Limerick, Ireland
Image: Dresdener Gitter, 2018 by Slavs and Tatars.

May / June Newsletter 2023

Welcome to the EVA International Newsletter for May / June highlighting the most recent news and upcoming events in the EVA calendar.

#1 List of participating artists & partnerships announced for the 40th EVA International 

  • EVA announces the full list of participating artists for the 40th EVA International featuring over 50 presentations by Irish and international artists and collectives. The 40th EVA International opens across venues in Limerick city from 31 August through to 29 October 2023. For further information please click here.


#2 New glimpses into Bea McMahon’s Partnership Project for the 40th EVA International

  • New project imagery provides a glimpse into Bea McMahon’s Copy of Love (working title), commissioned by EVA for the 40th EVA International. The project comprises a year-long series of collaborative video and performance works exploring tropes of romantic comedy in collaboration with artistic partners. For further information please click here.


#3 Guest Programme partnership with Thomond Primary School announced 

  • A new project partnership with Thomond Primary School (Ballynanty, Limerick) will involve the work of Irish artist Deirdre O’Mahony and Berlin-based Slavs and Tatars in the development of new contemporary artwork in collaboration with the school and its pupils. Artist Deirdre O’Mahony will be working with the Thomond Primary School Gardening Club to create a permanent micro-forest and biodiversity haven titled Snaky River Forest. Whilst the artist collective Slavs and Tatars will present a number of artworks on the school grounds that explore ideas of race and colonialism in the traditions of children’s educational literature. For further information please click here.


#4 EVA’s visitor engagement team is expanding – recruitment deadline 22 May

  • We’re seeking expressions of interest for the 40th EVA International visitor engagement team which commences throughout August-October 2023. The visitor engagement team will play an important role in mediating artworks with public audiences, providing outstanding visitor experience at the exhibition front of house, and supporting the EVA team with behind the scenes operations. For further information please click here.


#5 Orla Barry’s artwork co-commissioned by EVA for the 39th edition, SPIN SPIN SCHEHERAZADE tours Ireland

  • SPIN SPIN SCHEHERAZADE is a live artwork by Orla Barry, performed by Einat Tuchman her longstanding collaborator that was co-commissioned by EVA for the 39th edition. It blends autofiction and oral history to create a humorous and passionate monologue. The performance is rooted in an artistic form of ‘barefoot anthropology’, recounting Barry’s tenuous interactions with the land, farming, man, and animal. It reflects on the culture of disconnection from the natural world and the boundaries of art and the rural every day. For further information and tour dates please click here.


#6 New team members appointed for the 40th EVA International

  • We’re delighted to welcome new team members Dylan Ryan (Visitor Engagement Manager), Fiona Gordon (Communications Coordinator) and Helena Czernecka (Artist Liaison) who have recently joined the 40th EVA International team.