Saturday 19 August, 3pm
Join us on the day of the exhibition opening for an insightful talk between the artist Matthew Nevin and Dr. Katherine Nolan. This is a recreation of a conversation they have had about Nevin’s body of work in the past that will also be available to view during the course of the exhibition.
The Core Project is a multifaceted visual art project, presented through video, online and as a large scale installation featuring over 150 videos, by Matthew Nevin. In each video, a single respondent answers a question that they have not previously seen. By withholding the question, Nevin removes the expectancy that we as participants in an expanding online/new media culture have become accustomed to. It removes the power of the question from the participant’s planned vocal and physical response. It sets an emphasis on the context of the answers and the behavioural nuances of the participants.
RUA RED, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, Dublin 24.
T: 01 451 5860
Saturday 12 August
Following many years developing a proposal to deliver a dedicated visual art space for the Irish north-east region, Highlanes Municipal Art Gallery, Drogheda, opened for cultural business on October 4, 2006.
As part of the gallery’s programme of exciting events to celebrate its 10th birthday, it has teamed up with Culture Vultures, a multi-strand contemporary salon-style event curated/presented by Irish Times arts writer/critic, Tony Clayton-Lea to present a very special evening at the magnificent Beaulieu House, Drogheda, Co Louth.
Take a look at the three artists in action, beginning with Alice Maher’s video animation The Music of Things (The Double) from 2009, followed by poet, Colm Keegan performance at the Glór Sessions, and ending with Marlene Enright’s Alchemy from 2016.
Highlanes Gallery ‘Summer Holiday’ Culture Vultures line-up, hosted by Tony Clayton-Lea, features acclaimed spoken word poet, Colm Keegan, West Cork born singer-songwriter, Marlene Enright, and a special public interview one of Ireland’s most respected and influential artists, Alice Maher.
Tickets: €25 (including glass of wine and return bus*) from Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda to Beaulieu House.
Booking is open here: www.eventbrite.ie/e/culture-vultures-highlanes-gallery
The next in our series of informal morning talks features Adham Faramawy in conversation with the Naughton Gallery’s, Ben Crothers and Rachel Brown.
Adham Faramawy (b.1981, Dubai) is a London-based artist of Egyptian descent whose work spans media including moving image, sculptural installation and print. The human body is central to Faramawy’s practice, approached as a primary, sensual site in which gender and sexuality are fluid. Live performances to camera are computer-mediated to create compelling, visceral, and sexually-charged works, displayed across a landscape of high definition flatscreens and sculptural assemblages.
Tea and coffee is on us. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or keep an eye on our Facebook page for more info.
The Naughton Gallery at Queen’s, Lanyon Building, Queen’s University, Belfast
14 August, 1pm to 2pm
The Hunt Museum presents a Highlight Lecture with Sarah McCutcheon entitled Artists and Archaeology: John Mulvany’s a View of Kilmallock. This lecture will explore the artist John Mulvany, including the painting A View of Kilmallock, which reveals the archaeological, architectural and historical importance of Kilmallock.
The Hunt Museum, The Custom House, Rutland Street, Limerick
T:+353 (0)61 312 833
Friday, 11 August, 1 – 2 pm
Kevin Gaffney will discuss his recent films and screen The mirror is dark and inky, where daily life in Iran is interrupted by a whale living in a bathtub.
Kevin Gaffney a visual artist working in film. His work explores the construction, projection and manipulation of identity. The scripts he writes are narrated or spoken as dialogue in the films, aiming to reveal the psychological landscapes that the characters inhabit.
He graduated BA Fine Art from the Dublin Institute of Technology in 2008, and the Royal College of Art in London with an MA in Photography & Moving Image in 2011. In 2014 Gaffney was an UNESCO-Aschberg laureate artist in residence at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul and in 2015 received the Kooshk Artist Residency Award in Tehran. In 2015 he was awarded the first Sky Academy Arts Scholarship for an Irish artist and his work became part of IMMA’s collection. A monograph of his work, Unseen by my Open Eyes, has just been published by Black Dog in London, featuring images and scripts from four of his recent films made in Ireland, Iran, South Korea and Taiwan. He is currently on residency at Fire Station Artist’s Studios
BASIC TALKS is a series of informal talks with leading contemporary practitioners, taking place at the Hugh Lane on the second Friday of every month. Curated by Basic Space in partnership with The Hugh Lane, BASIC TALKS is an open platform for lectures, workshops, presentations and performances. Speakers will include artists, curators, writers and critics who will generate discourse on producing, framing and exhibiting art. BASIC TALKS is a collaboration between Basic Space and The Hugh Lane, exploring alternatives in the dissemination of contemporary art and its discourses.
Admission is free but spaces are limited to 50 so please arrive promptly to avoid disappointment