Claire Halpin

Concerning the Other – Collaborative Curatorial Project – Final Stages

This week the final Stage 10 artworks of the Concerning the Other project have been returned to HQ at Olivier Cornet Gallery.

The curatorial team – Olivier Cornet, Eoin Mac Lochlainn and myself met to review the final works and the in-between artworks to select the ones that will be printed by Black Church Print Studio as limited edition prints for inclusion in the exhibition in September. See above three stages from Gail Ritchie’s artwork – Stage 1 (Gail Ritchie), Stage 9 (Susanne Wawra) and Stage 10 (Claire Halpin).

Concerning the Other exhibition opens at Olivier Cornet Gallery on Sunday 10th September. We are delighted that the exhibition will be officially launched by Patrick Murphy, Director of the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin.

Invited Artists participating in this project: Brian Fay, Claire Halpin, James Hanley RHA, Joanna Kidney, Eoin Mac Lochlainn, Miriam McConnon, Kate Murphy, Ben Readman, Gail Ritchie and Susanne Wawra.

Concerning the Other

A Collaborative Curatorial Project by Olivier  Cornet, Claire Halpin and Eoin Mac Lochlainn

The concept for this curatorial project is that in these days of uncertainty, conflict, mounting racism and intolerance, artists can take a lead in promoting diversity and showing concern for minorities and for refugees from areas of conflict. The curators believe that a collaborative project where artists must respond to and take account of each other’s work is particularly relevant at this time.

Ten selected artists have been invited to develop an initial image which will then be emailed on to the next artist in the group. The second artist will respond to it by working over it or manipulating it in some way and then emailing it on to the third artist who will also respond to it and pass it on. The process will continue until each of the ten artists have worked on each of the ten images.

This will be a very creative and engaging experience for the artists involved, each gaining a lot from encountering and engaging with the varied working methods and creative processes of the other artists. The outcome will be 100 collaborative artworks, each piece constituting a new artwork at each stage. High quality prints of the final 10 artworks will be printed as well as a selected number of ‘in-between’ prints. This selection will be exhibited in a curated exhibition at the Olivier Cornet Gallery in September 2017.

Each artist has also been asked to exhibit an individual artwork for the exhibition – either a newly developed piece or an existing work, in any medium, responding to the theme of Concerning the Other or in response to their collaboration in the project. The curators plan to tour this exhibition to other venues in Ireland and internationally.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/ConcerningtheOther

 

 


Work Selected for Cáirde Visual 2017 at The Model, Sligo Opening 6th July

I am delighted three of my new Fighter Pilot Selfie with Missile drawings have been selected for Cáirde Visual open submission at The Model, Sligo.

From 06 Jul. – 06 Aug. The Model will present Cáirde’s annual open submission show. The exhibiting artists were selected from hundreds of applications by a selection panel consisting of Barra Cassidy, Mark Garry, Emer Mc Garry, Pat Murphy and Lorna Watkins. The exhibition will feature work from national and international artists across a diverse range of media. To open the exhibition, Education Curator Marie-Louise Blaney will present a gallery talk featuring three of the exhibiting artists at 6pm on Thursday 6th July. The gallery talk will be followed by a wine reception at 7pm.

The exhibition continues until 6th August.

http://themodel.ie

Image: Fighter Pilot Selfie with Missile I-III, Pencil on Gesso, 20cm Diameter each, 2017


Fort Leavenworth II at 187th RHA Annual Exhibition

Delighted that my painting Fort Leavenworth II was selected for the 187th RHA Annual Exhibition. Varnishing day took place on 21st May with a host of artists in attendance. My piece is hanging on the main stairs and is also featured in the catalogue and also got a mention in last Sunday’s Culture Times

Elements of Surprise

A few unexpected gems manage to save the rather predictable look of the RHA annual show, writes Cristín Leach

There are plenty of young and early- to mid-career painters worth keeping an eye on here, including Colin Martin. This show lays out its stall with a delightful line-up of small paintings — by Caroline Ward, Claire Halpin, Kate Dick, Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Kelvin Mann, Ann Quinn and more — running up the wall of the main stairwell like an offering of amuse-bouche.

187th RHA Annual Exhibition continues until Saturday 12th August 2017.

www.rhagallery.ie


Studio News – Talbot Studio Curatorial Event

Meanwhile back in the studio it’s been a busy time in Talbot Studios – in April the artists at Talbot Studios organised their second innovative curatorial event at the studios in April. Over two days selected curators were invited to the studios for scheduled studio visits with each of the 10 resident artists. The event was a great success with two days of engaging studio visits, making new connections, and thought provoking conversations about the artists’ work and practice.

The Talbot Studio Artists are:

Harry Burton, Paula Barrett, Jane Fogarty, Claire Halpin, David Lunney, Lucy Sheridan, Andrew Simpson, Eimear Tynan, Gráinne Tynan and Susanne Wawra.

The invited curators were:

Ciara Gibbons (Gibbons & Nicholas), Michael Hill (Douglas Hyde Gallery), Hilary Murray (ArtBox), Siobhán Mooney (Independent), Davey Moor (Independent), Emma Lucy O’Brien (Visual Carlow), Peter Prendergast (Independent), Cliodhna Shaffrey (Temple Bar Gallery), Linda Shevlin (Independent).

 


Concerning The Other – Project Launch – 22nd May 2017

CONCERNING THE OTHER

– A COLLABORATIVE CURATORIAL PROJECT BY OLIVIER CORNET, CLAIRE HALPIN AND EOIN MAC LOCHLAINN

The concept for this curatorial project is that in these days of uncertainty, conflict, mounting racism and intolerance, artists can take a lead in promoting diversity and showing concern for minorities and for refugees from areas of conflict. The curators believe that a collaborative project where artists must respond to and take account of each other’s work is particularly relevant at this time.

Ten selected artists have been invited to develop an initial image which will then be emailed on to the next artist in the group. The second artist will respond to it by working over it or manipulating it in some way and then emailing it on to the third artist who will also respond to it and pass it on. The process will continue until each of the ten artists have worked on each of the ten images.

This will be a very creative and engaging experience for the artists involved, each gaining a lot from encountering and engaging with the varied working methods and creative processes of the other artists. The outcome will be 100 collaborative artworks, each piece constituting a new artwork at each stage. High quality prints of the final 10 artworks will be printed as well as a selected number of ‘in-between’ prints. This selection will be exhibited in a curated exhibition at the Olivier Cornet Gallery in September 2017.

Each artist has also been asked to exhibit an individual artwork for the exhibition – either a newly developed piece or an existing work, in any medium, responding to the theme of Concerning the Other or in response to their collaboration in the project.

Crowd funding is also a part of the project, an element which is there to primarily raise awareness for the project as opposed to raising a large amount of finance. The main costs of the project will be the printing of the final artworks for exhibition.

We chose Fundit.ie, an Irish online organisation, and the project launched there on Tuesday, 9th May. Here is the link : 

https://fundit.ie/project/concerning-the-other

Have a look at the awards. It would be wonderful if you could join us in this project by pledging your support for the work of 10 artists. You’ll also get a real insight into the creation of the collaborative works.

The curators plan to tour this exhibition to other venues in Ireland and internationally.

Invited Artists participating in this project: Brian Fay, Claire Halpin, James Hanley RHA, Joanna Kidney, Eoin Mac Lochlainn, Miriam McConnon, Kate Murphy, Ben Readman, Gail Ritchie and Susanne Wawra.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/ConcerningtheOther

Above: Initial Images from Gail Ritchie and Susanne Wawra


And The Winner Is…..Operation Walk Fundraising Raffle Draw at Olivier Cornet Gallery

I was delighted to have the draw for the Operation Walk Fundraising Raffle Draw kindly hosted by Olivier Cornet Gallery earlier today with tickets drawn by my Mam and by my god daughter, Charlotte. First winning ticket drawn was Mary Fitzpatrick who selected the Pastoral Scene, Baghdad painting and second ticket drawn was Lisa Haran who wins the painting River.

Delighted to have raised €1500 through ticket sales for the raffle. Thanks to everyone for their contributions and generosity!

Operation Walk Ireland 2017

I am part of a group of Irish volunteers travelling to Hanoi, Vietnam for the first Operation Walk Ireland in May 2017. The aim is to aid with over 60 joint replacements, knee and hip operations on patients who would not otherwise have access to this life changing surgery. Also to provide education and training to local doctors, nurses and physiotherapists and allied healthcare professionals. I am participating as non-medical volunteer on the team. Each individual travelling must raise €1500 to cover the costs of travelling and accommodation.

Operation Walk is a Registered Charity CHY15041

https://www.idonate.ie/ OWI17

 

Pastoral Scene, Baghdad, Oil on canvas, 40cm x 50cm, 2010

River, Oil on canvas, 42cm x 42cm, 2008


Win an original painting! Fundraiser for Operation Walk Ireland 2017

Fundraising Raffle for Operation Walk Ireland

Choose an original Claire Halpin painting for your art collection!

River, Oil on Canvas, 42cm x 42cm, 2008

or Pastoral Scene Baghdad, Oil on Canvas, 40cm x 50cm, 2010

Tickets: €10 each (Raffle limited to 150 tickets)

Salmon coloured raffle tickets can be purchased directly from me or via donations made here and your name will be entered in the raffle:

https://www.idonate.ie/ OWI17

Operation Walk Ireland 2017

I am part of a group of Irish volunteers travelling to Hanoi, Vietnam for the first Operation Walk Ireland in May 2017. The aim is to aid with over 60 joint replacements, knee and hip operations on patients who would not otherwise have access to this life changing surgery. Also to provide education and training to local doctors, nurses and physiotherapists and allied healthcare professionals. I am participating as non-medical volunteer on the team. Each individual travelling must raise €1500 to cover the costs of travelling and accommodation.

About Operation Walk

Operation Walk was set up in 1996 by Dr. Larry Dorr, Los Angeles, and has expanded to form 15 separate chapters in North America. The next stage in the development of the organisation is to make it an international group and to this end, Operation Walk Ireland was set up last year. The Irish team partnered with Operation Walk Chicago, under the direction of Dr. David Stulberg last year to perform Operation Walk’s first International joint mission in Hanoi, Vietnam. This mission performed 86 hip & knee replacements in 5 days and engaged in a surgical educational program with the Vietnamese Orthopaedic surgeons.

Operation Walk is a Registered Charity CHY15041