Archives for the month of: March, 2013

Giant (Dan’s animation company) won ‘Best in Animation & Video’ at the Samsung Digital Media Awards 2013. He also squeezed in a bit of teaching for us folk on the ADW , he is uber busy.



“Conditional”  Culturebox. Templebar

This group show by Cólín Rush, Elizabeth Archbold and Lorraine Walsh officially opens Thursday 7 March in The Culture Box, Temple Bar, as part of First Thursdays Dublin and will run until 28 March.

The work by Cóilín Rush is referencing a desired condition of insulation. The conditions that keep one protected from the external environment and yet conversely trapped. The paintings themselves have been painted and repainted and covered again. Outlandish expressions that then seem to constitute mistakes are covered up with a monotone and in this way I am allowed to live and can be kept in a stasis. Which like all things is conditional.

Hard to believe we came back this day last week. Here we are with the Irish Ambassador and his lovely wife Bernadette. They hosted us the night after the opening for drinks and food including home made brown bread and lots of chat. They couldn’t have made us feel more at home. Big thanks to Aileen for her skills at rounding us up into a formal photo.


Luan Gallery, Athlone presents The Guerrillas of Love, Education events with Veronica Nicholson
Date: Wednesday 10th April 2013
Time: 13.00 – 14.00
Cost: €2.00 (free for Luan Gallery members)

Date: Wednesday 17th April 2013
Time: 13.00 – 15.00
Cost: €10.00 (€8.00 for Luan Gallery members)
Places are limited, pre booking is essential on 090 644 2154

The Guerrillas of Love stem from the understanding that we are fundamentally sane and wise, but as we keep forgetting this our inner ‘wise guide’ has to undertake guerrilla tactics to keep reminding us and bringing us back to who we really are. The Guerrillas of Love are tricksters, magicians and alchemists whose goal is the re-enchantment of the world.

Eleanor Duffin | More Often Lost Than Gained

Thursday 28th March – Saturday 8th June | during centre opening hours

Eleanor Duffin explores the subtle relationship between objects and humans. She questions why we are drawn to certain inanimate objects. Is there an immaterial force that connects us to these objects? In this period of history where we have become defined by what we consume or desire, the artist pares back visual elements that pique our visual senses.

Eleanor Duffin currently lives and works in Dublin. After graduating from Limerick School of Art and Design with a BA in Sculpture and Combined Media in 2003, she went on to complete a two-year Masters programme at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. She is currently an artist in residence at the Fire Station Artists Studio, Dublin and has recently been selected to participate, as International Artist in Residence, at Gertrude Contemporary in Melbourne for June and July 2013. Her work has been included most recently in Whitewashing the Moon, Project Arts Centre, Dublin (2012), Paper Visual Art, The Guesthouse, Cork (2012), We Out There, SIM, Reykjavik (2012), Radical Love II, Dublin (2011), Transference, Broadstone Gallery, Dublin (2011), and Little Constellation Archive, NUA: New Contemporary Arts and Research, The Republic of San Marino (ongoing).

Eleanor Duffin | More Often Lost Than Gained

Image title: Quicksilver, Slow Death, 2013

D.A.T.A › Dublin Art and Technology Association’s event:
DATA 56.0
Thursday, May 23, 2013, 6:30pm – 9:30pm at Science Gallery

Nora completed the ADW in 2011 and is currently a Researcher in Digital Arts and Humanities at Huston School of Film & Digital Media, NUI Galway

You are cordially invited to attend this symposium on April 3rd. 
The PhD and The Studio: Sharing The Experience
What does it mean to do a PhD in Studio Art?
Wednesday 3rd April 2013
This symposium is aimed at artists and art students considering a PhD in studio art, as well as those already engaged in one.  Experienced PhD researchers and supervisors will provide insider views of the experience of undertaking one and address questions from the floor.
10.00am Coffee will be available in the Cafe
10.30am Welcome by Mary Hawkes-Greene in the Lecture Hall, followed by
Letters to a Young Artist who wants to do a PhD (with apologies to Rainer Maria Rilke): an overview of doctoral research from the point of view of how to get started: Timothy Emlyn Jones
11.00am Presentations by current PhD researchers: How it is for me.
                11.00am Ruby Wallis, photography
                11.20am Sean Taylor, sound
                11.40am Nora Duggan, film
12.00noon Martina Cleary, photography
12.20pm Elizabeth Matthews, sculpture
12.40pm Lunch
1.30pm Presentations by recent PhD graduates: How it was for me.
                1.30pm Aine Phillips, performance
                1.40pm Eileen Hutton, art and ecology TBC
                2.00pm Deirdre O’Mahoney, New Ecologies between Public Art and Rural Life
2.20pm Break
3.00pm Open discussion with all the presenters.
4.30pm Close
If you would like to attend please register in advance with Julia Long at so we may plan accordingly. For details of how to get to Burren College of Art please go to our website This event is organised on the principle of mutual benefit. Delegates will not be asked to pay a fee and speakers will not be paid a fee.
 Anna Downes
Director of Marketing & Admissions

Vanessa and Leah take to the slopes in Tallinn.

In case anyone feels their Estonian is better after the trip. Here is Ulla discussing her solo show in January 2013

This is the run that Mitch mentioned at the airport when we where on our last legs let alone running ones. Good luck to all those taking part.