Archive for November, 2009

The Trade Shop

November 30, 2009

As mentioned in the previous post there are two Residency Groups as part of Trade. One of the groups consists of Cathy Carman, Seamus Dunbar, Cathal Roche and Anna Spearman working with John Gibbons.

Jane/E/And Still

'Jane/E/And Still' by John Gibbons, National Portrait Gallery, London

Working with John Gibbons has led this group of independent artists into the ‘performance’ of weekly cross-arts
improvisation sessions. On the journey, improvisation and play have come to follow many group discussions,
home cooked meals, site and studio visits. Their shared and private creative work have become a playful continuation
of that group dialogue. Working in this way, they have established a collaborative practice in which we work independently, in subgroups and as a single unit. As they continue on their journey, work expands through a democratic exchange with Carrick on Shannon. Time becomes marked by new events, the ebb and flow of relationships. For the seminar the group will present aspects of their journey through discussion, live performance and a visit to the TRADE shop in Carrick on Shannon.

The TRADE Shop – Pawn Shop of the Soul which is located on Main Street, Carrick on Shannon (formerly Gerard Anthony’s) runs until Saturday 5th December and members of the public are invited to bring an object/image of personal image to our shop on Main Street where the TEAM of artists will transform it into a work of ART.

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Sequence @ TRADE09

November 30, 2009

Sequence

Sequence is an exhibition of work by one of two Residency Groups that took part in TRADE by the artists Darren Almond, Padraig Cunningham, Johnnie Lawson, Róisín Loughrey and Margo Mcnulty.

Over the duration of the residency the artists undertook the exploration of what was developing into an integrated process both as individual practitioners and as a group. Mediated by Darren Almond, Trade became a dialogue of ideas, peer critiques and resources. Individually the artists hoped that the dialogue with Darren, and between themselves, would create a shift in there work, balancing the exploration of new areas of interest with targeted focus on each individual’s practice. 

Each artist involved aspired to creating new work resulting from the dialogue and experiences. The outcome of the residency for them has been the formulation of a collective exhibition with Darren Almond in an alternative space. This exhibition will open in conjunction with the TRADE seminar and will inform the artists presentations at the event. Exhibiting on a common ground, in five warehouses will bring the work into focus and demonstrate the relationships that have developed through TRADE.

 The exhibition is located at Westgate, Retail Park, Carrick on Shannon, Co Roscommon. Reception takes place at 6pm on Friday 4th December. It runs from 12pm-5pm 4th to 6th December and by appointment from 7th to 11th December (contact 086 8764027).

You can check out all the updates for this project on their facebook page.

Mono/Chrono/Pneumatic Red Clock

Mono/Chrono/Pneumatic Red Clock at Matthew Marks by Darren Almond

TRADE09 at The Dock

November 29, 2009

TRADE09 takes place in The Dock this weekend – below is information on the event and a schedule. If you need more information visit http://www.leitrimarts.ie/trade or drop us an email to mdillon@leitrimcoco.ie. Limited number of places are still available – to book contact lodowd@leitrimcoco.ie.

TRADE is a partnership programme of Roscommon and Leitrim Arts Offices, supported by Roscommon and Leitrim County Councils and the Arts Council of Ireland.

(Also you may have heard already that the Leitrim Arts Office is currently flooded so our 0719621694 number is not working for the time being so if you need to talk to us about Trade call The Dock 071 9650828 and ask for Liz or Michelle)

 

Trade09 logo

Artists in Conversation
Friday 4th – Saturday 5th December 2009

John Gibbons and Darren Almond are currently leading two programmes of work with eight artists from Roscommon and Leitrim. At the seminar, Gibbons and Almond will give presentations about their own practice, whilst the two groups of artists they have been working with over the last number of months will give group presentations about their experience of the TRADE programme. Almond and Gibbons have invited Rod Menghan and Brian Dillon to also give keynote presentations at the seminar. Other speakers over the weekend include Katie Browne, Anna Mcleod and Christine Mackey, who have been participating in international residencies sponsored by TRADE.

The weekend is facilitated by Aideen Barry, Valerie Connor, Tessa Giblin, Mike Fitzpatrick and Declan McGonagle (Chair).

Darren Almond will be working on and presenting a piece, ‘The Marathon Monk’ (Working title) — a five channel projection piece which follows the path of a Tendai monk as he journeys through the forest of Mount Hiei which looks over the ancient city of Kyoto, Japan. Darren was able to get direct access with the monastery and was given permission (the first of its kind) to film a monk during part of his 100 day training. This a seven year journey for these monks who are known as the Kaihōgyō, who run 2 marathons a day for a 100 days. If the gyoja successfully completes the 100-day term, he can petition to try the 1000-day term. This term will take seven years to complete. The process of such a physical and mental test is to gain enlightenment and achieve the status of a living Buddha.

SCHEDULE

FRI 4TH DECEMBER
10.30 REGISTRATION & COFFEE
11.00 INTRODUCTION
11.10 DARREN ALMOND WITH DECLAN McGONAGLE
12.00 BRIAN DILLON WITH TESSA GIBLIN
12.50 LUNCH
2.00 JOHN GIBBONS WITH MIKE FITZPATRICK
2.50 ROD MENGHAM WITH VALERIE CONNOR
3.40 COFFEE
4.00 OVERVIEW OF EMERGING THEMES WITH CHAIR AND FACILITATORS
5.00 OFF-SITE PERFORMANCE/PROJECT
CATHY CARMEN / SEAMUS DUNBAR / CATHAL ROCHE / ANNA SPEARMAN
THIS PROJECT WILL RUN UNTIL 10 DEC 2009
6.00 BUS DEPARTS DOCK FOR SECOND EXHIBITION/EVENT
6.15 OPENING OF ‘SEQUENCE’ – ALMOND RESIDENCY ARTISTS EXHIBITION
PADRAIG CUNNINGHAM / JOHNNIE LAWSON / RÓISÍN LOUGHREY / MARGO McNULTY / WITH DARREN ALMOND
THIS EXHIBITION IS OPEN DEC 4 ,5 & 6, 12-5pm AND 7-11pm BY APPOINTMENT: 086 876 4027
7.30 BUS DEPARTS DOCK FOR RESTAURANT
8.00 DINNER

SAT 5TH DECEMBER
9.45 COFFEE
10.00 TRADE RESIDENCY ARTISTS GROUPS WITH AIDEEN BARRY
10.45 INTERNATIONAL BURSARY ARTISTS WITH TESSA GIBLIN
KATIE BROWNE / CHRISTINE MACKEY /ANNA MACLEOD
11.20 COFFEE
11.40 IN CONVERSATION 1
12.20 IN CONVERSATION 2
1.00 IN CONVERSATION 3
1.40 FEEDBACK SESSION WITH CHAIR AND FACILITATORS
2.20 LUNCH
3.15 END (RESOURCE ROOM REMAINS OPEN UNTIL 5PM)
TRAIN DEPARTS CARRICK ON SHANNON FOR DUBLIN CONNOLLY AT 3.46

IN CONVERSATION

After hearing keynote speakers on Friday morning, delegates will be invited to suggest particular questions or topics they would like to discuss with them in greater detail. These suggestions will be collated and a number of them used as the topics for the In Conversation sessions on Saturday. There will be three consecutive In Conversation sessions with a keynote speaker, a facilitator and a maximum of ten delegates. This will enable each delegate to engage in genuine debate on issues of interest/concern with three of the keynote speakers.

RESOURCE ROOM

The Resource Room provides a range of material and tools for artists including –
– An extensive selection of brochures and application forms from established international residency centres.
– Advice on funding, submissions and sample applications for residency programmes.
– Information on how to develop a web identity, how to network with international artist communities.
– A collection of related publications from Leitrim and Roscommon County Libraries.

HOW TO GET HERE

Carrick on Shannon is on the N4 Dublin to Sligo primary route. It is serviced by the Dublin-Sligo train route as well
as by Bus Éireann. Please contact Bus Éireann for relevant bus schedules.
Train times for Dublin (Connolly) – Carrick on Shannon:
Friday 7th Dep: Dublin 07.05 / 09.05 – Arr: Carrick on Shannon 09.15 / 11.15
Saturday 8th Dep: Carrick on Shannon 15.46 / 17.46 / 19.45 – Arr: Dublin 18.00 / 20.02 / 22.02

FEES

Artists: €30 | Members of organisations: €120
Fee includes lunch and dinner on Friday, and lunch on Saturday.

BOOKING

To book for TRADE, please email lodowd@leitrimcoco.ie. Further information is available from http://www.leitrimarts.ie/trade


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November 5, 2009

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