Artist Talk | Interference – Frank Prendergast

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Artist Talk | Frank Prendergast – Interference

Frank Prendergast is a media artist whose interest is in teasing out the unseen threads that weave through human experience. Based on his recent graduate show Interference, Frank will talk about his understanding of the idea of interference and its influences on human perception. Interference responds to the multiple types of signal interference we experience in our everyday lives, including analogue visual interference represented in kinetic sculpture, acoustic interference perceived as sonic beats, and digital interferences that surround us all in an age of mass communication.

Frank will talk about how the various media used in Interference both allowed him to think in new ways and provided technical constraints on what could be built. This will involve tracing the path of the project, discussing the choices made along the way, and giving a rationale for its final form. With the benefit of hindsight, he will comment on the effects of certain technical choices and the implications of using particular materials, some of which led to near disasters towards the end of the project.

Frank is a fine art graduate of NCAD and was recently longlisted for the RDS Visual Arts Award 2018. He also works as an art technician and fabricator and has worked for a number of galleries and organisations including A4 Sounds, Mart, The Science Gallery and NCAD Gallery.

Website: www.no10.ie
Instagram: @ostensiblesense
Twitter: @ostensiblesense
Email: prendergast.frank@gmail.com

 

When & Where?
Wednesday 3rd October
7.30pm – 8.30pm

A4 Sounds
St Joseph’s Parade
Off Upper Dorset Street
Dublin 1
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Exhibition Opening | In passing | Evelyn Broderick| Thurs 16th Aug

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In passing | Evelyn Broderick
16th – 26th Aug | A4 Sounds Gallery

 

In passing

‘the head and the hand are not simply separated intellectually but socially’

Richard Sennet writes about craftsmanship and all kinds of makers. In his book The Craftsman, he uses the phrase ‘making is thinking’. Charmed by the idea of ‘making’, Evelyn Broderick uses socially engaged structures to shackle and bind drawing, printmaking, and sculpture together, to delve into the experiences of using your head, hand and body.

Evelyn’s work explores this social need and desire to make using our hands, and how, now more than ever, it is imperative to our understanding of our surroundings and ourselves. The daily use of electronic devices has slowly disconnected our touch to raw materials and the concept of making has become more of a fitting hobby than an everyday practical need. Society has always had a strong focus on work life but the demands in labour have changed, once physically exhausting, now emotionally draining. Evelyn worries about the attitudes of our limitless abilities that we seem to have created. It is now that we need to reconnect with the touch of making as a way to fully connect to a present and more fulfilled society.

In passing is a new series of work about making. A gentle nod to the game chess, Evelyn uses the pawn as a recurring motif where here it is dismantled into three structures. The title stems from a strange move in chess ‘en passant’, a special pawn capture. She uses materials both man made and natural to highlight the maker, rushes used to make useful objects and copper used in trade. The woodblock prints acknowledge the tactile experience of making a mark.

About Evelyn

Evelyn Broderick is an installation artist currently based in Stockholm. Evelyn received an MA (First Class Hons) in Fine Art from Liverpool John Moores University, founded an artist and art education cooperative (Quad Collective CIC) and worked closely with Turner Prize 2015 winners, ASSEMBLE, at Granby Workshop, Toxteth. Evelyn also led workshops on behalf of Tate Liverpool (Liverpool, UK), Walker Art Gallery (Liverpool, UK) and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid, Spain). Broderick spent 2017  participating in residencies across the UK and Ireland.

Further information:
www.a4sounds.org/in-passing-evelyn-broderick/
www.a4sounds.org/evelyn-broderick

Website: www.evelynbroderick.com
Email: Evelyn.broderick@gmail.com
Instagram: @evelynbroderick_artist

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Exhibition Opening
Thursday 16th Aug
7pm – 10pm
Drinks Reception & Art Print for Guests

Mark Making Workshop
Saturday 18th Aug
1pm – 4pm
Places Limited
Booking Required

General Opening Hours
Fri : 12pm – 6pm
Sat: 1pm – 6pm
Sun: 1pm – 4pm

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

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Artist Talk | Ursula Halpin

Picture Credit: Ursula Halpin “Cuimhnigh an Bearna (Mind the Gap)”

Artist Talk | The Glass Society of Ireland Presents: Ursula Halpin

Recent winner of the Australian FUSE Glass Prize, Ursula Halpin, will discuss her work, design and technical processes and her experiences as an emerging artist working with glass.

Ursula Halpin (b. 1972 in Dublin, Ireland) is an emerging artist based in Adelaide, Australia. Halpin’s work spans glass, textiles, sculpture and curatorial practice. Graduating in 2016 with First Class Honours in Bachelor of Visual Arts, Halpin was awarded the Chancellors letter of Commendation for the top 5% of Graduates in the Division of Arts, Education and Social Sciences at the University of South Australia. In early 2017 Halpin was awarded the Graduate in Residence by Canberra Glassworks.

Website: http://ursulahalpin.com
Instagram: @ursulasglass

When & Where?
Wednesday 8th August
7.30pm – 8.30pm
Free Admission

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.

Deadline! by Conor O’Toole | A4 Sounds Edition

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Deadline! by Conor O’Toole | A4 Sounds Edition
Sat April 14th | A4 Sounds Gallery


Comedian Conor O’Toole has an hour to get the paper out. He’s taken a job editing the Dublin Correspondænt and urgently needs staff. Come see the modern news cycle live, right before your eyes.

A seriously interactive comedy show about the media and the process of producing news. Be part of the spin, compromise and manipulation that goes into making even a simple news sheet to a tight deadline, for this special, last-ever, once-off run of Deadline!

“O’Toole nails the fun stuff: the crackling energy of an absorbing team game, the miracles forged under pressure (“You, draw a satirical cartoon”) and the countless sly cheats we call professionalism.” ★★★★★ – Peter Crawley, Irish Times

“This interactive comedy show is a welcome antidote to Ireland’s moribund news cycle. There’s no fake news here, only plenty of spin and an abundance of cute animal photos […] The simplicity of the show is its success, and it is ultimately great fun.” ★★★★ – Ciara L. Murphy

Spirit of Wit Award Winner, Dublin Fringe Festival Awards 2017

When?
Sat 14th April
8pm – 11pm

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

Tickets?
There are only 16 seats available for this show!
1 Ticket €20
2 Tickets plus additional perks €40

All proceeds going to ‘2000 Fivers’ Campaign for the refurbishment of the A4 Sounds Studios & Gallery. To find our more about our fundraising campaign please visit our indiegogo page.

Artist Talk | Five Cats Tied Together – Helen Flanagan | Mar 28th

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Artist Talk | Helen Flanagan – Five Cats Taped Together

Helen Flanagan is a Dublin based writer and filmmaker. Since graduating from the National Film School Helen has had several shorts funded by funding bodies including Filmbase, TG4, Film Offaly and the Irish Film Board. Her work often deals with characters in emotional crisis, features motifs of horror and influenced by Irish and European folklore. In her talk she will discuss developing a point of view and style as a writer, how difficult it is to hold on to that across the filmmaking process as a director, and what actually makes it worth it in the end.

When?
Wed 28th Mar
7:30pm – 8:30pm

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

 
MOAR HELEN!

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For more information about Helen’s work please visit:
www.a4sounds.org/helen-flanagan/
or
email: helenflanagan@me.com

 

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.

 

 

Applications Now Open for the A4 Artist in Residence Programme 2018!

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APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR THE A4 ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAMME 2018

Applications are now open for our 2018 Artist in Residence Programme! For our full brief and selection process please visit here!


About A4

A4’s mission is to transform the means by which cultural works are produced, accessed, and understood in Ireland, and by doing so to contribute to the development of a more just society. We want to Make Art That Matters.


About the Residency

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.

Two residencies are available throughout the year. Applications are now open for 2018.
Closing date for applications is Wednesday 31st Jan 2017.

  • Residency 1 : 5th March – 6th June 2018 (3 months), with exhibition* dates 7th – 17th June 2018
  • Residency 2 : 11th June – 12th Sept 2018 (3 months), with exhibition* dates 13th-23rd Sept 2018

*Exhibitions are encouraged but not a necessary outcome of the residency programme.

A4 will select artists that we feel will benefit from the facilities we offer at our studio and who are also in line with our overall mission as an organisation.

Applications will be accepted 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.
For more information  and to apply please follow this link to our full brief.

Applications should be submitted via email to residency@a4sounds.org

For further information about our studio please follow the links below:

The Studio & Facilities
Our Work
Our Members

 

 

Herding Cats – Siobhán Clancy

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Sun 3rd Dec | 3pm- 6pm | €5

 

Herding Cats
Herding Cats is a scavenger hunt with a territorial twist. Participants can form teams on the day or take part as solo players. This is a game for grown ups that runs through dusk from A4 Sounds Studio at 3-6pm on Sunday 3rd December 2017.  Hot Chocolate Brandy on arrival and souvenirs for players!

This artwork incorporates ideas that emerged in Playing Potential, a workshop by Sheelagh Broderick and Michael Holly (Art Manoeuvres) facilitated by artist game creator Jamie Harper in March 2017. Proposed by Éilis Murphy, a tabletop version was developed by Siobhán Clancy, Susy FreeLove, Michael Holly and Éilis Murphy, then dramatically explored with other workshop participants. Herding Cats by Siobhán Clancy is supported by A4 Sounds Studio for the 2017 member show Locale #1.

About Siobhán
Siobhán Clancy is a visual artist who collaborates with groups on multimedia and live works relevant to health, disability, education and social justice particularly concerning young people and women in Ireland. Agency and voice are recurring themes in a practice that straddles the fields of art, activism and engaged research.

In 2014, Siobhan completed a Masters in Community Education, Equality and Social Activism at Maynooth University following a BA in Fine Arts at NCAD (2005). Her work has been funded by awards such as the 2015 Arts Council Artist in the Community Scheme Research and Development Award managed by Create (The National Development Agency for Collaborative Arts) through which home|work developed to collectively confront censorship and self-censorship through art, action, performance, conversation and camradery.

Siobhán is currently artist-in-residence for the Helium Arts ‘Fireflies’ project at Temple Street Children’s University Hospital with Rachel Tynan where they have been experimenting with games development as a creative health tool in transition experiences.

Email: siobhanclancy@gmail.com
Facebook: Siobhán Clancy

 

Where & When?
Sunday 3rd Dec
3pm – 6pm
Starting Point: A4 Sounds Gallery
Adults Only

Cost?
€5

Needed?
Players will need to capture photos and video as part of your scavenging tasks so please bring a fully charged phone with memory on your SD cards!

http://www.a4soundsshop.org/product/herding-cats-scavenger-hunt

Exhibition Opening | Pearl – Mónika Bögyös | Fri 17th Nov | 7pm

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Pearl | Mónika Bögyös
17th -26th Nov | A4 Sounds Gallery
A4 Graduate Award Exhibition

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Pearl is a new body of work by Mónika Bögyös, created while on residency at A4 Sounds. She has created numerous intricate textile pieces by reusing and reworking images from notebooks from her time as a student. Each work is inspired by her everyday life, and by her experiences during her three-month residency.

Mónika has employed a phenomenally wide range of materials, including unprimed canvas, textiles, embroidery threads, felt, ink pencils, ink blocks, photographs, unbleached muslin, buttons, etching, prints, human hair, shells, stones, oil paint, glass wax, pearls and glass. These materials substantially transform and bring new life to previous work, which would otherwise have been stored away, forgotten and subject to the erasures of time. 

Gracefully weaving together contrasting styles and disparate approaches to her materials and subjects, Mónika brings the viewer on a playful and fantastical journey, akin to exploring a symbolic taxonomy of an otherworldly flora, a ritual semiotics of healing, wellbeing, connection and care. Individual details almost seem to dance forth from the fabric, with a dynamic interplay of vibrant colours between pieces. Each piece is completely different to the next, but with a profusive organicism throughout, and all are imbued with her truly individual style and approach to textiles and sculpture.

About Mónika

Born Szekesfehervar, Hungary in 1972, Mónika currently lives and works in Dublin, Ireland.

Mónika uses a wide range of media including painting, drawing, textiles, sculpture, and photography to observe, investigate and illustrate what it means to be human.  Her rigourous exploration of the materiality of materials used, allows her to communicate her observations through her work.

Since Graduating in June 2017 she her work has been included in the public collection of The Office of Public Works, and has received the A4 DIT Graduate Award 2017, the RHA School Peer Residency Award 2017/18, the Mont Kavanagh Award for Fine Art and was shortlisted for the RDS Visual Arts Award 2017, curated by Nick Miller.

Further information:
www.a4sounds.org/monika-bogyos

Website: http://www.monikabogyos.com
Email: monika_bogyos@hotmail.com
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Exhibition Opening
Friday 17th Nov
7pm – 10pm
Drinks Reception & Art Print for Guests

Artist Talk & Exhibition Tour
Saturday 25th Nov
4pm – 5:30pm

General Opening Hours
Fri : 12pm – 6pm
Sat: 1pm – 6pm
Sun: 1pm – 4pm

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

Facebook Event Page

 

 

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.

Call for Applications | A4 Artist in Residence Programme 2017

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A4 are delighted to announce that applications for this years Artist in Residence Programme are now open!

About the Residency Programme

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.

Three residencies are available throughout the year:

  • Residency 1 : 1st March – 31st May 2017 (3 months)
  • Residency 2 : 1st June – 31st Aug 2017 (3 months)
  • Residency 3 : 1st Sept – 30th November 2017 (3 months)

A4 will select artists that we feel will benefit from the facilities we offer at our studio and who are also in line with our overall mission as an organisation.

Applications will be accepted 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.

Previous Recipients

2016 // 2017

Closing date for applications is Tues 31st January  2017.

To apply to the programme please visit our application page for more information, criteria and selection process.