08/08/16—20/08/16

20 Years of Pallas Projects—a day of talks, food & music

Pallas Projects/Studios present a day of talks followed by a food & music event as part of our 20 year anniversary programme which looks to celebrate artist-run culture

Saturday 20th August 2016
Venue: Pallas Projects/Studios, 115–117 the Coombe, Dublin 8


Artist-Run Spaces: Conversations Across The Atlantic
10.30am–5.30pm

A day of panel talks on artist-run culture, curated by Angel Bellaran.
This event is free, booking essential.
See Eventbrite for more details and booking info.

The Artist-Run DIY Social
6pm–12am

An evening of music, food and refreshments to celebrate Pallas Projects/Studios 20 year anniversary.
Join us from 6pm for a pot-luck dinner, drinks and DJs! All welcome, no booking required!


Talks details & participants: Jessamyn Fiore (former director Thisisnotashop, Dublin), Liz Nielsen & Carolina Wheat (Swimming Pool Project Space, Chicago, and Elijah Wheat Showroom, New York), Max Warsh (Regina Rex, New York), Mark Cullen & Gavin Murphy (Pallas Projects/Studios and Artist-Run Europe), Miranda Driscoll (former director The Joinery, Dublin/Sirius Arts Centre), Lee Welch (Basic Space/former director FOUR, Dublin), Clive Murphy (former co-director Catalyst Arts, Belfast), Maud Cotter (Founder member, National Sculpture Factory, Cork).

The panel offers an international and interdisciplinary forum in which colleagues in the contemporary art world, specifically in the field of artist-run or ‘DIY’ spaces, can talk openly about the changes and challenges of working today: this includes the topics of funding, social media, and location-specific contexts.

Morning session: participants briefly review their own history of working within independent spaces in both the United States & Europe. Afterwards, in a roundtable discussion, panel members assess these and other stories in relation to experiences from other members. Afternoon session: focuses more closely on the current state of affairs surrounding artist-run programs today – with an emphasis on comparing and contrasting the international models and the programs functioning from emergent contexts or scenes.

This gathering is sparked by increasingly urgent conversations about the difficulty of the practice of choosing to work outside the institutional context. Our hope is to make stronger connections between artist-run culture, and inspire more communication and collectivism amongst our peers, so that we can continue to thrive as an integral part of visual arts culture on both sides of the Atlantic, and in light of the publication by PP/S of the book ‘Artist-Run Europe’, which will be showcased for the first time ahead of an official launch in September.

The panel will be broadcast live on the event page via Facebook Livestream at 1030 GMT/ 530 EST

This event is presented at Pallas Projects/Studios as part of our 20 year anniversary programme which looks to celebrate artist-run culture, and is part of the exhibition Liz Nielsen & Max Warsh — Curated by Jessamyn Fiore, first shown at Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh in July/August 2016, and with thanks to Jessamyn Fiore, Sirius Arts Centre, Liz Nielsen & Max Warsh, and talks curator Angel Bellaran.


Image: Pallas Projects/Studios, opening preview for ‘Resort – A Popular Destination’, 2014


01/06/16—14/08/16

Partner Platform—The Future Generation Art Prize 2016

The fourth edition of The Future Generation Art Prize worldwide competition established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in Ukraine opens for entries today. Pallas Projects are please to again be Platform Partner for the prize in Ireland.

All artists up to the age of 35 of all backgrounds, working in any medium, anywhere in the world are encouraged to apply. Supporting the application process, more than 600 correspondents all over the world will be nominating artists for the prize and over 50 Partner Platforms worldwide will be ambassadors for the Future Generation Art Prize to encourage artists within their regions to apply.

The main prize will be awarded by an international jury in the amount of US$ 100,000, split between $60,000 in cash and $40,000 investment in the production of a new work. In addition US$ 20,000 will be awarded to up to five Special Prize winners, nominated by the Jury. A Public Choice winner will be selected through online voting and announced at the Award Ceremony.

Applications will close on 11 September 2016. An exhibition of the work of up to 20 shortlisted artists will be shown in Kiev at the PinchukArtCentre from February 2017 to April 2017. The winner will be announced at an Award Ceremony in Kiev in April 2017. The exhibition will go on show at the Venice Biennale in May 2017, presenting the work of all the shortlisted artists to a broad international public. 

The pioneering Future Generation Art Prize established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in 2009 is a worldwide contemporary art prize created to discover, recognise and give long-term support to a future generation of artists. Judged by a distinguished jury, The Prize aims to make a major contribution to the careers of younger artists involved in the dynamic cultural development of societies in transition, many of whom have found it difficult to get their voices heard.

Apply online HERE


08/04/16—08/04/16

Gerard Byrne In Conversation With John Lalor

Gerard Byrne will be in conversation with John Lalor on the opening of his exhibition 'MOMENT OF SURRENDER' at Pallas Projects/Studios.

The two artists shooting the breeze, John as an artist coming from painting and making that journey into film-making cinema and Gerard making his journey from photography into film-making. The trials and errors and suffering combined with the magic of working with other people to try and create something greater than the sum of its parts... 


30/04/16—30/04/16

1815 Magazine—Issue 5 Launch Party

4–8pm Saturday April 30th

1815 is an Irish magazine with a focus on photography, writing and illustration.

Issue 5 features a selection of work from artists, all of whom were hand-picked because of their roots in graffiti, and the culture surrounding it. Although graffiti is the common ground between the artists featured, they produced work in diverse mediums such as print making, painting, illustration and photography to bring together Issue 5.

We invite you to join us in wonderful surroundings of Pallas Studio's School Yard, where Bukeepsie Radio will be providing live tunes, we will be serving up sizzling BBQ delights and nothing but the best room temperature beer to wash it down.

Images of 1815 Launch photographed by Zak Milofsky.


17/03/16—17/03/16

TELEPHONES—Snakes on a Playground Party

Paddy's Day, BYOB, all day, outdoor party in a school yard. Disco, soul, afrobeat, RnB, 80s Pop, House, Italo & more. Boom. dot com.

Music by Joma, Papa Lou, Robbie Kitt, Liam Maher.

Food by Doughboys Sandwich Shop

Telephones happens in intimate & fun spaces with great music played through heavy sound systems, surrounded by your pals, dancing all day and night – big parties in small spaces.

Telephones is brought to you by the lads behind Discotekken and The Locals


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