• Photography: Kasia Kaminska ©2018
  • Periodical Review #7—PPS V RGKSKSRG. Installation view.


Gallery and Facility Technical Assistant – CE Scheme


Role description

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 newly funded Artist Initiated Programme.

The role will involve the Community Employee in all aspects of providing technical assistance to the exhibitions programme, meeting artists, helping artists realise their installations, managing the facility storerooms and providing technical assistance to the building.

Programme Support Duties 19.5 hours

  • Installation: Tuesday – Wednesday, 14 hours
  • 4.5 hours of personal development. 
Gallery open 12- 6.
  • Meeting artists and discussing their installation needs.
Installation support when required in advance of exhibition openings.
 Attendance at special events.


Keeping the storerooms in good condition. Designing a new system of storage.

General Support

Assist in general upkeep of the gallery and kitchen. This requires light regular cleaning in the kitchen and mopping the gallery prior to the exhibition openings – this work is shared by Pallas staff.

Learner Outcomes

The intern will receive formal/informal training in the following: on safe handling of power tools and uses of ladders, other training is possible as required according to the specific interests of the candidate.  On completion, the intern will have attained and honed their skills in exhibition installation making. They will also receive direct experience in the day to day operational activities of Pallas Projects.

Skills Requirements

The Community Employee should be interested in arts and culture-in particular contemporary art. They must be motivated and enthusiastic and be able to take the initiative when necessary. The candidate will need to be highly motivated and tenacious. The successful Community Employee will be somebody who is aware of Pallas Projects activities and who has an understanding of what an artist-run space is. Please research this requirement before applying.

Mentoring Structure

The Community Employee will join a team that includes both directors and the assistant curator who are all well versed in the technical aspects of the job and will be able to give advice and guidance throughout the employment.

How to Apply:

Please note this scheme is being provided by The Mercy Family Centre and as such 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: cescheme@mercyfamilycentre.com and cc-ed to info@pallasprojects.org with PALLAS CE SCHEME APPLICATION in the subject line. Please be informed about Pallas Projects/Studios and what artist-run spaces are before applying. www.pallasprojects.org

Application Deadline: 6th of February 2019


Pallas Projects/Studios:

Pallas Projects/Studios (PP/S) is a not-for-profit, artist-led organisation directed by Mark Cullen and Gavin Murphy, active for 22 years in Dublin’s city centre. PP/S has been at the forefront of a particular brand of DIY methodology, consistently contributing to what is now a vibrant, confident art scene in Dublin. The organisation has been directly implicated in inner-city regeneration in its previous locations, subscribing to the ethos that art plays a key element in the promotion of civic and cultural vibrancy in the neighbourhood where it is made.

  • BASIC TALKS – Sue Rainsford


BASIC TALKS—Sue Rainsford

BASIC TALKS ~ Sue Rainsford, presented in conjunction with Periodical Review #8

1pm, Friday 14th December 2018 at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

Sue Rainsford is a writer and researcher based in Dublin, Ireland. Her practice is concerned with hybrid, lyric and embodied texts, explicit fusions of critical and corporeal enquiry, as well as with material transcriptions of otherness and experiences that alter our understanding of flesh. A graduate of Trinity College, IADT and Bennington College, Vermont, she is a recipient of the Visual Artists’ Ireland/Dublin City Council Art Writing Award (2017/2018), the Irish Arts Council Literature Bursary Award (2013 & 2018) and a visual arts writer in residence at Roscommon Arts Centre (2018-2019). She was recently awarded a fellowship at the MacDowell Colony, New Hampshire, and her debut novel Follow Me To Ground is available from New Island Books.

BASIC TALKS is a series of talks with leading contemporary practitioners, taking place at The Hugh Lane on the second Friday of every month. Curated by Basic Space in partnership with The Hugh Lane, BASIC TALKS is a platform for lectures, workshops, presentations, and performances. Speakers include artists, curators, writers, and critics who will generate discourse on producing, framing and exhibiting art. BASIC TALKS is a collaboration between Basic Space and The Hugh Lane, exploring alternatives in the dissemination of contemporary art and its discourses.

Admission is free but spaces are limited to 50 so please arrive promptly to avoid disappointment.

  • King Ping Pong
  • Photography: Vera Ryklova ©2018
  • Mark Cullen for PP/S (left) and Paraic Leahy for RHA, the 2018 King (right).



Time: 7pm till Victory

Venue: Pallas Project/Studios BYOB


Orginised by Davey Moor & Pete Prendergast, in conjunction with PP/S, this is the seventh inter-(visual art)-organisational tourney we hold.

Anyone in the visual arts can play - office staff, members, techs, artists, board members, curators, lecturers, registrars, writers, interns, under the banner of an organisation, gallery, studio, college, well, you get the picture..
We will also have a brand new KRAZY TABLE, this year, made by artist Tanad Williams! (maybe with a little help from his friends)



The Kings

2017 - Jerome O Drisceoil for Green on Red
2016 - Will Curtis for Project
2015 - Peter Prendergast for Monster Truck
2014 - Nick Miller for Rubicon
2013 - Mark Durkan for Solstice
2012 - Peter Prendergast for Monster Truck

  • Ann Maria Healy,'When Dealers Are Shamans', 2018. Image courtesy of the artist.


Artist Talk—Ann Maria Healy & Kris Dittel

Time: 5.30pm Thursday 8th November 2018

Venue: Pallas Projects/Studios

Admission free - All welcome - No booking required


Join the artist Ann Maria Healy for the conversation with Netherlands based editor and curator Kris Dittel, the script editor of When Dealers Are Shamans as they discuss Healy's exhibition When Dealers Are Shamans that we will launch on the day at Pallas Projects/Studios. 

When Dealers Are Shamans is a video installation which arose out of collecting discarded medication trays whilst walking around Dublin city. The majority of these trays are the remnants of a drug called Zopiclone, a prescribed hypnotic agent or sleeping pill which is often sold illegally. When Dealers Are Shamans contemplates our desire to occupy a dream state through modalities such as medication. Amidst the North Inner City, the dealers of Zopiclone are shamans giving access points to places where unconscious thought may have become forbidden or repressed. Creating this work Healy partakes in a shamanic journey, to find her own spirit animal, but instead finds a partly lost soul in George the peacock.

Kris Dittel is an independent editor and curator based in Rotterdam, as well as associate curator at the Onomatopee project space and publishing house in Eindhoven. Her work is informed by her background in economics, social sciences, and by her interest in forms of communication and the relation between textual and visual language. She is the editor of several publications, exploring the format of the book as an artistic medium.

Ann Maria Healy is a visual artist based in Dublin. Her practice is concerned with reoccurrence, the power of history and narratives embedded within the human psyche. Her work expresses itself through sculptural, video and textual form. Healy is currently on residency at Fire Station Artists’ Studios 2017-20.
 Selected exhibitions include ‘Futures: Series 3 Episode 1’, Royal Hibernian Academy (2017). ‘I like to eat with my hands’, Wexford Arts Centre (2016). ‘Your ass protrudes toward the malaise’, Eight Gallery, Dublin (2015). Previous residencies include Cow House Studios, Wexford (2015) and The Banff Centre, Canada (2014). Healy is an MFA graduate of The Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam (2014) and a recipient of the Irish Arts Council, Visual Artist Bursary Award (2016).

  • Photography: Vera Ryklova ©2018
  • Louisa Casas (left) and Ann Ensor (right) at their 'Matter Has No Destiny' exhibition, 2018
  • Ann Ensor & Louisa Casas, from Matter Has No Destiny, 2018. Image courtesy of the artists.
  • Photography: Gavin Murphy
  • Ann Ensor & Loiusa Casas—Matter Has No Destiny, artist talk at PP/S


Artist Talk—Ann Ensor & Louisa Casas—Matter Has No Destiny

Time: 6–7pm Thursday 1st November 2018

Venue: Pallas Projects/Studios

Admission free - All welcome - No booking required 


Join the artists Ann Ensor and Louisa Casas for their conversation responding to their exhibition Matter Has No Destiny with fellow artists and members of a New Materialism reading group HEAVY WEATHER. This will be an open discussion referring specifically to a text Contingency and Complexity by Iranian philosopher Reza Negarestani. Participation is encouraged and welcome.

The text is available to download from the link bellow, also the copies of the text will be available at the gallery. 

HEAVY WEATHER is a reading group, initiated by artist Emma McKeagney, of peer artists who are interested in New Materialism as a driving force for artistic practice with common interests in materiality and allowing material to drive artistic process symbiotically alongside conceptual idea. New Materialism is a large and all encompassing frame of mind, but it comes down to moving away from the belief that humans dominate a hierarchy of matter; breaking down this notion it also questions what presumptions we have collectively taken on board while this belief has been the hegemonic one. 


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