Rudolf Samohejl, an artist based in Prague, was invited to the studios to discuss his work on the 20th of January.
Rudolf was in Ireland to participate in Block T’s event, ‘Apprentice/Master Exhibition #4 -Beginning and End of the World’. The show featured work by Rudolf, Philip Napier, Joost Elschot, and Maurice Gobert.
The Apprentice/Master Project matches graduating fine art students (BA or MA) from different art schools in Europe, to renowned contemporary artists who connect with the work of the apprentices.
More information about Rudolf’s practice can be found here – http://www.rudolfsamohejl.cz/work
To 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
Ciara O’ Hara
Thursday November 6th – Tuesday 11th. Opening 6pm
Alan James Burns
Amanda Elena Conrad + Róisín Beirne
Joseph Noonan Ganley
James Ó hAodha
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.
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Ormond studios gratefuly acknowledges the support of Dublin City Arts Office with this event.
Below are a selection of Photographs from ;JUST DO IT’ by Avril Corroon, recipient of our 2014 Graduate Residency Award. This exhibition comprised of a video installation, which was the result of a six-week residency in our studios.
Avril Corroon graduated in 2014 from the National College of Art and Design where she studied Fine Art Media. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally at Foundation 14, Catalyst Arts, Pit Groningen and Muenster Kunstakadamie. Corroon has also recently received the Foundation 14 Undergraduate Award.
Opening Thursday 25th September 6pm – 8pm
Ormond member Martina Galvin will be exhibiting work as part of ‘Exploring Spaces’ at the Braid Arts Centre in Ballymena. The show opens on the 22nd of March and runs until the 31st of May.
‘Exploring Spaces’ is an exhibition that examines place and space in its broadest sense from the macro to the micro, the global to the local, where both perceived and imagined spaces are investigated. Architecture and the built environment; interior and exterior spaces, constitute the core of this exhibition, with other tangential threads leading from this. It is designed to encourage the viewer to think further about their perception of the world that surrounds us and to view these diverse spaces that the artists offer as their own unique visions of interest. Anne O’Byrne, for instance looks at the global and national context of construction, capitalism and its effect on community. She references Jean Baudrillard and his thesis on how commerce and capitalism make human existence a matter of production and exchange. The vulnerability of nature is articulated in the stark photographs of Brian Cregan, while Fiona Mulholland creates an artificial version of the natural world with her sculptural assemblages that manifest an inherent aesthetic beauty in unexpected manmade materials.
‘Exploring Spaces’ at the Braid Arts Centre and Mid Antrim Museum features the work of twelve established artists, namely; Adrian O’Connell, Martina Galvin, Eamon O’Kane, Fiona Mulholland, Jennifer Trouton, Nuala ní Fhlathúin, Brian Cregan, Betty Gannon, Jill McKeown, Julie Merriman, Anne O’Byrne and Ian Wieczorek. It is curated by Marianne O’Kane Boal and is part of an art and architecture programme for the town of Ballymena that builds on the autumn symposium ‘Space: A Social Agenda’ and promotes principles of Civic Stewardship in the urban realm. ‘Exploring Spaces’ is complemented by a series of artists/architects interventions within the town and Borough, by Culturstruction, Donnacha Cahill, Marie Connole and curator Marianne O’Kane Boal, delivered under the Creative Citizen’s Programme.
Combining a diverse range of practices; painting, drawing, sculpture, film, video, installation and photography; this exhibition offers the opportunity to the public to explore unique spaces conjured by the artists selected. It is an engaging and memorable exhibition of work.
Ormond member Helen Mac Mahon will be exhibiting work as part of Blue Monday the upcoming exhibition in MART, Rathmines. The opening event is on Monday 20th January. The exhibition will run until Sunday 2nd of February.
Instead of using art as a means of amplifying the miseries of life, this exhibition seeks out the beautiful in the little moments of everyday life. Inspired by Arthur Schopenhauer’s notion that art provides relief from the incessant suffering of life, works included in this exhibit are meant to offer respite from an art scene obsessed with its own misery. Taking place during what some argue is the most miserable time of the year, this exhibition will showcase multi-media works that explore themes of beauty, happiness, serenity, and other expressions intending to provide relief from life’s hardships.
Exhibition Opens on Blue Monday 20th January 2014 @ 6pm. Runs 20th Jan – 2nd Feb. Open 1-7pm Daily.
Curated by El Putnam
Artists: Kajsa Bäckström, Liam Campbell, Mary Cooke, Derville Conroy, Justyna Gruszczyk, Madeline Hellier, Anthony Kelly, Helen MacMahon, Rosalind Murray, Rime Otilla Qvale, EL Putnam, Sarah Rado, David Stalling.
RGB (2013) Sculptural light installation (Photo Sarah Rado)
Polychromatic Shadow Configuration Device (2013) Interactive light installation. (Photo MART)
Installation view (Photo Rosalind Murray)
Installation view (Photo Sarah Rado)
Generator feature Blue Monday
Link to DCTV’s magazine arts show Generator series 2 part 1, Blue Monday is featured approx 8.30 minutes in!