A Seminar and screening form the third and final part of the international commemoration project, Radical Actions, at King House, Boyle tomorrow.
Curated by Linda Shevlin, Radical Actions takes the form of an exhibition of Irish artists Kennedy Browne (Gareth Kennedy/Sarah Browne), Duncan Campbell, Jesse Jones & Seamus Nolan at RMIT Galleries, Melbourne Australia; the exhibition “Bernadette” by Duncan Campbell at Roscommon Arts Centre.
This seminar will look at the legacy of revolution and activism in Ireland and the artists’ role in shaping future states. Speakers include Professor Luke Gibbons, artists Sarah Browne, Jesse Jones, Gareth Kennedy & Seamus Nolan, film maker Treasa O’Brien and photojournalist/videographer Paula Geraghty.
A special screening of the film Eat Your Children directed/written by Treasa O’Brien & co-directed/written by Mary Jane O’Leary will form part of the seminar. Eat Your Children documents the evolution of protest in modern day Ireland.
Tickets for Radical Actions are priced at €10 and include lunch. For bookings contact the Roscommon Arts Centre Box Office on: 090 662 5824
The running order for day is as follows
11.20am: Welcome and introduction by curator Linda Shevlin
11.30am: Screen Memories: Popular Imagery and the Rising. Prof. Luke Gibbons
12.15pm: Screening: Eat Your Children
2.40pm: Panel: The Evolution of Protest
Film maker Treasa O’Brien and photojournalist & videographer Paula Geraghty (Trade Union TV). Chair: Johnny Gogan, film maker and activist.
This panel will be discussing how protest has evolved and changed in modern Ireland, how we articulate our dissatisfaction. If not through protest, what are the preferred means?
3.30pm: Panel: The Artist as Activist
with artists Sarah Browne, Jesse Jones, Gareth Kennedy and Seamus Nolan. Chair: Liz Burns, Curator & Wexford Arts Officer.
Each of these artists exhibited work in Radical Actions Australia. This panel will discuss their work, practice and beliefs around the artists role in imagining future states.
4.15pm Finish. Wine Reception