Capturing Seamus: The Art of the Portrait | Panel Discussion at Seamus Heaney HomePlace

Capturing Seamus: The Art of the Portrait | Panel Discussion at Seamus Heaney HomePlace

8 October, 3pm

With Colin Davidson, Eamonn McCabe and Geray Sweeney, chaired by Dr Declan Long

When we think of Seamus Heaney and his poetry, our responses are often tied up with the iconic images of the man himself. In this fascinating panel discussion, three artists who have each created a portrait of Heaney will discuss the context and experience of working with him and the process of capturing his essence in just one image.

This discussion, which will also explore the nature of portraiture as an art form, will be chaired by Dr Declan Long, Course Director of the MA in Art in the Contemporary World at the National College of Art & Design. In 2013 he served as a member of the judging panel for the Turner Prize and is a visual arts correspondent for RTE radio.

Seamus Heaney HomePlace
45 Main St, Bellaghy, Magherafelt
E: seamusheaneyhome@midulstercouncil.org
W: https://www.seamusheaneyhome.com

Drawing from the Well | Arts + Disability Event, Clare Arts Office

Drawing from the Well | Arts + Disability Event, Clare Arts Office

13 14 October

Drawing from the Well is a two day Arts + Disability event proudly presented by the Clare Arts Office at the Butter market, Drumbiggle Road, Ennis.

The event aims to offer all Arts + Disability practitioners, participants and partnering organisations an opportunity to reflect on their practices, be inspired and to re look at the idea of what it means to take ‘’creative risk’’ in arts and disability practices. Friday the 13th’s programme includes presentations by leading practitioners such as the Blue Teapot Company, Equinox Theatre, KCAT Studios and Croí Glan. On Saturday the 14th includes workshops in Theatre & Dance. This event is free.

For all inquiries and to register your attendance please contact the Clare Arts Office, arts@clarelibrary.ie – 065 6899091 or register at event brite, Drawing from the Well. www.eventbrite.ie/e/drawing-from-the-well

Bending the Rules | Artist Talk with Nicos Nicolaou at The Dock, Co. Leitrim

Bending the Rules | Artist Talk with Nicos Nicolaou at The Dock, Co. Leitrim

Saturday 30 September 1:00pm

A talk about design and social and cultural meanings. This talk will focus on do-it-yourself practices as a means of bypassing the authority of design. It shall examine the methods and processes used by amateur designers and makers to consider these actions social or cultural meanings.

Part of the Thinking Living Dwelling Exhibition: Presented at The Dock in collaboration with The Green Door Festival.

This exhibition is designed to underpin and celebrate the extraordinary achievements of Leitrim’s Green Door Festival. The title makes reference to Martin Heidegger’s seminal text “Building dwelling, thinking” in which he challenges us to think about what it is to dwell and what it means to build. Over the course of the exhibition there will be an associated programme of talks, meetings, and screenings, facilitating creative discussions between homeowners, architects, makers and artists.
The exhibition continues until Saturday 14th October.
This is a free talk, booking required to reserve seating

The Dock, St Georges Terrace, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim
T:(071) 965 0828
E: info@thedock.ie
W: thedock.ie

Conference | Design meets Play, Point Village, Dublin

Conference | Design meets Play, Point Village, Dublin

17 October

Do you want to live in a city with curious corners, that surprise and delight you? A thoughtful city that designs for its children, elderly, and all in between? A city that is vibrant, spontaneous and adventurous?

We are delighted to offer early bird discounted tickets to join us at Point Village for Design meets Play – an immersive conference that will bring out the inner child in everyone to help make a playful city into a reality. Join international thought leaders, local experts,and a diverse mix of attendees of all ages and perspectives from art, urban planning, design, architecture, education and more to discuss the serious business of play. At the conference, you’ll have the chance to develop concepts that will feed into real outcomes – playful interventions that will come to life in Spring 2018.

Speaker highlights include: Turner Prize winning Assemble Collective (Amica Dall), socially engaged artist Rhona Byrne, Head of Interventions of Superuse Studios in the Netherlands (Jos de Krieger), Google facilities designer (Aoife Cooling), and many more from Ireland and all over Europe.

Get your tickets here: aplayfulcity.com

Seminar | DECODING CRAFTSMANSHIP II, Cork

Seminar | DECODING CRAFTSMANSHIP II, Cork

23 September 2017

Internationally renowned architects, designers, and craftsmen from Europe and South America are participating in a seminar in the rural countryside town of Fartha in County Cork, Ireland. Entitled “Decoding Craftsmanship II”, the seminar takes place on September 23, 2017, at Joseph Walsh Studio and is moderated by Deirdre MacMillan, Fashion Editor at the Irish Times. The event explores how emerging technologies can enable a new form of maker culture, whilst generating stimulating discussions between partakers and prominent designers.within the disciplines of design, art, architecture, craft, and fashion, offering them a new perspective both within and outside their own disciplines.

The seminar features varied approaches to making by different practitioners, from the highly refined work of John Makepeace to the explosive design of Campana, demonstrating how both are rooted in ‘making’ culture, whilst showcasing the similarities between their seemingly diverse works.

Where: Joseph Walsh Studio, Cork, Ireland

Speakers include London-based contemporary furniture designer, Gareth Neal , who will explore digital manufacturing in the future. Brazil-based furniture designer Humberto Campana , will analyse the importance of craft as a form of expression. UK-based furniture designer John Makepeace will discuss the creation of works in a technology-free era. Material scientist Chris Lefteri will introduce his approach of breaking down and re-combining materials to create altogether new materials. Jorg Berchtold , a Germany-based architect, will bring his expertise in the ways manufacturing processes influence design decisions. London-based architect Hanns Gunther Schnell will present an overview of material studies, 3d forms, and their impact on the realisation of products. Joe Hogan, a renowned basket maker, will discuss the joy of making. John Tuomey and Sheila O’Donnell, partners in a Dublin-based practice, will examine craft, materiality and connection to place through case studies.

For More Information Please Contact Lindsey on 014970313 lindsey@lhpublicity.ie
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