MAKE 2016 Symposium: Objects and Revolution
Stack Theatre , CIT Cork School of Music, Union Quay, Cork// March 5th, 2016 // 10:00 to 17:00
Price: Standard: €55 / Student: €25
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Hosted by the CIT Crawford College of Art and Design, MAKE 2016 will be our third in a series of annual Symposia that explore issues of making and materiality. MAKE 2016 will honour the centenary of Ireland’s 1916 Rising by examining the role of objects in personal and political trauma and change.
Our lineup of speakers includes: Prof. Catherine Harper, editor of Textile: the Journal of Cloth and Culture, UK; the important Irish artists Rita Duffy and Brian Hand; and, from Vilnius University, Egle Bogdaniene; with Sarah Kelleher of UCC Art History Dept.
Accompanying exhibition: AFFECTIVE ENTITIES
Sarah Kelleher will also head a curating team to create an accompanying exhibition of recent CCAD graduate work responding to the themes of MAKE 2016.
This show, Affective Entities, will open on 5 March at 6pm in the CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, and run until 26 March 2016.
PROGRAMME OF SPEAKERS:
Professor Catherine Harper
Editor of Textile: the Journal of Cloth and Culture, UK. Dean of Creative and Cultural Industries and Professor of Textiles at University of Portsmouth, UK
Artist; Belfast native; BA, MA in Fine Art from the University of Ulster.
Brian Hand Artist and lecturer in art and design at IT Carlow.
Artist; Vice Rector for Studies and Associate Professor, Textile Dept., at Vilnius Academy of Arts, Lithuania.
PhD candidate in the History of Art department at University College Cork and Government of Ireland Scholar.
Sarah Kelleher will also head a curating team to create an accompanying exhibition of recent CIT CCAD graduate work responding to the themes of MAKE 2016.
This show, AFFECTIVE ENTITIES, will open after the Symposium on 5 March at 6pm in the CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, and runs until 26 March 2016.
Gallery opening hours Wednesday to Saturday 10am – 6pm
Catherine Harper, Big Red, 1994
Rita Duffy, B Special, 2014
FURTHER INFORMATION ON SPEAKERS
► Professor CATHERINE HARPER Dean of Creative and Cultural Industries and Professor of Textiles at University of Portsmouth, UK. From Northern Ireland, she began her creative career as a visual artist, and now writes, publishing with Berg and Bloomsbury. She has been Editor-in-Chief of the Taylor & Francis journal TEXTILE: Cloth and Culture since 2004, and is currently commissioned to write a chapter for a forthcoming Bloomsbury book titled Erotic Textiles. She will ‘show work and speak words chosen from twenty-five years of a creative and professional practice concerned with making sense of the complexities, conundrums, challenges and contradictions of this land, cloth, body and culture.’
► RITA DUFFY Artist; Belfast native; BA, MA in Fine Art from the University of Ulster. Honorary Member of the Royal Society of Ulster Architects. Associate of Goldsmiths College in London. Major exhibitions, commissions, and collections worldwide. Duffy works in the figurative/narrative tradition, and her enquiries into questions of Irish identity, history and politics often stem from autobiographical experience. Currently she is developing the Souvenir Project for 2016, a year of remembering wars and revolution, presenting the work in galleries and museums in Berlin, London Belfast and Dublin. She will emphasise the object-making that has been a major aspect of her practice, particularly the evolution of her installation forming her Souvenir project.
► BRIAN HAND Artist and lecturer in art and design at IT Carlow. He is a graduate of NCAD and the Slade School of Art and has made many projects over the last 20 years; his most recent solo exhibition was Little War at the Kilkenny Arts Festival in 2008. Along with Orla Ryan and Alanna O’Kelly he is making a new public art commission for the An Post Witness History 1916 Museum at the GPO under the name Stormy Petrel: Guairdeall. He recently published an essay on the tricolour in Godson and Bruck (Ed) Making 1916: Material and Visual Culture of the Easter Rising, Liverpool Univ. Press, 2015. He will share his extensive research on the history and meaning of the Irish flag, survey contemporary uses of the tricolour in art, and share the development of his current GPO commission.
► EGLĖ BOGDANIENĖ Artist; Vice Rector for Studies and Associate Professor, Textile Dept., at Vilnius Academy of Arts, Lithuania. She is a prolific writer, curator, and serves as expert on art study programs. Her artworks have been widely recognised and awarded in 30 solo and more than 100 group exhibitions throughout Lithuania, USA, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Poland, Dominican Republic, Sweden, Latvia, Estonia, Taiwan, et al. She was curator of the 2015 show ABSOLUTE TEXTILES, a survey of artworks expressing Lithuanian identities from life under a totalitarian Soviet regime through statehood in 1990/91---which will form the basis of her talk.
► SARAH KELLEHER is a PhD candidate in the History of Art department at University College Cork and Government of Ireland Scholar. She is a published author, with critical reviews in Enclave Review, Paper Visual, the Irish Arts Review and Artefact (The Journal of the Irish Association of Art Historians.) She is co-director of Pluck Projects, an independent curatorial venture, the editorial assistant of Enclave Review and a teaching assistant within the History of Art Department at UCC. Sarah will present her research on theories of affectivity, using the site-specific work of the German artist Rebecca Horn to illustrate her presentation.
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