Monday, September 27, 2010

Culture Night in Galway

Some pics from Culture Night in Galway.
Starting off at
126, which is currently showing a graduate show titled, Who dares this pair of boots displace?
(from the 126 site; a show by six recent graduates from Galway & Mayo Institute of Technology and Limerick School of Art and Design. The new works, responding to the theme displaced, include drawing, sculpture and video. Considering their recent transition this exhibition provides a platform for new processes, dialogue and interaction.)
also at 126 was an information table and
Aideen Barry for the proposed Féach Contemporary Visual Arts Centre.

Images from 126

ADAPT acquired a vacant space and converted it to a an exhibition. This bit was taken from their facebook page; Adapt Galway is a coalition of visual arts organisations. These groups are working together to create a united vision for the visual arts in Galway.

Some pics from the ADAPT show

ENGAGE Studios

Victoria Smith's studio


Lisa Sweeny

Robin Jones

ArtSpace had a wee afterparty /wake to morn the loss of a significant number of studio spaces due to funding cuts.


Friday, April 09, 2010

Shower of Kunst

Wrote a piece on cycling and the issues of the dominant car culture in Galway over on the Shower of Kunst site. You can check it here


Sunday, March 28, 2010

Site update

Nearing completion of my new site.


Saturday, March 27, 2010

Roberta Smith and Painting

FEW modern myths about art have been as persistent or as annoying as the so-called death of painting...
Interesting article in the New York Times by Roberta Smith. She argues, and rightly so, that the habit of ranking and/or declaring any medium in art is dead is passé. Check it out here


Friday, February 19, 2010

126 + Nina Amazing at the RHA, closing week

Opening reception @ RHA. Work shown N. Amazing. Photo: S.Fleming

So this is the last week to catch the 126 members show at the RHA in Dublin and Nina Amazing's piece in that show. Video Killed the Radio Star closes February 27th.

A couple pieces in progress.


Sunday, January 17, 2010

126 @ the RHA, Nevan Lahart + Ailbhe Ní Bhriain

126 held their annual member's show this year titled Video Killed the Radio Star, at the Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin. A little different this year was the fact that it was themed and juried. Challenging members to address the themes of paradigm shifts, and changes in culture, science + society. The exhibit was a solid reflection of the strength and quality of art being produced by those that make up the 126 membership. I was unable to get any usable photos of the show, but Shower of Kunst has a great photo review of the exhibit.
Also at the RHA is Nevan Lahart's A Lively Start to a Dead End. One can always expect an off-the-wall show from Lahart and this one doesnt dissapoint. Although I would say that the show does struggle a bit in the massive space. Check out more of Lahart's great work here.

On a final note saw a great show that runs till the 27th of this month. Ailbhe Ní Bhriain has taken over the Galway Arts Centre with numerous videos and photographs.
Bhriain creates beautifully complex and detailed video work. Her pieces are dreamy, quiet landscapes punctuated with familiar Irish iconography. The mood of the works is often sentimental and nostalgic. In a few, one will find the placement of theatre or cinema chairs in the videos, I found myself asking if these are implying an awareness of the cliche, the displayed marketability, the common commercial appeal of these Irish-isms? Engaging work.


Monday, January 11, 2010

Painters Toronto

Painters Toronto, actually Painters Ontario now, is quickly becoming a very thorough resource site. Check the site here for an ever expanding list of Canadian Galleries, Artist run spaces, Organisations and Artists.