Arts Office – News & Events 15th February
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|Meath County Council Arts Office – First exhibition of 2019 at Toradh Gallery in Ashbourne Library and Cultural Centre. |
The Fragility of Culture by Trim based artist Dermot McNevin is a collection of new abstract painted works on canvas, accompanied by an original film piece inspired by the traditional Irish Harp. Enveloped in themes of colonialism, heritage, resistance and change, McNevin presents an intriguing collection of 14 paintings culminating in an impressive visual display. Utilising a palette of sumptuous earthy tones, McNevin uses linear patterns and horizontal lines to reference the Irish landscape and its tumultuous past. Imagery of land, line and harp combine in this guttural response to McNevin’s themes of invasion and corresponding cultural casualty.
Of his work, McNevin states: ‘While making this series, I immersed myself in traditional Harp music. I researched the decline of this musical form, which resulted from the fall of the Gaelic order. This, I saw as a metaphor for the fragility of culture. I then used the paint in a visceral way to explore these tensions. This work refers to both actual and imagined landscapes. I believe that reality is both constructed by oneself and revealed through life experiences. Similarly, my approach to painting is both additive and subtractive; I physically worked the paint to construct and reveal the finished pieces.’ The Fragility of Culture by Dermot McNevin presents emotive, tactile works which lament lost art and reference political themes of land division which; in the context of contemporary Ireland and a looming Brexit deal, are once again considered relevant.
The Fragility of Culture will be open to the public from Monday 21st January 2019 and will continue until 29th March 2019.
The exhibition will be bolstered by an education programme throughout the run, details of which are available through Meath County Arts Office. Group exhibition tours are available upon request and further information can be obtained by contacting Aedín McGinn, Assistant Arts Officer on email@example.com or 0469097411
|Meath County Council Arts Office |
Going Solo Graduate Award – Closing Date 1st March 2019
The Going Solo Graduate Award, originally launched in 2001 is designed to assist emerging Meath artists in the earliest stages of their artistic careers. Welcoming submissions from recent art graduates who are either originally from, or currently residing in County Meath, The Going Solo Graduate Award offers one lucky artist the chance of winning a professional solo exhibition and €1,000 combined materials stipend and purchase prize.
The exhibition will be hosted in the Toradh 2 Gallery in Kells’ newly refurbished Courthouse and presents the winning artist with a platform from which to launch themselves and present their work. The exhibition will run from 2nd September until the 1st November 2019.
The award is open to graduate artists from recognised Irish Art Colleges including: National College of Art and Design, Dublin Institute of Technology, Institute of Art Design and Technology Dun Laoghaire, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, Ulster University, Sligo IT, Crawford College of Art, the Burren College of Art and the Limerick School of Art and Design.
The Going Solo Graduate Award is a wonderful opportunity for graduate artists to gain experience in professional exhibitions under the guidance of Arts Office Staff. It also presents the winner with a cash prize for materials and acquisition of an art work which will then be added permanently to the County Art Collection. Past recipients of the award include artists Aileen Hamilton, Marc Corrigan, Carol O’Connor, Emily Bruton, Sinead Fahey, Sarah Standing and Evelyn Broderick. The award is open to artists who graduated from Art College in 2017, 2018 and those due to graduate in 2019.
The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 1st March 2019 at 5pm.
For further information and to obtain an application form, please contact Aedín McGinn, Assistant Arts Officer on 0469097414 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Creative Ireland Kerry/Clár Éire IlDánach- Listowel Municipal District Project 2019/Ceantar Bardasach Líos Tuathail Tionscadal 2019 |
RFQ Request for Quotations FROM PRACTITIONERS ACROSS ALL ARTS and Creative DISCIPLINES, AND OTHER RELATED PROFESSIONALS to Collaborate on a Creative Project (Working title): ‘The Lost Palace oF North Kerry’
Brief For Applicants and Application forms available on http://www.kerrycoco.ie/home3/arts/arts-forms/ (see RFQ Brief Creatve Practitioners Lixnaw) Site visit for Creatives will take place in Lixnaw on Saturday 2nd February at 11.00am. Register by email.
Closing date for Receipt of RFQ Submissions is 1.00pm Thursday 28th February 2019 Arts Office/Creative Ireland Kerry, Kerry County Council: T| 066 7183541 E| email@example.com
|Calling all Artists! The Wild Words Children’s Book festival is currently looking to hear from writers and artists from all disciplines with extensive experience of working with children and young people that are interested in delivering either one-off readings or workshops with reference to books and literature with budgets starting at €200 to more long-term programmes lasting a number of consecutive days or regular visits over a number of weeks with budgets rising to €1,500. |
Existing partner client groups include primary schools, pre-schools, youth groups and secondary schools. However we are also seeking to extend the range of groups we work with to include parent and toddler groups, family support groups, youth arts groups and where possible, to develop new partnerships in other settings. Planning for all activity between the festival, artist and group will occur from March to May with all contact hours happening within the month of June.
If you are interested in taking part, please contact us or send us your CV along with a proposal indicating the following for each different type of group you would like to work with – the nature of the group you would like to work with including type, size, age range, necessary skill levels etc;a description of the workshop or programme you are proposing timeline, duration of workshops and time of the monthYour fee any other costs you haveany other costs or materials that the group must provideAny other requirements or info The final date for receipt of proposals is Friday 1st March. All participating artists will be required to provide the requisite information for Garda Vetting. Artists should also indicate if/when they most recently completed child protection and welfare training as part of their CV.
For further information or to submit your proposal, contact Christine at firstname.lastname@example.org or 071 96 21694. www.wildwords.ie
|Meath Digital Strategy |
Meath County Council is developing a Digital Strategy to set out ambitions to meet the needs and aspirations of the people of County Meath enabling them to benefit from digital technologies and infrastructure throughout the county. We want to get your contribution to the strategy and would like to understand what your priorities- both personally and professionally. Digital is the nearly instant, free and flawless ability to connect people, devices, physical objects and information anywhere. It involves not just Broadband telecommunications being delivered under the National Broadband Plan, but considers mobile & wireless networks, the introduction of new technological tools & equipment, online services and supporting the development of the skills for citizens to use the technologies and systems available. The Meath Digital Strategy is about delivering better informed people, better business, better jobs and opportunities, better education, better business services and public services, and a better experience for visitors and investors.
To support the development of this strategy and to better understand citizen’s needs Meath County Council are engaging in a public consultation to understand the priorities for the County. We are seeking your input in the development of this strategy. The closing date for the survey is the 15th March 2019.
This survey can be completed online on the Consult.meath.ie Portal
|Mountrath Community School, Dysartbeigh, Mountrath, Co Laois, Percent for Art Opportunity Call for expressions of Interest Budget – €56,500 |
Mountrath Community School, intend to commission a public art work/s under the Percent for Art Scheme funded by the Department of Education and Science on the occasion of its significant redesign and redevelopment by BHP Architects, Dublin & London. MCS is an amalgamation of the Brigidine Secondary School, Mountrath with the Patrician Brothers, Ballyfin and St Aengus Vocational School Mountrath.
It is intended that the commissioned art work/s will be site specific and will be integrated into the redevelopment and or sited in and or around the building or grounds. The brief asks the artist to: • Reflect the ethos and ambition of the School; its commitment to education and knowledge sharing • Respond to the redeveloped site and its redevelopment • Reflect the meaningful interaction between staff and students
Expressing your interest in the project by Wednesday, 20 February 2019 Site visit Wednesday 27th February, 2019 at 12 noon (sharp) Closing date for receipt of submissions for stage 1 entries is 12noon Wednesday, 10 April 2019 (late submissions will not be accepted!). Short listing will take place in May 2019.
Application(s) to be sent by to: (Clearly marked Mountrath Community School Commission) Elma O’Donovan, Administrator, The National Sculpture Factory, Albert Road, Cork. T12 KX00 All applications will be acknowledged Tel: 00 353 (0) 21 4314 353 E-mail: email@example.com More information on https://mountrathcs.ie/ Please note all correspondence is through the National Sculpture Factory
|Percent for Art Commission |
Educate Together Ashbourne, Ashbourne, Co. Meath Deadline 12 noon, Wednesday 27th March, 2019 The Commissioning Process: The selection process will take the form of a Two Stage Open Competition. It is open to all interested professional artists at any stage of their career or experience. Selection will be based on the information supplied, establishing the competence of the artists to carry out this commission. No designs or detailed proposals are required in Stage 1.
Stage 1 Artists are invited to express their interest in being considered for this project at the first stage of this commission. Artists may do this by completing the application form and submission of a CV and images / details of recent relevant works / projects. The closing date for receipt of Stage 1 completed application form together with supporting documentation and material is12 noon, Wednesday 27th March, 2019.
Stage 2 From the completed Stage 1 applications; a shortlist of artists will be selected by panel jury. This panel, whose decision is final, has the right to clarify any issue which may arise in the course of selection. Stage 2 short listed artists will be paid a concept development fee of €150 to work on a detailed proposal for final selection. A Stage 2 brief will be available to shortlisted artists and a site visit is expected at this stage. Ashbourne Educate Together reserves the right not to proceed with any submissions received.
Total Budget: €15,000. This includes the costs of any materials, artist’sfees, design development, artists’ insurance, supply and installation, signage, travel, and anyother costs incurred in the production of the project / artwork. The artist will be responsible for meeting all of these costs out of the total budget allocated.
Queries: Applicants can make enquiries regarding the commission to Rina Whyte, email firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone + 353 87 238 9591. Application form and supporting information should be returned HARD COPY to the address below: Per Cent for Art Commission Rina Whyte C/O The Principal, Ashbourne Educate Together Ashbourne Co. Meath
Emailed applications cannot be accepted.
|Percent for Art Commission |
Maree National School, Maree, Oranmore, Co. Galway, H91 PK19
Deadline 12 noon Wednesday 27th March, 2019 The Commissioning Process: The selection process will take the form of a Two Stage Open Competition. It is open to all interested professional artists at any stage of their career or experience. Selection will be based on the information supplied, establishing the competence of the artists to carry out this commission. No designs or detailed proposals are required in Stage 1.
Stage 1 Artists are invited to express their interest in being considered for this project at the first stage of this commission. Artists may do this by completing the application form and submission of a CV and images / details of recent relevant works / projects. The closing date for receipt of Stage 1 completed application form together with supporting documentation and material is12 noon, Wednesday 27th March 2019.
Stage 2 From the completed Stage 1 applications; a shortlist of artists will be selected by panel jury. This panel, whose decision is final, has the right to clarify any issue which may arise in the course of selection. Stage 2 short listed artists will be paid a concept development fee of €200 to work on a detailed proposal for final selection. A Stage 2 brief will be available to shortlisted artists and a site visit is expected at this stage. Maree National School reserves the right not to proceed with any submissions received.
Total Budget: €16,500 This includes the costs of any materials, artist’sfees, design development, artists’ insurance, supply and installation, signage, travel, and anyother costs incurred in the production of the project / artwork. The artist will be responsiblefor meeting all of these costs out of the total budget allocated.
Queries: Applicants can make enquiries regarding the commission to Rina Whyte, email email@example.com or by telephone + 353 87 238 9591. Application form and supporting information should be returned HARD COPY to the address below: Per Cent for Art Commission Rina Whyte C/O The Principal, Maree National School, Oranmore, Co. Galway. H91 PK19
Emailed applications cannot be accepted.
|Per Cent for Art Scheme |
Scoil Bheinín Naofa Buachaillí, Trim Rd., Duleek, Co. Meath
Under the Per Cent for Art Scheme Scoil Bheinín Naofa Buachaillí wishes to commission new visual artwork to celebrate our school community.
Commission The commission is for a collaborative art programme to be explored, developed and completed in conjunction with the Per Cent for Art Committee. Two possible locations have been identified within the school. One internally in main corridor area, with floor to ceiling glass windows on one side and long wall on the other. A second in a playground area which is visible from the front entrance of the school. We are flexible regarding the location of the piece.
The Budget The maximum budget for the commission is €22,000* inclusive of all artists’ fees, costs, expenses, vat, insurance, transportation to site installation cost, foundations (if applicable) and any other charges.
Registration of Interest: To register your interest in the project email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Emma Keane , Art Commission Co-ordinator, Scoil Bheinín Naofa Buachaillí, Duleek, Co. Meath expressing your interest in the project before 4 p.m. on Wednesday 20th February 2019 and providing your name, address, telephone number and email address. When registering, please indicate if you require to attend a project site visit.
Unless otherwise indicated by applicants, email will be the form of communication used for registration of interest.