Pallas Studios first opened its doors on Dublin’s Foley Street in May 1996, and the intervening 20 years have seen the artist-run group operate studios and exhibition space in 9 different city centre locations, transforming unwanted or neglected sites into spaces to make and show art. To mark their 20-year milestone, Pallas Projects/Studios (PP/S) have organised a number of projects to take place over 2016 and into 2017.
The Future is Self-Organised at Limerick City Gallery of Art in January kicked off a series of projects looking at artist-run spaces in Ireland and abroad.
A major new publication ‘Artist-Run Europe – Practice/Projects/Spaces’, the result of a 4-year research project on artist-run practice throughout Europe is to be published this summer by Dutch publisher Onomatopee.
In August PP/S host The Artist-Run DIY Social a day-long event featuring a talks, food and music celebrating artist-run practice, that coincides with the exhibition of Liz Nielsen and Max Warsh key players in New York’s and Chicago’s artist-run culture, presented in association with Sirius Arts Centre.
In September Pallas are holding our 20th Anniversary Fundraising Gala Auction of Irish Contemporary Art. Once again in collaboration with Whyte’s auction house and the Irish Georgian Society’s City Assembly house on South William Street.
PP/S end the year and go into 2017 with a special 20th anniversary edition of their annual ‘Periodical Review’ with guest sectors IMMA director Sarah Glennie, Temple Bar Gallery and Studios co-founder Jenny Haughton, Pallas Studios co-founder and artist Brian Duggan, and art critic and lecturer Declan Long, looking at work from the last 20 years of visual art across Ireland.
PP/S are also delighted to welcome Irish artist Brian Maguire as honorary board member to mark their 20 year anniversary. Brian was asked to take up this new role in recognition of his art practice and it’s relation to social and political justice, his background in the early days of setting up Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, and his role in influencing subsequent generations of artists as lecturer and head of fine art at the National College of Art and Design.
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