Submitted on December 1, 2011 – 5:28 pm
29 November 2011 – 1 January 2012
Ray Duncan, Lydia Holmes, Peter Richards, Lisa Malone, Peter Mutschler, Mairead Dunne, Liam de Frinse & Gary Shaw. Curated by Brendan O’Neill. ‘Studio Culture’ exhibition brings together a range of contemporary art work made by 8 individual artists who work in the various artist run studio spaces based in Belfast. The exhibition includes representations of artist works from Array Studios, Creative Exchange Studios, Flaxart Studios, Orchid Studios, Paragon Studios, Platform Studios, Studio23 and Queen Street Studios.
These artist studio organisations play a vital role in supporting artists at a basic level of production, enabling them to sustain and develop their practice, make, exhibit and sell their work. Yet many artists survive on low incomes and struggle to make ends meet. Affordable artist studio provision enable artists and studio organisations to carry out their work, as they support artists and therefore the making of art that can inspire, entertain, educate and transform people’s lives.
If we value art, we must value artists. Ensuring there are appropriate, secure facilities for the long term means artists can continue to make work and contribute to a creative and vibrant city for the benefit of all. It is contemporary visual art exhibitions such as this that reflect the recent and current developments within the visual arts, which now play a part in advancing and communicating new ideas to wider audiences long before it enters and becomes established into mainstream culture. This exhibition also provides information on affordable studio providers based in Belfast, and their contribution to the cultural and economic life of the city. A list of studio organisations contacts and sources of help and advice are on display alongside each exhibiting artists work.
The exhibition acknowledges the support of the studio groups and their management involved as well as the statutory funders, Belfast City Council and Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
Gallery 2 will be open to the public from Monday to Saturday 10am – 5pm and to 10pm approx. on evenings of events. Closed Sundays and Public Holidays except when events are taking place. Please note that as the Waterfront exhibition space is in a working building there may be times when the gallery is closed to the public. If you are visiting us specifically to view the art work we would recommend that you call in advance to check opening hours. Tel: 028 9033 4400.
Submitted on December 1, 2011 – 4:54 pm
‘Talk About Fracking’
2 – 6 December 2011
Opening: Friday 2 December 2011, 5pm.
The Trade Residency Programme 2011, which runs from March until December, will see the artists David Spence, Brigitta Varadi, David Michalek, Stephen Rennicks & David j. exhibiting the work on the theme Talk About Fracking featuring posters, photographs, music & video on the contentious issue of Fracking.
For further information contact Brigitta: 087 7792320
Submitted on December 1, 2011 – 3:51 pm
‘Giddy with despair’
2 December 2011 – 27 January 2012
Galway Arts Centre is delighted to announce its final exhibition of 2011, Jennie Moran’s ‘Giddy With Despair’.
Jennie Moran is a visual artist who worries about gaps and timing. Moran’s work is an attempt to dismantle places into their basic components and reassemble them so that they might function more poetically. It is usually light-hearted and willful. Recently, however she has been considering the split second of despondency in this process, between the stages of recognising unfortunate barren gaps in places, and filling them. These gaps might be defined as places where details are not allowed to accumulate. Before the sharp intake of breath that means we are ready to be strong, there is a poignant moment of sadness. Her practice is an illumination of this human frailty/vulnerability alongside a brave unyielding will to make better.
Up to now, this practice has operated as a transient intervention or service, often activated by the artist’s presence. Giddy with despair is the result of a new investigation into how this service-based practice might be translated into sculptural form. The artist has removed herself from the work to allow more space for the audience. Moran has invited Eoin Coyle to provide Saturday Sustenance in the gallery each Saturday of the exhibition, excluding Christmas week. The artist has also invited writer Donny Mahoney to respond to her ideas and work in a publication which will be available in GAC.
Submitted on December 1, 2011 – 3:28 pm
Cork Printmakers Exhibition and Christmas Fair
3 – 22 December 2011
This exhibition will present some of the finest work from emerging and established contemporary artists working in Ireland today. The show is a perfect opportunity to find a unique and lasting gift for someone special this Christmas, and at very affordable prices. For those who wish to initiate or expand their art collection Cork Printmakers Exhibition and Christmas Fair offers an excellent resource for contemporary art collectors. Work is available both framed and unframed.
Cork Printmakers’ Christmas cards will also be available to buy. Choose from six artists’ images, all cards are printed on Somerset fine art paper and hand cut. All proceeds go back into the workshop and its activities. Or, you could even bid on a celebrity print.
Submitted on December 1, 2011 – 2:58 pm
‘Story of a Life’
3 December 2011 – 7 January 2012
Opening by Denis Crosby: Saturday 3 December 2011, 4pm.
Better known as a painter in oils, Noirin Williams Mooney was drawn to painting in batik when she came to live in the Burren in Co.Clare in the late 1960′s. The colour and crackle of the landscape seemed to lend itself to the medium. It enabled her to explore the imaginative and mythological rather than purely landscape aspects of the Burren.
For the past thirty years she has been exhibiting extensively in her first love, oils. Prior to the death of her youngest son, Brecan, in November, 2009, she had already been drawn back to painting in batik and had begun to work on a Life of Jesus. Brecan’s death gave the work a new impetus. The fourteen pieces in ‘Story of a Life’ cover some of the main events, parables and miracles in Christ’s life. Noirin has created this series of batiks during a time of deep reflection. They have taken some two years to complete.
”Illustrated depictions of birth life death and resurrection of Jesus Christ are often overly somber. I think the ‘good news’ should lend itself to a more joyous expression using the medium of Batik painting. In ‘Story of a Life’ I use the medium of Batik painting which lends itself to a richness of colour and hopefully the accompanying quotations in the book will give a meditative quality to the exhibition as a whole.”
Submitted on December 1, 2011 – 2:15 pm
‘Hope is the thing with Feathers’
1 – 31 December 2011
Opening: Thursday 1 December 2011, 6pm – 8pm.
Hope is the thing with Feathers , curated by Sarah McAvera features the work of six artists whose ingenuity and innovation in the face of a challenging political and financial climate has led to a diversification of their practice.
Whilst maintaining a central practice, Ursula Burke, Gemma Correll, Ciara Dunne, Lisa Malone, Miguel Martin and Zoë Murdoch have all explored ways of and experimenting with new media to make this facet of their practice as affordable as it is desirable. This exhibition will mark the festive season with a sparkle in the eye and heart, we hope to see here.
Submitted on December 1, 2011 – 1:16 pm
‘The Alchemist’s Chamber’ – Christmas group show
9 – 18 December 2011
Opening: Thursday 8 December 2011, 7pm.
This exhibition organised and curated by Olivier Cornet (Olliart) will feature new work by Catherine Albieth, Lian Callaghan, Mark Doherty, John Fitzsimons, Jordi Forniés, Yanny Petters, Adrienne Symes, Emily Symes, Sarah Symes and Hanneke van Ryswyk
It was once believed that alchemists could harness the powers of nature to prolong life and to transform worthless metals into silver and gold. Believing art to be the true panacea, Olivier Cornet, independent curator and artist’s agent, has invited a number of artists to harness their power, their creativity, to turn household objects and recycled furniture into works of art, to breathe new life into old artefacts.
This exhibition endeavours to be a true Alchemist’s Chamber – a melting pot of styles, interpretations, talents and perspectives – that will reinterpret and revitalise household objects we might have otherwise overlooked.
The Alchemist’s Chamber will be shown at the exhibition space of Filmbase, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, from December 9 to December 18. Participating artists include Catherine Albieth, Lian Callaghan, Mark Doherty, John Fitzsimons, Jordi Forniés, Yanny Petters, Adrienne Symes, Emily Symes, Sarah Symes and Hanneke van Ryswyk.
Submitted on December 1, 2011 – 12:30 pm
‘Walk The Line’ by John Brown, Tjibbe Hooghiemstra, Arno Kramer
9 December 2011 – 28 January 2012
Opening: Thursday 8 December 2011, 7pm – 9pm.
‘Walk the Line’ is an exhibition and publication about the transforming mystery of good drawing, its ability to freeze and flow like water. It is based on connections – between text and image, writing and drawing, poet and artist. Through residency in 2011 and this collaborative installation three Brown, Hooghiemstra and Kramer explore these connections on paper and on the gallery walls.
The viewer is invited to participate in developing the exhibition by picking up the line in Gallery 2.
Submitted on December 1, 2011 – 12:18 pm
2 – 7 December 2011
Opening Reception: Thursday 1 December 2011, 6pm- 8pm.
An exhibition of the Ballyrogan experience featuring: Andrew Manson, Attracta Manson, Robert Manson, Sarah Eva Manson, Lucy Simpson, Niamh MacGowan. ‘Ballyrogan Expression’ is a group collaboration of artists whom have either lived or worked at Ballyrogan House. This show includes six artist who work in various disciplines including; Film, Print, Painting and Graphics. This exciting exhibition presents a mix of six established and emerging artists. This collection of artists, though disparate, is essentially connected by the use of contemporary methodologies in dealing with each individual discipline. All have spent time at Ballyrogan House.