Contemporary Irish Artists in Conversation

In Conversation 

Anniversary Programme: Contemporary Irish Artists 2014

This special Anniversary Series includes a number of leading contemporary Irish artists who will discuss their work with a guest chair. They will explore what it means to be an artist in the twenty-first century, art and artists who influenced them, and continue to be a source of inspiration, how they view the role of museums, and their place in illustrating the history of art.

This lecture series is a reminder of the creative output of artists that forms the basis of our collections. The series takes place in February and March on Thursday evenings at 6.30pm and concludes with a wine reception.

Thursday 6 February, 6.30pm
The Artist Dorothy Cross in Conversation
Chair: Sarah Glennie, Director, Irish Museum of Modern Art

Thursday 13 February, 6.30pm
The Artist Willie Doherty in conversation
Chair: Professor Declan McGonagle, Director, National College of Art and Design

Thursday 20 February, 6.30pm
The Artist Hughie O’Donoghue in conversation
Chair: Barbara Dawson, Director, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

Thursday 27 February, 6.30pm
The Artist Amanda Coogan in conversation
Chair: Patrick T. Murphy, Director, Royal Hibernian Academy

Thursday 6 March, 6.30pm
Approaches to the work of the Artist James Coleman
Chair: Professor Luke Gibbons, Chair of Literary and, Cultural Studies, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Panel: Rachael Thomas, Senior Curator: Head of Exhibitions Irish Museum of Modern Art
Dr. Caoimhín Mac Giolla Leith, Writer, Critic, Curator, and Senior Lecturer, University College Dublin

Thursday 13 March, 6.30pm
The Artist Paul Seawright in conversation
Chair: Cristín Leach Hughes, Broadcaster and Art Critic, The Sunday Times

Thursday 20 March, 6.30pm
The Artist Gerard Byrne in conversation
Chair: Aidan Dunne, Journalist and Visual Arts Critic, The Irish Times

Thursday 27 March, 6.30pm
The Artist Alice Maher in conversation
Chair: Sean Rainbird, Director, The National Gallery of Ireland

€10 Single Ticket (includes wine reception)
€7 Student Ticket (proof of student ID required)
€70 Season Ticket for 8 talks (includes wine reception)
Tickets may be purchased in advance from The Gallery Shop: 01 663 3518 (no admission without a ticket). Talks 6.30pm, Gallery Lecture Theatre, basement Beit Wing.

Enquiries: NGI Education Department. E: T: 01 663 3504.