Pallas Projects/Studios announce Charitable Status and new roles

Pallas Projects/Studios and its Board of Trustees are delighted to announce that the organisation has been granted Charitable Status by the Charities Regulator. This hugely significant development, a key objective of our long-term strategic planning, is the culmination of several years of dedicated work. It helps ensure that the organisation is best placed to continue our role as a leading exponent of artist-run practices on the island of Ireland, and to provide and develop opportunity for Irish artists to make and exhibit cutting-edge and experimental work. 

In addition, and in line with recent organisational and programmatic developments and in tandem with our Charitable Status, we wish to announce a restructuring of roles at Pallas Projects/Studios. We are delighted that our long-standing assistant curator Eve Woods is to take on the role of Curator/Programme Producer, with Mark Cullen and Gavin Murphy acting as joint Artistic Directors. 

Pallas Projects/Studios and its Board of Trustees would like to thank all those involved in the organisation, our staff, studio artists, exhibiting artists and those who visit, engage with our exhibition and education programmes. In particular we wish to thank The Arts Council for their continued support.

We look forward to continuing our role in advocating for increased supports for artists workspaces in 2023 and beyond, and in delivering artistic and educational programmes to ensure the best emerging and early career artists can have every opportunity to thrive and produce new, exciting and meaningful work, now and into the future.


Image: Mark Cullen, Eve Woods and Gavin Murphy stand in the white walled Pallas gallery surounded by artworks from Periodical Review 12: Practical Magic. A grey table with tubular ceramics is in the foreground, with a row of colourful posters in the background overhead. In the back left, a collection of radios stand on tables with thin wooden legs. Midground right, a ceramic cylindar stands with a yellow wire protuding from the top, and trailing out of shot. 


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Practical Magic—Closing Event: The Ecliptic Newsstand

2–5pm Saturday 28th January

As the colosing event for 'Practical Magic' Pallas Projects presents: The Ecliptic Newstand

The Ecliptic have been running a monthly printed Newsletter since January 2021. 2023 will be the last year of their Newsletter in its current form as they plan on transitioning the project from Newsletter to Newsstand. This Saturday the 28th January they will have their Mobile fleet on show in the Pallas Yard from 2–5 pm. They'll be developing/working on and chatting about their Mobile Newsstand and Soundsystem plans if you'd like to come along and get involved!

Periodical Review 12—Practical Magic, selected by Siobhán Mooney, Julia Moustacchi (Basic Space), Mark Cullen, Gavin Murphy (Pallas Projects) features the work of:

Kevin Atherton, Cecilia Bullo, Myrid Carten, Ruth Clinton & Niamh Moriarty, Tom dePaor, The Ecliptic Newsletter, Eireann and I, Patrick Graham, Aoibheann Greenan, Kerry Guinan & Anthony O’Connor, Camilla Hanney, Léann Herlihy, Gillian Lawler, Michelle Malone, Thais Muniz, Ciarán Ó Dochartaigh, Venus Patel, Claire Prouvost, Christopher Steenson, TU Platform

Click here for more info. Exhibition ends 6pm Saturday 28th January


Future Generation Art Prize 2023

PinchukArtCentre (Kyiv, Ukraine) announces the 7th edition of the Future Generation Art Prize, with the launch of the application process on 16 January 2023. Entries can be submitted online from 16 January until 30 April at futuregenerationartprize.org

The Future Generation Art Prize is a biannual global contemporary art prize to discover, recognise and give long-term support to a future generation of artists. All artists aged from 18 to 35 working in any medium are invited to apply.

A highly respected selection committee appointed by a distinguished international jury reviews every application and nominates 20 artists for the shortlist. The winner of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2022 – a national contemporary art prize awarded to young Ukrainian artists up to the age of 35 – will be automatically included in the shortlist of the Future Generation Art Prize 2023. These artists will be commissioned to create new works on view in exhibitions at the PinchukArtCentre in Kyiv and the Venice Biennale.

The main prize winner receives US $100,000 split between a $60,000 cash prize and a $40,000 investment in their practice. A further $20,000 is awarded as a special prize/s between up to five artists at the discretion of the jury for supporting projects that develop their artistic practice.

A major contribution to the open participation of younger artists in the dynamic cultural development of societies in global transition, the Prize has supported the artistic development and production of new works of over 140 artists in exhibitions at the PinchukArtCentre in Kyiv and the Venice Biennale. Alongside an open call, a global network of partner platforms and special correspondents work as ambassadors to encourage artists to apply for the prize.

The Future Generation Art Prize is widely acknowledged as a springboard for emerging talent. Lynette Yiadom Boakye won the Prize in 2012, before going on to be shortlisted for the Turner Prize and a highly successful solo show at the Serpentine Gallery in London in 2015. The winner of the first edition of the Prize, Cinthia Marcelle, represented Brazil at the 57th International Art Exhibition in 2017. Previous main prize winners also include Dineo Seshee Bopape, winning in 2017, who represented South Africa at the 58th International Art Exhibition in 2019. See past winners of the prize here.

Due to the Russian unprovoked full-scale invasion of Ukraine supported by the Belarusian government and in part launched from the territory of Belarus, the Future Generation Art Prize, established in Ukraine and run by Ukrainian foundation, will not accept submitted Russian and Belarusian applicants. This refers to citizenship as well as to the country of residence.

Pallas Projects are happy to once again take part as a partner platform for the biannual Future Generation Art Prize – the only prize for the young generation of artists with a global dimension and guided by an open, free, and democratic application process. Supported by an eminent board, distinguished jury, and outstanding selection committee, the Prize brings together the best of the art world to champion a new generation of artists. Together with its award of $100,000 and commitment to commissioning new works, the Prize sustainably supports artists around the globe.


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IADT/Pallas Projects Mentorship Award recipient 2022 – Anna Stuart

IADT and Pallas Projects are delighted to announce recent IADT graduate Anna Stuart as the winner of this year’s IADT/Pallas Projects Mentorship Award. This Mentorship Award recognises skills in exhibition administration, communications, organisation, project management and teamwork. It is awarded each year to the IADT BA (Hons) Art student who has made the most significant contribution to the coordination and organisation of student exhibitions.
Anna will be the recipient of a stipend and three mentoring sessions with Pallas Projects, to be completed during the six months following her Graduation.


Anna Stuart is a visual artist currently based in Dublin, having graduated with First Class Honours from the BA Art programme at IADT, Dun Laoghaire. Encompassing a variety of media, her practice explores a philosophy where parameters rather than outcomes are set for works. Often being described as scenarios, her works evolve together with their environment and offer a visual investigation into time, phenomena and the potential chain of actions and unknown reactions that occur when living systems come into contact. This methodology has taken many forms, including the exploration of the alchemic qualities of minerals such as salt, as well as the fabrication of a non-digital, experiential helmet. Inspired by the everyday coexistence between the human and non-human environment, Anna’s practice is driven by her fascination with time and a desire to explore new areas of art making as a way of observing and engaging with the world. Through a combination of chance and circumstance, environments reform – existing on the periphery of this world and another.
Anna has exhibited work both in Ireland and abroad, exhibiting in solo show Entropy (2021) at Tasku Gallery, Helsinki as well as taking part in group shows ; OnShow (IADT, 2022), Propositions (IADT, 2022), Peripheries in Parallax (Aalto University, 2021) and Tuntemattomat, (University of the Arts, Helsinki, 2020). Currently Anna is a studio member at Ormond Art Studios.


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TU Platform Mariupol Emergency Fund

As part of Periodcial Review 12 we are supporting the TU Platform Emergency Fund

Please donate via PayPal here

TU Platform is an artist-run space in the now devastated Mariupol, located only 15 km from the front line of occupied Donetsk when the full scale invasion began. Set up in 2015 by Diana Berg, Kostyantyn Batozsky and like-minded people to develop modern culture in an otherwise conservative centre of heavy industry on the Sea of Azov, Platform "TU!" was a place of freedom and art that became a haven for LGBTQA+ people, those with disabilities, and causes from environmental responsibility to women's rights. Having had to flee the besieged city TU’s focus has shifted, creating a fund/program to provide financial assistance to residents of Mariupol with priority given to families of teenagers who are members of the OS art cluster, people who have been physically affected by the blockade, people with disabilities, and families with children.

Image: Shelter, 2022, Diana Berg, Mariupol


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