Professional Development and Training Events

Fingal County Council Arts Office in partnership with Visual Artists Ireland are delighted to present two training events

Considerations on showing & selling installation work with Niamh O'Malley
Thurs 22 Sept, 2016 10.30am – 12.00. Malahide Castle Visitors Centre, Malahide, Co. Dublin
Cost: €10 / 5 Fingal Artists
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This talk will be of particular interest to artists working in installation and those whose ideas find expression in multi-part works across a range of media.  Niamh O'Malley will discuss her own work looking in particular at the importance of staging and framing within her installations.  She will discuss how these considerations come into play when the work is sold or presented elsewhere and provide insights in to typical loan or sale agreements employed with institutions and collectors to ensure the integrity of the work and the artist's intention.

Niamh O’Malley was born in Co Mayo, Ireland, 1975 and currently lives and works in Dublin, Ireland.  O’Malley uses video, drawing, painting and sculpture, to examine ways in which we try to access the world through images. Her works often act as filters and invite us to enter the spaces between objects and places and our ideas of them. O’Malley has made numerous solo exhibitions in recent years including Bluecoat Liverpool, 2015/16, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, December 2014 –February 2015, a five venue solo show called ‘The Mayo Collaborative’ Ireland (2013) and ‘Garden’, Project Arts Centre, Dublin (2013).

Budgeting, Costing & Pricing for your Work with Annette Moloney
Thurs 22 Sept, 2016, 14.00 – 16.00. Malahide Castle Visitors Centre, Malahide, Co. Dublin
Cost: €10 / 5 Fingal Artists
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As freelance artists working to commission or submitting budgets as part of proposals it is necessary for us to have a clear idea of what it costs to produce our work, and adequately pay ourselves for our time, before communicating with potential clients. In this short afternoon session Annette will provide practical guidance on: developing a day/ hourly rate for your work; budgeting for proposals and projects and good professional practice around billing and charging clients.

Annette Moloney is a socially engaged curator and collaborator based in Limerick. Her arts practice includes exhibitions, critical writing, talks, artist’s professional development and mentoring projects as well as public art commissions. She works with the Arts Council of Ireland as the Per Cent for Art Scheme Adviser. She is currently Curator in Residence (with Maeve Mulrennan) in County Cavan. For 2015 she also received an Arts Council of Ireland Curator in Residence Award to develop endurance | resilience, a Curated @ Source project which examines the links between sport and human effort in contemporary art located at the Source Arts Centre, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. A Fine Art graduate from Limerick School of Art & Design and the National College of Art & Design, she has completed a Master in Visual Arts Practice at IADT (Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology), Dublin, specialising in Curatorial Practice. She is a proud member of the Munster Rugby Supporters Club.