Open Call: The New Wallace Collection

This article was posted on September 21, 2017

This Open Call represents a unique opportunity for one NI Artist/Maker to undertake the following:

  1. 1-week residency at The Wallace Collection London (by arrangement and in conjunction with Anthea McWilliams at R-Space Gallery and the staff of The Wallace Collection – see Wallace Collection)
  2. A solo exhibition at R-Space in April 2018 commemorating the bicentenary of the birth of Sir Richard Wallace 1818-1890. Together with an artist fee, the costs will include travel & accommodation, materials and participatory activities which will be agreed prior to contract.

Aims / Objectives:

  1. To provide the opportunity for a Northern Irish artist/maker to work with new approaches and techniques in response to the paintings and decorative art objects collected from around the world by Sir Richard Wallace and his predecessors, the third and fourth Marquesses of Hertford.
  2. To facilitate responses to the Wallace Collection and produce new commissioned signature works of art plus a series of prototype objects* that may go into production to be exhibited at R-Space Gallery and be offered for sale through the Wallace Collection Shop.
  3. To celebrate and promote the creativity of a Northern Irish artist/maker and help place Lisburn (central to the former Hertford Estate in Co. Antrim), more firmly on the creative and cultural map.

 

Proposals are sought from established artists, working in any media, who are based in Northern Ireland.

Deadline for submissions:     Wednesday 25 October 2017 at 12 noon
Exhibition Dates:                       7 April – 4 May 2018

Please send a one-page personal statement containing details of how you feel you are suited to this residency, and CV (no longer than one side of A4), along with 5 images of your work to Anthea McWilliams and Robert Martin via rspace@linenroomslisburn.com, or deliver to 32 Castle Street, Lisburn, BT27 4XE.

*Commissioned works would remain the property of R-Space Gallery Lisburn

 

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IDENTITY T-Shirt Workshop with Shiro Masuyama

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Saturday 30 September 2pm – 4pm

FREE T-Shirt making workshop with artist Shiro Masuyama, inspired by his current exhibition Identity.

When I see T-shirts with text in the shops, I always find hard to find T-shirts that express my identity. In this workshop we will make T-shirts with appropriate text which represents the identity of all participants. After T-shirt making we will take group photos together.

As the artist has to prepare materials including T-Shirts beforehand, booking is essential – please register at IDENTITY Workshop tickets.

***Please let us know the size of T-shirt required by email or telephone***

 

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Open Call: MMM#6

This article was posted on September 05, 2017

Open Call for Artists and Makers whose work responds to the theme:

Dark – Darkness

Darkness, the polar opposite to brightness, is understood as a lack of illumination or an absence of visible light.

Humans are unable to distinguish colour in conditions of either high brightness or darkness.[1] In conditions of insufficient light, perception is achromatic and ultimately, black.

 The emotional response to darkness has generated metaphorical usages of the term in many cultures.

Complete darkness is when the sun is more than 18 degrees below the horizon.

We are looking for work that involves:

The Perception ~ The Physics ~ The Technical ~ The Cultural ~ The Artistic ~ The Literature ~ The Religion ~ The Philosophy ~ The Poetry ~ The Language ~ The Mythology of Dark – Darkness

Proposals are sought from artists at any stage of their career, working in any media, who are based in Northern Ireland. Five selected artists will receive a fee for a talk and exhibiting work.

This group exhibition will explore artists and makers different approaches to the materials they choose to work with and why, the messages and meaning they wish to convey using those materials, what those messages are and the methods of production and process they use to make the work.

Deadline for submissions:    26 September 2017
Exhibition Dates:                     28 October to 23 November 2017

Please send your proposal, artist statement and CV (no longer than one side of A4 each), along with 3 images of your work to Robert Martin via rspace@linenroomslisburn.com.

Include dimensions and details of media used.

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Project Manager (freelance)

This article was posted on April 12, 2017

THE ART OF LINEN

Northern Ireland’s Linen Biennale 2018

August/September/October 2018

Based at R-Space Gallery, 32 Castle Street, Lisburn BT27 4XE

www.rspacelisburn.com      

rspace@linenroomslisburn.com    

Tel: 028 92663179

 

Flat Fee Phase 1 (incl)  £6,000                               

Timeframe  June 2017 – November 2018

Phase 1:  2 days weekly  June 2017 – November 2017 (6 months)

Phase 2:  Dec 2017 – November 2018 Full time (funding dependent)

 

Purpose of contract:

To lead the development, delivery & evaluation of THE ART OF LINEN Northern Ireland’s first Linen Biennale 2018.

 

The post holder would:

Work alongside the small, dedicated team at R-space and

(i) Compile and submit funding applications & explore sponsorship opportunities

(ii) Manage and maintain all the administrative and production aspects of the Linen Biennale: files, accounts, policies, communications, finance (incl spreadsheets), reports, minutes, contracts and databases.

(iii) Be responsible for the continuing development, production and delivery of events, exhibitions and workshops.

(iv) Contribute to the strategic research to establish creative partnerships province wide.

(v) Manage & complete the evaluation to inform the second Biennale in 2020.

 

The post holder would also be required to:

(i) Travel to on-site inspections and project manage events

(ii) Liaise with artists, contributors and venues

(iii) Manage the marketing and publicity around all events

(iv) Report to the R-Space Board

 

Person Specification

The successful applicant will have actual and demonstrable experience in the following areas: (i) Fundraising (ii) Event / Festival management  (iii) Project and people management (iv) Arts & Culture sector or visitor attraction venue (v) Interest or knowledge of textiles / linen (vi) Comprehensive IT skills including professional experience in the use of of all Microsoft packages.

Have access to a car or other means of transport.

 

Apply by email or hard copy, with 1 page CV and a 1 page description of how you meet the Person Specification.

Deadline: Tuesday 2 May 2017 with interview meetings by appointment Mon 8 May.                

This role is supported by ACNI            

R-Space subscribes to equal opportunities

www.linenbiennalenorthernireland.com  E: biennale@linenroomslisburn.com    

Co-directors: Anthea McWilliams and Robert Martin

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Playful Drawing Workshop

This article was posted on February 15, 2017

with Sally O’DowdSally O'Dowd drawing workshop

Saturday 25 February
1pm to 3pm
Free

Drawing has been experiencing a major surge in the art world. For her part in the exhibition Breath, Breathless, visual artist Sally O’Dowd has borrowed from existing technical drawing techniques and her own practice of one line gestural drawing to create new artwork on the theme of the domestic, relationships, and conversation. These new artworks are a result of conversation with visual artist Kevin Killen over the past year.

In this sociable workshop, Sally O’Dowd will create a space to playfully explore drawing at the Linen Rooms, Lisburn. You won’t need to bring anything except yourself as all materials are provided. Please wear comfortable clothing as there may be movement involved.

Beginners and experts welcome (suitable for age 16+). Materials will be provided.

Booking essential – by phone or email to R-Space.

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Stitching Memories

This article was posted on January 09, 2017

Join textile artist Heather Burgess in this free workshop 1-3pm  Saturday 21 or Saturday 28 January 2017.

collar_4_heatherburgess2015-v2You will learn a number of hand stitches and patch work techniques, that can be used to create textile works to catalogue memories or create a token that can become part of a keepsake.  Material will be provided, but it would be helpful to bring along a pair of scissors.  If you have any scraps of material, beads or buttons that you would like to work into a piece, please feel free to bring those along.  The pieces you make can be made into a small picture or brooch.

These workshops are part of Heather’s solo show Emerging Reality – a rogue butterfly which continues to 3 February. Open Tuesday to Saturday 11am to 5pm. Admission free.

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Film Makers

This article was posted on January 04, 2017

For August Craft Month 2016 five NI makers were invited to produce new work in response to heritage footage from Northern Ireland Screen’s Digital Film Archive. Sharon Adams, Sheena Devitt, Nicola Gates, Alison Fitzgerald and Ronan Lowery each created new works spanning heritage, functional and conceptual outcomes, which formed the Film Makers exhibition.

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In this free talk, participant Sharon Adams discusses how the project pushed all five makers to take risks in their respective practices, and shows both the films that inspired the work and new footage that recorded their processes.

The project was curated by R-Space Gallery and partly funded by both the BFI and ACNI.

 

 

PS Squared Wednesday 18 January 6-8pm

Flowerfield Arts Centre Saturday 21 January 11am – 1pm

North Down Museum Thursday 9 January 7.30-9pm

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Merry Christmas

This article was posted on December 20, 2016

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Open Call: MMM#5

This article was posted on August 03, 2016

R-Space Gallery invites submissions for our annual Materials Messages and Meaning group show in response to the theme: “Why did I do it?”

Proposals are sought from artists at any stage of their career, working in any media, who are based in NI or beyond. Five selected artists will receive a fee for a talk and exhibiting work.

Materials Messages & Meaning 2016 will be our fifth group exhibition exploring artists’ and makers’ different approaches to the materials they choose to work with and why; the messages they wish to convey using those materials; what those messages are and the methods of production and process they use to make the work.

Deadline for submissions:  19 September 2016
Exhibition Dates 19 November to 16 December 2016

Please send your proposal, artist statement and CV (no longer than one side of A4 each), along with up to 5 images of your work to Robert Martin via rspace@linenroomslisburn.com. Include dimensions and details of media used.

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Gallery for hire

This article was posted on June 28, 2016

R-Space Gallery is supported by funding from ACNI, which allows us to curate and commission six exhibitions per year. The galley is also available for hire to contemporary artists, groups or collectives working at high standards in any media.

The charge of £200 per week (min 2 weeks) includes marketing support of your exhibition through our existing channels, and facilities for your opening event.

Expressions of interest are currently welcomed for 2016-2017. Please send details of your proposal to rspace@linenroomslisburn.com, or call Robert Martin on 028 9266 3179.

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