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Visual Arts Outlook (12/5)

Dermot Gibson MFA at Platform

This week’s main event in the Visual Artists Ireland “Get Together” which happens on Ireland’s National Day for Visual Artists. This year at IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art) the “Get Together” is the best way for emerging artists to network and see what’s out there for them. There will be established artists talking about their practice, speed curating for advice and discussion of your work, the announcement of the VAI members award and the launch of the 126 Gallery Footfall Report on Artist Led Spaces in Ireland. This all takes place among a whole host of other events and opportunities.

This is a ticketed event so please book here if you are interested in attending.

Next Monday as part of the MAC Belfast show I Will Go There Take Me Home, artist Pieter Hugo will give a talk on his photography practice. The event takes place at 3pm and booking is essential.

The Crescent Arts Centre
Pause 2015: MFA Photography Interim Show
May 7 – 21 May

The Crescent Arts Centre plays host to this years MFA Interim Show of Photography from University of Ulsters Belfast School of Art. The show gives current MFA students an opportunity to show part of their work which will contribute to their overall research undertaken as part of the MFA programme.

The show opened last Thursday and runs until May 21.

Platform Arts, Belfast
May 14 – May 23

Another MFA show takes place at Platform Arts and opens this Thursday. Mend is the interim MFA Show from the University of Ulster Belfast School of Art featuring the work of Megan Burns, Fiona Byrne, Jacqueline Douglas, Dara Flanagan, Dermot Gibson (work pictured), Hannah Hamill, Will McConnell, Mark Nangle, Helouise O’Reilly, Rebecca Smyth and Karissa Suparto. In anticipation of the final year project these artists will be required to produce, Mend is a stopping point to reflect on the research they have already completed.

Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin
Peachy Dublin
14 May – 16 May

Peachy Dublin will be occupying the space of Temple Bar Gallery and Studios for three days of events and art. Opening this Thursday night with an exhibition alongside drinks and food, the whole four floors of the gallery will be committed to the cause. Peachy Dublin is an art and documentary venture in aid of the mental health charity, Aware.

The three days at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios will feature the work of over 40 Irish based artists along with printing by Damn Fine Print, music and other events.

Opening May 14, 6.30pm