iJADE Conference 2017 | Clancy Quay Studio Residency NCAD / Kennedy Wilson Ireland.

The NCAD Gallery presents artists of the Clancy Quay Studio Residency NCAD / Kennedy Wilson Ireland on the occasion of the iJADE Conference, Dublin.

Friday, 17th November - Saturday, 18th November 2017

On the occasion of the iJADE (International Journal of Art and Design Education) Conference 2017 hosted by the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Friday 17th & Saturday 18th November, the NCAD Gallery is delighted to present a short exhibition of works by artist recipients of the Clancy Quay Studio Residency NCAD / Kennedy Wilson Ireland, featuring artists Fiona BrennanPat Curran, John Marshall and Séan O'Rourke. (Directions to Clancy Quay Artist Studios here)

The Clancy Quay Artist Studio is a collaborative project co-facilitated by the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) and Kennedy Wilson Ireland. Each year four graduating NCAD Access artists are selected to work full-time in the studio at Clancy Quay, the studio and utilities costs are provided by Kennedy Wilson Ireland. Through formal and informal discussions, events and exhibitions the artists engage in each other’s art practices and with the local community in Clancy Quay. The aim of the project is to support emerging artists and create a contemporary art programme for local residents in this new community. The artists are supported by NCAD staff and facilities in making the transition from college to becoming professional artists. Recepients of the 2016 award are Fiona Brennan, Pat Curran, Sean O'Rourke, John Marshall. (Please find more information on the Clancy Quay Studio Residency further below in this text.)

The iJADE conference will take place on Friday 17th & Saturday 18th November 2017 held in the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, with the theme of art and design as agent for change. Social justice has become a growing focus for many educators and practitioners in the visual arts, and the idea of art and design having agency in the process of social chance has gained traction. This year’s iJADE conference addresses this agency in the context of art and design and education, invited speakers address this topic from a variety of angles. The following topics may serve as a guide for intending audiences: 

• The state of the arts
• Curriculum as agent for change
• Teacher as agent for change
• Artist-teacher activist
• Transformative pedagogy in the 21st century
• Continuing professional development as change
• Sustainable design in a circular economy
• Future proofing art education
• Widening participation access to art education
• Social entrepreneurship and design thinking
• Gallery as a critical space for learning
• Education though art as social cohesion
• Socially engaged art and design practices
• Social change through design
• Designing as agency
• Community education through the arts
• Histories of change in art, craft and design education
• Health and wellbeing through education in the arts
• Art as a transformative practice
• Disability and the arts as agents of change
• Early childhood education and the arts
• Social media and social change
• Technological change and social change
• Educational change and social change
• The possibilities of social agency through the arts
• Space/place as an agent in social change
• Art and citizenship
• Craft practice as emancipation
• Politics of change through the arts
• Young people and social engagement through the arts
• Contemporary community art practices
• Community crafts
• Community education through art
• Arts and political reaction
• The arts and displacement/diaspora

Please find iJADE conference registration information here or by contacting ijade@chester.ac.uk

Clancy Quay Studio artists Information
The Clancy Quay Studio artists are a diverse inter-disciplinary group. They are connected by a thematic concern for the effects of social, political and economic systems on marginal groups (e.g. working-class people, untrained & unemployed people, endangered animals). Through their various media, the artists will explore these concerns and attempt to create a discourse with the wider public.
The Clancy Quay artists propose to continue their individual practices in the studio, including all relevant research specific to their chosen subjects. They will continue to engage with each other’s works through in-studio discussions and their collaborative community programme. This engagement will help create a cohesive statement and body of work regarding the project and will in turn enable the interconnected exhibition of the artists’ works. We aim to connect the local community to the art world centred around the NCAD.

Clancy Quay Studio Residency Social Media Links & Contact
Clancy Quay Studio artists Instagram @clancy_quay_studio
Sean O’Rourke Instagram @seanorourkeartist
Fiona Brennan www.fionabrennanartist.wixsite.com/nothing-fancy-films
Pat Curran www.pjcurran.com
Clancy Quay Studio email clancyquayresidency@gmail.com
Kennedy Wilson http://kennedywilsonresidential.ie/location/gallery-clancy-quay


Anne Kelly Programme Curator NCAD Gallery contact: gallery@staff.ncad.ie
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PRESS RELEASE 10.12.2015
NCAD Celebrates 10 Years of its Access Programme - NCAD announces new partnership with property company Kennedy Wilson Ireland

The National College of Art and Design (NCAD) celebrated the tenth anniversary of its Access Programme at an event in the College this evening (10.12.2015). Marking the occasion, which was attended by Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton TD, a new partnership between NCAD and property company Kennedy Wilson was launched.

According to Director of NCAD, Professor Declan McGonagle: “Since NCAD commenced our Access Programme in 2005, we have developed links with local schools and community groups so that interest in creative studies is piqued and that the transition into third level participation is made seamless.”
“NCAD’s Access Programme offers support for entry and progression into third level Art and Design. for those who due to social and economic disadvantage may not have the opportunity to go to college. Since its establishment in 2005, two thirds of graduates who came through the Access Programme have obtained a 2.1 Honours Degree, and 20% progressed to post-graduate study at NCAD.”

The Access Programme has established links with 22 primary schools and 34 secondary schools through its Access Days, shadowing and mentoring programmes, and every year over 500 primary school children visit NCAD and participate in tours of NCAD’s Graduate Show. NCAD Access collaborates with young people from the Rialto Youth Project through providing Easter and Summer Arts projects, and has established a partnership with the Digital Hub Development Agency in running ‘Future Creators’, an after-school digital media  project for teenagers from the local area.

“At the heart of our programme is to promote creative talent across all age groups, with a view to widening participation in higher education art and design and establishing careers in the art and design sector.”, said Professor Declan McGonagle.

Officiating at the event was An Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton TD, who said: “As Irish Design 2015 comes to a close, we are more aware than ever of the value that the art and design sector brings culturally and economically to Ireland. “Over the past ten years, NCAD’s Access Programme has opened up opportunities to follow a career in art and design to those who, due to social and economic difficulties, might not have previously had the chance and the support to do so. The integrated approach of this programme in developing, fostering and supporting an interest and passion in art and design, from primary school right up to postgraduate level, is to be commended.”

Commenting on the new partnership between NCAD and property company Kennedy Wilson, Professor Declan McGonagle said: “To coincide with our ten-year anniversary, we are very pleased to announce a collaboration with Kennedy Wilson that will provide for a nine-month residency to four graduates in Clancy Quay.  As such, this extends our Access Programme to the workplace.  With the school, community and residency dimensions, our programme is reflective of a life-cycle approach. The College is proud of the achievements of its students and its graduates, some of whom will now benefit from the generous allocation of studio space by Kennedy Wilson in 2016. NCAD is grateful too for the network of relationships with other institutions which facilitate important opportunities for people to challenge barriers to fulfilling their own potential as individuals - as artists, designers, as educators in society.”

Peter Collins, Managing Director, Kennedy Wilson said: “Kennedy Wilson is delighted to partner with the National College of Art and Design, through its support of the Access Programme to provide a nine-month residency to four graduates at Clancy Quay. As a company we have a strong heritage in supporting cultural and artistic initiatives in the communities in which we work. For example, we have partnered with Dublin City Council to provide seed capital for a new city library on Parnell Square, and we are also leading the fundraising effort to secure the finances to deliver the project. As property owners and members of the local community in Dublin 8, we are delighted to be able to provide space for an NCAD initiative and we are excited to see what the artists will create during their residency.”

The Clancy Quay Studio Residency 2015 Awardees

Pat Curran, BA, MA Fine Art - Painting graduate.
Neil Dunne, BA Fine Art - Print graduate.
Eileen Kelly, BA Fine Art - Painting graduate.
Roisin Hackett, BA Fine Art -Painting, MA Art in the Contemporary World graduate.

About NCAD: The National College of Art and Design occupies a unique position in art and design education in Ireland.  It offers the largest range of Art and Design degrees in the State at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and is the only Irish university institution specialising in Art and Design.  NCAD has over 1,100 full-time students and a further 450 students who take award and non-award bearing part-time classes. 
About Kennedy Wilson: Kennedy Wilson is an international real estate investment and services firm which has invested over €1bn in Ireland in recent years, including a current development of 163 new residential units at Clancy Quay, where this NCAD initiative will be based.