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

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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 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!

 

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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.

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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

 

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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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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.

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More information here!

Applications can be made here!

How to find us!

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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.

A4 Artist in Residence Programme 2017 Recipients Announced!

We are delighted to announce that the recipients of our 2017 AIR Programme are Kerry Guinan, Katie Moore and Stephen Burke!

The A4 residency programme was established to offer selected artists the time, space, and facilities needed to develop their professional practice in a supportive environment, while furthering the mission of our studio through projects that focus on social and political issues relevant to Dorset Street and surrounding areas.

We are very excited to have such a diverse selection of artists working with us this year and we are really looking forward to learning from them, supporting the production of new works and gaining new perspectives on our local area.

 

Kerry Guinan
Residency 1 (1st March – 31st May)

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Artist Bio
My practice critiques the neoliberalisation of art through social interventions. Working from within instititions, I use administrative tools such as employment agreements, private sponsorship or state elections to foreground art’s relationship with the private martket. My work is grounded by writing and research on this same topic.

The Residency
At A4 Sounds I will be developing an intervention into the upcoming redevelopment of Parnell Square as a Cultural Quarter. Having recently published a paper about the economic motivations of cultural quarters, I will use this residency to manifest this research artistically in an antagonistic work that critiques art’s impact on the housing market.

www.kerryguinan.com

 

Katie Moore
Residency 2 (1st June – 30th Aug)

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Artist Bio
I use textiles, stitching and installation in addition to drawing and video to create visual experiences of the world. I hope to create an environment for the viewer to experience with my installations, visually and audibly. My work is very conceptually driven, every stitch has a purpose. The work I make comes from a feeling of being compelled to make it, giving the topic a voice, telling a story, an act of memory.

The Residency
Community engagement is very important to my artistic practice. I really enjoy working with the community, meeting people, and hearing their stories. We all have a story to tell. For this residency I hope to make a piece of installation art inspired by the ‘Repeal the 8 th ’ campaign. I believe that everyone has a right to full bodily autonomy. I’m really looking forward to my time at A4 Sounds.

www.katiemoorevisualartist.com

 

Stephen Burke
Residency 3 (1st Sept – 30th Nov)

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Artist Bio
My practice is informed by the subliminal information provided by areas within Dublin. When people repress their creative desires in favour of a consumerist lifestyle a subconscious creative outlet is formed within their daily routines. These outlets and outcomes vary depending on the socio-economic characteristics which make up these areas. My work attempts to unearth these works and to shed a light on to the unrecognised creative efforts of the subconscious artists who inhabit every city.

The Residency
The proposed project for this residency is a series of installations in public spaces around the north inner city of Dublin. These installations will be subtle surfaces attached to select walls within the area to blend with their environment. These surfaces will be left to collect information from their homes for a series of weeks until they’re uninstalled and brought back to the studio. I will then remove the information collected in a similar manner to which Dublin City Council would erase graffiti in order to create collaborative compositions with the environments in which the surfaces were originally based.

Stephen Burke Instagram

 

For more information about our residency program please follow this link.

5 Memberships Available at A4 Sounds

We have 5 memberships available at our studio ! If you are interested in joining 65 other amazingly talented artists in a supportive environment then get in touch via our membership contact form!

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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!

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).

Membership includes:

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

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

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*
Training
– Free Darkroom Training
– Free Screen-printing Training
– Free Workshop Training
– Free or Reduced fees on public workshops & courses

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

More information here!

How to find us!

A4_MAPS

Critical II: Electric Boogaloo – The Workshop | Rob Collins & Radical Design Research | Sun 19th March

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Critical II: Electric Boogaloo – The Workshop | Robby Collins & Radical Design Research

Following on from our last Introduction to Critical Design talk, Rob Collins is returning with the first in a series of workshops around the concepts of Critical, Adversarial and Participatory Design for artists, makers and designers.

 
When?
Sunday 19th March
4pm – 8pm


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


What?
In this workshop, we will be looking at Critical Design as an approach for artists and makers to refine their responses to contemporary issues and concerns.

After a quick refresher on new approaches to design – including Critical, Adversarial, Political and Speculative Design – we will address the concerns which came out of the original seminar and see how they have changed and/or grown over the past few months.

Next, we will generate ideas and responses using design approaches and explore the actors and stakeholders involved in these issues.

We will then look at fast-prototyping methods to get an idea of how these responses will work in the real world and how and how to make them more effective.

Finally, we will explore our own version of ‘Fake News’ using Speculative Design approaches and try to create another future with better outcomes to move towards.

 
Who?
All are welcome and please feel free share this event with anyone who might be interested.

No prior design, technical or creative experience is required. Just an open mind and a sense of adventure.

This will be the first in a series of workshops exploring design approaches and critical making.

 

 
For more information and booking please visit > https://www.facebook.com/events/1058663927572871/

Radical Design Research
Robby Collins