CEAD Newsletter Spring 2018

Welcome to the Spring Newsletter for 2017-18. Read on for all the latest Continuing Education news and events including Open Day, Summer short courses, Visiting Lecturer series, independent student exhibitions, and a Graduate Story on Irene O'Neill, Diploma graduate now studying on BA Fine Art in Paint at NCAD.


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CEAD Open Day
Visiting Lecturer Series
Summer Short Courses
CEAD Online Gallery
Student Exhibitions
Graduate Story

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CEAD Open Day

Want to study part-time at NCAD?


image courtesy Leila Anglade A/C 08

CEAD Open Day
Saturday 24 February 2018
11am to 2pm NCAD
100 Thomas Street, D8

Open Day is an information event for all current and prospective art and design students who want to progress through part-time accredited study to certificate and diploma level. Whether you are currently on a non-credit beginners or intermediate course, or are a certificate student, this is a must for anyone who wants more information on CEAD Certificate courses, or the CEAD Part-Time Diploma in Art and Design.

Tutors and students from our certificate and diploma courses will be available to chat and answer questions about the teaching and learning experience at CEAD, NCAD. There will be presentations on all our accredited courses, including information on how to apply, as well as guidelines on portfolio submissions. There will be a Diploma Workshop for certificate students planning to apply for a place on the CEAD Part-Time Diploma in Art & Design in 2018, which will offer guidance around preparing your portfolio.

Staff will be on hand to offer guidance and advice if you are undecided about which CEAD course or module is best suited to you.

More information: https://www.ncad.ie/continuing-education/cead-open-day/

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Continuing Education
Visiting Lecturer Series

Artists Eithne Jordan and Caoimhe Kilfeather

The Diploma group invited visiting lecturers Eithne Jordan and Caoimhe Kilfeather to the college on Tuesday evening 13th February as part of the Continuing Education Visiting Lecturer series.

Find out more about the Continuing Education VL Series.

More information on Eithne Jordan:
http://www.eithnejordan.ie/

image courtesy Eithne Jordan
More information on Caoimhe Kilfeather:
http://caoimhekilfeather.com/

image courtesy Caoimhe Kilfeather

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Summer Short Courses
25 June - 13 July 2018

The Continuing Education Summer programme of short courses, 25 June - 13 July 2018, launches on CEAD Open Day, with publication of the Summer brochure.

3-day and 5-day short courses in Art and Design, and 3-week Portfolio Preparation.

Applications for Summer short courses open on Monday 26 February. 

Summer courses are at different levels; there are introductory courses suitable for beginners, or for those considering returning to or progressing within higher education. If you want to up-skill or re-skill and learn something new you can choose beginners or more advanced courses, and if you have established an arts practice and want to continue to expand and explore your options you can choose advanced courses.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and our website for updates and more information on Continuing Education Summer Short Courses.

Join us this Summer, meet other artists and students, and become part of a vibrant contemporary art community.

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CEAD Online Gallery


Wondering which course to take next? Visit our online gallery to see some of the work of CEAD certificate and diploma students.

https://www.ncad.ie/continuing-education/cead-gallery/

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Student Exhibitions

Well done to all our students who have organised independent exhibitions in the last few months. Here are some of the highlights:

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Momentum Exhibition 

showing the work of Perspex, an independent artists group formed by CEAD students from the A/C 08 class of 2016 -17. The Complex. Wed 06 to Sun 10 Dec.


image courtesy Kay McKeogh, Momentum exhibition

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CEAD student Susanne Wawra group exhibition Portale

group exhibition Portale (Portals). The Lab Gallery, Foley Street, D1. Running from 18 Jan to 04 March. Another super-talented CEAD student!

More info: http://shoutout.wix.com/so/
Susanne's exhibition continues until 04 March.


image courtesy Portale exhibition

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element15 collective

is a collective of contemporary textile artists made up of CEAD A/C VAP students, with diverse backgrounds; from dressmaking, architecture and ceramics to teaching and design. Past exhibitions include The Blue Egg Gallery (Wexford), Carlow Arts Festival, Rua Red South Dublin Arts Centre, The Watergarden Gallery (Kilkenny). We are resident artists in Las Rada Wine & Tapas Restaurant in Naas.

Upcoming exhibition: August 2018, a collaborative exhibition between element15, Eleanor Swan (Ceramic Artist) and Jocelyn Stephens (Fine Art Printmaker) taking place at Castletown House in Celbridge, Co. Kildare.

For further information:
Website: http://element15.ie/
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/element15textile/


  
         
images courtesy element15

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If you have a group or solo show coming up let us know. We can help publicise it for you - our Facebook and Twitter pages reach a lot of people interested in art!

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Graduate Story

Read on to find out how CEAD graduate Irene O'Neill progressed through part time studies at CEAD to a place on the BA Fine Art in Paint at NCAD.

With a background in graphic design, I worked in presentation graphics and training for a number of years. However I had always wanted to study Fine Art, in particular painting.  In 2012 I attended the CEAD open day and decided to apply for the Certificate in Visual Arts Practice.

I completed 4 modules for the VAP Certificate - AC03 Drawing, Print, Mixed Media, AC05 Extending Your Visual Language, AC07 Materials, Techniques and Language of Painting  and ACVC Visual Culture, over three years. During that time I also completed non-credit courses in Printmaking with Elaine Leader and Painting Processes with Paul McCormaic. CEAD Summer Courses were tasters for the courses on the Certificate. The Certificate included visual research and notebook keeping which I enjoyed.


image courtesy Irene O'Neill, CEAD Certificate VAP, A/C 05

After the Certificate, in 2015, I was offered a place on the part time Diploma in Art and Design, with tutors Felicity Clear and Beth O'Halloran. It covered many disciplines including sculpture, found objects, printmaking, painting, multidisciplinary projects and Visual Culture.  This is an intensive one year part time course and I spent many hours at home working on assignments. The Diploma included Saturday mornings in IMMA which I enjoyed immensely. 

  
image courtesy Irene O'Neill, CEAD diploma

 
image courtesyIrene O'Neill, CEAD diploma

During the Diploma my practice expanded to include more photography and I began to manipulate photographs as a basis for painting. My final project included found objects. I collected trees which had been blown down by storms then wrapped them in newspaper and photographed them. This led to many possibilities of material exploration both in print and paint. 

My practice has evolved throughout my time with CEAD thanks to the wonderful tutors who pushed me and encouraged me to expand out of my comfort zone. I am interested in the Environment and have explored that in my work throughout the various courses with CEAD. Visual Culture expanded my awareness of contemporary art practices and, while I don’t like writing academic essays, I enjoyed researching. The Library at NCAD is open to CEAD students and is a wonderful resource.

Another wonderful aspect of CEAD is the end of year Exhibition where students can enter and have their work displayed. The tutors pick the final works. I was a member of  the Exhibition committee for two years.

 
image courtesy Irene O'Neill, BA Fine Art in Paint, NCAD

I was lucky enough to gain a place on the NCAD BA Fine Art in Paint through CAO Advanced Entry. I started year 2 in 2017 and am thoroughly enjoying it. It is a whole new learning curve for me.

The first semester includes a series of exercises where students are given a brief and asked to respond in paint. After an intensive life drawing block, the next exercise was painting from objects. From that we progressed to working from collages. I’ve loved collage! I think it will become part of my practice going forward. Artists research underpins each module and I’ve researched many artists. A personal interpretation project asked us to respond to an old master in a contemporary way and finally a source project researching and exploring topics for future visual exploration. It’s been challenging. As well as studio practice, visual culture and professional practice are other modules.

Semester two, which will be more self directed, has now commenced. My practice looks at  photography and image manipulation but the degree has shown me how to broaden my practice and to express myself using paint as visual language and mark making.  No doubt my practice will keep on evolving and developing within NCAD.

More information on Advanced Entry to full time undergraduate degree courses at NCAD: 
https://www.ncad.ie/study-at-ncad/undergraduate-year-1/undergraduate-year-2/
or contact Valerie McHugh, Admissions, NCAD, email mchughv@staff.ncad.ie.

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