PR#7 Closing Event—Gallery talk: Eimear Walshe, Van Abbemuseum Deviant Practice, 2017

Closing event: Saturday 20th January, 2pm

Gallery talk: Eimear Walshe, Van Abbemuseum Deviant Practice, 2017

Eimear Walshe will give a talk on their research from the Van Abbemuseum’s Deviant Practices Research Programme 2016/2017, following a presentation for the Basic Space series, Basic Talks at the Hugh Lane Gallery earlier this year. The project is currently being developed into a publication featuring illustrations by Dearbhla Ní Fhaoilleacháin, which will function as a learning resource at the museum. Walshe looks at the history of queer separatism as a deviant impulse, and examines how this impacts the production of knowledge, the formation of communities, and the development of art practices. Walshe is artist and writer specialising in feminist epistemology and queer theory. Their work seeks to reconcile queer histories with personal or local narratives through fiction, biography, and academic work.


Image: Eimear Walshe, because not all straight people are straight, illustration series by Dearbhla Ní Fhaoilleacháin. Image Courtesy of the artist


Open Call: Artist-Initiated Programme at PP/S 2018

Pallas Projects/Studios' Artist-Initiated Programme 2018, is a new, funded, open-submission, annual gallery programme, that is highly accessible to artists. It will focus on early career, emerging artists and recent graduates* who demonstrate their potential with the quality of their work, and their ambition to challenge and test their practice in the public realm, in the context of an established gallery space with a dedicated tradition towards the professional development of artists in a peer-led, supportive environment. Mid-career artists with experimental or collaborative projects may also apply.

Submissions from visual artists are now sought via open call for up to 12 x 2-week exhibitions, between March–November 2018. Both solo, 2-person, and group exhibitions will be considered, and we welcome projects/bodies of work that are completed/near completion, or work in progress, across all contemporary visual art forms. This programme of self-directed, artist-initiated projects will receive an artists fee/production budget, publicity, invigilation and other supports. Artists are encouraged to supplement their projects with artists' talks, texts or performances, gallery visits by colleges and local schools will be arranged, and artists are assisted in aspects such as inviting curators, and how to document their work.

Pallas Projects/Studios is one of Ireland's longest running artist-run spaces, with a 21 year track record in providing opportunities for emerging and mid-career artists to develop and exhibit new work. PP/S have established a nationwide and international reputation among artists and organisations, and a public profile through successful exhibitions, publishing, collaborations and partnerships, media coverage 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 seventh year.

*Due to the self-directed nature of the exhibitions the programme is envisaged to be primarily aimed at artists who are Irish, and international artists living or working in Ireland, or who have studied here.

The Artist-Initiated Programme at PP/S is supported by an Arts Council project award.

Submission guidelines are available below, and the deadline for submissions is Monday 15th of January 2018 at 5pm.

What the artist gets:

Artists fee/production budget of €500 for solo and 2-person exhibitions, €1000 for group exhibitions

All rental costs paid, insurance, invigilation, printed and online ads, publicity and social media, inclusion in exhibition fold-out posters

How to apply:

Applicants should fill in the accompanying application form, and return to info@pallasprojects.org with the exact subject line: ‘Artist-Initiated Submissions 2018’, including the following:

For individuals: 1 x Word Document/PDF including: maximum 1 page of text outlining your proposal; a brief biog (250 words); a maximum of 6 images; max 1 link to video/audio work; CV including any recent/forthcoming shows.

For 2-person or Groups: 1 x Word Document/PDF including: maximum 1 page of text outlining your proposal; group & individual biogs (1page total); maximum of 10 images; max 2 links to video/audio work; CV of artists including any recent/forthcoming shows; and CV of curator/coordinator if applicable.

Further info on the Artist-Initiated Programme at PP/S:

The programme aims to provide a platform for artists to produce and exhibit work of merit across all art forms and media; to further the opportunities for the artist's practice and career as an outcome of the exhibition; to develop audiences for the artist; and develop new audiences for contemporary art and artist-led practice. The Artist-Initiated programme at PP/S aim to act as an incubator for early careers, and support artists' practices at crucial stages.

The artist-initiated programme demonstrates the value of – and very real need for – an accessible gallery programme for artists to take part in short-run exhibitions with a relatively short turnaround time of 3–6 months. This model is an alternative to the normal institutional/commercial model, where the process of studio visit to exhibition can take several years, and where solo exhibitions are often reserved for established artists. As such, emerging artists with productive studio practices can have difficulty in securing solo exhibitions in established venues, and reaching new audiences, both professional and public. Shorter lead-in times allow the programme to be quick and responsive, reflect what artists are currently making, and encourages experimentation and risk-taking. These artist-initiated exhibitions put the artist and their ideas at the heart of the programme.

Please note: Projects will be selected through a competitive open call process, and will be selected by Pallas Projects/Studios. Successful artists will be notified and offered dates. The dates requested by the artist may not always be available, and artists are asked to be flexible. In the unlikely event that an artist cannot exhibit on the date offered PP/S reserves the right not to proceed with the exhibition. The decision of PP/S is final in respect of submissions. Due to the volume of applications PP/S may not be able to provide feedback. PP/S recommend that you please see our website for more information on our programme and organisation before applying.


News: Nasty Women Dublin announce results of fundraising exhibition

Nasty Women Dublin & Pallas Projects are pleased to announce that over €6000 was raised through the sale of art works at the Nasty Women Dublin exhibition in August 2107, which was held in support of The Artist Campaign to Repeal the 8th Amendment and The Coalition to Repeal the 8th Amendment. The Dublin project was initiated by the artist-run space Pallas Projects/Studios, and was co-ordinated by artist Eve Woods. Artists were selected by leading Irish artists and curators including Sheena Barrett, Helen Carey, Mary Cremin Jessamyn Fiore, Siobhan Geoghegan, Gillian Lawler, Loitering Theatre, Alice Maher and Kathy Tynan. In total 70 out of the 90 works kindly donated by the artists for the exhibition were sold, and the exhibition and its events attracted huge numbers and interest in the Nasty Women cause.

Originally a project by curators Jessamyn Fiore, Roxanne Jackson and Angel Bellaran hosted in the Knockdown Centre, New York it has spread to over 40 fundraising exhibitions worldwide.

“Nasty Women is a global art movement that serves to demonstrate solidarity among artists who identify with being a Nasty Woman in the face of threats to roll back women’s rights, individual rights, and abortion rights. With over forty fundraising art exhibitions taking place around the United States and abroad, Nasty Women Exhibitions also serve to support organisations defending these rights and to be a platform for organisation and resistance.”

We would like to thank The Hunreal Issues, Eve Djs, Against The Grain and Telephones for their help in making our events and overall project a success.

We are very grateful to all the artists and selectors for their donations and suggestions. We would like to give a special thanks to Margareta D’Arcy who performed ‘I am a Killer They Say’ on our opening night, Leann Herlihy who performed ‘A Glove is a Gift’ on our closing day, Catherine Barron who was very generous in hosting her workshop FINDING CREATIVITY, and artist Katie Holten, who used the font she created for the original exhibition in New York to make the work ‘Kisses for Repeal’, specially for Nasty Women Dublin.

A special thanks to Aggie Veale who designed the Nasty Women Dublin logo, Chlöe Nagle & Marina Pontin for their help in organising and building the Nasty Women Wall.

Full list of artists:

Mona Atkinson, Aida Bangoura, Catherine Barragry, Catherine Barron, Anne Maree Barry, Aideen Barry, Mariah Black, Alanna Blake, Tammy Bradley, Sarah Browne, Rachel Burke, Jade Butler, Aimée Chan, Siobhan Clancy, Nuala Clarke, Ruth Clinton & Niamh Moriarty, Susan Connolly, Amanda Coogan, Maud Cotter, Pauline Cummins, Margaretta D’Arcy, Aislinn Delaney, Mujers Libres Derry, Fiona  Dowling, Millie Egan, Isadora Epstein, Marie Farrington, Jessica Foley, Sara French, Aoife Giles, Orla Goodwin, Roisin Hackett, Cliona Harmey, Molly Hennigan, Léann Herlihy, Leah Hilliard, Katie Holten, Helen Horgan, Jesse Jones, Wendy Judge, Dragana Jurisic, Mary Kelleher, Sandy Kennedy, Ali Kirby, Barbara Knezevic, Katharine Lamb, Vicky Langan, Gillian Lawler, Breda Lynch, Susan MacWilliam, Kathryn Maguire, Niamh McCann, Siobhan McGibbon, Patricia McInerney, Sibyl Montague, Janet Mullarney, Chloë Nagle, Doireann Ni Ghrioghair, Aisling O’Beirn, Emer O’Boyle, Margaret O’Brien, Sadbh O’Brien, Margaret O’Connor, Katie O’Grady, Kate, O’Kelly, Helen O’Leary, Deirdre O’Mahony, Mandy O’Neill, Seoidin O’Sullivan, Aine Philips, Laragh Pittman, Ann Quinn, Fiona  Reilly, Donna Rose, Stina Sandstrom, Ciara Scanlan, Una Sealy, Polina Shapkina, Celine Sheridan, Sonia Shiel, Jennifer Smith, Vicky Smith, Gráinne Tynan, Erica Van Horn, Aggie Veale, Ruby Wallis, Isabella Walsh, Amy Walsh, Chanelle Walshe, Eve Woods

Aoife O'Neill produced for this amazing video for us of our opening event. She is a Masters Student of Film and Screen Media in University College Cork & is currently doing a documentary on the Repeal the 8th movement for her thesis.


Space, Place and Change: Reflections on Allan Kaprow and Otobong Nkanga’s ‘Baggage’ 1972/2007

Please Note change of date: Friday 8 December, 6pm
Location: Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Studio 6

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Melissa Rachleff Burtt and Maeve Connolly will have an exchange about the legacy of Allan Kaprow and his influence on artist-run spaces and artists today. In light of Otobong NKanga’s exhibition which is opening in the gallery at 6pm, this talk will focus especially on Kaprow's 1972 Happening, Baggage and Otobong Nkanga's 2007-08 re-conceptualization of the work.

This event is a collaboration between Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, IADT ARC programme, Orthogonal Methods Group (OMG) at the CONNECT Centre in Trinity College Dublin, and Pallas Projects/Studios.

Melissa Rachleff Burtt is clinical associate professor, NYU and curator of, Inventing Downtown: Artist Run Galleries in New York City, 1950-1965. She spent 8 years as a program officer at the New York State Council on the Arts from 1999-2007. Previously, Rachleff Burtt was associate curator at Exit Art and head of adult and community programs at the Brooklyn Museum. She has written on the subject of photography, art, and art management for a variety of publications. Her essay, "Do It Yourself: A History of Alternatives" was published in Alternative Histories: New York Art Spaces, 1960-2010, by MIT Press in 2012.

Maeve Connolly is a Dublin-based researcher, focused on changing cultures and economies of art and media practice. She is a Lecturer at IADT, where she co-directs the MA in Art & Research Collaboration (ARC) and also teaches studio modules on the BA in Art. She is currently a visiting research fellow at CONNECT – the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Future Networks and Communications – in Trinity College Dublin.

Image Credit: Allan Kaprow, 18 Happenings in 6 Parts, 1959. offset print. Reuben Gallery, New York


Periodical Review 20/16: performance, screening & talk

Tuesday 17th January

Talk by Rosie Lynch curator with Callan Workhouse Union
Screenings of films by Seamus Harahan & Jesse Jones
NCAD, Sybil Connolly room: 5pm

The 1916 Song Project and more
Aileen Lambert and Fergus Russel
The Lord Edward Pub, upstairs lounge: 7pm


Talk with Rosie Lynch, curator with Callan Workhouse Union.
Screenings of films by Seamus Harahan & Jesse Jones.

NCAD: 5–6.40pm

Rosie Lynch, curator with Callan Workhouse Union (CWU) will discuss the impetus and thinking behind various CWU projects and the role of the artist in civic life.  

CWU is a developing facility and commissioning agency for visual art, design, architecture, research and community activities and projects, based in Callan, Co. Kilkenny. Since 2013, artist and designer-led projects have been accumulating use and meaning for the building's new life, bringing access for the public to this significant historic site.  Current and recent projects at CWU include  Workhouse Guild  (2016) a residency programme with art/craft collaborations and commissioned new work;  Workhouse Union  (2015) a series of new work critically exploring the history and legacy of Callan Workhouse in the context of institutionalism and  Workhouse Assembly  (2013) a twelve-day active research workshop. CWU's work extends to projects that examine the future of rural towns, housing, civic infrastructure and the commons.   CWU is working on a long-term project with Camphill Community Callan to develop  Nimble  Spaces, an innovative citizen-led approach to housing. The first phase of the project culminated in May 2015 with  Ways to Live Together: New Cultures of Housing, an international conference held at VISUAL, Carlow, exploring participatory design, spatial justice, social housing and co-housing. The project has now entered into the design and build phase, with three inclusive neighbourhoods (24 new homes) in the initial phase of development in the Callan area. CWU continues to support new work examining the future of rural towns through Meet You at the Green? - a large-scale project starting in early 2017.

The 1916 Song Project and more

Old and Contemporary Songs in the Irish Tradition
Aileen Lambert & Fergus Russell

The Lord Edward: 7–8.30pm


New original songs in the traditional style based on the events of the 1916 Easter Rising will be performed by Wexford singer and artist Aileen Lambert and Fergus Russell from Dublin. The songs featured in the 1916 Song Project which was presented in the National Library earlier this year, a project which was devised and coordinated by Aileen with her partner Michael Fortune. Aileen and Fergus will provide an insight into the process involved in the project and composing a new song in the traditional style, as well as providing some other samples of new and old traditional songs which have featured in recent projects devised by Aileen and Michael.


Aileen Lambert, visual artist and traditional singer, along with Dublin singer Fergus Russell, will share with you some of their repertoire which stems from a series of innovative traditional song projects which Aileen and her partner Michael Fortune have devised and produced in recent years. The most recent is ‘The 1916 Song Project’, which resulted in a national touring concert of new songs relating to the Easter Rising, including one written and performed by Fergus ‘April 1916’, and another written by Aileen and Michael, ‘May Moran of Enniscorthy’ and sung by Aileen. This presentation will include performances of these and songs from other projects such as ‘The Wexford Song Project’, ‘Man, Woman and Child’ and ‘The Bird Song Project’.


Aileen Lambert

In recent years Aileen Lambert and Michael Fortune have developed a practice of devising and facilitating traditional song projects, from themed concerts to song composition projects, with a wealth of fine traditional singers from across the country. Their efforts have generated renewed interested in the narrative ballad, revived many old songs, resulted in the composition of many new songs in the traditional style and most importantly have supported the development of singers and the reaching of new audiences.


Aileen brings to her traditional song projects her sensibility as a visual artist and years of experience working in the field of participatory arts. Aileen studied in LSAD, Limerick, from ‘93 to ‘97, and graduated with an MA in Visual Arts Practices, from DLIADT, Dublin, in ‘07. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and has been undertaking collaborative projects with communities of all ages and various backgrounds for the past fifteen years. Her practice spans video, performance and sound work, and includes participatory and public art projects. Her public art project 'En Route' for Mayo County Council currently features in Pallas Projects Periodical Review 20/16.


Aileen’s own singing is rooted in the English language repertoire of her native County Wexford, where she regularly works with communities of all ages and abilities, sharing her love and enthusiasm of traditional song, while undertaking field research in parallel. For the past ten years, she has been tirelessly delivering traditional song workshops in primary schools to children throughout South Leinster, supported by the Heritage in School Scheme. For further info see 'Aileen Lambert – Traditional Singer' on facebook.

Fergus Russell

Fergus Russell is from Dublin and learned to sing at his mother's knee. A stalwart of An Góilín Traditional Singers’ Club and one of the organisers of the annual Frank Harte Festival, Fergus has a passion for collecting and reviving long forgotten traditional songs. When he finds a song that interests him, Fergus will try to track down the original air, but if that proves futile he will write a new air to suit. Some of these songs have proved popular and are being reabsorbed back into the tradition. In an endeavour to bring them to a wider audience Fergus has recently released ‘Landless & Free’ a CD comprising fifteen traditional songs not previously recorded. Fergus has participated in a number of projects devised by Aileen Lambert and Michael Fortune including ‘As I Roved Out’, ‘Man, Woman and Child’, ‘The Bird Song Project’ and ‘The 1916 Song Project’.



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

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

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


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


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... 


Pallas Projects/Studios — Winners of the Allianz Business To Arts Dublin Airport Authority Award

On September 1st 2015, Pallas Projects/Studios won the Dublin Airport Authority Arts Award for the auction they held, in partenership with Whyte's, of artworks by mid-career and emerging artists at the City Assembly House on South William Street.

The Independent's 'Business To Arts Awards' Suppliment 

Allianz Business To Arts Awards


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.


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


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.


Culture Night 2014

Kevin Mooney in conversation with James Merrigan

For Culture Night at PP/S artist Kevin Mooney will be joined in conversation with James Merrigan to discuss his exhibition Wave at 9pm – all welcome!

The exbition will be open late for Culture Night, 6–9pm

Kevin Mooney graduated from NCAD with an MFA in 2012. Selected group exhibitions include “Making Familiar”, Temple Bar Gallery 2012, “Horizon Sprawl”, Ormston House, Limerick 2012, and “Video Killed the Radio Star”, Royal Hibernian Academy 2010. Solo shows include “Dog Island Tales” Talbot Gallery 2014, Nag Gallery 2010, “Timeline” Queen Street Gallery, Belfast, 2010 and “Facade”, Mermaid Arts Centre Bray 2009. He received a Visual Artists Bursary from the Arts Council in both 2012 and 2013. In 2013 he was also shortlisted for the Thames and Hudson publication “100 Painters of Tomorrow”.

James Merrigan is an artist and art critic. He has written for A-N Magazine, Aesthetica Magazine, Circa Magazine, Visual Artists’ News Sheet, and for several artist monographs. He is the founding editor of the online art journal +billion_, and co-founding editor of Fugitive Papers. Awards include the 2010/11 Red Stables Irish Artists’ Residential Studio, the inaugural Dublin City Council Arts Office/VAI Visual Arts Writing Award (2011), and an Arts Council Project Award (2011/12). A book of his art criticism was published in 2013 entitled Agents of Subjectivism.

The exhibition Wave is supported through funding from Dublin City Council and the Arts Council


Running in the Hall 3—Fundraising music event in aid of Pallas Projects/Studios

Featuring Johnny Moy, Phil Boyle, Nic James, Anne Maree Barry

Tickets 10 euro


Pallas Projects/Studios present the third instalment of their Running in the Hall series of fundraising nights, which takes place once again in their studios and project space, a former school on the corner of St. Lukes avenue in The Coombe (just past the pleasingly tiny Fallons pub at the end of Dublin’s antiques district of Francis Street). Taking full advantage of their school yard and assembly hall, PP/S present a night of ‘old school’ DJ-sets by disc jockeys steeped in the Dublin dance music scene, all graciously lending their time free of charge to support this artist-run space in its ongoing endeavours. Digging deep into their ample crates to deliver House, Rave, Electro and Hip- Hop classics in the (hopefully) balmy air of Dublin 8.

All funds raised from the event will go towards improvements to this long-running studios and project space and to its curated programme, which just saw the exhibition of Anne Maree Barry’s Missing Green – a film that looks at the changing face and regeneration of Cork Street. That exhibition ends on the morning of the 28th with a walking tour of the film’s locations, and Anne Maree sees out her stint in the gallery by joining our DJs on the decks as a special guest for the night.

Johnny Moy has been a staple of the Irish dance music since the early 90s, and as Influx head honcho was synonymous with several regular party nights in venues such as RedBox, and The Kitchen (not to mention running major music festivals, touring the world with The Chemical Brothers, and remix work for U2 and movie soundtrack supremo David Holmes). Still as busy as ever with event management and his recording outfit JMRS, this is an extra special outing on the decks from Dublin’s dance music pioneer.

Phil Boyle, aka Ghostboy, has been DJing in Dublin and beyond for the last 15 years and is best known for his residencies with the awesome Mother club night, Backlash, and various Influx operations. From tiny bar gigs to massive festival arenas, he has played support to Underworld, Orbital, Soulwax, Vitalic, Dave Clarke, Jacques Lu Cont, and many more.

Nic James landed in Dublin from Southampton many a moon ago, having been part of hip beatz act Super Dense Child. He was resident DJ for a number of seminal Dublin club nights, such as Monkey Tennis, Nylon, followed by POGO at the POD, and latterly Toe Jam at The Bernard Shaw. Lured out of semi-retirement, this is a rare opportunity to hear Mr. James in action.

Check out updates on our event page


Film Socialisme—Jean-Luc Godard

Curated by Cliona Harmey

6.30pm / Tuesday 20 May 2014
Irish Film Institute – 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin

Film Socialisme by Jean-Luc Godard. 102 minutes, France, 2010, Colour, DCP
Godard takes an experimental approach to narrative, montage, screen text, editing and digital formats in this epic three part film. Starting on board the ill-fated cruise ship Concordia, and moving across multiple locations, Film Socialisme explores themes such as globalisation, history, war, culture, and circulation of capital (gold).  It also sees Godard, as James S Williams describes, ‘on the offensive with a violent experimental drive and urgency’. The film has a strong engagement with cinema's photographic legacy, the physical camera apparatus, and the play between still and moving image. Curated by artist and lecturer Cliona Harmey, this screening takes place in conjunction with the EFC and her recent exhibition ‘Troposphere’ at Pallas Projects.

Book Tickets

The EFC is a curated screening event conceived as a forum for diverse artistic and experimental film works. For more details see Experimental Film Club


Future Generation Art Prize—2014

Pallas Projects/Studios has been selected to be a partner once again for the Future Generation Art Prize 2014.

The Future Generation Art Prize established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in 2009 is a worldwide contemporary art prize to discover, recognize and give long-term support to a future generation of artists. The Prize is a major contribution to the open participation of younger artists in the dynamic cultural development of societies in global transition.

The Prize is an innovative new international award for artists up to 35 years of age, investing in the artistic development and new production of works. Awarded through a competition, judged by a distinguished jury, it is founded on the idea of generosity, a network of outstanding patron artists and institutional partners, and a highly democratic application procedure.

The Main Prize will be awarded to one artist who will receive the amount of US$ 100,000 from the international jury in the context of an exhibition. The Prize will be split in US$ 60,000 in cash and US$ 40,000 for the investment of new work production.

Online applications run until April 12, 2014

Click here to apply or for more info


  • Dennis McNulty, A cloud of soft equations, 2014


Dennis McNulty – A cloud of soft equations

Venue: former Pathology Department of UCD, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin, Ireland

Tickets are free but spaces are limited, click here to book*

A cloud of soft equations is the most recent manifestation of an evolving work by Dennis McNulty, which has its genesis in The Eyes of Ayn Rand, a piece he produced for Performa 11. In early 2013 the performance was reconfigured for the Scriptings Showroom in Berlin and re-named The face of something new. This incarnation, its third, will temporarily inhabit the warren of buildings, which was formerly the UCD campus, at the rear of the National Concert Hall on Earlsfort Terrace in Dublin.

In A cloud of soft equations, a sequence of physical spaces are overlaid with texts of various kinds, to produce a tension between a physically experienced spatial narrative and an evolving set of linguistic, spatial and technological associations.

Produced with the support of Pallas Projects/Studios, Irish Architecture Foundation and The Arts Council of Ireland.

*PLEASE NOTE: this event will take place in the former Pathology Department of UCD, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin. Guests are requested to meet in the foyer of the National Concert Hall at 6pm sharp. There can be no late admissions.

A cloud of soft equations is part of the exhibition Periodical Review #3 at Pallas Projects/Studios. Not a group exhibition per se, Periodical Review is a discursive action, with the gallery as a magazine-like layout of images that speak (the field talking to itself). Each year PP/S invite two peers – artists, writers, educators, curators – to review and subsequently nominate a number of art practices, which will be selected via an editorial meeting. Such a review-type exhibition within Irish art practice acts to revisit, be a reminder, a critical appraisal and consolidation of ideas and knowledge within the field of contemporary Irish art.

Dennis McNulty's work is generated through an investigation of embodied knowledge in relation to other forms of knowledge, often in the context of the built environment. Beginning with detailed research of various kinds, and informed by his studies in psychoacoustics, the works often take hybrid forms, drawing on aspects of cinema, sculpture, sound and performance.

Recent solo projects include INTERZONE, The Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio (2013); A Stew of Universals, ZKU - Zentrum fur Kunst and Urbanistik, Berlin (2013); The Face of Something New, Scriptings, Berlin (2013); PRECAST, Preston's Road roundabout and Robin Hood Gardens Estate, Blackwall, East London (2012); Some feeling of living in today, Jerusalem Project (2012); and Another Construction, Irish Museum of Modern Art (2011).

In 2004 McNulty represented Ireland at the São Paulo Bienal. In 2012 a monograph entitled Obscure Flows Boil Underneath was published by IMMA Associated Press.

He is represented by Green On Red, Dublin.



Afterlife – Festival De Los Muertos (Festival Of The Dead)

A three day festival of art, music, food and Death!

Opening: 6–8pm, Halloween Thursday, 31th October

Party: 9pm–Late – Day of the Dead, Saturday, 2nd of November (All Souls Day)*

Exhibition: 12–6 Friday–Saturday

Afterlife – Festival De Los Muertos (Festival Of The Dead) is a cultural event and exhibition organised by Pallas Projects/Studios in collaboration with Mexican and Irish artists, friend collaborators, and the wider public. It features Julian Becerra, Peter Burns, Margaret Corcoran, Mark Cullen, Gabhainn Dunne, Stephen Dunne, David Eager Maher, Ana Lopez, Gabriela Leon, Karla Mayoleytte, Nevan Lahart, Gillian Lawler, Breda Lynch, Ronan McCall, Alan Phelan, Jim Ricks, Eimear Tynan and Gráinne Tynan, Kathy Tynan, amongst others. The event embraces traditional Mexican Dia De Los Muertos festivities while juxtaposing contemporary artistic perspectives with the central theme of Honouring Life and Celebrating the Dead. 

Traditionally, Day of the Dead festivals have been celebrated by Mexicans for thousands of years by lighting candles to illuminate the way for beloved relatives who have passed away. The 
ritual is a calling to these passed relatives who are invited to come and stay over night and celebrate by remembering what was once their life among the living. As it is often believed, the dead come back to life to celebrate this special day among the living and like the Irish, Mexicans love to congregate among friends and will conceive a party at any moment, and yes, even for and with the dead.

And so, think about someone that has passed, someone that you would like to honour and celebrate with during this event, and join us! You are officially invited to this exciting and unique cultural experience that marries life and death, Samhain, Halloween, Mexican Day of the Dead and All Saints Day in a fancy dress festival honouring life and celebrating those how have passed.

*€10 Donation for Saturday event, all other events free


Running in the Hall 2

Will St. Leger (Mother / Phantom) / Niamh McCann (Orange) / DJ More Moore More aka Padraic E. Moore / Anne Maree Barry / DJ Whitelightning aka Mark Cullen

PP/S in association with Totally Dublin present a night of sound and vision.

Outdoor visuals by Kept. Indoor visuals by Alan Butler.
9pm–late, Saturday 13th July 2013.
€10 entry. Hot dog BBQ (incl. vegan sausages by Dee’s), refreshments & BYOB.

All funds raised go towards the Pallas Projects exhibitions programme. Check website and facebook for location, details and updates.

Pallas Projects/Studios
115–117 The Coombe
Dublin 8

Supported by Dees.ie, Conor & David.


Visit 2013 Open Studio Day at PP/S

Saturday 11 May, 12–6pm

In Dublin City, artist’s studios old and new exist in a variety of buildings including industrial warehouses, Georgian buildings, converted stables and former shop units. You might not be aware that the building on the corner or down the road from your house is actually a hub of artistic activity. If you have ever been curious about what goes on inside an artists studios, Visit 2013 is your chance to find out!

Visit 2013, is a weekend event which will see artist’s studios all over Dublin city opening their doors to the public. PP/S is home to 18 artists' studios and Visit invites you to enter these usually private spaces, talk to the artists and see their work first hand. If you have ever been curious about what goes on inside an artists studios, Visit 2013 is your chance to find out! PP/S opens it's doors on Saturday from 12–6, more details below.




Project Space at PP/S – May/June

A series of short-run artist-initiated projects, performances & events

The Project Space at PP/S is an open, accessible and versatile space that bridges studio and exhibition practice. It features throughout the year, internally-curated long-run projects, talks and events, alongside short-run artist-initiated projects, workshops, performances or large-scale studio use.
The Project Space is intended to allow access for individuals and groups working at a high standard within contemporary visual art and like-minded fields, to experiment with presenting their work and engage with audiences; to work in the context of a space with a dedicated tradition – ongoing over a seventeen year period – towards do-it-yourself initiatives and the professional development of emerging artists.


23 May–01 June
powerS +  √ roots
Dave Madigan and Meadhbh O’Connor

powerS +  √ roots is the second exhibition informed by a longstanding dialogue between artists Dave Madigan and Meadhbh O’Connor. In this second phase, the two artists explore their interests in networks and energy systems, both natural and man-made.

Both working through large-scale sculptural installation, Dave imitates a child’s view of technology by representing objects and ideas through play situations; while Meadhbh, working with plant biologist Dr. Tamara Hochstrasser, explores aspects of competition and symbiosis in biological networks by use of the material remnants from such processes.
Opening Wednesday May 22 at 6–8pm
Open 23rd May–1st June, Thursday–Saturday, 12–6pm


08–12 May
Body Drawings

Paola Catizone

This work is born of experimentation with drawing as an embodied practice. Movement, energy and the kinesthetic sense were engaged in the making of large drawings and video, with accompanying music selected in conversation with DJ Nigel Wood.

Wednesday 8th – Sunday 12th, 12–6pm
With a reception
on Thursday, May 9, 6–8pm

Saturday, May 11, 2pm. A collaborative response with the artist, Fiona Quilligan and Nigel Wood.







This is not that place – Collaborative performance

Emma Haugh

Collaborative performance with Emma Haugh, Moira Brady Averill, Annie Gill and Kelly Shatter of Goose

Sunday 28th April

2pm sharp–3.30pm 

Exhibition open Saturday 12–6pm and finishes Sunday 28th after the performance

This is not that place is a point of slippage, a fragmentary archive of queer knowledge and intimacy, gathered together through random, instinctive 

encounters and processes of relational otherness. Photographs, texts and interventions straddle spheres of lived experience and the imagination. 

Generated via compulsive collaboration, conversation and improvisation - form is pliant - from installation to web to print based media and ephemera. Driven by something yet unknown this is not that place suggests presence, something other that is simultaneously recognizable and strange. 

Using the language of cultural histories - the archive, biography, photographic portraiture, descriptive accounts and interviews the collected objects offer something that might be missing or lost. Playing with tropes of mythology, iconography and engaging with the aesthetics of club culture this is not that place opens out to a liminal eroticism that wishes itself into existence via the limitations of imagination and desire.





Cian Nugent & The Cosmos

A perfomance as a part of First Awake Moment

As a part of First Awake Moment, a show by Ingrid Lyons, Lesley Ann O’Connell and Kathy Tynan, Cian Nugent & The Cosmos are playing in PP/S on April 20th.

Doors at 8.30, performance begins at 9pm, event concludes at 10.30


Cian Nugent & The Cosmos are the full electric band that has developed from Cian Nugent's solo guitar playing over the past few years with David Lacey, Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh (who both played on Cian's debut album Doubles), Conor Lumsden and Brendan Jenkinson. New material shows the added influence to Cian's wandering guitar playing of the eternal flow of transnational desert blues, psychedelic thoughts on rock, feeling fine, jazz ambitions, and the campaign to leagalise jamming.

Cian's debut studio album Doubles came out in June 2011 on US label VHF after an EP in 2007 and a live album, Childhood Christian Lies and Slaughter in 2008. And 7" Grass Above My Head b/w My War Blues followed in May 2012. A new 7" Hire Purchase is due in April on Matador Records subscription series Singles Going Home Alone, the debut release by Cian Nugent & The Cosmos.

"Cian Nugent's album is a deep pass through some of the most visionary
music of the 20th Century threaded together with maximum grace" - Jon
Dale, Uncut 9/10 rating.

"Nugent's already mastered dynamics tone and articulation. He
introduces each new melody or change of emotional tenor at precisely
the right moment to keep you on the edge with him, and his tunes are
sturdy and lovely things [...] Mighty good." -- Bill Meyer, The Wire

"Nugent smartly focuses on developing a pair of immersive environments
that are continuously compelling for more than 20 minutes at a time.
He nails it.” -- Grayson Currin, Pitchfork, 7.7 rating


6 euros, BYOB

  • Conall Kelleher, A Light Drift
  • Emma Haugh, This is not that place
  • Ingrid Lyons


Project Space at PP/S – April/May

A series of short-run artist-initiated projects, performances & events

The Project Space at PP/S is an open, accessible and versatile space that bridges studio and exhibition practice. It features throughout the year, internally-curated long-run projects, talks and events, alongside short-run artist-initiated projects, workshops, performances or large-scale studio use.
The Project Space is intended to allow access for individuals and groups working at a high standard within contemporary visual art and like-minded fields, to experiment with presenting their work and engage with audiences; to work in the context of a space with a dedicated tradition – ongoing over a seventeen year period – towards do-it-yourself initiatives and the professional development of emerging artists.


A Light Drift
Conall Kelleher

Conall Kelleher is interested in constructing his own visual manual on self help and spiritual guidance. A personal and fictional telling of “directionlessness” and guidance through nature; astrology being a prominent component of this. His ideas are conveyed through various mediums, including video, animation and painting.

Thursday, 2 May 18, 6-8pm




This is not that place
Emma Haugh

This is not that place is a point of slippage, a fragmentary archive of queer knowledge and intimacy, gathered together through random, instinctive, encounters and processes of relational otherness. 
A series of downloadable texts and a schedule of related events and collaborative interventions will be posted on the artists website.

Thursday, April 25, 6-8pm




First Awake Moment
Ingrid Lyons, Lesley Ann O’Connell, Kathy Tynan

First Awake Moment documents a period in time in which Ingrid Lyons, Lesley Ann O’Connell, and Kathy Tynan have been independently focusing on and developing their painting and drawing practices.
This exhibition acts as a pause for contemplation and recognition of the past year and reflects on things learned, forgotten, lost, and discovered.

Thursday, April 18, 6-8pm

Group discussion on the exhibition
Friday, April 19, 6pm





ROTATOR: Performances/events

Ruth Clinton & Niamh Moriarty

Performances and responses are scheduled to take place in and around the gallery and the artists’ studio at Pallas Projects/Studios. Please see details below, and follow this link to book for the screennings and Full Moon performance (no booking necessary for the tour on the 22nd).


08/03 & 15/03: A selection of short archival documentary films will be screened in the artists' studio from 7pm. 

A Stranger's Notebook on Dublin (1966) 23'00". Directed by Chris Malkeiwicz: Impressions of Dublin in the 1960s, including St. Patrick's Cathedral, Marsh's Library, the river Liffy and the crypts in St. Michan's Church. Narrated by Aidan Grennell.

Fishambles (1981) 16'23". Produced and directed by Thaddeus Breen; written by Mark Clinton: Silent film made by archaeologists working on the excavation of the Viking site at Wood Quay and Fishamble Street, Dublin.

Poddle culvert footage (2012) 10'00". Courtesy of Dublin City Council Drainage Department: A tour of a section of the River Poddle as it flows beneath the city.

A Walk Along the Poddle (1975) 21'16" Filmed and directed by Gerard O'Kelly: A short film following a young girl as she walks the course of The River Poddle, from the foothills of the Dublin Mountains to Wellington Quay where it meets the River Liffey

22/03: Michael O' Rourke, philosopher and co-founder of the Dublin Unit for Speculative Thought and Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, English professor and Director of Medieval and Early Modern Studies at the George Washington University will discuss ROTATOR in relation to aspects of their own work. This will take the form of a tour, led collaboratively with the artists. Begins at 7pm.

27/03: A performance scheduled to coincide with the full moon, details to become clear on the night. There will be a limited number able to participate, for that reason please apply via the booking link, the audience will be chosen by lottery. Performance starts at 9pm.



ROTATOR late opening Thursday 7th March – until 8pm

Ruth Clinton & Niamh Moriarty

To conincide with First Thursdays, PP/S will have extended opening hours on the 7th until 8pm. See Temple Bar Cultural Trust for more info.

First Thursdays Dublin is a Temple Bar Cultural Trust initiative that brings together art galleries, cultural and creative spaces on the first Thursday of every month – by sharing the same late-night opening times.

First Thursdays Dublin (FTD) happens on the first Thursday of every month. Opening hours are extended from 6 – 8pm in a number of galleries. Please note: this list changes every month for First Thursdays! It offers you an extra opportunity to visit exhibitions, attend cultural events and experience some light-night culture. It is our way of experiencing a taste of Culture Night on a monthly basis!


  • Allan Hughes, Point of Audition, 2011


Curators’ Talk – Periodical Review #2: Dialogues on contemporary art, discourse & collaboration

Eamonn Maxwell, Pádraic E. Moore, Gavin Murphy & Mark Cullen with Katherine Waugh

Pallas Projects/Studios presents a panel discussion in response to the current exhibition Periodical Review. The exhibition, structured as an editorial review with a critical and discursive position, is a unique, yearly survey of Irish contemporary art practices, that looks at commercial gallery shows, museum exhibitions, artist-led and independent projects and curatorial practices. The panel, chaired by Katherine Waugh and featuring the exhibition’s four curators, will discuss work from around the country, hoping to elucidate dialogues and movements, parallels and divergence within Irish contemporary art practice. They will discuss too the role of discourse, collaboration, improvisation and generosity – from independent initiatives through to individual practitioners and to the museum – and how institutions negotiate and support the interaction and dialogue between established and emerging generations of artists.


Katherine Waugh is a writer and filmmaker living in Galway. She co-directed The Art of Time, a film on the complex temporalities in contemporary art, film and architecture, which has shown internationally in galleries and Film Festivals in New York, Paris, London and most recently in IMMA and Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane as part of Sleepwalkers. In 2012 she curated and moderated a symposium for the AV International Arts Festival in Newcastle based on its theme As Slow As Possible (after John Cage) and programmed a series of films for IMMA where she also gave a talk on Time in Contemporary Art and Film. She has written essays for artists’ books and catalogues nationally and internationally, and a recent film installation project – A Laboratory of Perpetual Flux – was shown as part of eva International curated by Annie Fletcher. She is currently engaged in curatorial research with Goldsmiths College London.


Eamonn Maxwell trained at Camberwell College of Arts and City University, London. From 2004 – 2009 he was the inaugural University Curator at University of the Arts, London. During his tenure he worked with many international and emerging artists. He was the Curator of the Irish Pavilion at 54th Venice Biennale. Since 2009 he has been Director of Lismore Castle Arts.


Pádraic E. Moore’s practice combines curatorial projects, the production of texts, public presentations and events. Moore graduated with a B.A. in History of Art & English literature from U.C.D. in 2005 and participated on Curatorlab; the postgraduate programme at Konstfack, Stockholm in 2011. Moore was invited curator in residence at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin, Italy in 2011 and participated on a curatorial residency at the Israeli Centre for Digital Art in March 2012.


Pallas Projects/Studios is a not-for-profit initiative, active for over fifteen years in Dublin’s city centre and run by artists Mark Cullen & Gavin Murphy. Pallas Projects continues to collaborate with peers to engage and develop current Irish contemporary art, through a continued commitment to solo projects by Irish and international artists, alongside occasional thematic group exhibitions, and initiated exchanges with artists’ groups around Ireland and abroad.



Backdrops of Fiction: Artists’ talk concerning Wendy Judge’s Souvenir Views

Wendy Judge

In response to Wendy Judge's Souvenir Views: Film and animation lecturer Michael Connerty will present a visual trip (with occasional commentary) through some lunar and post-apocalyptic landscapes. Following this there will be a conversation between Jessica Foley and Wendy Judge. This conversation seeks to expand the surrounding subjects in and around the exhibition Souvenir Views.

Michael Connerty teaches film and animation history in IADT, Dun Laoghaire. He has taught on other areas of visual culture, particularly the history and theory of comics, which is where his energies are currently directed. In the past he has performed numerous roles with Darklight Film Festival, interviewing guests, and curating a number of programmes of animation and experimental cinema. He has written and performed with two of Dublin’s premiere underground rock and roll bands, Female Hercules and Moutpiece.

Jessica Foley is interested in how writing, poetry, film making and installation can be used to critically explore and engage dominant discourses and systems of communication, particularly in relation to education, art, science, engineering and technology. She is interested in developing ways to bring people together to reconsider ideas, words, customs, objects, or whatever, that have become a little bit rigid, a little bit disabling. She is in the second year of PhD research at CTVR/the telecommunications research centre, Trinity College Dublin, where she is studying the early films of Charles and Ray Eames (1950-60) and bringing this research to bear upon my own situated engagement with the ongoing telecommunications research at CTVR. The intention of her research is to come to better terms with concepts, structures, encounters with and realities of communication through generating reciprocal encounters between the fields of art and engineering, where she considers art and engineering both as ways of writing the world.

Wendy Judge is an artist based in Dublin. Solo projects include Great Works at Goethe-Institut Dublin in 2008 and Works of the World United, Thisisnotashop, Dublin in 2009. She has exhibited in group exhibitions such as Dublin Contemporary 2011, and ‘Last’ at Douglas Hyde Gallery, 2012, and was one of a group of artists that represented Thisisnotashop, at the Festival of Independents - No Soul for Sale, New York, 2009, and at Tate Modern, London, 2010. She has been part of Difference Engine since 2009, a group of autonomous artists with exhibitions at Soma, Waterford ,Wexford Arts Centre, CSV in New York, The Substation with Black Mariah/Triskle in Cork, and  Cake Contemporary, Kildare and forthcoming at the Oriel Myrddin Gallery in Wales 2013.

Souvenir Views is the first of an ongoing series of exhibitions in the new Pallas Projects/Studios at The Coombe, where invited artists are afforded an extended preparatory period, allowing them to attempt a leap, to consider, experiment and test the relationship between studio and exhibition practice. Wendy worked on-site utilising the gallery space with a lead in time of one month.



Culture Night at Pallas Projects

Bertille Bak (FR), Andy Cahill (US), Johannes DeYoung (US), E.S.P. TV (NYC), Kakyoung Lee  (KR/US), Marinella Senatore (IT), Josephine Turalba (PH)

Join us on Culture night to see our current exhibition, curated by Paul Murnaghan as an outcome of his residency at ISCP in New York.

In the summer of 2011 Paul Murnaghan found himself embedded – while a resident artist at the International Studio & Curatorial Program – in deepest Bushwick, New York (Bushwick being the up–and–coming Brooklyn neighborhood next to Williamsburg where artists currently migrate to for all the usual reasons). Whilst working on a project with Brooklyn teenagers, he was contacted by PP/S with an open remit to form an exhibition upon return. Murnaghan began collecting video works that in some way reflect the diverse positions of the indigenous and transient artists occupying the same space at one specific moment in time.

Each of the artists within this exhibition directs their lens towards a multitude of purposes, while their thoughts are refracted through existence within a global metropolis. In doing so they construct second memory, subvert tradition, entice collaboration, form fragile communities, consider and illuminate individual perspectives. In short they make a ‘here’ for us to view within the vastly over–documented city that is New York. Whilst location is the surface connection between these works, with time and format as cohesive elements, the primary connective is the individual approach to practice, the variance between subject matter, psychologies and methodologies that attempt to articulate an ontological sense of place.

Culture Night


E.S.P. TV at PP/S

Last Days of 1984, Jinx Lennon, Valerie Francis, Bloodyends, Gretta Gunn, Gar Cox, Smilin’ Kanker, Fergus Byrne, Interviews with Alan Lambert director of T.E.O.T.E.I.M.H and Campbell & McGowan of Loitering Theatre/Drones, short selection from Alan Butler, Darklight selection & interviews, and special guest host Big Chief Random Chaos

All recorded live for broadcast on NYC TV

Watch now

As part of the exhibition Were is the here if the here is in there? Scott Kiernan and Victoria Keddie of E.S.P. TV have been invited to produce one of their renowned analogue TV shows at Pallas Projects/Studios. This episode will consider the E.S.P. TV ethos within our increasingly digital existence. There will also be contributions from several bands, artists, performers and electronic manipulators.

E.S.P. TV is a nomadic showcase of primarily NYC-based experimental music, video art and performance formed out of Louis V.E.S.P. Episodes are taped in a variety show format with rotating guest hosts in front of a live audience. The process involves live green-screening, signal manipulation and analog video mixing. The entire night is recorded to VHS and edited into half hour episodes for airing on cable TV in New York City.

Previous episodes have been taped in various locations including Present Company, The Schoolhouse, 285 Kent and Roulette (Brooklyn, NY), Liminal Space (Oakland), Queens Nails Projects (San Francisco), Millennium Film Workshop (New York City) as a part of INDEX Festival, and General Public (Berlin).

Admission is €10
Limited tickets available on the night

Pre-bookings taken at info@pallasprojects.org

For more on E.S.P. TV see: www.esptvnyc.com/


Running in the Hall

Gretta Gunn, Swords, Nanu Nanu, Ilex, Dive Bar Songs For Dive Bar People & guest DJs

Please join us on Saturday 26th May to celebrate the launch of our new studios & project space, featuring bands & DJs in our indoor space, BBQ in our secluded outdoor area.
Visual treats by Alan Butler and John Buckley
BBQ, refreshments & BYOB
Fine beers by Against the Grain
Kids free/welcome until 9pm*

10 Euro entry. All funds raised go towards the Pallas Projects exhibitions programme.

Check website and facebook for details and updates

*Parents and children are encouraged to come and support from 6.30–9pm. Kids come free! w/ hot-dogs included

  • Box- file, Goethe Institut library, Dublin


Alex Martinis Roe at The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne / Bibiliothekswohnung, Berlin

Alex Martinis Roe

Alex Martinis Roe’s series Genealogies; Frameworks for Exchange – first developed for her show at Pallas Projects – is to feature in the exhibition ‘Post-planning’ at The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, and concurrently for the solo exhibition Collective Biographies at Bibiliothekswohnung, Berlin. The works attend to Martinis Roe’s concerns with the performative efficacy of art and facilitating feminist relations both within the art encounter and its historicization. Her assertion that the effect of conventional spatio-temporal orientations between not only speakers and listeners, but also writers and readers/artworks and audiences is in need of analysis is informed by textual and personal encounters with Belgian feminist philosopher and psychoanalyst Luce Irigaray.

Curated by Bala Starr, ‘Post-planning’ refers to the unplannable, to doing away with preconceived ideas and starting something before you know where it finishes. The term comes from architecture and urbanism, but has more recently been used as an idea within curatorial practice. Hybrid terms like this suggest a way of crossing between disciplines, between straight lines.

Collective Biographies, curated by Anna-Catharina Gebbers, presents works from her recent projects including Genealogies; Frameworks for Exchange (2011 and ongoing), which looks at female authorial genealogies and ways to reimagine the future of feminism by acknowledging and engaging with its history. One part of this project has been to facilitate conversations between different generations of female, feminist and feminine cultural producers.

The Ian Potter Museum of Art
Anna-Catharina Gebbers | Bibliothekswohnung


The Future Generation Art Prize 2012

The Future Generation Art Prize is an innovative new international award for artists up to 35 years of age, investing in the artistic development and new production of works. Awarded through a competition, judged by a distinguished jury, the Prize is founded on the idea of generosity, a network of outstanding patron artists and institutional partners, and a highly democratic application procedure.

The 2012 application is open until 16 April 2012 – Apply online here

Representing Ireland, Pallas Projects are one of 50 Partner Platforms representing more than 38 countries who are supporting the application process and the Prize in 2012. PP/S will also nominate four artists who go directly to selection. The Future Generation Art Prize has extended its global network and range to involve artists from different regions around the world, especially reaching growing regions such as South America, Australia, Africa and Oceania.

View the Launch Conference here.