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
‘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.
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!
Ormond Studios member, Kieran Gallagher, representing St Oliver’s community school Drogheda, was part of a panel of invited speakers discussing different perspectives from the arts and education sectors at the Virtually There symposium on the 16th of October.
Kids’ Own and Visual Art Education in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, hosted the national symposium for the education & arts sectors on Thursday 16 October 2014 on the theme “Virtually There? Are we on the road to meaningful arts experiences with children in schools?”
As part of Kids’ Own’s national Virtually There Tour – funded through the Arts Council’s Touring & Dissemination of Work Award – This special event was hosted for artists, teachers, practitioners and sector professionals with an interest in current arts in education practice. Through the symposium, participants were invited to engage with the Virtually There touring exhibition and to question and interrogate how far we have come along the road towards meaningful arts experiences with children in schools.
The day included presentations by artists and teachers involved in the Virtually There project, and a panel discussion with representatives from the arts and education sectors, including Helen O’Donoghue, Head of Education at IMMA, Artist Maree Hensey, Eamonn Mitchell, School Placement and Visual Art Education at Mary Immaculate College, Liz Coman, Arts Officer, Dublin City Council, and Mary Nunan, Dancer & Choreographer and former Chair of the Arts Council’s Special Committee on Arts & Education.
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.