Yasmin Robinson: Artist Talks Thursday 21st. Mar 1pm. Conor Lecture Theatre. Belfast School of Art. All Welcome!

Yasmin Robinson
Artist Talks
Thursday Mar 21st. 1pm.
Conor Lecture Theatre.
Belfast School of Art.
All Welcome!

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Going Viral, commission by British Institute of Immunology , Group exhibition , Oil paint on canvas  , 100 drawings , 2012

Yasmine Robinson is a painter from Northern Ireland, currently living and working in London.  Her work explores themes of identity, and re-interpretation of contemporary Northern Irish culture. What emerges from this is sometimes contradictory perceptions of traditional identity/ subjectivity, with forces of new technologies, popular culture, rapid re-generation and urban environments influencing her work. Interested in this friction between nostalgia and adaption, she conceives new modes of production, ownership and display, through making, holding onto a material intimacy that captivates the viewer outside the realms of the flat digital screen. With the reference of painting remaining central to her practice, her multimedia works are collaged from industrial materials and found surfaces that connect them to disillusioned ideas of a modern utopian ‘vision’, as a redefined assemblage and elegy to progressive modernity that has now engendered past ‘traditions’

Yasmin Robinson

www.yasminerobinsonart.com

 

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Stephen Elcock: Artist Talks Thursday 14th. Mar 1pm. Conor Lecture Theatre. Belfast School of Art. All Welcome! CANCELLED – with apologies

Stephen Elcock
Artist Talks
Thursday Mar 14th. 1pm.
Conor Lecture Theatre.
Belfast School of Art.
All Welcome!

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Detail from a poster, designed by Franz von Stuck (1863-1928), advertising the Dresden International Hygiene Exhibition (1911)

‘Stephen Ellcock is a London-based online collector and curator of images, author, researcher and former musician and bookseller (among many other things) who spends most of his time nowadays creating an ever – expanding, virtual museum on Facebook and Instagram and has been described as ‘The High Priest of Social Media Curation’.

His ongoing attempt at creating the ultimate social media ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ has so far attracted more than 300,000 followers and friends on Facebook and Instagram  and increasing media attention (not all of it unwelcome) .’

 

 

 

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John Byrne: Artist Talks Thursday 7th. Mar 1pm. Conor Lecture Theatre. Belfast School of Art. All Welcome!

John Byrne
Artist Talks
Thursday Mar 7th. 1pm.
Conor Lecture Theatre.
Belfast School of Art.
All Welcome!

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Misneach: A Monumental Celebration of Youth. 2006

Born in Belfast, John, works in multi-media and performance with a background in public art. He attended the Art College in Belfast and then The Slade School in London (1984-86) after which he developed a body of work through performance culminating with his stint as Director of “The Border Interpretative Centre” (2000), a short lived visitor centre and gift shop on the main Dublin / Belfast Road. His video “Would you die for Ireland” (2002) initially presented in Kilmainham Gaol, involved the mic-wielding artist putting the emotive question to passers by on the streets of Dublin, Cork and Belfast. Those confronted also included members of the Defence Forces, Gardaí, The Orange Order and the then Taoiseach Bertie Ahern.

Since returning to Ireland in the mid nineties he has completed a number of other high profile projects including, “Dublin’s Last Supper” a large permanent photo work on enamel panels (‘Italian Quarter’ 2004) “Misneach” a huge plinth-mounted bronze Equestrian Monument based on the Gough Memorial incorporating a local teenage girl in a tracksuit (Trinity Comprehensive, Ballymun 2010) and “Casting Light” a spectacular durational architectural video projection onto the façade of the Ulster Bank in Cavan (2010 / 11)

“Good Works” (2012/13) saw a return to performance with this collaborative piece with choirs (singing 9 ‘Art Hymns’ composed by the artist) readers and other performers in Cavan Cathedral and subsequently performed in the chapel at IMMA. In 2016 he installed his provocative and humorous ‘Peep’ in The Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris. John has exhibited extensively in Ireland and abroad. Currently working on a major pubic art project for Fingal County Council. John now lives and works in Dublin and was elected to Aosdána in March 2015

John Byrne: www.john-byrne.ie 

 

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Anita Groener: Artist Talks Thursday 28th Feb 1pm. Conor Lecture Theatre. Belfast School of Art. All Welcome!

Anita Groener
Artist Talks
Thursday Jan 28th 1pm.
Conor Lecture Theatre.
Belfast School of Art.
All Welcome!

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Born in The Netherlands and based in Ireland, Anita Groeneris an established artist who makes paintings, drawings, film and animation that she exhibits internationally. Her work is routed through a transcultural perspective and grounded in drawing. She asks what it is to be human within current geopolitical realities, focusing on specific events, their archetypal and psychological resonances.

Recent exhibitions include Citizen| Butler Gallery Kilkenny, Ireland; Taboo| Poggiali & Forconi Gallery Florence, Italy; Art on Paper, New York City, USA with Gibbons & Nicholas; Point B| Williamsburg NYC, USA; Second Drawing festival| Witteveen Visual Arts Centre Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Amsterdam Drawing with Witteveen Visual Arts Centre; The Future Perfect | We Are Here, Rubicon Projects, Brussels, Belgium; At The Still Point, Irish Women Artists working in Film, Kilkenny Arts Festival; I Am Always Touched By Your Presence Dear, Irish Museum of Modern Art Dublin; Into Irish Drawing | Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, France; All About Drawing | 100 Dutch artists, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam

 

More info:
http://www.anitagroener.com

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Performance by Erin Healey and Caitlín Gallagher. 22nd Feb 2-3pm. Glass Box. Art College, Belfast.

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Questioning Phallic Power

Erin Healey and Caitlín Gallagher

22nd Feb 2-3pm
Art College, Ulster University, Belfast,.
Glass box in the Main Foyer

Part of the Bbeyond: Belfast International Performance Art Festival
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Stein Henningsen: Artist Talks Thursday 21st Feb 1pm. Conor Lecture Theatre. Belfast School of Art. All Welcome!

Stein Henningsen
Artist Talks
Thursday Feb 21st 1pm.
Conor Lecture Theatre.
Belfast School of Art.
All Welcome!

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Stein Henningsen

https://www.liveactionnewyork.org/Stein-Henningsen-Norway.html

Stein Henningsen is a performance artist living on Svalbard, an island in the Arctic.He has presented his work at various biennials, festivals and events in Scandinavia, Europe, North America and Asia, since 2005. His more recent works have focused on climate change and the challenges we face, as he is all too aware of the reality of those challenges.

“Today we are living with the result of choices made by our ancestors. As we lay the foundation for our children and future generations, it is critically important that we now make wise choices about how we live and how we govern ourselves.”

He has a great desire to share his experiences in Arctic with other artists and to that end he has created the Arctic Action International Performance Festival, founded in 2015 (www.arcticaction.info). He has curated four events in Svalbard, one each year, inviting performance artists from Scandinavia and elsewhere, to create works that are inspired by its landscape.

 

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WABASH CANNONBALL . Shipsides and Beggs Projects. Buoy Park, Belfast 21st Feb 2019

 

WABASH CANNONBALL
Granite, Quartz, Glass, Carbon and Iron –
Tall Tale / Impact Study on the Mourne Mountains

A T5 Field Cinema event
Shipsides and Beggs Projects,
6pm, Thursday 21 February 2019
Beside: Academy Street, Buoy Park, Art College in Belfast.

Dress for the weather.

Part of the Citizengage programme by Bbeyond
more info: http://bbeyond.live/citizengage/

Citizengage – Ecology and Performance in conjunction with BIFPA 19 Belfast International Festival of Performance Art.

Artists’ Statement:
For us the term landscape is expanded, spreading from the hills and mountains to include the imaged streets around us and also then to events, people, places and incidents that register in our lives. All this is political, all this is present in our here and now and all this is connected.

We’re interested in a creative and critical relationship to place, spaces, encounters and events in all and any of its potential manifestations – political, personal, topological, psychological, phenomenological or nonsensical. Our work manifests as video, image, sculpture, installation, performance, sound, music or text.

DanShipsides (based Belfast) and Neal Beggs (based Nantes) periodically work in partnership as Shipsides and Begg Projects. It is a mutually enriching relationship based on friendship, trust and the divergent unknowns each may bring to the project.

They have exhibited nationally and internationally including; La Cuisine, France (The Lament of the Accolade Tree), L’Orangerie, Bastogne, Belgium (Still Not Out Of The Woods – Zombie Line), ACCA, Melbourne (Desire Lines), The MAC, Belfast (Still not out of the woods), Aliceday Gallery, Brussels (Vigil | Star).
http://www.danshipsides.com/
http://nealbeggs.com/index.html

Kindly supported by Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Ulster University.

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