The Expanded Field:

A Conversation on Art and Research

Wednesday 25 April, 6 -7.30pm

The LAB, Foley Street, Dublin


Hosted by ARC (Art and Research Collaboration programme, IADT) and The LAB, this event explores some of the experimental practices, ideas and strateges that are central to The Expanded Field, an exhibition and residency project investigating the multifaceted nature of the Munster region, curated by Askeaton Contemporary Arts and Lismore Castle Arts.


A keynote presentation will be made by Aurora Tang, Los Angeles-based curator, researcher and Programme Manager of the Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI) and will mark CLUI’s first engagement with Ireland. The evening also features contributions by Michele Horrigan (curator, Askeaton Contemporary Arts), Paul McAree (curator, Lismore Castle Arts) and writer and critic Maeve Connolly.


The Center for Land Use Interpretation, founded in 1994, is a research and education organisation interested in understanding the nature and extent of human interaction with the surface of the earth, and in finding new meanings in the intentional and incidental forms that we individually and collectively create. CLUI believe that the manmade landscape is a cultural inscription, that can be read to better understand who we are, and has produced dozens of exhibits on land use themes and regions, for public institutions all over the United States, as well as overseas.



Askeaton Contemporary Arts is dedicated to the production of publications and artists books that broaden the understanding of art's role in public life. We launch Catalina Lozano's new book, The Cure, in Aeromoto, Mexico City on Saturday March 24, 6-8pm


Purchase now for €10 from our publication page.

Save the date -

Welcome to the Neighbourhood

July 16 - 28

For our thirteenth annual residency programme in Askeaton we welcome artists Matt Calderwood, Jonny Lyons, Ruth Clinton and Niamh Moriarty, alongside curators Max Andrews, Mariana Cánepa Luna (Latitudes, Barcelona) and Gareth Bell-Jones (Flat Time House, London). Several public events will occur, with a special open day on Saturday July 28 with artists and curators in attendance. Full programme to be announced soon.


Read about our 2017 resident artists here


Read Manchan Magan's Irish Times feature article here

The Expanded Field

at Lismore Castle Arts, Waterford

July 14 - August 26

Jointly curated by Lismore Castle Arts and Askeaton Contemporary Arts, a group exhibition at St Carthage Hall in Lismore is the culmination of a series of artist residencies throughout 2017-8 that collectively explore the multifaceted nature of the Munster environment, each aiming to find new methodologies and reflections on the urgent issues facing the region today.


Artists featured are Stuart Whipps, the Centre for Land Use Interpretation, Olivia Plender, The Domestic Godless, Superfolk and Filip Van Dingenen.


Read more about Filip Van Dingenen's Algae Summit here