28/07/18—28/07/18

Artist Talk—Bren Smyth & Róisín Bohan

Time: 1pm Saturday 28th July

Venue: Pallas Projects/Studios

No booking required - free event - all welcome

Join artist Bren smyth in conversation with curator Róisín Bohan as they discuss Smyth's exhibition Substance Of Things currently featured at Pallas Projects/Studios.

Smyth in her work explores both the subject of painting and the painting as an object. Frantic splashes of gesso, ink spills, rubbings, and line drawings cover the page; foundation sketches are quickly obliterated by masses of gesso, which then hide beneath further layers of drawing, a process repeated by Smyth which allows for both accident and discovery.

Biographies

Bren Smyth is a visual artist living and working in Cork City. A native of Dublin, with a background in animation and illustration, she returned to education and completed her BA in Fine Art at Crawford College of Art and Design in 2014. Smyth has exhibited extensively around Cork. She co-produced and designed the exhibition Women of the South at Farmgate Cafe, Cork in 2016, and in 2014 was chosen by Vivienne Roche RHA to exhibit with six RHA artists and five emerging artists in the John P. Quinlan curated show Select in Triskel Christ Church.

Róisín Bohan is an independent curator and arts facilitator. She is a graduate of UCDs MA in Cultural Policy and Arts Management and CCADs BA in Fine Art. She was the 2017 recipient of Black Church Print Studios Recent Graduate Curator Award, with the resulting exhibition Homo Ludens (Man at Play) taking place in The Library Project in January 2018. Other recent curatorial projects include a series of seven performance art events held between 2016 and 2017 in Temple Bar Gallery + Studios as part of their Studio 6 Open programme. She has curated shows in the MART, Rathmines, Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork, and Monster Truck Studios. She currently works at the RHA Gallery and has previously worked with Dublin Gallery Weekend and Temple Bar Gallery + Studios.

This exhibition is supported by project funding from Dublin City Council


14/06/18—21/06/18

Unstable Categories: ‘A Conversation about Rocks’

Thursday 21st June 5.30pm

‘A Conversation about Rocks’ – Emma McKeagney and Dr David Chew

Join the artist Emma McKeagney in a conversation with geologist David Chew about the rocks which inhabit the exhibition and their journey to being there. Geological processes are at work constantly and how we harness and use them to make art work is a fascination of the artist. They will discuss these processes and how we as humans effect and use them.

This is a Free event. All welcome, no booking required

For location and more info: http://pallasprojects.org/index.php/about or email: info@pallasprojects.org

Pallas Projects/Studios Artist-Initiated Projects is supported by The Arts Council

Biographies

Dr David Chew is an Associate Professor of Geology and Head of Department at Trinity College Dublin. He received his PhD from University College Dublin in 2001.  He teaches tectonics to undergraduate students and his research involves studying plate tectonic processes and ancient climatic events in Earth history using geochronology (isotopic dating of rocks and minerals).

Emma McKeagney’s practice involves working closely with material processes to create bodies of work which incorporate the idea that a process is made up of not only the artist but the material they use and the impending idea of exhibiting. Reading and discussing various topics related to New Materialism, her interest starts with collapsing any hierarchy which puts humans ahead of all other materiality.
McKeagney graduated in 2017 from Dun Laoghaire IADT, Unstable Categories is her first solo-show.
She received Talbot Studio’s Most Promising Graduate Award 2017 and is a recipient of a Sculpture Award from Firestation Artist’s Studios where she developed her work in recent months.


21/05/18—31/05/18

Statement from Josepha Madigan, Minister for Culture, Heritage, on Artist-Initiated Projects 2018

Unfortunately, Minister Madigan is no longer available to attend the launch of the Arts Council funded Artist-Initiated Projects 2018 on Thursday 31st May, due to Oireachtas business. We hope to reschedule so please watch this space.

The minister made this statement about the Artist-Initiated Projects at Pallas Projects/Studios:

Minister's statement

"The Arts Council funded Pallas Projects Artist-Initiated Projects 2018 is an important scheme, particularly for artists with fledgling 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

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Artist-Initiated Projects 2018

The series of 12 x 2-week exhibitions between April—November 2018 will present exhibitions of new work by:

David Lunney, Austin Hearne, Roisin Lewis, Salvatore of Lucan, Emma McKeagney, Miguel Martin & Jennifer Mehigan, Robert Dunne, Marc Guinan, Sibyl Montague, Ella Bertilsson & Ulla Juske, Ann Ensor & Louisa Casas, Ann Maria Healy

For full programme info see here

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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 eighth year.

Artist-Initiated Projects at Pallas Projects/Studios is an open-submission, annual gallery programme of 12 x 2-week exhibitions taking place between April and November 2018. This unique programme of funded, artist-initiated projects selected via open call is highly accessible to artists, with a focus on early career, emerging artists and recent graduates. Projects are supplemented with artists' talks, texts, workshops or performances, and gallery visits by colleges and local schools.

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.

Pallas Projects/Studios Artist-Initiated Projects is supported by The Arts Council


28/04/18—28/04/18

Artists Talk—Austin Hearne & Michelle Hall

Time: 2pm Saturday 28th April

Venue: Pallas Projects/Studios

No booking required – all welcome

Join Austin Hearne in conversation with Michelle Hall as they discuss Hearne's new exhibition Remains, the second exhibition of our Artist-Initiated Projects programme.

Austin Hearne’s practice is rooted in photography wherein he explores its possibilities to produce installations, objects and performances that expand the limits of the photograph and indeed the medium. Hearne’s research stems from an analysis of the surfaces, iconography and politics of the Catholic Church. The majesty and misery of this institution’s past and present dwells in the exhibition, with Hearne presenting photographs as interior decor and furniture.

Austin Hearne completed his MFA in NCAD in 2016. His most recent exhibitions include Pull The Rug Out From Under The Carpet at The Kilkenny Arts Festival in 2016 with a review in billionjournal.com, the Royal Ulster Academy annual exhibition, The Waiting Room at ArtBox Gallery, peripheriesOPEN 2017 at the Gorey School of Art and two group shows at Solomon Fine Art. He has performed at Room and Livestock. His photobook Butty was included in the Dublin Art Book Fair 2017 at TBG+S. His work is held in private collections across Europe, Ireland and the USA.

Michelle Hall is an interdisciplinary artist and writer. Throughout her practice she uses details, textures, words and objects to create works that examine modes of behaviour and thought. She graduated from the MA Art in the Contemporary World programme at NCAD in 2016 and completed her BA Fine Art at DIT Portland Row in 2007. In 2017 Hall received the StartPoint Prize and was awarded an upcoming residency in Prague and exhibition at Berlinskej Model. In late 2018 she will travel to Berlin on residency at Kunstlerhaus Bethanien. Hall was awarded the Arts Council Film Bursary 2017 and the Dublin City Council Tyrone Guthrie Residency 2017. Her practice has been generously supported by the Fingal Arts Office Artists' Support Scheme 2014 – 2017. Hall is currently based at the RHA School having been awarded the Fingal Arts Studio Award 2018.


12/04/18—12/04/18

Artists Talk—David Lunney & Blaine O’Donnell

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).


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