Pallas Projects/Studios are delighted to announce the participating artists in our programme of Artist-Initiated Projects 2022. The series of 8 x 3-week exhibitions from March-November 2022 will present exhibitions of new work by: Day Magee, Deliverables, Camilla Hanney, Kate Fahey, Art Nomads, Michelle Doyle & Cóilín O'Connell, Rocío Romero Grau, & Frank Wasser.
Artist-Initiated Projects at Pallas Projects/Studios is an open-submission, annual gallery programme of 8 x 3-week exhibitions taking place from March-November 2022. 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 funded by The Arts Council
Exhibitions will run Thurs–Sat for 3 weeks, with openings taking place on the first Thursday evening.
Day Magee — 24 March-9 April
Deliverables — April 14-30
Camilla Hanney — June 30-July 16
Kate Fahey — September 1-17
Art Nomads — September 22-October 8
Rocío Romero Grau — October 13-29
Michelle Doyle & Cóilín O'Connell — October 13-29
Frank Wasser — November 3-19
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 tenth year.
Biogs of selected Artists:
Day Magee is a genderqueer performance and visual artist based in Dublin. Since 2011, they have performed as part of live art organisations such as Livestock and the Dublin Live Art Festival, before pursuing a BA in Sculpture & Combined Media in Limerick School of Art & Design in 2017, during their time there staging group live art events, and by their third year exhibiting work as part of Galway’s Tulca Festival 2019, group shows in Dublin and Manhattan, as well as being put forward for the Future Generation Art Prize 2020 by its Irish partner platform Pallas Projects Studios. They were recently commissioned by Arts & Disability Ireland for their 2021 Curated Space programme, and awarded a residency with Live Art Ireland.
"My work concerns the subjectivity of a queer sick body: queerness navigated via fundamentalist Christianity; sickness as manifest in chronic pain; the body being the site of self-conception as well as the instrument of self-reproduction. Taking the form of performance-centred/performance-initiated multimedia, I perform images drawn from self-mythology. The work hinges on the mutual suspension of disbelief between creator and spectator, acting as stylised rituals, their narration reliable or otherwise, charged by the witness of the audience."
Deliverables is a remote collaborative exhibition project by Alex Keatinge, Bronagh Gallagher, Dáire McEvoy, Ellen O’Connor, Lorcan McGeough and Olivia Normile. Our exhibition is, among other things, the story of a postal package, an experiment in communal art making, and the celebration of a collaborative structure built over the course of one year, spanning across the Atlantic ocean.
Working through ceramics, sculpture and installation Camilla Hanney'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.
Hanney is a graduate of IADT (2011-1015) where she received a first class hons degree in Fine Art. She also holds a masters certificate at Goldsmiths University (2017-2019). Hanney has exhibited in a diverse range of exhibitions across Ireland and the UK including South London Gallery, in conjunction with Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Lismore Castle, Saatchi Gallery, and the Rosenfeld Gallery in Fitzrovia, London, has been recipient of a number of awards including the Ormond Graduate Award, the a4 Sounds studio award, The sarabande Studio award, The UK Young artist of the year, The Irish Visual Artists Award and the Newby Trust Craft Excellence award.
Her work has been featured in articles by Crafts Magazine, Elephant Magazine, wallpapermag, Showstudio, Mission Mag and Harpers Bazaar.
Kate Fahey is an artist based between Kilkenny and London. She received an MA in Fine Art Print at the Royal College of Art, London in 2015 and in 2020 she completed a practice-based PhD at the University of the Arts London, supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Recent exhibitions include blubbing, (solo) at Commonage London, (2021), Woman in the Machine (group), Visual Carlow, Gut Feeling (three person), Arti et Amiticiae, Amsterdam (2021), Scaffold (three person), the Bomb Factory Art Foundation, London (2019); The Cloud Library, (group), Holden Visual Arts Center, Asheville, North Carolina (2018); Fuzzy Logic (solo), Leitrim Sculpture Centre (2018) and Repetitive Strain (solo), Lewisham Art House, London (2018). She has completed residencies at ZK/U Center for Art and Urbanistics, Berlin (2019); Leitrim Sculpture Centre (2018); British School at Rome, (2017); Lewisham Arthouse (2017-2018); Guest Projects London (2017); Callan Workhouse Union, Kilkenny (2016) and the Royal Scottish Academy (2015 & 2013). Upcoming exhibitions include; Living Balance, (group) The Library Project, Dublin, (2022) and-em-bracing, (three person) The LAB Gallery Dublin, (2022). She is the current recipient of the New Contemporaries and SPACE Studio Bursary (2020/22).
Rocío Romero Grau is a Catalan artist currently established in Galway (Ireland). She is actually on the final year of Contemporary Art degree in GMIT (Galway) where she is developing interactive and immersive installations influenced by Zygmunt Bauman theory on ""liquid modernity"" and the concept of liminal spaces.
As a musician and visual artist, she has produced and collaborated in different projects, always interested in the cohesion of disciplines and artistic backgrounds: interactive installations, musical composition, theatre or painting.
She embraced Art very young with a natural conviction and working in different disciplines; either individually or in multidisciplinary groups. Rocío has created and participated in projects where music, visual arts and performance have met in numerously occasions. As a pianist, singer and composer, Rocío has released different albums exploring different styles like punk, progressive rock, traditional music, jazz or experimental. In the performance world she has experience in clown companies, cabaret, street theatre or interactive installations. In order to move her projects professionally, Rocío trained in cultural production, administration and graphic design. She has been also involved in educational projects teaching piano, theory and voice, creating new methodologies to balance technical, emotional and individual potential.
Art Nomads is a collective of visual artists from migrant and diverse cultural backgrounds based in Ireland. The aim of the group is to come together to put on art exhibitions, create art projects and facilitate talks, workshops and other events in which the primary aim is for a collective creative engagement. Art Nomads is a voluntary and not for profit organisation. As well as staging exhibitions and events, Art Nomads aims to work as a capacity builder and advocate for artists from diverse and minority ethnic backgrounds to gain visibility in the Irish art world. The group, initially called the Migrant Artist Community, got together in 2019. Their first exhibition ‘Transhumance: The Nomadic Artist: Part of This Land’, was held in February 2020 in Phizzfest: The Space a gallery in Dublin 7. The group re-named Art Nomads then staged an exhibition online for World Refugee Week in June 2020 in collaboration with Christ Church Cathedral Dublin and Counterpoints Arts UK. In September 2020 Art Nomads worked with curator of collections at IMMA Christina Kennedy to provide a series of participatory workshops ‘Mask, Myth and Multiple Cultures’ to complement their Paula Rego retrospective. In October 2020 the group were featured artists with the Arts and Human Rights Festival run by Smashing Times International Centre for The Arts and Equality. Artists include Muhammad Achour, Antonio D’Souza, Hina Khan, Roxana Manouchehri, Tomasz Madajczak, Joe Odiboh, Rajinder Singh, Amna Walayat, Insaf Yalçınkaya, with Laragh Pittman working as project manager and sometimes curator.
Michelle Doyle is an artist and musician based in Ireland, working through sound, performance, set design and moving image. Her work is concerned with subculture, politics, technology, freedom and communities. She uses automatic writing as part of her practice; including collected data, manifestos and other written ephemera in order to create confrontational spoken performances. Doyle performs with sound group, The Healers and solo as Rising Damp.
Doyle is a resident artist in Fire Station Studios in Dublin and is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland.
Cóilín O’Connell (b.1990, Dublin) is a multi-disciplinary artist working in still and
moving image, publishing and installation. Enacting the processes of archivists, collector/hoarders, archaeologists, pamphleteers and bootleggers, doing so he sets out to interrogate hegemonic interpretations of the environment, history and power. Brass Neck Press is a small press that publishes artists' zines, the press is operated and edited by O’Connell.
Frank Wasser is an artist and writer from the Liberties, Dublin. Wasser is currently based in London and is completing his doctorate research at the University of Oxford which is a practice based research and partially analysis of the lecture format. Recent projects include 'A Manual for Rematerialisation' (Imma/Ncad) (2021), 'Title, yet to be announced' (Catalyst)(2021) Wasser writes regularly for Visual Artist Newsiest, Flash Art, Art Monthly and ArtReview. Wasser is a lecturer in Fine Art and Critical Studies at London Metropolitan University.