Wednesday, November 21, 2012

MAVIS - Amanda Ralph

You are cordially invited to Faber Studios on Wednesday, 21st November at 7pm where Amanda Ralph, Programme Director of the MA in Visual Arts Practices will conduct a meet and greet session to discuss applications to postgraduate art programmes. While there will be specific information provided on the MAVIS programme, Amanda will also discuss her own experience of applying to and studying in the United States along with general advice regarding proposals for study at Masters level.

The session will include a presentation entitled "You don't do art for no good reason. It costs so much" James Turrell, Sunday Independent, 1991, which focuses on one of the research themes that will be taken up during the 2013 MAVIS programme.

There is no charge to this presentation.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Repo Session

Culture Night 2012 at Faber Studios

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Renata Gaspar in collaboration with Tom Schon

A site-specific live video performance piece developed throughout a 2-week residency in Limerick, Ireland, as part of E-MOTIONAL Bodies and Cities

The research intention of this project is to investigate the space in-between what exists (architecture properties of spaces and the way they’re commonly used) and something else that doesn't exist yet, that has to be conceived, created and documented – the artistic process of appropriation and transformation of these same spaces through physical presence and movement.

Renata Gaspar (1981, Porto, Portugal) is a performance artist currently working both in London and Berlin. See an excerpt from the video at her website here.

Monday, August 27, 2012

CATA Website Launch 

All Collective

The ALL collective invites you to the launch of our new CATA Project website. Come along to share a glass of wine with us and others involved in the project. The reception will be followed by a short artist talk by ALL and an open dialogue discussion involving all those present and interested in the CATA Project. This launch will showcase the ALL Collective’s creative process and establish the CATA Project website as a valuable on-line resource for those with an interest in both socially engaged art and the River Shannon. 

ALL have engaged with many  diverse people throughout this process and would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody who has been involved and provide those interested in the River Shannon with an opportunity to network and collaborate. ALL will facilitate during the evening to help groups and individuals with any ideas they have stemming from the CATA Project. This event will conclude the ALL Collective’s involvement in the CATA Project.

We hope that you can join us to celebrate the River Shannon and continue to promote it is a place of beauty, culture and pleasure.

Sunday, June 24, 2012


Eva International 2012    

re-possession consisted of a multi-part work that addressed the idea of object identity.
The project explored the psychological impact of loss through personal stories, the indifferent documentation of objects, and the rehabilitation
of the object by the craftsperson.

re-possession aimed to promote the value of reuse and a culture of exchange in the community.

Part I. Stories
Stories gathered of Limerick peoples experiences of losing familiar and cherished possessions.

Part II. Inventory
Make inventory of objects lost or stolen

Part III. Action
The ‘catalogue’ of objects displayed in the gallery as well as screening the recorded interviews. Temporary workshop in opened Faber Studios.

re-possession raises the issue of value and evolving attitudes towards personal things.

How can we acknowledge the expanding value of something which is passed from one person to another?

re-possession investigates the notion of recycling and remaking within an art practice, allowing a broadened public accessibility to its themes.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Faber Studios Graduate Residency Awards 2012

Faber Studios is very pleased to announce the two winners of the FSGRA 2012:
Anastasia Artemeva and Declan Casey.

The award offers two graduates a month long residency in Faber Studios, supported by LSAD.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Limerick City Hack - Aaron Lawless

This lecture and workshop were provided to be an inquiry into the Urban environment that is Limerick City for 2nd year Product Design Students.

To encourage the Use of the city as a site specific point of research, in which to rethink social interaction, aesthetics and the usefulness of resources. Tweaking surroundings and demonstrating real-world examples of a re-humanised environment.

The idea of this project was to outline the use value of the products being designed, using the city to find everyday problems or inconveniences and using design as a lifestyle problem solver.This was not intended to be a criticism of the city, instead a search for site specific innovations. These Designs did not have to conform any singular line of production, demographic or economic gain.

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