Category Archives: Visual Arts

After School Art Workshop: Creative Self Portraits with artist Jill Bouchier

Michael Mulcahy 1987 Self Portrait. The National Self Portrait Collection of Ireland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Create imaginative self portraits inspired by Garter Lane Arts Centre’s current exhibition of the National Self Portrait Collection ‘At Face Value’ curated by the Waterford Young Arts Critics.

Join artist Jill Bouchier to explore a variety of materials including pencil, charcoal, pastels and collage and create a unique portrait of yourself to take home!

 

Date/ Time: Thursday, March 8th, 4-5pm.

Venue: Children’s Room, 5 O’Connell Street (up the staircase, beside Delaney’s Florist).

Who: Suitable for children from 7- 12 years.

Tickets: Free but places limited so booking in advance is essential. Book tickets online or call Box Office: 051-855038.

 

Borderland / Memento

Image Credit: Susanne Wawra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Susanne Wawra & Joseph Heffernan

Garter Lane Arts Centre is delighted to present ‘Borderland / Memento’, a joint exhibition of mixed media painting by emerging artists Joseph Heffernan and Susanne Wawra. Heffernan’s work presents characters as quixotic protagonists in a conflict between abstraction and figuration while Wawra offers a patchwork of characters drawn from personal and familial memories, alongside new interactions in Waterford.

Susanne Wawra is a graduate of Fine Art Painting at NCAD and winner of the Talbot Gallery and Studios Most Promising Graduate Award 2016. She has exhibited widely both in Ireland and overseas, most recently in the LAB Gallery Dublin. She has participated in group shows at the Mart Gallery, Steambox, The Workman’s Club and Stoney Batter Guild in Dublin, the Island Arts Group in Northern Ireland, Chase House in London as well as group shows in Italy, Scotland and America, with screenings of her audio visual work at festivals in Germany, Spain, the U.K. and the US.

Joseph Heffernan received his BA Honours in Fine Art from the Crawford College of Art and Design in 2009 and an MFA in Painting from NCAD in 2016. He was a founding member of Sample Studios Cork. Recent group shows include GOMA Gallery Annual Members Show (2017) We are all nonetheless under the influence of Gravity, NCAD Annex, Dublin (2015), Breaking Sensations, Hive Gallery, Waterford (2015) and Between here and there, Pallas Projects, Dublin (2014).

Opening Reception: 6pm, Friday 23rd of February 2018.

This exhibition continues alongside At Face Value: The National Self Portrait Collection of Ireland Curated by the Waterford Young Arts Critics until April 28th 2018. Opening hours: 11am- 5.30pm Tuesday- Saturday and during evening performances.

Exhibitions continue until April 28th 2018. Opening hours: 11am- 5.30pm Tuesday- Saturday and during evening performances. Admission free. All welcome.

 

 

At Face Value: The National Self Portrait Collection of Ireland Curated by the Waterford Young Arts Critics

Cian McLoughlin Self Portrait

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘These days, the job of producing a self-portrait is no longer the sole preserve of artists. Selfies and online avatars abound. As a result, our interest in the images we make of ourselves and the self-images made by those around us has never been more acute. Never have more self-portraits been brought into being, or disseminated.’ Cristín Leach Hughes

Garter Lane Arts Centre in partnership with the University of Limerick is delighted to present ‘At Face Value’, an exhibition of the National Self Portrait Collection curated by the Waterford Young Arts Critics.

Waterford Young Arts Critics is a youth arts collective which supports young people from 13- 17 years of age to participate in and contribute to the cultural life of the South East region by supporting their development as future cultural leaders. Since the establishment of the Waterford Young Arts Critics in 2013, the collective has led successful independent arts projects and collaborations, including curating exhibitions of the IMMA Collection, the Waterford Municipal Collection and the Arts Council Collection.

Waterford Young Arts Critics have worked collaboratively with professional writers, artists, theatre practitioners, photographers, curators and arts managers to examine critical concerns and personal understandings of selfhood through this unique collection of self portraiture that question the evolving nature of self representation and the implications of the projected self in a digital age. ‘At Face Value’ presents self portraits by over 20 artists in the National Self Portrait Collection including Dorothy Cross, James Hanley, Vera Klute, Nigel Rolfe and Una Sealy, exhibited alongside photographic and mixed media interventions developed by the Waterford Young Arts Critics.

Opening Reception: 6pm, Friday 23rd of February 2018.

This exhibition continues alongside Borderland/ Memento, a joint exhibition by artists Susanne Wawra and Joseph Heffernan, until April 28th 2018. Opening hours: 11am- 5.30pm Tuesday- Saturday and during evening performances.

Admission free. All welcome.