Culture Night | Open Studios

Culture Night, Events, Open Studio, Ormond Studios 2018

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Ormond Studios were delighted to be able to welcome visitors into our studios last Friday for Culture Night. We would like to thank everyone who came by for a chat, we are always happy to have the chance to invite people into the studio and share our work with the public.

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Graduate Resident Olivia Normille discusses her work ahead of her exhibition in October.

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Photographs by Studio Member Deirdre Brennan.

 

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Culture Night

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Ormond Studios are delighted to be taking part in Culture Night again this year. Drop in from 5-9pm on Friday 21st September to catch a behind-the-scenes glimpse of a working studio space and chat to the current members about their practices and processes.

Wayward Fruit Tree, Group Exhibition Opening 15.09.16 Ormond Studios

Events, Exhibition, Exhibitions Involving Ormond 2014, Open Studio, Ormond Studios 2016

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Wayward Fruit Tree

Dorota Borowa, Chloe Brenan, Niamh Coffey, Nessa Darcy, Sarah Edmondson, Kieran Gallagher, Mary-Jo Gilligan, Jessica Kelly, Helen Mac Mahon and Keshet Zur.

Preview 15.09.16 (6-8pm)

Culture Night 16.09.16 (5-11pm)

Saturday 17.09.16 (2-5pm)

 
“Do the books that writers don’t write matter? It’s easy to forget them, to assume the apocryphal bibliography must contain nothing but bad ideas, just abandoned projects, embarrassing first thoughts. It needn’t be so: first thoughts are often best, cheeringly rehabilitated by third thoughts after they’ve been loured at by seconds. Besides, an idea isn’t always abandoned because it fails some quality control test. The imagination doesn’t crop annually like a reliable fruit tree. The writer has to gather whatever’s there: sometimes too much, sometimes too little, sometimes nothing at all.
 
And in the years of glut there is always a slatted wooden tray in some cool, dark attic, which the writer nervously visits from time to time; and yes, oh dear, while he’s been hard at work downstairs, up in the attic there are puckering skins, warning spots, a sudden brown collapse and the sprouting snowflakes. What can he do about it?”
 
Julian Barnes,
Flaubert’s Parrot.
Wayward Fruit Tree is an exhibition of work by current and past members of Ormond Studios, an artist-led space in Dublin City. Taking the above literary notion of the “reliable fruit tree” as a metaphor for artistic output, the collection of works on display reflect on this nature of art making, specifically the negotiation and communication of ideas within the context of an ongoing artistic practice. Some of the artworks represent ideas as they are in the midst of taking shape, somewhere between conception and fruition. Others are earlier works that were not exhibited publicly at the time of their making, but rather served as springboards for other thoughts. In assembling these kinds of works alongside other recently completed pieces, the exhibition hopes to articulate something of the plurality of timings and rhythms specific to each maker’s practice in their shared context of a collectively run space.

VIDEO POOL #2 with Mary-Jo Gilligan and Jessica Kelly

Events, Open Studio, Ormond Studios 2016
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Mary-Jo Gilligan and Jessica Kelly will hold an open studio event in the project space on Sunday 20th March at 7:30pm:

We are currently collaborating on ‘A Dancer Drowned’, a project about movement and immersion in an interconnected world. As part of our process, we are sharing videos with each other on these themes.

You are welcome to join us for a very informal screening.

Our dancer is a classical one but he moves in the internet. We are interested in fluid bodies, watery masses, conductivity and flow. 

All videos are sourced from ‘available sources’ so expect some pixels with the pirouettes.

If you would like to attend, please email ormondartists@gmail.com.

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