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Create News 2010

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Image: Anna Berndston. Performance: Earth Rubbish. Photo: Iris Selke.


the value of mentoring - Create News 9 (September 2010)

Daniel Jewesbury on the value of mentoring

Dr Daniel Jewesbury is a visual artist based in Northern Ireland.

All art-making proceeds by questions. And each attempt at an answer brings more questions: it’s a dialectical process, always unfinished, always leading to some other consideration, some new problem that can enrich the understanding of a situation, not necessarily by being ‘answered’ definitively, but by suggesting yet more questions, more problems and concerns and new approaches. 

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Untitled (Amelita and Mick) from Opening Doors (2006). Artist Susan Gogan.

risk - Create News 8 (April 2010)

Faisal Abdu'Allah on experimenting with risk

Faisal Abdu'Allah, Private Views, ed Judith Palmer (Serpents Tail)

My practice is a visual auto-biography played out in text, image and space, each one a true testament to my uncompromising and critical analysis of the collective I live in. My work in the community is the perfect catalyst to summarise my work ethic and principles. We are informed about the gallery space but never comprehend it as being an extension of the artist studio, a haven that purifies emotions through the evocation of fear, stimulation of thought and interaction. Questions of class, ownership and rites of passage are consistently volleyed around this creative playground. 

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Arts and Civil Society Symposium

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Kevin Murphy

Voluntary Arts Ireland Chief Officer Kevin Murphy introducing the Create and Voluntary Arts Ireland Arts and Civil Society Symposium, 20 and 21 October 2011, Christchurch, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork.

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Pat Cooke

Defining Participation and Practice - Policy Perspectives. Martin Drury, Pat Cooke, Marian Fitzgibbon, Pauline Conroy. Chair: Fiona Kearney.

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Participation and Practice

Defining Participation and Practice – Policy Perspectives panel. Seated left to right: Martin Drury, Pat Cooke, Fiona Kearney (Chair), Marian Fitzgibbon, Pauline Conroy.

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Sarah Tuck, Dr Anthony Downey

Create Director Sarah Tuck introducing the keynote address by Dr Anthony Downey.

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Engaging Communities debate

Engaging Communities – The Permeable Institution. One of three concurrent LAB Debates. Left to right: Lisa Moran, Topher Campbell, Declan McGonagle (Chair), Tom Creed, William Ring.

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LAB Reports panel

LAB Reports panel. Left to right: Liz Burns, Robin Simpson,  Tony Fegan (Chair), Declan McGonagle.

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Cultural and Civic Space

Rethinking Cultural and Civic Space. Pictured (left to right): Mícheál Ó Domhnaill, Annette Moloney, Bernadette Quinn (Chair).

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Annette Moloney

Rethinking Cultural and Civic Space. Pictured (left to right): Annette Moloney (presenting), Bernadette Quinn (Chair), Frank McDonald, Faisal Abdu’ Allah.

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Arts, Civil Society and Crisis

Arts, Civil Society and Crisis panel. Pictured (left to right): Augustine Zenakos, Carlota Álvarez Basso, Daniel Jewesbury (chair), Gabriel Gbadamosi, Silvana Carotenuto.

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Nuno Sacramento

Arts, Civil Society and Crisis. Pictured: Daniel Jewesbury (chair), Nuno Sacramento. Arts and Civil Society Symposium, Cork, October 20-21, 2011. All photos: Susan Walsh.

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Create volunteers

Christian Buchner, Katia Rush-Hall (Symposium Coordinator), Aoife O'Leary, Pamela Murray. All photos: Susan Walsh.