2006-02-10 Lackluster live at diverse means we all arrive at same point at IFSC in Dublin in Ireland
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Pallas Studio to exhibit in Dublin's Docklands
By Diverse Means We Arrive at the Same End 11th February – 26th March 2006 chq, IFSC, Docklands, Dublin 1
Pallas Studios will exhibit at chq in the IFSC from 11th February to 26th March 2006. The show is presented in association with the Docklands Authority.
The exhibition, ‘By Diverse Means We Arrive at the Same End’, features a range of work by twenty artists. Gavin Murphy, co-ordinator of the exhibition, said “What makes this show different is that it’s not the result of a curator’s taste. The work is bound together by one important and crucial element: the desire in each of its participants to make works of art. The exhibition was open to all artists renting a space in Pallas Studios; there was no imposed theme and no barrier to entry and, as such, it is a true reflection of the variety of art and art practitioners working in Dublin today.” The exhibition is one of the first of many initiatives of the Docklands Authority’s strategy of development of the arts and culture in the Docklands area. The strategy is under the direction of newly appointed Arts Manager at the Docklands Authority, Mary McCarthy, formerly of Capital of Culture Cork 2005.
The exhibitions reflects the studio space and acts as a physical and historical anchor representing the route that the artists take and features a specially commissioned, designed and built space that has evolved through a dialogue that both reacts to the studio environment and in turn has been reacted to by the exhibiting artists. Pallas Studios was founded in 1996 by artists Mark Cullen and Brian Duggan. Their four multi functional art spaces – in North Brunswick Street, Buckingham Street, Foley Street and Grangegorman Road - have a wide range of services and ongoing projects. Pallas is at the forefront of contemporary practice in Ireland and has worked with over 100 Irish artists over the past nine years. It has an established reputation for imaginative and challenging projects and has received several awards from the Arts Council of Ireland. It has established a reputation as a leading exponent of an alternative art methodology and DIY work ethic resulting in imaginative and challenging projects, ranging from Pallas Heights, an exhibition space that utilises semi-derelict flats awaiting demolition, to the invited curatorship of OFFSIDE at Dublin City Gallery – the Hugh Lane. Mary McCarthy, Arts Manager, Docklands Authority, said, “Pallas Studios have a long history with Dublin’s Docklands and the Docklands Authority is delighted to support such an exhibition. The Docklands Authority’s strategy intends to animate a number of spaces within the Docklands throughout the year. The conservatory at chq is a highly visible space and provides an interesting context for a studio show. The exhibition is important as it reflects the actual studio practices of the artists at Pallas and gives the public the opportunity to see a large range of arts being made in Ireland now.” This exhibition runs from 11th February 2006 to 26th March 2006, Tuesday to Saturday from 12noon to 6:30pm in chq (Conservatory 1), IFSC, Docklands, Dublin 1. The launch event on Friday, 10th February is followed by a pay-in event in the vaults of chq: Diverse Means Live, from 8pm to 12.30am, featuring live electronic music, performance and video works from Lackluster, Si Schroder, Aoife Desmond, Arran McMahon and more. For more information contact Pallas Studio at www.pallasstudios.org
For additional information or photography, please contact: Loretta Lambkin, Docklands Authority, Tel 01 818 3300 or Christine Lydon, WHPR, Tel 01 669 0030/087 283 7407 (firstname.lastname@example.org)