Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Faber Studios .........we dont know.........

Monday, August 19, 2013

126 presents: Artist Talk | Aaron Lawless

Thursday 22nd August 2013 | 7pm
Free event: Everyone Welcome
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Image: Aaron Lawless
126 Artist Talk | Aaron Lawless
Thursday 22nd August 2013 | 7pm

126 presents its ongoing series of Artists talks that aim to encourage critical conversations about contemporary art practice in Ireland. Artist Aaron Lawless will discuss the development of his artistic practice along with a presentation of a selection of his works.

Aaron Lawless' works are playful experiments of authorship and authority.

Using the urban environment as an entry in which to engage with the individual. His works are transitional objects that cross reference components of the every day,
giving them new meaning and new use. Lawless' practice involves recycling leftover found materials into startling arrangements, exhibited as installations or as sculptural entities. Often guided by YouTube tutorials and DIY instruction manuals, his constructions rarely hold an allusion to high art, rather that he sees them as makeshift solutions made with the resources at hand…. Drawing on the viewer’s personal relationship with the objects, in their new and old forms. Activating the viewer and blurring lines of participation. Or maybe just asking “sure, what is the use?”

As a contemporary art practitioner engaging in aspects of both improvisation and frugality, specialising in making performances and installations in public spaces, Lawless has been invited to work with local environmental group Transition Galway. During this talk, Aaron will give an introduction and background to his series of work todate, as they playfully related to ideas of exchange and economy, whilst opening up a discussion on the possibilities of activating a new cultural and creative context working within Transition Galway.

Selected Works:

2013 Culture Night Lawless will present a series of musical instruments in ‘Visual’ Carlow, made of recycled and found material located around the Carlow area. These forms will be used in a public event with local musicians.
For further information visit… http://www.visualcarlow.ie/exhibitions/info/transitional-instruments

2013 “Act of Portrayal”,Limerick City Gallery of Art, Ireland
“Welcome to the neighborhood”, Askeaton Contemporary Arts, Askeaton,Limerick, Ireland
“Whats A Little Fallout?”, St. Patricks Day Parade, Askeaton Contemporary Arts, Askeaton,Limerick, Ireland
2012 Eva International, Faber Studios, Re-Possesion, Curated by Annie Fletcher
2011 Chairperson Faber Studios-to present,
2009 “Aulstubleift”, Das Built, Utrecht, Netherlands
“Plotfarm”, Zal 100, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2008 “Way Out”, Limerick, Ireland

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Act of Portrayal 
Limerick City Gallery of Art

Act of Portrayal at LCGA - a response to the National Self Portrait Collection in UL by Limerick based artists, including work by Faber Studios artists Aaron Lawless, Kevin O' Keeffe and Rory Prout.

Opening:    Friday 24th May, 2013, 6-8pm
Exhibition:  25th May - 26th July, 2013

Limerick City Gallery of Art 
Carnegie Building, 
Pery Square, 

Kevin O' Keeffe 
A Great Blow (reclaimed timber and tarpaulin)
in response to Sean Keating's 'Self Portrait'

Rory Prout 
Pareidolia (oil on board)
In response to Nigel Rolphe's 'Night and Fog-Dust on Face'

Aaron Lawless
Monolith (1 cent coins and Plywood)

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Declan Casey at Birr Vintage Week and Arts Festival 2013

Declan Casey is one of the artists featuring in Quiet Variations On A Town, being curated by Caelan Bristow, for Birr Vintage Week and Arts Festival 2013. 

It runs from Friday 2 to Saturday 10 August 2013. 

For the Festival he will be exhibiting video pieces featuring Moby Strets, his alter ego. Casey will be doing performances each day of the Festival and these will take place at various locations around the town.

His video pieces can be seen in Kelly’s Bar in Green Street and in Emma’s CafĂ© on Main Street.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Call It What You Will 

Artists; Maria Finucane, Shelagh Honan, Mike McLoughlin, Fiona O’Dwyer, Marie Phelan.
Curated by Shelagh Honan

    Opening 6.30pm, Thursday 18th July
    Exhibition runs 19 - 23 July

Call It What You Will  is a lens-based exhibition that includes installation, sound, video, photography and camera obscura.

Overarching themes such as memory, place and narrative are permeated by an underlining presence of spirit, body and voice that resonates throughout the work. From its initial inception Call It What You Will was conceived as an adaptable exhibition framework to support and encourage risk taking and experimental practice for the installation of new work within an exhibition space.

Monday, May 13, 2013

The Immaculate Brutes
Daniel Ryan

Preview 8pm Thursday 23rd May

Gallery Open 12 - 5pm, Monday / Friday

Exhibition Runs 24th - 30th May

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

LSAD 3rd Year Painters

Opening 7pm, Thursday, May 9th
Exhibition: 10th - 14th May
Gallery Open: 12 - 5pm 

Opening Speaker: Tracy Fahey

Limerick School of Art and Design invite you to an exhibition with a difference. Third year fine art painting students present W.A.M.I. (Words Are My Inspiration), a collection of contemporary artworks. This exhibition is a collaboration of painting, installation, sculpture, video and sound inspired by text. This show looks at the space between the written word and visual art.

Consistently the most remarkable research happens in the intersection between disciplines; where two traditions collide; where two different sets of theories can be cross-applied, yielding new and exciting results.  Words Are My Inspiration (W.A.M.I.) offers the viewer the interesting and often unpredictable results of interrogating text through practice-led enquiry. 

The show takes a wide interpretation of what constitutes text – it is not confined to the privileged discourse of literature.  Although some artists work successfully within the literary canon, others have sought inspiration in text taken from food diaries, record sleeves, cinema stubs, nursery poems and journals of family history. 

The exhibition illustrates the power of text to inspire and illuminate fine art practice, and the power of this fine art practice to create a new line of enquiry into the motivation, thought and theories behind the texts chosen.  Whether interrogating post-modern theory, exploring gender fluidity or simulating dyslexic possibilities inherent in a single word, W.A.M.I . shows us some of the possibilities that arises when two disciplines intersect – producing work that stimulates, provokes and excites.

Opening night

Opening Speach by Tracy Fahey 

Tracy Fahey and Aine Ni Giolla Coda receiving flowers 
in gratitude from the 3rd YearPainters

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Pedestrian Curricle

Solo Exhibition by Declan Casey

Preview: 8pm Thursday 11 April, with opening night performance

Exhibition runs 12 – 15 April 2013
Open 12 – 5 pm

The show links sculpture, video, performance and silhouette images, all around Moby Strets, Casey’s alter ego. Moby questions inefficiency and futility, characteristics found in many aspects of contemporary living.

The video piece in the show is part of an ongoing larger work in the form of a surreal short video film featuring Strets.

Assisted by curator Noelle Collins.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

X-HALE Short Film Competition

X-HALE Youth Awards is a project of the Irish Cancer Society which aims to prevent young people from starting to smoke. 

For our 2013 campaign we have launched the X-HALE Short Film Competition. Youth groups are encouraged to make a film to help prevent young people from starting to smoke and enter our competition.  As part of our awards process  31 youth groups from across Ireland have been awarded a grant to help fund their film project. These 31 groups are also taking part in 6 regional film making workshops to assist their projects. 

On Thursday 4th April, four youth groups will attend the X-HALE Youth Awards Film Workshop :Ennis Garda Youth Diversion Project, Tipperary Regional Youth Service, Fishbowl Youth Service, Tumagraney Co Clare, Springboard KDYS, Tralee

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Taking Place

Occupy Space presents ‘Taking Place’ an exciting weekend of screenings, talks, theatre, music and the launch of Occupy Paper Issue 8 in Faber Studios, Henry Street, Limerick on the 29th 30th and 31st of March.

Friday 29th:
8:30pm: Screening with Mo Cinema with snacks & drinks.

Saturday 30th:
11-1pm ‘Exhibition Review’ Writing Workshop with Dr. Pippa Little*
1pm- 2pm Introduction to the Weekend with Tea & Food
2pm: Occupy Paper Launch
3pm: Music
4pm: Discussion with artists Richard Forrest, Laura McMorrow followed by screening of recent work
6:30pm: More Tea & Food
7pm: Speculative Society Meeting
8pm: Orchard Theatre Presents Samuel Beckett’s "Rough for Theatre part 2"

Sunday 31:
2pm to 4pm: Scrabble Sunday & BYOB Bingo!

A bit of craic for your Easter Weekend!
*Please book in advance for writing workshop by emailing occupy.space@gmail.com

Speculative Society

Laura McMorrow

Sir Duke entertain

Tea an Chatting

Monday, February 25, 2013

Life Long Learning Festival
at Faber Studios
Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival: Saturday

DMARC Presents
Saturday 23rd March, 10am - 5pm

The Digital Media Arts & Research Centre (DMARC), University of Limerick, present a series of installations, surround‐sound works, mixed‐media dance and live audiovisual performances, reflecting current practice where technology and artistic endeavour collide.
All work presented has been created in Limerick by both staff and students.

This event is free of charge.