Diana Copperwhite. Artist Talks. Thursday 14th Dec 1pm. Conor Lecture Theatre. Belfast School of Art. All Welcome!

Diana Copperwhite
Artist Talks
Thursday 14th Dec 1pm.
Conor Lecture Theatre.
Belfast School of Art.
All Welcome!

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Diana Cooperwhite, “Depend on the morning sun” (2016), 150 x 150 cm (all images courtesy Gallery Thomas Jaeckel, NY)

 

Diana Copperwhite, born 1969 in Limerick, studied at the Limerick School of Art and Design from 1987-92, received a BA in painting at the National college of Art and Design, Dublin and went on to do an MFA at the Winchester School of Art and Design, Barcelona in 2000. Diana is a tutor at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin.  Her work is in the collection of the Irish Museum of Modern Art and the Arts Council of Ireland, and also in collections in the United States, Europe and Australia.

More information: http://www.kevinkavanagh.ie/diana-copperwhite/

This Lecture Programme is supported by the Development & Alumni Relations Office (Arts & Culture) Ulster University

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Michael Geddis. Artist Talks. Thursday 7th Dec 1pm. Conor Lecture Theatre. Belfast School of Art. All Welcome!

Michael Geddis
Artist Talks
Thursday 7th Dec 1pm.
Conor Lecture Theatre.
Belfast School of Art.
All Welcome!

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Ballinglen Lichen III (2016) 30 x 30 cm graphite pencil on Fabriano paper  M Geddis

Biographical Details for Michael Geddis:

Northern Irish visual artist/retired veterinary surgeon Michael Geddis specialises in drawing. He delights in the elegance of natural forms/patterns and finds microscopic structures particularly inspirational. Geddis graduated from Ulster University with First Class Honours in Fine Art – his 2013 degree show drew acclaim at national level (RDS’s James White Prize for Drawing).  His practice has developed through several awarded artist residencies/bursaries, collaborations and an Arts Council Lottery Funded project using micro-surgeons loupes to produce finely detailed drawings. His work is included in the NICS, Arts Council and Ulster University Art Collections and was recently exhibited in Finland/ Washington DC.

More info: http://www.michaelgeddisart.co.uk

This Lecture Programme is supported by the Development & Alumni Relations Office (Arts & Culture) Ulster University

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Alison Pilkington. Artist Talks. Thursday 30th Nov 1pm. Conor Lecture Theatre. Belfast School of Art. All Welcome!

Alison Pilkington
Artist Talks
Thursday 30th Nov 1pm.
Conor Lecture Theatre.
Belfast School of Art.
All Welcome!

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Artist Statement
Alison Pilkington explores the idea of the psychological self and how this might be invented through pictorial space and the process of painting. It focuses on how narrative imagery interacts with the intrinsic qualities of paint. The paintings utlise quasi-figurative motifs. They explore how familiar yet comic images have the potential to disturb or disorientate or perhaps be ‘uncanny’.

Biography
Alison Pilkington completed a practice led PhD in painting at National College Art and Design Dublin in 2015. In 2012 she was awarded a British Institution Award for painting at the Royal Academy Summer Show London, She has been selected for the Marmite Painting Prize, London 2012 and 2016. She was shortlisted for the Kurt Beers 100 Painters of Tomorrow publication (2013). She was 3rd prizewinner at the Artslant International Jurors Award in Dec 2013.

 

more info: http://www.alisonpilkington.com

This Lecture Programme is supported by the Development & Alumni Relations Office (Arts & Culture) Ulster University

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MFA Fine Art’s Naomi Litvack awarded the Broadening Horizons Travel Bursary.

MFA Fine Art’s Naomi Litvack has been awarded the Broadening Horizons Travel Bursary 2017.

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Naomi Litvack, Work in progress 2017

We are delighted to announce that Naomi Litvack, a second year student on the MFA Fine Art, has been awarded the Broadening Horizons Travel Bursary. This award off £500 will allow Naomi to undertake a research to trip to the Scottish Outer Hebrides to develop material for her painting practice.

Congratulations Naomi!

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Sinéad O’Donnell. Artist Talks. Thursday 23rd Nov 1pm. Conor Lecture Theatre. Belfast School of Art. All Welcome!

Sinéad O’Donnell
Artist Talks
Thursday 23rd Nov 1pm.
Conor Lecture Theatre.
Belfast School of Art.
All Welcome!

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http://www.sineadodonnell.com

Sinéad O’Donnell works in performance, installation, site and time­-based art. Her work explores identity, borders and barriers through encounters with territory and the territorial. She often uses her body to investigate both her own and cultural boundaries, particularly in relation to the restrictions placed on women. Despite deliberately avoiding the sensationalisation of the body, her works often promote strong reactions and emotions.

Recent work has been presented at ‘Future Histories, Kilmainham Goal, Dublin, Ireland (2016), ’‘TIPA’ this is performance art, Peacock Visual Arts center, Aberdeen, Scotland (2015), ‘Art of the Lived Experiment’, Bluecoat, Liverpool, UK, ‘Voices Travel’, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan (2014), ‘Asiatopia’, Bangkok Arts & Cultural Centre, Thailand (2013), Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia, (2013), Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland, (2012), Southbank Centre, London (2012).

This Lecture Programme is supported by the Development & Alumni Relations Office (Arts & Culture) Ulster University

 

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Belfast International Festival of Performance Art 2017: 9-18th Nov. programme:

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John Walters. Artist Talks. Thursday 16th Nov 1pm. Conor Lecture Theatre. Belfast School of Art. All Welcome!

John Walters
Artist Talks
Thursday 16th Nov 1pm.
Conor Lecture Theatre.
Belfast School of Art.
All Welcome!

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In Partnership with the MAC’s Public Programmes.

John Walter is an artist, curator, director, academic and writer. He is the curator of Shonky: The Aesthetics of Awkwardness at the MAC; a group exhibition that proposes awkwardness in visual art as a device through which to address a range of subjects, including gender, identity, beauty and the body.

John’s art practice is grounded in theoretical and empirical research, his installations seducing visitors into engaging with complex subjects such as sexual health through an exuberant use of colour, humour and hospitality. Through acts of generosity – ranging from using the bar, to using popular imagery, he attempts to involve audiences using carnivalesque strategies. His use of performance is a form of drag that is jestered as opposed to gendered. The material qualities of his work, explore shonkiness; a method in which craft “Badness” is privileged above slick production.

Shonky: The Aesthetics of Awkwardness, curated by John Walter for the Hayward Touring Curatorial Open is on at the MAC from 20 October 2017 – 14 January 2018. More information: https://themaclive.com/exhibition/shonky-the-aesthetics-of-awkwardness/

Artist Talks at Ulster University in Partnership with the MAC

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