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ELEANOR DUFFIN AT TOTTENHAM HALE INTERNATIONAL STUDIOS, LONDON
Sculptor Eleanor Duffin is awarded the 2017 Tottenham Hale International Studios (THIS) Residency.
Jointly organised by THIS and Askeaton Contemporary Arts, the residency gives Eleanor the opportunity
to live and work in London next summer, following an open call for applications earlier this year.
Eleanor's residency is supported by funds from Limerick 2020 Candidate City for European City of Culture.
See more of her work here
ASKEATON CONTEMPORARY ARTS in THE IRISH TIMES, July 2016
SEANIE BARRON at the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, 2015
See Seanie Barron's walking sticks on exhibit in Trinity College's gallery from October 9 - December 2, 2015
A new book, co-published by Askeaton Contemporary Arts and the Douglas Hyde Gallery features a text
by John Hutchinson and reproductions of sticks in the exhibition.
Find out more at the Douglas Hyde Gallery website
SEAN LYNCH represents Ireland at the Venice Biennale
Askeaton Contemporary Arts' organiser Sean Lynch presents a new project, Adventure: Capital
at the Venice Biennale from May to November 2015.
STEVE MAHER'S INTERNATIONAL ARTIST EXCHANGE PROGRAMME
In association with Tottenham Hale International Studios (THIS) in London, Askeaton Contemporary Arts
have initiated an international artist exchange programme. Starting in 2015, former Askeaton participants
will be invited to live and work in London, supported with a stipend, studio and accommodation.
Steve Maher is the first recipient of the scheme.
Askeaton Contemporary Arts at Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast / CCA, Derry-Londonderry
Artist Residency Alternatives: presentations & panel talkI
In 2014, CCA invited a number of organisations to present their position on alternative forms
of artist residency. Curators from Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge (UK), Treignac Projet
(France), and Askeaton Contemporary Arts (Ireland), will introduce their organisational
practices and upcoming programmes.
Amanda Rice writes about her 2014 residency in AskeatonOn the Collected website, see here
Askeaton's been Punk'd
Article about Askeaton Contemporary Arts by Manchan Magan in The Irish Times
Mad Max, Fairy Bushes and Hellfire
Michele Horrigan writes about Askeaton Contemporary Arts
and the status of contemporary art in Ireland on Dutch website The Naked.
See it and other articles and contributions at www.thenaked.nl
Stephen Brandes and Fiona Larkin recently presented artworks in Amsterdam,
as part of Askeaton Contemporary Arts' contribution to Kunstvlaai 2014.
In Stephen's work, The Last Travelogue of Albert Sitzfleisch, he tells of a fictional
traveller, reporting from his journey across Europe, commenting on its recent history.
The images derive from photographic collage and hand-rendered drawings that are
re-worked through digital editing. Inspired by personal observations, with a leaning
towards absurdist invention and references to episodes in modern European history,
the work address our differing perspectives on familiar histories, unfamiliar cultures
and an indeterminate future, with a measured mixture of humour and poignancy.
Freek Wambacq's Galloping Horses arrives back in Askeaton!
Carl Doran and Patricia Ranahan reinstall the work after the coconuts
galloped up and down to Dublin for an an exhibition at Pallas Projects...
In summer 2013, Freek Wambacq placed objects used by Foley artists to synthesize sound
for TV and film into the everyday fabric of Askeaton, creating unexpected juxtapositions
through their presence and the language used to describe each work. So, using a sheet of
stainless steel, he created thunder in Deel Launderette & Dry Cleaning Agents. He also took
unrolled audio tapes to have leaves rustling in Shanahan's Grocer and Newsagent.
For Pallas Periodical #3, the annual review of the Irish art scene, Wambacq will visit
Dublin, and will move Galloping Horses from Askeaton’s Ranahan’s Bar to Fallon's Pub close to
Pallas Projects. From December 2013.
See Pallas Projects website here
Michelle Browne's Walk, Jump, Leap, Soar (made in Askeaton in 2013) features
in The Year of the Flood, a group exhibition at FLOOD, Dublin. From November
- December 2013, more information here
Listen to exhibition curator Michele Horrigan talk about the show on RTE Radio One here
Stephen Brandes’ A Hellfire Club – A History Continued appears in
Ireland of the Welcomes, November 2013:
“Askeaton was a strategic river crossing where the bodies of inhabitants were
defended by a notable castle and their souls by Franciscan brethren whose friary
stands close by. The village has been reduced in strategic importance by the
building of a bypass and a new bridge but follow the signpost on the main road,
charming houses, a riverside walk and the towering ruins of fortress and friary.
There is an information centre in the square and, by the riverside below in the
castle, a signboard of the rarest kind. It says nothing of the past or present but
predicts happenings in Askeaton in the distant future. Between 2240 and 2263AD,
a succession of horrible happenings are to occur, terminating in the destruction
of the castle by thirty six lighting strikes and a fireball…”
Undercover: A Dialect is a group exhibition curated by Michele Horrigan at
VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow Amongst others, it features
artworks from Stephen Brandes, Sean Lynch, aiTopu,Jeronimo Hagerman
and Magdalena Jitrik, all of whom have lived and worked in Askeaton.
From October 2013 - January 2014, see more here
Berndnaut Smilde's Until Askeaton Has Streetview is currently on show as
part of his solo exhibition at the Bonnefantenmuseum in Maastricht,
from September 2013 - January 2014, see more here
Askeaton Contemporary Arts visit Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp
Butchers, botanists, bankers, bibliophiles, and more—they’re all in on it.
For Rain after snow, Freek Wambacq subtly intervened in 14 locations
and spread a narrative loop of silent sounds throughout Antwerp, placing
objects used by Foley artists to synthesize sound for TV and film into
the everyday fabric of Antwerp, creating unexpected juxtapositions through
their presence and the language used to describe each work.
Askeaton Contemporary Arts will dispatch weatherman Sean Lynch to talk
with Wambacq about Rain after snow, and to take us on the full tour.
Wambacq's site specific project was developed in Askeaton during 2013's
Welcome to the Neighbourhood. Exhibition in Antwerp runs 14 September
to 26 October 2013, see Objectif Exhibition's website here
Drawings by Oswaldo Ruiz made in Askeaton in 2011 are exhibited as part
of his extensive project Anudamientos, a solo project and intervention into
the studio of Joaquin Clausell (1866-1935) at Museo De La Ciudad De Mexico,
Mexico City, April - June 2013.
Berndnaut Smilde's Until Askeaton Has Streetview, made in Askeaton in 2009, is currently
on exhibition at the San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries
Askeaton Contemporary Arts at Independent Curators International, New York
Discussion and book launch
4 October 2012, 6:30–8pm
ICI Curatorial Hub, 401 Broadway, New York
More information here
Allan Hughes' video and photographic installation Neutral States, commissioned
and produced by Askeaton Contemporary Arts, is reviewed in the Summer 2012
edition of Artforum.
The review by Declan Long is available to read here
Download the exhibition invite here and accompanying essay here
Oswaldo Ruiz, Askeaton Idle, 2011
New York-based BOMB magazine features an online article on some
recent Irish art by Askeaton Contemporary Arts curator Michele Horrigan.
It can be read here at BOMBBLOG
Magdalena Jitrik's artwork Painting in Askeaton is included in the 12th Istanbul Biennial,
curated by Adriano Pedrosa and Jens Hoffmann. The exhibition runs from 17 September-
13 November 2011, and features a painting and video made by Magdelena during 2009's
Welcome to the Neighbourhood. Painting in Askeaton also features in the publication
Vitamin P2 New Perspectives in Painting, an overview of new contemporary painting from
around the world published by Phaidon.
Magdalena's video can be seen here
Martin Parr contributes a photograph, taken in Askeaton in the early 1980s, as the invite image
for 2011's Welcome to the Neighbourhood.
Michele Horrigan reports on The Curatorial Intensive, a New York-based workshop organised
by Independent Curators International.