• Sibyl Montague, Pilot dreams, 2016


Artist-Initiated Projects—2018

David Lunny, 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

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

Programme info:

Exhibitions will run Thurs–Sat for 2 weeks, with openings taking place on the first Thursday evening. Exhibition dates:

05/04/18—14/04/18 David Lunny
19/04/18—28/04/18 Austin Hearne
17/05/18—26/05/18 Roisin Lewis
31/05/18—09/06/18 Salvatore of Lucan
14/06/18—23/06/18 Emma McKeagney
28/06/18—07/07/18 Miguel Martin & Jennifer Mehigan

09/08/18—18/08/18 Robert Dunne
23/08/18—01/09/18 Marc Guinan
06/09/18—15/09/18 Sibyl Montague
20/09/18—29/09/18 Ella Bertilsson & Ulla Juske
25/10/18—03/11/18 Ann Ensor & Louisa Casas
08/11/18—17/11/18 Ann Maria Healy

Pallas Projects/Studios is one of Ireland's longest running artist-run spaces, with a dedicated tradition over 22 years towards the professional development of artists in a peer-led, supportive environment, 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 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.

Image: Sibyl Montague, Pilot dreams, 2016
Orange Soft Drink, 2 ltr, bamboo, plaster
Dimensions: 35 x 228.6 cm
(Photo: Kasia Kaminska)