NCAD Gallery in collaboration and partnership with the Black Church Print Studio present an

exhibition and parallel event series to mark the Black Church Process project.

 

PULL BITE RALLY

BRIAN FAY / DAMIEN FLOOD / JESSE JONES / ISABEL NOLAN / SARAH PIERCE.

 

Exhibition open view

Wednesday 19th November 2014, 6pm, NCAD Gallery.

Performance by Sarah Pierce

Wednesday 19th November 2014, 7pm, NCAD Gallery.

Exhibition continues

Thursday 20th November – Tuesday 16th December 2014.

 

NCAD Gallery,

100 Thomas Street, Dublin 8.

 

Gallery opening hours 1pm – 5pm. Admission is free.

 

 

Pull Bite Rally is the first exhibition to mark the Black Church Print Studio’s dynamic initiative, Process. As part of the Studio’s artistic programme, Process invites leading art practitioners to work with the resources and expertise of the Studio in the production of original artworks. For the Pull Bite Rally exhibition artists, Brian Fay, Damien Flood, Jesse Jones, Isabel Nolan and Sarah Pierce present their artworks and continued collaboration at NCAD Gallery. Through explorative processes, the artist’s intent is facilitated by the skills and experience of a dedicated printmaking team of master print-makers and print coordinators. This collaboration between artist and the Studio aims to give practitioners a comprehensive understanding of the processes and concepts of printmaking leading to new directions in their practice.

 

Integral and in addition to the exhibition, responses from practitioners, leading figures in the visual arts and the wider public are invited to participate in rigorous inquiry and discussion that Pull Bite Rally invokes. NCAD Gallery’s collegial context affords the opportunity to form close exhibition partner relationships with staff and students from the NCAD College departments and further afield to form a parallel event series. Over the four week exhibition period a programme of events, screenings and talks are scheduled in consideration of the central theme of process. Engaging key topics fundamental to the artists’ project experience, with reference to: the potentiality of collaboration and creative professional links for artists; printed matter and publishing; authorship and reproduction; medium specificity; professional practice pathways, skills and exchange; pedagogical foundations and shifts in contemporary art practice.

 

To mention only a few of the event highlights, Declan Long is in conversation with artist and 2014 Turner Prize nominee, Ciara Phillips, on Monday 24th November, 6pm. In a special one-off episode of TV Museum: The Mini-Series, Maeve Connolly investigates temporal, social and political aspects of serial publication and distribution. Connolly’s titled ‘Serial Publications and Practices’ lecture reconsiders some of the strategies employed by General Idea and also explores the work of various contemporary artists and institutions engaged in the production of newspapers, journals and serialised moving images, posing questions about the changing form and function of seriality in art, media and culture – Wednesday 3rd December, 5pm. ‘Repeat. Don’t stop’ is the NCAD MA Art in the Contemporary World organised public seminar that delves into ways to critically engage with current forms of artistic repetition and reproduction, considering how ideas and processes explored in the Pull Bite Rally exhibition relate to the broader contexts of twenty-first century art, Friday 28th November, 2pm.

 

* Please see the full event listings below.

 

* On the occasion of the exhibition writer Niamh Dunphy is commissioned to write the essay ‘Trace and Use’ published in the Pull Bite Rally pamphlet available throughout the exhibition at NCAD Gallery.

 

 

Pull Bite Rally schedule of Exhibition Events:

 

Wednesday 19th Nov 2014, 7pm. NCAD Gallery.

● Exhibiting artist, Sarah Pierce performance on the opening night of Pull Bite Rally

 

Friday 21st Nov 2014, 5.30pm. Harry Clarke Theatre, NCAD.

● A screening of ‘Before the page has turned’ by Jaki Irvine.

 

Monday 24th Nov 2014, 6pm. Harry Clarke Theatre, NCAD.

● Pull, Bite, Rally NCAD Research Institute funded keynote lecture: Ciara Phillips, artist and 2014 Turner Prize nominee in conversation with Declan Long.

 

Friday 28th Nov 2014, 2pm – 4pm. Harry Clarke Theatre, NCAD.

● Repeat. Don’t stop. In this MA Art in the Contemporary World public seminar, ways to critically engage with current forms of artistic repetition and reproduction, considering how ideas and processes explored in the Pull Bite Rally exhibition relate to the broader contexts of twenty-first century art are considered.

 

Friday 28th Nov 2014, 5.30pm. NCAD Gallery.

● Process Artists Talk, exhibiting artists event with the initial three Process project artists Brian Fay / Damien Flood / Jesse Jones with master printmakers Debora Ando / Mary A. Fitzgerald / print coordinator Dave McGinn, chaired by artist Colin Martin.

 

Monday 1st Dec 2014, 2pm. NCAD Gallery.

● Sarah Pierce in conversation with Donal Maguire, curator and Administrator of the ESB Centre for the Study of Irish Art at the National Gallery of Ireland will talk about the collaboration between the artist and the archive in the context of Pierce’s work, My dear Betty.

 

Wednesday 3rd Dec 2014, 5pm. Harry Clarke Theatre, NCAD.

● TV Museum: The Mini-Series, Maeve Connolly investigates temporal, social and political aspects of serial publication and distribution. Connolly’s titled ‘Serial Publications and Practices’ lecture reconsiders some of the strategies employed by General Idea and also explores the work of various contemporary artists and institutions engaged in the production of newspapers, journals and serialised moving images, posing questions about the changing form and function of seriality in art, media and culture.

 

Friday 5th Dec 2014, 5pm. Harry Clarke Theatre, NCAD.

● The current NCAD 4th yr BA print department artist collective, GUM Collective screen their self-made documentary on what it means to be part of a collective with Q & A. GUM will also launch their current publication.

 

Tuesday 9th Dec 2014, 5.30pm. Harry Clarke Theatre, NCAD.

● Once a printmaker, always a printmaker: 15 minute professional practice / artists presentations. Debora Ando / Cora Cummins / Taffina Flood / Andrew Folan / Mary A. Fitzgerald / Margaret O’Brien

 

Wednesday 10th Dec4.30pm. Black Church Print Studio.

● ‘Prosperity Project’, Jesse Jones in conversation with Raymond Henshaw to discuss the percent for art commission for the Dublin Convention Centre.

 

Friday 12th December, 5pm. Harry Clarke Theatre, NCAD.

● ‘The Palimpsest Project’, NCAD Fine Art Print Department presents a lecture and student discussion forum. A thirty minute screening of the student time lapse animation spanning over ten years introduced by the Head of Fine Art Print, Andrew Folan.

 

www.ncad.ie/gallery-event/view/pull-bite-rally

 

Exhibition team:

Michelle Browne / Hazel Burke / (studio artist) – Mary A.Fitzgerald / Anne Kelly / Colin Martin.

 

Image: ‘The Golden Age has yet to come’, (2012) by Jesse Jones. Silkscreen on mirror / glass.

 

More information:

www.damienflood.ie

www.isabelnolan.com

http://themetropolitancomplex.com

http://maryafitzgerald.wordpress.com

www.print.ie

www.ncad.ie/gallery-event/view/pull-bite-rally