A WEEKEND OF EVENTS AT PIGEON HOUSE HOTEL & PRECINCT: Saturday 25th May 2013, 11:00 – 19:00 and Sunday 26th May 2013, 14:00 – 19:00
Following five months of collaborative work, small research events and the activation of a studio space at the Pigeon House Hotel on the Poolbeg Peninsula in Dublin Bay, Commonage is delighted to invite you to attend a series of events for Landing Place.
Over the weekend of Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th of May 2013, Landing Place presents four newly commissioned contemporary art works in sound, film, architectural intervention and performance, by Sven Anderson, Aoife Desmond, Fiona McDonald and Ema Nik Thomas. These works explore the Pigeon House Precinct and its context in the Poolbeg Peninsula through ideas of activation and access.
A talk series on Saturday afternoon from 2pm until 5pm will open up a discussion about the site and the project through presentations on contemporary art, heritage, urban planning and ideas of access. Context specific hospitality treatment will be provided by Jennie Moran with Luncheonette.
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Press Release (PDF document)
Event Flyer (PDF document)
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
SVEN ANDERSON [sound installation]
Sat 25th, 11:00 – 14:00 and 17:00 - 19:00, at 30 minute intervals
Sun 26th, 14:00 – 19:00, at 30 minute intervals
Passage Migrants [filmwork] duration: 30 mins
Sat 25th, 12:30 and 18:00
Sun 26th, 15:00 and 17:30
TRADINGTIME [architectural intervention]
Sat 25th, 11:00 – 19:00
Sun 26th, 14:00 – 19:00
EMA NIK THOMAS
duration: 2 hours
Sat 25th, 12:00 – 14:00 and 17:00 – 19:00
Sun 26th, 16:00 – 18:00
TALK SERIES 14:00 – 17:00, SAT 25TH MAY
Speakers include: Fiona McDonald, Charles Duggan, Jesse Jones, Hollie Kearns and Rosie Lynch, Grainne Shaffrey and more.
An afternoon talk series to consider the contemporary significance of the Pigeon House site from a number of perspectives: contemporary art, urban planning, public access and heritage. The talk series event is free, but booking is essential, please contact:firstname.lastname@example.org
LUNCHEONETTE [Landing Place]
Context specific hospitality treatment by Jennie Moran serving food and drinks. Not free but not expensive. Open: Sat 11:00 – 19:00 and Sunday 14:00 – 19:00.
Landing Place has been funded through an Arts Council Visual Arts Project Award, and supported by Dublin City Council Heritage Office and the Dublin City Public art Programme under Strand 4 – City Contexts. Landing Place is a Commonage commissioned project, curated by Hollie Kearns and Rosie Lynch and developed in partnership with Dublin City Council Heritage Office. Full description here
The Office of Public Works in partnership with the Crawford Art Gallery present an exhibition of 16 contemporary artists in the stunning setting of Castletown House, as part of the Culture Connects Programme of the EU Presidency.
Prelude Speaker: Contemporary Castletown will be open to the general public from the 30th April - 30th June, Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday 10am-6pm, last admission 5pm. Self guided admission to the museum rooms to view the exhibition is free and guided tours will also be available. Artists include:
Sarah Browne, Gerard Byrne, Felicity Clear, Maud Cotter , Michelle Deignan , Blaise Drummond, Domestic Godless , Simon English , Mary FitzGerald , Patrick Jolley, Rebecca Trost, Inger Lise Hansen, Marianne Keating , Eoin McHugh , Paul Nugent, Colin O’Connor , Jennifer Trouton
For information on our upcoming events please refer to our website www.castletown.ie, find us on Facebook Castletown House & Parklands or follow us on Twitter @opwcastletown.
Please note: The vehicle access to Castletown is from Exit 6, M4 at Celbridge West and there is free car/coach parking on site. Bus Route: 67
Art and Geography Event Program (PDF Document)
Short Biographies and Abstracts (PDF Document)
Galway Dance Days Performances (PDF Document)
The Space&Place/Ómós Áite research networks and the Galway Dancer in Residence are collaborating on Art&Geography Ireland during Galway Dance Days and the annual Conference of Irish Geographers as part of the fiftieth anniversary celebrations for the Department of Geography, NUI Galway. Over three days of performances, workshops, film shorts, panel discussions and academic papers, artists, academics, practitioners and curators will engage with shared concerns relating to space, place, landscapes, environments, bodies and activism.
We will explore how research and creative practices might result in transformative spatial imaginaries. In some of our workshops, we will engage with the works of radical geographer David Harvey, a plenary speaker at the conference, such as through a workshop run by artist/architect's Blaithin Quinn's on Harvey's notion of 'Spatial Fix'. Additional Art&Geography workshops include those run by Jackie Bourke and Alan Mee. A highlight of Art&Geography Ireland include a work in progress public reading of ‘riverrun’, adapted and performed by Olwen Fouéré through the voice of the river in James Joyce's Finnegans Wake (a full production and premiere of this new work will take place at the Galway Arts Festival 2013).
Participants and Space&Place members are also invited to participate in ‘Dance Days’, the Galway Dancer in Residence Public Programme, that includes theatre and site-specific performances by Irish and international dance artists and companies La Veronal, Fitzgerald & Stapleton, and Elena Giannotti, and with Galway Dance Project workshops with Ambra Bergamasco and Elena Giannotti.
A publication is being worked on following this exciting event. For additional information, please email: email@example.com.
Launched by the Dublin City Council Arts Office, the artistic book, The Red Stables Summer School: Jul – Aug 2012, Edited by Seán O Sullivan, details two major projects, Seoidín O’Sullivan’s Field Work and Geraldine O’Reilly’s Weeds Are Plants Too!. Alongside more than sixty full-colour illustrations, the book includes essays by Seán O Sullivan, Dr. Karen E. Till [Cultural Geographer, NUI Maynooth], and Dr. Declan Doogue, [Botanist, Dublin Naturalists’ Field Club]. It is printed lithographically on high quality book paper in an edition of 250 copies, and it is available through the Red Stables Arts Office and DCC.
This project is supported by Dublin City Council Arts Office and the Arts Council of Ireland.
12 members and affiliates of Space&Place, with Ómós Áite (NUI Galway) and the international Mapping Spectral Traces networks, presented papers, led workshops, explored works in progress, exhibited and discussed films, and offered performances at this international conference. Conference participants will be invited to contributed to a publication on the same theme.
Re:Collecting: an evening of conversations and presentations reflecting the past and future uses of the Evans' Home site. The event may include a publication launch. Light refreshments will be served.
Re:Collecting is an exploration of Evans' Home by architectural researcher Lisa Cassidy, artist Gypsy Ray, and geographers Gerry Kearns and Karen Till. This historic site is the future home of the Butler Art Gallery. In addition to a publication launch, a historic walk led by Prof. Kearns, and public discussion with researchers and artists was hosted on Nov. 10 in Kilkenny and St. John's Priory that reflected upon the past and future uses of the Evans' Home site.
Re:Collecting is an iteration of The Interim Project and records a moment of pause and reflection, between past and future inhabitation. The Butler Gallery wishes to acknowledge the financial assistance provided under the Built Heritage element of the Environment Fund by the Department of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht. Re-Collecting was curated by Commonage.
Event poster. (PDF file)