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In Progress – an exhibition by Talbot Studio Artists at Unit 3 – 22nd-30th June

In Progress

An exhibition by Talbot Studio artists

Unit 3, James Joyce Street, Dublin 1

23rd June – 30th June 2018

Exhibition opening Friday 22nd June, 6-8pm

 

Kindly supported by DCC The LAB Gallery & Graingers Cafe Bar.

Artists:

Paula Barrett, Harry Burton, Ashleigh Downey, Jane Fogarty, Claire Halpin, David Lunney, Emma McKeagney, Lucy Sheridan, Andrew Simpson, Gráinne Tynan and Eimear Tynan.

When one encounters the phrase “Artists in the City” it might bring to mind a graffiti style font and images of urban artists responding to the concrete jungle. Or, one might visualise it accompanied by yet another article on the closing of yet another artists’ studio space in the city due to classic gentrification. One such recent article described a run down area of city, cheap rents, artists move in to live and work, area becomes creatively fashionable for lattes, beards and yoga, rents go up, artists move out – the avocado-isation of the city (1). Or alternatively one might have a more romantic notion of the artist in the city, working away in garrets behind closed doors, while the neon lights zizz and the saxophone music hovers on the night air across the moonlight cityscape.

In Progress is as an exhibition of work from the artists of Talbot Studios. Located in the Monto, these artists make a living across a diverse range of creative practices, whilst sustaining a studio practice in the city. They work independently in Talbot Studios in diverse disciplines, art forms, material processes, subject matter with a wide breadth of concepts and concerns in their respective creative practices.

In Progress is an exhibition of their work and is presented as such – an affirmation of what they do as artists, what they have to do as artists to survive and sustain their practices and careers. They are engaged and invested in the creative culture of their city as creators, collaborators, participators and audience. Are they part of the super creative core contributing to the creative capital of Dublin, helping it to make it No.16 on social scientist, Richard Florida’s Creative Superstar Cities league (2)? Or maybe they are just the Creative Class of 2018….

Exhibition Opening times:

Saturday 23rd June 11am-5pm

Thursday 28th June 11am-5pm

Friday 29th June 11am-5pm

Saturday 30th June 11am-5pm

or by appointment tel: 085 1464422/ email jane.fogarty@gmail.com

Facebook event here.

In Process_2018.doc

1. Tranum, S, “The New Urban Crisis, Reviewed”, Dublin Inquirer. May 2017

2. Florida, R. (2002). The Rise of the Creative Class, New York: Perseus Book Group

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New Works at 38th EVA International – Ireland’s Biennial, Limerick City until 8th July

Just a reminder that the 38th EVA International – Ireland’s Biennial of Contemporary Art continues until 8th July, including three of my diptychs, selected by international curator, Inti Guerrero and are on exhibition at Limerick City Gallery.

Alongside Seán Keating’s paintings of Ardnacrusha, the biennial includes works by artists from across geographies, generations, and media, addressing narratives of modernisation (in which electrification played a crucial role) and metaphors of power. Guerrero explains: “In our current state of nationalisms, hard-borders, protectionism and a complete change of course in humanity, where the liberal belief of a ‘never again’ seems to be dismantling, the word ‘international’ suddenly carries an important weight worth embracing.

Venues
Limerick City Gallery of Art, Pery Square, Cleeve’s Condensed Milk Factory, O’Callaghan Strand, Limerick Clothing Factory, Lord Edward Street, RHH – 6 Pery Square, The Hunt Museum, Rutland Street; all Limerick.

Participating artists
Peju Alatise, Malala Andrialavidrazana, Alexander Apóstol, Artists’ Campaign to Repeal the Eighth Amendment, Jaime Ávila, Akiq AW, Patricia Belli, Colin Booth, Lee Bul, José Castrellón, Viriya Chotpanyavisut, Steven Cohen, Bruce Conner, Juan Dávila, Patrizio di Massimo, Roy Dib, Rita Duffy, Adrian Duncan and Feargal Ward, John Duncan, Juan Pablo Echeverri, Inji Efflatoun, Gonzalo Fuenmayor, John Gerrard, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Laurent Grasso, Eileen Gray, Claire Halpin, Sanja Iveković, Uchechukwu James-Iroha, Mainie Jellett, Seán Keating, Sam Keogh, Marie-Claire Messouma Manlanbien, Napoles Marty, Francis Matthews, Julie Merriman, Kevin Mooney, Locky Morris, Isabel Nolan, Masahito Ono, David Pérez Karmadavis, John Rainey, Dan Rees, Marlon T. Riggs, Sutthirat Supaparinya, Beto Shwafaty, Mina Talaee, Jenna Tas, Darn Thorn, Top Lista Nadrealista, Nicolás Vizcaíno Sánchez, Ian Wieczorek, Liu Xiaodong, Trevor Yeung.

Exhibition dates
Limerick   April 14–July 8            Dublin    April 6–May 27

New Work selected for 188th RHA Annual Exhibition 2018 – Opening 22nd May

Delighted my new work  Citadel VIII – Pop Up Palmyra has been selected for the 188th Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition 2018.

The RHA Annual Exhibition is Ireland’s largest and longest running exhibition of visual art. Open to all artists working in paint, drawing, print, sculpture, photography and architecture, the RHA Annual Exhibition attracts a large public and critical audience with 48,000 visitors last year. With sales in excess of € 490,000 in 2017, the highest since 2008, the Annual is a key event of the art calendar for both public and private buyers of all levels.

Royal Hibernian Academy
15 Ely Place, Dublin 2

Gallery Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 11am – 5pm

Wednesday: 11am – 8pm     Sunday: 12pm – 5pm

http://www.rhagallery.ie


New Works at EVA International – Ireland’s Biennial , Limerick City

Delighted three of my diptych paintings are selected for EVA International, Ireland’s Biennial, Limerick City selected by international curator Inti Guerrero. The paintings are exhibited in Limerick City Gallery.

EVA International – Ireland’s Biennial of contemporary art proudly presents the 38th EVA International, featuring historical, recent and commissioned works by 56 artists in exhibitions across five venues in Limerick city and an extended programme at Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.

The 38th EVA International takes its starting point from the painting Night’s Candles are Burnt Out (1927) by Irish artist Seán Keating. The painting presents an allegory of the Irish psyche at the time of the construction of Ardnacrusha, a hydroelectric dam built that same year on the border of County Limerick. Ardnacrusha, constructed in the early twentieth century, accelerated the national economy and radically shifted the society of the new Irish state. Keating’s social realist painting depicts a host of characters set against the backdrop of the construction site of the dam, whose lives are set to change by the dawning of a new era of technological progress.

Alongside Keating’s paintings of Ardnacrusha, the biennial includes works by artists from across geographies, generations, and media, addressing narratives of modernisation (in which electrification played a crucial role) and metaphors of power. Guerrero explains: “In our current state of nationalisms, hard-borders, protectionism and a complete change of course in humanity, where the liberal belief of a ‘never again’ seems to be dismantling, the word ‘international’ suddenly carries an important weight worth embracing. Since its foundation in 1977 in Limerick, EVA has been a forerunner in understanding the world through art in a transnational, transcultural, international dialogue, presenting its contradictions, anxieties and possibilities.”

 

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Venues
Limerick City Gallery of Art, Pery Square, Cleeve’s Condensed Milk Factory, O’Callaghan Strand, Limerick Clothing Factory, Lord Edward Street, RHH – 6 Pery Square, The Hunt Museum, Rutland Street; all Limerick, and an extended programme at Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.

Participating artists
Peju Alatise, Malala Andrialavidrazana, Alexander Apóstol, Artists’ Campaign to Repeal the Eighth Amendment, Jaime Ávila, Akiq AW, Patricia Belli, Colin Booth, Lee Bul, José Castrellón, Viriya Chotpanyavisut, Steven Cohen, Bruce Conner, Juan Dávila, Patrizio di Massimo, Roy Dib, Rita Duffy, Adrian Duncan and Feargal Ward, John Duncan, Juan Pablo Echeverri, Inji Efflatoun, Gonzalo Fuenmayor, John Gerrard, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Laurent Grasso, Eileen Gray, Claire Halpin, Sanja Iveković, Uchechukwu James-Iroha, Mainie Jellett, Seán Keating, Sam Keogh, Marie-Claire Messouma Manlanbien, Napoles Marty, Francis Matthews, Julie Merriman, Kevin Mooney, Locky Morris, Isabel Nolan, Masahito Ono, David Pérez Karmadavis, John Rainey, Dan Rees, Marlon T. Riggs, Sutthirat Supaparinya, Beto Shwafaty, Mina Talaee, Jenna Tas, Darn Thorn, Top Lista Nadrealista, Nicolás Vizcaíno Sánchez, Ian Wieczorek, Liu Xiaodong, Trevor Yeung.

Exhibition dates
Limerick   April 14–July 8            Dublin    April 6–May 27

And the Women Voted – Women Artists from the AIB Art Collection, Municipal Gallery, dlr LexIcon – 7th April – 27th May 2018

dlr Arts Office, in association with AIB, is delighted to present this exhibition of work by women artists from the AIB Art Collection. The exhibition has been specially selected for the Municipal Gallery by a group of women from Women4Women Network dlr who worked with artist/ curator Claire Halpin.

Since September 2017 the group met regularly to research the Collection, artists and artworks and the result is this exhibition ‘and the Women voted’.  The group selected 40 artworks with a variety of media and styles, including photography, print, painting and three-dimensional works.  Featuring work by Jackie Nickerson, Elizabeth Cope, Dorothy Cross, Sarah Walker, Amelia Stein and many others.

There are a lots of events, workshops and tours for all ages to try out. The Women4Women Network dlr invite women from the County to join them at one of their International Women’s Breakfasts in dlr LexIcon on April 25. There are dementia friendly gallery tours, print workshops for adults, fibre and paper workshops kids and that’s just for starters.

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http://www.dlrcoco.ie/en/arts/municipal-gallery-dlr-lexicon/and-women-voted-women-artists-aib-art-collection


New Work delivered to EVA International to Invited Curator, Inti Guerrero at Limerick City Gallery

Delighted to have been selected for EVA International, Ireland’s Biennial and met Inti Guerrero, Invited Curator and Niamh Browne, Exhibition Project Manager at Limerick City Gallery earlier today when I delivered my new work for the exhibition.

EVA International, Ireland’s Biennial,

14 April – 8 July

Limerick City

http://www.eva.ie

 

 


Concerning The Other at QSS Gallery, Belfast – Opening 8th March 2018

Concerning the Other at QSS Gallery

Olivier Cornet, Claire Halpin and Eoin Mac Lochlainn are delighted to invite you to the opening of

CONCERNING THE OTHER

Thursday 8 March 2018, 18.00 – 21.00

QSS Gallery, 31-33 Bedford St, Belfast, BT2 7EJ
Exhibition continues until 29 March 2018
Opening times: TuesdayThursday, 10.00–17.00

Concerning the Other is a collaborative art project that took place over ten weeks during the summer of 2017. The project involved ten contemporary artists working together on one hundred pieces of art, to promote diversity and concern for minorities in these days of mounting racism and intolerance.

The artists involved were: James Hanley R.H.ABrian FayClaire HalpinJoanna KidneyEoin Mac LochlainnGail RitchieMiriam McConnon, Kate MurphyBen Readman and Susanne Wawra. The project was curated by Olivier Cornet, Claire Halpin and Eoin Mac Lochlainn.

Concerning the Other began as a virtual project as the artists were invited to create an initial image which was then emailed on to the next artist in the group. The second artist responded by working over it and then emailing it on to the third artist who also responded and passed it on. The process continued until each of the ten artists had worked on each of the ten images. It was a creative and engaging experience for the artists involved, each gaining a lot from encountering the varied working methods and creative processes of the other artists.

The final ten artworks along with a selected number of ‘in-between’ prints, first exhibited at the Olivier Cornet Gallery (September 2017), will now be exhibited at QSS Bedford St. The show will then tour to other venues including: City Assembly House, Dublin (November 2018) and An Táin Arts Centre, Dundalk (February 2019).

QSS is generously supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland