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SEMINAR: Scientia Civitatis: Missing Titles
2 to 4pm, 28 March 2015
A seminar drawing on the installation Scientia Civitatis: Missing Titles by Vagabond Reviews evoking an inter-disciplinary prism on Dublin and the contemporary city.
Chaired by independent curator Valerie Connor, this seminar sets out to make a reading of the contemporary city through the prism of the Scientia Civitatis: Missing Titles installation. The installation, part of the Phoenix Rising: Art and Civic Imagination exhibition, presents 48 titles for as yet unwritten books about the city from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives within the human sciences. Vagabond Reviews has invited the contributors of those missing titles to participate in an interdisciplinary reading of the city including individual interpretations from:
Mary Corcoran (Sociology)
Philip Crowe (Architecture)
Culturstruction (Art and Architecture)
Jenny McElwain (Paleobotany)
Austin O’Carroll (General Medicine)
Kieran Rose (Urban Planning)
Jamie Saris (Anthropology)
Artist’s Talk this Thursday: Stéphanie Nava
Stephanie Nava will give a talk on her work at 2pm this Thursday 12 March at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane. The artist will discuss her project, Considering a Plot (Dig for Victory), an installation based on the history of allotment gardens and government programs encouraging citizens to grow their own food during World War II. An extract of the work, called Garden Cities or Urban Farming? The Crises Bureau, is currently on view in the exhibition, Phoenix Rising: Art and Civic Imagination, which continues at The Hugh Lane until 29 March 2015.
The talk is free and no booking is required, although early arrival is recommended as places are limited.
With the support of the French Embassy in Ireland.
Sense of Place Walking Tour
Images from the first Sense of Place walking tour on Thursday 19 February 2015.
Sense of Place Walking Tours
A series of FREE walking tours has been programmed with Orlaith Ross from Making Space in conjunction with Mary-Ruth Walsh, whose work is included in the Phoenix Rising exhibition. Tours leave from the gallery at 2pm on the following dates: Thursday 19 February, Saturday 28 February (FULLY BOOKED), Thursday 5 March and Saturday 14 March. Join Orlaith Ross in an exploration of the local area connecting the work inside the gallery to the city outside.
Book online at https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/sense-of-place-walking-tour-with-orlaith-ross-in-conjunction-with-the-phoenix-rising-exhibition-at-tickets-15614145329.
Satellite Image Capture Event with Cliona Harmey
12:30-4:15pm, Saturday 28 February
FREE drop-in event for all ages exploring the technology behind the artist’s installation, Fixed Elsewhere.
For timetable details see: http://www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1290-live-satellite-image-capture-event.
Coffee Conversation with Stephen Brandes
11am, Wednesday 4 March
Join the artist for a talk followed by tea or coffee in the café to allow for further discussion. Fee €5 at the Gallery Reception.
Artist’s talk by Stephanie Nava
2pm, Thursday 12 March
Hear the artist discuss her project Considering a Plot (Dig for Victory), an extract from which is on view in Phoenix Rising. FREE. With the support of the French Embassy in Ireland.
Phoenix Rising: Art and Civic Imagination continues to 29 March.
Sense of Place Walking Tours
A series of FREE walking tours has been programmed with Orlaith Ross from Making Space in conjunction with the exhibition, Phoenix Rising: Art and Civic Imagination. The walks will begin at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane and explore the local area around the gallery. They will take place at 2pm on 19 and 28 February and 5 and 14 March. Booking essential: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/sense-of-place-walking-tour-with-orlaith-ross-in-conjunction-with-the-phoenix-rising-exhibition-at-tickets-15614145329
The tours will respond to the work of Mary-Ruth Walsh, which is included in Phoenix Rising. The tours aim to further engage the audience with the city and encourage participants to re-imagine and investigate how the city has evolved. Each tour will be a meander through the locality with information provided along the way. Join Orlaith, who will lead the tour, as the tour extends what’s inside the gallery to the city outside.
Upcoming Coffee Conversations with Exhibiting Artists
Visitors are invited to join artists for a talk followed by tea or coffee with the speaker in the cafe, to allow for further discussion.
Fee €5 at the Gallery Reception. See http://www.hughlane.ie for further information.
11am, Wednesday 28 January 2015
11am, Wednesday 4 February 2015
Unwritten City: Vagabond Reviews discuss Scientia Civitatis: Missing Titles
11am, Wednesday 4 March 2015
Vagabond Reviews at Counterpoints Arts’ Learning Lab
Vagabond Reviews will discuss their current project, Scientia Civitas: Missing Titles, at tonight’s Learning Lab event at the Describing Architecture exhibition. Scientia Civitas: Missing Titles will feature in our upcoming exhibition, Phoenix Rising, which opens 6 November.A Counterpoints Arts’ Learning Lab: Space, Place and Communities of Practice
A Counterpoints Arts’ Learning Lab: Space, Place and Communities of Practice
Moderated by Dr Áine O’Brien – Co-Director, Counterpoints Arts in collaboration with MA in Socially Engaged Art, NCAD and the Centre for Transcultural Research and Media Practice, DIT
Learning Lab will facilitate a community of practice – a context for learners from the creative arts, architecture and other areas of interest to interact with Describing Architecture’s 2014 theme of ‘Memory and Place’. We will do so in collective dialogue with selected works from the exhibition – comprising artists and architects working across painting, photography, mixed media, audio and film. This conversation will also include Dublin-based ‘Vagabond Reviews’, who will discuss their current project, Scientia Civitas: Missing Titles for the upcoming exhibition at The Hugh Lane, Phoenix Rising: Art and Civic Imagination.
Venue: ‘Describing Architecture’ Exhibition, City Assembly House, 58 South William Street, Dublin
Date: Wednesday 29 October 2014, 5:30 – 8:30pm
See www.describingarchitecture.com/portfolio/event141029 for further information.
2014 Creative Time Summit – Dublin Screening
Friday 14 & Saturday 15 November
Following the success of last year’s Creative Time Summit screening in NCAD and the F2 Neighbourhood Centre, Rialto, this year Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane and Fire Station Artists’ Studios are pleased to partner with the MA in Socially Engaged Art in NCAD to screen the 2014 Creative Time Summit live from Stockholm.
Creative Time is a New York based public art agency committed to supporting socially and politically engaged art. Now in its sixth year, the annual Creative Time Summit is a key conference globally, exploring the diverse ways in which artists are tackling social and political issues, platforming voices from arts and activism and highlighting diverse strategies for social change. This year the summit is convening in Europe for the first time. Creative Time have partnered with Public Art Agency Sweden to co-develop a packed two day programme. Summit: Stockholm will focus on innovative practices that relate to five core themes: Nationalisms, Performing the City, Activating Public Space, Art in the Age of Surveillance, and Migrations. http://www.creativetime.org
Building on this year’s summit themes, a Dublin based programme has been developed to complement the live stream with additional presentations and discussions on Friday 14th & Saturday 15th and a Dublin based seminar and book launch on Thursday 14th November. Highlights include:
• Live-streamed keynote addresses from: Edi Rama (Prime Minister of Albania) and Saskia Sassen (Professor of Sociology at Columbia University).
• Live-streamed presentations from leading artists, activists, curators and critics from around the world including: Tania Bruguera, Jeremy Deller, Maria Lind, Amar Kanwar and Joanna Warsza.
• Dublin based Presentations include Ana Dević (WHW Croatian curatorial collective), artist Dominic Thorpe, and Loitering Theatre.
2014 Dublin Programme Details
Thurs 13 November: Fire Station Artists’ Studios, 9-12 Lower Buckingham St, Dublin 1
3.00pm – 5.30pm Seminar: ‘The intersection of art and politics’ with speakers: Ana Dević (WHW Croatian curatorial collective), Megan Johnston (Curator & Director of The Model), Jesse Jones (Artist).
6.00pm Book launch: Launch of Fire Station’s new publication ‘Art & Activism’ followed by wine reception.
Further details: http://www.firestation.ie
Friday 14 November: Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Parnell Square N, Dublin 1
9.00am – 5.30 pm Live Screening of Creative Time Summit with additional Dublin based presentations and discussion. Tea and coffee provided.
Further details: http://www.hughlane.ie
Free. Limited places. Booking essential: RSVP email@example.com
Saturday 15 November: Fire Station Artists’ Studios, 9-12 Lower Buckingham St, Dublin 1
9.30 am – 6.30 pm Live Screening of Creative Time Summit with additional Dublin based programme including short film screenings by ‘Loitering Theatre’ and an Artists’ Panel discussion on ‘Ireland & Migration. Speakers include Dominic Thorpe, Vukasin Nedejovic, Ceara Conway, Aine Ivers, Seoidin O Sullivan. Chaired by Anthony Haughey. Tea, coffee and light lunch provided. Further details: http://www.firestation.ie
Free. Limited places. Booking essential: RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org
Dublin Park(ing) Day 2014 at The Hugh Lane
Artist Elaine Leader created a temporary urban garden inspired by the work of Norah Geddes on Parnell Square for Dublin Park(ing) Day 2014. Park(ing) Day was started by Rebar in 2005 in San Francisco with the aim of turning car parking spaces into public parks, games or art installations for one day every year in September. On 19 September 2014 Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane participated in Dublin Park(ing) Day for the second year running.
In conjunction with the forthcoming exhibition, Phoenix Rising: Art and Civic Imagination, The Hugh Lane’s installation for Park(ing) Day references the work of Norah Geddes in Ireland. Phoenix Rising will explore contemporary artists’ responses to the urban environment using different strategies to understand and represent the city. It references Dublin’s 1914 Civic Exhibition which was inspired by the work of Scottish biologist, sociologist and planner Patrick Geddes.
Norah Mears (née Geddes, 1887-1967)
Patrick Geddes’s daughter Norah was deeply involved in garden design, particularly gardens for children in inner cities. With her father she worked on designs for Edinburgh Zoo and she created a number of gardens in previously derelict sites in Edinburgh’s Old Town. She first came to Dublin in 1911 when she gave a talk on the transformation of unused urban sites into gardens at the Cities and Town Planning Exhibition at the Royal Dublin Society.
Norah Geddes and Henrietta Tuke worked with the Women’s National Health Association of Ireland to create children’s garden playgrounds in Dublin. These included St Monica’s Garden Playground in St Augustine Street, Dublin 8, which opened in April 1912 with a supervised play area for children attended by a nurse and furnished with a sand pit and shower-bath. A second Dublin garden playground was opened at the former Ormond Market, Dublin 1. Geddes also advised on a playground on Sweetman’s Avenue, Blackrock, and designed a playground for Nenagh, Tipperary.