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WINTER 2015 AT THE RHA

Continues to December 20th

Futures Anthology 2011 - 2014
Helen G Blake, Jenny Brady, Peter Burns, Alan Butler, Neil Carroll, Anita Delaney, Emma Donaldson, Eleanor Duffin, Adam Gibney, Aoibheann Greenan, Tracy Hanna, Caoimhe Kilfeather, Vera Klute, Barbara Knezevic, Maggie Madden, Shane McCarthy, James Merrigan, Ed Miliano, Sheila Rennick, Jim Ricks, Stephanie Rowe - Galleries I & III

Royal Hibernian Academy, Gallagher Gallery, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2
+353 1 6612558
info@rhagallery.ie
www.rhagallery.ie

Opening Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 11am to 5pm, Wednesday 11am to 8pm
Sunday 12pm to 5pm

Call for Exhibition Proposals at Clonakilty Community Arts Centre

Deadline: 15 February, 2016
Clonakilty Community Arts Centre, Astna Square, Clonakilty, Co. Cork

Submissions are now open for the 2016/ 2017 exhibition programme. CCAC is interested in working with emerging visual artists working in any medium. Our programme balances between providing exhibition opportunities for West Cork-based artists and for artists from all other areas. We are specifically interested in participatory projects or exhibitions that engage with the community and the people of West Cork. There is no fee to apply for an exhibition at CCAC.

Clonakilty Community Arts Centre is a fully inclusive creative hub for the Clonakilty community; a space for the provision of the full spectrum of Creative Arts based activities within the town and the West Cork region.

clonarts.com/exhibition-opportunities/

 

Window to Eden: Open Call for an Art Window, Dublin 5

Window to Eden is seeking rolling submissions from visual artists across all disciplines for an art window.

Window to Eden is a community based arts project running two exhibition windows providing artists with a public space to showcase their work, offers local communities access to art and opens up dialogue. Artists and collectives are encouraged to submit their work; photography, painting, writing, collage, crochet or illustration, whatever your art may be and make the window your space. The windows are located at Raheny Library and St Monica’s Community Council Info Centre, Edenmore both Dublin 5.

Our windows are sized 230 x 270cm and 190 x 200cm, height x width and can be seen from the busy street. Submission and exhibition space are free of charge .
Please send your proposal and include the dimensions and details of media used, artist statement and a brief CV along with low res jpgs to:

Further information: E: windowtoeden@gmail.com | windowtoeden | Deadline Ongoing


Cúirt New Writing Prize 2016

The Cúirt New Writing Prize, in memory of Lena Maguire, is now open for submissions. Entries should be sent via email to: info@cuirt.ie

New Writing Prize

There is a €500 cash prize for the winner in each category and an opportunity to read at the Cúirt/Over the Edge Showcase event at Cúirt 2016. This years judges are Elaine Feeney (poetry) and Declan Meade (Fiction).

Young Cúirt (Ages 12-17)

The winner will receive €100 cash prize and they will have the opportunity to read at the 2016 Cúirt Labs in April.

The guidelines for both adult and youth submissions are as follows: Poetry entries must consist of 3 poems under 50 lines each, and fiction pieces may be up to 2000 words. Entries in both English and Irish are welcome. Writers submitting work should not have had a collection published in the category in which they enter.

The entry fee for each submission is €10, this can be paid via the Paypal button at: www.cuirt.ie. When emailing submissions, please include the unique transaction ID and the account owners name. Entries should be sent via email to: info@cuirt.ie

The closing date for submissions is Thursday 28 January 2016 at 5pm. For further information see: www.cuirt.ie

A Better Place | Open Call for Waterford Healing Arts Trust

Deadline: 8 January 2016, 2pm
Waterford Healing Arts Trust, WHAT Centre for Arts and Health, Waterford Regional Hospital, Dunmore Road, Waterford

The Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT), one of Ireland’s leading arts and health programmes based in University Hospital Waterford, curates a lively programme of temporary exhibitions which offer patients, staff and visitors opportunities to access diverse contemporary art. The exhibitions also prompt conversations between patients, staff members and visitors that are beyond the medical context. They are chosen for their aesthetic quality and for their positive impact, primarily on patients, within a hospital setting.

WHAT invites submissions from artists based in Ireland for a series of wall-based, visual art exhibitions to take place in University Hospital Waterford in 2016, 2017 and 2018 that aim to make the hospital A Better Place for patients.

E: WHAT@hse.ie, T: 051 842664.

For full details please visit: http://www.waterfordhealingarts.com


Joan Clancy Gallery Feile na Nollaig, Christmas Group Show: Artist Call

Artists are invited to make submissions for inclusion in the 2015 Feile na Nollaig Christmas Group Show. Joan Clancy Gallery is best known for showcasing painting and welcomes submissions from artists working in this discipline.
Please send no more than 4 jpg images accompanied by your CV and Artist Statement either by e-mail or on DVD for consideration to:
E: info@joanclancygallery.com
T: 086 813 4597
www.joanclancygallery.com
Please note there is no submission fee and 40% is charged on sales
Joan Clancy Gallery, Mweelahorna, Ring, Dungarvan, Co Waterford

A Better Place  Call for exhibition proposals

The Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) invites submissions from artists based in Ireland for a series of wall-based, visual art exhibitions to take place in University Hospital Waterford in 2016, 2017 and 2018 that aim to make the hospital A Better Place for patients. Deadline for submissions is 8 January 2016.

Sarah Walker Gallery – 2016 Artistic Programme | Call for Submissions

Sarah Walker Gallery, The Pier, West End Park, Castletownbere, Co. Cork

Sarah Walker Gallery is currently staging an open call for artworks in painting, sculpture photography, textiles and print or ceramics. We are open to receiving proposals for exhibitions and installation work to be exhibited in 2015/2016.

Please submit to info@sarahwalkergallery.com
• images of work including medium, dimensions, price & hanging specifications
• an artist’s cv
• a concise statement outlining the artist and their current/submitted work

www.sarahwalkergallery.com

 

Laois Arthouse | Calling Exhibition Proposals for 2016

Calling exhibition proposals for 2015/2016.

Expressions of interest for exhibitions in the Gallery and in the outdoor Garden area are now invited. A contribution of €200 is available to support artists exhibiting.

The indoor exhibition space has a hanging system and the outdoor area is an enclosed garden with a feature wall with a mounted public artwork. The exhibition programme also includes opportunities for artists to conduct talks and tours of work.

Application form, details and maps available online www.arthouse.ie or Tel: 057: 8664109/8664033 or email: artsoff@laoiscoco.ie

 

Project Space at PP/S | Call for Submissions

Pallas Projects/Studios, 115–117 The Coombe, Dublin 8

Submissions guidelines are now available for artists/groups who are interested in proposing artist-initiated projects, exhibitions, events or performances in the PP/S project space, to take place alongside our own curated programme. Submissions are ongoing.

We are seeking proposals from creative, motivated and professionally minded groups and individuals. Participants are welcome to experiment with presenting their work in the context of an established gallery space with a dedicated tradition towards do-it-yourself initiatives and the professional development of emerging artists. PP/S are committed to accessibility, with very competitive rates for artists. All projects are self-directed by the individual/group, but PP/S provide supports such as promotion (alongside own publicity) and invigilation.

The space can also be hired out weekly to use as additional very-large-scale studio space ahead of exhibitions and offsite projects, and for other arts areas, such as film, photography, theatre, for readings/rehearsals/auditions/shoots, etc. (please contact us for further info).

Please visit the ‘get involved’ page guidelines and submission form, or email info@pallasprojects.org for more information.

Completed forms can be sent to info@pallasprojects.org with the subject line: ‘Project Space Submissions’.

www.pallasprojects.org/index.php/events/project-space-at-pp-s-open-call-for-submissions-2015

 

Exhibition Opportunities at Mountmellick Art Gallery

Mountmellick Library, Mountmellick, Co. Laois

Mountmellick Art Gallery at Mountmellick Library is housed on the first floor of the library.

The 80m2 space is bright and spacious. The main room has curved glass walls and there are two additional smaller rooms. Exhibition changes monthly. We welcome applications from professional and amateur artists and we try to provide the public with a diverse range of artistic styles and media for their viewing.

Application form is available on the gallery website.

www.laois.ie/leisureandculture/libraries/branchlibraries/mountmellick/

 

Exhibition Opportunity at Waterside Theatre

Waterside Theatre, Glendermott Rd., Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland, BT47 6BG

Calling all artists who would be interested in exhibiting their work in Cascade Gallery, Waterside Theatre Derry~Londonderry (32 metres of hanging space using the Boyer Picture Hanging System).

For more information on how to apply, please ring 02871 314000 or email roisin@watersidetheatre.com.

www.watersidetheatre.com

 

DUKE STREET GALLERY | CALL FOR IRISH PAINTERS

Irish painters are invited to submit works for exhibition in Duke Street Gallery, Dublin 2.

Each submission must include a current C.V and 5-10 images, or a link to the artist’s website.

Duke Street Gallery specializes in the work of Irish art on an international scale, and selected artists will benefit from having their work presented to this vast audience.

Email your submission to: art@dukestreetgallery.ie

www.dukestreetgallery.ie

 

Exhibit at Leixlip Library Gallery Space

Exhibit your work at Leixlip Library gallery space! Come and visit us Leixlip Library, Captains Hill Leixlip Co. Kildare, ring 01 6060050 or email jbranigan@kildarecoco.ie

 

Exhibiting at Turn-berlin
Turn-berlin is an artist funded space, with a large gallery in the middle of the biggest concentration of art in Europe. We are working to find the most effective ways of progressing an artists name and reputation. By introducing a more integrated approach we can be more effective and develop wider opportunities.
The intense experience of showing work in a gallery is the best way to have work seen. To get the most from  exhibiting which can be a relatively short event, to include it as part of a comprehensive package gives more considered exposure. Developing a name is the only way forward, it takes time and a lot of determination. This is why many artists are finding new ways of being seen. If you don’t exhibit you are only doing half of the job, but taking a positive approach to exhibiting should include other forms.
We are now big enough to be a representational gallery offering a full promotional package. More information on turn-berlin’s long term approach to developing artists is on the following link: http://turn-berlin.de/application/index.html
Address: turn-berlin Gallery, Josetti Höfe, Rungestr 22-24, 10179 Berlin, Germany.
Deadline: Open.

 

Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre: Call for Submissions

The Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre is a multi-purpose arts centre featuring exhibition galleries, community workshop rooms, 215 seater theatre, dance studio, storytelling/ presentation area and outdoor town square for external events and performances. We are currently seeking visual artists to contribute to our gallery programme which will include local, national and international artists. Artists working in any media are welcome, as are both emerging and established artists. Interested artists should submit a current CV, statement and a minimum of 8 images of recent work. Please also indicate interest and capacity to participate in accompanying gallery education and community activities if applicable. Requested items should preferably be emailed to or posted to:

Email: desima.connolly@limavady.gov.uk

Address: Limavady Borough Council, 7 Connell Street, Limavady BT49 0HA (marked for the attention of the Arts & Cultural Services Officer)

Website: www.limavady.gov.uk

Deadline: Ongoing

The Lumen – Call for Submissions

The Lumen is an annual new writing and arts journal on the mutual dialogue between medicine, the arts and the humanities based at the University of Edinburgh. Submissions are now being accepted for the 2016 summer issue themed around Trauma. The Lumen welcomes new prose, poetry, essays, articles, reviews and artwork from healthcare professionals and patients, as well as from writers, students, scholars and artists from all backgrounds. The deadline is 4 December 2015.

 

David Burland Poetry Prize 2016 | Le Concours de PoésieDavid Burland 2016

Now launched  /  Maintenant annoncé

closing date / Date du Clôture:  31 May 2016

1st Prize / 1er   Prix        £ 500,-

2nd Prize / 2ième Prix      £ 200,- 

3rd Prize / 3ième Prix       £100,-

Special Mention/Les Mentions Speciales £25,-

Prizes presented for both languages/ Les Prix distribués pour chaque langue

Entry Fee / Paiement d’entrée: £9,- ,   £5,- (each extra poem / chaque extra)

Prizes for each winning language category

Les prix seront distribues pour chaque langue

Winning Poem English and French  published on this site

Le poeme gagnant en Anglais et en Francais sera publie sur ce site

FOR DETAILS VISIT / VEUILLEZ VISITER POUR LES DETAILLES:-

www.davidburlandliteraryservices.com

Information: Anna Burland Services, UK

Email: annaburland@btconnect.com

Tel: 00 44 (0) 121 554 4268   Fax: 00 44 (0) 121 554 1580

39 High Street, Wednesfield, Wolverhampton, WV11 1ST  England, UK

www.annaburland.com

www.davidburlandliteraryservices.com

 

The Fish Flash Fiction Prize (Short Short Story Contest) 2016

OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS
Judge: To be announced shortly
Closes: 28 Feb 2016
Results: 10 April 2016
Max Length: 300 words

The best 10 stories will be published in the Fish Anthology 2016.
€1,000 First Prize.

Online Entries: €14 (€8 subsequent entries). Postal entries: €16 (€10 subsequent entries).

* FULL DETAILS *

 

The Fish Poetry Prize 2016

OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS
Judge: To be announced shortly
Closes: 31 March 2016
Results: 15 May 2016
Max Length: 300 words
The best 10 poems will be published in the 2016 Fish Anthology.
First prize €1,000.

Online Entries: €14 (€8 subsequent entries). Postal entries: €16 (€10 subsequent entries).

* FULL DETAILS *

 

The Fish Short Memoir Contest 2016

2016 PRIZE OPEN
Judge: Jan Morris
Closes: 31 January 2016
Results: 1 April 2016
Max Length: 4,000 words
The best 10 memoirs will be published in the 2016 Fish Anthology.
First prize €1,000.

Online Entries: €16 (€10 subsequent entries). Postal entries: €18 (€12 subsequent entries).

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 Opportunities for writers

A comprehensive list of writing Competitions, awards, calls for submissions, residencies and open mic opportunities can be found on the following websites:

Poetry Ireland Website - http://www.poetryireland.ie/whats-on/competitions.php

Irish Writer’s Centre - http://irishwriterscentre.ie/collections/writing-opportunities

A Month in the Country | The Moth Art Prize

The publishers of The Moth, an international arts and literature magazine that features work by the likes of Billy Childish, Cesar Santos, Mamma Andersson and Lu Cong, is inviting artists worldwide to enter its new art prize.

The Moth Art Prize, which consists of a month-long retreat at their newly renovated barn in a beautiful lakeland setting in rural Ireland, is open to anyone over the age of 18 – professional or otherwise – as long as the work they send is their own and is figurative or representational in style. A stipend of €1,000 is included in the prize, to aid with travel from wherever you are in the world.

The Moth is based in County Cavan, said to have a lake for every day of the year, and known to be the birthplace of the mighty River Shannon and Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels.

All one need do to do to enter is send along 5–10 images of your work along with an entry fee of €20. The winner will be notified in the early spring, in good time to choose a month in 2016 in which to travel to Ireland.

The barn, which features a studio and living area downstairs and accommodation upstairs, is situated next to The Moth offices, along a quiet country lane, surrounded on three sides by lakes. The nearest village of Milltown, which has a shop and a pub, is a few kilometres away. A bicycle will be provided, and the publishers of The Moth, Rebecca and Will, will be on hand to take you to the nearest town for provisions.

The closing date is 1 March 2016.

www.themothmagazine.com

mothartprize@themothmagazine.com

00 353 49 9522995

Fresh Film Festival 2016 – 7-12 March

Fresh are delighted to be an international film festival for young people and we welcome films from around the globe to our festival. The International award will be presented to the best international film.

If you are a member of the Youth Cinema Network, you may also use the YCN application form below.

IRELANDS YOUNG INTERNATIONAL FILMMAKER OF THE YEAR AWARD

The awards are adjudicated by our jury of industry professionals, young filmmakers, previous winners and educators. Highly commended awards given at discretion of the judges to films that the jury wishes to recognise.

All winners receive a specially commissioned one off plaque.

 

Irish Youth Guitar Orchestra
The Irish Youth Guitar Orchestra are now taking applications for their inaugural summer course and tour, happening between 25 – 31 July 2016 in the Limerick School of Music. 
Audition dates are as follows:

  • Derry – November 7
  • Cork – November 14
  • Limerick – November 21
  • Dublin – November 28
  • Waterford – December 5

For application forms email info.iygo@gmail.com or visit their Facebook page to find out more

International Artist Residencies at IMOCA

In conjunction with the evolution of IMOCA from the Irish Museum of Contemporary Art to the Independent Museum of Contemporary Arts, we are delighted to announce the launch of our International Artist Residencies both in Dublin and in our newest centre, NIVEL Arts in Valencia, Spain. These project-based, subsidised live-work residencies are open to artists at any point in their careers. MA art students should also enquire about funding and credit via the Erasmus Training programme.
More information on our 2015 changes and opportunities at www.imoca.ie

Light Work Artist-in-Residence Program

Each year Light Work invites 12-15 artists to participate in its residency program, including one artist co-sponsored by Autograph ABP and one artist in conjunction with the Urban Video Project (UVP). Artists selected for the residency program are invited to live in Syracuse for one month. They receive a $5,000 stipend, an apartment to stay in, a private digital studio, a private darkroom, and 24-hour access to our facility.

Participants in the residency program are expected to use their month to pursue their own projects: photographing in the area, scanning or printing for a specific project or book, and so on. Artists are not obligated to lecture at our facility, though we hope that the artists are friendly and accessible to local artists and students. Work by each Artist-in-Residence becomes a part of the Light Work Collection and is published in a special edition of Contact Sheet: The Light Work Annual along with an essay commissioned by Light Work.

Questions? : Questions about the facility may be directed to lab@lightwork.org and questions about the application process or residency can be sent toair@lightwork.org.

For information about our facilities, see www.lightwork.org/lab

 

Artist Residency at Cow House Studios | Call for Applicants

Cow House Studios, Enniscorthy Road, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

Since 2008 Cow House Studios has provided residency opportunities to professional artists during the Autumn. These residencies offer a valuable support structure for emerging and mid career artists, and bring critically engaging contemporary work to our rural community. With the support of Wexford County Council and Wexford Arts Centre this programme now partners with an Irish curator to provide crucial context for both the selection of the artists and exhibition of their work. For the 2015 residency RGKSKSRG, the paired curatorial practice of Rachael Gilbourne and Kate Strain, will be our first collaborators.

There is no fee for the 2015 residency. This programme is generously supported by Wexford County Council and Cow House Studios. Artists are responsible for food, materials and travel expense. Cow House Studios provide shared accommodation, transportation to nearby towns for groceries and materials twice weekly, and twenty-four hour access to the studio and facilities along with a €500 stipend. Individual spaces are provided and the 343 m2 (3700 ft2) open plan space contains woodworking tools, a darkroom and computer lab.

Please visit our website for more information and application details.

www.cowhousestudios.com/ireland/artists.html

 

Cló & The Living Archive: Call for Applications for Artist in Residence Programme

Artist in Residency Autumn Programme at Cló & The Living Archive Print Studio

Cló & The Living Archive invites applications for the following:

Artist in Residence Programme.
This programme offers accommodation in Cló Ceardlann’s artist-in-residence house and full technical facilities at their workshop based in scenic North West Donegal, IRELAND. This residency is offered on a self-funded basis. We will help interested applicants to apply for funding.

Interested applicants should forward their C.V. and a detailed proposal to cloceardlann@eircom.net.

For an information pack please contact Leanne Mc Laughlin at 07495 – 31271 or e-mail cloceardlann@eircom.net

Banff Artist in Residence (BAIR) Programs

Banff Artist in Residence programs offer independent periods of study where artists, curators, and other arts professionals are free to experiment and explore. Participants are provided with an individual studio accessible 24 hours a day, as well as use of Visual Arts facilities including printmaking, papermaking, ceramics, sculpture, and photography. BAIR offers short and long-term opportunities to work at a remove from the constraints of everyday life. For more information and to apply: Office of the Registrar | Email: arts_info@banffcentre.ca | www.banffcentre.ca/va

Artists Residencies

The Gyreum in tandem with Foras na Gaeilge is offering Arts Residencies to speakers of Irish or those working through Irish or bilingually.  The Gyreum is a round wooden  hilltop "arts fortress," "acoustic perfect" with easy access to inspiration.  
This suits sculptors, painters, ceramicists, composers, song writers, choreographers, calligraphers, dramatists + actors, puppeteers, poets, prose writers, film directors, editors, academics and architects.  There are two well lit spaces for painting etc.  There are five rooms that can be used as single/ double or triple usage.  As a workshop accommodation space we can roof 25 people.
Cost of Arts Residency is €30 per day with all meals covered, €150 per five day week.
A team of two or more or couple who can share a room would be €25 per day each. €125 per week.

Colum Stapleton
Gyreum, Corlisheen, Riverstown, Co Sligo
+353 71 9165994
www.gyreum.com
087 3280 789

The Schoolhouse - Artist Retreat and Studio, Kiltimagh

IRD Kiltimagh Ltd. is taking applications from artists who wish to undertake a period of retreat, work on a commission or prepare for an exhibition, in our modern tastefully refurbished Schoolhouse Artists Retreat and Studio. The facility is let on a self catering basis and applications for tenancy are welcomed from all disciplines particularly visual and literary Artists.  Applications for Tenancy should be by way of Covering Letter and CV. The Covering Letter should specify in detail, when and how you propose to use the studio, emphasising work being undertaken on a commission, preparing for an exhibition or other works. Each Application will be assessed on its merit by a selection committee.

Further details on the building and the residencies, are available from the IRD Kiltimagh Ltd. website, www.ird-kiltimagh.ie by following the links on the front page and also by visiting the IRD Kiltimagh Ltd. Facebook page.  A full album of photographs is available and the brochure for this facility can also be downloaded.

 

New service for VAI Members - International Studio Exchange with fellow artists around the world

We are pleased to announce a new service available to paid members of Visual Artists Ireland.  In partnership with Artquest, VAI has negotiated places for members on their Artelier international studio exchange.  Artelier is for professional visual artists to arrange free studio exchanges with their peers anywhere in the world.

Membership of Artelier is by 'invitation only' to ensure it is only used by professional visual artists and is safe for members. Members can request an invitation by contacting us through our Artelier webpages.

This is a great opportunity to meet fellow artists around the world and potentially find artists with studios looking to exchange with the city you live in.  You can also find and arrange free accommodation or a studio on holiday or when working overseas, or indeed, find someone to look after your studio or apartment while you are away.

Artelier keeps your exact location and personal contact information private until you choose to let individual artists know where you are.

For more information see: http://visualartists.ie/resources/studio-exchange-programme

 

‘Who do we think we are? Exploring Collective Identities’

The National Museum of Ireland and the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland are seeking expressions of interest from designers and makers interested in working within the context of marking the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising. The theme of this collaborative project is ‘Exploring Design, Craft and Collective Identity over the past century’.

This project will involve the commissioning of a designer to create new contemporary work/s on the theme of ‘Collective Identity’, utilising the National Museum of Ireland’s Decorative Arts & History Collections as a key resource. An exhibition in Collins Barracks in 2016 will feature the designer’s own original work/s as well as works created in collaboration with a group of adults as part of a series of workshops. The exhibition will coincide with a major conference and public engagement programme on this theme.

This commission is open to all those on the island of Ireland. The monetary budget allocated to the commission is €12,000, inclusive of fees, materials and all production costs.

 

The Quay Gallery, Westport, Open Call to Artists and Craft Makers

The Quay Gallery, Westport welcomes artists and craft makers in all disciplines to submit work for consideration for exhibition and for sale. Please contact Suzie Sullivan for a submission form; five images of recent work, a CV and a brief description of your work will be required.
For further information:
E: suzie@derryauncrafts.com
T: 098 21888
M: 086 353 7129
thequaygallery
The Quay Gallery, Westport, Co Mayo

 

The WHAT Arts and Health Library: Call for material

The WHAT Arts and Health Library is a national resource for learning and research in the field of arts and health. Managed by WHAT (the Waterford Healing Arts Trust), the focus is on high quality artistic interventions into health care contexts, related research and evaluation.

WHAT is looking for new and relevant material for its library. If you have published something in the field of arts and health, or completed a piece of research, and would like to include a hard copy of this in the WHAT Arts and Health Library, please post it to:

The WHAT Arts and Health Library
WHAT Centre for Arts and Health
University Hospital Waterford
Dunmore Road
Waterford

If there are costs involved for WHAT in terms of purchasing the publication and/or postage and packaging, please email these to mary.grehan@hse.ie . Please do not send any publication without clearing related costs in advance.

If you have a soft copy of the publication that could be made available on www.artsandhealth.ie, the national arts and health website, please email it to WHAT@hse.ie .

For further information, phone 051-842664 or email WHAT@hse.ie .

 

CÚRAM PROUDLY PRESENTS exhibitions of work from the Chimera Art & Science Programme - THE FUTURE IS HERE

Artists in Residence,Joanna Hopkins and Siobhan McGibbon at the Galway City Museum, October 30th – December 23rd 2015

OPENING HOURS:  Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm, Closed on Monday

Admission is free and open to the public, wheelchair accessible.

The Future is Here presents the results of two six month residencies undertaken by artists Joanna Hopkins and Siobhan McGibbon at the Chimera Art and Science Programme, at CÚRAM, the National Centre for Research in Medical Devices.  

About the Artists

Currently investigating the theme of empathy, Joanna Hopkins will present a series of multimedia works. Exploring the areas of the brain believed to be responsible for empathy in human beings, one of which is the Supramarginal Gyrus, Hopkins has developed installations based on her investigation into neurons in the research labs at CÚRAM. Through a series of drawings, video and interactive installations, Hopkins also explores our evolving world of multiple 'Touch-screen' video devices.

In this exhibition, artist Siobhan McGibbon will present a complex and hypothetical narrative concerning the creation of a future human species that incorporates the superior biological elements of tadpoles and zebra fish.  The works are created collaboratively with the scientists in CÚRAM utilising the scientific processes and materials used in the development of medical devices. The works function as an assemblage of interconnected ideas explored during the artist’s engagement with the research groups in CÚRAM.

About Chimera

The Chimera Art and Science Programme aims to investigate the meeting point of art and science. The Programme was founded by Andrea Fitzpatrick who acts as its director and curator. The focus of the Chimera Art and Science Programme is to develop a visual arts research project within CÚRAM’s laboratories, exploring experimental practice and investigating the resulting composite space of enquiry.  The programme is funded by the Science Foundation Ireland Discover Programme which aims to support and develop Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) education and public engagement sector in Ireland.   The programme also incorporates a student project, comprising of eleven students from the Centre for Creative Arts and Media, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology. Work byBlaithin Hughes, Connor Robertson, Elizabeth Lartey, Ewa Zdybel, Helena Grady, Katie Higgins, Lisa Conroy, Mark White, Nicole Roan, Therese Murphy and Tom McLean

will be exhibited at the National University of Ireland, Galway in early November– for more information, please seewww.thechimeraartandscience.com

About CÚRAM

CÚRAM is the National Centre for Research in Medical Devices funded by Science Foundation Ireland and industry partners. Based at NUI Galway, CÚRAM is directed by Professor Abhay Pandit. CÚRAMs research aims to radically improve health outcomes for patients with chronic and degenerative disease through the development of ‘smart’ implantable medical devices.

www.curamdevices.ie

 


News

Awards deadline 2018 announced 

Amateur Drama and Music Assistance Recording Awards and Tyrone Guthrie Residency now open for application for 2018. 

Deadline: 23rd October 2018 at 5pm. 

For more information and application forms go to: Funding Application Form

Mayo Arts Service: T:094 9064376 / 094 9064367, E:mayoarts@mayococo.ie. 


Awards deadline 2018 announced-read the full story.

Mayo County Council Arts Plan 2018 - 2022

Mayo County Council Arts Office is currently developing a new five-year strategic arts plan for the county, which will be produced early next year.

We are actively seeking the views of those involved and interested in the arts, at all levels, within the county. This includes arts venues, festivals, artists, communities and people who use, or who benefit from our service.

We would welcome your contribution. Please complete our Arts Plan questionnaire, link below. (Alternatively you can write, email or phone the arts office. Or you can request a word document of the questionnaire)

Our current arts plan can be viewed here Mayo County Council Strategic Arts Plan 2011-2016

A profile of the services we deliver is available on the website here

Arts Plan Questionnaire

Thank you for your time and interest.

We also have a  questionnaire specifically for young people: Young People Questionnaire

 

Contact Details: Arts Office, Mayo County Council, Áras an Contae, Castlebar, Co Mayo.

Email: mayoarts@mayococo.ie

Phone: 094 90 47558 / 47471

 

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