* Title of Biography by Henry Summerfield (1975)
will be held
Saturday August 26
Sunday August 27
The United Arts Club
3 Fitzwilliam Street Upper, Dublin 2, Ireland
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AE Sesquicentennial Seminar
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Saturday August 26 2017
10. 00 Opening Ceremony Frank McNally 10. 30 Dr Roisin Kennedy 11. 15 Break 11. 30 Dr Nicola Gordon-Bowe 12. 30 Lunch 2. 00 John Donohoe 3. 00 Liam Kennedy Sunday August 27 2017
9. 30 Registration 10. 00 Dr Deirdre Kelly 10.30 Adrian Frazier 11.15 Break 11. 30 Declan Foley 2.30 Oration at grave of AE
Attendance fee: One Day Euro 20. 00 Weekend Euro 35. 00
This event is sponsored by
High Winds Move Slowly - opening at The Model Sligo
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The Model is delighted to present High Winds Move Slowly, a very
special two-person exhibition with Dutch artists Arno Kramer and Henk Visch.
This show, which is curated and toured by the Museum De Buitenplaats in the
Netherlands, marks the first time that these two artists have been brought
together in one exhibition.
While Arno Kramer is predominantly engaged in
making drawings and drawing-installations, Henk Visch focuses on sculpture in
the broadest sense of the word. Both artists however experiment with the
possibilities of the figurative and the abstract in the visual sphere.
Speaking ahead of the opening Acting Director, Emer McGarry
commented “The Model is delighted to partner with the Museum de Buitenplaats
on this very special two person exhibition. We are very grateful to the
Mondriaan Funds for enabling us to bring this show to Sligo audiences.
Model plans to collaborate again with the Museum De Buitenplaats in 2019 when
an exhibition drawn from The Niland Collection will be presented in Groningen,
and we look forward to sharing the work of Irish artists with new audiences
The opening reception will take place on Saturday 19th
August at 5pm and will be marked by a gallery conversation between Arno Kramer,
Henk Visch and curator Patty Wageman.
This will be followed by a drinks
reception as well as a very special performance by contemporary dancer Iris
Reyes in direct response to the exhibition.
Winners of iYeats 2017 International Poetry Competition
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Hawk’s Well Theatre is delighted to announce the winners of the 2017
iYeats International Poetry Competition. Judges Jessica Traynor and
Billy Ramsell considered a large volume of entries.
the truly global impact of the competition; the 2017 winner is poet
Tammy Armstrong, Nova Scotia, Canada, for her poem ‘The Varying Hare’.
The emerging winner for poets of 16-25 years of age is Cynthia Miller,
Birmingham U.K. with her work ‘The Last Hour on the Flight Deck’.
On the task of selecting winning poems the judges Billy Ramsell and Jessica Traynor shared that “It’s a pleasure to declare ‘The Varying Hare’ by Tammy Armstrong the winner of this year’s iYeats competition.
is a special poem, one that manages to combine depth of ambition with
deftness in execution, rendering, with enviable clarity, a crepuscular,
fog-tinted milieu. Its uncanny, depopulated landscape is one readers are
unlikely to forget as it leaves us ‘wrong edged’ and ‘thicket-blind’,
lingering, despite ourselves, in the ‘animal time’ it so vividly
conjures. In the Emerging Category,
'The Last Hour on the Flight Deck' by
Cynthia Miller stood out for us as an ambitious poem full of surprising
and well-rendered details. From the air stewardesses who 'arch their
feet inside boxy heels' to the dusk which 'siphons lavender shadows
across the room', this is a poem which explores distance and dislocation
through vivid, intimate imagery.”
Highly commended poets in the general category: ‘Ameratsu Hides Her Light in the Rock Cave of Heaven’ by Angela T. Carr, ‘Brooch’ by A.M. Cousins, ‘Mackerel’ by John O’Donnell, ‘Mole’ by Tammy Armstrong, ‘Observance’ by Edel Burke, ‘Road Salt Dome’, by Tammy Armstrong, ‘Samhain’ by Ingrid Casey, ‘The Farmer’ by Michael O'Connor, ‘The Quiet Ones’ by Alan Weadick, ‘Tigers In Leitrim’ by Roisin Kelly,
iYeats Poetry competition was launched by the Hawk's Well Theatre in
2009 to mark the 50th Yeats International Summer School and the 70th
anniversary of the death of W. B Yeats. The iYeats Poetry competition
is an online national and international poetry competition which has won
a prestigious reputation for the calibre of both entrants and judges.
Ramsell & Jessica Traynor (2017), Previous judges have included
Moya Cannon & Colin Dardis (2016), Peter Sirr and Catherine Phil
MacCarthy (2014). Katie Donovan and James Harpur (2013). Theo Dorgan
and Paula Meehan (2012) Gerald Dawe & Enda Wyley (2011), Vincent
Woods & Rita Ann Higgins (2010) and Niall MacMonagle & Mary
The winning poems and videos of the winning poets reading their work is available to view on www.hawkswell.com
Oliver Laric Exhibition at The Model
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Oliver Laric’s practice, which comprises sculpture, video and installation, explores both historical and contemporary image economies. In particular, his work attends to the dynamic context of images: how they move, transform and replicate as part of an ever-evolving visual culture.
For his exhibition at The Model, Laric presents a recent film work. Composed of found and newly animated image sequences in which bodies metamorphose from one form into another, or are caught between two states, the untitled film dialogues with the consistent cultural trope of mutable identity.
As domestic appliances transfigure into civilians, frogs become regency-style furniture and half-human/half-animal ‘furries’ cradle each other erotically, a nuanced reminder is posited of how frequently those not conforming to normative standards of identity are pathologised and marginalised. Laric’s film represents an appeal against such tendencies, while simultaneously proposing a pluralistic, open-ended vision of what a body is, and more importantly what it might become.
Oliver Laric - 22 Jul. - 01 Oct. 2017 The Model Sligo