Níamh Murphy Artist Talks Thursday 9th Nov 1pm. Conor Lecture Theatre. Belfast School of Art. All Welcome!

Níamh Murphy
Artist Talks
Thursday 9th Nov 1pm.
Conor Lecture Theatre.
Belfast School of Art.
All Welcome!

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Image: performance by Helena Walsh, photographer Joseph Carr

Film screening and talk on ‘Future Histories’ by artist Níamh Murphy.‘Future Histories’ was a dawn-to-dusk live art and digital media event involving 20 acclaimed Irish artists at Kilmainham Gaol in May 2017 who responded to its iconic historical associations with the 1916 Rising. Future Histories was commissioned as part of the Irish Government’s 2016 Centenary Programme. Artists involved: Michelle Browne, Fergus Byrne, Brian Connolly, Amanda Coogan, Pauline Cummins, Francis Fay, Debbie Guinnane, Sandra Johnston, Dr. Laura McAtackney, Danny McCarthy, Ciara McKeon, Alastair McLennan, Níamh Murphy, Katherine Nolan, Sinéad O’Donnell, Áine Phillips, Méabh Redmond, Dominic Thorpe, Helena Walsh and Darren Bolger.

Image: performance by Helena Walsh, photographer Joseph Carr

More info: https://inaction.ie/futurehistories/

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

 

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Gerard Carson Artist Talks Thursday 2nd Nov 1pm. Conor Lecture Theatre. Belfast School of Art. All Welcome!

Gerard Carson
Artist Talks
Thursday 2nd Nov 1pm.
Conor Lecture Theatre.
Belfast School of Art.
All Welcome!

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Gerard Carson Bio
Working in sculpture, video, and text, Gerard Carson’s works ruminate on the (in)corporeality of matter and slippages between distinct realities, where processes of fiction manifest themselves in the ‘everyday’ . By making use of modes of fabrication, such as bio-plastics production, he is interested in the intermingling and changing states of material, where ‘things’ transition through alternate points of existence, where disruptions and aberrations occur. Carson’s work presents mutational epidermal-like layers of substances that warp through language and cognition.

Gerard Carson is a graduate from the University of Ulster School of Art & Design and the Chelsea College of Art.

More info:

http://gerardcarson.tumblr.com/works

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

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Sean Taylor Artist Talks Thursday 26th Oct 1pm. Conor Lecture Theatre. Belfast School of Art. All Welcome!

Sean Taylor
Artist Talks
Thursday 26th Oct 1pm.
Conor Lecture Theatre.
Belfast School of Art.
All Welcome!

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Sean Taylor Artist Talk, Belfast School of Art, 2017

Sean Taylor- Selected Biography:

Received his primary Diploma (with Distinction) in Fine Art, from Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork, Ireland in 1982.  Awarded an MA in Fine Art from the University of Ulster in Belfast in 1983, and received a Postgraduate Scholarship from The Kunstenacademie, Rotterdam, Holland in 1989. In 2013 he completed a Deep Listening Certificate Programme, with American contemporary music composer Pauline Oliveros at the Deep Listening Institute, Kingston, New York, USA. He is currently completing a PhD at Limerick Institute of Technology.

Since 1984 he has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally. He is currently Programme Joint-Leader MA in Social Practice and the Creative Environment and Year 4 Lecturer on the undergraduate Sculpture & Combined Media programme, at Limerick School of Art & Design.

Established the Art & Science collaboration Softday with software engineer Mikael Fernstrom in 1999, and continues to develop large scale public art projects with the Softday collaboration; http://www.softday.ie

Examples of his work at available on the following websites at: http://www.softday.ie, http://www.seantaylor.ie and http://www.cmc.ie/composers

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Louise Fishman Artist Talks Thursday 19th Oct 1pm. The MAC. All Welcome!

Louise Fishman
Artist Talks
Thursday 19th Oct 1pm.
The MAC, Downstairs Theatre.
All Welcome!

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In Partnership with the MAC’s Public Programmes.

http://www.cheimread.com/artists/louise-fishman

Location: The MAC, Downstairs Theatre

Louise Fishman’s work celebrates process. In monumental, energetic surfaces of densely layered colour and texture, her abstract paintings exemplify a driven exploration of materials and mark-making. Using scrapers and trowels, along with traditional paintbrushes, Fishman constructs loosely-gridded compositions by adding, scraping away and re-applying paint. While Fishman’s paintings do not openly narrate the events of her life, they are rooted in her cultural, political and emotional experiences.

Fishman lives and works in New York City. She is represented in many collections, including: the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.; the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia; and the Jewish Museum, New York, among others.

Louise Fishman is featured in the MAC’s exhibition, Shonky: The Aesthetics of Awkwardness, curated by John Walter for the Hayward Touring Curatorial Open. The exhibition runs from 20 October 2017 – 14 January 2018. More

information:https://themaclive.com/exhibition/shonky-the-aesthetics-of-awkwardness/

 

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Justin Favela Artist Talks Thursday 12th Oct 1pm. Conor Lecture Theatre. Belfast School of Art. All Welcome!

Justin Favela
Artist Talks
Thursday 12th Oct 1pm.
Conor Lecture Theatre.
Belfast School of Art.
All Welcome!

 

Nacho Model by Justin Favela

Justin Favela is a Las Vegas based artist working in the mediums of painting, sculpture and performance. His works play on the mythology surrounding Mexican-American culture. Favela uses cheap and easily available materials in his work – cardboard, tape, paper and glue – using the transparency of his production process to lure audiences into thinking about the racial, social and economic issues addressed through his work.

Recent exhibitions include ‘Tilting the Basin: Contemporary Art of Nevada’ at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, and ‘Con Cariño: Artists Inspired by Lowriders’, at the New Mexico Museum of Art.

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

 

Justin Favela http://www.justinfavela.net/

In Partnership with the MAC’s Public Programmes.

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Alistair Wilson (a previous MFA Course Director): Signs and Ciphers. MCAC Portadown Opens 6th Oct 2017.

Alistair Wilson (a previous MFA Course Director): Signs and Ciphers. MCAC Portadown Opens 6th Oct 2017.

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Alistair Wilson: Signs and Ciphers

Opening 6th October
Continues to the 22nd November.

A Free Bus will run between Belfast and Portadown on the evening of the opening. Leaves Belfast from Golden Thread Gallery at 6.45pm. Returns from Portadown at 9pm

ARTIST TALK – ALISTAIR WILSON Saturday 7 October, 12-1pm, FREE

Book your place: johnny@millenniumcourt.org

Revealing links across various periods of production, Signs and Ciphers, an exhibition of works by Belfast-based artist Alistair Wilson, is broken into four parts and realised across two galleries. Encompassing selected works spanning forty years of production, the exhibition does not set out to provide a definitive survey of Wilson’s work to date, rather this extended exhibition draws together key works in an attempt to bring to the fore the prevailing themes and common characteristics present in Wilson’s practice. This rare opportunity to experience such a substantial body of Wilson’s work creates an opportunity to delve into the formal and conceptual concerns and the tension for his work to conform to having a fixed state.

The first instalment launched at the Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast on the 3rd August 2017 and focused on Wilson’s more recent practice.

This second instalment, at the Millennium Court Art Centre, Portadown, 6th October – 22nd November 2017, features examples of work dating back to the early 1970s.

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MFA 2nd Year Students Pt2: Artist Talks Thursday 5th Oct 1pm. Conor Lecture Theatre. Belfast School of Art. All Welcome!

MFA 2nd Year Students Pt2
Artist Talks
Thursday 5th Oct 1pm.
Conor Lecture Theatre.
Belfast School of Art.
All Welcome!

Joey O'Gorman Platform MFA 2017

“History, Experience and Delusion”, Joey O’Gorman Platform MFA 2017

Dan Ferguson, Aaron Yendall, Joey O’Gorman and Rachel Alexander will present.

Part 2 of the MFA Fine Art second year student series of introductory presentations.

Part 1 was on the 28th Sept when Naomi Litvack, Mary Gilfillan, Gearoid McGinely, Amy Higgins, and Cathy Cannon presented in Week 1.

The MFA Fine Art Course was founded in 1979. Over the last 38 years, over 375 emerging artists, 23 staff and over 245 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 it’s history.

https://mfabelfast.wordpress.com

 

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

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