Artist-in-residence Aileen Barr's second workshop with Artlink's members included a detailed introduction to ceramic glazes and techniques. Participants worked on pieces made on the first workshop, which had since been bisque fired. They learned about how to choose an appropriate glaze, brushing techniques of glaze application, and decorating work with underglazes.
These photographs record a delightful experimental drawing workshop lead by Artlink artist-in-residence Anaïs Tondeur. This was the first of two workshops, the first of which focused on the making of various 'body extensions' (based on kites, flags, parachutes etc. designed by the participants) to realise drawings with the wind.
Aileen's ceramic workshop held at Artlink last Friday was a great success. She introduced the 16 participants to the history of her work and talked about her approach to collaboration with members of the community. She then moved on to practical demonstrations of a range of techniques involved in tile making.
The places available on the workshop were filled within just a few hours of the event being posted on our Facebook page, showing that there is obviously a great demand for ceramic workshops!. Artlink is currently redeveloping and improving the ceramics facilities available on site and we look forward to hosting other workshops with artists in this area.
Leonie Tang, a Dublin-based artist, has created a camera obscura opposite the entrance hut at Fort Dunree.
The term Camera Obscura comes from the latin meaning ‘darkened chamber’, and is the earliest known imaging devise and the precursor of the modern day photographic camera. This site-specific installation makes use of the small shutter windows and darkened interior to create a panorama of images within the space, which change with the light and the time of day. It is charming and wonderful, evocative and educative.
“This installation will educate even the stranger to the photographic practice on everything from the history of photographic process, to the science behind optics, to the artistic endeavours of the photographic medium - and all within a spectacular interactive domain.” Leonie Tang
The installation was open until mid-September, Monday to Friday from 12h00 to 16h30 and Saturday/Sunday from 13h to 16h30.