Engage Art Studios are having a Silent Art Auction Fundraiser. Original works of art created by our studio members will be auctioned to raise funds for the development of the Studios. To bid simply comment on the photo of the art work you wish to bid on or alternatively if you wish to remain anonymous please email your bid to firstname.lastname@example.org. Bidding will close at 8pm next Friday the 22nd of September, Culture Night. All works will be on display in our new studios on St Francis St on Culture Night.
Material Conditions is a group exhibition of work by Engage Art Studios members Cecilia Danell, Vicky Smith, Michelle Hill, Ruby Wallis, Mariez Diez, Simon Daly and Jane Queally in Platform Arts Belfast. It has is curated by Platform Directors Alex Brunt and Hayley Gault as part of a collaborative exchange between Engage Art Studios and Platform Arts Belfast. The Exhibition is a responce to the immaterial and material conditions that transfer into artistic production. It opens on Thursday 5th October and runs until 20th October.
Engage Art Studio are please to present In Real Time, an exhibition of work by Erin Hagan, Michael Hanna and Dave Loder, curated by Nuala Ní Fhlathúin at 126 Artist Run Gallery, Hidden Valley, Galway.
This exhibition dwells deeply in time; work that draws on playful binaries and real time judgements, and a slow echoing consideration of language, materiality and meaning in the present moment. Some of these works originated as art projects in public spaces, in far off locations, and are re-presented as documents and traces. Others are constructed in the 126 gallery space and embody an intuitive sculptural response to here and now.
In Real Time is part of a collaborative exchange project between Engage Art Studios, Galway and Platform Arts, Belfast in which Engage member Nuala Ní Fhlathúin curates Erin Hagan, Michael Hanna and Dave Loder who are all members of Platform Arts. It a continues the long standing partnership between Engage and 126 Artist-Run Gallery. The second leg of this project will be an exhibition of Engage members in Belfast in October 2017.
Engage Art Studios is delighted to announce that we are expanding our operations.Due to the overwhelming demand for studio space, Engage has decided to open additional space in a second location on Francis Street in Galway City Centre. This will open for new members to work and produce art from May.
Engage Art Studios has occupied the top floor of the Old Pro-Cathedral building Since 2004. We are dedicated to providing work space for professional contemporary visual artists. Engage supports professional artists by providing them with clean, safe, secure studio space in which to create new works of art. Engage also offers exhibition opportunities, chances to meet with curators and professional development for our members.
Applications for new members are now being accepted. Interested artists should send a letter of intent, an artist CV and up to 10 examples of their work to email@example.com by May 5th at 5pm.
Engage Art Studios gratefully acknowledges the support of The Arts Council of Ireland and Galway City Council.
ADVENTURE TIME, an exhibition by Engage Art Studios members Cecilia Danell and EimearJean McCormack at TACTIC Gallery Cork. ADVENTURE TIME is part of a collaborative project undertaken by Engage Art Studios, Galway and TACTIC, Sample-Studios, Cork. This is the second exhibition of the collaboration. The first part of this project took place in January 2016. "Shills" by Pádraig Spillane, curated by Shelly Mc Donnell, exhibited at 126 Artist-run Gallery Galway,
Danell and McCormack invite us to visit a wonderful, hyper-saturated landscape contained securely within the walls of TACTIC. Presenting us with a post-nature futurology, the exhibition attempts to satisfy our genuine desire to return to nature which has now become skewed by the commodification of the authentic natural experience. Within this narrative we have evolved past luxury safari vacations and the convenience of “glamping”, yet still search to have risk-free interactions with nature in a controlled, comfortable setting, preferably with candid photo opportunities!
ADVENTURE TIME runs from April 21st to May 7th 2016.
Engage Art Studios is delighted to present “Shills” a solo exhibition by Pádraig Spillane in 126 Artist-run Gallery. Opening Friday the 8th of January 2016, 7pm. This exhibition is part of an ongoing collaborative project between Engage Studios Galway and Sample Studios, Cork.
Pádraig Spillane utilises diverse representational processes and object arrangements to explore ideas regarding desires and intimacies. His works connect image generation and appropriation with 3D stagings. Shills at 126 Gallery features new works which, by incorporating object and image manipulations, produce anthropomorphic resonances and extend an ongoing investigation of mirror effect arrangements.
Spillane has exhibited widely both in Ireland and internationally this includes: This is not my voice speaking, CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork, (2015); Magic Touch, CCA Derry – Londonderry, Northern Ireland, (2014); Mammouth, Treignac Projet, France, (2014); Fortnightly Features Presents, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland,
Shills features an accompanying text by Sarah Hayden, Lecturer in 20th and 21stc American Literature & Culture at the University of Southampton. The exhibition runs until Sunday 24th January. 126 is open Monday- Saturday 12pm-6pm