Modern Art, What’s
it All About?
Riverbank Arts Centre Newbridge
Continues through to October 24th 2003
Admission Free to all Events
Booking 045 448314
What’s it About?
Modern Art, What’s it all about? is an education project aimed
at anyone who wants to better understand Modern Art, its history,
and its practice. The events are free of charge, and open to all.
Contemporary art can be a challenging medium for an audience. Many of
us are uneasy faced with art that has no obvious narrative or representational
content. Thus, it is very tempting to dismiss artworks that are not readily
accessible or easily understood.
This series of events represents an exciting opportunity for all those
who wish to understand more about contemporary art. Artists’ talks,
lectures, documentary videos on some of the formative influences on
modern art, visits to studios and galleries, as well as lectures and
of Irish art books, all delve into many of the issues and complexities
associated with modern art.
A full brochure detailing all of the events can be obtained from the
Riverbank Arts Centre or your local library.
PLEASE CALL (045) 448314 TO BOOK ANY OF THE FOLLOWING EVENTS
Wednesday 15 October Lecture
Abstraction (Part I) 8.00 pm
Abstract Art was a huge departure in Western Painting, breaking with
representation and becoming a major 20th Century artistic phenomenon.
Art has changed forever as a result. Part I will examine the reasons
for its emergence, including the invention of photography and the radicalism
Tuesday 21 October Artist’s Talk
Nigel Rolfe (Performance Artist) 8.00 pm
Internationally renowned as a performance artist, and more recently
for his multi-media installations, Nigel Rolfe will discuss his art practice
with an illustrated talk.
Wednesday 22nd Visit to Artist’s Studio
Artist-in-Residence, Laurence Ridell at Kildangan Stud
10.30 – 12.30 am
Laurence Riddell is currently Artist-in-Residence at Kildangan Stud.
This trip will include a visit to his studio there, a talk by the artist,
followed by an optional tour of the Stud. (Aimed particularly at Second
and Third Level Students)
Wednesday 22nd Lecture
Abstraction II (8.00 pm)
Abstract Art continues to fascinate or alienate the public. Repeating
the method employed in Part I, and endeavouring to make this complex
form more accessible, we will follow Abstraction in a chronological
manner, singling out specific works for analysis.
Thursday 23 October Visit to Artist’s
Artist-in-Residence, Laurence Riddell at Kildangan Stud
10.30 – 12.30 am
A second chance to visit Laurence Riddell at Kildangan Stud (see above).
Aimed particularly at Riverbank Invigilators.
Artists’ Videos (11.00 am & 3.00
Documentary Videos will be shown daily, Monday to Friday, from October
7 – 24, at 11.00 am and 3.00 pm daily. A full list is available
at the Riverbank Arts Centre. Please call (045) 448333, and a brochure
can be posted to you.
Art Books – Special Promotion (10.00 am – 1.00 pm & 2.00
pm – 5.00 pm)
Art Books on contemporary Irish artists, courtesy of Gandon Editions,
will be on sale in the McKenna Gallery, from Tuesday to Thursday
throughout the project. A broad range of subjects, including artists’ profiles
and works on architectural themes will be available. A special 10%
discount will be available to anyone attending events during the three
Places are limited for the events listed, please book a place in advance
on (045) 448314.
For further information, please contact Catríona on (045) 448314/5
or by e-mail at email@example.com