CVC Visiting Lecturer Sean Kissane

Our Real World Engagement series continued this week with a marvelous lecture from Sean Kissane (Curator, Exhibitions, IMMA) on his curatorial practice. Sean is a highly experienced and respected curator and art writer; a list of his recent exhibitions offers a snapshot of cutting-edge contemporary curatorial practice. These include:  Leonora Carrington, Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera, Isaac Julien, Carlos Garaicoa, Rivane Neuenschwander and Shahzia Sikander. Solo exhibitions with Irish artists include Alice Maher, James McKenna, Cecil King, Hughie O'Donoghue, Alan Phelan and Orla Barry.

CVC and Fine Art lecturer Brian Fay has work in the group show Akroma at the Riga Art Museum, Latvia.

CVC Visiting Lecturer Elaine McDevitt (ICAD)

Elaine McDevitt gave CVC students and colleagues from Vis Com the benefit of her experience of working as a manager in the advertising and design sector in Ireland. She drew attention to the long (but hidden) history of women in the advertising and design industries and cautioned against misspelling the name of the Creative Director to whom you are applying for a job!
Elaine also brought us goodies!

CVC Visiting Lecturer Sheena Barrett (LAB)

Our Real World Engagement Guest Lecturer lunch-time series kicked off today with a great talk from Sheena Barrett,Curator at The Lab and Assistant Arts Officer, Dublin City Arts Office. Sheena spoke about the work of The Lab and reflected on the different ways in which audiences engage with objects in museums versus galleries. 
The Lab commissions a writer to develop a critical response for each show: another potential opportunity for CVC graduates! The talk was followed by a lively question and answer session. 
The Guest Lecturer series runs every Tuesday 1.30-2.30 in NA003, North House Annex, Grangegorman campus. The series is run in conjunction with the second year CVC Real World module where students are working on research placements in various cultural venues around Dublin. 

Monstrous Mothers at Open Day

CVC lecturer Dr EL Putnam will be giving a talk on 'Monstrous Mothers' as part of the Open Day events this Thursday 24 November at 10.30 in North House Studios. The talk will give an overview of cultural representations of monstrous mothers, surveying the fears and otherness manifest in these maternal figurations from Medea to Disney and Irish Contemporary Art.

Open Day This Thursday! DIT Grangegorman

Come along and see our new campus at DIT Grangegorman, meet the CVC staff and attend a sample lecture on Monstrous Mothers...

There will be information sessions on the CVC course at 10.00 and 4.00 in the North House Studios where you can meet current students and alumni as well as members of the course team.

See below for the full programme.

For queries please email

DIT Graduate Exhibition opens

The 2017 DIT Graduate Student Exhibition, entitled 'Making a Show', opened last night at the DIT Grangegorman campus @DITGradEx Excerpts from final year dissertations by the CVC students were presented in this beautiful booklet, designed by their colleagues in Visual Communications. 
Pick one up at our next Open Day!