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The Representative Body for Visual Artists in Ireland supporting artists at all stages of their careers
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  • 11/14/16--04:34: VAN Nov/Dec 2016
  • VAN Nov/Dec 16
    The November/December Visual Artists’ News Sheet (VAN) is hot off the press! It will be sent by post to all VAI members and arts organisations in the coming days. Guest editor Joanne Laws looks back at a series of prominent projects and themes from 2016. The topic of commemoration is explored in Helen Carey’s column […]

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    Van January / February 2017
    The Visual Artists’ News Sheet (VAN ) is the primary all-Ireland information resource for visual artists. Writer and researcher Joanne Laws is the guest editor and her column features on page 5. Several interviews are included in this issue: Joanne Laws spoke to Alistair Hudson about the Arte Útil movement; Conor McFeely interviewed Andres Serrano […]

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  • 01/14/17--04:32: VAN Jan/Feb 2017
  • Writer and researcher Joanne Laws is the guest editor of the Jan/Feb issue of the VAN, out now. Several interviews are included in this issue: Joanne Laws spoke to Alistair Hudson about the Arte Útil movement; Conor McFeely interviewed Andres Serrano during his recent exhibition ‘Torture’ at Void, Derry; while Rayne Booth spoke to Benjamin […]

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  • 03/14/17--05:29: VAN March/April 2017
  • VAN March April 2017
    The Visual Artists’ News Sheet is the primary all-Ireland information resource for visual artists presenting case study articles on all aspects of the lives of professional artists, alongside features offering critical reflection and analysis of relevant aspects of the art world in Ireland and internationally. In January 2017, we learned of the sad passing of […]

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  • 05/14/17--04:27: VAN May/June 2017
  • VAN May/June 2017
    The Visual Artists’ News Sheet is the primary all-Ireland information resource for visual artists presenting case study articles on all aspects of the lives of professional artists, alongside features offering critical reflection and analysis of relevant aspects of the art world in Ireland and internationally. From late-February to mid-April, a series of public meetings were […]

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  • 07/14/17--04:24: VAN July/Aug 2017
  • VAN July/Aug 2017
    The Visual Artists’ News Sheet is the primary all-Ireland information resource for visual artists presenting case study articles on all aspects of the lives of professional artists, alongside features offering critical reflection and analysis of relevant aspects of the art world in Ireland and internationally. Members of VAI receive a copy of the VAN delivered […]

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  • 09/14/17--04:22: VAN Sept/Oct 2017
  • VAN September / October 2017
    September – October 2017 is a themed issue that focuses on contemporary Irish painting, offering timely insights into recent exhibitions, seminars, residencies and current studio practices. With so many vibrant painters currently working in Ireland and a wealth of painting exhibitions taking place nationwide, this thematic inquiry cannot be comprehensive. The issue places emphasis on […]

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  • 12/14/17--04:21: VAN Nov/Dec 2017
  • VAN Nov/Dec 2017
    The Visual Artists’ News Sheet (VAN ) is the primary all-Ireland information resource for visual artists. In the columns for this issue, Nick Miller discusses his role as curator of the RDS Visual Arts Awards 2017, while CEO of Visual Artists Ireland, Noel Kelly, offers insights into artistic censorship in Ireland. The NI column comes […]

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    VAN January / February 2018
    The Visual Artists’ News Sheet (VAN ) is the primary all-Ireland information resource for visual artists. In the Columns for this issue, Áine Phillips offers a topical overview of gender issues in the arts, while Fiona Woods discusses best practice in artist-focused commissioning in her column ‘Has the Artist Been Consulted?’. In the NI column, […]

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    The Visual Artists’ News Sheet (VAN ) is the primary all-Ireland information resource for visual artists. Members of VAI receive a copy of the VAN delivered straight to their door. The News Sheet is also available to pick up free of charge in galleries and arts centres. This issue has a timely focus on several […]

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  • 07/27/15--06:35: VAN July/August 2015
  • 1. Cover Image. Cliona Harmey, Dublin Ships, installed February 2015 North Wall Quay Dublin. Commissioned by Dublin City Council, photo by Ros Kavanagh 5. Column. Chris Clarke. Scratching the Surface. 6. Column. Joanne Laws. Articulating Value. 7. Column. Jonathan Carroll. Who’s Afraid of Performance Art? 8. Column. Tara Byrne. Ageism & Cognitive Dissonance. 10. Regional […]

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    Kathy Prendergast ‘OR’ Crawford Art Gallery, Cork 10 April – 13 June 2015 The elegant first floor landing and Gibson galleries at the Crawford have been emptied of their fine paintings and ‘objets d’art’ to accommodate Kathy Prendergast’s exhibition ‘OR’, which also extends into the adjoining modern gallery. At the centre of the landing, Prendergast’s […]

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    Adrian Ghenie, Pieter Hugo, Olaf Brzeski ‘I will go there, take me home’ Curated by Gregory McCartney 8 May – 26 July 2015 The MAC, Belfast ‘I will go there, take me home’ marks the second installment of the MAC’s guest curator programme, which offers independent curators the opportunity to develop exhibitions in the MAC’s […]

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    Gabhann Dunne Magenta Honey The LAB Gallery, Dublin 1 1 May – 13 June 2015 Gabhann Dunne has been painting since the 1990s and is an artist for whom the alchemy involved in manifesting an entity from paint appears effortless. He also demonstrates an easy aptitude for drawing. The compression of these abilities into effective […]

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    Anna MacLeod Water Conversations, A Survey of Works, 2007 – 2015 The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon 3 July to 12 September 2015 Water Conversations is an ongoing research project by artist Anna MacLeod. Over the past eight years MacLeod has travelled internationally to conduct research and engage in dialogue with artists and communities around the global and […]

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    Jan McCullough Home Instruction Manual Belfast Exposed 3 July – 22 August 2015 Jan McCullough’s project ‘Home Instruction Manual’ developed from the artist’s interest in traditional instruction manuals. Typing “how to make a home” into Google, she soon found an online chat forum where the participants gave instructions on how to transform a ‘house’ into […]

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    El Lissitzky: The Artist and the State, with Rosella Biscotti, Maud Gonne, Nuria Guell, Alice Milligan, Sarah Pierce and Hito Steyerl Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin Garden Galleries 30 July – 18 October 2015 Curatorial practices require imaginative conceits, while considerations of funding and timing require pragmatic ones to boot. All of these appear […]

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    Laura Gannon Silver House Uillinn, West Cork Arts Centre 18 July – 12 August 2015 Commissioned for Uillinn, Gannon’s exhibition comprises a new body of experimental large-scale architectural drawings and a new film work, Silver House. The film was shot locally in Goleen, West Cork, during the Spring of 2015. The work is a collaboration […]

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    Ruth E. Lyons The Sea, The Sea 31 July – 5 September Mermaid Arts Centre, Main Street, Bray, Co Wicklow I first encountered the great chunks of rock salt that appear in this exhibition at the artist’s rural Co Offaly studio, a former hay loft located in a soft and yielding bog land landscape far […]

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  • 11/11/15--04:06: VAN September/October 2015
  • 5. Column. Kim Macaleese. Forward. 6. Column. Fifi Smith. The MExIndex. 8. VAI News. VAI projects, campaigns and events. 8. News. The latest developments in the visual arts sector. 10. Regional Focus. Wexford’s visual art resources and activity outlined by Wexford Arts Centre, Cow House Studios, Gerda Teljeur, Aileen Lambert, Rosie O’Gorman and Michael Fortune. […]

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  • 12/22/15--09:49: VAN November/December 2015
  • 5. Column. Sarah Pierce. Divisions of Pleasure. 6. Column. Jonathan Carroll. Charlotte Rampling’s Toes. 8. VAI News. VAI projects, campaigns and events. 8. News. The latest developments in the visual arts sector. 9. Regional Focus. Visual art resources and activity across the border region, North and South are outlined by: Townhall Cavan, Fermanagh Arts Office, […]

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  • 01/09/16--08:12: VAN Jan/Feb 2016
  • The Visual Artists’ News Sheet (VAN ) is the primary all-Ireland information resource for visual artists. The first VAN of 2016 begins with columns from Irene Murphy, who discusses moving to a home studio, and Jonathan Carroll, who talks about his recent trip to London to visit a talk by P.J. Harvey and an exhibition […]

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    Chris Campbell-Palmer ‘Softening the Stone’ Platform Arts, Belfast 4 September – 24 October ‘SOFTENING the Stone’, a solo exhibition of work by London-based Chris Campbell-Palmer (b. Belfast, 1990), marks an exciting time in the career of the artist and in the evolution of Platform Arts as an exhibition space. Founded in 2009 as a studio […]

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    Gary Coyle ‘Into The Woods’ RHA, Dublin 4 September – 18 October 2015 THE overwhelming feeling upon entering into the RHA’s Ashford Gallery, given over to Gary Coyle’s compact solo exhibition, is of crossing into the realm of fantasy and fairy tales. This is thanks to the show’s eponymous work which covers all four walls, […]

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    Mel French ‘Between a Rock and a Hard Place’ Luan Gallery, Athlone 5 September – 30 October MEL French is well known as the recipient of public commissions, but ‘Between a Rock and a Hard Place’ at the Luan Gallery is her first solo show. The two handsome rooms of the gallery, one dark and […]

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  • 03/09/16--08:16: VAN March – April 2016
  • The Visual Artists’ News Sheet (VAN ) is the primary all-Ireland information resource for visual artists. For this and the May – June issue we have invited art critic James Merrigan as guest editor. For this issue he proposed the theme of sex, which threads its way through the contributions by Alan Butler, Jennifer Mehigan, […]

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  • 05/09/16--08:17: VAN May – June 2016
  • The Visual Artists’ News Sheet (VAN ) is the primary all-Ireland information resource for visual artists. For this issue, art critic James Merrigan continues as guest editor. In his column ‘Where’s Our Marty Baron?’, he discusses the role of the editor and of the art critic. Our regional focus for this issue is County Meath, […]

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  • 07/14/16--04:36: VAN July/Aug 2016
  • The July/August Visual Artists’ News Sheet (VAN) is available and has been sent to all members. Selected articles on art criticism, artist-led spaces, funding in Northern Ireland and online works are up on the new VAN blog at: http://visualartistsireland.com The July/August issue of the Visual Artists’ News Sheet was guest edited by Linda Shevlin and features articles […]

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    The Visual Artists’ News Sheet (VAN ) is the primary all-Ireland information resource for visual artists. Artist and curator Linda Shevlin continues as guest editor in this issue, which takes ‘participation’ as its theme. In their columns, Shevlin, Annette Moloney and Katherine Atkinson discuss ideas around this theme relating to their repective practices and roles […]

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    The Visual Artists’ News Sheet (VAN ) is the primary all-Ireland information resource for visual artists. Members of VAI receive a copy of the VAN delivered straight to their door. The News Sheet is also available to pick up free of charge in galleries and arts centres. In light of the historic vote to repeal […]

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    Sinead McDonald Uchronia 28 November – 7 February 2015 Draiocht, Blanchardstown, Co Dublin Artist Sinéad McDonald does not like her photo being taken.1 So what motivated McDonald to produce her first solo exhibition made up almost entirely of self-portraits? The answer is that while McDonald is the subject, artist, photographer, director and all-round protagonist in […]

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    Debra Bowden Beginnings 17 November – 16 December 2014 Toradh Gallery, Ashbourne, Meath Cows. Why are they such a popular subject for paintings? In many hands, even when well executed, they come across as sentimental, chocolate-box images, anodyne and unchallenging. In Debra Bowden’s work, now showing at the Toradh Gallery in Ashbourne, Co. Meath, they […]

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    Book Review / Anne Mullee Art & Activism Editors: Liz Burns and Clodagh Kenny Published November 2014 The latest publication from Fire Station Artists’ Studios is less of a manifesto or call to arms and more of a provocation asking, ‘what does activism really mean to artists?’ The book is a slim volume containing a […]

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    Nom Nom Collective ‘Nomstalgia’ White Lady Art Wellington Quay, Dublin 29 Nov – 23 Dec 2014 The Nom Nom Collective comprises eight artists who have worked together for around a decade, five of whom are included in their current exhibition ‘Nomstalgia’, at White Lady Art on Wellington Quay. Lints (Denmark), Poncho (Ireland), Dr Lamps & […]

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  • 04/08/15--02:44: VAN March/April 2015
  • 1. Cover Image. Amanda Ralph, Paper Boats, River Brosna, Clara 2000. Public Art Commission for Offaly Co. Council. Re-installed at Lough Boora in 2014. 5. Roundup. Recent exhibitions and projects of note. 5. Column. Treasa O’Brien. Roads of Least Resistance: Irish Attitudes to Protest and Civil Disobedience. 6. Column. Amy Kieran. Exploring Visual Arts Audiences […]

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    Teresa Gillespie ‘below explanation (clocks stop at 3pm and existence continues)’ Wexford Arts Centre 12 January – 7 February 2015 “Phenomenology fails to provide a guaranteed tether to the world and its things. The relationship between consciousness and content remains to be worked out.” (Arthur C. Danto) (1) The annual Emerging Visual Artist Award (EVAA) […]

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    Sabina Mac Mahon ‘An Ulaid – South Down Society of Modern Art’ Belfast Exposed and Queen Street Studios, Belfast 16 January – 28 February Sabina Mac Mahon’s research project, An Ulaid – South Down Society of Modern Art, is displayed in two different venues in Belfast: Belfast Exposed Photography and Queen Street Studios & Gallery. […]

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  • 05/28/15--08:38: VAN May/June 2015
  • 5. Roundup. Recent exhibitions and projects of note. 5. Column. Morgan Quaintance. The More Real You Become? 6. Column. Orla Whelan. Athomestudios. 7. Column. Georgina Jackson. The Conversation Continues. 8. VAI News. VAI projects and events. 8. News. The latest developments in the visual arts sector. 10. Regional Focus. Tipperary Arts Office, Jenny Fox, Lorraine Cleary, Source, STAC. 13. Residency. Sustained […]

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    The latest issue of the Visual Artists’ News Sheet is a special issue focusing on the infrastructure and supports in place for emerging artists nationwide. A range of specially commissioned extended essays, profiles and case studies offer practical advice across a range of themed sections including: Galleries & Workspaces; Residencies; Graduate Awards & Opportunities; Postgraduate […]

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    The final issue of 2018 is loosely themed around several prominent anniversaries being celebrated this year, offering a retrospective glance at the evolution of various Irish arts organisations. Given the upcoming 40th anniversary of Visual Artists Ireland in 2020, we are currently working on the SSI/VAN archive (which extends back to 1980), with a view […]