09/10/19—20/11/19

Open Call: Artist-Initiated Projects 2020 at PP/S

Pallas Projects/Studios' Artist-Initiated Projects, is an Arts Council funded, open-submission, annual gallery programme that is highly accessible to artists, presented in the context of an established gallery space with a dedicated tradition towards the development of artists in a peer-led, supportive environment. Its focus is on early/mid 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. A relatively short turnaround time of 3–9 months, allows the programme to be responsive, reflect what artists are currently making, and encourages experimentation and risk-taking.

Submissions from visual artists are now sought via open call for up to 10 x 3-week exhibitions, between March–November 2020. Solo, 2-person, collaborative and group exhibitions will be considered, and we welcome projects/bodies of work that are completed/near completion, or work in progress with clearly expressed outcomes, across all contemporary visual art forms. This programme of self-directed projects will receive an artists fee/production budget, publicity, invigilation and other supports. Artists are also asked to include in their proposal an outreach aspect which considers different audiences/communities of interest, such as but not limited to: events, workshops, talks, performances, and accompanying texts. Gallery visits by colleges and local schools will be arranged, and artists are assisted in aspects such as inviting curators, and documenting their work.

Pallas Projects/Studios is one of Ireland's longest running artist-run spaces, 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, partnerships, and education programmes for schools.

Pallas Projects/Studios is funded by The Arts Council.

 

Submissions are free, and guidelines and submission forms are now available from our website.

Deadline for submissions is Wednesday 20th November 2019 at 5pm.

 

What the artist gets:

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

All rental and associate gallery costs paid, insurance, invigilation, printed and online ads, publicity and sponsored social media posts, professional documentation, talk fees, 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 2020

including the following:

For individuals: 1 x Word Document/PDF including: maximum 1 page of text outlining your proposal including a proposed event/outreach aspect; 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 including a proposed event/outreach aspect; 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 visual 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, and with a focus on emerging and underrepresented artists. This model is an alternative to the normal institutional/commercial model, where the process of studio visit to exhibition can take several years. 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.

See 2019 Programme here

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.

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.


  • Photography: Vera Ryklova, 2019.
  • Kerry Guinan—Our Celestial Sphere, 2019. A guided tour by the artist.
  • Photography: Vera Ryklova, 2019.
  • Kerry Guinan—Our Celestial Sphere, 2019. A guided tour by the artist.

20/09/19—20/09/19

WRAP UP IN CULTURE—Culture Night 2019 at Pallas

Kerry Guinan—Our Celestial Sphere

On Friday 20th September 2019
Open late, 5 – 9pm

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Drop into the gallery for an evening viewing of Our Celestial Sphere by Kerry Guinan.
Giving guided tours, the artist will discuss the themes put forth by the exhibition, which establishes the art methodology of ‘relational socialist realism.’

This exhibition is part of Pallas Projects/Studios Artist-Initiated Projects programme for 2019

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Kerry Guinan is a visual artist and researcher based in Limerick and Dublin. Her site-specific interventions critique the interplay of art, place, and capital under neoliberalism. Guinan is a 2018/19 recipient of the Arts Council of Ireland’s Next Generation Award and is also currently supported by Fingal County Council. Recent projects include The Limerick Soviet Shilling Project (2019), a public intervention curated by Ciaran Nash, STALKER (2019), an international retreat with Franko B and a/political, and Presenting the Cultural Quarter (2017), a residency, intervention and exhibition with A4 Sounds, Dublin. Kerry Guinan is the curator of this year’s TULCA Festival of Visual Arts: TACTICAL MAGIC, in Galway. http://kerryguinan.art/

Culture Night 2019 online catalogue


  • Panel discussion: The Politics & Ethics of Relational Aesthetics. 2019.
  • Photography: Vera Ryklova, 2019.
  • Panel discussion: The Politics & Ethics of Relational Aesthetics, 2019.
  • Photography: Vera Ryklova, 2019.
  • Panel discussion: The Politics & Ethics of Relational Aesthetics, 2019.

26/09/19—26/09/19

Panel discussion: The Politics & Ethics of Relational Aesthetics

Kerry Guinan, Ann Ryan and Dr. Kieran Cashell

 

Time: 6pm Thursday 26th September 2019

Venue: Pallas Projects/Studios

Admission free - All welcome - No booking required

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To coincide with her solo exhibition Our Celestial Sphere, the artist Kerry Guinan will take part in a panel discussion with artist Ann Ryan, chaired by Dr. Kieran Cashell, to discuss their divergent approaches to relational art.

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For her exhibition Our Celestial Sphere, visual artist Kerry Guinan presents the art methodology ‘relational socialist realism,’ which has been a year in development with the support of the Arts Council of Ireland’s Next Generation Award 2018. Guinan is proposing relational socialist realism as a contemporary style that recognizes the economics of social relations, the socialist potential of these relations, and the manner in which capitalism obscures this potential from view. Cues from orthodox socialist realism and contemporary relational aesthetics are merged, perhaps contentiously, to offer an ideological art strategy for the 21st century. The resulting three-part series of ambitious works engages workers from across the world in an incriminating critique of globalized capitalism and the uncertain role of contemporary art within it. 

Kerry Guinan is a visual artist and researcher based in Limerick and Dublin. Her site-specific interventions critique the interplay of art, place, and capital under neoliberalism. Guinan is a 2018/19 recipient of the Arts Council of Ireland’s Next Generation Award and is also currently supported by Fingal County Council. Recent projects include The Limerick Soviet Shilling Project (2019), a public intervention curated by Ciaran Nash, STALKER (2019), an international retreat with Franko B and a/political, and Presenting the Cultural Quarter (2017), a residency, intervention and exhibition with A4 Sounds, Dublin. Kerry Guinan is the curator of this year’s TULCA Festival of Visual Arts: TACTICAL MAGIC, in Galway. http://kerryguinan.art/

Ann Ryan is a socially-engaged artist and recent graduate of MA in Social Practice and Creative Environment at the Limerick School of Art and Design, 2018. She has been an activist for over 25 years working on a variety of political and social justice campaigns. Her recent project Continue in Their Refusal involves a long term collaborative project with the Limerick Youth Service to re-imagine The Limerick Soviet for its centenary year in 2019.

Dr. Kieran Cashell lectures in Critical and Contextual Studies at Limerick School of Art and Design (LIT) and is author of Aftershock: The Ethics of Contemporary Transgressive Art (IB Tauris, 2009). He is currently completing a monograph on Richard Billingham. 

Photography: Vera Ryklova ©2019  


  • 1iing heaney, Firmament (2019), CGI film, video still. Image courtsey of the artist.
  • Experimental 3D scanning workshop with artist 1iing heaney (2019).
  • Experimental 3D scanning workshop with artist 1iing heaney (2019).
  • Experimental 3D scanning workshop with artist 1iing heaney (2019).

13/08/19—04/09/19

Experimental 3D scanning workshop with artist 1iing heaney

Time: 2-5.30pm Wednesday 4th September 2019

Venue: Pallas Projects/Studios

Admission free - All welcome - Booking required

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To coincide with her exhibition Hyper- at Pallas Projects/Studios, the artist 1iing heaney hosts Experimental 3D scanning workshop.

Using clay, paper, wire, and other materials, participants are invited to make physical sculptures that will be 3D scanned using your phone, and placed in a digital replica of the Pallas Projects gallery space.

Laptops are not required, but if you would like to bring along your own computer, please download blender 2.79, VisualSFM, and Meshlab and bring a 3 button mouse.

This workshop is limited to a maximum of 12 people. Please book your place using the link provided. 

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Hyper- is a new body of work by 1iing heaney. Using a range of mediums from 3D animation to riso print, this exhibition considers digital space as an extension of the geological world. Following a residency in the Burren College of Art, this work has been emerging since 2016. Further development continued during Lay of the Land’s RES 1 residency in Lauragh, Co. Kerry in March of this year. These remote landscapes have served as a vital backdrop for exploring the interface between the Digital Age and natural world.

1iing heaney is a visual artist experimenting with 3D modeling and animation from Bray, Co. Wicklow. She received her BA in Fine Art Media & Visual Culture from NCAD in 2015. With a focus on the material nature of digital life, her work explores geological timescales in parallel to human technological intervention. 1iing uses print, drawing, sculpture, simulations and 3D scans to consider the future of nature. 1iing has taken part in both group and solo exhibitions. Selected shows include solo exhibitions, Terrestrial/Satellite in 126 Artist-Run Gallery, Galway (2018) & World Geometry in MART, Dublin (2016). Group shows include Geological Cake, Burren College of Art Gallery, Co. Clare (2017), HIVE, Steambox Gallery, Dublin 8 (2017), Dancing Girl Emoji, Delta Sorority, Online (2016) and The stretch is better than the case, Upominki, Rotterdam (2015). 1iing has received support from the Emerging Irish Artist Residency Award, Burren College of Art (2016) & Wicklow County Arts Office (2016 & 2019). She also facilitates workshops using the 3D software Blender in Block-T, Dublin.


17/08/19—17/08/19

Drawing From Art with Art Club—Concurrent

Time: 1-2pm Saturday 17th August 2019

Venue: Pallas Projects/Studios

Admission free - All welcome - No booking required

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Drawing From Art is a drawing workshop run by the artists featured in the group exhibition Art Club—Concurrent.

This workshop interprets the range of image making techniques practiced by these artists where drawing is used as a means of discussing the core topics of this group exhibition.

All materials will be provided. 


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