Hello Everyone, 

You are invited to participate in the next iteration of our studio exchange between A4 Sounds, Dublin, Engage Art Studios, Galway, and Sample-Studios, Cork.

A4 Sounds in collaboration with a number of guest artists have developed a workshop series under the theme ‘We Only Want the Earth’. This we hope will be an exciting way for you to engage with our programme and studio members across the three cities, and help you develop ideas for new work.

These workshops will begin on April 24th and continue until June. After the workshop series we will invite you to propose work for exhibition in November. This year our exhibition will have two strands:

1. Physical work in the gallery (up to 12 artists)
2. Digital work for broadcast online (number of artists TBC)

For those who would like to get started thinking of ideas; you can propose work for either strand 1 or strand 2 and you proposal must respond to the theme We Only Want the Earth.
Artists fees will be payable following the exhibition. Selected artists will be supported from proposal through to completion of work by fortnightly meetings and check ins by the curatorial team. Further information regarding proposals will be circulated in May & June.

Curatorial Team for Exhibition:

Lisa Crowne: Programme Producer
Evelyn Broderick: Community Engagement
Kate O’Shea: Member Support
Eleanor Phillips: Consulting Artist
Andrew Edgar: Exhibtion Production & Broadcast Support
Lucia Pola: Digital Support and Website Design

For now we would like to introduce our first three workshops below, we hope you can join us!

Evelyn & Kate
WOWTE Curatorial Team


Please add your name & contact info below, and select the workshops you would like to participate. All workshops are free and open to all members of our three studios.
For example: She/Her, They/Them, He/Him etc
Please use the drop down menu to select your studio's name.

PLANTING SEEDS | with Raphael Olympio & Fionnuala O’Connell.

This is a workshop where activists and artists Raphael Olympio & Fionnuala O’Connell have responded to the poem ‘We only want the Earth’ by James Connolly, the poem that has lent us our programme's title. You will receive an audio file at 3pm with listening instructions. At 6pm we will join Raphael Olympio & Fionnuala O’Connell for a in conversation meet-up for us to discuss the audio piece and ideas around their practices of spoken word, painting and transformative justice.

MANIFESTO | with Fiona Whelan & Kate O'Shea

This workshop will bring together the members of Engage Studio, Sample Studios and A4 SOUNDS to collectively explore why we are artists, why we make, why our studios are important to us and how we value our work and practices. Led by Kate O’ Shea and Fiona Whelan, the workshop will include a presentation, writing exercises and conversation to uncover what it is that motivates us, nurtures us and defines us. This workshop is limited to 18 persons. Six artists from each studio will be selected on a first come first served basis.

Alternative Knowledges | with Alessandra Azevado & Karen Aguiar

A short artist talk by Alessandra and Karin on Art and Activism through movement will be followed by a workshop that blends movement and alternative forms of knowledge making. This is a two hour long session with a break in the middle where no previous experience is required. Go Dance for Change is a grassroots transcultural collective that provides community engagement opportunities to organisations and individuals who wish to engage effectively with, and learn more about, a diverse and multicultural demographic within Ireland.