From Context to Exhibition 2013 a group show from The Learning Development Programme 2013
26th April – 1st June
Managed by Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts
Partners: The LAB and NCAD
Launch: 25th April 2013
Time: 6-8 pm
Venue: The LAB, Foley St, Dublin 1
From Context to Exhibition is a contemporary look at how artists seek to translate collaborative processes and practice into the context of the white space. The work presented at the LAB forms part of The Learning Development Programme, an experiential learning programme for student artists in fine art courses who want to engage with communities of place and/or interest and learn more about collaborative arts practice. Each year the student artists work with different communities around Dublin to co create artwork.
The LAB and Create are delighted that the exhibition will be launched by filmmaker and artist Karen Guthrie, who works on independently generated and commissioned projects, alone and in collaboration with Nina Pope as part of their company, Somewhere ( www.somewhere.org.uk/). She has also lectured in Fine Art extensively over the last 15 years. She lives and works at Lawson Park, the rural Lake District HQ of innovative arts organisation Grizedale Arts.
This year the students worked with very diverse groups including elective communities of creative writers; lawyers; LGBT groups; a Dublin walking group, people in recovery programmes and the National Council for the Blind of Ireland. For more information please visit www.create-ireland.ie
A linked event, The European Learning Network Symposium, will take place on 29th May at Wood Quay Venue. International speakers include Joshua Sofaer, Dr Susanne Burns and Aaron Wright, Live Art Development Agency, and a virtual keynote from Grant Kester. The aim of the one day symposium is to explore cross European learning networks and the development needs of artists working in context across Europe.
The partners for this initiative are Dublin City Council Arts Office, Create; m-cult (Finland); Live Art Development Agency (UK) and Tate Liverpool (UK).
Link to the ELN Symposium http://www.create-ireland.ie/european-learning-network
First Thursdays in Dublin
Inspired by First Thursdays carried out in London, First Thursdays Dublin is the name given to cultural spaces opening their doors after hours and offering an extra chance to see art, culture and events in a number of venues between 6 & 8pm on the first Thursday of every month from July onwards.