St. Anne's Park
St Anne’s Park Sculpture Presentation
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Pinhole Photography Workshop with artist, Sophie Behal
Interested in making your own camera and developing your own photographs? Join our Pinhole Photography Workshop in St Anne’s Park and dive into a world of creativity!
Email email@example.com to book your place in one of the two weekend workshops. We operate on a first come first served basis. The participation to this workshop is free.
All the materials and equipment will be provided by the workshop facilitator. Open to 18+.
Workshop Location: The Red Stables, Tack Room.
Weekend Workshop 1: Friday 25th, 6-8pm & Saturday 26th March, 11-3pm
Weekend Workshop 2: Friday 22nd, 6-8pm & Saturday 23rd April, 1-5pm
Join artist Sophie Behal for a 2-day workshop, where you will construct your own pinhole camera from everyday items, shoot your photos within St Anne’s Park and develop the images in a temporary darkroom!
Echoing the focus of the proposed land art commission for St Anne’s Park on landscape and nature, participants will have the opportunity to experiment with composition, light and other image-making techniques.
Friday evening’s workshop will concentrate on making different types of cameras – from card, film spools, matchboxes and tins. In Saturday’s workshop, you will create your images and experience the magic of analogue photography by developing your photographs in a darkroom and watching the images appear!
About the artist:
Sophie Behal is a visual artist and educator based between Dublin and Kilkenny. Her artistic practice is mainly in sculptural installation, which can also include audio, text, photographic and performative elements. Her strong awareness of the history of sculpture and photography, and the philosophy of spatiality, presents works where there is a tension between the innate properties of materials, the form they eventually take and their relationship to time. Sophie has worked on creative projects for children with Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, the RHA and Glasnevin Educate Together National School.
St Anne’s Park Sculpture Commission:
This workshop is taking place in the context of the Sculpture Dublin land art commission for St Anne’s Park. Artist, Iván Argote has been commissioned by Sculpture Dublin to create a new sculpture for St Anne’s Park in 2022. Find out more here: https://www.sculpturedublin.ie/st-annes-park/
Visual Artists Ireland Café – St Anne’s Park Commission
Workshops with St Brendan’s Boys School and artist, Jean Cleary
In September and October 2021, Jean Cleary worked with students from St Brendan’s Boys School, near St Anne’s Park, to explore and create 3D objects with reference to the St Anne’s Park commission.
St. Anne’s Park is located between the suburbs of Raheny and Clontarf, approximately four miles north-east of Dublin city centre. At 265 acres, St. Anne’s Park is the second-largest municipal park in Dublin. Situated next to the coast, it overlooks North Bull Island and attracts locals from surrounding areas as well as day-trippers. It is one of the last remaining examples of an Irish demesne landscape in Dublin city and encompasses a wide swathe of land and an array of amenities and facilities. It is famed for its rose gardens, and occasionally hosts concerts and other outdoor events.
A land artwork is being commissioned for St. Anne’s Park. Invited artists will be asked to consider a site within the original historic parkland and propose a response to it that is grand in scale and concept, using earth from the park itself.
This is a limited competition. A long-list of artists has been nominated by an international panel of experts, including Barbara Dawson, Annie Fletcher, Katerina Gregos and Lisa Le Feuvre. Find out more about the nominators and the commission here.
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