• Leah O'Reilly. Image courtesy of the artist.
  • Ally McGrath. Image courtesy of the artist.
  • Kate Lafferty. Image courtesy of the artist.
  • Aoife Mc Donnell. Image courtesy of the artist.
  • Karoline Osaland. Image courtesy of the artist.


Common Thread—NCAD 2nd Year Textile Art and Artefact students

Ally McGrath, Aoife Mc Donnell, Karoline Osaland, Kate Lafferty, Leah O’Reilly

Exhibition preview: 6-8pm Wednesday 1st May 2019
Exhibition continues: Thursday 2nd May & Friday 3rd May 12-6pm, Saturday 4th May 10-4pm

Common Thread is an accumulation and visual presentation of thoughts and ideas beginning to form through the various styles and processes that Textile Art and Artefact allows for. Unlike many other group exhibitions, the artists involved have not worked to a collective theme but are instead tied together by their use of textiles and textile art processes. This leaves much space in which ideas can form organically through each artist’s practice independent of each other but containing a common thread.

The span of themes and ideas present in this exhibition is widely varied. Work by Ally McGrath focuses on contrasts between patient repetition through mark making and the instant gratification and lack of concentration that extensive overuse of smartphones can induce. While work by Leah O'Reilly explores modern taxidermy with focus on the display of such "trophies" and a keen interest in the colour and pattern variants present in animals. The work of Karolina Osaland looks at the theme of modern technologies and artificial intelligence through the lens of traditional textile techniques. Kate Lafferty’s work explores ideas of cultural identity and evokes questions of how we value different cultures in an age of global migration. Aoife Mc Donnell’s work takes inspiration from natural forms and structures to give a new lease of life to used, emptied materials.

Common Thread presents a view of the current ideas and processes being explored and considered by these 2ND Year TAA students as they discover and begin to shape what will be an ever changing and growing practice. Such an experience also affording them the opportunity to not only show but discuss such work.

  • Aideen Farrell, Showroom (2019). Installation shot, Arts Centre, Castlebar.
  • Photography: Vera Ryklova ©2019
  • Aideen Farrell—A Weight of Windows (2019). Artist talk at PP/S.
  • Photography: Vera Ryklova ©2019
  • Aideen Farrell—A Weight of Windows (2019). Artist talk at PP/S.


Artist Talk—Aideen Farrell

Time: 5.00pm Thursday 18th April 2019

Venue: Pallas Projects/Studios

Admission free - All welcome - No booking required


Artist Aideen Farrell will give a talk on the materials, sources, and ideas contained within her current exhibition A Weight of Windows we are showing at Pallas until the 20th April 2019. The artist talk will be followed by Q & A, giving room for questions about the work throughout.

A Weight of Windows is an installation of fleeting urban forms; signs, banners, curtains, windows, and bollards. Objects and structures in this exhibition act as blocks in space, modular pieces of construction, and plans or models. This exhibition examines temporary and makeshift ways of claiming space. It attempts to fossilise these forms and examine the artist's own urge to build, arrange and demarcate spaces.

Aideen Farrell is a Dublin based installation artist. She is graduate of the National College of Art and Design with a degree in Fine Art Painting and Visual Culture. Upon graduating in 2017 she was awarded the Fire Station Graduate Sculpture Award and highly commended in the Visual arts category of the Undergraduate Awards. She recently completed a residency with Dublin City Arts Office at St Patrick’s Lodge. Exhibitions include Showroom, a solo show at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar, and Symbiosis, recent graduate show at the Catalyst Arts Centre in Belfast. 

  • Celina Muldoon,Abe Neihum for Live Collision, Live Installation Performance (2018).
  • Photography: Vera Ryklova ©2019
  • Celina Muldoon, SIRENS, 2019. Live performance, Thursday 14-03-19.
  • Photography: Vera Ryklova ©2019
  • Celina Muldoon, SIRENS, 2019. Live performance, Thursday 14-03-19.
  • Photography: Vera Ryklova ©2019
  • Celina Muldoon, SIRENS, 2019. Live performance, Thursday 14-03-19.


Live Performance: Celina Muldoon—SIRENS

Time: 7pm Thursday 14th March & 7.30pm Saturday 30th March

Duration: approx. 30 minutes

Venue: Pallas Projects/Studios

Free event - All welcome - No booking required

Artist Celina Muldoon executes two live performances to accompany her exhibition SIRENS. The first performance takes place at the opening reception and the second on the last day of the exhibition. 

Celina Muldoon is an artist based in North West Ireland. Graduating with a First Class Honours degree in Fine Art, I.T. Sligo in 2014, with work in their permanent collection. Muldoon completed  an MFA in Sculpture from N.C.A.D. in 2016. Her graduate work 'We are in cahoots...You and I' was selected  for Mobius (Boston) int. performance festival 2017 and Craw festival Berlin 2018. She has exhibited in TBG&S, The Complex, waveparticle and Celine gallery, Glasgow and Project Arts Centre Dublin. Residencies include  MART and the Tyrone  Guthrie Centre. She has been awarded the Next Generation Bursary award, The Artist in the community scheme award and a residency in Cowhouse studios in partnership with The Mothership Project in November 2018 and the prestigious Temple Bar Gallery and Studio Project Studio Award 2019. Current research projects include a collaborative performance and  film culminating in a major exhibition in 2020. The debut of this project took place as part of Periodical Review #8 in Pallas Projects/Studios Dublin. www.celinamuldoon.com

  • New PP/S Assistant Curator/Programme Producer Eve Woods


Pallas Projects/Studios Announce New Assistant Curator / Programme Producer

Pallas Projects/Studios is pleased to announce that Eve Woods has been appointed as our new Assistant Curator & Programme Producer.

Eve is a visual artist and curator based in Dublin City. Her practice investigates the human condition with a focus on belief systems and their mediation through the internet.

Notable projects include Nasty Women Dublin which she produced for PP/S in 2017. She has previously worked in Green On Red Gallery, Dublin (2017–2018) & in PP/S in the roles of Gallery Assistant for Projects & Administration, and Visual Communication Manager between 2016–2017. She also works assisting artists in managing large scale exhibitions, commissions & applications and as an art teaching assistant.

Eve holds an MA in Visual Arts Practices from IADT, BSc. Digital Technology & Design from DIT and BA. in Fine Art Painting from GMIT.

Her work has been included in: ‘Smile’ (solo as part of PP/S Artist-Initiated Projects 2017), F.Festival Gallery 2017, PP/S 20 Year Anniversary Benefit Auction, Peachy Dublin, Artists Among Us, Group of Writing People Zine, ‘Temporary Sights’ curated by Siobhan Mooney, MART Gallery (2014) & RDS Visual Art Awards (2012).

  • Photography: Kasia Kaminska ©2018
  • Periodical Review #7—PPS V RGKSKSRG. Installation view.


Job Opportunity—Gallery and Facility Technical Assistant (CE Scheme)

Role description

The Community Employee will gain practical experience in how Pallas Projects/Studios, which is an Artist-Run Organisation in The Liberties, is run. This will involve first-hand interactions with artists and the curator/directors in preparing exhibitions as part of the gallery programme.

The role will involve the Community Employee in all aspects of providing technical assistance to the exhibitions programme, meeting artists, helping artists realise their installations, managing the facility storerooms and providing technical assistance to the building.

Programme Support Duties 19.5 hours

  • Installation: Tuesday – Wednesday, 14 hours
  • 4.5 hours of personal development. 
Gallery open 12- 6.
  • Meeting artists and discussing their installation needs.
Installation support when required in advance of exhibition openings.
 Attendance at special events.


Keeping the storerooms in good condition. Designing a new system of storage.

General Support

Assist in general upkeep of the gallery and kitchen. This requires light regular cleaning in the kitchen and mopping the gallery prior to the exhibition openings – this work is shared by Pallas staff.

Learner Outcomes

The Community Employee will receive formal/informal training in the following: on safe handling of power tools and uses of ladders, other training is possible as required according to the specific interests of the candidate.  On completion, the intern will have attained and honed their skills in exhibition installation making. They will also receive direct experience in the day to day operational activities of Pallas Projects.

Skills Requirements

The Community Employee should be interested in arts and culture-in particular contemporary art. They must be motivated and enthusiastic and be able to take the initiative when necessary. The candidate will need to be highly motivated and tenacious. The successful Community Employee will be somebody who is aware of Pallas Projects activities and who has an understanding of what an artist-run space is. Please research this requirement before applying.

Mentoring Structure

The Community Employee will join a team that includes both directors and the assistant curator who are all well versed in the technical aspects of the job and will be able to give advice and guidance throughout the employment.

How to Apply:

Please note this scheme is being provided by The Mercy Family Centre and as such applicants should send a LETTER OF INTEREST as a PDF attachment explaining why they are suitable for this position with a CV/biog emailed to: cescheme@mercyfamilycentre.com and cc-ed to info@pallasprojects.org with PALLAS CE SCHEME APPLICATION in the subject line. Please be informed about Pallas Projects/Studios and what artist-run spaces are before applying. www.pallasprojects.org

Application Deadline: 6th of February 2019


Pallas Projects/Studios:

Pallas Projects/Studios (PP/S) is a not-for-profit, artist-led organisation directed by Mark Cullen and Gavin Murphy, active for 22 years in Dublin’s city centre. PP/S has been at the forefront of a particular brand of DIY methodology, consistently contributing to what is now a vibrant, confident art scene in Dublin. The organisation has been directly implicated in inner-city regeneration in its previous locations, subscribing to the ethos that art plays a key element in the promotion of civic and cultural vibrancy in the neighbourhood where it is made.

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