Delighted to have been awarded a FSAS Residential Studio

 
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Fire Station Artists Studios is delighted to announce incoming FSAS Residential Studios Awardees.
Following our open call earlier this year, 4 artists were chosen to join the community of artists living at Fire Station Artists' Studios in late 2019/ early 2020.

Fire Station Artists’ Studios' core purpose is to provide excellent live/work facilities for artists in the heart of Dublin City. The awardees benefit from subsidised residential studio that provides self-contained, secure living and working space, as well as professional development support, and access to our production facilities and our community of practising visual artists.

 

Shortlisted The Merrion Plinth Award 2019

 

ANNOUNCING THE MERRION PLINTH

Alongside its rich history, The Merrion Hotel is famed as holding the finest private collection of late 19th century and early 20th Century Irish Art. It contains some significant artworks relevant to the history of Irish visual culture and so the ambition of this prize is to promote the importance of visual art being made today.

The Merrion Plinth Award will grant €5,000 to the winning artist chosen through an open submission competition to create a new work which will be displayed in the Garden Foyer for 2 years. A team of expert judges will include Lochlann Quinn, Chairman of the Hotel, Patrick Murphy, Director of RHA and Oonagh Young, Director Oonagh Young Gallery. Open to all professional artists, this competition is sure to attract entries from some of the most significant artists working today.

The Merrion Plinth Judging Panel are delighted to announce the following shortlist for 2019 with the winner to be announced on June 10th via website and social media channels

Marcel Vidal 

Alva Gallagher 

Lee Welch 

Jane Rainey 

Orla Whelan 


https://www.merrionhotel.com/blog/merrion-plinth/

 
 

Marcel Vidal Masterclass at Royal Hibernian Academy Dublin Ireland

 
 Lily | oil on linen | 30 x 25cm | Private Collection

http://www.rhagallery.ie/workshops/marcel-vidal-masterclass/

6 Apr 2019 – 7 Apr 2019

Vidal will give a presentation of his work and will discuss his materials, palette and studio. In addition he will give insight into his photographic sources and his process of image selection through editing and cropping. The workshop will explore Vidal’s approach to oils with examples of paintings at varying stages. Starting in raw sienna and burnt umber participants will create a tonal underpainting. This will be followed by the application of thin layers of colour and glazes.

 

Winner The Golden Fleece Award 2019

The Trustees of the Golden Fleece Award are delighted to announce that all four shortlisted artists will share in this year’s award fund of €30,000 – two Special Awards for Dragana Jurišić and Sara Flynn and two main Awards for Marcel Vidal and Nuala Odonovan.

Eyes peeled – eight artists to watch in 2019 by Art Critic Cristín Leach

https://www.instagram.com/p/BrPq_pzH9qO/

“Marcel Vidal made a big black sooty splash in a corner of the RHA with White Noise, his contribution to the 2018 Futures show. In 2018, he also impressed with his solo show Silverfish at The Dock in Carrick-on-Shannon. His installations are dark, apocalyptic and occasionally dangerous (White Noiseincluded razor wire), and the contrast between the restrained, clean elegance of his works on canvas and the drama of his three-dimensional work is part of what give his installations their edge.”

https://www.rte.ie/culture/2019/0129/1026177-eyes-peeled-eight-artists-to-watch-in-2019/

You, Me and Everything In Between workshop conducted by ACW students in the RHA Futures

ACW work with the RHA for Learning and Public Engagement, Futures Series 3, Episode 2 with Dublin Youth Dance Company

Working closely with the RHA, Katy Fitzpatrick and Róisín Bohan for the Public Engagement and Learning program for the current Futures exhibition, ACW students, Brendan Fox, Natalie Pullen and Éimear Regan developed You, Me and Everything In Between, a theatrical workshop loosely based around Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed, where participants were encouraged to manifest a performative narrative connecting the exhibition content. The artists featuring in Futures Series 3, Episode 2 exhibition are Bassam Al-Sabah, Cecilia Danell, Laura Fitzgerald, Jennifer Mehigan, Joanne Reid and Marcel Vidal. The work on display by each artist in Futures is unconnected and seemingly disparate as the exhibition is a display of their own personal practice rather than a group show that relates to a specific theme or greater narrative. The challenge set forth in the workshop was to develop a constellation between the artists’ work on display, with an outcome of producing and creating a wholly separate piece of performance art. The artists also contributed to the workshop, donating personal objects for a further insight into their world, among the objects donated were a paint pot cast from layers upon layers of paint, a silver mask and a metal rod. Members of the Dublin Youth Dance Company directed by Mariam Ribon, were invited to participate in the 3-hour-long workshop which took place on Saturday 15 December. The first half of the workshop began with the 11 participants viewing and taking in the work, followed by a meditation and then contained a series of exercises influenced by Boal’s practice where there was a discussion and consequently a generation of ideas for a narrative emerged. During the second half of the workshop the DYDC participants were divided into three groups and were instructed to develop their narrative of the exhibition through three “moments” that established a final performance. Materials were provided by the facilitators Fox, Pullen and Regan to aid the development and theatricality of the narrative, encouraging the participants to engage in producing a fully embodied piece of art. The dancers infused themselves into the workshop and the outcome was outstanding. Each group performed their finished piece within the space with the artworks as a backdrop. The dancers’ commitment to the workshop was phenomenal and the creative energy generated in the space was quite special.

Éimear Regan, MA Art in the Contemporary World

http://www.acw.ie/2018/12/acw-and-rha-futures-series-3-episode-2-with-dublin-youth-dance-company/ACW work with the RHA for Learning and Public Engagement, Futures Series 3, Episode 2 with Dublin Youth Dance Company

Working closely with the RHA, Katy Fitzpatrick and Róisín Bohan for the Public Engagement and Learning program for the current Futures exhibition, ACW students, Brendan Fox, Natalie Pullen and Éimear Regan developed You, Me and Everything In Between, a theatrical workshop loosely based around Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed, where participants were encouraged to manifest a performative narrative connecting the exhibition content. The artists featuring in Futures Series 3, Episode 2 exhibition are Bassam Al-Sabah, Cecilia Danell, Laura Fitzgerald, Jennifer Mehigan, Joanne Reid and Marcel Vidal. The work on display by each artist in Futures is unconnected and seemingly disparate as the exhibition is a display of their own personal practice rather than a group show that relates to a specific theme or greater narrative. The challenge set forth in the workshop was to develop a constellation between the artists’ work on display, with an outcome of producing and creating a wholly separate piece of performance art. The artists also contributed to the workshop, donating personal objects for a further insight into their world, among the objects donated were a paint pot cast from layers upon layers of paint, a silver mask and a metal rod. Members of the Dublin Youth Dance Company directed by Mariam Ribon, were invited to participate in the 3-hour-long workshop which took place on Saturday 15 December. The first half of the workshop began with the 11 participants viewing and taking in the work, followed by a meditation and then contained a series of exercises influenced by Boal’s practice where there was a discussion and consequently a generation of ideas for a narrative emerged. During the second half of the workshop the DYDC participants were divided into three groups and were instructed to develop their narrative of the exhibition through three “moments” that established a final performance. Materials were provided by the facilitators Fox, Pullen and Regan to aid the development and theatricality of the narrative, encouraging the participants to engage in producing a fully embodied piece of art. The dancers infused themselves into the workshop and the outcome was outstanding. Each group performed their finished piece within the space with the artworks as a backdrop. The dancers’ commitment to the workshop was phenomenal and the creative energy generated in the space was quite special.

Éimear Regan, MA Art in the Contemporary World

http://www.acw.ie/2018/12/acw-and-rha-futures-series-3-episode-2-with-dublin-youth-dance-company/

Basic Talks: Marcel Vidal in conversation with Frank Wasser The Hugh Lane Gallery.

20DEC

Basic Talks: Marcel Vidal in conversation with Frank Wasser The Hugh Lane Gallery.

Basic Talks: Marcel Vidal

Friday 11 January, 1pm

Marcel Vidal in conversation with Frank Wasser. The convergence of two modes of production –painting and sculpture-  and their aesthetic contrast interests the artist Marcel Vidal. His practice will be the subject of an in-conversation with Frank Wasser, artist, writer and art historian. Free, no booking is required.

Basic Talks is a series of informal talks with leading contemporary practitioners taking place on the second Friday of every month. Curated by Basic Space in partnership with The Hugh Lane, BASIC TALKS is an open platform for talks, panels, lectures and performances. Speakers will include artists, curators, writers and critics who will generate discourse on producing and exhibiting art.

Free, no booking required.

http://www.hughlane.ie/all/2234-basictalksmarcelvidal