The Arts

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AE (George Russell) Sesquicentennial Seminar Dublin

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A.E. ‘WE’ O. U.

August 26 & 27 , 2017

A Sesquicentennial  Seminar honouring

the life and work of

That Myriad Minded Man*


10 April 1867—17 July 1935

* 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


To register your interest in attending the 

AE Sesquicentennial Seminar

please email 

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.

"The 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 there."

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.

Reflecting 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.

This 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,

The 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. 

Billy 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 Branley (2009).

The winning poems and videos of the winning poets reading their work is available to view on

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