Intimate Insights | July Artist Talks at StArt Studios, Co. Leitrim

Intimate Insights | July Artist Talks at StArt Studios, Co. Leitrim

Intimate Insights – A programme of artists talks and workshops taking place at StArt Studios in June, July & August.

Immerse yourself in unique art worlds – professional talks of interest to artists, lecturers, arts officers, curators, gallery owners and journalists. The series is being filmed for release as a documentary.

– Tuesday 5th July, 10am to 5pm, Barra Dinan – Survival as a project-orientated artist, loving the path of obscurity while skirting success; a talk to spark discussion and invite challenge.  Establishing StArt Studios, a rural sanctuary for communal art-life and tribal dynamics.  A short workshop exploring visual literacy and communication.  Barra is a visual artist behind the StArt Studios venture, he works as a photographer, filmaker and painter.  He worked in the television industry for a decade,  his art practice employs projects but primarily with love for the visual aspects.

– Thursday 7th July, 10am to 5pm, Raymond Kinghan – Born in Belfast, he studied at Belfast College of Art, earning a BA hons degree in 1977, in 1979 he was awarded an MA with distinction in Industrial Ceramic Design at North Staffordshire Polytechnic.

He reacted strenuously against the type of work which the ceramics industry viewed as commercially desirable.  In 1984 he set up Parrot Lodge Pottery in Co Down, developing his understanding of form and colour, making ceramic sculptures of birds and fish.

After moving to Dublin in 1991, he started the Forms of Life Studio, Raymond will give valuable insights into this successful business, and how it helped him expand his art themes.  He will discuss his previous bodies of work, how he simplifies form to impart the essence, and discuss his current, liberating practice, designing models for future production, and completing a large body of paintings for a future exhibit.

– Thursday 14th July, 10am to 5pm, Dragana Jurisic – She will talk about her project and book, YU: The Lost Country, a profoundly personal odyssey, exploring her past and finding liberation in artistic perspectives.  Dragana will present other works and talk about her current motivations, inviting open discussion.

– Tuesday 19th July, 10am to 5pm, Emily Aoibheann – Multidisciplinary art making and how her early ‘bedroom art’ led her to aerial dance and work in the contemporary circus world. Sharing ideas about ‘bedroom art’, particularly relating to experimental music experiences with women artists.  A decade later, Emily’s interests probe cultural stasis and how new art forms are emerging from the ‘what is this space’ alongside forms such as theatre and dance.

Emily is interested in how we can redefine and re-experience ‘the erotic’, in the Audre Lorde sense, and will discuss how this principle is important to her performance practice. A question about the importance of critical engagement and humility when engaging with art, will be brainstormed with the audience, and discussion on how to reinvent our own future performance experiences.

– Monday 25th July, 10am to 5pm, Aideen Barry – An engaging presentation about her practice, including Q&A session with discussion on handouts about some of her publications, catalogues and monographs.

‘Visual Fictions’ animation workshop – optical illusions through stopmotion, a practical guide to creating in Sand, Drawing Cells and traditional techniques.  The day culminates with group experiments, each participant creating animations, available to share on their social media.

The fee to attend is €20, for artists fees, and includes tea / coffee and a light lunch.
These talks are being filmed as a documentary for public release, so your attendance requires agreement that you may feature in the film.

StArt Studios, Convent Lane, Mohill, Co. Leitrim
T: (071) 96 325 83