James Ó HAodha at the Good Hatchery

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Ormond member James Ó HAodha has been announced as one of the 13 artists to be selected as members for The Good Hatchery in Offaly for 2015!

The Good Hatchery, Daingean, Co. Offaly.

The Good Hatchery is happy to announce an exciting group of new members and winner of the Alloy prize to a recent graduate. Siobhán Clancy, Jacki Hehir, Emma Houlihan, Ciarán Kavanagh, Andreas Kindler von Knobloch, Kathryn Maguire, Claire McCluskey, Lucy McKenna, Annemarie Ní Churreáin, Margaret O’Brien, James Ó hAodha, Charlie Stewart-Liberty, Miriam Thorpe, Tom Watt.

Following an open call 13 artists were selected for 12month membership. Membership operates as an extended residency during which time each member can book use of GH facilities on a democratic basis. Membership offers artists access to the support, work, accommodation, facilities, insurance and the chance to work alongside one another in the development of site responsive works. The Good Hatchery is a collaborative and expansive art project directed by artists Carl Giffney and Ruth E. Lyons since its foundation in 2007.

Along with the open call one recent graduate was selected for the annual ALLOY prize. This year the award went to Ciaran Kavanagh from Crawford College of Art and Design Cork.

http://www.thegoodhatchery.com

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.

James Ó hAodha – Foaming at the Mouth 4

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Ormond’s James Ó HAodha will be taking part in ‘Foaming at the Mouth 4’ in the Stag’s Head on Wednesday 3rd of September.Its the final event of this visual art spoken word series, curated by Tracy Hanna and Emer Lynch, so don’t miss it! Speakers include

Isabel Nolan
Fergal Gaynor
Eleanor Flegg
Joseph Noonan Ganley
James Ó hAodha
Stéphane Hanly
Dennis McNulty
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Garrett Phelan
Lee Welch

For more information, check out : fatm-dublin.tumblr.com or contact : emerlynch.tracyhanna@gmail.com

On your bike, there’s a new gang in town…

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Great article about James O hAodha’s event for this years Bealtaine Festival, the Crank Set Bike Gang Rally

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If you happened to stroll through Dublin’s Phoenix Park last Saturday afternoon, you may have found yourself a victim of the mischievous ‘Crank Set’.

Dozens of innocent passersby were accosted by a group that came from nowhere and took over the park on their bicycles. Clad in black bomber jackets emblazoned with their gang logo, they swooped on unsuspecting members of the public.

A far cry from the sophisticated sportsmen of the Giro d’Italia, these rowdy riders circled and chased people, sped down paths dragging sticks across railings, and created an unearthly racket wherever they went, thanks to playing cards jammed between the spokes of their wheels.

This surreal scene was actually the culmination of a unique art project forming part of the Bealtaine Festival, an all-island Irish festival which celebrates creativity as we age. 

Gang The Crank Set Bike Gang Rally. Photographer: Eoin Kirwan

The Crank Set is a bike gang…

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The Crank Set Gang Rally Event

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Some updates from James Ó HAodha latest project for the Bealtaine Festival of creativity. Some places are still available if there are any over 50’s who would like to be involved.

Workshop One

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Rookie Crank Set cyclist tries out the ‘Card Trick’.

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Workshop two.

Gang members met with Kevin McNamara of Dublin Ink to decide on an insignia for the Crank Set that will appear on the gang jackets.

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You can follow the gangs progress here (or join up!!) – https://www.facebook.com/events/1485619941667015/

James Ó hAodha – Over 50’s Bicycle Gang

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Over 50’s Bicycle Gang is James Ó hAodha’s new collaborative project for Bealtaine 2014

Bealtaine Festival of creativity as we age is looking for interested participants to create an “Over 50s” Bicycle Gang, with artist James Ó hAodha. Marking the arrival of the Giro D’Italia bicycle race to Ireland, this creative project will bring a group of people together for a live event in Phoenix Park on Saturday May 10th.

Be part of this exclusive group, and work together to earn some ‘street-cred’! This event is brought to you by Dublin City Council and Age and Opportunity.

Participants will:

Take part in a series of group cycles and guided workshops
Explore aspects of urban cycling, communication and self-organisation
Meet new people and work together to create a visual identity for the gang.
Participate in an outdoor public event in Phoenix Park on Saturday May 10th as part of Bealtaine Festival
Explore the creativity of mischief-making, and what is seen as the antisocial side of adolescent gang culture
Work together on and test out a series of group actions and gestures in preparation for the event

Getting involved:
Free workshops will take place weekdays, from Wednesday 30th April – dates are flexible.
Bicycles can be provided if necessary.
Limited places available, so please register early to avoid disappointment!
For more information contact James at:
bikegangdublin@gmail.com
Artist James Ó hAodha
or call 087 9596 949

For The Birds – Sat 22nd March, the LAB

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James Ó hAodha, For the Birds (2014); ephemeral event as part of the group exhibition Tonight, you can call me Trish; The LAB Gallery, Dublin, 2014.
 
***Note – this event is now taking place on Saturday the 22nd of March not the 15th as previously advertised.***
RGKSKSRG and The LAB Gallery
present:For the Birds

A newly commissioned ephemeral event by James Ó hAodha,
featuring a Macaw, a Cockatoo, and an African Grey Parrot.
Saturday 22 March 2014, 11am – 3pm
The LAB Gallery, Foley Street, Dublin 1

As part of the exhibition, Tonight, you can call me Trish, artist James Ó hAodha has been commissioned to devise an encounter with a specific community of interest. His work For the Birds is a one-off event; a series of idiosyncratic exhibition tours, which takes place in the gallery over a single day – the final day of Trish. Teasing out notions of what constitutes ‘audience’ and ‘exhibition’, the artist plays with the presence of three hand-picked exotic birds -a Macaw, a Cockatoo, and an African Grey Parrot. The birds will simultaneously occupy the gallery both as viewer and live performer, activating, intervening and, in moments, becoming complicit with the language of display, aesthetics, and the mediation of contemporary visual art.

Exhibition tours will run every 40 minutes, from 11am until 3pm, each lasting 15 minutes.

Admission free, no booking required. Please note, due to the nature of this event, these timings are prone to change, and also, in moments, there may be limited access in the gallery.

James Ó hAodha (b. 1985, Wexford, Ireland)
is an interdisciplinary artist based in Dublin.
Since graduating from NCAD in 2009, Ó hAodha has continued to develop a socially engaged practice, working for the most part beyond the bounds of the exhibition space. Interested in the creation of encounters, his work often takes the form of intervention, performance/action and exchange, with a shared focus on how temporal encounters and site-specific work can inhabit and intersect with the space of the gallery. Ó hAodha has been involved in projects with Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray; The Joinery, Dublin; The Drawing Project, Dun Laoghaire; Fringe
Festival, Dublin; Resort, Donegal; Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff; Irish Museum of Contemporary Art; and Tulca, Galway, amongst others.
He is currently a member of Ormond Studios, Dublin.

For more information, please contact:
Rachael Gilbourne/Kate Strain – rgksksrg@rgksksrg.com

Or Sheena Barrett – sheena.barrett@gmail.com

‘Your Otoliths- An Audio Route Guide to the LAB Gallery for Minecrafters’ and ‘For the Birds’.

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Two dates for the diary!

Our own Mary-Jo Gilligan and James Ó hAodha will be creating ephemeral events as part of The Lab’s current group show ‘Tonight, you can call me Trish’.

‘Your Otoliths- An Audio Route Guide to the LAB Gallery for Minecrafters’, Saturday March, 1st, 11am-3pm
(To register for participation, please visit www.thelab.ie)
Mary-Jo Gilligan has been commissioned to create an ephemeral event that sets the context for a niche engagement with the exhibition and its locale. The work titled ‘Your Otoliths- An Audio Route Guide to the LAB Gallery for Minecrafters’, unfolds as a guided journey custom built for the Minecraft gaming community.

‘For the Birds’, Saturday 15th of March, 11am-3pm
James Ó hAodha has been commissioned to devise an encounter with a specific community of interest. His work ‘For the Birds’ is a one off event, which takes place in the Lab gallery over a single day. Teasing out notions of what constitutes ‘audience’ and ‘exhibition’ he plays with the presence of three hand-picked exotic birds who similtaneously occupy the gallery both as viewer and live performer, activating, intervening, and, in moments becoming complicit with the language of display, aesthetics and the mediation of contemporary visual art.

Tonight, you can call me Trish

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Ormond members Mary-Jo Gilligan and James O hAodha will have work in the upcoming exhibition ‘Tonight you can call me Trish’. Curated by Rachael Gilbourne and Kate Strain, the exhibition in The Lab, Foley Street, will open on Thursday 6th February and run until 22nd March. Details to follow soon on both James and Mary-Jo’s ephemeral contributions to the show in March!

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