Application Deadline: 4-7-2022
Interviews: 6 or 7th of July
Estimated Start date: 13-7-2022 or 20-7-2022 for induction week
Pallas Projects/Studios are seeking a candidate to join their team as part of the Community Employment (CE) Scheme*.
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.
Programme Support Duties 19.5 hours
Invigilation: Thursday – Saturday, 11.40 – 6.00
Gallery open 12- 6.
Installation support when required in advance of exhibition openings.
Exhibition openings- generally on Thursday evenings 6 – 8.
Attendance at special events.
Research for social media and other areas assigned by Pallas directors.
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.
The intern will receive formal/informal training in the following: office software, database management, promotions, communication protocols, health and safety, and social media and web based skills. On completion the intern will have attained skills in website updating, work
flow management, visual assets management, reporting, social media analytics and tuned up their skills in general visual communications. They will also receive direct experience in the day to day operational activities of Pallas Projects.
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. Someone who is familiar with social media platforms and who can work on their own initiative. The successful candidate will be proficient in visual software such as Photoshop.
The Community Employee will have a desk in a shared office at the heart of the organisational structure for Pallas Projects. Both directors are well versed in communications and all programmatic aspects of the job and will be able to give advice and guidance throughout the internship. The intern will share the office with volunteers whose hours will be run in parallel with the intern to minimise any working alone time.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org and cc-ed to email@example.com 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.
* 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.
Time: 6-7pm Thursday 14th July
Please register for online or in-person Here. Zoom details will be shared ahead of the event.
In conjunction with her exhibition, Lament, Camilla Hanney will host a public conversation with tutor and researcher Marian Caulfield. Marian recently completed a Ph.D. project examining the 'revival' efforts of those who are re-imagining the practice of sounding grief through improvised cry/singing universally known as 'lament'. Marian's project is particularly focused on the recent efforts being made to re-imagine Irish lament (commonly known as 'caoine' or 'keening'), as a modern healing and well-being tool.
Marian has carried out fieldwork in both Ireland and Finland with groups who are attempting to re-imagine older lament traditions to fit modern purposes. Examining the reported therapeutic effects of this non-musical vocality, brought forth by the body from deep within, and how it is considered as a healing and freeing force for bodily and mental tensions and community cohesion.
Marian's current project examines the budding 'revival' efforts of those who are re-imagining the practice of sounding grief together, through improvised cry/singing otherwise known as 'lament', particularly focused on the recent efforts being made to re-imagine Irish lament 'keening' (or 'caoine' in the Irish language). Marian is interested in the challenges these groups face when attempting to re-invent a lost or dying tradition to be repurposed in the modern world.
Camilla Hanney (b. 1992) is a visual artist and graduate of Goldsmiths University Masters of Fine Art programme (2017-2019) and also Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (Visual Arts Practice 2010-2015).She was the recipient of the Ormond Studios Recent Graduate Award in 2015 which culminated in a solo show. Her exhibition, Resurrecting Monuments to Moral Degradation, marked the end of her 2016/17 residency at A4 Sounds. Her work has been exhibited by a diverse range of galleries across Ireland and the UK including the South London Gallery in conjunction with Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Lismore Castle Arts, No. 20 Arts, Muse Gallery, Dora House, The Rosenfeld Gallery, and Cromwell Place Gallery. Camilla was the 2019/20 recipient of the Sarabande: Lee Alexander Mcqueen foundation studio bursary. She was the runner-up in the inaugural UK Young Artist of the Year Award, held at the Saatchi gallery. She received the ‘Committee's Choice’ prize at ‘Exceptional, an exhibition of recent graduate work at Collyer Bristow Gallery and was the recipient of the zealous: Sculpture stories prize. Camilla was selected for the Gilbert Bayes Sculpture Award 2021 and was granted a 2020 Arts Council Visual Arts Bursary Award. She is a recipient of the 2022 Newbury Trust Craft Excellence Award in conjunction with Cockpit Arts. Her work has been featured in articles by Crafts Magazine, Elephant Magazine, wallpapermag, Showstudio, Mission Mag, Harpers Bazaar, and Ceramic Review.
Working through ceramics, sculpture and installation Camilla’s practice explores themes of time, sexuality, cultural identity and the corporeal, often referencing the body in both humorous and challenging ways. By subverting traditional, genteel crafts she attempts to transgress and contemplate conventional modes of femininity, deconstructing archaic identities and rebuilding new figures from detritus of the past. By materialising the familiar in an unfamiliar context her work stimulates our ability to rethink our relationship towards objects, threatening the natural order and toying with the tensions that lie between beauty and repulsion, curiosity and discomfort, desire and disgust.
Marian Caulfield has worked as a part-time tutor since 2013, academic study coach, student mentor, lesson designer and course coordinator at UCC
Marian completed her BA Music at University College Cork in 2012 for which she was awarded 1st class honors. On this course Marian developed an interest in Experimental Music and Ethnomusicology and also took modules in 'Study of Religions'. Marian is especially drawn in both disciplines, to the area of 'sound' as a 'well-being' tool.
Marian is passionate about fostering a caring relationship with her students through mentorship and pastoral care with a view to enhancing the experience of each student in her charge.
in 2014 Marian was awarded the CACSS Excellence Scholarship to study the MA in Contemporary Religions and was awarded a 2:1 Masters Degree
In 2017 Marian was awarded the CACSS Excellence Scholarship for a PhD research project, which she is currently in the process of writing up after a period of fieldwork and ethnographic research, in both Ireland and Finland.
Marian’s PhD project examines the 'revival' efforts of those who are re-imagining the practice of sounding grief through improvised cry/singing universally known as 'lament'. Marian's project is particularly focused on the recent efforts being made to re-imagine Irish lament(commonly known as 'caoine' or 'keening'), as a modern healing and well-being tool.
Marian has carried out fieldwork in both Ireland and Finland with groups who are attempting re-imagine older lament traditions to fit modern purposes. Examining the reported therapeutic effects of this non-musical vocality, brought forth by the body from deep within, and how it is considered as a healing and freeing force for bodily and mental tensions and community cohesion.
Marian's project also examines the theoretical and ethical issues which surround the re-invention of rituals and lost or dying traditions.
Tuesday, 7 June, 10:30am – 12:30pm
iD8 Radicle LAB at the Digital Hub
10/13 Thomas Street
D08 PX8H Dublin 8
Roundtable artists discussion on studio spaces, high rents and critical ecologies with Kate O’Shea, Seoidín O’Sullivan and Pallas Projects/Studios.
It's always about the Land is part of the The Radicle Lab programme, a unique creative ecologies project focusing on environmental sustainability, curated by current Artist-in-Resident at The Digital Hub, Seoidín O’Sullivan. The Radicle Lab will bring local communities, artists and researchers together to connect, celebrate and develop ecologically sustainable projects in the surrounding Dublin 8 area.
Seoidín O’Sullivan is The Digital Hub’s fourth artist in residence. She is a contemporary artist with a socially engaged practice who lecturers in Visual Culture at NCAD. Her art projects are collaborative and focus on bringing people together in action to protect or develop an aspect of their Ecological Commons.
Kate O' Shea is an artist working across printmaking, large-scale installation, performance, and publishing. Her collaborative practice builds spaces of solidarity to explore alternative modes of community and dialogue. Kate has just finished The Just City Counter Narrative Neighbourhood Residency Awardee (2020-2022) with Common Ground, Dublin 8. Kate’s work lies at the intersection of art, collective care and activism and includes collaborators from all around the world exploring ideas and practices which make visible structural violence within our cities and open space for collective organizing and building alternatives to capitalism. In 2019 Kate co-produced SPARE ROOM Art Architecture Activism (www.spareroomproject.ie) with Dr. Eve Olney in Cork. In 2018 she founded the publishing house Durty Books with graphic designer Victoria Brunetta which provides a critical space and platform for emerging and prominent voices across art, design, academia and activism who challenge and offer alternatives to hegemonic social and political structures. Durty Books has four upcoming books in 2022-2024, including a major publication on The Artist-Led Archive www.theartistledarchive.com . Kate has a Masters by Research in Printmaking as a space for solidarity and dialogue from Limerick School of Art and Design. She is a recipient of the AIC Scheme Bursary Award 2021. Upcoming: S.E.A. - Heart // Break | Cork Midsummer Festival // 15 – 26 June 2022
Radicle is a creative ecologies project focusing on environmental sustainability, curated by Artist-in-Resident at The Digital Hub Seoidín O’Sullivan. The Radicle LAB will bring local communities, artists and researchers together to connect, celebrate and create ecologically sustainable projects in the surrounding Dublin 8 area.
Radicle runs 31 May-10 June
Pallas Projects/Studios are delighted to announce the launch of a new studio premises at 157 Thomas Street, at The Digital Hub. This will provide an additional 14 studios to visual artists this year, with further expansion in 2023. Studio sizes range from 10-31 square meter with prices from €200 to €470 euro per month.
Please register your interest in a studio space by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with '157 Studios' in the subject line.
Open Days will take place in April on Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th at 2pm and are open to all!
The Digital Hub is the largest cluster of technology and digital media businesses in Ireland. The campus provides offices for Irish enterprises to scale and grow, alongside major global companies. In addition to outstanding facilities and a responsive team, members attend regular free events designed for networking and learning.
The Digital Hub Development Agency is the Irish state agency that manages The Digital Hub. The Agency was established in 2003 by the Irish Government under the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications, and it plays a key part in supporting the implementation of the National Digital Strategy.
157 Thomas Street
WE ARE ARTISTS FOR UKRAINE stands in solidarity with the artists, artist-run spaces, and all the people of Ukraine who are bravely resisting an immoral and illegal Russian invasion, those who have lost loved ones, or have been forced to flee their homes and country. Living in a country where we have a right to choose our leaders, and where we enjoy freedom of expression without fear, we also applaud those Russians who are speaking out and demonstrating against their government.
This is normal, 2021
Fine art Giclee archival print on 320 gsm cotton rag paper
A3 (420 x 297mm)
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Maintaining spaces for artists to work and artist communities to thrive is a difficult task at the best of times. Artists' incomes tend to be both low, intermittent, and without the security of other professions, while artists, writers, curators, critics and scholars are often targets of politically motivated threats and persecution all over the world.
In response to the humanitarian crisis affecting Ukraine, members of the wider artist-run community in Ireland wish to send a collective message of solidarity and raise funds for Ukrainian artists who are defending their country, have had to flee and rebuild their lives, and who we hope one day, will rebuild their spaces and contribute again to the art and culture of their country.
The organisers are hugely grateful to artist Paul Hallahan for generously allowing us to reproduce his artwork for this cause. Funds raised will be distributed directly to artists and artist-run spaces in Ukraine, and to ARTISTS at RISK (AR) is a non-profit organisation at the intersection of human rights and the arts. Since 2013 AR has been collaborating with arts non-profits and government funders to assist artists who are at risk politically and fleeing oppression and war in 26 locations in 19 countries globally.
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WE ARE ARTISTS FOR UKRAINE is an initiative of:
Charity partner: ARTISTS at RISK
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Paul Hallahan is an Irish artist whose work is primarily based in painting, but also sculpture and video. Interests within his work expand into many areas but commonly focus on how we as a species relate and interact with nature, taking art as a form or by-product of nature and our civilisation. Using various methods and techniques his paintings are built up of thin layers on mostly raw canvases which allow light move through the works and change within the locations they are located. In 2009 in conjunction with Waterford City Council he set and ran Soma contemporary till 2012, working with many national and international institutions and artists. He has exhibited widely over the past ten years and in 2018 he won the Golden Fleece Award. In recent years he has had exhibitions at The Complex (Dublin), Royal Hibernian Academy (Dublin), The Lab (Dublin), Berlin Opticians Gallery (Dublin), Roscommon Arts Centre and in 2019 he was part of a two-person exhibition that was shown in the Lexicon Gallery Dublin, Garter Lane Gallery Waterford, Sternview Gallery Cork, Platform Arts Belfast. His work is part of the collections of The Arts Council, DLR County Council, Trinity College Dublin, The Office of Public Works, Waterford City Collection and numerous private collections.