Ralf Sander: Artist Talks Thursday 18th Oct 1pm. Conor Lecture Theatre. Belfast School of Art. All Welcome!

Ralf Sander
Artist Talks
Thursday 18th Oct 1pm.
Conor Lecture Theatre.
Belfast School of Art.
All Welcome!

Ralf

 

Ralf Sander studied fine art at the Berlin Academy of Art (UDK). His investigation into a broad range of fine art disciplines manifests variously as sculpture, installation, video, collaborative – and site-specific projects.

He articulated an ongoing critical concern for our perception of nature and for themes such as ecology and the handling of natural resources in his World Saving Machine projects focusing on transformation of current thinking and awareness production.  A great number of his works are also on permanent public display in Museums, collections and in the public realm, worldwide.

 

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MFA 2nd Year Students Pt2: Artist Talks Thursday 11th Oct 1pm. Conor Lecture Theatre. Belfast School of Art. All Welcome!

MFA 2nd Year Students Pt2
Artist Talks
Thursday 11th Oct 1pm.
Conor Lecture Theatre.
Belfast School of Art.
All Welcome!

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MFA 1st Year. ‘Honeymoon Period” exhibition at Platform Arts. Installation view.

Group 1 Thursday 11th Oct (Week 3)

Jennifer Mehigan
Johanna Nulty
Tara McGinn
Aisling McGibbon
Stephen Conlon

The MFA Fine Art Course was founded in 1979. Over the last 36 years, 350 emerging artists, 23 staff and over 230 visiting artists have exerted their individual and collective influence on the shape and direction of this program of study. It’s current final year students will introduce us to their practice as they take the MFA into the next stage of its history.

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MFA 2nd Year Students Pt1: Artist Talks Thursday 4th Oct 1pm. Conor Lecture Theatre. Belfast School of Art. All Welcome!

MFA 2nd Year Students Pt1
Artist Talks
Thursday 4th Oct 1pm.
Conor Lecture Theatre.
Belfast School of Art.
All Welcome!

MFA1 Platform 2018 Ronan Smyth 2

MFA 1st Year. ‘Honeymoon Period” exhibition at Platform Arts. Installation view.

Group 1 Thursday 4th Oct (Week 2)

Ronan Smyth
Erin Healey
Saskia Lassmann
Petra Dominova
Leila Ghandi
Nathan Walker
Caoimhe Diamond

The MFA Fine Art Course was founded in 1979. Over the last 36 years, 350 emerging artists, 23 staff and over 230 visiting artists have exerted their individual and collective influence on the shape and direction of this program of study. It’s current final year students will introduce us to their practice as they take the MFA into the next stage of its history.

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Between Things. Catalyst Arts. Opens 28th Aug. 2018. Great to see current MFA’er Johanna Nulty in this show.

Catalyst Arts presents:
BETWEEN THINGS
Catalyst Arts Student and Recent Graduate Show 2018

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Harry Walsh Foreman | Min-young Kim | Johanna Nulty | Marijn Ottenhof

Opening: Tuesday 28th August, 6 – 9 pm
6:30 pm: Exhibition Tour led by participating artists and Catalyst Co-directors
Performance by Marijn Ottenhof

Tuesday, 28th of August – Thursday, 6th of September

BETWEEN THINGS builds on Catalyst’s reputation for showcasing the very best of work from UK and Ireland based recent graduates and final year students within this annual exhibition. Catalyst are delighted to be offering critical support and exposure at a formative stage in the artists’ development.

ARTISTS:

Harry Walsh Foreman was born in Dublin where for the most part he has been based since either making art, teaching art or sometimes both. Having recently graduated from the MFA in Fine Art Paint in the National College of Art & Design (NCAD) in Dublin, he has exhibited extensively through Ireland in numerous group shows where he has honed his particular approach which celebrates the human and the marks we make on the world from the architecture of a skyline to the tagging on a storefront. It is made in celebration of the local, the small-scale, the eccentric and the down-right ordinary. It is a search for the moments which contain a multitude of possibilities for examining the humour of the everyday.

Employing a various form of digital media, from CGI to game simulation, the work of Korean artist Min-young Kim reflects and discusses our relationship (and dependence) on digital technology and screen-based platforms and the use and deployment of software technologies within the realm of the social and biomedicine. Technical skills and scientific metaphors used in her work are therefore highly anchored in contemporary technosphere whereby smart devices, tracking-capturing systems and algorithmic computer processing alter our perception of the natural or the humanistic. Min-young Kim graduated with a MA in Contemporary Art Practices from the Royal College of Art, London in 2018 and with a BFA in Fashion Design from Ewha Womans University, South Korea in 2010.

Johanna Nulty is a visual artist based in Belfast. She studied Fine Art BA in Sligo Institute and is currently completing her MFA at Ulster University. The main components in Nulty’s practice are sculpture, video and installation. Nulty is interested in exploring sound from mass produced materials. Amalgamating the different sounds, creating visual and audio videos. Interested in ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response) which is a term used for an experience characterised by static like or tingling sensation on the skin and how it affects the viewer physically and emotionally. Nulty is more interested in the materials themselves, the sound they make, how to capture it and the idea of materials creating a rhythm or pattern sound. She is also interested by the idea of ‘chance’, things that happen not so intended or forced but still having a structure to compose. Chance actions differ from erroneously carried out actions only in that they disdain the support of a conscious intention and really need no pretext. Creating sounds from the materials used, unaware of the effect such simple actions would present or allow.

In her work, Marijn Ottenhof investigates social and political systems and the human need for rules and logic. In staged situations, language and sculptural elements are used to draw audiences into performative moments. Existing texts are integrated into scripts and by the removal from their original context, are rendered more abstract and poetical. In the same way, surreal decors form an abstraction of known situations as a backdrop. Ottenhof studied at the Royal College of Art in The Hague and is now based in London, where she is currently enrolled in an MA at the Royal College of Art.

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MFA Fine Art Awards 2018 !!! Super-well done folks!!

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Joey O’Gorman MFA show – detail 2018

Joey O’Gorman – Digital Residency Award 2018
Joey O’Gorman – AMINI Graduate Award 2018 2018
Joey O’Gorman – Platform Arts Arts Graduate Award 2018
 
Dan Ferguson – Artisann Graduate Award 2018 
 
Tara McGinn – Alice Berger Hammerschlag Award 2018
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MFA Fine Art Show Opens this Friday 8th June 2018!!!

MFA Fine Art, Belfast Show Opens this Friday 8th June 2018 
Belfast School of Art.
Block BB Level 05 – Studios 11 (BB-05-011)
6-9pm

 

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Naomi Litvack, MFA show – detail 2018

 

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Honeymoon Period. MFA Fine Art 1st Year show at Platform Arts, Belfast. Opens 10th May 6-9pm 2018.

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Honeymoon Period.
MFA 1st Year show at Platform Arts, Belfast. 2018
Opens 10th May 6-9pm.

11th – 26th May.

First year MFA students mark the halfway point of their crossing, with a celebration of their self-deprecating desire for an exhibition. The Honeymoon Period is the result of brutal repetition and routine as they amalgamate into a liquid landscape at Platform Arts. A space for anthem singing, rug waving and folky surrealism, dividing the valid from validation.  Patterns of monochrome through cultural collage and textured science fiction emanate the effect of the pre-final year phase and all its yumminess.

Featured artists are Erin Healey, Nathan Walker, Ronan Smyth, Jennifer Mehigan, Tara McGinn, Aisling McGibbon, Caoimhe Diamond, Petra Dominova, Saskia Lassman, Leila Ghandi, Stephen Conlon, Johanna Nulty, Vasiliki Stasinaski, Jessica Snoddy, Rosemary McMillen.

 

The MFA Fine Art in Belfast was established in 1979 and the course’s vision today remains as radical and relevant as it was then – in providing a multidisciplinary art education experience that asserts plurality, relevancy, criticality and quality in today’s contemporary art world.

More info Platform Arts:
http://platformartsbelfast.com/

 

 

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