VAWF, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork

24 June 2016, 10–5pm

Lewis Glucksman Gallery, in partnership with Cork Midsummer Festival, is delighted to host the fifth Visual Arts Workers Forum at University College Cork on Friday 24 June 2016.

Voice your criticality, inspire your peers, debate your concerns. VAWF 2016 is a platform for the visual arts community in Ireland to share information, ideas and strategies around three key themes: Activism, Networking and Spaces. The day will conclude with a special performance in the gallery spaces by artist Amanda Coogan.

The fifth Visual Arts Workers Forum took place at University College Cork and was hosted by Lewis Glucksman Gallery in partnership with Cork Midsummer Festival.

Visual Arts Workers Forum (VAWF) is a forum for visual arts workers in Ireland to enable an open conversation and forum for debate. It is for all visual arts workers – artists, art writers, art students, curators, art historians, educators, arts officers, private gallerists, art technicians, archivists, studio managers, facilitators, art administrators – anyone who works in the visual arts. VAWF works across the arts network and is a flexible, mobile initiative, directed by the attitudes of visual arts workers, as and when they evolve.

Tickets are €10 for independent practitioners/students and €20 for those institutionally affiliated (excluding booking fees).

Proceeds from ticket sales help to fund independent speakers’ participation. Please note that in the past, all forums have sold out. Tickets for this year’s forum are limited, so early booking is advised. VAWF is an independent, not-for-profit and non-funded initiative.

VAWF (Visual Arts Ireland Forum) is a forum for visual arts workers in Ireland to enable an open conversation and forum for debate. Pictured left to right: Noel Kelly, Cecily Brennan, Lian Bell, Chris Clarke.

Speakers include Lian Bell (Waking The Feminists), Rayne Booth (Dublin Gallery Weekend), Cecily Brennan (Artist), Michelle Browne (Artist), Valerie Byrne (Director, Cork Printmakers), Helen Carey (Director, Firestation), Vaari Claffey (Independent Curator), Chris Clarke (Senior Curator, Glucksman), Miranda Driscoll (Director, Sirius), Orla Flynn (Vice-President External Affairs, CIT), Tessa Giblin/Rachael Gilbourne (VAWF), Kath Gorman (Curator, Cork Midsummer), Fiona Kearney (Director, Glucksman), Noel Kelly (CEO/Director, Visual Artists Ireland), Mary McCarthy (Chair, Culture Ireland/Director, National Sculpture Factory), John McLaughlin (Architect), Niamh O’Malley (artist), Padraig Spillane (artist/curator), Pauliina Ståhlberg (Director Finnish Institute in London), and Jonathan Watkins (Director, IKON, Birmingham).