be awarded. This is a two-stage competition and a maximum of three artists will be short-listed for the second stage.
The commission is open to artists, sculptors, lighting designers, craft designers, etc. Proposals are invited from artists working either on their own or in collaboration with others.
The deadline for receipt of submissions for Stage 1 is: 12 noon 5th October 2012
Further information available from: Ciara King, Assistant Arts Officer, Arts Programme Development, dlr County Council, Email: cking:dlrcoco.ie / T: 01-271 9529
The full brief and accompanying site maps are available to download at www.dlrcoco.ie/arts
Co. Louth VEC Youth Officer, Ian Walker, has this week announced details of the VECs expanded week-long budget busting summer activity schools for 2012. The extremely positive feedback from parents, and from participants of previous activity schools, has prompted the youth service to expand its activity programme which this year will run all through the month of August.
Some firm favourites are to remain on the ticket including Hip-Hop Dance, Creative Writing and Cookery. However, a whole new range of schools are also being added including Hair and Beauty, Archaeology, Arts and Crafts, Soccer and Outdoor Adventure. The Youth Officer said, “there’s something for everybody this year and places are expected to fill up quite quickly”.
Drogheda Institute of Further Education (DIFE) will host a make-up, skincare and hair school for 12-16 year olds which will be based in their dedicated beauty rooms at the college. The archaeology school is being aimed at 8 -13 year olds and will utilise facilities in the County Museum in Dundalk, and will incorporate a fact finding trip to Newgrange on its final day. The arts and crafts school plans to provide participants with a variety of experiences including puppet-making and 3-D wire and clay modelling, whilst plans are afoot to utilise the facilities of the Neptune Outdoor Education Centre in Clogherhead to run an outdoor adventure school which will take in activities such as raft building, kayaking, surf boarding, hill walking and mountain/wall-climbing. All schools will run for one week.
Ian Walker said, “most of the courses this August will run in both Dundalk and Drogheda and will take place in a number of the VECs schools in the towns. Our schools are kitted out to the highest of standards which make ideal bases for our summer schools”.
Application forms and programme details are now available on the Co. Louth VEC website at www.louthvec.ie. Places will be allocated on a ‘first come first served’ basis. The VEC has indicated that it is open to suggestions for other innovative summer schools from members of the public.
For further information regarding the above please contact:
Mr. Ian Walker
Co. Louth VEC
Tel.: 042 9334047
You are invited to attend the Book Launch of
Once Upon Reflection
by Swedish artist Petra Berntsson
The Basement Gallery
Town Hall, Crowe St, Dundalk
Wednesday the 20th of June at 6pm.
‘‘Once Upon Reflection’ is a collection of new paintings reflecting upon my 16 years living in Ireland.
Each piece is accompanied by poetry and short stories by Sarah Edwards, Roisin Duffy and Elaine Feeney, to name but a few contributors. It contains a recipe by pastry chef Jacqueline Rothfork Wogan and a song by Jim McKee. The paintings interweave both personal and historic events with my own reflections on Irish life and culture.’
Join us for a special summer evening of poetry readings and art! All welcome – including children.
Supported by Create Louth.
firstname.lastname@example.org 083 3599715 www.petraberntsson.com
Nice things people said…
‘This highly well produced publication displays visual and literary merit, well worth having ……’ Cormac O’Leary Artist
‘Keep the light in our lives – your colours are just what Ireland needs now…’ Suzanne O’Connell
‘The creation of something beautiful is a peculiar thing: the ability is gifted only to the few. Exhibition is something else: it demands bravery. And?oddly enough?this too is restricted to the few. I saw both at Sol… ‘
Mark Mulholland CEO iartisan
(Following the Exhibition of paintings in Sol Art Gallery, Dublin May/June ’12)
‘Once Upon Reflection’ is currently available at the special launch price of € 15.00 on the night
and via the website. The blog will be kept updated with retail outlets.