Contemporary Art: Appreciation, Making and Collecting – Maurice Quillinan
November 18 - November 19| €260
Date: 18th – 19th November 2023
Medium: All media
Participants: Maximum 10
Course level: All levels
He has taught at the LSAD, Mac Master, IADT, NCAD and UL.
He has curated and project managed many exhibitions and site specific works both in Ireland and abroad. Recently curating a group exhibition which toured China, entitled ‘Youyi Visual’ a government to government initiative celebrating forty years of Irish diplomatic relations with China. The Youyi project encompassed exhibitions, talks and practical demonstrations which has developed into cooperation between Chinese art schools and Chinese artists exhibiting in Ireland.
About the course
What is contemporary art, who makes it and why?
An artwork is in general predicated upon line, shape, tone, colour, pattern and form. Art’s purpose in this instance is formed to give the viewer a visual experience which depends on viewer’s history of life experiences. For instance, two people seeing a building on fire; one has previous experience of being in a fire, the other not. Both will witness the blaze in two totally different ways… Contemporary art currently covers a vast panoply of styles, non-styles, materials, philosophies and concepts, emanating from European drawing based artworks cross pollinated with American process based artworks.
Both practical and theoretical, the course is intended for art lovers and art makers, as well as collectors. It brings the participant into the world of contemporary art, to explore how to experience an art work, how to look at artworks, how to communicate about them and who makes what and why. It looks at art’s cultural and societal relevance, significance and importance of visual culture in our lives. Why and how to collect artworks, from both the primary and secondary art markets. How to frame and conserve artworks. The importance of getting to know practitioners and visiting their studios.
* The course takes place in Artform modern light-filled seaside studio with 24hr access for each participant, and runs from 11am to 5pm on the first day and from 10am to 4pm on the subsequent days. Cost does not include accommodation, on request Artform offers artist accommodation options. Details on art materials (if required) and safety will be provided after signing up to the course. Artform operates Health and Safety studio policy in keeping with updated national guidelines (for further information please see here https://www.artform.ie/covid-19/).