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Events 2013

Mobile Homestead, Mike Kelley, 2012. Commissioned by Artangel in association with the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts, MOCAD and the LUMA Foundation. Artangel are taking part in the Create Networking Day.

Minister for the Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan TD will launch Create’s Networking Day on the 5 December. Minister Deenihan previously launched a Create and Waterford Healing Arts Trust initiative, the web resource, in October 2010.

In addition two new sessions have been added to the full programme for the day, as well as a new speaker, theatremaker Dylan Tighe who will discuss archiving collaborative practice with Eve Olney.

Hilary O’ Shaughnessy (Berlin Love Tour, makedoandplay) and actor/ facilitator Niamh McCann will both take part in Create’s Networking Day. Hilary will conduct a prosocial rulebreaking session. Attendees will be invited to become members of the prosocialrulebreakingclub, an experiment in social art. The prosocialrulebreakingclub proposes to explore ways of innovating in society through rule breaking.

Niamh McCann will give a Presentation Skills workshop. Niamh will host a workshop focusing on skills around ‘Presenting yourself and your work’. The hour long workshop will look at the language we use and how we can focus our awareness around a key set of skills to help us communicate better as artists and collaborate better in a cross disciplinary environment.

Create Networking Day for Collaborative Arts - December 5

When: Thursday 5th December
Where: Filmbase, 2 Curved Street. Temple Bar Dublin 2
What: Agenda
Time: 10.00 – 18.00
Cost: 12 euro (lunch included)

NB: For Create members the event is free of charge.

Are you an artist who makes art outside of traditional spaces; a theatre-maker who works with non-professional or community casts; a dancer who choreographs with older people? An artist who works collaboratively to create great art? If so, join us on 5th December to meet other artists in the collaborative arts sector; to hear about the inspiring work of our international guest artists. Turn up and pitch in to discuss, dissect and imagine new collaborations as part of Create’s networking day for collaborative arts. 



Collaborative Artist Networking Day
December 5, 2013
Create, Curved Street (Film-base Building), Temple Bar, Dublin 2
10.00 – 19.00

Note: Throughout the day in the Create Office attendees will have access to information stalls related to Garda Vetting, Health Service Initiative, Artist Insurance, European Cultural Contact Point funding and Artist in the Community Scheme funding.




10.00 - 10.30

Tea/Coffee + Registration

10.30 - 10.50

Opening Remarks – Michelle Browne (Artist / Curator), Patrick Fox (Create) and Jimmy Deenihan TD (Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht)

10.50 – 11.15

‘Coaster Choir’ with Rhona Byrne (Artist)

11.15 – 12.45

Collaborative Artist / Curator Relationship: Dr. Susanne Bosch (Artist) and Claire Feehily (Curator, Situations).

12.45 – 13.30


13.30 – 14.45

Choose ONE of the following taster workshops:

1. Group Dynamics with Michelle Moloney
2. Presentation Skills with Niamh McCann
3. Reading Group with Fiona Whelan, Marilyn Lennon and Sean Taylor: reflections on Representation and Criticality.
4. Nick Aiken, Van Abbesmuseum on Tania Bruguera’s show The Museum of Arte Útil

14.45 – 15.00


15.00 – 16.15

Archiving Collaborative Practice: Eve Olney and Dylan Tighe (Artist)

16.15 – 17.45

High Risk Practice: Rachel Anderson (Artangel), Matt Adams - Blast Theory (Artist) and Karen Mirza (Artist)

18.00 – 19.00

Pro-Social Rule Breaking: Hilary O’Shaughnessy (Artist)

Mobile Homestead, Mike Kelley, 2012. Commissioned by Artangel in association with the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts, MOCAD and the LUMA Foundation. Artangel are taking part in the Create Networking Day.

Create Networking Day 2013 Contributor Biographies:

Matt Adam’s first passion was theatre. Acting credits include The Ghost Of Oxford Street directed by Malcolm McLaren for Channel 4. He studied English Literature at University College London and co-founded Blast Theory in 1991 with a group of friends who worked at the Renoir Cinema in Bloomsbury.


Amhrán na mBeach: Softday.

CREATE DEBATE: The Artist and Civic Life, collaborating with the Socio-Political + Environmental.

Date: 28th June
Venue: National College of Art and Design, Dublin, as part of VAI GETTOGETHER
Time: 11am-4pm

Following on from the presentations by Ailbhe Murphy Lynnette Moran and as part of last year’s Visual Arts Ireland's annual GETTOGETHER, Create, has curated a series of contributions focussing on artists whose collaborations have inspired them, through the artistic process, to engage in environmental and socio-political arenas.

We are asking the presenting artists to reflect on the motivations behind their work, to elaborate on the processes they undertake and to consider their work and its role in relation to broader discussions around art and society and the role of the artist in civic life.

Presentation + In Conversation with Katherine Atkinson, Create.

The sessions will involve a 20-30 minute presentation of work followed by a question and answers session facilitated by Katherine Atkinson from Create.

Socio-Political context- Seamus Nolan – 10th President of Ireland by Irish artist Seamus Nolan.

“As a way of honouring the survivors of institutional abuse in Ireland and of recognising those who died in institutional and state care, Seamus Nolan has invited President Michael D Higgins to hand over, for the period of one day, the Presidency of Ireland posthumously to Willie Delaney, a child who died whilst under the care of the state. William Delaney, 13 when he died had spent the preceding three years in St Joseph’s industrial school Letterfrack. His name has been put forward as a representative of the children who have suffered abuse, neglect and fatal injury throughout the history of the state.”

Environmental context: Sean Taylor-as part of Softday (Mikael Fernstrom & Sean Taylor) Amhrán na mBeach.

Amhrán na mBeach (Song of the Bees) is the result of a project by the Limerick-based art/science collaboration Softday (Sean Taylor and Mikael Fernström). The project aims to connect the life of honeybees and the threats to their wellbeing from diseases, and raise public awareness about this sensitive part of our ecosystem.

Softday have collaborated with beekeepers and scientists in Ireland and abroad, gathering scientific data and field recordings of the acoustic ecology of bee habitats, and converting this research into music. As part of the project, the duo have worked with the monks of Glenstal Abbey in Murroe, Co. Limerick, who are beekeepers, running a number of workshops there for beekeepers on how to record and play sounds from their own habitats.


Rimini Protokoll 100% London(2012)

Create Debate- The Many Modes of Collaboration

Create in partnership with Cork Midsummer

Date: 22 June
Venue: Cork Arts Theatre
Time: 10-1pm

Create in partnership with Cork Midsummer Festival is delighted to programme a morning of discussion on the different modes of collaboration and the ways in which artists make work with and about communities. Collaborative arts practice is an ever changing contingent practice which defies categorisation and this discussion will feature contributions by Festival artists Rimini Protokoll, Mammalian Diving Reflex and Una McKevitt, as well as Mark Storor, creator of last year’s Festival highlight Hungry Tea showcasing a range of contemporary processes and approaches. The morning will also involve a performance lecture of the Collaborative Arts Performance Pack, a professional development resource and tool used to encourage the creation of theatre-making rooted in collaborative processes produces and launched by Create in 2012.

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Arts and Civil Society Symposium

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.

Pat Cooke

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

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.

Sarah Tuck, Dr Anthony Downey

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

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.

LAB Reports panel

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

Cultural and Civic Space

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

Annette Moloney

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

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.

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.

Create volunteers

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