• Photography: Vera Ryklova ©2019
  • The Queeratorial—Curated by Aoife Banks, 2019. Installation view.

10/10/19—21/10/19

Job Opportunity – Gallery & Communications Assistant (CE Scheme)

Pallas Projects/Studios are seeking a candidate to join their team as part of the Community Employment (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 newly funded Artist Initiated Programme.

The role will involve the Community Employee in all aspects of organising content for the various Pallas Projects media channels, including its website and other social media outlets. This will include documenting exhibitions and exhibition openings, events, workshops and talks, and preparing content for dissemination to internal and to all our external media channels.

Please download our full Job Description/Guidelines below before applying.

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 - COMMUNICATIONS in the subject line. Please be informed about Pallas Projects/Studios and what artist-run spaces are before applying. www.pallasprojects.org

Deadline: 21-10-2019

* Please contact your local DSP Employment Services/Intreo Office to check your eligibility and to apply for this vacancy. Vacancy Reference Number will be required.  Eligibility to participate on CE is generally linked to those who are 21 years or over and applicants must also be in receipt of a qualifying Irish social welfare payment for 1 year or more. This is a developmental opportunity, no experience necessary. Accredited training will be provided to support your career.


  • Jonathan Mayhew giving his artist talk, at Pallas Projects/Studios, 2019.
  • Jonathan Mayhew giving his artist talk, at Pallas Projects/Studios, 2019.

16/10/19—18/10/19

Associated Events: Jonathan Mayhew—The wind steals music & brings it to me

Venue: Pallas Projects/Studios

Admission free - All welcome

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To coincide with his solo exhibition The wind steals music & brings it to me the artist will host two events in the PP/S gallery space.

Wednesday 16th October 2019
Time: 6.30-7.30pm

Poetry Reading with Christodoulos Makris


Friday 18th October 2019
Time: 6-7pm

Some but not all of my works
Artist talk at which Jonathan will discuss the work in the show and the links to literature, poetry and music that happens in his practice.

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Jonathan Mayhew (b. 1981) is an Irish artist based in Dublin. Using poetry, literature, technology and theory, he manipulates physical and invisible materials creating works in a variety of media. He is interested in how narrative in our Web 2.0 world has become incredibly important to our everyday lives, fiction is blured into reality. He is also interested in how technology changes us, and how we in turn change it. Recent Exhibitions include: Agnès and I at Black Church Print Studios, Dublin; Dearly Beloved… at Visual Carlow; HIAP Spring Open 2019, HIAP, Helsinki; digital_self, Irish Museum of Modern Art, 2018; Zurich Portrait Prize 2018, National Galley of Ireland; The stars turn and a time presents itself, Risør Kunstpark, Norway, 2018; Sørlandsutstillingen, Kristiansand Kunsthall, Norway, 2017; I Wanted to Write a Poem, Wexford Arts Centre, 2017, where he was the 2015 EVA award winner. TBG+S and HIAP International Residency Exchange recipient 2019. Upcoming exhibitions Scafold a three person show at the Bomb Factory in London curated by Séamus McCormack 22rd Oct 2019.

Christodoulos Makris is "one of Ireland's leading contemporary explorers of experimental poetics" (The RTÉ Poetry Programme). He has published three books of poetry, most recently this is no longer entertainment (Manchester: Dostoyevsky Wannabe, 2019), as well as several pamphlets, artists' books and other poetry objects. His second book The Architecture of Chance (Dublin: Wurm Press, 2015) was a poetry book of the year for RTÉ Arena and 3:AM Magazine. One of Poetry Ireland's 'Rising Generation' poets, he has presented his work widely across media and borders, and received awards and commissions from several institutions including the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), StAnza Festival (Scotland), European Poetry Festival, Culture Ireland, and Maynooth University. He is the poetry editor at gorse journal and associated imprint Gorse Editions. "In work that is at times radically experimental, and always alert to the capacity of language to remake the world, Christodoulos Makris seeks ways to break open the lyric space of the poem to alter the ways in which language operates in the public realm" (Lucy Collins, Irish University Review).


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  


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