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Green Skies, A Double Rhythm Publication included in
Temple Bar Gallery + Studios Book Fair November - December 2020


https://www.templebargallery.com/exhibitions/dublin-art-book-fair-2020















Visual Artists’ News Sheet 
March - April 2020


Expanded Sculpture Column by Audrey Walshe in response to ‘Unassembled’ exhibition

https://visualartists.ie/out-now-march-april-2020-issue-of-the-visual-artists-news-sheet/

































Unassembled, The LAB Gallery



January 16 - January 19 2020

Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology and The LAB Gallery are delighted to present Unassembled.

The exhibition is curated by Julia Moustacchi and features work by ten artists currently completing the IADT Masters in Art and Research Collaboration (ARC): Brenda Brady, Anishta Chooramun, Heather Cody, Penelope Collins, Collette Farnon, Lisa Freeman, Marie-Louise Halpenny, Marie Phelan, Dylan Ryan & Audrey Walshe.

Discussion and tour: The Ideal Exhibition, Saturday 18 January 2020, 3pm
How has the ideal space of the exhibition changed, for artists, curators and art audiences? These developments will be explored by Bassam Al Sabah, Georgina Jackson and Marysia Wieckiewicz-Carroll in a conversation hosted by curator Julia Moustacchi and chaired by ARC co-director Maeve Connolly. The discussion will be followed by a tour of the exhibition Unassembled.


http://www.dublincityartsoffice.ie/the-lab/exhibitions/unassembled












Ealaín Na Nóg


November 2019 -

Teaching a ‘Collaborative-Language Making’ workshop for Ealaín Na Nóg
This is a partnership initiative and with Dublin City Comhairle na nÓg & The Dublin City Arts
Office. Ealaín Na Nóg is creative space where young people can share artistic practices, ideas and
skills. Featuring guest artists on a bi monthly basis.



























Slow Set, a night of performance
The LAB Gallery, Culture Night 2019


    Friday September 20th
    Curated by Lisa Freeman and Astrid Newman

    Acts from: 
    YEMI AKA Fried Plantains Collective
    Yoga for the Eyes
    Maria Somerville
    DJ Roo HoneyChild

     https://www.dublintown.ie/whats-on-events/slow-set-at-the-lab-gallery-on-culture-night-2019/




 



















Booking open for Green Skies, A Double Rhythm:

October  2019


https://www.riverbank.ie/event/live-art-green-skies-a-double-rhythm/?fbclid=IwAR2uHuly0M8kN-e82VjUG-2f7uF4ZPx_uvF51ahdZIvmzcyKrzMxsZ5B0rE





















Trailer for live performance: Green Skies, A Double Rhythm 


Performance: October 5th 2019

    Booking via Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge 















Call for members to join Pivot


August 2019

Pivot,  is a newly formed performance critical forum, initiated by Lisa Freeman and Astrid Newman,
taking place at The LAB Gallery, Dublin.


We are looking for artists and curators with an interest in interdisciplinary art practices
that have performative outcomes to take part in monthly discussions and crit sessions.
Members will be invited to present new works or works in progress on a monthly rotation
and receive feedback from the group. We have allocated three spaces to curators that
are interested in performance, writing about performance, or discussing the crossover
between curatorial and performative art practices. Invited guest curators will host
discussions with the group on an intermittent basis.


To apply please send a statement of 200 words on why you are interested in joining or
how this would benefit your artistic/curatorial practice by Friday 23rd August at 5pm to
pivotperformandcrit@gmail.com


Monthly meetings will be held on the second Tuesday of the month from 6.30 - 8.30 pm
at The LAB. 

Please note that selected members will be asked to commit to the group for a year, this
is for the purpose of building a supportive framework for group members.






Young Art Writers Programme 2019


CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

In partnership with RHA Gallery and The LAB Gallery

31 August, 7 September, 14 September, date in November TBC, 2019

Ages 18 – 25

The programme is designed for anyone age 18 – 25 who is interested in art and writing or who
would like to be introduced to this area. No previous experience is necessary and all levels of
writing ability are welcome.

The programme is devised to immerse the participants into thinking about writing in relation to
the visual arts in a number of ways, in order to support the participants formulating their own
writing practice. Each day will be located in each of the galleries, and will combine a workshop
with events such as exhibition tours, studio visits, talks, and group discussions. Each day the
group will explore a different aspect of writing and this creative process, including performance,
collaboration, response, critiquing, exhibiting, and more.

Workshops will be facilitated by artists and writers Nathan O’Donnell (Paper Visual Art), Lisa Freeman,
and Lily Cahill (winner of DCC/VAI Art Writing Award 2019). Participants will receive exhibition tours at
the three galleries, visit artist Suzanne Walshe in her studio at Fire Station Artists’ Studios, attend a
talk by writer Kevin Breathnach (Next Generation Artist 2018), and more. Participants will be encouraged
to think about various possibilities of writing in and around art and to be open to engaging with new
techniques, critical thinking, and more. The programme will be faciltiated by artist and writer, Molly May
O'Leary.





Open Call For Performers

July 2019 

Audition Times:
5th of July 10am-5pm
6th of July 10am-1pm

Location:
Riverbank Arts Centre

This is a paid role for the rehearsals and the performance.
All ages 18+, all genders.

Artist Lisa Freeman is looking for 6 performers for her performance based on the ‘Wrens of The
Curragh’. This will be a live performance set over a four hour duration on Saturday the 5th of
October on the Curragh.

If you have a preferred time slot for the audition please mention this in the email and we will try
to accommodate this. If you are interested in auditioning please email Lisa directly with your CV
to freeman.lisamarie@gmail.com

This project is funded by the Kildare County Council & Creative Ireland Award.
Riverbank Arts Centre is a partner organisation to this event.




District Magazine Interview


April  2019 Guide

http://districtmagazine.ie/







































Collaborative Language-Making Workshop


In association with Dublin Learning City Festival
ARC IADT and The LAB Gallery 
April 2019


During this workshop partcipants will be asked to collaborate through text and language to deliver short presentations or performances. Participants will be invited to find descriptive/emotive language and words in the
provided texts and expand on this with their own writing. Participants will work individually and
collaboratively to consider timing, placement of words and actions (if any).

The outcome will be the development of a new narrative that will be removed from its original context.
Participants will gain experience of performing this ‘new language’ in front of a group and receiving feedback.

Venue: The LAB Gallery, studio 4
Maximum number of participants: 12

Material: Text books, magazines, newspapers, construction manuals.
Content of material - Feminist / self help / fiction.
Booking via this link ︎





TBCTV Exhibition


Somerset House London
October 2018


TBCTV, an installation bringing together visual art performance and theatre from Studios residents
Mel Brimfield, Ewan Jones Morris and Chloe Lamford at Somerset House, London.
 

Transforming Somerset House’s Lancaster Rooms into a mock television studio, TBCTV presented
rolling coverage across its six TV channels showing a range of moving image work including show
reels, music videos and animations. Artists include Tamy Ben-Tor, Karolina Bregula, Sol Calero &
Dafna Maimon, Brian Dewan, Andy Holden, Kalup Linzy, Rachel Maclean, Heather Phillipson, Mary
Reid Kelley, Jennet Thomasand Bedwyr Williams.

TBCTV is supported by the Case Foundation and the Art Fund.
https://www.somersethouse.org.uk/whats-on/tbctv












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Mark