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MONTO Print ‘n’ Run / Criunniú na NÓg - 23rd June 2018

21st-Century Slogans for the MONTO: Drop-In Screen Printing Workshop

23 June. All ages welcome - Drop in any time between 11AM - 3PM.

Location: Oonagh Young Gallery, James Joyce St. Dubiln 1

Participants of all ages are invited to the Oonagh Young Gallery to hand-print T-shirts with a MONTO slogan of your choice. Create a bespoke T-shirt featuring slogans developed by students and young adults working with artist Kathryn Maguire. This event has been organised and produced by Fire Station Artists’ Studios and Oonagh Young Gallery working with students from The Model School (Marlborough Street, Dublin 1) and NCCCAP (North Centre City Community Action Project).

International Refugee Week -18th to 22nd June 2018

For a second year, Fire Station Artists’ Studios are marking International Refugee Week 18-22 June, highlighting and celebrating the work of artists and thinkers from other countries who find themselves in Ireland, and who are going through the Irish Asylum Seekers system.

Fire Station Artists’ Studios works with International Refugee Week, to highlight the enormous contribution by the refugee population to our diverse and rich culture and society.

Venue: The Project Space, 9-12 Lower Buckingham Street, Dublin 1

Programme for Refugee Week

Monday 18 June 17h00 Ni to, ni sio – neither this, nor that: Gay asylum seeker in between Russia and “the West”
‘In Russia, gay people are understood as brought from the ‘West’: we are considered alien to the Russian culture and society, a threat to the ‘Russian universe’. This political condition of queerness breeds violence and mis-recognition. As we find ourselves in the ‘West’ fleeing from hostility and danger, we are also someone brought from the outside, cultural and social aliens. This talk is a personal story of finding myself in this position in between two confronting logics, neither here, nor there, in the space of nullified belonging.’
Evgeny Shtorn is a civil society activist, organiser and LGBT researcher from Russia. He worked at a think-tank back in Russia when he faced threats and had to flee. His interests include queer art and studies, literature and poetry.

Tuesday 19 June 14h30 Tuqa Al-Sarraj will talk about her childhood in Gaza, her experiences in the West Bank, and how her practice as an artist now Ireland is unfolding.
Tuqa Al-Sarraj was born in 1993, Palestine: she is a young artist and activist who now works and lives in Co. Kildare. Her work mainly focuses on political, cultural and social issues through her personal experiences and memories. Her work was presented at IAAP (2017); Centre social, Georges Brassens (2016); Goethe Institut (2016); copy room studio (2016); KHiO (2015).

Tuesday 19 June 15h30
Coming from Pakistan and living in Ireland, Hina Kahn will talk about her work and what informs it, which include social issues, such as trauma, child abuse or prostitution and her methods in drawing and painting. Her current work concerns boundaries, both visible and invisible.

Hina Khan is the inaugural awardee of the CREATE-Ireland and Fire Station Artists’ Studios Residency for Artist from a Minority Ethnic Background. With a Masters in Fine Arts (Miniature Painting) from FJWU University, in Pakistan, and has exhibited in Vogue Art Gallery, Lahore. Hina has exhibited in Castlebar’s Linen Hall and Ballinrobe May Day celebration. Hina lives with her family in Ballyhaunis.

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FSAS 2018 Graduate Awards with DIT

We are delighted to announce that the FSAS 2018 Graduate Awards with DIT went to Gemma Brown (Sculpture) and Emily Brennan and Jessica McCumisky (Digital Media)

Curating in the 21st Century: Summer School with Morgan Quaintance 2018 - Deadline Extended