Saturday, 7 January 2012

Let's Play! Design

13th Jan 2012 (Fri) - 16th Jan 2012 (Mon) from 19:00 - 18:00
Makeshift Ensemble in association with WRKSHP @ Sample Studios presents:

Let's Play! Design an exhibition of theatre design, comprisind set, costume and sound design. The exhibition comes as the fourth event of Makeshift Ensemble Let's Play! theatre development programme.

The aim of this event is to showcase the design talent in Cork , introduce new designers and to put theatre design into the limelight for once and allow an insight for the public into this aspect of theatre.

The exhibition is also preceded by a two day workshop on theatre design for the participating artists which is facilitated by Lisa Lilywhite theatre designer.

Opening Times:

Friday 7pm Official Opening (drinks and a DJ)
Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 12am - 4pm
Monday 10am - 6pm

Let's Play! is supported by the Arts Council and the exhibition was made possible with the generous support of Kinlay House and Pat MacDonnel Paints.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Art Studies 2012 National Gallery of Ireland

Detail from François-Marie Poncet, 'Adonis'

Art Studies 2012: Great Art in the Context of its Time
Dates and Venue: 12 January to 29 March, Thursdays 6.30pm, Gallery Lecture Theatre.
This series of twelve talks will explore what constitutes great works of art: antiquities, stained glass, paintings, sculpture, museums, architecture and interiors. 
12 January - What is a Masterpiece?Nigel Rolfe, Artist, Senior Critic, University of Pennsylvania, School of Design; Chelsea College of Art; Fine Arts Course Tutor, Royal College of Art
19 January - Renaissance Master Sculptor - MichelangeloDr Paula Murphy, University College Dublin
26 January - Masterpieces of Irish AntiquitiesPeter Harbison, Royal Irish Academy
2 February - Venetian Renaissance Master: TitianDr Philip Cottrell, University College Dublin
9 February - Great 20th-century Architecture: Hans Scharoun's Berlin PhilharmonieProfessor Hugh Campbell, University College Dublin
16 February - Great Eighteenth-century InteriorsDr Christine Casey, Trinity College Dublin
23 February - Vermeer: 17th-Century Dutch Master PainterDr Adriaan Waiboer, National Gallery of Ireland
1 March- Illustrating the Finest Irish Stained GlassDr Nicola Gordon Bowe, National College of Art and Design; University of Ulster
8 March - The Great American Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright Dr Kathleen James-Chakraborty, University College Dublin
15 March - Velázquez: Spanish Portrait Painter ExtraordinaireDr Peter Cherry, Trinity College Dublin
22 March - Daniel Maclise: Master of DetailDr Brendan Rooney, National Gallery of Ireland
29 March - Cabinets of Curiosities :  National Museums Dr Marie Bourke, National Gallery of Ireland

Details: 12 January to 29 March, Thursdays 6.30pm, Gallery Lecture Theatre. A Certificate of Attendance is provided for those who attend the course.
Season Ticket: €95 for 12 lectures. Single Ticket: €8.50 per talk (Concession 10%: Students/OAP/Unwaged/Registered Disabled/Friends of NGI, proof of status required), available from the Gallery Shop: 01-663 3518.
Enquiries: Education Department T: 01-663 3504/5 E:

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Coal Story: a photographic exhibition by Darek Fortas

The Copper House Gallery will launch Coal Story, a photographic exhibition by Darek Fortas on Wednesday 11th January 2012 from 6pm-8pm. Artist Anthony Haughey will open the exhibition. Coal Story, the first solo exhibition by Darek Fortas, is a result of an extensive photographic engagement with the two largest coal mining companies in the European Union located in Silesia, the most industrialised part of Poland.

Coal Story combines contemporary photography and archival research dating back to the 1960s, when Poland experienced significant economic and industrial expansion. In the early 1980s, coal mines were a major site of struggle and resistance against the communist regime. Workers’ protests resulted in the creation of Solidarity - a workers’ and citizens' movement under the leadership of Lech Walesa. The coal miners actions eventually led to the collapse of communism and the end of the Cold War.

This exhibition is part of the inaugural Fire Propeller Competition, the precursor of the new €150,000 Fire Arts Awards. The Fire Propeller Competition is an annual award open to all final year photography students. The 2011 Fire Propeller winner Darek Fortas has recently started his eight week residency at The Copper House Gallery, in preparation for Coal Story,  his first solo photographic exhibition.
The 2012 Fire Propeller Competition will be launched at the opening of Coal Story at The Copper House Gallery on Wednesday 11th January 2012.