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Visual Arts Outlook (15/6)

Paul McAree_ Catalyst Arts (1)
June is always a nice month to see some exciting new arts projects due to the College shows and the lovely summer weather (hopefully!). If you haven’t been to your local end of year degree show, I would very much recommend you do! Aligned, the NCAD awards exhibition (undergraduate) is on this week 1pm-5pm Monday – Friday.

There is also the continuation this weekend of the BASS Belfast Artists’ Sonic Showcase Event #4 with artists Bernadette Comac, Die Hexen and Aghori at FRAMEWERK. This will be happening on Saturday evening at 7pm so be sure to check it out.

If you can make it to Lismore in Co.Waterford The Persistence of Objects will surely be the reward for a long journey. I’m looking forward to seeing some great art work, in wonderful locations. See more below, write Mary Stevens.

Tactic – Cork
Between Seeing and Blindness

June 18 – July 2
Opening Thursday at 7pm.

Artists and poets come together in this joint literature and arts exhibition.

The opening night looks to be a wonderful evening of poetry reading and music alongside a visual arts installation. The dialogue between drawing, text, visual and audible art forms creates an interesting sensory experience for viewers.

If you can’t make the opening night there will be another scheduled evening of readings on Friday the 26th at 7pm.

Artists include: Billy Dante, Richard Proffitt, Billy Childish, Terence Birch, Kevin O’Shea, Helen Horgan, Colm O’Brien, Femke Vandenberg, David Mathúna, Bren Smyth, Mark Buckeridge, Mariah Black, John Dwyer and Joseph Keating.

Participating poets include: Lewis Kenny, Seamus Barra Ó Súilleabháin, Cathal Holden, Alicia, Byrne Keane, William Wall, Paul Casey, Victoria Kennefick and Orla Travers.

Lismore Castle Arts – Waterford.
The Persistence of Objects.
June 20 – August 31

This ambitious show features work from artists; Carol Bove, Gerard Byrne, Duncan Campbell, Steven Claydon, Gabriel Kuri, Basim Magdy, Wolfgang Tillmans and Hayley Tompkins.

The exhibition has been curated by The Common Guild (Visual Arts Organisation based in Glasgow) and works with Lismore Castle Arts to create an exhibition that will also take place in various other off site locations around Lismore. The exhibition will feature newly commissioned works by Steven Claydon and Hayley Tompkins, alongside new and existing works by Carol Bove, Gerard Byrne, Duncan Campbell, Gabriel Kuri, Basim Magdy and Wolfgang Tillmans.

During the exhibition there will be an opportunity to see Richard Wright’s work originally made for the exhibition ‘Still Life’ in 2011, curated by Polly Staple.

For further information and travel routes along with lists of the various venues please visit here.

RUA RED – Dublin
‘Field’ by Maggie Madden
‘In Good Faith They Waited For Gravity’ by Marie Farrington
June 19 – July 18

Two great shows are opening in Rua Red on Friday at 6pm. Gallery 1 features the work of Maggie Madden. Field is a sculptural representation of geometric formations created in delicate crafted objects. Marie Farrington who is situated in Gallery 2 also presents sculptural work accompanied by a text by Eimear Walshe.

Catalyst Arts – Belfast
Under the Radar
June 12 – 27

Charlotte Bosanquet, Jane Butler, Paul McAree (work pictured), Tonya McMullan, Andy Parker, Jim Ricks and Amanda Rice.

This years edition of Catalyst Arts’ members show was be produced in collaboration with artist and curator Michele Horrigan of Askeaton Contemporary Arts, Limerick. This collaboration has led to a selection of works which have been developed in response to particular aspects of the city and its situations. Central to this was the legacy of Catalyst Art’s role as an agent for re-­interrogating conventional modes of artistic practice and critical negotiations of private and public space. Horrigan’s curatorial approach through her work with Askeaton Contemporary Arts focuses on the existing dynamics of the locale, intending to bring forward the diverse layers of daily life and create a rich framework for subjective encounters.