04/07/19—04/07/19

Artist-Initiated Projects 2019 launched by Josepha Madigan, Minister Culture, Heritage & Gaeltacht

Date: Thursday 11th July 2019, 6–8pm

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

The launch will take place at the opening of the exhibition: Liliane Puthod—How Long After Best Before.

Pallas Projects/Studios are delighted to announce the official launch for our programme of Artist-Initiated Projects 2019 by Josepha Madigan, Minister for Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht. The series of 10 x 3-week exhibitions between March—November 2019 will present exhibitions of new work by a gifted lineup of emerging contemporary artists: Celina Muldoon, Aideen Farrell, Marie Farrington, Tadhg Ó Cuirrín, The Queeratorial curated by Aoife Banks, Liliane Puthod, 1iing Heaney, Kerry Guinan, Jonathan Mayhew and Doireann Ni Ghrioghair.

Artist-Initiated Projects aims to act as an incubator for early careers, and support artists' practices at crucial stages, providing a platform for artists to produce and exhibit challenging work across all art forms. The model of short-run exhibitions with a relatively short turnaround time of 3–6 months is an alternative to the normal institutional model, where the process of studio visit to exhibition can take several years. Shorter lead-in times allow the programme to be quick and responsive, reflect what artists are currently making, and encourage experimentation and risk-taking.

Artist-Initiated Projects at Pallas Projects/Studios is an open-submission, annual gallery programme of 10 x 3-week exhibitions taking place between March and November 2019. This unique programme of funded, artist-initiated projects selected via open call is highly accessible to artists, with a focus on early/mid-career, emerging artists and recent graduates. Projects are supplemented with artists' talks, texts, workshops or performances, and gallery visits by colleges and local schools.

"My experience [of the Artist-Initiated Projects] has been fantastic. It was the start of me as an artist really. Since I have exhibited in the Kevin Kavanagh gallery in a group show and was shortlisted for the Zurich Portrait Prize in the National Gallery. Also, I'm currently being filmed as part of an RTE documentary. None of which would have happened without Pallas Projects or certainly not in the timeline in which it has. I was really impressed by how simple and accessible the application was. Most open calls aren't really that 'open' but this one is and I think it's vital to young artists here."
– Salvatore of Lucan, AIP participant 2018.


Minister's statement

"The Arts Council funded Pallas Projects Artist-Initiated Projects is an important scheme, particularly for artists with fledgeling careers.

The arts provide challenges at all levels, demonstrating the variety of interpretation and imagination that exists. It demonstrates many different palettes, subject matter and styles of work. It compels us, the audience, to slow down, to stop and to take time to appreciate, to consider and to reflect.

This wonderful scheme, led by artists for artists, will provide us with a stunning display of diverse talent through the summer and autumn until November. I am certain that it will provide a springboard for the careers of these exhibiting artists, inspire others and demonstrate just why the arts are intrinsic to the very fabric of life in our capital city."

– Josepha Madigan
Minister for Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht

 

About us:

Pallas Projects/Studios is one of Ireland's longest running artist-run spaces, providing much needed studio and exhibition space over 22 years in Dublin's city centre. Artists are a key factor in cultivating rich and diverse culture that enhances social lived experience in the city and as such PP/S has long advocated for the importance of retaining artist-led spaces as an essential part of this cultural fabric. The organisation, which began on Foley Street in 1996, has traversed the city, utilising and injecting new life into disused spaces, and has since 2012 settled in the Coombe in Dublin 8, where it has become embedded in the community as a key visual art and cultural resource for the area. PP/S have established a local, nationwide and international reputation among artists and organisations, and a public profile through successful and critically engaged exhibitions, publishing, collaborations and partnerships, 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 ninth year.

Pallas Projects/Studios is funded by The Arts Council

 

Programme info:

Exhibitions will run Thurs–Sat for 3 weeks, with openings taking place on the first Thursday evening. Exhibition dates:
14/03/19—30/03/19 Celina Muldoon
04/04/19—20/04/19 Aideen Farrell

09/05/19—24/05/19 Marie Farrington
30/05/19—15/06/19 Tadhg Ó Cuirrín
20/06/19—06/07/19 The Queeratorial, curated by Aoife Banks
11/07/19—27/07/19 Liliane Puthod

22/08/19—07/09/19 1iing Heaney
12/09/19—28/09/19 Kerry Guinan

10/10/19—26/10/19 Jonathan Mayhew
31/10/19—16/11/19 Doireann Ni Ghrioghair


Event page here.


04/07/19—04/07/19

Associated Events: Liliane Puthod—How Long After Best Before

Venue: Pallas Projects/Studios

Admission free - All welcome

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To coincide with the solo exhibition of Liliane Puthod, How Long After Best Before, the artist will host two events in the PP/S Project Space.

 

Wednesday 17th July, 1–2pm: Public talk by Dr Jessica Smyth

This public lecture by Dr Jessica Smyth, recently awarded a research project named Passage Tomb People, will be looking into the architecture of passage tombs and will be exploring the wider social and economic background of where and how people lived and sustained themselves at that time. https://passagetombpeople.com/methods/

Dr. Jessica Smyth is a lecturer in the UCD School of Archaeology, has a long-standing interest in daily life in prehistory. Dr Smyth is currently Principal Investigator on 'Passage Tomb People' (IRC Laureate Consolidator Grant 2018-2022), investigating the social drivers of passage tomb construction in the 4th and 3rd millennia BC. Initially looking at settlement and domestic architecture in the Neolithic, she now uses both laboratory and library to explore early farming communities.

 

 

Friday 26th July, 6–9pm: Closing event with Polyglove and Santa Wrek
To close this exhibition, the public will be invited to take part in a closing event where the electronic music’s rhythms will recall the mechanics of fabrication, the repetition of gestures and yet the production of a specific social time seeking to reveal the relationship between body, time and artefacts.

PolyGlove are a Dublin based electronic duo comprising of Stephen Maguire and Niall Conroy. Pairing the best of their analog and digital equipment they cultivate their own distinct form of techno - with performances marrying their array of hardware synths with custom made psychedelic visuals.

Santa Wrek is a solo electronic music project that focuses on combining classic acid lines, industrial driven sampling and house inflected rhythms to create work that seeks to land somewhere between lighthearted matinee and late night horror. An atonal cacophony.

 


20/06/19—06/07/19

Associated Events: The Queeratorial—Curated by Aoife Banks

Venue: Pallas Projects/Studios

Admission free - All welcome - Booking required for some of the events (links provided)

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The Queeratorial is a collborative project curated by Aoife Banks featuring artists Becks Butler, Andrej Getman, Jordan Hearns, Ciarán O’Keeffe, Day Magee, Maïa Nunes, Lu Saborío, Jack Scollard, Hannah Tiernan. Alongside the work in the exhibition this project also presents following events:

Thursday 20th June 2019
Preview of the exhibition
Opening Live performances

Time: 6.30pm
I Could Have Danced All Night by Ciarán O’Keeffe
Using spoken word, song and his inability to dance Ciarán O’Keeffe explores memory, loss and the importance of possibilities for hope.

Time: 7pm
WAYS TO LOVE ME by Maïa Nunes 
35 minute performance piece by Maïa Nunes with Jason Akhionbare (bass), Corneille Tshibasu (keys), and Marshall Woods (percussion). This interdisciplinary performance piece explores the legacy of emotional colonialism in contemporary love relationships and intimate power dynamics. As an immersive piece, it combines visual material with original song, sound-design and live performance elements.

Saturday 22nd June 2019
Time: 5-6pm
Ticketed event via FB event ticketing - max attendees 20
Queer Sex Ed 101 with Lu Saborío

Queer Sex Ed 101 takes you over the basics of sex and how to do it safely, with fun and consent. We will be exploring identity, sexuality, safety, contraception and toys. Come with an open mind.

Time: 6.30-7.30pm
Ticketed event via FB event ticketing - max atrendees 15
Pride Banner making workshop with Aoife Banks and Lu Saborío

Thursday 27th June 2019
Ticketed event via FB event ticketing - max attendees 25
Time: 6-7.30pm
Reading Collective: Poetry and Lit.

Through collective reading, interpretation and activation of text in the gallery space this series of reading groups will provide a space of communal pedagogy and discourse surrounding theory in affect, queer, gender, postcolonial and feminist studies. Text will be provided on the evening through print outs and links for use on smartphones. Come for the tea and biscuits, stay for the hot takes on gender and sexuality theory top 100. 

Friday 28th June 2019
Ticketed event via FB event ticketing - max attendees 10
Time: 6-7pm
Queerscape: Activate! Performative Workshop in Queering Spatiality by Aoife Banks

This workshop aims to utilise the body to activate the queerscape and, in reciprocity, the artwork within the queerscape to activate the body. Through guided stages, participants will engage with and claim the gallery space through automatic body drawing, interaction with various art objects and manipulation of the space using performative gesture and movement.

Thursday 4th July 2019
Ticketed event via FB event ticketing - max attendees 25
Time: 6-7.30pm
Theory reading collective 

Through collective reading, interpretation and activation of text in the gallery space this series of reading groups will provide a space of communal pedagogy and discourse surrounding theory in affect, queer, gender, postcolonial and feminist studies. Text will be provided on the evening through print outs and links for use on smartphones. Come for the tea and biscuits, stay for the hot takes on gender and sexuality theory top 100. 

Friday 5th July 2019
Closing Live performances

Time: 6.30pm
Keening Garden by Day Magee
Day's work explores the developmental role of shame-based trauma in the relationships of the queer sick body. In Keening Garden, the artist performs a keening, grieving his own principle patriarchal figure, his father, in direct violation of the patriarchal suppression of male emotion, sonically charging a group of quartz crystals to be “planted” in a mixture of newer soils and those collected from his father’s grave. From death may yet spring some form of life.

Time: 7pm
WAYS TO LOVE ME by Maïa Nunes
35 minute performance piece by Maïa Nunes with Jason Akhionbare (bass), Corneille Tshibasu (keys), and Marshall Woods (percussion). This interdisciplinary performance piece explores the legacy of emotional colonialism in contemporary love relationships and intimate power dynamics. As an immersive piece, it combines visual material with original song, sound-design and live performance elements.

 


07/06/19—07/06/19

Karaoke evening: Tadhg Ó Cuirrín—Lift Yourself

Time: 6-9pm Friday 7th June 2019

Venue: Pallas Projects/Studios

Admission free - All welcome - No booking required

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To coincide with his exhibition Lift Yourself at Pallas Projects/Studios, Tadhg Ó Cuirrín will be joined in conversation by artist Shane Finan in discussing some of the themes of the exhibition, and any other tangential topics which may arise.  They will compliment this discussion with generous amounts of karaoke.  We invite you to join us for an evening of karaoke and singing how you feel. Kim Gordon, of Sonic Youth, said you can never have a crush on art with the same intensity of the infatuation you have for a pop song. 

This is the best chance for you to be heard.
To make your dreams manifest. To become a believer in noise. To affirm your right to be different and to turn your bad singing in to a political act.

To make that song your own.

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Lift Yourself is a series of small watercolour works on paper that draw inspiration from the omnipresence of plastic as a material and a symbol, conspiracy theories, the mountainous landscape of northern Việt Nam, consumerism, the weather, the Crystal World and Mount Analogue, environmentalism, and Kanye West.

Tadhg Ó Cuirrín is an Irish visual artist and teacher based in Hà Nội, Vietnam. He received an honours degree in Fine Art, Painting in the Limerick School of Art and Design in 2009. He works in a variety of different media, has exhibited somewhat widely in the past, and has worked for a number of artist-run spaces and organisations. His work is interested in the strategies we employ to make sense of the often bewildering world around us.
www.tadhgocuirrin.com
www.instagram.com/tadhg.o
www.instagram.com/christthesunonthosesaturdays

Shane Finan is a visual artist from Sligo, Ireland. He holds BA in Fine Art from IT Sligo and an MSc in Interactive Digital Media from Trinity College Dublin.
Work including painting, sculpture, mixed media installation and interactive digital media in indoor and outdoor spaces. Projects engage with community, place and technology. Works influenced by the places where they are made, and by the social and cultural aspects of these place. Proud to be a member of Visual Artists Ireland, the representative body for artists in Ireland, and a constant source of support and information. www.shanefinanart.org


  • Marie Farrington, See, level 2018). Cast plaster, seawater. Image courtesy of the artist.

25/05/19—25/05/19

Gallery Walkthrough—Marie Farrington

Time: 1.00pm Saturday 25th May 2019

Venue: Pallas Projects/Studios

Admission free - All welcome - No booking required

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Artist Marie Farrington will host an informal walkthrough of her current exhibition Fore, fold during which she will discuss the research behind the work, its development, and how the exhibition ties into broader concerns within her sculptural practice.

Fore, fold uses a ghost story, embedded in the history of Marsh’s Library, to unpack the exchanges between myth, language, material and place. An allusion to the Heideggerian Fourfold linking the earth, sky, divinities and mortals, Fore, fold also plays on the idea of multiplicity, an ongoing concern both in the casting processes Marie employs and in relation to the historical multiplicities that present themselves in the objects, forms and places researched.

Marie Farrington studied in DIT (BA, 2013, 1.1) and NCAD (MA, 2016, 1.1). Recent exhibitions include A Vague Anxiety, Irish Museum of Modern Art (2019); Disruptors, Highlanes Gallery (2019); RESORT Revelations, Fingal County Council Arts Office (2018); SÍM Residency, Iceland (2018); When Saying Equals Doing, an essay and performance for Cf at the Research Pavilion, Venice Biennale (solo, 2017); These Circular Ruins, Illuminations Gallery, Maynooth University (solo, 2016); In good faith they waited for gravity, RUA RED South Dublin Arts Centre (solo, 2015). Marie was recently awarded a residential studio at Fire Station Artists’ Studios (2018-2020).  Other awards include Arts Council Travel and Training Award (2018) and Visual Arts Bursary Award (2017). 


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