Archive for April, 2008


May 1st to 3rd, open 11am-7pm

Inter Art College Learning Development Programme 2008

Opening Wed Apr 30, 11am-7pm

Exhibition of work from students who undertook the learning development placement programme exploring collaborative arts practice. Thirty four students were placed with a variety of groups and organisations over a seven week period in spring of 2008.

This programme is managed by Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts, on behalf of the participating colleges of the National College of Art and Design, Institute of Art, Design and Technology – Dun Laoghaire, Fine Art Faculty – Dublin Institute of Technology and Tisch School of Performing Arts – New York University.

Participating students:

NCAD: Aoife Casey, Ian Clotworthy, AnaMaria Connerly, Kiernan Duffy, Amanda Durkan, Dagmar Fella, Fionnuala Hanahoe, Frauke Ketelsen, Kevin Kirwin, Paul Maguire, Alba Pistolesi, Berenice Prendiville, Alice Rekab, Liz Seaver

IADT: Aine Belton, Aoife Ní Chaoilte, Jennette Donnelly, Emma Farrelly, Katherine Fitzgerald, Helen Horgan, Sofie Loscher, Angela McAndrew, Karen O’Connor, Jennifer O’Rourke, Aoife O’Sullivan, Jennie Taylor, Janet Williams

DIT: Peter Dowie, Gerard Erraught, Fiona Marron, Serena Teehan

Tisch: Megan McGrath, Kira Pearson, Katherine Sheehan

Participating groups/organisations:
Ballybough Community Centre, SPIRASI – Refugee and Asylum Service, RADE – Recovery through Art, Drama & Education, Pearse Street Drug Treatment Centre, Exchange House Travellers Service, Fountain Resource Youth Project, Dublin Aids Alliance, Sophia Housing, Coolmine Therapeutic Community, Bradóg Regional Youth Service, Irish Wheelchair Association, Vista Community Development Project, Robert Emmet Community Development Project, Clay Youth Service.


Ed Chaplin

April 25th to 27th, 2pm-7pm

25 Years of Drawings

Opening Thursday April 24th, 7-9pm

New York based visual artist Ed Chaplin makes his Irish debut at thisisnotashop with a selection of drawings from a lifetime of work. Born in 1932, Chaplin has pursued a life in art and architecture outside the traditional gallery system. His meditative drawings combine blurred geometry and multiplex colours to form an exploration of total abstraction.

Stephen Blayds & Terry Markey

April 10th to 17th, gallery open daily 12.30pm-6.30pm

Opening reception Wednesday 9th April, 6 – 9pm

A Joint Exhibition of New Works

Stephen Blayds
This exhibition is a showing of results of an ongoing inquiry into decision-making. The investigation was undertaken whilst completing the MAvis at IADT.

Terry Markey
Role, identity and situation in society features in the constructed forms by Markey building large assemblages comprising of found wood and objects. The Souring of material from the surrounding areas is an important aspect to the work. The lost components of the city are regenerated in art to provide a place of self reflection on the meaning and the assumption of role and position of the individual within society.
Forming work that has a challenging and confrontational presence in the art space, the work engages the viewer and ponders the physical act of looking. The construction of the work is a documented performance, with eight to ten hours of continuous making provides a platform for the artist to commune with the raw material and to react to the structure of the art space in a conversation of movement and material. Working from sketches the constructions formed from the creative act existed only in the point of making, continually change during the exhibition till the work has completely dissipated and the art space has returned to awaiting art environment.


Friday 11th April
Back For Beyond Redemption @ thisisnotashop
Doors open 8.30, show begins 9pm
Followed by reception @ The Dice Bar.
Call for live artists and alternative performers

Terry Markey and thisisnotashop present an open event of live art and alternative performance, which invites artists and performers to attend and participate. Any and all live actions are welcome (less than ten minutes) no submissions required just turn up and make contact come early to secure a slot. This event is to create a forum for live art and action where artists and performers can relay work in an informal environment. Live art, live action, free style spoken word, readings, dance, burlesque, comedy magic and music any and all are welcome.
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