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Cuture Night 2015 at PP/S

Open late for Culture night 5 – 9pm

Pallas Projects/Studios
115–117 The Coombe (corner of St. Luke's Avenue)
Dublin 8



Martin Boyle, Craig Donald, Jacqueline Holt, Colin Martin, Brigid McLeer, Bea McMahon, Elvira Santamaria Torres. Curated by Niamh McDonnell

Diagrams, curated by Belfast-based academic Niamh McDonnell, is a mixed media show of work by 7 Irish and Northern Irish artists based in Belfast, Dublin and London, comprising lens-based media, drawings, paintings and sculptures. The exhibition sees each artist using the diagram to describe a previous work or to make a preliminary sketch for a new work. The show explores how the dynamic space of the diagram visualizes different sets of relations between elements and so generates multiple reading narratives.

Culture Night website


Dublin Gallery Weekend 11–13 September

Special events at PP/S for Dublin Gallery Weekend

Friday 11th, 5–8pm: Opening reception – Special extended preview of the group exhibition Diagrams, sponsored by Guinness Porter

Saturday 12th, 1–2pm: The Coombe Tour – Meeting at Kevin Kavanagh gallery, continuing to Cross Gallery, Nag Gallery and ending at Pallas Projects/Studios.

Saturday 12th, 1.45pm: Curator's talk – a talk with curator Niamh McDonnel and Diagrams artist Colin Martin will take place in the gallery, no booking required.

Sunday 13th, 12–6pm: Sunday opening – The gallery will be open especially for Dublin Gallery Weekend


Dublin Gallery Weekend

30 galleries, 60 events, one weekend to discover great art in Dublin

This September, the first ever Dublin Gallery Weekend takes place. See the weekend listings for details of over 60 special events that are happening in galleries during Dublin Gallery Weekend (11th, 12th and 13th September)

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  • New PP/S Chairperson Caroline Crowley with director-curators Gavin Murphy (l) and Mark Cullen (r)


Pallas Projects/Studios Announce New Chairperson

April 2015

Pallas Project/Studios are pleased to announce that Caroline Cowley has been appointed as the new chairperson of the Pallas Projects board. Caroline takes over from Helen Carey, who is to remain on the board of the organisation. The board of Pallas Projects expressed its huge thanks to Helen, who has been instrumental in guiding the organisation over the past number of years, during a period that has seen PP/S develop its governance while keeping an artist-led ethos at the core of its activities.

Helen’s time at the helm presided over a nomadic period of exhibition and studio venues, culminating in a move to a new long-term premises, incorporating improved studios and project space in Dublin 8. Despite coinciding with decreasing funding to the arts, Pallas Projects, with Helen's steady and invaluable guidance, curated and played host to an uninterrupted series of critically engaged artist-led exhibitions and collaborative projects. These include developing and supporting new projects by Irish artists (including Ciarán Walsh, Kennedy Browne, Cliona Harmey, Dennis McNulty, and Niall de Buitléar); presenting international artists for the first time in Ireland (including John Smith, Alex Martinis Roe, Gardar Eide Einarsson, and ESP TV); working with curators such as Matt Packer, Michele Horrigan, Eamonn Maxwell, Paul Murnaghan, and Padraic E. Moore; and collaborations with Common Ground, Irish Architecture Foundation, Lismore Castle Arts, Ormston House, The LAB, Fire Station Artists’ Studios, and Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne.

The board of Pallas Project/Studios and its director-curators Mark Cullen and Gavin Murphy look forward to working with Caroline, who takes the reigns in the run up to the 20-year anniversary of PP/S in 2016. The period will see PP/S continue its role as a leader in the field of artist-run practice, through a number of national and international cooperative projects, and an ambitious publishing and research project focusing on artist-run practice in Europe over the last 20 years.

Caroline Cowley is a curator and Public Art Co-ordinator with Fingal County Council. Since her appointment to Fingal County Council she has commissioned and produced a series of high-profile projects with artists Mark Garry, Brian Duggan, Christine Mackey, Martina Coyle, Garrett Phelan, Aileen Lambert, Dan Dubowitz, Fearghus O’ Chonchuir  and Dennis McNulty, along with associated publications and talks such as Commissions + International Public Art Symposium, 2012. Her remit within Fingal County Council’s Arts office also extends to public events such as graduate professional development, policy, exhibitions, talks, festival programming and the Council’s art collection. Curated exhibitions and projects include Amharc Fhine Gall, It’s All in the Detail, Draiocht, 2008; Not in Alphabetical Order, Farmleigh, Dublin, 2008; Bright Beginnings, Draiocht, 2009; and the more recent Resort Residency – Case Study 1, Portane. Caroline holds a BA in History of Art from Trinity College Dublin, an MA in Arts Management and Cultural Policy from University College Dublin, and a Masters in curatorial practice IADT (MAVIS).

  • Image from Periodical Review #4. Photo by Evan Buggle.
  • Image from Periodical Review #4. Photo by Evan Buggle.


Project Space at PP/S – Open call for submissions 2015/2016

The Project Space at PP/S is available to hire in July and August, for external exhibitions, performances, projects and events. We have also begun accepting proposals for 2016.

Submissions guidelines are now available for artists/groups who are interested in proposing artist-initiated projects, exhibitions, events or performances in the PP/S project space, to take place alongside our own curated programme. Submissions are ongoing.

We are seeking proposals from creative, motivated and professionally minded groups and individuals. Participants are welcome to experiment with presenting their work in the context of an established gallery space with a dedicated tradition towards do-it-yourself initiatives and the professional development of emerging artists. PP/S are committed to accessibility, with very competitive rates for artists. All projects are self-directed by the individual/group, but PP/S provide supports such as promotion (alongside own publicity) and invigilation.

The space can also be hired out weekly to use as additional very-large-scale studio space ahead of exhibitions and offsite projects, and for other arts areas, such as film, photography, theatre, for readings/rehearsals/auditions/shoots, etc. (please contact us for further info).

Please visit the ‘get involved’ page guidelines and submission form, or email info@pallasprojects for more information.

Completed forms can be sent to info@pallasprojects.org with the subject line: ‘Project Space Submissions’

Current rental rates*:

€250 p/w for individuals

€400 p/w for groups of 2–8 (Larger groups please contact us)

€180/300 p/w discounted rate for PP/S studio artists/groups

*For visual arts projects. Please contact us for rates for other uses.

Image from Periodical Review #4. Photo by Evan Buggle.

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