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: Applications Accepted on a Rolling Basis

Interviews: End of February 2024

* 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.


Closing Performance—Whistling Past The Graveyard

Saturday 27th January, 2pm. Please note: the performance duration is 15 minutes, please arrive promptly by 2pm

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Performance event with Lidija Šola & Sadhbh Moriarty



Pallas Projects is delighted to present a new work in progress by Lidija Šola & Sadhbh Moriarty to mark the last day of Maslow's Hammer.

Whistling Past The Graveyard is a new semi-autobiographical play in the early stages of development, after (Un)Holy Blood, the second collaboration of writer Sadhbh Moriarty and circus artist Lidija Šola.

This performance contrasts Šola's own experiences of "consumption" with the bizarre romanticization of illness in the Victorian era.

The event will mark an end to this year's Periodical Review, a long-running curatorial project which sets out to consider, revisit and review current movements within contemporary art practices from around Ireland.



Sadhbh Moriarty is a Kerry writer and playwright expatriated in Cork City. She is a recipient of the Eamonn Keane Full Length Play Award and her work has been internationally toured. Her writing sets out to give voice to the marginalised and is  often tinged with elements of magical realism.

Lidija Šola is a Cork based-contemporary circus artist and co-founder of Tricycle Trauma, an experimental circus collective. She’s been a part of the independent art scene for over a decade as a performer, author, director and producer.



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  • Screenshot of Prosthetic Knowledge


Online now! – Elaine Hoey’s Prosthetic Knowledge, part of Periodical Review 13—Maslow’s Hammer

Prosthetic Knowledge, an Interactive digital artwork by Elaine Hoey is now available online through the link below:

Elaine Hoey
Prosthetic Knowledge, 2022
Interactive digital artwork
University College of Cork Art Collection. Commissioned by The Glucksman

This work is an interactive browser-based artwork. For optimal experience of this work, please use a computer with audio enabled. Keyboard and mouse/trackpad are required.
This artwork contains flashing lights.

Commissioned by The Glucksman in 2022, Elaine Hoey’s interactive website Prosthetic Knowledge explores themes of violence towards women and contemporary practices of myth-making. Prosthetic Knowledge delves into the myth of Pythia and the Oracle of Delphi, one of the first female Oracles. It reimagines the internet as a sacred space, weaving mythology into today's algorithmic era. From a feminist perspective, it challenges technology's role, addressing gender violence through a modern Oracle lens. As AI issues intensify, the work confronts them by training a model in histories of violence against women. The narratives underscore the importance of prioritising humanity amid technological progress. Hoey is primarily known for her VR artworks, where the journey is a solitary one in an immersive space, Prosthetic Knowledge disrupts that through its hyperaccessibility as an online work.

Selected for Periodical Review 13 by Linda Shevlin

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PPS/PVA Visual Art Writing Commission 2023 recipient Sara Damaris Muthi

Pallas Projects and Paper Visual Art are delighted to announce Sara Damaris Muthi as the 2023 recipient of their annual writing commission for early-career writers. This award is the third of an ongoing series, aiming to encourage, develop, and support new and ambitious critical writing in the context of contemporary visual art in Ireland, and to afford the recipient the opportunity to reflect on and publish work on their specific area of interest.

The commission is part of Pallas Projects' ongoing curatorial project Periodical Review (2011–ongoing) and together with the selected works is intended to further discourse on the contemporary moment in visual art in Ireland, while also building a record of art practice, projects, and concepts over time. These are commitments shared by Paper Visual Art Journal and this new critical initiative represents a welcome opportunity to collaborate across organisations. Awardees receive a professional fee and editorial input and support from Pallas Projects and Paper Visual Art, and their text is published in the printed exhibition publication, and online on the PVA website.

About Sara Damaris Muthi

Born in Transylvania and based in Dublin, Sara Damaris Muthi is a curator and writer. Currently a curatorial assistant at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, she spent three years teaching in the department of Philosophy at Trinity College Dublin She has exhibited annual commissions since 2018 with themes ranging from metaphysics to migrant identities. Her recent writing practice explores the intersections of Evangelicalism and Western visual culture. She is the recipient of Black Church Print Studio Emerging Curator Award 2022.

Sara was just announced as curator of visual art at Brown Mountain Diamond, an experimental artist-run art space in deep rural Ireland.

Exhibitions include: Backgarden Trilogy, Goethe-Institut Ireland (2023); Material parables, Draíocht (2023); Loveyou my sweaty, The Library Project (2023); Hot glue, Platform Arts; The Complex (2022); .pptx, Void, Derry, (2021); Foreignments, The Lab (2020); Post-Dance, Project Arts Centre (2019); Anticipation: Actualisation, NCAD Gallery (2018).

The PPS/PVA Visual Art Writing Commission is supported through Arts Grant Funding by The Arts Council

  • Polymnia by Aoibheann Greenan


Neural Landscapes

Time: 5:30-6:30pm Thursday 9th November 2023

Register: here

An artist talk as part of Aoibheann Greenan—The Ninth Muse, the final exhibition of our 2023 Artist-Initiated Projects programme.at Pallas Projects/Studios.


Join Aoibheann Greenan and AlanJames Burns for a conversation that will span the convergence of art and neurotechnology, as it relates to each of their artistic practices and a broader discussion of the work in The Ninth Muse exhibition.



Aoibheann Greenan is an Irish artist working across moving image, performance, installation, sculpture, costume and drawing. Her theatrical stagings pull at the seams of our commodified experiences, allowing aberrant or repressed material to bleed out. Works have explored neuromarketing, psychedelic tourism and unboxing videos, warping their delivery through darkly humorous rituals and narratives. These 'counter spells' deliberately amplify coercive mechanisms to confront viewers with their mediated attention. Videos morph into live performances, costumes into sets, drawings into sculptures. Strange loops emerge across digital culture, mythology, neuroscience and esotericism, eliciting patterns of thought and behavior that persist throughout time.

@rodeo.oracle | aoibheanngreenan.com


AlanJames Burns is a neurodivergent, environmental and audio-visual artist and curator producing interactive, socially engaged and site-specific exhibitions. The focal points of their artistic practice are disability, climate change and the human mind.

@alanjamesburns | alanjamesburns.com


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