Time: 5–6pm Thursday 12th April 2018
Venue: Pallas Projects/Studios
No booking required – all welcome
Join David Lunney and Blaine O'Donnell discuss Lunney's new exhibiton Chrome Dreams, the first exhibition of our Artist-Initiated Projects programme.
David Lunney’s artistic practice involves the undertaking of protracted art processes. Typically, these processes start with the construction of site-specific or portable sculptural works in the Dublin and Wicklow Mountains. These sculptures are generally created less for their inherent value but rather to provide photographic source material for documentary artworks. The resulting documentary artworks can take the form of prints, drawings or photographs. These images are rendered, framed and presented in a fashion which intentionally obscures and embellishes the original object and moment that they represent. In these artworks, it is often the relationship between representational imagery and its surrounding abstract visual information which infers the process and concept behind the work. The works have a self-contained narrative; the concept and the material process are intrinsically linked in the artworks discussion of it’s provenance.
David Lunney is an emerging visual artist based in Dublin. His practice is process-led, in the making of any given work he uses a wide variety of materials and media. He is currently working in Talbot Studios. He uses The Dublin Mountains both as his main source material and guerrilla sculpture garden. He has had solo shows in The LAB Gallery, Eight Gallery and Droichead Arts Centre. He has recently participated in shows in The Dock, RUA RED, Catalyst Arts, LACE Los Angeles and 126 Gallery.
Blaine O’Donnell (Northern Ireland, 1986) is an artist and writer. He is a graduate of MA Art in the Contemporary World, NCAD, and has taken part in exhibitions and projects including RESORT: A Popular Destination at Pallas Projects/Studios (2014), and Spectrum of Activity, Black Mariah, Cork (2011) curated by Padraic E. Moore. Solo exhibitions include Table-Fables, Void Community Space, Derry (2011) and ZENITH, Ulster Hall, Belfast (2011/12).
Pallas Projects/Studios are seeking a candidate to join their team as part of the Community Employment (CE) Scheme*.
The Community Employee will gain practical experience in how Pallas Projects/Studios, which is an Artist-Run Organisation in The Liberties, is run. This will involve first hand interactions with artists, and the curator/directors in preparing exhibitions as part of the new Artist Initiated Programme funded by the Arts Council.
The role will involve the Community Employee in all aspects of organising content for the various Pallas Projects media channels, including its website and other social media platforms. This will include documenting exhibitions, events, workshops and talks, and preparing content for dissemination to internal and to all our external media channels.
Please download our full Job Description/Guidelines below before applying.
How to Apply:
Applicants should send a LETTER OF INTEREST as a PDF attachment explaining why they are suitable for this position with a CV/biog emailed to Deirdre Leniston at email@example.com with the subject line: COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT. Please contact Deirdre Leniston 01-4543713 for further information. Deadline: Thursday 22nd February.
Please Note: This scheme is sponsored by Mercy Family Centre and applications must be made directly to their email listed above.
Link to the role on intero/Jobs Ireland website here
* Please contact your local DSP Employment Services/Intreo Office to check your eligibility and to apply for this vacancy. Vacancy Reference Number will be required. Eligibility to participate on CE is generally linked to those who are 21 years or over and applicants must also be in receipt of a qualifying Irish social welfare payment for 1 year or more. This is a developmental opportunity, no experience necessary. Accredited training will be provided to support your career.
Closing event: Saturday 20th January, 2pm
Gallery talk: Eimear Walshe, Van Abbemuseum Deviant Practice, 2017
Eimear Walshe will give a talk on their research from the Van Abbemuseum’s Deviant Practices Research Programme 2016/2017, following a presentation for the Basic Space series, Basic Talks at the Hugh Lane Gallery earlier this year. The project is currently being developed into a publication featuring illustrations by Dearbhla Ní Fhaoilleacháin, which will function as a learning resource at the museum. Walshe looks at the history of queer separatism as a deviant impulse, and examines how this impacts the production of knowledge, the formation of communities, and the development of art practices. Walshe is artist and writer specialising in feminist epistemology and queer theory. Their work seeks to reconcile queer histories with personal or local narratives through fiction, biography, and academic work.
Image: Eimear Walshe, because not all straight people are straight, illustration series by Dearbhla Ní Fhaoilleacháin. Image Courtesy of the artist
Pallas Projects/Studios' Artist-Initiated Programme 2018, is a new, funded, open-submission, annual gallery programme, that is highly accessible to artists. It will focus on early career, emerging artists and recent graduates* who demonstrate their potential with the quality of their work, and their ambition to challenge and test their practice in the public realm, in the context of an established gallery space with a dedicated tradition towards the professional development of artists in a peer-led, supportive environment. Mid-career artists with experimental or collaborative projects may also apply.
Submissions from visual artists are now sought via open call for up to 12 x 2-week exhibitions, between March–November 2018. Both solo, 2-person, and group exhibitions will be considered, and we welcome projects/bodies of work that are completed/near completion, or work in progress, across all contemporary visual art forms. This programme of self-directed, artist-initiated projects will receive an artists fee/production budget, publicity, invigilation and other supports. Artists are encouraged to supplement their projects with artists' talks, texts or performances, gallery visits by colleges and local schools will be arranged, and artists are assisted in aspects such as inviting curators, and how to document their work.
Pallas Projects/Studios is one of Ireland's longest running artist-run spaces, with a 21 year track record in providing opportunities for emerging and mid-career artists to develop and exhibit new work. PP/S have established a nationwide and international reputation among artists and organisations, and a public profile through successful exhibitions, publishing, collaborations and partnerships, media coverage and education programmes for schools. Recent projects include the 4-year research project and publication 'Artist-Run Europe', published by Onomatopee, Eindhoven in 2016, and the annual 'Periodical Review' exhibition now in its seventh year.
*Due to the self-directed nature of the exhibitions the programme is envisaged to be primarily aimed at artists who are Irish, and international artists living or working in Ireland, or who have studied here.
The Artist-Initiated Programme at PP/S is supported by an Arts Council project award.
Submission guidelines are available below, and the deadline for submissions is Monday 15th of January 2018 at 5pm.
What the artist gets:
Artists fee/production budget of €500 for solo and 2-person exhibitions, €1000 for group exhibitions
All rental costs paid, insurance, invigilation, printed and online ads, publicity and social media, inclusion in exhibition fold-out posters
How to apply:
Applicants should fill in the accompanying application form, and return to firstname.lastname@example.org with the exact subject line: ‘Artist-Initiated Submissions 2018’, including the following:
For individuals: 1 x Word Document/PDF including: maximum 1 page of text outlining your proposal; a brief biog (250 words); a maximum of 6 images; max 1 link to video/audio work; CV including any recent/forthcoming shows.
For 2-person or Groups: 1 x Word Document/PDF including: maximum 1 page of text outlining your proposal; group & individual biogs (1page total); maximum of 10 images; max 2 links to video/audio work; CV of artists including any recent/forthcoming shows; and CV of curator/coordinator if applicable.
Further info on the Artist-Initiated Programme at PP/S:
The programme aims to provide a platform for artists to produce and exhibit work of merit across all art forms and media; to further the opportunities for the artist's practice and career as an outcome of the exhibition; to develop audiences for the artist; and develop new audiences for contemporary art and artist-led practice. The Artist-Initiated programme at PP/S aim to act as an incubator for early careers, and support artists' practices at crucial stages.
The artist-initiated programme demonstrates the value of – and very real need for – an accessible gallery programme for artists to take part in short-run exhibitions with a relatively short turnaround time of 3–6 months. This model is an alternative to the normal institutional/commercial model, where the process of studio visit to exhibition can take several years, and where solo exhibitions are often reserved for established artists. As such, emerging artists with productive studio practices can have difficulty in securing solo exhibitions in established venues, and reaching new audiences, both professional and public. Shorter lead-in times allow the programme to be quick and responsive, reflect what artists are currently making, and encourages experimentation and risk-taking. These artist-initiated exhibitions put the artist and their ideas at the heart of the programme.
Please note: Projects will be selected through a competitive open call process, and will be selected by Pallas Projects/Studios. Successful artists will be notified and offered dates. The dates requested by the artist may not always be available, and artists are asked to be flexible. In the unlikely event that an artist cannot exhibit on the date offered PP/S reserves the right not to proceed with the exhibition. The decision of PP/S is final in respect of submissions. Due to the volume of applications PP/S may not be able to provide feedback. PP/S recommend that you please see our website for more information on our programme and organisation before applying.