Whats On in Art



Artist talk with Cecilia Danell

Galway Arts Centre Saturday March 25th 2pm

Cecilia Danell will give a talk about her art making process and the work in her current GAC exhibition, The Last Wilderness. Cecilia will show images of works in progress and stills from her film, discussing the relationship between process and the conceptual framework for her work. She will discuss the artistic development in this body of work and how that arose through different media, her residency in Norway and working with others.

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Burren College of Art is pleased to host the first solo exhibition of works by Steven Stapleton. Internationally recognised through his pioneering experiments in sound with avant garde band Nurse With Wound, Steven is an acclaimed visual artist who has worked across multiple media. Doing What We Are Told Makes Us Free will bring together his work in collage, assemblage and painting in a dynamic gallery installation. As his first major solo exhibition, it will provide a rare opportunity to experience Stapleton’s multi dimensional approach to visual art, which compliments and expands his extensive body of work in sonic experimentation.


FRIDAY, MAY 5, 10.00pm – 9.00am

The Gallery | Burren College of Art | Newtown Castle | Ballyvaughan | Co. Clare
Tickets €35

Tickets are limited to 35. We recommend booking as soon as possible due to the limited number of tickets available. Please book your tickets here.

Burren College of Art is pleased to host Steven Stapleton | Sleep Concert. Steven will perform live for an 8-hour concert that will run throughout the night, manipulating and re-animating his own Nurse With Wound recordings in an avant-DJ somniloquy to shape and colour your dreams. Audience members are requested to sleep over for the duration of the concert. Inflatable beds, and breakfast the following morning, will be provided. Attendees should bring their own blankets or sleeping bag.Collaborative Arts, Interculturalism and Human Rights

Seminar (DUBLIN) Collaborative Arts, Interculturalism and Human Rights  Thursday April 6

Irish Human Rights & Equality Commission 16-22 Green Street, Dublin 7

This seminar sets out to encourage discussion about the vital role the arts, and in particular collaborative arts, can play in promoting interculturalism and human rights. The seminar will lay the foundations for a common arena for tactical and strategic approaches to social justice and human rights issues through the lens of arts and cultural practice. Of interest to arts practitioners and programmers, activists, civil society groups, policy makers in area of public provision for arts access, participation and the many informal groups who are activating culturally diverse projects in different contexts, the seminar will look at the contradictions and tensions which can arise in the arena of art and activism. Does art with a human rights agenda subvert or uphold a status quo? What are the challenges for makers and collaborators within a Human Rights frame?

The seminar will feature a keynote address by artist Dr. Anthony Haughey and include presentations, film and performance from artists and activists including visual artist Laragh Pittman film maker Jijo Sebastian among others.

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Deadline – Artist in the Community Scheme Award 2017
Deadline: 27 March 2017

Twice yearly, the Arts Council offers grants to enable artists and communities of place and/or interest to work together on projects. The Scheme is managed by Create.
The scheme is open to artists from any of the following artform disciplines: architecture, circus, street art and spectacle, dance, film, literature (Irish and English language) music, opera, theatre, visual arts and traditional arts. The projects can take place in a diverse range of social and community contexts, e.g. arts and health; arts and cultural diversity; arts and older people; as well as with any communities of interest (such as anglers, environmentalists, hikers or
chess players.)

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Residency Opps -Short Term Residency in ROJA ART LAB, Latvia
Application deadline: 25 March 2017

ROJA ART LAB, Roja, Latvia.
Time: 9 to 24 of July, 2017.
Short term artist in residence program ROJA LAB is accepting applications for this summer. Located in Roja, a small seaside town in Latvia, this residence program gathers vibrant international crews of emerging and mid-career artists and provides an opportunity to create experimental and/or site-specific artwork. We are keen to hear from visual / fine artists, sound / noise artists, performance artists .
ROJA ART LAB has received funding from the State Culture Capital Fund of Latvia, and is supported by private individuals and organizations. Residency provides housing ( http://www.rojahotel.lv), meals, studio, materials along with technical support and basic facilities.
We are working hard to offer all the selected artists fully funded places excluding their travel to and from Roja. Artists, especially those from outside Latvia, are encouraged to seek financial help through national or regional funding organizations, charitable trusts, etc. We will provide all necessary recommendations, papers and any other possible help, when artist is selected.

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Open Calls –

Open Call | Audio Work Required for Artists and Friends Podcast, London

Deadline: Rolling

Artists and Friends is a Podcast that reviews current digital and physical exhibitions. The show is also focused around discussing ideas surrounding art, as well as talking about curation and interviewing emerging artists and curators. Podcasts can be found on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube

We are looking for artists to submit audio artworks to be featured on the show. After the work has been played it will be discussed by hosts and our guests in a round-table format. We will introduce the selected artist with an artist bio and a summary of their most recent and upcoming projects. The artists in question will also be featured on our social media accounts.

We try to keep the length Podcasts between 30-45 minutes; consequently we can only accept audio works that are under 5 minutes in length. Although, we will accept works up to 10 minutes in length in exceptional circumstances, so don’t be deterred from applying if your work is over 5 minutes.

This is an opportunity with a rolling deadline. The artists we select will be selected from the overall submissions list, meaning that if you are not selected one week, you may still be selected on another occasion. We will make sure to notify you before we release any Podcasts featuring your work.

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Open Call | Regions: The Dunmanway and Drimoleague Region, Foyer Exhibition at Uillinn; West Cork Arts Centre

Deadline: Monday 17 April 2017

Regions – a series of A Sense of West Cork foyer exhibitions
Uillinn; West Cork Arts Centre is seeking affordable artwork for a new series of showcase exhibitions in our foyer retail space. Regions will give local artists from across our catchment area, at all stages of their career, an opportunity to showcase their work in seven instalments each four weeks in duration and each focusing on a particular region. West Cork Arts Centre covers the Skibbereen and Bantry urban and rural area which stretches from the Beara Peninsula in the west, to Clonakilty in the east, from Dunmanway in the north, to the islands of Cape Clear and Sherkin in the south. Submissions are open to any artists living or working within the region.

Call out for artists from The Dunmanway and Drimoleague Region
The next instalment of the Regions series will feature The Dunmanway and Drimoleague Region.
Artists living and/or working in the region of Dunmanway and Drimoleague are invited to submit at this time. Submitted artwork must be for sale at a retail price of between €10 and €400, and must be no bigger than 80cm on its longest edge. The exhibition will run from Thursday 11 May – Wednesday 7 June

Please email jpeg images of the artwork you are submitting, no more than 3 images per artist, with full details of each artwork, your contact details, and a short artists bio/statement for publicity purposes. Here