Rathmines | Portobello | Kilmainham | Crumlin | Blackpitts
MART Studios: Providing a space to support the production and exhibition of visual art.
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Since 2007 MART has sought to create opportunities by providing creative platforms to support creatives from all stages of their careers to test new ground. As a curatorial partnership Ciara Scanlan & Matthew Nevin have curated over 100 artists through 30 exhibitions across Ireland, UK, Europe, USA & Japan.
In 2013 MART opened two art galleries and eight studios in a converted old fire station in Rathmines Dublin. MART now hosts over 120 members in 80 studios across seven city centre locations, all of which have great transport links and neighbour some of Dublin’s best bars, cafés, restaurants & vintage shops. Through our studio network MART provides artists & creatives their own space to create and develop their art practice.
The MART Fire Station Studios is based in the heart of Rathmines with eight studios. Around the corner 11 studios occupy our in Parker Hill Studios, 16 in our House Studios in Lower Rathmines, six in our Lennox St Studios Portobello, nine studios in Old Kilmainham, six studios in Blackpitts on Malpas St Dublin and 13 in Crumlin Rd Studio.
Who are we looking for?
MART is tailored towards promoting Ireland’s brightest emerging and established Visual Artists! While also having studios for Photographers, Designers, Filmmakers, Creatives, Architects, Cultural Producers, and Graphic & Fashion Designers!
We pride ourselves on creating a vibrant creative community of members working in varying disciplines and practices, hosting monthly get-togethers, studio crits, skill sharing and tea breaks. Our studios provide an affordable, cooperative and professional environment for the development of all things cultural.
Solo & Shared:
MART is proud to provide a wide range of creative studios varying in sizes. We have small and large workshop spaces, contemporary studios and several large Georgian rooms with exposed brickwork and high ceilings. We cater to individuals, small groups and assist in pairing if you’re looking for a comrade to share with.
To enquire about MART Studios, please email email@example.com.
Epigraphing Rathmines – Curated by Moran Been-noon
Celebrating the relationship between art, literary culture, and the life of the community in Rathmines, this experiment brings forward two cultural markers within the neighbourhood: the Rathmines Library and the MART art gallery and studios, and the public space between the two.
Poet Annemarie Ni Churreain and visual artist Steven Maybury will create a collaborative cultural situation in a day-long engagement with the Rathmines community. The artists will respond to the place and the community surrounding them while they work, to generate poetic (visual and literary) representations of the moment, the dialogue, and the location. This event will be performed in both the library and gallery spaces and is open to all community members, artists, and writers to become part of what is aimed to become a portrait of a situation. Come join our epigraphers!
Interpretative documentation of the Epigraphic work, by Abigail Denniston, will be presented during the reception at the gallery at 6.30 pm.
Order of events on Wed. 3rd of December:
12-6 pm – performing artwork & documentation
6.30-8 pm – documented outcome of the work presented in MART Gallery
Annemarie Ni Churreain
Annemarie Ní Churreáin is a poet from Donegal. Her writing often explores loss and reunion, drawing upon the sensuality of landscapes. In 2014, Annemarie was Literature Fellow at Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart/Germany and Fall Writer In Residence at Jack Kerouac House Orlando/Florida. She has recently been awarded a Hawthornden Castle Fellowship/ Scotland and residencies at The Heinrich Böll Cottage Achill and the Cill Rialaig Arts Centre Kerry. Annemarie is a co-founder of the Upstart Collective and a current member of The GoodHatchery Offaly. More Infohere .
What I do: I create work that reflects the beauty and the energy rooted in the rhythms and cycles of our surroundings, of our consciousness, and of our interrelationships with the world. My practice is primarily realised through drawing and sculptural and my influences recently have been from collecting materials and objects through personal encounters. This stumble upon approach of chance and circumstance is fundamental to my process of selection for source materials and objects to work with.
Abigail Denniston Photography: http://abigaildennistonphotography.weebly.com/
Printer and Printer programming courtesy of Tom O’Dea: http://iamtomodea.com/