AICA Ireland

The International Association of Art Critics – Ireland (AICA Ireland) is the Irish section of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA).  Ireland has been an active member of AICA International from its foundation in 1948/1949 in Paris. The Irish membership includes leading critics, essayists, and theoreticians, as well as honorary life members.

AICA Ireland promotes professional practice and exchange among the professionals who work in the area of critical discourse, stimulating research and reflection within the visual arts, education and culture. Members are issued with a press card, updated with a yearly stamp, which is recognized for entrance to museums and art events around the world. AICA Ireland members benefit from quarterly meetings, a monthly newsletter, as well as additional events that support the practice of its members. Members are also informed of relevant international members activities in the bi-yearly AICA Newsletter and are invited to the Annual AICA International Congress, held in a different nation each year.

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ma-art-in-process…the day came fat …
5 – 13 September | Opening: 5 September at 6pm
CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork

Students attending the MA in Art and Process at the CIT Crawford College of Art & Design will host an exhibition of their work at the CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork.… Read the rest

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cit“…. the day came fat…”

Students attending the MA in Art and Process at the CIT Crawford College of Art & Design will host an exhibition of their work at the CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork. The show will open at 6.00pm on the 5th September and will run until the13th (Wednesday – Saturday 10am- 6pm).… Read the rest

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vase-vessel-void4 September – 2 October
Oliver Sears Gallery, 29 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2

Oliver Sears Gallery is pleased to announce the group exhibition curated by Brian Kennedy exploring the evolution of the functional to abstraction through figuration.

Kennedy’s curation is a response to works that Oliver Sears has either collected or been interested in during the last twenty years.… Read the rest

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outer-and-underOuter & Under
Opening: 4th September, 6-8pm
Gallery 27, South Frederick Street, Dublin

Gallery 27 presents Outer & Under, an exhibition of new work by Fiona Bean Uí Chadhla & Natalie Byrne. the rest

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sarah-cunningham-bellEvolution of Our Soul
4 September – 9 October | Opening: 4 September at 7.30pm
The Engine Room Gallery, 17 Clarence Street, Belfast, BT2 8DY.
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Opening hours: 10am to 4pm, Tuesday to Saturday

Cunningham-Bell after her post graduate work in Edinburgh College of Art, explored the relationship of Art to people in post graduate work at Strathclyde, Glasgow and Queen’s University, Belfast.… Read the rest

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fundingawardsprizesFingal County Council is delighted to announce new bursary for professional artists entitled the ‘Artists’ Support Scheme’. This new strand of funding is one of the first initiatives to be implemented from the 2013-17 Fingal Arts Plan. The funding allows for professional artists to avail of an award towards travel/professional development opportunities, a residency, or towards the development of work.… Read the rest

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September 5, 2014 - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm ( Repeating Weekly on Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, until October 15, 2014 )
September 5, 2014 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

exhibitionExhibition starts on Friday the 5th of September and ends on 15th of October.… Read the rest

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changingtracksFollowing on from the huge success of the launch of the CHANGING TRACKS project on the Greenway in Co Mayo this summer, a two day seminar will take place on  Thursday 25th and Friday 26th September.

CHANGING TRACKS is a contemporary visual and digital art project consisting of new temporary outdoor artworks on walking and cycling routes that used to be railway lines, by three international artists, Aideen Barry(IRE) Xevi Bayona(CAT) and Noah Rose (UK).… Read the rest

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long_imma.184 September 2014 at the F.E. McWilliam Gallery and Studio.
11.30am – 12.15pm
Curator’s Talk: An introduction to the exhibition – Parallel Visions
F.E. McWilliam Gallery, Newry Rd, Banbridge, Down BT32 3NB, United Kingdom

Join Claire Dalton, curator of the exhibition Parallel Visions, to hear more about the works on display.… Read the rest

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immaWednesday 27 August 6.00pm

Lecture Room, IMMA

Isabel Nolan (artist) discusses her artistic approach for the current exhibition The Weakened Eye of Day with Sally O Reilly (writer for art and culture publications, including Art Monthly, Cabinet and Frieze).

Sally O Reilly is a writer who publishes and distributes text in print and performative formats, from art magazines and lectures to video and opera.… Read the rest