Red Bird Youth Collective will present ‘Remember me (when I forget)’,
an exhibition presenting work by artists Cecilia Danell, Emmet Kierans,
and Red Bird in collaboration with Jonathan Sammon and Ruadhrí Brennan.
‘Remember me (Before I forget)’ opens on the 2nd of May at 6pm, in the
Galway Arts Centre, 47 Dominick Street. The exhibition will run for four
weeks, until June 1st. In addition to presenting their debut film
‘Belong’, Red Bird have curated the exhibition and carried out all of the administration work, under the guidance of Galway Arts Centre.
The exhibition and film ‘Belong’ has been funded by the Arts Council’s
Youth Ensemble Scheme 2012–2013. This is Red Bird’s second time
receiving this award. The funding has been used to fulfil Red Bird’s
mission of creating new work in collaboration with professional artists
and also programming and curating visual art. The group is made up of
young people aged 16–24. Red Bird is also supported by Galway County
‘Belong’ is a sci-fi psychological thriller exploring
the themes of societal dislocation, isolation and the role of
companionship and the many forms it can take in our lives. The group
devised the script together and began filming in December 2012. Upon its
completion, work by Danell and Kierans were selected.
Danell is a member of Engage Art Studios, Galway. Her most recent
exhibitions are ‘Secretly, we thirst for reality’ in Wexford Arts
Centre, and ‘The Consoling Dream Necessity’ in Talbot Gallery, Dublin.
Danell has an interest in the way we explore the world around us, often
using landscape and the built environment as metaphors for internal
states and the human condition. She works with a number of mediums
including paint, film/video, installation, and object making.
Emmet Kierans originally from Limerick, is now living in London
completing a PhD in Practice Based Fine Art. Kierans most recent solo
exhibition entitled ‘Something From Nothing’ focused on reality and
perception, looking at how the mind perceives colour and shape, and
aiming to reveal the plasticity of visual perception. In other work, he
has dealt with the concepts of identity and the unconscious. Kierans has
worked with paint, sculpture, photography and installation.
Red Bird Youth Collective has previously collaborated with artists on
two exhibitions; ‘Sample’ with Louise Manifold in 2012, the collectives
first show that encompassed many art forms and techniques creating a
diverse collection of work, and ‘Shaping Space’ with Blaithin Quinn
earlier this year, which explored the architecture of the West of
A Workshop for Intermediate Writers and Blocked Writers
12 Weeks. 2 Hours per Week. €120.
first hour, students will discuss the topics introduced
through the course content:
·The Aims of Writing
·The War against Cliché
·Criticism and Cynicism
·Looking at Comedy Seriously
The course content will examine literature by
authors including: Flann O Brien, Voltaire, Edward Burke, Sean O Faoláin,
Arthur Schopenhauer, Richard Ford, W.G. Sebald, Tobias Wolfe, Roland Barthes,
Martin Amis, Clive James, Anthony Lane, George Saunders, Jonathan Lethem, Greg
Baxter, Philip Lopate, William Hazlitt, David Means, Geoff Dyer, George
Steiner, Joshua Ferris, John Updike, Donald Barthelme, Woody Allen, James
Thurber, and more.
second hour of each class, students will give feedback
to one another’s writing. The purpose of this creative component is to develop
editing skills and a constructively critical eye for improving initial drafts.
the end of the course, students will have produced two pieces of writing, which
will have been edited by a dozen other writers. Also they will have examined
the act of writing, the reasons we stop, and some reasons to start again.
managed by Create | the national development agency for collaborative arts
Information Session with Katherine Atkinson and Michelle Browne
Create in partnership with Galway Arts Centre
Date: May 23rd
Venue: Galway Arts Centre
The information session will be an opportunity to ask questions about the application process and
criteria for the Arts Council Artist in the Community Scheme.
Scheme is open to artists across all artforms who want to work
collaboratively with communities of place or interest in different
social and community contexts including arts and health, arts and older
people, arts and prisons, arts and cultural diversity.
There are two phases to the Scheme: Research and Development and Project Realisation.
One, Research & Development, is open to artists who wish to
research and develop a project in a community context. Maximum time
frame is 3 months. The maximum amount awarded in Phase One is €1,000.
One, the research and development award of up to €1,000, gives artists
an opportunity to explore and develop a project in a community context.
There is also Research & Development/ Mentoring award of 1500, so
an artist can work with another artist in the same artform or from a
different discipline, on their professional development.
Research and Development/ Mentoring award of the Artist in the
Community Scheme, aims to encourage the development and enhancement of
artists’ creative practice, offering an opportunity to work with a
mentor in order to assist professional skills, take artistic interests
in fresh directions and to acquire new approaches to art making with a
Over the last ten years more than 200 different communities of place and/or interest
have been funded to work with an artist on contemporary and innovative art projects