GMIT Centre for Creative Arts and Media is delighted to partner with the School of Visual Arts New York to host the international touring exhibition “UNDERGROUND IMAGES” for the first time in the west of Ireland. This exhibition includes more than fifty posters selected from a wide collection, conceived at the School of Visual Arts for display in the New York City subway system. Curated by SVA Executive Vice President Anthony P. Rhodes, these posters offer a glimpse of the history of the college and the collective talent of it’s acclaimed design, illustration and photography faculty.
The twenty nine current and former SVA faculty members who created these posters include: Gail Anderson, Marshall Arisman, Gene Case, Ivan Chermayeff, Paul Davis, Sal DeVito, Louise Fili, Audrey Flack, Nathan Fox, Bob Gill, Robert Giusti, Milton Glaser, Phil Hays, Steven Heller, Mirko Ilić, Viktor Koen, Stephen Kroninger, Marvin Mattelson, Clay Patrick McBride, James McMullan, Jerry Moriarty, Tony Palladino, Stefan Sagmeister, David Sandlin, Paula Scher, Eve Sonneman, George Tscherny, James Victore and Robert Weaver.
Brown Thomas The Gallery of Found Art – a CREATE project in collaboration with GMIT.
‘RADICAL MUSEOLOGY’ A PUBLIC LECTURE AND DISCUSSION
Thursday 24th July at 3:00pm
The White Room, GMIT CCAM
CLUAIN MHUIRE CAMPUS, MONIVEA ROAD, GALWAY
Through ‘Radical Museology’ Claire Bishop argues for the importance of a politicized representation of the contemporary in today’s art and discusses an alternative world of values in which museums and by extension, culture, education and democracy are not subject to the banalities of a spreadsheet, but enable us to access a rich and diverse history, to question the present and to realize a different future.
Claire Bishop is a Professor in the PhD Program in Art History at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Her books include Installation Art: A Critical History (2005) and Artificial Hells: Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship (2012), for which she won the 2013 Frank Jewett Mather award for art criticism. She writes on contemporary art and performance, and is a regular contributor to Artforum. Her latest book, Radical Museology, or, What’s Contemporary in Museums of Contemporary Art?, was published last year by Koenig Books.
The Para-Institution is a curatorial research residency conducted by curator and artist Megs Morley exploring the potentials of an institution of co-operation, inter-linking key organisations and practitioners that share the common goal of demonstrating the role of contemporary art practices
in activating cultural change
Supported by the Arts Council Curator in Residence Award
In partnership with Galway City Council, GMIT Centre of Creative Arts and Media, The Huston School of Film & Digital Media, National University of Galway
and Galway Arts Centre
This event is free, but booking is essential.
Please email: email@example.com GMIT is delighted to announce a series of exciting new initiatives supporting artists and film makers in Galway City and the region.
CCAM SUMMER RESIDENCIES
Six practicing artists from Ireland and abroad who have been selected to take part in the new GMIT Summer Residency Programme, commencing 16 June for the Summer months.
Six artists from Ireland, the US, Scotland and Brazil have been selected for the inaugural residency programme. The residencies provide opportunities for the artists to research and develop their practice in the privacy of their own studio while having access to GMIT’s library and editing facilities.
The artists selected for the programme are Conall Cary, Heather Macali, Marielle McLeman, Christina Mullen, Tassia Bianchini, Elodie Rein, who will be based in the Galway campus Centre for Creative Arts & Media, and Betty Gannon, Joanna Hopkins, Amanda Rice and Ian Wieczorek who will be based in the Mayo campus.
Artists and organisations will attend a launch event on the evening in 126 Gallery, Flood Street, Galway with guest speaker James Harrold, Arts Officer Galway City Council Friday 4 July, 7pm.
126 & CCAM INTERNSHIP
126 and CCAM have developed an intern programme for recent CCAM graduates who have formed a new venture, the Itsa Collective, which comprises of artists Jason Dunne, Phil Foley, Jackie Burke, Martin Reid and Peter Sherry (CCAM Graduates) Itsa Collective explores the visual language of film, media, history, culture and the unreality of our contemporary world and attempts the exploration of an uncertain narrative through cultural, social, and philosophical constructs. As part of their residency internship they will gain experience of working a gallery setting and also have the opportunity to curate a show in the 126 in December 2014.126 has developed a reputation as an organisation which supports traditionally unrepresented artistic projects. They have consistently programmed work that other organisations and commercial galleries within Galway and western Ireland’s cultural infrastructure may find difficult. Because they are a not-for-profit gallery space, they are able to make decisions on an artistic, rather than economic, basis. 126 is a leader in artists-led cultural innovation in Ireland and is quickly becoming an integral part of Galway’s cultural fabric. For more information please visit www.126.ie
FILM PRODUCTION COMPANY IN RESIDENCE
AGM Productions Ltd are preparing to shoot a feature length thriller called Persuit. The film is directed by Paul Mercier and will be shot in Galway. Shooting begins on July 14th 2014 and preparation from June 16th 2014. The Film crew’s offices will be located at GMIT’s Centre for Creative Arts and Media, throughout the production of the film.The film is a 21st century re-imagining of the Irish romantic legend, THE PURSUIT OF DIARMUID AND GRÁINNE, this Celtic tale of forbidden love, with its power and raw beauty, is given is radical cinematic interpretation set in a contemporary underworld.Multi-award winning writer/director Paul Mercier will brings a cast of Ireland’s finest to the project, along with his reputation as one of Ireland’s leading film and theatre makers.
The Centre For Creative Arts & Media, End of Year Art Exhibition.
An exciting exhibition of contemporary art by final year Art & Design students in GMIT will open to the public in GMIT’s Centre for Creative Arts & Media (formerly Cluain Mhuire) on Saturday 31 May, 2.30pm.
The exhibition will be officially opened by diplomat Geoffrey Keating who has recently been nominated as Ireland’s next ambassador to Singapore. The event runs for one week only, until Saturday 7th of June. Students have arranged a series of tours and talks throughout the week for members of the public interested in collecting or purchasing art for their home or business.
Throughout the duration of the show there will be talks by graduating artist each day at 2:00 and 2:30pm(Monday the 2nd – Friday the 6th) Talks can be attended by the public and will begin Artist talk meeting point in the main lobby of the Centre. Please refer artist talk timetable in main lobby for names of artists.
ARTFarm RESIDENCY, Co. Galway
21st July – 4th August & 11th – 25th August 2014
Closing Date for Submissions by email, 4pm, 27th June 2014
As part of our continued commitment to support our members, 126 is delighted to announce an open call out for the 2nd annual ARTFarm Residency Award. This residency will take place in a very rural and secluded setting in Cloonkeen, Newbridge, Ballinasloe, Co.Galway. The ARTFarm is owned and operated by Sheila Flanagan and comprises of a small self-catering farmhouse with access to a studio space comprising a large open barn, indoor library/studio and an indoor shed/workshop space. The ARTFarm is ideally suited to independent, self-sufficient artists who would relish quiet, unplugged time to develop their practice or new work. Please note that own transport is necessary for travel to this residency. The residency is aimed at providing an artist with the experience of a residency and subsequent joint exhibition.Photos and more information can be found at http://126gallery.blogspot.ie/
126 invites its members to submit proposals for the residencies that will take place at the ARTFarm this summer. The first residency will be for up to two artists, from any discipline, from the 21st July – 4th August 2014, working towards the ARTFarm exhibition in 126 Artist run Gallery in 2015 (Dates TBC). The second residency for up to two artists will run from 11th – 25th August 2014. In your application, please state if you are applying for the July or August residency. Individual and joint collaborative applications are welcome from artists working in any medium. The July residency offers an option for artists interested in community/socially engaged art practice to gain experience working with the local community through various workshops organised collaboratively between The ARTFarm and Aonad Family Resource Center based in nearby Ballygar.
Artists and recent graduates are invited to apply for the ARTFarm residency with a proposal of how time would be spent at the ARTFarm, images of recent work, an artist statement and CV. Please note that there is no fee involved in taking part in this residency, but all associated costs (i.e. travel, food, etc.) must be covered by the artists.
This OPEN CALL is available to 126 members.
Submissions are by email only to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please title the email “ARTFarm Residency Proposal”
The deadline for applications is 4pm, 27th June 2014.
Recipients will be informed by email no later than Friday 4th July.
The Mentored Residency Award
Galway County Council/ Galway City Council/ Galway Arts Centre/ GMIT’s CCAM
The Mentored Residency Award is for Fine Art Students in GMIT’s CCAM. The successful applicant will receive €750 and a 6 month studio residency in Galway Arts Centre. The residency will comprise of a studio space and mentoring from Galway Arts Centre’s Head of Visual Art. The successful applicant will be asked to give a public presentation on their experience at the end of their residency. The residency will take place from December 2014 to end of May 2015. This award is under the directorship of the Head of Visual Art and subject to Galway Arts Centre’s code of conduct, health and safety statement and Visual Arts Policy.
For a downloadable application form see the link below:
The Appalachian Center for Craft in Tennessee USA will be hosting anew Summer Workshop Internship from June 20 – August 9 this year. Summer Workshop Interns will have the opportunity to receive free housing and participation in workshops of their choice in exchange for assisting workshop instructors, helping to facilitate participant activities such as evening hikes, and working with housing staff to clean rooms between workshop sessions. Any student enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate art degree program during the spring semester of 2014 is eligible. Applications are due by May 28, 2014. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by May 30, 2014. ACC Summer Workshop Internship
Tennessee Tech University
Appalachian Center for Craft
1560 Craft Center Drive
Smithville, TN 37166
TULCA Festival of Visual Arts November 7-23 | 2014
TULCA is now accepting submissions from artists to exhibit in 2014. This open-call opportunity is open to Irish and international artists working in any visual art practice and in design (graphic,furniture, textile and domestic scale industrial design), architecture, crafts, web-based work and social media as art form. Successful Applicants will be paid a fee of €350 to produce new work or €150 to present existing work. There is no submission fee. A fully illustrated catalogue with commissioned essays will be published to accompany TULCA Festival of Visual Art 2014. A comprehensive website will be online for the duration and after the exhibition. For more information please visit: TULCA14 Open Call The online application process is now open and submissions can be made at any time up until 12.00p.m Thursday 12th June 2014. Our national day of coming together with talks, clinics, presentations, information sharing, and a chance to catch up with our fellow artists.
INTERN WITH TULCA
TULCA14 is looking for enthusiastic interns to work with this year’s festival team
The role of Production Assistant is integral to the success of the Festival. The successful candidate will work closely with all the festival team primarily the producer and curator.
Overseeing various tasks primarily during the installation process.
Keeping tasks in line with production and time-frame.
Good at problem solving and troubleshooting.
Impeccable communication skills.
Volunteer motivation is arguably the most important of all of your volunteer coordinator responsibilities.
For further information please visit http://www.tulcafestival.com/internships/
FUTURE MAKERS AWARDS
The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s ‘Future Maker Awards and Grants’ are now taking submissions. The grant helps provide support for the next generation of makers to learn, experience, investigate, develop, create and shape the future of Irish Craft, they also fund: research, training, residencies, materials, exhibitions and more. You can apply online directly from the Future Makers website before the closing date of 5pm on Wednesday 30th April. For more information please visit: http://www.futuremakers.ie/awards-support/student-awards-support/
Get Together 2014 will take place on Friday, 23rd May 2014 in The Irish Museum of Modern Art – IMMA. Our national day of coming together with talks, clinics, presentations, information sharing, and a chance to catch up with our fellow artists.
Booking details; http://visualartists.ie/visual-artists-ireland/130750-2/
Special offer for students:
Kfest Music and Arts Festival will take place on the June Bank holiday weekend: Friday May 30th till Monday June 2nd. Kfest Arts Committee take each unoccupied space and transform it into a pop-up gallery. Last year Kfest transformed 20 vacant buildings housing over 50 artists based both nationally and internationally. For more information on the festival and artists please visit:
KINSALE ARTS FESTIVAL
Kinsale Arts Festival are taking submissions between 30 March and 13 June 2014.
Now in its fifth year,” Now Wakes the Sea” promotes the work and profile of outstanding emerging visual artists in Ireland and wider Europe to an international audience. Hosted annually as part of Kinsale Arts Festival, submission is open to all artists who have not yet had a major solo show, with an overall winner exhibiting in the 2015 festival.
RDS CALL FOR ENTRIES 2014
The Royal Dublin Society (RDS) is now calling for entries, for its 2014 RDS National Craft Awards (formerly RDS Crafts Competition) and it’s RDS Student Art Awards. Regarded as one of the largest competitive platforms for craft in Europe, the RDS brings an international panel of judges to Ireland to adjudicate its 20 category RDS National Craft Awards. The competition has a prize fund of 24,000 euro and sets the standard for craft on the island of Ireland to the highest possible level of skill and design excellence. The RDS Student Art Awards has a prize fund in excess of 17,600 euro and includes the 5,000 euro Taylor Art Award. For more information visit http://www.rds.ie/arts<http://www.rds.ie/arts>. Enter online from March 3rd 2014
126 MEMBERSHIP 2014
By becoming a member of 126 you will get reduced rates for all workshops and events hels in 126. Being a 126 member supports the gallery and allows you to be able to submit an application for annual Membership shows. This year’s membership show will be held during the Galway Arts Festival which takes place over the busiest two weeks of the year for art audiences.126 is the only voluntary Artist led gallery in the west of Ireland. For more information please visit http://www.126.ie or call in to the gallery and speak with one of the current board members.
CLAREMORRIS OPEN EXHIBITION
21st September to 12th October 2014
The Claremorris Open Exhibition is now taking submissions. Entry forms are available for download from March 10th 2014. They have announced Michell Cotton as the 2014 curator for the Exhibition. Michelle Cotton is also the senior curator at First site in Colchester. For more information please visit:http://coearts.org/