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Welcome to the Neighbourhood
SAVE THE DATES: June 17 - 29, 2013
Open day Saturday, June 29 from 3pm
For the eighth annual Welcome to the Neighbourhood residency in June 2013, six Irish and international artists will reside and work in Askeaton, accompanied by several public events and an open day.
aiPotu - Anders Kjellesvik and Andreas Siqueland (Berlin /Oslo)
Michelle Browne (Dublin)
Aaron Lawless (Limerick)
Marie Roux (London)
Freek Wambacq (Brussels)
Welcome to the Neighbourhood forms part of Ireland's 2013 Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
Aaron Lawless -
Saint Patrick's Day Parade
Askeaton Contemporary Arts are pleased to announce its’ participation in the Saint Patrick’s’ Day Parade in Askeaton, with a new commission by Aaron Lawless entitled What's A Little Fallout?
Currently on exhibition
Artworks by Stephen Brandes, Diana Copperwhite, Sean Lynch, Benjamin de
Burca and Ben Kinsley & Jessica Langley
are currently on view around the streets
Enquire at Askeaton Tourist Office for
further information. A curator's tour is available by prior appointment.
Roderick Buchanan -
Help Find My Neighbour
Askeaton Contemporary Arts is delighted
to host Scottish artist Roderick Buchanan as he continues his project Help Find My Neighbour, an artwork visualising the travels of Scottish political reformer Thomas Muir throughout the world.
For more information see here
From the archive:
Mexican artist Oswaldo Ruiz has spent considerable time exploring Ireland’s landscape, economy and politics since completing a residency at the Irish Museum of Modern Art in 2010. The video and photographic project, Askeaton Idle, was produced by Ruiz during his residency in the Welcome to the Neighbourhood programme in 2011.
As a model for a series of nocturnal trips in the town of Askeaton and the surrounding countryside, Ruiz considered the fable and lament of Sweeney, an ancient Irish King who was cursed to be half man, half bird, forever to roam throughout the land. He spent his life leaping from place to place, mad and exiled, lamenting and composing verse as he travelled. In a resuscitation of the myth, Ruiz journeyed around West Limerick for two weeks, his camera moving amongst streets, fields, yards and inside an ancient ring fort with an eerie, often surreal direction. His wanderings led him to find the proverbial road to nowhere, a mile-long tarmacadam lane built for an unrealized industrial estate, ending abruptly into a field. One night Ruiz constructed a sculpture there with a variety of found objects. Formally akin to a tree, upon a countryside road and in the evening, Ruiz’ piece evoked a place for Sweeney to finally perch and rest. Moreover, his project suggests that another drama might be played out in these places: a provisional, live version of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, where whatever might happen in the future is replaced with the need to establish an environmental consciousness of the present.
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