Collaborative Language-Making workshops as part of Temple Bar Gallery + Studios Summer School, 2022
Lisa Freeman: Collaborative Language-Making
Discover art through language, performance and writing.
Friday 8 July to Sunday 10 July, 11am – 5pm.
Join us at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios for Summer School! Pop in to explore, make and chat.
Drop in anytime to explore artist projects devised by Chloe Brenan, Lynda Devenney and Lisa Freeman, and make your own art. Our gallery mediators will be on hand to guide you.
Over the three days, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios will host a range of drop-in activities, art workshops, an art walk, and coffee morning all from our street-facing gallery in Temple Bar. Book a workshop now or pop in and visit to explore gallery activities. All activities are free and open to all. We look forward to seeing you!
We are delighted to have studio artists past, present and future join us in the gallery space to meet and make with.
More info and booking here
Artists Connect Panel - Wicklow County Council
Artists Connect is an artist development initiative of Wicklow County Council with the purpose of supporting artists across all art forms, who are living in or are from the county, to connect, share information and learn from each other. Artist Connects runs events such as Artist Salons co-hosted with Outpost Studios, and The Funding Clinic.
Events are developed with the support of an Artist Panel consisting of artists Robert Barrett (Theatre Writing/Writer), Niamh O'Connor (writer/film writer), Lisa Freeman (Visual Arts/Multidisciplinary), Conor Dowling (Writer/Film), Emily Gillmor Murphy (Writer/Theatre Writing), Brian Murphy (Theatre), Aisling Ennis (Musician) as well as Jenny Sherwin (Arts Office), Niamh O’Donnell (Mermaid Arts Centre), and Susan Coughlan (independent facilitator).
The Arts Office is committed to developing initiatives under the Artists Connect framework throughout the lifetime of the Arts Strategy Growing the Arts in County Wicklow 2020- 2025.
Fold-Out Postcard: Slipped, Fell And Smacked My Face Off The Dance Floor
This fold-out postcard invite for Slipped, Fell And Smacked My Face Off The Dance Floor takes inspiration from 1950’s fold-out postcard’s that were used to promote tourist destinations. This postcard contains project research images, text and archival imagery.
If you would like a copy of this postcard please email me with your postal address to email@example.com
Slipped, Fell And Smacked My Face Off The Dance Floor with Mermaid Arts Centre
Live site-specific performances on 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th June 2022.
On a loop from 1-4pm each day.
Location: Naylor’s Cove, Bray Beach, Bray, Co Wicklow.
Meeting point at the Old Bray Hotel.
FREE, all welcome. No booking required.
Lisa Freeman’s new scripted performance work features actors, a saxophone player and a significant location: the once-busy sea bathing pool at Naylor’s Cove, Bray.
Drawing on the town’s history as a site of leisure and respite, this work positions the human body in this now-defunct site of relaxation. The actors create intimate moments of dialogue in this public space, where the script touches on ideas of therapeutic infrastructures, tourism and the body as an archive. These moments are woven through this site of failed architecture, set to a live musical score performed by a saxophone player.
This project stems from Freeman’s research into sites of failed and poorly designed civic architecture, and how these sites impact our health, identity and leisure pursuits.
More info can be found on the Mermaid Arts Centre’s website here
Read coverage on the performance by the Independent.ie here
I’m delighted to have been awarded a Project Studio at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios for the coming year (2022/23)
Project Studios are aimed at artists developing exciting emerging practices. The artists were awarded their studios by a selection panel including a current TBG+S Studio and Board member, and established curators based in Ireland and internationally, following an open submission application process. The artists will begin their studio tenure over the coming months. Each of the awarded artists share an acute connection to some element of the world that, as a whole, encompasses a wide range of vital concerns in contemporary life. Their exciting practices encourage expansive thinking that offers alternative ways of perceiving familiar subjects. We look forward to welcoming them all into the TBG+S community.
More info can be found here
Visual Artists’ Ireland News Sheet
March - April 2020
Expanded Sculpture Column by Audrey Walshe in response to Unassembled exhibition.
Further info can be found here
Unassembled, The LAB Gallery, 2020
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.
Ealaín Na Nóg, workshop, 2019
Teaching a ‘Collaborative-Language Making’ workshop for Ealaín Na Nóg, Dublin City Arts Office.
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.
A night of performance
The LAB Gallery, Culture Night 2019
Friday September 20th
Curated by Lisa Freeman and Astrid Newman
YEMI AKA: Fried Plantains Collective
Yoga for the Eyes
DJ Roo HoneyChild
More info can be found here