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ABOUT T.Ed

TULCA continues its commitment to the educational aspect of the Festival through the development of its education programme T.Ed. T.Ed focuses on looking at and responding to visual art.  It is about reaching out and engaging with schools and the wider community to create an increased awareness and a shared understanding of the Visual Arts.  If we can learn about our past through the collections of a museum then so too can we begin to understand our present when we look at contemporary visual art.

The T.Ed programme offers free educational tours of the Festival for Primary, Post Primary and Third Level Institutions and is supported with an onsite Process Room. Last year over 1,000 students contributed to a dynamic conversation through the T.Ed tours.

T.Ed Programme 2018

TULCA Festival of Visual Arts announces its education programme designed to compliment the 16th edition of the festival Syntonic State, curated by Linda Shevlin.

A highlight of the ‘Plug-in’ programme for secondary schools is a series of philosophy and art workshops facilitated by CURO. The CURO team use world renowned P4C techniques to lead a philosophical enquiry and develop a community of critical thinkers. It’s really all about big questions!

Make A Day Of It Tuesdays, in partnership with Galway Public Libraries, returns to the education programme for primary schools for a fifth year running, on the 6th and 13th of November. Designed to offer a full day cultural excursion, it pairs a guided visit to an exhibition with a hands-on workshop exploring visual narrative with writer and storyteller Órla McGovern.

‘The Good Yarn’ is an arts in education project that draws inspiration from Galway’s merchant and mariner past, specifically the lucrative wool trade of South County Galway. Through a series of in-school creative workshops, artist-educators Jojo Hynes and Jennifer Cunningham will engage with primary schools in the coastal area of Kinvara to explore narratives of nostalgia, alternative economies and future culture in response to their local environment.

Speaking about this year’s programme, Education Coordinator Joanna McGlynn said “Visual art ignites curiosity through looking. I am especially excited by the artists and ideas underpinning this years festival. Engaging with the festival through the education programme is now an annual activity embedded in over 20 local primary and secondary school calendars. Through a curated learning programme of age appropriate activities, tours, workshops and projects, students have the opportunity to develop visual thinking strategies. In continuing to work with key partners such as Galway Public Libraries and CURO, the programme also provides a multidisciplinary strand to experiencing the festival.”

A new feature of the programme is an opportunity for continued professional development for the arts community, developed in partnership with Galway County Council Arts Office. Independent curator and arts advisor Annette Moloney will host a workshop in proposal writing on Wednesday 7th November, suitable for artists at all stages of their careers. Moloney will also co-facilitate an afternoon series of one-on-one clinics with artist Ceara Conway, of particular interest to artists seeking feedback and advice on project proposals.

Family audiences are encouraged to watch this space for the launch of The Family Guide, soon to be available as a free download through the website. It is designed to support families to get out, feed their curiosity and visit venues across the city that are temporarily transformed into exhibition spaces. All type of conversations spark through the shared experience of looking together!

The education programme runs Monday to Friday throughout the festival. Bookings and further enquiries should be made by contacting Joanna directly at education@tulcafestival.com or on 086 8774710. Full details of the education programme can be found online at www.tulcafestival.com/t-ed.

Syntonic State, curated by Linda Shevlin is the title of the 16th edition of TULCA Festival of Visual Arts. Featuring the work of over 20 Irish and international artists, it take place 2 – 18 November across multiple venues throughout Galway City.

CREATIVE PROPOSALS WORKSHOP

Creative Proposals Workshop with Annette Moloney

Wednesday 7th November 2018 | 09:00 – 13:00

Galmont Hotel, Lough Atalia Road, Galway

Adm: €10. Places are limited

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Writing proposals can be a challenging and time-consuming exercise for artists and creative practitioners. It’s not always easy to communicate an unrealised idea and it can take time and effort to transform a blank page into a clear, creative proposal that will, capture the selection panel’s imagination.

TULCA, in partnership with Galway County Council Arts Office, presents a half-day workshop plus one-on-one clinics for artists as part of our long-standing commitment to developing the visual arts. This Artists Professional Development Workshop will explore how artists can develop creative proposals, ways to pitch your ideas and how to speak about your work.

This informal and informative session will be divided into two parts. In the morning we will explore ways to write and develop creative proposals while in the afternoon a series of one-on-one clinics are available for artists to pre-book, where material submitted beforehand can be discussed and reviewed.

The day will include a presentation and conversation on best practice in writing proposals and applications including opportunities to review some recent artists’ proposals. The workshop will cover: hints and tips in developing proposals, the discussion of what to ‘watch-out-for’ and common pitfalls, observations on selection processes, panels and selection criteria, advice on sample headings to communicate ideas clearly and creatively, suggestions for supporting documentation, CVs and Biogs as well as advice on time management and the danger of procrastination.

Who should attend?

This practical workshop and one-on-one clinics are suitable for artists working across all contemporary visual art forms.

If you have an upcoming project or funding deadline or intend to make one in the future, this is a great opportunity to build your capacity and meet with other artists.

This workshop is subsidised by Galway County Council Arts Office and preference will be given to artists from/residing in County Galway.

The workshop is followed by a series of One-on-One Clinics which must be pre-booked in advance.

About the Workshop Leader

The workshop will be led by curator and collaborator Annette Moloney.

Annette works with the Arts Council of Ireland as Adviser on the Government’s Per Cent for Art Scheme. During 2015 she received a Curator in Residence Award to develop ENDURANCE | RESILIENCE, a Curated @ Source project which explored the links between sport and human effort in contemporary art, located at the Source Arts Centre, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. A Fine Art graduate from Limerick School of Art & Design and the National College of Art & Design, she has a Masters in Visual Arts Practice from IADT (Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology), Dublin, specialising in Curatorial Practice. She is a proud member of the Munster Rugby Supporters.

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CREATIVE PROPOSALS: ONE-ON-ONE CLINICS

One-on-One Clinics with Annette Moloney and Ceara Conway

Wednesday 7th November 2018 | 14:00 – 17:00

Galmont Hotel, Lough Atalia Road, Galway

Adm: Free to attendees of the Creative Proposal Workshop. Places are limited.

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In addition to the Creative Proposals Workshop hosted by TULCA, in partnership with Galway County Arts Office, Artists can pre-book a one-on-one clinic session to discuss their practice or a current challenge or question they may have.

These clinic sessions work best when Artists take the time to submit information beforehand, which will be forwarded to the workshop leader.

Artists can send in anything that they would like feedback on, for example:

  • A current draft proposal or application for funding

  • A previous proposal or application for funding that could be discussed

  • A draft CV, Biog or Artists Statement

  • Documentation of your arts practice – some focused material that communicates what you do, for example – selected web pages are fine (rather than a full website); 10 jpegs; 2-3 short audio or video clips; short text or script for review, etc.

All advance material for review will need to be submitted no later than:

Monday 5 November by 12:00 PM

The workshop leader will spend time before the workshop reviewing the information submitted so that the one-on-one clinics can be focused on the Artists current needs.

Information for this purpose should be submitted to education@tulcafestival.com.

On booking into the clinic you will be allocated a 30-minute one-on-one session with one of the clinic leaders, on a first come first serve basis.

About the Clinic Leaders

Ceara Conway

Ceara Conway is an Irish artist and singer working in performance, song and traditional folk practices. She has completed numerous commissions, residencies and public artworks including Dóchas/Hope ( 2018) Oireachtas na Gaeilge & Waterways Ireland, Thin Places (2015) Kings College, London; Vicissitudes (2013), Derry City of Culture and Making Visible, Irish Museum of Modern Art (2014). Since 2007 she has undertaken residencies with institutes such as the Taigh Chearsabhaigh Museum, UK & OTIS College of Art/Suzanne Lacy, Los Angeles, USA as well as several residencies in Ireland.

Ceara holds a BA in Glass and Architectural Glass, Edinburgh College of Art, a Post Grad in Community Arts Education, NCAD and has studied Glass & Photography at Alfred University, USA. Ceara also works with the Arts Council as a Creative Associate Artist and as a part-time arts coordinator for the Embrace Art & Disability programme and the Artists in Schools programme with the Clare County Arts Office.

Annette Moloney

Annette Moloney is an Irish curator and collaborator.  Annette works with the Arts Council of Ireland as Adviser on the Government’s Per Cent for Art Scheme. During 2015 she received a Curator in Residence Award to develop ENDURANCE | RESILIENCE, a Curated @ Source project which explored the links between sport and human effort in contemporary art, located at the Source Arts Centre, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. A Fine Art graduate from Limerick School of Art & Design and the National College of Art & Design, she has a Masters in Visual Arts Practice from IADT (Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology), Dublin, specialising in Curatorial Practice. She is a proud member of the Munster Rugby Supporters.

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THE GOOD YARN PROJECT

The Good Yarn is an art-in-education project that draws inspiration from Galway’s merchant and mariner past, specifically the lucrative wool trade of South County Galway. Through a series of in-school creative workshops, artist-educators Jojo Hynes and Jennifer Cunningham will engage with primary schools in the coastal area of Kinvara to explore narratives of nostalgia, alternative economies and future culture in response to their local environment. Students will respond to the curatorial ideas underpinning the festival through visual enquiry and intergenerational participation.

About the Artist-Educators

Jennifer Cunningham

Jennifer Cunningham works with paint, printmaking, film, digital media and drawing. She has won several awards for her work including the Taylor Art Award and the Thomas Dammann travel award. She also exhibits both nationally and internationally, most recently with a solo show in the  Galway International Arts Festival 2018 and the Ashford Gallery, R.H.A. Other projects include “ Una” Galway theatre festival, 2018, Role videographer, projection and set dressing.

Jennifer graduated with a first class honours degree from GMIT in 2002 and in 2008 she completed a Masters in fine art from NCAD in Dublin. She has undertaken residencies in Fire-station Studios Dublin, the RHA school, SIM Iceland, Cill Rialaig, the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Studio 9, the Galway Arts Centre and the Inishlacken Project. She runs her own Art School in Galway and has lectured at IADT and NCAD and has completed a number of artist in the school schemes.

Jojo Hynes

Jojo Hynes has been working as an artist and arts educator for over ten years with a range of organisations in England, Australia and Ireland. Her practice encompasses a wide range of media, including video, painting, printmaking, sound editing, photography, collage, digital arts and sculpture.  She also facilitates performance and physical theatre workshops. Her workshops often explore the themes of the local/place, cultural identity and link socio-political issues to arts education.

In her visual arts practice, Jojo explores the representation of real and fictional female protagonists influenced by where the past and present, fact and fiction meet and overlap.  She has collaborated with many different artists to create alternative networks, play with hierarchies, produce exhibitions, events, publications and undertaken residencies across London, Ireland and throughout Europe.

She has completed a MA in Fine Art from Kingston University, a PGCE in Art and Design from Goldsmiths University, a Postgraduate Diploma in Community, Art and Education from NCAD and a BA in Fine Arts from GMIT.


MAKE A DAY OF IT TUESDAYS @ TULCA

Seeing The Story: Workshop and Gallery visit with Órla Mc Govern

Tuesday 6th & 13th November 2018 | 09:30 – 14:30

Galway City Library, St. Augustine Street, Galway City

Fully Booked

TULCA Festival of Visual Arts, in partnership with Galway Public Libraries, brings Make A Day Of It! Tuesdays to the education programme for a fifth consecutive year.  Designed with the commuting school in mind, it offers a full day cultural excursion, pairing a guided visit to an exhibition with a hands-on workshop.

Writer and storyteller Órla Mc Govern will lead a workshop (60 mins) in Galway City Library exploring visual narrative. Using the Story Spine structure combined with elements of response, improvisation and critique, children will compose stories based on artworks in the exhibition.

Schools will receive a guided tour (60 mins) of the exhibition in the Festival Gallery designed to complement the workshop experience.

Recommended for ages 8+

Bookings and further enquiries should be made before October 19th, by contacting Joanna directly at education@tulcafestival.com or on 086 8774710.  Full details of the education programme can be found online at www.tulcafestival.com/t-ed.

About the Creative Facilitator

Órla Mc Govern

Órla Mc Govern is a storyteller, writer, improviser, actor and facilitator, based in the West of Ireland.  She is Artistic Director of The Spontaneous Theatre People and The Sky Babies, Galway and currently Co-Director of Improv Fest Ireland.  As a performer, she has worked extensively in extensively in scripted and improvised theatre around the world, as well as acting and improvising for film, tv and radio. Her most recent screen appearance was as Patricia Kelly in Len Collin’s multi-award winning ‘Sanctuary’.  As an actor, she lived, trained and worked extensively in the US for many years and was an original member of Improv groups: Seattle Goga, Seattle Neutrino Project, and Spolin Players Seattle. She also had the pleasure of performing with Edge Bainbridge, Jet City Improv, Unexpected Productions, and many others in the US.  In scripted theatre, she has worked at the likes of The Abbey Theatre, Red Kettle, Punchbag, Glasshouse and numerous others in Ireland. In the US theatres such as CHAC, NW Actors’ Studio, Baba Yaga, and Freehold Studio.  As a workshop facilitator, Órla has facilitated numerous workshops for Corporate, Artistic, and Individual clients around the world, and is skilled at tailoring each session to suit their needs. Órla’s plays have been produced around the world too, and she particularly enjoys working with site-specific and short duration theatre; having had work made on boats, in breweries and on top of giant sculptures. Órla continues to teach and perform globally, including with her troupe The Sky Babies and with Moth & Butterfly (an innovative Storytelling /Improv Project). She also has an alter ego who has her own career entirely! Her book ‘Dublin Folk Tales For Children’ was published in January 2018.

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PLUG-IN

Gallery Tour for Leaving Certificate Students

Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri throughout the Festival

Galway Arts Centre, Dominick Street

Booking is essential | 086 8774710 or education@tulcafestival.com

Develop students appreciation for contemporary visual art by booking a tour designed to complement the current Leaving Certificate Art Curriculum. Guided through a series of questions and observation exercises, students will generate their own interpretation and understanding of the exhibition. Topics for discussion include planning and curating an exhibition, the installation process, lighting techniques, display and presentation methods.

The festival features artworks by 19 Irish and international artists across seven venues. The venue in focus for this tour is Galway Arts Centre located on Dominick Street. Including work by established and emergent artists, students can expect to engage with sculpture, installation, film, photography, projections and paintings.

A Teacher & Student Resource Pack is issued on arrival and a Student Worksheet is provided to enhance the learning experience, specifically designed to develop transferable skills and techniques.

Tours run Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday throughout the festival.  Allow 90 mins for the tour. Sketching and photography are encouraged. Teachers are required to accompany students at all times.

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Art and Philosophy Workshops for Second Level with CURO

Fully Booked

After a hugely successful pilot project with TULCA last year, CURO are welcomed back with open arms as education partners for a second year running. These workshops facilitated by CURO build communities of philosophical inquiry (CPIs) that pursue concepts and questions inspired by the artworks at TULCA. Through dialogues informed by the Lipman/Sharp pedagogy, young thinkers are empowered to think critically and creatively together. By asking these deeper questions our second level learners explore the role that art can play in provoking thoughtful civic conversations that they can continue beyond the gallery.

Through a specially devised combination of in-school workshops and site-specific gallery visits, students will ask BIG questions inspired by the festival artworks and develop their capacities for critical, creative and caring thinking.

About CURO

CURO was founded by Dr Orla Richardson, Annie McKeown-O’Donovan and Lucy Elvis after they began working in the P4C (Philosophy for Children) pedagogy and saw the potential for meaningful philosophical inquiry in different contexts. They are philosophers who see the value in posing and exploring philosophical questions together (and understand how much fun this can be!).


LET’S GET LOST!

Gallery Visit for Primary Schools

Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri throughout the Festival

Recommended for ages 8 +

Booking is essential | 086 8774710 or education@tulcafestival.com

Let’s Get Lost brings young audiences on a gallery walkabout to explore the rich visual language artists use to communicate their ideas. Children are invited to delve into  their imagination. Through a process of slow looking, reflection and response they will develop their own visual thinking techniques. Students can expect to engage with sculpture, installation, film, photography, projections and paintings.