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/
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.
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.