We are currently inviting applications for studio membership. Ormond Studios supports the development of arts practice through affordable studio provision, a central location in close proximity to galleries and other cultural spaces, critical discourse and space for occasional events and exhibitions. Members have access to shared studio equipment and use of the Ormond project space. Personal spaces are roughly 2 x 2.25 metres, with 24 hour access. As a non‐hierarchical space run by and for its eight member artists, each member has an equal vote on governance and takes on a role with operational responsibility. Rent is €110 per month, including utilities. A space will become available on December 1st, or earlier through negotiation.
Expressions of interest in joining an artist-led studio space should be sent to email@example.com. Applications should contain (1) a CV (two pages max) (2) a letter of interest articulating your reasons for joining an artist-run space (300 words max) and (3) 10 images of work/links to moving image works/website.
Deadline for applications: Sunday 13th November
Studio member Chloe Brenan is collaborating with artists John Waid and Marc Reilly on the production of a hand bound book to accompany John’s installation piece at EVA 2016 titled ‘909,125 minutes later’. Shout out to the excellent technician Jamie Murphy at Distiller’s Press for letter pressing the cover. Here are some pictures of the finished thing..
7 Apr-8 May
Opening 7 Apr 6.30pm
Phototropism brings together works by 11 contemporary photographers with distinct, diverse, and playful approaches, assembled at The Library Project amongst a growing botanic display that will evolve over a month-long installation.
The exhibition includes the works of Viviane Sassen, Ciarán Óg Arnold, Miriam O’ Connor, Paul Gaffney, Jan Dirk Van Der Burg, Gerry Blake, Saskia Groneberg, Enda Bowe, Ruth van Beek, Eoin Moylan, and Awoiska Van Der Molen. Co-curated by Steven Maybury and Ángel Luis González Fernández.
For more information click on the links below.
Ormond Studio member Kieran Gallagher has had an essay ‘Teaching Through Contemporary Art’ published on the Arts in Education charter website. Follow the link to read what he’s been up to.http://artsineducation.ie/en/reading-room/?filter=essays-articles
Helen Mac Mahon will be showing work as part of the MART Experiments series. It opens on Monday the 7th of December at 6pm and will run until Thursday the 10th.
Fortuna is comprised of a collection of works at various stages of development whose realisation owes much to the element of chance.
The starting point for each of the works is the manipulation of light, but serendipitous discoveries have been allowed to lead the course of creative action.
Mundane, everyday items introduced have acted as catalysts, producing surprising results and offering opportunities to push the process of discovery further along an undetermined path. This type of experimentation has become the very root of my practice.
These works are not intended to be finished pieces and are more akin to sketches that inform and influence each other. They allow a glimpse into a process of investigation – one where the eventual outcome cannot be fully predicted. Curiosity fuels this experimental approach. An openness to experimentation for its own sake facilitates the growth and development of the work.
Curated by Siobhán Mooney.
More information can be found on the Facebook events page https://www.facebook.com/events/1494050704230330/
More information about MART and its events www.mart.ie
A studio space will become available from 1st December 2015 in Ormond Studios. Rent is €100-€150/m for all spaces (approximately 2 x 2.5m) and every member also has access to a large project space through our booking system. All members also have access to Wifi, studio tools and equipment.
Interested applicants should send a letter of interest in becoming a member, a statement about your practice and examples of your work or a link to a website/blog to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: Saturday 14th November.
**It is important to note that Ormond Studios is an artist led studio space and it is collectively run and programmed by all members. Those interested in applying for the studio space should have both the time for, and the interest in, the running and organising of the studio. Membership requires taking on a specific role in the management of Ormond Studios.
View of studio spaces and the project/exhibition space.
Helen Mac Mahon’s exhibition ‘Eidolon’ will be opening in Platform Arts Belfast on Thursday the 1st of October from 6 to 9pm. The show will then run until the 24th of October.
For more information see the Platform Arts website platformartsbelfast.com or the Facebook event page http://www.facebook.com/events/426527620885092/
‘Ormond Stew’ is influenced by the artistic practices of the members currently residing in Ormond Studios from the perspective of its newest members.
The exhibition examines how practices can exist and influence each other in this artist-led initiative.
It aims to challenge and reflect upon the creative atmosphere in such an environment, and is an experiment meant to encourage conversation and integration among it’s members.
A series of conversations were conducted amongst members in the realizing of the show.
Through the course of these meetings, thematic language and common themes arose that helped shaped the show.
self reflection / self – actualisation / deliberation / a place for contemplation / an integral part to practice*life / shared experiences / sensory submersion / trust in simplicity / definitions are finite / reading not explaining / suggestion / digestion and observation/ Deceitful memory / recreated memories / objects as vehicles of memory / representations of constructed or false realities imaginary situations /
Opening: 7 – 9pm
17 & 18th of September.
All other viewings by appointment.
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’
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