Wayward Fruit Tree, Group Exhibition Opening 15.09.16 Ormond Studios

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Wayward Fruit Tree

Dorota Borowa, Chloe Brenan, Niamh Coffey, Nessa Darcy, Sarah Edmondson, Kieran Gallagher, Mary-Jo Gilligan, Jessica Kelly, Helen Mac Mahon and Keshet Zur.

Preview 15.09.16 (6-8pm)

Culture Night 16.09.16 (5-11pm)

Saturday 17.09.16 (2-5pm)

 
“Do the books that writers don’t write matter? It’s easy to forget them, to assume the apocryphal bibliography must contain nothing but bad ideas, just abandoned projects, embarrassing first thoughts. It needn’t be so: first thoughts are often best, cheeringly rehabilitated by third thoughts after they’ve been loured at by seconds. Besides, an idea isn’t always abandoned because it fails some quality control test. The imagination doesn’t crop annually like a reliable fruit tree. The writer has to gather whatever’s there: sometimes too much, sometimes too little, sometimes nothing at all.
 
And in the years of glut there is always a slatted wooden tray in some cool, dark attic, which the writer nervously visits from time to time; and yes, oh dear, while he’s been hard at work downstairs, up in the attic there are puckering skins, warning spots, a sudden brown collapse and the sprouting snowflakes. What can he do about it?”
 
Julian Barnes,
Flaubert’s Parrot.
Wayward Fruit Tree is an exhibition of work by current and past members of Ormond Studios, an artist-led space in Dublin City. Taking the above literary notion of the “reliable fruit tree” as a metaphor for artistic output, the collection of works on display reflect on this nature of art making, specifically the negotiation and communication of ideas within the context of an ongoing artistic practice. Some of the artworks represent ideas as they are in the midst of taking shape, somewhere between conception and fruition. Others are earlier works that were not exhibited publicly at the time of their making, but rather served as springboards for other thoughts. In assembling these kinds of works alongside other recently completed pieces, the exhibition hopes to articulate something of the plurality of timings and rhythms specific to each maker’s practice in their shared context of a collectively run space.

Kieran Gallagher – Culture Night Talk in Highlanes Gallery

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Image from Theresa Nanigan’s ‘not sorry’.

On Culture Night in Highlanes Gallery, artist, teacher and studio member Kieran Gallagher and his students will discuss their exhibited project. The work is based on Theresa Nanigian’s 2014 exhibition ‘not sorry‘, an intimate portrait of the Irish teenager and young adult. Kieran and the students from St Oliver Plunkett’s Community College, Drogheda will discuss their work and the impact gallery learning can have on students understanding of process and concept in art practice. THEN, Kieran will be rushing back to Dublin to take part in our open studio!

Helen Mac Mahon – ILLUSION on Tour, Petrosains Discovery Centre, Kuala Lumpur

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Ormond member Helen Mac Mahon has work exhibited as part of ‘ILLUSION on Tour’, the Trinity College Science Gallery’s touring exhibition, at the Petrosains Discovery Centre in Kuala Lumpur. The show runs until December.

‘Petrosains, The Discovery Centre at Suria KLCC presents a new visiting exhibition – “Illusion”, an exhibition which offers an insight into the human mind through an exploration of the motivations and mechanisms of sensory deception. In simpler terms, “Illusion” will make you question what you see and will help you to investigate how perception underpins the way we see, feel, think and understand the world.

“Illusion” was developed by Science Gallery at Trinity College, Dublin and offers a diverse range of artworks or exhibits that deal with different types of illusions, from Significant Birds by Nye Parry, Cubes by Jennifer Townley and The Hurwitz Singularity by Jonty Hurwitz. All exhibits will deceive the senses, showing that what we perceive is often radically different from the reality of what our eyes observe or our ears hear.

This exhibition recently showcased in Charlotte, North Carolina and Petrosains is their first venue in Asia, which makes it a MUST-VISIT exhibition. It will be at Petrosains from August 2015 till December 2015’

Steven Maybury & Helen Mac Mahon – Quantum Leap

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Studio members Steven Maybury and Helen Mac Mahon will be exhibiting work in Quantum Leap as part of the brilliant Foundation15 in Tullamore. The festival runs from the 10th -25th September with a jam packed programme of art, music and theatre and an educational programme that will run alongside it.

For more information see their website www.foundationartsfestival.com or follow their Facebook page – www.facebook.com/foundationartsfestival?fref=ts

Mary Jo Gilligan – Foaming at the Mouth 7

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Visual art spoken word, curated by Tracy Hanna and Emer Lynch. This is the last event of the 2015 series!

Emma Haugh
Katherine MacBride
Naomi Sex
Tanad Williams
Kate Heffernan
Pádraic E. Moore
Philip Napier
Mary-Jo Gilligan

Doors open from 7pm so arrive early to grab a good seat, a drink from the bar, and some food (beef/ veggie burgers & salads available). 8pm start.

The Polo Clubhouse is behind the zoo on Lord’s Walk, a 10-15 min walk from the main Parkgate St. entrance.
There is no need to pre-book and admission is free.

More info: emerlynch.tracyhanna@gmail.com

Martina Galvin with St Laurence O’Toole CBS & Senior GIrls School – Barges, Canals & Gardens

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A project that Ormond artist Martina Galvin was involved in is to be featured on News2day.rte, at 4.25pm on the 9th March. Martina worked with St Lawrence O’Toole’s CBS and St Lawrence O’Toole’s Senior Girls School on a series of barge sculptures. They will be exhibited as part of ‘Plants and Soil in our City Gardens and Canal Banks’ with the Five Lamps Arts Festival. The work will be on show from the 9th until the 13th of March.

The article appears 2.05 minutes into the programme -http://www.rte.ie/player/ie/show/10384828/

More information about this project and the rest of the Five Lamps Arts Festival programme can be found here – http://www.fivelampsarts.ie/new/

Helen Mac Mahon – ILLUSION, Discovery Place, Carolina

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Ormond member Helen Mac Mahon will have work in ‘ILLUSION’, the Science Gallery’s touring exhibition that opens in Discovery Place, Charlotte, Carolina tomorrow.

‘ILLUSION is a perception-shattering insight into the human mind, playfully combining the techniques used by magicians and explored by psychologists. ILLUSION shows that what we perceive is often radically different from the reality of what our eyes observe.

Gaze into a mirror and morph into your inner animal at All the Universe is Full of the Lives of Perfect Creatures. Delicate Boundaries creates a space that allows the worlds inside our digital devices to move into the physical realm as bugs crawl off the screen and onto your body and Counter, using a trompe l’oeil effect, tries to convince us that a two dimensional object is actually three dimensions.

More artworks and interactive demonstrations will offer further insight into the human mind through an exploration of the motivations and mechanisms of sensory deception’.

ILLUSION was curated by psychologist, author and magician Richard Wiseman; researched by deception artist Paul Gleeson, who is also the world’s youngest professional escapologist; and created by Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin, pioneers of the Global Science Gallery Network.

More information on the exhibition can be found here http://www.discoveryplace.org/museum/exhibit/39/ILLUSION

Ormond Studios | 5 Year Anniversary

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NEW ONETo celebrate 5 years successful running, Ormond Studios is excited to present two exhibitions featuring new and existing work from a selection of current artists and past members who have contributed to the space since its founding.

Ormond Studios was founded in 2009 by 11 recent graduates from IADT and NCAD as a non-hierarchal, self-organised art initiative for emerging artists. The ongoing aim of Ormond Studios is to provide a centrally situated, affordable and discursive workspace with facilities for emerging visual artists in Dublin that is collaboratively run and entirely artist-led.

To mark half a decade functioning as a unique creative hub in Dublin City Centre, past and present members of Ormond Studios will come together to create two exciting exhibitions. These anniversary shows will highlight the diversity of creative talent that has fed and driven the space during its five year existence, and serve as a representation and reminder the varied practices the space has been home to in this time. 

Thursday October 23rd – Tuesday 28th. Opening 6pm

Kieran Gallagher 

Martina Galvin

Sam Keogh 

Kevin Kirwan 

Louise McGrath 

Helen MacMahon

Ciara O’ Hara

Matthew Slack

Deborah Smith 

Tanad Williams 

Keshet Zur 

Thursday November 6th – Tuesday 11th. Opening 6pm

Lucy Andrews

Alan James Burns

Amanda Elena Conrad + Róisín Beirne

Jennette Donnelly 

Jason Dunne

Rachel Marum 

Sandra McAllister 

Martina McDonald

Joseph Noonan Ganley

James Ó hAodha 

Nicky Teegan 

Co-Curated with Sandra McAllister.

Ormond continues to evolve and offer concrete supports for emerging practices including our annual Recent Graduate Award, a peer-supported residency and solo exhibition aimed toward graduates from all art institutions across the country, and our in-house Feedback sessions, offering members and other interested artists a platform for testing out new work and ideas.

For more information see :

ormondstudios.wordpress.com

Or Contact:

ormondartists@gmail.com

Ormond studios gratefuly acknowledges the support of Dublin City Arts Office with this event.