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

3(1)Kerry Guinan, Presenting the Cultural Quarter, 2017. Photo Credit: Kate-Bowe O’Brien

 

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

Pearl
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.

Exhibition |Resurrecting Monuments to Moral Degradation

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Camilla Hanney | A4 Artist in Residence Recipient 2016
12th – 21st January 2017

Exhibition Opening:
Thursday 12th January
7pm – 10pm

Artist Talk:
Wednesday 18th January
7.30pm – 8.30pm

General Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri: 2pm – 7pm
Sat & Sun: 12pm – 5pm

“Resurrecting Monuments to Moral Degradation” explores the history of the Lock Penitentiary, a religious-run institution established on Dorset Street in 1794 for the reception and employment of destitute women released from the Westmoreland Lock Hospital. Female patients infected with venereal disease were interned and employed in needlework, laundry and other female occupations. They were expected to work long hours without pay in harsh conditions. The infirmary was described as a “monument to moral degradation”, a place where women were punished for men’s desires.

The exhibition is the culmination of work by Camilla Hanney during her residency at A4 Sounds between September and November 2016. The materials and objects employed in creating the work are a response to the subject at hand. The juxtaposition of needlework and military related objects is influenced by the typical handwork undertaken by the inmates at Lock Penitentiary as well as the conspicuous relationship between venereal disease and military garrisons in Ireland.

For more information about Camilla’s work please visit:
www.a4sounds.org/camilla-hanney
www.camillahanney.wixsite.com/artist
or
Email: camillahanney@gmail.com

To join in the discussion please join our Facebook event page.

For more information about or to apply for our Artist in Residence Programme for 2017 please visit:
www.a4sounds.org/a4-artist-in-residence-programme
www.a4sounds.org/apply-for-the-a4-artist-in-residence-programme/

Find Us:
A4 Sounds Gallery
St Joseph’s Parade
Off Upper Dorset Street
Dublin 1
www.a4sounds.org/find-us/

A4’s Art 4 Refugees! Get Involved!

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From the 5th to the 8th of November A4 and Paper Panther are hosting an art exhibition and auction in aid of the current refugee crisis – with proceeds being split between Global Giving‘s refugee relief fund and to aid the Civic Centre in the Calais Jungle. We’ve created an event page here where you can keep track of things!

The show opens on Thursday the 5th of November at 19:00, and features a raffle, with a host of prizes up for grabs. Raffle tickets will be available to purchase on-line before the event, as well as on the night itself. The exhibition is open to the public for the following two days from 10:00-20:00, with the auction itself occurring on Sunday the 8th of November from 13:00-17:00.

In the coming weeks we will be photographing the artwork, putting together an online catalogue and building and prepping our venue space for the exhibition.
Our participating artists come from all backgrounds, including but not limited to: illustration, animation, photography & sculpture – and there’s still room for more!

For anyone who know might be interested in submitting artwork the main guideline is that the piece is ready to display, i.e. has a frame/presentation box, otherwise we are open to all mediums and approaches. The pieces may be pre-existing, though originals are preferred where possible (submissions due by the 26th of October). We shall be offering up T-shirts, prints and other consumables as raffle prizes too!

If you are interested in contributing to the show, volunteering or donating raffle prizes you can fill out this handy form below:

Our newest member Jason Kearney’s exhibition: Welcome To Heterotopia: Pasted Pixels Of Contemporary Collage opens April 24th

We are excited to have Jason Kearney join our new studio, his work is fantastic!

If you are in Dublin this Thursday hit up his fist solo exhibition; Welcome To Heterotopia: Pasted Pixels Of Contemporary Collage at the Twisted Pepper. It’s going to be great!

“The exhibition will be officially opened with a talk by Sean Hillen, without a doubt the most influential Irish artist that has worked with photomontage. 

Heterotopia is a concept in human geography elaborated by philosopher Michel Foucault to describe places and spaces that function in non-hegemonic conditions. These are spaces of otherness, which are neither here nor there, that are simultaneously physical and mental, such as the space of a phone call or the moment when you see yourself in the mirror.

Jason Kearney situates himself in the spectrum of contemporary collage by manipulating pixels over paste and photoshop over paper to create surreal digital collage.

Appropriating his pieces from a wide range of source material that spans movements, continents and centuries he uses and seduces the digital medium to juxtapose characters, objects and landscapes. In doing so, he creates narratives that the original artists would have never dreamed to have existed.”

This exhibition will run until May 31st

Opening
Thursday 24th April
6 – 8pm

The Twisted Pepper
54 Middle Abbey Street
Dublin 1
Ireland


Press:
Juxtapoz Magazine Feature – http://bit.do/juxtapoz
le cool Dublin Cover May 9th 2013 – http://bit.do/lecool
le cool Dublin Cover May 15th 2013 – http://bit.do/lecool2
ARTchipel Feature July 2013 – http://bit.do/artchipel
Rabble #7 Poster Commission – http://bit.do/rabble

http://jasonkearneycuts.tumblr.com/

Text taken from Jason’s FB Event Page

A4 are now taking applications for our new Studios and Gallery Opening June 1st 2014

A4 AD Where

If you are interested in becoming a member please get in fill out our membership contact form.

Membership starts at 50 euros per month for basic membership, allowing you 24/7 access to;

Shared Studios & Desk space
Electronics Area
Darkroom
Screen-printing Facilities
Workshop & Tools

For an additional fee you can add;

Personal Desk Space for 100 euros per month (Limited to 10 so get in soon for those)
Storage Space for 20 euros per month (Limited to 50)

Coming later in the year at an additional cost you can gain access to our Recording Studio and Gallery & Event space.

Thanks
A4 Team