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Minister Madigan Announces Annex as Ireland’s representation at the 17th Biennale Architettura in 2020

The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan TD, is delighted to announce that Annex has been selected to represent Ireland at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice, Biennale Architettura 2020. Annex is an international research and design collective founded in 2019. The collective is comprised of a team of architects, artists, and urbanists including Sven Anderson, Alan Butler, David Capener, Donal Lally, Clare Lyster and Fiona McDermott. Annex was selected to present Ireland’s national exhibition at the Biennale Architettura next year following an open call by Culture Ireland, in partnership with the Arts Council. The exhibition entitled “Entanglement” examines architecture and data assemblages, aims to make


Arts Council of Northern Ireland Consultation | Equality Action Plan and Disability Action Plan

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s draft equality and disability 5 year action plans 2019 – 24 are both open for consultation with the arts sector and key stakeholders, as well as partners in local and central government, and the wider public sector. These action plans set out the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s commitment to fulfil obligations under the Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 and the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. To share your views you can: Complete the Consultation Proforma document and email it to strategy@artscouncil-ni.org Send your views by email to strategy@artscouncil-ni.org Write to: Equality Action Plan and Disability Action Plan Consultation Response, Arts Council

Róisín Stack Awarded Jerome Hynes Fellowship for Clore Leadership Programme 2019/20

The Arts Council have announced that Róisín Stack is the recipient of the 2019/2020 Jerome Hynes Fellowship – offered through the London-based Clore Leadership programme. Róisín Stack is a theatre maker and arts manager based in Galway, Ireland. Her areas of interest are artist & art form development. In 2018 she co-founded Theatre57, a collective of over 90 independent theatre artists advocating for investment in cultural infrastructure to enable professional development. Previously, Róisín held positions with Druid, Macnas and Clod Ensemble and was Director of Galway Theatre Festival for four years. Twenty five new Fellows will embark on the Clore Fellowship this autumn hailing from England, Ireland, India, Brazil, Hong

New interactive research tool for the creative industries – UK

Culture Counts have launched ‘Useful Facts’; a new online research tool for the cultural sector. There is a vast amount of academic and sector research into the impacts of the arts, screen heritage and creative industries. However finding the most useful facts is a challenge, particularly for time pressed arts organisations. Cultural organisations use data to prepare advocacy activity and funding applications. Useful Facts makes finding data easier. Culture Counts have launched ‘Useful Facts’; a new online research tool for the cultural sector.There is a vast amount of academic and sector research into the impacts of the arts, screen heritage and creative industries. However finding the most useful facts is

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‘See you tomorrow’

Sarah Long reviews ‘See you tomorrow’ (2 May – 7 July) at Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh.

‘Social Commons’

Danny Kelly reviews the group exhibition ‘Social Commons’ (2 – 12 May) at Liberty Hall Theatre, Dublin.

Hannah Fitz ‘OK’

Carissa Farrell reviews Hannah Fitz’s exhibition, ‘OK’ (23 April – 25 May), at Kerlin Gallery, Dublin.

Walker and Walker ‘Nowhere Without No(w)’

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin15 February – 3 June 2019 ‘Nowhere Without No(w)’ highlights Walker and Walker’s longstanding interest in the Modernist canon – particularly Charles Baudelaire and Stephane Mallarmé, in this instance. The themes of the works presented – and the artists’ long-running collaborative practice – are diverse, but Romantic association predominates. The exhibition is exactingly prescriptive in its use of ideas and literary references. Its sleekly direct and literal translations of ideas into form invoke the aesthetic austerity of the conceptual tradition. However, its sensuous silvers and inky blacks exacerbate the cerebral quality into kitsch and fetish, helping to establish a sense of fraught disclosure. Pathos is

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Vaults & Rituals

Chris Clarke interviews Richard Proffitt about his recent installation for Cork Midsummer Festival.

Lismore Castle Arts

Paul McAree talks about the evolution of Lismore Castle Arts and interviews Niamh O’Malley, whose exhibition is currently showing at St Carthage Hall.

The Shrinking Universe

JONATHAN CARROLL INTERVIEWS EVA ROTHSCHILD ABOUT REPRESENTING IRELAND AT THE 58TH VENICE BIENNALE. Jonathan Carroll: Your biography is the perfect antithesis of Brexit: you were born in Dublin; studied at University of Ulster, Belfast; live in London and have an MA from Goldsmiths; and you are being brought to Venice by Void Gallery in Derry, with a curator from Cork. Is it good timing for such a European endeavour? Eva Rothschild: We were not alone in being anxious about getting everything transported to Venice before the initial Brexit date. The Scottish, Welsh and British pavilions were all installing early, to avoid any difficulties. There is nothing in the show that

The Truth of the Encounter

JOANNE LAWS INTERVIEWS NICK MILLER ABOUT HIS PAINTING PRACTICE AND HIS CURRENT EXHIBITION IN LONDON. Joanne Laws: The term ‘Encounter Painting’ is commonly associated with your work. I guess this relates to things happening in your daily life and how you respond to them?  Nick Miller: Not really, it’s more formal than that. Back in 1988, still in my late-twenties, I had a kind of eureka moment about what art could be for me while on a residency in Dublin Zoo. I began to draw from life again, facing the otherness of animals in captivity. It became about meeting and holding contained energy through the act of drawing. It coincided

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