VAWF, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork

17 May 2012

The Lewis Glucksman Gallery and the National Sculpture Factory presented Visual Arts Workers Forum 2012 – the second in a series of networking forums organised by, and for, all of us working in the Visual Arts in Ireland.

The Lewis Glucksman Gallery, the National Sculpture factory and Visual Arts Workers Forum collaboratively presented VAWF 2012.

Visual Arts Workers Forum 2012 was a day-long event organised around the following sessions:

Keynote (11:10 – 11:30)

  • Orlaith McBride (Director, The Arts Council)

Part 1: Kickstarts, 5 minute presentations

  • Jesse Jones (Artist), Mary Conlon (Curator/Director, Ormston House, Limerick), Josephine Kelliher (Owner/Director, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin), Trish Brennan (Acting Head of Fine Art, Crawford College of Art, Cork), Clodagh Kenny (Director, Fire Station Artists’ Studios, Dublin), Alex Pentek (Artist)

Part 2: In Discussion

  • Moderator: Gemma Tipton (Writer/Guest Artistic Director, Kinsale Arts Week)
  • Panelists: Patrick T. Murphy (Director, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin), Maud Cotter (Artist), Emily Mark Fitzgerald (School of Art History & Cultural Policy, UCD)
The May 2012 Visual Arts Workers Forum was hosted by the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork.

On Audiences and Access

Part 1: Kickstarts, 5 minute presentations

  • Ed Krcma (Lecturer/Critic/Founding Editor Enclave Review), Tom Creed (Director, Cork Midsummer Festival), Cian O’Brien (Artistic Director, Project Arts Centre, Dublin), Stephanie Hough (Artist/Co-founder, Basement Project Space, Cork), Dawn Williams (Exhibitions Officer, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork), Ann Davoren (Director, West Cork Arts Centre)

Part 2: In Discussion

  • Moderator: Chris Clarke (Curator of Education and Collections, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork)
  • Panelists: Claire Power (Studios Development Manager, Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin), Maeve Dineen (Community Arts Co-ordinator, Cork City Council), Mark Clare (Artist)

On Advocacy

  • Sarah Glennie (Director, IMMA, Dublin) in conversation with Mary McCarthy (Director, National Sculpture Factory, Cork)