vai

Visual Artists Ireland Annual ‘Get Together’ 2018

  • Location: Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital Kilmainham
  • Date: Monday 21st May
  • Duration: Registration 9am

Cost: 25.00

Don’t miss  the 5th annual get together for Visual Artists hosted by Visual Artists Ireland. This year’s influence is the area of opportunity, how do we build them; take advantage of them, and most of all how do we ensure that they are equal. As well as panel discussions, there will be presentations by fellow visual artists who will give insight into how they keep going and where they find their motivation and participants can also look forward to Speed Curating, Portfolio Reviews, Help Desks, Artists Speaking and the Visual Artists Café.

General Admission Tickets include:

  • Admission to all Panel Discussions with over 30 experts discussing topics vital to professional visual art practice and impacting the lives of individual artists. Panels include: Equal Opportunities in the Visual Arts: Gender, Spaces to Work, Making the Market, Brexit: How will it Impact Us and the Jason Oakley Art Writing Forum.
  • Open access to all Artist Talks presentations. Throughout the day there will be presentations by ten exemplary artists speaking about their work, the development of their careers and their own personal experience as professional visual artists. View the artists and links to their work here.
  • Visual Artists Café – A space to meet one another. A space to encourage making new connections, meeting people and sharing networks. There will be representatives from arts organisations and galleries from all over the country.
  • The Café will also have Help-Desks to provide information and advice on practical matters such as sustaining a practice, legal advice, copyright, tax, available funding.
  • Tasty Lunch!

Booking

Category:

Don’t miss  the 5th annual Get Together 2018 which  takes its inspiration from Visual Artists Ireland’s new vision statement – We dare to dream of a time when visual artists will live in a world of opportunities. In this year’s event we will look at each other’s experiences and see what we can learn through the open exchange of ideas.  In particular, we will hear from artists at different levels of experience about their work, their inspirations, and gain an understanding of how they have overcome obstacles to chase this world of opportunities.  We will have presentations from key residencies available to Irish artists, as well as from artists who have taken time to use them to step outside of their day to day lives. We will look at ways of thinking differently about ourselves as we search out ways to network and build positive relationships. We will learn from the specific sector of Photography about how this area of practice has built up a reputation, developed a unique voice, and come to be recognised for quality with a view to sharing this experience across all art forms. Speed curating returns in all its frenzied glory as do the ever popular clinics, where recognised experts will be available to discuss a wide range of issues on a one-to-one basis.  All of this surrounding the Visual Artists Café, where arts organisation and artists support agencies will gather to provide information about their services as well as a place to perch and catch up with friends old and new.

Get Together 2018 will take place on Monday 21st of MAY at IMMA.

What can attendees expect?

Panel discussions:

Curating Ireland – New Ways of Working
Creating opportunities for artists by making projects happen outside of traditional institutions.
Speakers: Daniel Birmingham, Jenny Haughton, Mary Cremin, Matt Packer

Residencies: Time, Space & New Environments
Applying for and getting the most from Residencies at home and abroad.
Speakers: Amanda Rice, Ingibjörg Gunnlaugsdóttir, Janice Hough, Mark Clare

Photography: Ireland’s Eyes
Looking at unique Irish voices and visual identity through recent developments in Irish photography.
Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger, Clare Gallagher, Fiona Kearney, John Duncan, Tanya Kiang


Artist Speak
Throughout the day there will be presentations by eight exemplary artists speaking about their work, the development of their careers and their own personal experience as professional visual artists. Read more here about our speakers in the morning and afternoon.

Morning Presentations:
Cecily Brennan, Marcel Vidal, Samuel Walsh, Susanne Wawra

Afternoon Presentations:
Atsushi Kaga, Evgeniya Martirosyan, Margaret Irwin West, Pádraig Spillane


Speed Curating
Choose from a list of 30 of the best curators in Ireland and Northern Ireland for one-on-one meetings. Selecting whom you would like to meet entitles you to 10 minutes with each curator – an opportunity to show them your work, present your ideas and make connections. This is a hugely popular event for curators and artists and has led to multiple exhibitions, working relationships, and collaborations. This books up fast, so get your slot quick! View a full list of curators in the Full Programme.


Clinics
Specialists will be available to offer advice on your specific area of concern or in-depth analysis, which seeks to help you in an area of your career. Clinics are for up to 20 minutes in the morning and afternoon, and include experts who can provide advice in areas including: Portfolio Review, Proposal Writing, Curatorial and Promoting Your Work.

Specialists include:
Áine Phillips, Annette Moloney, Emma Dwyer, Gabhann Dunne, Jennie Guy, Sheena Barrett, Simon Fennessy Corcoran


Moving Image 
This year, Get Together will also host an all-day screening programme of new moving image works my members of MExIndex, curated my Fifi Smith.


Visual Artists Café 
A space to meet one another. A space that encourages making new connections, meeting people and sharing networks. There will be representatives from arts organisations and galleries from all over the country.

The Café will also have Help Desks from VAI and IVARO. Advice and support is offered on issues ranging from practical professional information to knowing your rights.


Lunch
A light lunch of a variety of sandwiches and tea and coffee will be available on the day in The IMMA Chapel. These will include gluten and lactose free options.

 

 

 

 

Share this Opportunity

Don’t miss  the 5th annual Get Together 2018 which  takes its inspiration from Visual Artists Ireland’s new vision statement – We dare to dream of a time when visual artists will live in a world of opportunities. In this year’s event we will look at each other’s experiences and see what we can learn through the open exchange of ideas.  In particular, we will hear from artists at different levels of experience about their work, their inspirations, and gain an understanding of how they have overcome obstacles to chase this world of opportunities.  We will have presentations from key residencies available to Irish artists, as well as from artists who have taken time to use them to step outside of their day to day lives. We will look at ways of thinking differently about ourselves as we search out ways to network and build positive relationships. We will learn from the specific sector of Photography about how this area of practice has built up a reputation, developed a unique voice, and come to be recognised for quality with a view to sharing this experience across all art forms. Speed curating returns in all its frenzied glory as do the ever popular clinics, where recognised experts will be available to discuss a wide range of issues on a one-to-one basis.  All of this surrounding the Visual Artists Café, where arts organisation and artists support agencies will gather to provide information about their services as well as a place to perch and catch up with friends old and new.

Get Together 2018 will take place on Monday 21st of MAY at IMMA.

What can attendees expect?

Panel discussions:

Curating Ireland – New Ways of Working
Creating opportunities for artists by making projects happen outside of traditional institutions.
Speakers: Daniel Birmingham, Jenny Haughton, Mary Cremin, Matt Packer

Residencies: Time, Space & New Environments
Applying for and getting the most from Residencies at home and abroad.
Speakers: Amanda Rice, Ingibjörg Gunnlaugsdóttir, Janice Hough, Mark Clare

Photography: Ireland’s Eyes
Looking at unique Irish voices and visual identity through recent developments in Irish photography.
Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger, Clare Gallagher, Fiona Kearney, John Duncan, Tanya Kiang


Artist Speak
Throughout the day there will be presentations by eight exemplary artists speaking about their work, the development of their careers and their own personal experience as professional visual artists. Read more here about our speakers in the morning and afternoon.

Morning Presentations:
Cecily Brennan, Marcel Vidal, Samuel Walsh, Susanne Wawra

Afternoon Presentations:
Atsushi Kaga, Evgeniya Martirosyan, Margaret Irwin West, Pádraig Spillane


Speed Curating
Choose from a list of 30 of the best curators in Ireland and Northern Ireland for one-on-one meetings. Selecting whom you would like to meet entitles you to 10 minutes with each curator – an opportunity to show them your work, present your ideas and make connections. This is a hugely popular event for curators and artists and has led to multiple exhibitions, working relationships, and collaborations. This books up fast, so get your slot quick! View a full list of curators in the Full Programme.


Clinics
Specialists will be available to offer advice on your specific area of concern or in-depth analysis, which seeks to help you in an area of your career. Clinics are for up to 20 minutes in the morning and afternoon, and include experts who can provide advice in areas including: Portfolio Review, Proposal Writing, Curatorial and Promoting Your Work.

Specialists include:
Áine Phillips, Annette Moloney, Emma Dwyer, Gabhann Dunne, Jennie Guy, Sheena Barrett, Simon Fennessy Corcoran


Moving Image 
This year, Get Together will also host an all-day screening programme of new moving image works my members of MExIndex, curated my Fifi Smith.


Visual Artists Café 
A space to meet one another. A space that encourages making new connections, meeting people and sharing networks. There will be representatives from arts organisations and galleries from all over the country.

The Café will also have Help Desks from VAI and IVARO. Advice and support is offered on issues ranging from practical professional information to knowing your rights.


Lunch
A light lunch of a variety of sandwiches and tea and coffee will be available on the day in The IMMA Chapel. These will include gluten and lactose free options.