Visual Artists Ireland: Get Together 2016

26 Aug 2016

Event times

10am -4.30pm

Cost of entry

e25 for VAI members, e50 for non-members

Irish Museum of Modern Art

Dublin, Ireland


Travel Information

  • Buses to Heuston Station (8 minutes walk via Military Rd): 145, 79 and 79a from Aston Quay. Buses to James St (8 minutes walk via steps to Bow Lane onto Irwin St and Military Rd): 13, 40, 123 from O’Connell St and Dame St.
  • Red line to Heuston Station, 8 minute walk to Museum entrance on Military Road. For further information about Luas please click here
  • 8 minute walk from Heuston Station; from Connolly and Tara Street Stations by 90 bus to Heuston Station

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The programme for this year’s national conference is open for registrations with a wide range of artists, curators, critics and academic speakers invited. This year’s influence is the area of Opportunity, how we build them; take advantage of them, and most of all how we ensure that they are equal!


What to look forward to:

  • Panel Discussions with over 30 experts discussing contemporary professional visual art practice and the topics impacting on the lives of individual artists. Panels include: Equal Opportunities in the Visual Arts: GenderSpaces to WorkMaking the MarketBrexit: How will it Impact Us and the Jason Oakley Art Writing Forum.
  • Artist Talks. Throughout the day there will be presentations by ten exemplary artists speaking about their work, the development of their careers and their own personal experience as professional visual artists. View the artists and links to their work here.
  • Speed Curating: Choose from a list of 30 of the best curators in Ireland and the UK for one-on-one meetings. Selecting who you would like to meet entitles you to 10 minutes with each curator, an opportunity to show them your work, present your ideas and make the connection. This is a hugely popular event for curators and artists; and has lead to multiple exhibitions, working relationships and collaborations. View the full list here.
  • Clinics: These clinic offer specialist advice on your specific area of concern or in-depth analysis which seeks to help you in an area of your career. Clinics are for up to 30 minutes and include: Financial, Legal, Copyright, Artists Resale Right, Curatorial, and Publicity / Social Media. View information on our invited experts here.
  • Portfolio Review: get expert advice on how you present your practice. For artists at all stages of their career is an opportunity to get in-depth advice about how to move your practice to the next stage. Our experts this year include directors of internationally renowned public galleries, arts festivals and biennales. View biographies here.
  • Visual Artists Café – A space to meet one another. A space that encourages making new connections, meeting people and sharing networks. There will be representatives from arts organisations and galleries from all over the country.
  • The Café will also have Help-Desks to provide information and advice on practical matters such as sustaining a practice, legal advice, copyright, tax, available funding.
  • Tasty Lunch!


Jane Morrow

Noel Kelly

Taking part

Irish Museum of Modern Art

Irish Museum of Modern Art

Dublin, Ireland


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