28-07-2016 What You Seek is Here Video

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Video of citizen documentation of What You Seek is Here at the Rock in Skibbereen on 23 June 2016 & shown at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre yesterday as part of the Dark Matters presentation. Edited by Neisha Azzopardi and made possible by Reddy O’Regan Nick Murphy Susy Cremers Miranda Daly Lorelie Tomko Teresa O’Sullivan Michael Stephens Caz Jeffreys Anja Bakker Justine Foster Finola Finlay Pamela Marshall Alison Glennie Acapellabella West Cork Claire O Neill Michael Holly Lauren Guillery Robert Harris

27-07-2016 Dark Matter

27-07-2016 Dark Matter

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Gregory Sholette & Katherine Waugh at Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre today. It was intense, provocative and rigorous. The live audio broadcast did not work – but we have the recording and will broadcast it as soon as possible.Apologies for any inconvenience.

26-07-2016 Dark Matter

26-07-2016 Dark Matter

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Tomorrow’s talk is nearly booked out at Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre. We will be doing a live audio broadcast from 2:30 – 4:30 courtesy of Clonlineradio.com. Gregory Sholette in conversation with Katherine Waugh should be more than interesting. A short video of What You Seek is Here will precede the discussion as well as a short introduction setting the context within the Urban Explorer Arts Project ongoing in Skibbereen.

Barefoot Baroque

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Sunday 14 August @1:15pm | Katy Salvidge - Baroque Recorder, Tess Leak -ViolinCello & Justin Grounds - Baroque Cello - a 30 minute mini concert prior to their ferry departures for concerts on Cape Clear & Sherkin Island featuring works by Bach, Biber, Telemann, Byrd, Morales and Westhoff - Donations only

 

Diggers by Christopher Rogers

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Unfortunately it was not possible to screen this film due to difficulties establishing electrical connection on 2 occasions (31 July & 8 August)

Alfie and Declan are diggers; two men working in the illegal trade of dinosaur bones. Alfie picks up Declan for work on a day like any other, but it is clear that something is wrong. Declan reveals that he has grown tired of their secretive and dangerous lifestyle. And that their current dig will be his last.

Unable to dig alone Al e must convince his friend to continue. To protect their friendship, and ensure his own survival.
But things don’t go to plan when somebody else finds their bones…

Urban Explorer 07-07-2016

Urban Explorer 07-07-2016

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Penultimate meeting of our spatially distributed reading group this morning discussing chapter 7 of Dark Matter: Art and Politics in the Age of Enterprise Culture. In this chapter Sholette turns to the work of Tactical Media group Critical Art Ensemble to highlight practices that retool the everyday as sites of resistance. The Unnameable, as the chapter is titled, points to a people yet to come, the Dark Matter of the art world.

Artist, academic, author and activist Gregory Sholette will be in conversation with curator, writer and filmmaker Katherine Waugh. A key event for artists and curators, this public talk is presented as part of the durational Skibbereen based Urban Explorer project led by artist Sheelagh Broderick and supported by CREATE, the National Agency for the Development of the Creative Arts through the Artist in the Community Scheme.

Sholette’s acclaimed book Dark Matter: Art and Politics in the Age of Enterprise Culture argues that while art is big business for some, the vast majority of artists are ignored or dismissed by critics but that these marginalised artists, the ‘dark matter’ of the artworld are essential to the survival of the mainstream.

Booking essential. Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre 028 22090 or [email protected]m

Life Drawing by Bara Palcik Watching Mary

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1,2 & 5 July & 10 Aug |  Artist Bara Palcik drawing from life | Portrait Drawing and Portrait Painting from the Live Model I propose a series of four 3-hour observable sessions in which I will draw and paint from a life model who I will bring on site with me. These sessions will involve: • Drawing/painting using an easel and wooden board, indoors and outdoors, depending on weather conditions. • Suggested medium: pens, pencils and acrylic paint on paper. All material and equipment will be provided and safely handled by the artist with no risk to viewers. • Poses will last from 20 minutes up to one hour each. The focus will be on portraiture. Short breaks may be included. • Passing viewers will be able to walk around both artist and model and look at life drawing/painting in action. • The public may also be given opportunities to take part in this exciting life event by posing themselves.

 

Man Overboard by Sonia Bidwell

Man Overboard by Sonia Bidwell

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Sunday 26th June 9:30 – 17:30 | Title “man overboard ” part of a solo exhibition ” I must go down to the sea —-”
Description textile/mixed media a personal interpretation of a childhood event

About Sonia Bidwell
I now live near Skibbereen but I was born in Cornwall, and spent most of my childhood on a boat except when I was at Boarding school. After many years , many jobs, marriage with two daughters, I moved to The Isle of Skye in 1983 Here I went back to country life, crofting with sheep and cattle whilst my husband had a proper job !. My sheep were a rare breed with fine long wool. I sold direct to spinners and taught myself to spin. Then i started making knitted and woven wall hangings, from this developed my art as it is now . Using mainly poetry and folk tales as my inspiration I weave on a metal grid and build up a complex collage of symbolic objects . I prefer solo interactive exhibitions with a definite theme . My biggest and ongoing project is the poetry of WW1