JULY 2007

On-Line Art Community Created by Irish Artist John-Paul Delaney : PRESS RELEASE

Art Process Trapani
07.07.07 - 26.08.07

Art Process is an online venue where contemporary visual artists meet to setup a collective virtual exhibition of their artwork.Art Process Trapani 2007 will be the first offline gathering of those artists, where they get a chance to meet face-to-face, and present a real exhibition of their art in the charming city of Trapani, on the west coast of Sicily, in Italy.

Trapani is a beautiful mediterrenean seaport backed by Erice, a mountain-top town, and fronted by the Egadi islands. It has particularly rich cultural influences from many ancient civilizations: Trojan, Phoenician, Roman and Arabic. See here for futher information.The city offers many excellent venues for exhibiting visual art, and in recent years has seen a rekindling of interest in hosting international artistic and sporting events.

In early September 2006, a "Request for Participation" was sent to all artists exhibiting with introducing the idea of a group show in this picturesque location. This is the list of 67 artists who replied expressing their interest in exhibiting at Art Process Trapani 2007, and working to make it a collective success - both personally and artistically.The artists have been asked to create at least one new work for the show, and to document it's proress on this site (see link work-in-progress).

Hillel Kagan
Artist's comment:
About a year ago I received an invitation from John-Paul Delaney to view his Art Process website and if I liked it to join in and upload some images.. From what I could understand, his project was to create an online community of artists from all over the world. Thinking it to be an impossibility but never being one to shy away from wasting precious time in the pursuit of a hopeless cause I uploaded some images and began to devote some of my time each day trying to get some communication going with my fellow artists on site.We artists (and I use the classic definition of "artist" meaning a practioner of visual art particularly) usually work in isolation yet often historically great work was achieved when a community of artists had the opportunity to communicate with each other. It's not the idea of collaboration so much as having a meeting place where a vast array of ideas could be discussed and argued. This dialogue and social intercourse is very stimulating because artists speak their own language, one that quite frankly others don't. And those others may even include art dealers, collectors, critics and writers. To speak with one's peers who understand is a great enjoyment.To my amazement J-P's creation, this very website, through his commitment and labour has begun to bear fruit. Artists are speaking and getting to know one another and ideas are being exchanged. To be or not to be in the Trapani show? For me there was never any question, it's art history in the making. CLICK HERE TO READ COMMENTS BY OTHER ARTISTS TAKING PART IN THIS EXHIBITION

The Blackbird Gallery 1 St.Kieran's Street, KILKENNY


The 'Irish Artist-led Archive – Sustainable Activism and the Embrace of Flux' is a curated archival exhibition that seeks to publicly present in a peformative and accessible manner the rich history of Irish artist-led cultural Initiatives that have taken place over the past 30 years. The archive is launching the start of its website which will grow to form an online resource and directory of artist-led culture in Ireland. The archive and concurrent exhibition will be launched in the Galway Arts Centre on 2nd November 2007 and will tour to various arts centres and spaces in 2008, while continuing to grow and evolve.

We are currently seeking out any information/memories of any artist-run collectives, co-operatives, projects, galleries, publications, project space from approx 1970 –present.  Even if you were not part of such initiatives but have some memories of them please contact :
Megs Morley or Tel: +353 87 9140131


Exhibition Space Available for Kilkenny Arts Festival 10th – 19th August

A new shop will be opening in Kieran’s Street Kilkenny in the next month and they wish to offer some space to an artist to exhibit.  Please contact Patricia Hennessy on 086 3062842 for further details.


Niamh Finn

Arts Administrator

Kilkenny County Council Arts Office

County Hall

John Street


 Exhibition Space Available for Kilkenny Arts Festival 10th - 19th August

Ballina Arts CentreVisual Art 2008 

Exhibitions Programme 2008

Call for Submissions

Applications are invited for the 2008 visual arts exhibition programme at Ballina Arts Centre, Barrett Street, Ballina, Co. Mayo.

Applicants should provide the following:

        up to 6 visual examples of their work*,

(photographs, slides, digital images on CD will all be accepted)

        current Curriculum Vitae and Artist’s Statement

        any other supporting material

An external, independent panel will assess applications.


Applications to arrive by 4pm, Friday 31st August 2007.

Visual Art 2008, Ballina Arts Centre, Barrett Street, Ballina, Co. Mayo 

*Please enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope for the return of visuals.

For further information, please contact Ballina Arts Centre,

T: 096 73593, E:

Ballina Arts Centre is supported by: the Arts Council, Mayo County Council, Ballina Town Council, FÁS and the Western People


Artist and Designer Maker – Collaborative Opportunity


Butler Gallery, The Crafts Council of Ireland and Kilkenny County Council Arts Office are seeking visual artists and designer makers  to develop a collaborative art/ craft based project with transition year students in the Kilkenny Area.

The project will run from August – December 2007. Further details are available from :

Closing date for applications is June 29th



Concept for Brief

Butler Gallery, The Crafts Council of Ireland and Kilkenny County Council Arts Office are initiating a pliot programme to develop a model of practice for artists and designer makers working in post primary schools. The project will facilitate the sharing of skills between visual artists and designer makers. It will also require a collaborative approach to developing a programme for working with transition year students. The school programme will run for a period of 20 hours over 10 weeks from September to December 2007. 


Selected artists and designer makers will be paired according to their area of work and skills base. Initial meetings between artists and designer makers selected for the programme will take place in August 2007.  Programme development for schools will commence in September 2007. Ten hours planning and preparation time will be allocated.


The project aims to:

  • encourage cross-pollination of skills between practitioners
  • align fine art and craft practices
  • promote the visual arts, craft and design as a realistic career option
  • improve visual literacy in schools




Application Process


Please complete the application form available upon request from the email addresses above. Applications must be accompanied by an up to date c.v. and 4 – 6 images of your work. Past experience of working in school contexts is desirable but not essential.