Artist Talk | Lieselle McMahon – Sound Visions

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Artist Talk | Lieselle McMahon – Sound Visions

Lieselle McMahon is an artist with a multidisciplinary practice incorporating sound, audio visual installation, sculpture, photography and live art. She will be talking about how, having started with a background in sound (using sound synthesis, sound sculpture and design, field recordings, voice), it is the central element in her process, with her work often first visualised through sound and the piece then developing to involve other media from there. This fundamental entry point into the visual through the aural will be discussed using examples from her body of work.

For more information about Lieselle’s work please visit:
www.a4sounds.org/lieselle-mcmahon
or
www.facebook.com/lieselle.mcmahon
Email: liesellemcm@gmail.com

 

When?
Wed 1st Nov
7:30pm – 8:30pm

A4 Sounds
St Joseph’s Parade
Off Upper Dorset Street
Dublin 1
Google Maps link.

 

To join in the discussion and to keep up-to-date with our educational programme of Talks, Workshops and Courses please join our Facebook group.

For more information on upcoming and previous talks & discussions please visit our talks page.

Memberships Available at A4 Sounds!

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Memberships Available at A4 Sounds!

A4 Sounds is a interdisciplinary studio space and will suit artists of all sorts that enjoy working in a shared environment and need access to a wide range of facilities over the duration of their projects. Our member artists work in a wide range of disciplines including, paint, print, textiles, activism, socially engaged art, film, documentary, animation, illustration, sculpture, woodwrk, metal work, performance, new media and more. If you are looking for more than just a desk in a room get in touch here!

 

10.jpgThe A4 Workshop with shared materials, tools & equipment for members.

Apply for membership!

We are currently looking for fine artists working in a range of disciplines including (but not limited to) sculpture, print, photography and textiles.

As a socially engaged organisation we have also have a keen interest in applications from artists working in the following disciplines: Social Practice, Social Justice, Social Intervention, Socially Engaged, Dialogical, Participatory, Critical Thinking & Research, Activist, Political, Relational, Community, Collaborative Art or New Genre Public Art.

To apply please fill out our application form here!

 

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Our Waiting Lists:

We currently have a wating list for our private workspaces. You can add your name to this list via our application form.

To keep a balance of activity at the studio, we pause applications from certain disciplines when there is a high number of artists working in these areas. When spaces free up we will get in contact with those on our waiting list first.

If you work in one of these areas, please feel free to fill in our application form and we can add you to the list.

OCT 2017: Currently our memberships are open to all disciplines, but film and animation have been allocated a max of two memberships.

OCT 2017: We have 1 workshop personal workspace available €190 pm

 

03smlThe A4 Library Room & The Forgotten Zine Archive

18278387_10203525999468823_3333264930382866443_oThe A4 Yard, with Bike Storage, Mezzaine and Members Garden.
For eating: The Soup Box, The Pie Box, The Cocktail Wall!!

 

What you get!

Our memberships are modular starting at €60 per month, with the option of adding a storage locker (€10-€70 pm) or a personal workspace (€100-€130 pm).

Regular Membership includes:

General

– 24/7 access
– WiFi and bills
– Kitchen facilities
– Outdoor garden with mezzaine & bike storage
Member discounts within A4 and local businesses
– Profile page on our website

Shared

– Access to meeting & workshop room
– Free Scanning & Printing
– Access to shared studio spaces (4 shared studios)
– Access to all facilities
– Access to shared equipment & materials

 

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Facilities

– Darkroom (Colour / Black & White)
– Print & Screen-printing
– Electronics Area
– Workshop & Tools
– Textiles
– Audio-Visual Equipment
– Reduced rental fees to our Event Space for rehearsals & exhibitions
– Option to rent a personal workspace short term for the creation of larger works or exhibition preparation*

 

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A4 Artist Talk, Kate McElroy, 2017

Professional Development & Training

– Free Darkroom Training
– Free Screen-printing Training
– Free Workshop Training
Free or Reduced fees on public workshops & courses
Regular Artist Talks and group discussion
– Regular exhibitions and events
– Collaboration opportunities with a wide range of artists
– Opportunities to host own workshops and discussion groups or to join those hosted by our members
– Ongoing support from the A4 Team
– Online studio group to share ideas, ask for help and stay in touch with our members.

 

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6.jpgLarge Lockers (€20-€70pm)

Additional Costs
– Locker rental, various sizes €10 – €70 per month
– Personal Workspace €100 – €130 (currently a waiting list for these)
– 40% discount on gallery & event space hire

*we have a large workspace available to members to rent on a 1 month basis in our workshop for €130.

 

2Exhibition, Dr. Nadia Kelbova by Justyna Kielbowicz, 2017

 

More information here!

Applications can be made here!

How to find us!

A4_MAPS

Artist Talk | Eimhin McNamara – Duct Tape & Dreams

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Artist Talk | Eimhin McNamara – Duct Tape & Dreams

Eimhin McNamara is an animator, educator and founder of Paper Panther. For this talk he will discuss problem solving and how it informs his creative process, in developing and refining technique, as well as its role within education.

For more information about Eimhin’s work please visit:
www.a4sounds.org/eimhin-mcnamara
or
www.paperpanther.ie

Email: eimhin@paperpanther.ie

 

When?
Wed 25th Oct
7:30pm – 8:30pm

A4 Sounds
St Joseph’s Parade
Off Upper Dorset Street
Dublin 1
Google Maps link.

 

To join in the discussion and to keep up-to-date with our educational programme of Talks, Workshops and Courses please join our Facebook group.

For more information on upcoming and previous talks & discussions please visit our talks page.

 

Artist Talk |Eoin Whelehan – MIND FIZZ – drawing on inspiration

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Artist Talk | Eoin Whelehan – MIND FIZZ – drawing on inspiration

Eoin Whelehan is an animator turned illustrator based in Dublin. He predominately works in digital media, with an emphasis on original character-based illustrations.

Eoin will be talking about creative inspiration, the ‘1%’  of the process that can make all the other work worth while. He will revisit some of his projects that may, or may not have benefited from it. 

For more information about Eoin’s work please visit:
www.a4sounds.org/eoin-whelehan/

Email: ewhelehan@gmail.com

 

When?
Wed 18th Oct
7:30pm – 8:30pm
Free Admission*

A4 Sounds
St Joseph’s Parade
Off Upper Dorset Street
Dublin 1
Google Maps link.

*Donations always welcome!

To join in the discussion and to keep up-to-date with our educational programme of Talks, Workshops and Courses please join our Facebook group.

For more information on upcoming and previous talks & discussions please visit our talks page.

 

Artist Talk | Kate O’Shea

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Artist Talk | Kate O’Shea

Kate O’Shea is an artist with a broad social practice that includes printmaking, sculpture, curating and publishing. Her work stems from a concern for contemporary social structures and the fractures within them; she established her first social space at the age of 19.

This talk will focus on her most recent project, ‘Durty Words’, a book that brings together 60 artists, activists and writers from around the world, responding to the relevance of anarchist theory and practice today. This work is co-produced with designer Victoria Brunetta as part of an MA by Research at Limerick School of Art & Design, focused on the question of how we create spaces of dialogue and solidarity where alternatives to capitalism can be visualised, discussed and acted upon.

For more information about Kate’s work please visit:
www.kateosheablog.tumblr.com/
www.facebook.com/Kateosheavisualartist/

When & Where?
Wednesday 13th Dec
7.30pm – 8.30pm
Free Admission*

A4 Sounds
St Joseph’s Parade
Off Upper Dorset Street
Dublin 1
Google Maps link.

*Donations always welcome!

To join in the discussion and to keep up-to-date with our educational programme of Talks, Workshops and Courses please join our Facebook group.

For more information on upcoming and previous talks & discussions please visit our talks page.

Life Drawing Course Starts 4th Sept

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Taught Life Drawing Course – 6 Weeks

with Eimhin Mc Namara
50 EUR

This 6 week course aims to rid your arms of cobwebs and flex up some serious observational muscle!

The first half of each class will involve a lot of short poses, working on speed and energy in your drawing, incorporating resistance exercises to improve observation and drawing ability, such as gesture, blind, bamboo-stick and wrong-handed drawing. In the second half of each class you will have free reign to apply what you have learned over 2-3 longer poses. We will be using a number of different media, such as charcoal, pastels and ink.


When?

Monday 7-9pm
4th Sep –  9th Oct

Where?
A4 Sounds
St Joseph’s Parade, Off Upper Dorset St
Dublin 1


Eimhin Mc Namara
Eimhin is an animator & film maker based in Dublin! He is one third of Paper Panther Productions, lectures at IADT and is a life drawing Ninja! He also LOVES Dogs!

Materials provided include:
– charcoal
– white & coloured pastels
– A2 paper
– A2 boards

Please feel free to bring along your own additional materials.

For more information and to book your spot please visit our shop!

To join in the conversation and stay uptodate with the course you can also join our facebook group here

 

Memberships Available at A4 Sounds

18278387_10203525999468823_3333264930382866443_oThe A4 Garden

 

Memberships Available at A4 Sounds!

A4 Sounds is a interdisciplinary studio space and will suit artists of all sorts that enjoy working in a shared environment and need access to a wide range of facilities over the duration of their projects. Our members include fine artists, animators, writers, performers, makers, woodworkers and electronic engineers. If you are looking for an alternative to the traditional artist studio get in touch here!

 

10.jpgThe A4 Workshop with shared materials, tools & equipment for members.

 

Apply for membership!

We are currently looking for fine artists working in a range of disciplines including sculpture, print and textiles.

As a socially engaged organisation we have also have a keen interest in applications from artists working in the following disciplines: Social Practice, Social Justice, Social Intervention, Socially Engaged, Dialogical, Participatory, Critical Thinking & Research, Activist, Political, Relational, Community, Collaborative Art or New Genre Public Art.

To apply please fill out our application form here!

 

Our Waiting Lists:

We currently have a wating list for our private workspaces. You can add your name to this list via our application form.

To keep a balance of activity at the studio, we pause applications from certain disciplines when there is a high number of artists working in these areas. When spaces free up we will get in contact with those on our waiting list first.

At the moment we have paused applications from Filmmaking, Animation, Spoken Word Performance and Writing.

If you work in one of these areas, please feel free to fill in our application form and we can add you to the list.

4The A4 Library Room & The Forgotten Zine Archive

 

What you get!

Our memberships are modular starting at €60 per month, with the option of adding a storage locker (€10-€80 pm) or a personal workspace (€100-€130 pm).

Regular Membership includes:

General

– 24/7 access
– WiFi and bills
– Kitchen facilities
– Outdoor garden with mezzaine & bike storage
Member discounts within A4 and local businesses
– Profile page on our website

Shared

– Access to meeting & workshop room
– Free Scanning & Printing
– Access to shared workspaces
– Access to shared equipment & materials

 

Darkroom red 1The A4 Darkroom

Facilities

– Darkroom (Colour / Black & White)
– Screen-printing
– Electronics Area
– Workshop & Tools
– Reduced rental fees to our Event Space for rehearsals & exhibitions
– Option to rent a personal workspace short term for the creation of larger works or exhibition preparation*

 

A4 Artist Talk, Kate McElroy, 2017

 

Professional Development & Training

– Free Darkroom Training
– Free Screen-printing Training
– Free Workshop Training
Free or Reduced fees on public workshops & courses
Regular Artist Talks and group discussion
– Regular exhibitions and events
– Collaboration opportunities with a wide range of artists
– Opportunities to host own workshops and discussion groups or to join those hosted by our members
– Ongoing support from the A4 Team
– Online studio group to share ideas, ask for help and stay in touch with our members.

 

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6.jpgLarge Lockers

Additional Costs
– Locker rental, various sizes €10 – €80 per month
– Personal Workspace €100 – €130 (currently a waiting list for these)
– 40% discount on gallery & event space hire

*we have a large workspace available to members to rent on a 1 month basis in our workshop for €130.

2Exhibition, Dr. Nadia Kelbova by Justyna Kielbowicz, 2017

 

More information here!

Applications can be made here!

How to find us!

A4_MAPS

Artist Talk | Kate McElroy

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Artist Talk | Kate McElroy

Kate McElroy is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work encompasses drawing, video, ceramics, photography, mixed media and performance. Themes of growth, tension and release and the mind/body relationship are integral to her work.
In this talk, Kate will introduce her practice and discuss her ideas, processes and reasons for making.
For more information about Kate’s work please visit:
www.katemcelroy.com
www.a4sounds.org/kate-mcelroy

 

When & Where?
Wednesday 24th May
7.30pm – 8.30pm
Free Admission*

A4 Sounds
St Joseph’s Parade
Off Upper Dorset Street
Dublin 1
Google Maps link.

*Donations always welcome!

To join in the discussion and to keep up-to-date with our educational programme of Talks, Workshops and Courses please join our Facebook group.

For more information on upcoming and previous talks & discussions please visit our talks page.

Artist Talk | Justyna Kielbowicz – Dr. Nadia Kelbova

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Artist Talk | Justyna Kielbowic – Dr Nadia Kelbova

Justyna Kielbowicz, A4 DIT Graduate Award recipient 2016, will be joining us at the studio to talk about her exhibition Dr Nadia Kelbova!

Justyna is a contemporary photographer whose work is mostly conceptual.

Within her projects she urge the viewer to slow down and consider the choices and changes made in everyday life and how these influence the world and people around us. She likes to challenge the photographic authenticity and to examine the nature of reality by questioning our socially constructed norms. Kielbowicz also found her passion for documentary photography while traveling around the world.

In 2016 she was selected for the RDS Art Award exhibition as one of the best 13 emerging artists in Ireland for her project Dr Nadia Kelbova.  This project documents the research undertaken by Dr. Nadia Kelbova in the areas of electromagnetic, gravitational and light waves using her Psychotronic Weapon Deflector and her goal of protecting humanity from the sinister influences of these mechanisms of social engineering.

Dr Nadia Kelbova, the exhibition and talk, form part of the programme for the PhotoIreland Festival 2017.

When & Where?
Wednesday 17th May
7.30pm – 8.30pm
Free Admission*

A4 Sounds
St Joseph’s Parade
Off Upper Dorset Street
Dublin 1
Google Maps link.

*Donations always welcome!

To join in the discussion and to keep up-to-date with our educational programme of Talks, Workshops and Courses please join our Facebook group.

For more information on upcoming and previous talks & discussions please visit our talks page.

For more information about the exhibition please visit our exhibition page.
PhotoIreland Festival 2017 Programme.

 

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Artist Talk | Kerry Guinan

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Artist Talk | Kerry Guinan

Next up in our Artist Talk Series we have Kerry Guinan, our current artist in residence! Kerry will introduce her practice and her current research on the Parnell Square Cultural Quarter.

Using the processes of capital, law and bureaucracy, Guinan creates public interventions that critique art’s status in the neoliberal economy. In A4 Sounds she is investigating the role of U.S. vulture fund Kennedy Wilson in the redevelopment of Parnell Square into a Cultural Quarter.

For more information about Kerry please visit:
ww.a4sounds.org/kerry-guinan/
or
Email: kerry.guinan@gmail.com

When & Where?
Wednesday 3rd May
7.30pm – 8.30pm
Free Admission*

A4 Sounds
St Joseph’s Parade
Off Upper Dorset Street
Dublin 1
Google Maps link.

*Donations always welcome!

To join in the discussion and to keep up-to-date with our educational programme of Talks, Workshops and Courses please join our Facebook group.

For more information on upcoming and previous talks & discussions please visit our talks page.