Imagine Arts Festival, Waterford 2013 – Events 17th to 27th October 2013

Amanda Coogan

Amanda Coogan
Amanda Coogan

Performance Art with WIT students,
Venue: WIT Good Shepherd Chapel, College Street Campus,
Date and Time: 25 October 2013 15.00 – 19.00 (Free Event!)
‘Coogan, whose work usually entails ritual, endurance and cultural iconography, is the leading practitioner of performance in the country’. AIDAN DUNNE, The Irish Times
Amanda Coogan is one of the most exciting contemporary Visual Artists practicing in Ireland today. She is to the forefront of live, durational performance presented in the gallery as live exhibition. Her extraordinary work is challenging, provocative and always visually stimulating. Her work can be seen internationally in public galleries and private collections. For this performance Amanda will work with students from both the WIT Visual Arts and Theatre Depts. to create a four-hour event.
This event is sponsored by WIT Humanities Dept.


Body Conscious III
by Vera Klute,
Dates 24th Oct. – 28th Nov. Outpatient’s Corridor, Waterford Regional Hospital,
Times 09.00 – 18.00 Mon – Friday
Waterford Healing Arts Trust is delighted to present the third and final exhibition in the series Body Conscious featuring the artworks of Vera Klute. German-born Klute lives and woks in Ireland and graduated from Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology in 2006. Her work has been included in many exhibitions worldwide and is part of both private and public collections and has recently been added to the National Self-portrait Collection of Ireland. In keeping with the previous exhibitions in the Body Conscious series Vera’s work is centred on the body, specifically the internal functions and processes. Her interest does not lie in anatomical accuracy but in creating a sense of inventiveness and adventure as to what might be occurring within us.

Waterford Gang
Photographic Exhibition: Selection of amateur photos from local Facebook group
Venue: Shop next to Book Centre, John Roberts Square
Date and Time: 24th October 18.00
Waterford Gang is one of the biggest Facebook groups in Waterford with nearly 3,000 members. On this site they share stories, jokes, memories and also really good photos. Joe Kelly has gathered nearly 100 of these photos for an exhibition at the former Toy Store next door to the Book Centre in John Roberts Square.

Poole bestHistory & Heritage Day – Poole Photo Project
Venue: Granville Hotel, Waterford
Date and Time 26th October 15.00  – Free Event
Talk on the A.H. Poole collection in National Library by professional photographer Margaret O’Brien Moran.
The A.H. Poole collection contains 65,000 glass plates from the Waterford studios of A.H. Poole who operated as commercial photographers from 1884 to 1954.
Note: following the talk at 16.00 James Doherty will lead a walk around the city to view and speak about the Poole exhibition in City Shop Windows.

Viewfinder Art : Works from the Arts Council Collection

Garter Lane Arts Centre
Date: 16th October 2013 Time: 19.00
Note: Exhibition will be opened by Orlaith McBride Director of the Arts Council of Ireland.
This Exhibition in Garter Lane Gallery consists of over 20 works by renowned artists represented in The Arts Council Collection, including Robert Ballagh, Pauline Bewick, Basil Blackshaw, Gerard Dillon, Patrick Graham and William Scott. Exhibiting alongside these works are interpretations by children who attend the Waterford Youth Arts Saturday Art Club. The exhibition is a great opportunity for children to engage with work from the Arts Council Collections and to have their work displayed in a public art space. The exhibition is curated by artist and teacher Jill Bouchier who encouraged the three groups of children with ages ranging from 5 – 13 years to interpret their favourite art work from the selected pieces from the Arts Council Collection. There is a broad mixture of figurative and abstract pieces, including potraits, still life, landscape and interiors. The children used a variety of mediums which mirrored the original art works experimenting with watercolour, sculpture, drawing and printing techniques.
Artists include: Robert Ballagh, Margaret Becker, John Behan, Pauline Bewick, Basil Blackshaw, Charles Brady, Gemma Browne, Carey Clarke, Stephen Conlin, John Devlin, Gerard Dillon, Brendan Earley, Sean Fingleton, Patrick Graham, Pat Harris, Patrick Hennessy, Gene Lambert, Elizabeth Magill, Brian Maguire, Colin Middleton, Michael O’Dea, Arthur Power, Tracey Quinn, Hilda Roberts, William Scott, Nancy Wynne Jones.

Janet Pierce

Janet Pierce – Solo Exhibition
Greyfriars Muncipal Art Gallery, Waterford
18th October 2013 Time: 19.00 – 21.00
Janet Pierce’s painting is informed by emotional landscapes evoking the Scottish Highlands, the rugged seascapes of Donegal and the boglands of Ireland. Romantic in character, her hunger for transcendence is realized through this contemplation of landscape. The locations she paints are dream places, the spirit rendered in the form of mist, sea, sky and mountains: each one ‘a placeless heaven rather than a heavenly place’ [as Seamus Heaney has said of the spaces imagined by Patrick Cavanagh].
Pierce has exhibited extensively throughout Ireland, the UK, the USA and beyond. Her work is included in several public, private and corporate collections including the Arts Council of Ireland and the Arts Council of N. Ireland. She has won many major bursaries from the Arts councils of Scotland, N.Ireland and Ireland and recently won awards from the Sanskritti Foundation in New Dehli, India and the Fundacion Valpairiso, Spain. She is an elected member of Aosdana, and is represented by Taylor Galleries, Dublin.
This event is sponsored by Geoffs Cafe Bar

Mauro Zamora and Anita Allyn at Soma Contemporary Gallery

Boulwarism by PLM Associates
Soma Contemporary Art Gallery, Lombard Street
Thursdays to Saturdays: 12noon 17.00
Boulwarism, explores labor practices that led to the recent building collapse in Bangladesh and worker suicides at Foxconn Technology Group in China. Boulwarism is a negotiation tactic named after General Electric’s former vice president of labor and community relations, Lemuel Boulware and his “take-it or leave-it” tactics that undermined unions. This exhibit will consists of videos, printed media pieces and small sculptures. PLM associates is a collaborative project between US artists Anita Allyn and Mauro Zamora.

little design shopThe Little Design Shop Exhibition
Featuring Anne McDonnell, Claire and Ken Coleman and others,
114a The Quay, Waterford
Monday to Saturdays 10.00 – 17.00
The Little Design Shop, 114a The Quay, features locally produced handmade crafts, and works from local artists incl. Anne McDonnell (printmaker) and Claire and Ken Coleman of Stradbally Jewellery.

Paper Trails
Killean Art Group (with Dermot Quinn)
Waterford Health Park, Slievekeale Road.
17 October 10:00 to 17.00
Killean Resource Centre (Brothers of Charity Services) Art and design group present” Paper trails” at Waterford Health Park
“Paper trails” is a collection of work undertaken over a 3 year period by Killean art and design group. The pieces are primarily abstract landscapes with consideration to the group’s ethos and are created predominantly using paper and card.
The group have been working together with Artist /Designer Dermot Quinn since 2009, the work to date has primarily been for display at their premises at Laken road Retail Park. This is their second year contributing to The Imagine Arts festival

A group exhibition by emerging artists,
Hive Emerging Gallery, 25 Michael Street, Waterford City
Opening reception 17 October 2013 – 20.00
Opening hours Tuesday – Saturday, 12.30 – 17.30
For this year’s Imagine Festival ‘Hive Emerging ‘ presents “Welfare” a group exhibition by emerging artists from across the wide spectrum of artistic disciplines interpreting & exploring the themes associated with welfare.

Francis Crowe

Frances Crowe & Terry Dunne
Woven Tapestry, Ardmore Room, Tower Hotel
17 October 2013 From 09.00
Frances‘ and Terry‘s exhibition explores the ever changing colours, textures and moods of land, sea and sky. Tapestry, an ancient weaving process, carried out entirely by hand with the process and tools unchanged for millennia. This labour intensive medium is delivered with love care and respect for the creative process

louise flynn
Louise Flynn

Installation by Louise Flynn
Venue: Food Emporium, Merchants Quay,
This event is on 17 October from 10.00
Louise Flynn is a local artist who qualified from both Crawford College in Cork and NCAD in Dublin. She previously exhibited with Imagine with her solo show ‘Waiting for Summer’ in 2011. In the past her focus has been on engagement with the human form but for this installation she plays with light, shadows and patterns to create a vision of a pure and mystical journey.

‘Masks’ Work in Progress
by Rania Keyrouz
Venue: Food Emporium, Merchants Quay,
This event is on 17 October from 10.00
Rania Keyrouz is a Lebanese artist living in Waterford. For this exhibition Rania is displaying her work through video on three TV screens. “In the last two years my subject of exploration has been death and I have been working with various mediums incl. plaster, wrapping my face with it, making a mask every day and creating a ‘present time’ and also documenting my life. I don’t know yet where this work will evolve to but for Imagine I’m creating two video pieces and inviting the audience to try on my masks and look at themselves on the third screen”.

John Cullinan

Dry Run – Art Exhibition
Venue: La Boheme Restaurant, Gladstone Street, Waterford
This event is on 17 October from 18.00
“Dry Run” a new exhibition by Tramore Artist John Cullinan in La Boheme Restaurant, Gladstone Street, featuring Landscapes and still life.

Polaroid//Android, Photography exhibition
Venue: Southpaw Studio, Lombard Street. (opposite Soma Gallery).
This event is on 17 October from 12.00
Polaroid//Android, Photography exhibition at Southpaw Studio, Lombard Street. (opposite Soma Gallery). An exhibition of photography using both analogue & digital formats. all the photos have been taken on Polaroid cameras or on Camera phones by amateur and expert photographers. Artists include Martin Fahy, Natasha Edmmondson, iamcosmonaut, Enda Sheridan, Daire Lynch and more TBC.

Lights OnKite
featuring Sharon Fleming, Lucia Domoradova and others
Venue: Kite Design Studio, Henrietta Street
Opening reception October 18 – 18.00
Normal opening hours from 09.00
‘Lights On’, Kite Design Studio, featuring new work by artists and craftspeople based at Kite Design, Henrietta Street, incl. Sharon Fleming (Ceramics), Lucia Fashion, Sean Egan Glass, Button and Co. and Irish Handmade Glass.

Waterford Creative Workshops (Print)
Venue: Garter Lane Gallery (next to Delaneys Florist)
Date and Time: 19 October 2013 11:00am
Admission €7 for workshop / Book at 087 1411442
Print Workshop with Anne McDonnell of Little Design Shop for 10 – 14 year olds from 11 am to 12.30pm. Join Anne to learn some drypoint printmaking techniques. No experience necessary, wear old clothes. Spaces limited, so book early.

‘Deaf Joe’ portrait

Sound Out
portraits by Paul Bolger
Venue: Food Emporium, Merchant’s Quay, Waterford
Opening reception on 23 October 2013 – 19.00
Sound Out is a celebration of Waterford musicians in paint by Paul J. Bolger. It is an art exhibition that captures a moment in time through representational portraits of the most exciting and original local musicians working today. The exhibition is to remind Waterfordians of the level of musical talent we have here and how it needs to be supported at every opportunity. There will also a special series of paintings in the show remembering some “Déise Music Legends” no longer with us. Official opening by Barry Devlin.

Padraig Grant
‘FILM’ and Photographic Exhibition
Venue: Christchurch Cathedral
Date and Time: Wednesday 23rd October 2013 18.30 to 21.00
Admission: €5.00 but free to social welfare recipients, students and accompanied U 14s
Padraig Grant is a Wexford and New Zealand based photographer who has worked as a photo journalist for the Irish Times, The New York Times and many others. He has worked across the world, usually in places that you don’t get to see in guidebooks including war zones and areas of extreme poverty. His work, reminiscent of the great French photographers of the 20th Century (Henri Cartier Bresson for example) also observes the Irish from the 1980′s to the present day – at play, at prayer, at work, of friendships, place and love.
‘FILM’ is a biographical movie that explores the world of Pádraig Grant’s black and white photography. Shot in collaboration with Pádraig’s good friend Roberto Forte in 2013 this … minute documentary brings the viewer inside the photographer’s head and examines the how and why and working methods involved in the making of many of Pádraig’s most well known images. Accompanying ‘FILM’ is a 100 copy limited edition hard back book containing many of the images seen in the film along with a script by Pádraig. This evening, we launch the book of images from ‘film’ and the event includes a screening of the film, a talk by Padraig and a small ‘pop up’ exhibition. There will be opportunities to buy prints and the book if you wish.

Noel Dunphy
– Tra Mhor / Uiscedath- Art Exhibition (Imagine Arts Festival)
Venue: The Victoria House, Tramore, Co. Waterford
This event is on 22 October 2013 18.30

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