The Desmond Guinness Scholarship is awarded annually by the Irish Georgian Society to an applicant or applicants engaged in research on the visual arts of Ireland, 1600-1900, including the work of Irish architects, artists and craftsmen at home and abroad. Preference will be given to work based on original documentary research. The Scholarship is intended primarily for applicants who are not yet established at an advanced professional level in research or publication of the visual arts. From 2015, the Scholarship has been supported by members of the Society's London Chapter.
More information on how to apply can be foundon our website. Application forms must be submitted by 2pm on Friday, 6th November 2015.
Russborough Study Day: Heritage Housekeeping: Philosophy and Practice
The Irish Georgian Society, in association with the Institute of Conservators and Restorers Ireland (ICRI), are partnering to deliver a good housekeeping in historic houses study day in Russborough House. Owners, managers and curators of heritage properties, both in public and private care, are encouraged to attend in order to learn about the importance of good housekeeping and receive expert advice on the care and conservation of their collections.
Date: 26th November 2015, 10:00am - 5:00pm Venue: The Saloon, Russborough House, Blessington, County Wicklow Price: €90/€80 (IGS & ICRI members rate).
Speakers: Katy Lithgow, Head Conservator, The National Trust, UK (keynote speaker); Lesley-Ann Hayden, The Heritage Council’s Co-ordinator for the Museum Standards Programme for Ireland; Jessica Baldwin, Chair of Institute of Conservers and Restorers in Ireland; Simone Mancini, Head of Conservation, National Gallery of Ireland; Susan Corr, Fergus Purdy, and Cliodna Devitt.
We're appealing to our members to kindly volunteer a couple of hours of their time on Thursday 12th or Friday 13th November to help us out in the office, to package up our annual Members mailshot. Tea, coffee and cake will be provided!
If you would like to help out please email Roisin with your availability or call the office (01 679 8675).
Koimeterion I: Photographs of Cemeteries from Ireland and Mexico
A photographic exhibition of work by photographer and artist Alejandro Gomez de Tuddo, curated by Jean-Philippe Imbert (Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Sexuality Studies, DCU). Born in Mexico City, Alejandro studied photography at the École Nationale de Photographie of Arles in France and at the International Center of Photography (ICP) of New York; and cinematography at New York University (NYU). He lives between Rome & Mexico City, and his work can be viewed here.
Wednesday, 4th November - Saturday, 14th November, 2015, 12.00 - 6.00 pm, at the City Assembly House.More info.
Dublin Book Festival at the City Assembly House
Sunday, 15th November, 1.00pm – 2.00pm - Crime in The City: Alex Barclay, Jarlath Gregory, Jason Johnson and Louise Phillips, in conversation with Vanessa Fox-O’Loughlin. More info.
Sunday,15th November, from 2.30pm – 3.30pm - Mastering the Deal: Life After the Creative Writing MA With Paula McGrath, Henrietta McKervey and Susan Stairs, in conversation with James Ryan. More info.
Describing Architecture: 'Memory and Place'
For the third consecutive year, the Irish Georgian Society is delighted to host Describing Architecture, as part of the Open House Dublin festival. The annual exhibition reveals unseen aspects of architecture as a creative practice, alongside its critical relationship to the visual arts and the work of artists. In 2015, the exhibition will continue its exploration of the 'Memory and Place' theme including commissioned works and a free programme of events, talks, guided tours and workshops taking place around the city.
Friday, October 16th - Sunday, 1st November, 2015, 12.00 - 6.00 pm. More info.
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