Thursday June 12th 2008
'THE LAB' Foley St Dublin
The LAB brought to you by Dublin City Councils pleased to present The Artist-Led Archive.
Preview Thursday 12th June 2008 6pm - 8pm
Saturday April 5th 2008
Catalyst Arts Belfast
Opening reception from 8pm featuring a performance by Rainer Pagel.
Thursday 24th and Friday 25th Screenings of a selection of rare artist films from the archive from 7pm.
Catalyst Arts 2nd floor 5 College Court Belfast BT1 6BS
3-5pm In discussion with........................
Michael Fortune is a Wexford based artist whose work spans the formats of writing, video and photography. He holds a BA in Fine Art from LSAD, Limerick and an MA in Film from DLIADT, Dublin.
Recently he presented solo shows in Wexford Arts Centre (Wexford) Triskel (Cork) and G126 (Galway) while past groups shows have included 7000IS (Iceland), EV+A (Limerick),House Projects (Dublin & London), Tulca (Galway), Frieze (Dublin), Vague But True (Denmark), From here to Betweenity (Bristol), Castle of Imagination (Poland) and Conflict & Resolution (Donegal).
Since the beginning of 2008 he has presented works in shows such as FAF @ The Lab (Dublin),Elysium Showcase (Swansea),Departures and Arrivals (Wexford) and SWGC (Newfoundland). In the coming months he will present a solo show in the Garter Lane Arts Centre (Waterford) and will have present work in group shows including Art Video Screenings (Sweden) and The Mid-Ulster Film Festival (Tyrone).
Fortune has also presented work on national radio and television and he has been the recipient of various awards and bursaries. He is currently undertaking a per cent for art commission for Mayo County Council and a new body of writing supported by an Arts Council Projects Award.
Lambert's practice spans video, performance and sound work, as well as
participatory public art projects. Recent work includes Come and Gone,
a solo show featuring video, sound and performance in Wexford Arts
Centre in January/February '08. The Soft Edge, a public art project
commissioned by Wexford County Council was launched in January '08.
Her work has been presented in 7000IS, (Egilsstadir, Iceland), Anti
Festival of Contemporary Art (Kuopio, Finland), Tract (Cornwall,
England), EV+A (Limerick), Tulca (Galway), Visual Deflections
(London), Castle of Imagination (Poland) and SWGC, (Newfoundland).
Aileen graduated with an MA from DLIADT in January 2007 and was in
receipt of a Bursary from the Arts Council of Ireland in June 2007.
She is currently working on a public art commission for Fingal County
Council and is developing new work for solo shows in Sirius Arts
Centre, Cobh in June 2008, and Infr'Action Performance Art Festival,
Sete, France, in September 2008. www.aileenlambert.com
Deidre O' Mahony
Art Not Art (Click Here)
Galway Arts Centre 6pm
Official Opening of the Irish Artist-led Archive with site oriented live art works specially commissioned by the A.L.A. from Helen Sharpe and KFDS.
Helen Sharp shares a unique position in the history of FIX performance
art biennial being both an organiser/curator in 2002 and invited artist in 2004. Sharp's role in the realisation of FIX02 was pivotal as it secured an increased budget a strong international line-up and a resulting publication. Her performance in FIX04 saw Sharp make a performance entitled SAILOR'S BLOOD. I HAVE CIRCUMNAVIGATED LOVE. As an ex-director, organiser and artist Sharp's history with performance in Artist Led Archive/FIX07sees her create ALBUM a compilation.
KFDS is a sound/performance project comprising of Dublin based artist Alex Conway and Limerick based collaboration NOT ABEL. KFDS will perform at the opening of the Irish Artist led Archive Exhibition on Nov 16th. The performance at Galway Arts Centre will be recorded and then archived on vinyl, to be released by DOTDOTDOT Music in 2008. NOTABEL are also the directors of the Black Mariah, a not for profit multidisciplinary art space which opened in Cork, May 2007. www.theblackmariah.com
"Where do we go to from here?" Public Symposium on Art, Archiving and the Artist-led
1-5 Merchants rd Galway ( the old McDonagh Building)10.30-1.30pm and 2.30pm-5.30pm
Julie Ault is an artist, curator, and writer based in New York, who independently and collaboratively organizes exhibitions and diversiform projects. Her work emphasizes relationships between cultural production and politics. Recent projects include Installation, Vienna Secession, in collaboration with Martin Beck, 2006. Ault is the editor of author of Come Alive! The Spirited Art of Sister Corita Four Corners Books,
2006, and the editor of Alternative Art New York, 1965-1985 (University of Minnesota Press, 2002). In 1979 Ault co-founded the NYC-based collaborative, Group Material, that was active until 1996.
Sean Lynch is an artist based in Frankfurt and County Kerry. He studied history at the University of Limerick and Fine Art at the Stadelschule, Frankfurt. This year he has exhibited solo exhibitions at the Galway Arts Festival and at Limerick City Gallery of Art. He has taken part in recent group exhibitions at Office Baroque, Antwerp, the Royal Academy of Art and Oeen Group, Copenhagen, the Lucas Kronach Preis, Kronach, and the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork. Through his art practice, Lynch continues to investigate a wide range of, overlooked cultural artifacts and forgotten historical subjects. Through research, photographs and installations he discloses and builds upon fragile stories and objects, magnifying traces of their often-idiosyncratic existence.
Brian is a past chairperson of Belfast's Art and Research Exchange, (ARE) a gallery and artist's resource centre. He is a board member of the Fire Station Artists Studios in Dublin and a contributing editor of Circa art magazine. He sees making, curating and writing about art as one practice. A contributing editor of Circa Ireland's leading contemporary art magazine Brian regularly writes reviews and articles for the magazine and for nine years wrote the visual arts north column. He has also written for Balkon Romania's main art magazine, Inter a performance magazine published in Quebec, the SSI Newsletter and Contexts magazine. He also wrote the conclusion for the book "Space: Architecture for art"
Evolving from the '126' exhibitions G126 is an artist run non-profit project space founded in October 2006. Based in Galway city the organisation strives to provide a sustainable alternative exhibition space for the City and County. The organisation is run by a committee of volunteers and supported by its membership. In its inaugural year G126 has shown numerous established and upcoming artists, hosted talks, completed international exchanges and involved local institutions such as the BCA and GMIT and like minded organisations.
G126 has been supported with funding from the Arts Council of Ireland, Galway City Council and Galway County Council.
Julie Bacon is an artist, curator and writer. She was born in South Shields, a coastal town in the north east of England. Since 1994 she has presented her art work – most often performances and installations with video, sculptural and photographic elements – in both formal art events and venues and in broader cultural contexts, at sites including bridges, streets, museums and churches. Parallel to her work as an artist, she has been active in the management of artist collectives and artist-run organisations, and has curated art events at regional and international level. These include The General Consul for the Nomad Territories of England (with Roddy Hunter) – where she co-curated Pay & Display, Hull Time Based Arts in England, the RED Gallery, Hull, England – where she curated The Medium is not the Message (1998) –Le Lieu and Espace Virtuel in Québec – where she organised L' Art Déchaîné (2001) – and Catalyst Arts, Belfast – where her curatorial projects included the international performance art biennial FIX04 (2004), and The Suicide of Objects (2004) in collaboration with the Ulster Museum. She completed a practice-based PhD at the University of Ulster, with a thesis entitled "Re-collecting the poetry and politics of archival spaces: an exploration of performance and installation art in the museum" (2006). In her capacity as researcher in 'Art and its Locations' at Interface, Centre for Research in Art, Technologies and Design, at the University of Ulster, Belfast, she co-curated the international art event I Confess That I Was There Art, Archives, Locations (2006) and curated the symposium and art event Consensus Contention (2007)
Julie Crawshaw is an independent practitioner currently based in Manchester. She develops methodologies for sense-making via curatorial and research-based projects. She is currently Co Director of Midwest, an environment to support individual and collaborative reflective thought and action and Co Curator of Park & Ride, an unfolding research and commissioning programme to consider the future role of the art centre. She has recently completed a review into the value of rural visual arts projects across the East Midlands region (with Jason E Bowman) and an evaluation of the impact of a seven year public art programme in Castlemilk, Glasgow. Previously she was a Co Director of Waygood Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, Committee Member of VANE (an annual artist-led festival which is now a gallery), Newcastle upon Tyne and Programme Director of Artists Newsletter.
The day consists of a series of presentations lasting approx 30- 40 mins with time for discussion. The day will conclude with a roundtable discussion.
November 24th "Drawing on the Creative Commons"
(Saturday) Galway Arts Centre 1pm-3pm
Workshop on the Creative Commons led by digital artist Kevin Flanagan
Creative Commons is of significant importance to artists and cultural producers in the age of digital media. The growing information commons provides artists with vast access to texts, images, video footage and sounds all available for further re-use in artworks. Works licensed with creative commons are given a life of their own, as part of the commons, people are encouraged to share and distribute the works. The workshop discusses the emergence of Creative Commons, an introduction to Lawrence Lessig, different CC licences and their uses and CC related resources for artists and their socio-political relevance.