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Project Arts Centre
Dates: 31 Aug - 22 Dec
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Active Archive – Slow Institution is a major research project that will delve in to Project’s rich 50+ year history.
For four months the gallery will be transformed into a research-archive-work-meeting space and a study of the documents and archives that uncover the history (or rather histories) of one of Ireland’s oldest public art institutions.
One of the driving forces behind developing Active Archive – Slow Institution is to look at what future proposals for transformation are inscribed within Project’s manifold history. The studying and interrogation of documents and archival artefacts not only supports the recovering of the history of one of Ireland’s oldest art centres but also approaches that history from the perspective of pressing contemporary issues. Through this new lens we can re-evaluate the changing conditions of artistic labour and production, the agency of artistic and curatorial work in relation to economic, social, and political institutions of power, as well as the status of exhibitions and the role of public institutions.
The gallery space will generate and host discussions and conversations, both with professionals and the wider public, to read Project’s histories via the wider context of cultural institutional, political, social and intellectual histories, including the building development of Temple Bar, gender representation, the history of Irish feminism, and LGBTQ rights.
The first chapter which focuses on the 1990s with special attention to the OFF Site projects, Project @ The Mint and the development of the current building is prepared with curator and writer Valerie Connor, and will result in an exhibition in early 2019.
As part of this year’s Culture Night, on Friday 21 September, we are inviting the public to experience part of our 1990s archive, and to add to the project by bringing their stories, memories and materials to add to the collection.
Image: Demolishing Project by Maurice O’Connell, 1998, courtesy of Valerie Connor.
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October 05 2018, at 02:37pm
Project Arts Centre is seeking a skilled and enthusiastic Centre Technician. The Centre Technician will be a key member of the Project team and will be responsible in the first instance to the Production Manager and ultimately to the General Manager. This role will involve the provision of technical support to all visiting groups, companies, artists, and individuals in the presentation of Project Arts Centre's Artistic Programme and will require flexibility given the busy work environment and the varied requirements of a multi-disciplinary arts centre. A full job description and more information about how to apply can be downloaded here.…Read More
September 25 2018, at 11:48am
Project Arts Centre is seeking an experienced, energetic and creative Communications & Development Manager to undertake the efficient and effective delivery of an ambitious communications and fundraising strategy as part of a larger organisational strategy, Project 2020. The Communications and Development Manager is a key member of the Project Arts Centre team who will report to directly to the General Manager and work closely with the Artistic Director and other staff to develop and deliver Project’s communications and income generation strategies. The role will include the management of institutional marketing, press and publicity, staff, and the development of strategies for…Read More