Visual Artists Café in Partnership with FLive Arts Festival – 15 Oct

Visual Artists Ireland are delighted to present a Visual Artists Café in collaboration with Fermangh Live Arts Festival, Enniskillen.

This Visual Artists Café event brings together artists from across Enniskillen and surrounding areas. We welcome artists and arts professionals to come along, share your work and build your network of peers and contacts.

The Café will consist of Show and Tell presentations from local artists, a VAI Help-Desk for one-on-one information sessions and a facilitated group discussion about the needs of local artists and the supports available to them.

Show and Tell

The purpose of Show and Tell is to allow artists to present work or concepts to each other in an informal atmosphere. The events are also intended to provide the wider general audience with an inside view of artistic practice.

It’s Easy to Take Part!

The format of Show & Tell is very simple. 10 artists are given 5 minutes each to present and speak about their work or concepts in 10 slides with time for discussion afterwards. To take part simply select the Show & Tell ticket option when registering and we will follow up with a handy list of tips so you can prepare your presentation easily.

Why Take Part?

Many of us feel uncomfortable or nervous when speaking in public about our art practice, Show & Tell is a great way to dispel these feelings and gain confidence by presenting to other artists who are in the same boat and who want to support you and see you do well. You will also get feedback from other artists on your work and see what other artists in your area are creating.

Book a Help Desk

Do you have an area in your practice you need help with or would just like some advice on where to go next? Get help in 10-minute one-on-one meetings with Rob Hilken, VAI’s Northern Ireland Manager. Help Desks will take place before the Show & Tell from 1pm to 2.30pm and there are six places available. Help Desks are free, booking is essential, BOOK HERE

Timetable

  • 13:00 – Help Desk Sessions (6 x 10 min one-on-one sessions with Rob Hilken)
  • 14.50 – Registration (Tea/Coffee)
  • 15:00 – Show and Tell + Q&A
  • 16:00 – Networking Opp (Tea/Coffee)
  • 16:15 – Facilitated discussion to identify key issues facing artists in the area with Rob Hilken and Noelle Mc Alinden (Artist and member of FLive Arts Festival Board of Directors)
  • 17:00 – Finish

Waterways Ireland Gallery
HQ Sligo Road
Enniskillen
Co Fermanagh

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