Events Archive

Mentoring sessions with Anna Macleod & Nick Miller

Sat 23 July, 10:00am

A great opportunity to get advice, guidance and talk about your artwork in an informal setting.

 All emerging, midcareer, and senior artists could get great benefit from one-on-one discussions about their work, ideas development  skills, and professional strategies.

Perhaps you were making new work, feeling like taking new directions or feel you wanted to talk about your practice with another artist in a professional context.

Artists that were selected for the mentoring day were advised to bring small artworks and larger works in digital format (powerpoint or jpeg) on a memory stick. This was an informal presentation of your artwork.

Anna Macleod and Nick Miller would of met individual participants to offer advice, guidance and critique tailored to each individual, in a informal setting.

Artists Biography:

Anna Macleod is a visual artist based in Ireland. Her art work utilizes a variety of methods and processes to mediate complex ideas associated with contemporary, historical and cultural readings of place. She employs quasi-scientific methods, interdisciplinary collaboration, performance and socially engaged activism to critique contemporary landscapes and to build metaphoric spaces for re-imagining the future.

Anna Macleod has exhibited widely Nationally and Internationally.Residencies undertaken during 2015 are : Food Water Life, themed residency with Jorge and Lucy Orta, Banff Art Centre, Alberta, Canada  (Jan – Feb 2015), Joya, Arte & Ecologia, Spain ( March – April 2015) Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Co Leitrim, Ireland (August – September 2015) &Broken Hill Art Exchange, New South Wales, Australia (October 2015).Solo exhibitions in 2015 include: Water Conversations – A Survey of Works 2007 – 2015 at The Dock, Carrick on Shannon, Ireland. ‘Staid na Talún - A State of Land’, Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Co Leitrim, Ireland, Water Conversations - Broken Flow, Broken Hill Art Exchange, New South Wales, Australia. 

Recent group exhibitions include: For Them, Voice Gallery, Marrakech, Maroc ( 23rd May – 30th September 2015) Et si on s’était trompé? Centre Culturel Irelandais, Paris (25th September – 4th November 2015) Embassy of Water, Paddington Reservoir, Sydney (6th November 2015). Her film 'Water Conversations – Alberta' was screened on IkonoTV Berlin’s Art Speaks Out live stream on 6th December 2015 as part of COP 21 Paris art events (24 hours live stream for the environment) Art Speaks Out screenings will also be exhibited in Istanbul Modern Museum, December 2015 – May 2016.  

Macleod is the recipient of the Firestation Artists’ Studios, Dublin, International Residency Award for ‘A Thousand Points of Light’ residency in Joshua Tree, California in March 2016 and will be a participant in the  “Water Rights Residency” at Santa Fe Art Institute in 2017.  She was awarded an Individual Artists Bursary from Leitrim County Council Arts Office in 2015 / 2016 and Arts Council of Ireland Travel Awards towards the costs of residencies in Australia (2015) and USA (2016) and the Jim Dinning and Evelyn Main Endowed Scholarship for Visual Arts for Banff Art Centre residency in 2015. 

Nick Miller (b 1962, London) moved to Ireland in 1984, working in first in Co Clare, then Dublin. He moved to Co Sligo, where he has been based since 1992. Miller pursues different genres and modes of working that allow direct engagement with subjects: portraits, landscape or object. His work focuses on addressing the immediacy of that painted encounter. His most recent exhibition was at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (Nov 2015-May 2016) “Nick Miller and the Studio of Edward McGuire” . He is the recent recipient of the Inaugural 2014 Hennessy Portrait Award. Miller has exhibited widely in Ireland and internationally including solo shows at IMMA, and the RHA. He is a member of Aosdána since 2001. His work is held in many private, Institutional and public collections ncluding The National Gallery of Ireland; Irish Museum of Modern Art; Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane; The Arts Council (Ireland); The Niland Collection, The European Investment Bank, Luxembourg.

Selected exhibitions: 

“Nick Miller and the studio of Edward McGuire” Irish Museum of Modern Art (Nov 2015 - May 2016) “Vessels: Nature Morte" RHA, Dublin (2015); “Sitting”  Laois Arthouse, Stradbally, Co Laois (2014) “YARD”, Rubicon, Dublin, 2012 “Tree House 360˚” OH Projects, Boston/Concord Arts Association, MA, USA (2011), Rubicon, Dublin (2010); “Painting Patrick: after Venus and Olympia”, Kilkenny Arts Festival (2011); “Truckscapes - Paintings from a mobile studio”, New York Studio School, New York (2008) “Truckscapes - Drawings from a Mobile Studio”, Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris (2007), Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick (2008), Rubicon Gallery, Dublin (2008); “Genre”, The Butler Gallery (2004), The Castle, Kilkenny ; Figure to Ground, RHA, Dublin (2003); Closer, Rubicon, Dublin; Art Space Gallery, London (2000-01); South African Works, Irish Museum of Modern Art (1994); "Paintings & Drawings", Galerie D’Eendt, Amsterdam (1992) and "The Shadow Line", The City Arts Centre, Dublin (1991); ”Twilights Raw” Project Arts Centre, Dublin (1988). In 2002 he curated the Irish visit of Chinese artist Chen ZhongSen including:"Chen & Miller-East + West” The Model, Sligo