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I recently began the Graduate Certificate Professional Practice at the University of Ulster, an integral part of the certificate is a six month internship. I am doing my internship at Seacourt Print Workshop, Bangor I am really enjoying the challenge of working at Seacourt and looking forward to a very productive and interesting internship.
“Seacourt Print Workshop is an artist print studio located in Bangor, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, offering facilities for Etching, Relief, Lithography, Screen-printing, Photo-intaglio and other fine art printmaking processes. It caters to everyone with an interest in printmaking, from the beginner to the professional artist. Seacourt maintains an annual Artist Residency and often invites artists to give talks and demonstrations in a variety of techniques. It holds several exhibitions a year for its members, and has established international links with similar studios in Europe and America to facilitate the exchange of artists, ideas and exhibitions.”
13/10/2012 § Leave a Comment
Present Pasts by Alice Burns
12 October to 9 November 2012 at the ADF Gallery, Royal Avenue, Belfast.
Using Braille as a starting point, disabled artist Alice Burns creates objects and works on paper that offer connections to and representations of unspoken or traumatic memory. Sculptural objects offer connections to narratives through aural, visual and tactile associations. The artist chooses materials for their real or imagined ‘authenticity’ and encoded meaning. The aim is for memory to become a physical presence in the space.
“Traumatic memory can be difficult to articulate and in my work I try to represent this in a sculptural form by using existing or constructing unique sculptural languages. I like people to interact with my work and the tactile nature of Braille is the ideal medium for this. I have also used Braille to facilitate a musical composition. For other works I have constructed a unique language from knots; each rope can only be read if the reader is in possession of the key to unlock the code.”
Present Pasts has been funded through the Arts & Disability Awards Ireland scheme, managed by the Arts & Disability Forum on behalf of the two Arts Councils of this island. This dedicated cross-border grant scheme for artists with disabilities will open again next year.
The preview will take place between 5 and 7pm on Thursday 11 October in the ADF Gallery. The exhibition will be open to the public from 11am to 3pm, Tuesday to Friday, from 12th October until 9th November. All visitors are welcome, including at the preview. For further information, images from the exhibition, interviews with the artist, please telephone: 028 9023 9450 or email email@example.com .
12/08/2012 § 2 Comments
Help me realise my project: Artist residency in New Zealand. Unlike Don Quixote I won’t be tilting at
windmills but learning new skills and producing new art. You can help me by buying limited edition and unique art via my sponsume page. http://www.sponsume.com/project/artist-residency-new-zealand
Thank you to the people that have backed my Artist Residency project.
09/08/2012 § Leave a Comment
Hi all I have launched crowd funding on Sponsume.com the campaign is live. I am hoping that some of you will be able to support me as I have been offered a fantastic opportunity to travel to New Zealand for an intensive one to one residency with Mark Graver. I have art on offer from £5, I know it is tight for everyone these days but it would be great if you could support me.