Limerick, Ireland
Superhandedness, 2018. Bea McMahon in collaboration with Dennis McNulty; sculpture and performance prop, dimensions variable. Photograph: Müge Yilmaz.

August / September Newsletter 2022

Put your foot in it – a new commission by artist Bea McMahon as part of EVA’s Partnership Project initiative 

We’re delighted to announce Put your foot in it – a new commission by artist Bea McMahon as part of EVA’s Partnership Project initiative. Put your foot in it is an expansive project that will unfold through 2022 and 2023, culminating in its presentation as part of the 40th EVA International – Ireland’s Biennial of Contemporary Art, taking place in venues across Limerick, from 31 August to 29 October 2023.  The project will consist of a series of performance and video works, produced through a series of collaborative workshops with artistic partners, exploring comedic tropes through language, materials and bodies. For further information please click here.

EVA launch Production Leadership Programme

The Production Leadership Programme is EVA’s pilot initiative to support research and training in areas of technical production for the visual arts in the Limerick region. The programme for 2022 – 2023 consists of a one-year structured programme of training and mentorship, focussing on the technical and curatorial production of EVA’s 40th edition in Autumn 2023. Participants in the programme will work alongside the EVA team in the role of ‘Associate Producer’, receive training workshops with partner arts organisations in Ireland and internationally, including GIBCA (Göteborg Biennial of Contemporary Art and Patina Art Collection Care Ltd ), in addition to undertaking independent research. Appointed participants will receive fees and training-related expenses for the duration of the programme. This programme is possible through the support of the Arts Council of Ireland and Limerick City and County Council.

39th EVA International publications, free PDF download and printed copies available to purchase

The release of two publications that record and respond to the 39th EVA International programme (2020/2021). The set includes a catalogue that charts the edition’s three phases, including texts on all of the participating artists and projects, an essay by Nathan O’Donnell, and extensive image documentation. The accompanying Little did they know publication focusses on the four key research projects of the Guest Programme, curated by Merve Elveren. The publications are designed by Alex Synge / The First47. The publications are available to purchase as a set of printed copies (link here) and also as freely downloadable PDFs (here and here).

Platform Commissions Artist Q&A’s 

A series of Artist Q&A’s with Platform Commissions artists Sarah Durcan, Phillip McCrilly, Sharon Phelan, Frank Sweeney, Cliodhna Timoney, and Amna Walayat. The artists briefly introduce their project for the 40th EVA International and their working practice. For further information please click here.

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