Contemporary Visual Culture lecturer, Dr Niamh Ann Kelly will be launching her fantastic new book on the visual commemoration of the Irish Famine at the Irish Museum of Modern art this coming Friday, 24th August. The event will include talks by Dr Kelly and Professor Colin Graham. To find out more and reserve a (free) place at the launch, click here.

The book is published by IB Tauris and available in all good bookshops!

Niamh Ann Kelly will be talking about her brilliant new book ‘Imaging the Great Irish Famine’ @IMMAIreland next Friday 24th July, 3pm and I’m delighted to be saying a few words to launch it. — Colin Graham (@19acres) August 17, 2018

Study Trip to London

At the end of the last academic year, a group of Postgraduate and Undergraduate students from CVC visited London with lecturers Dr Tim Stott and Dr Mary Ann Bolger.

A few of the highlights included:

Behind-the-scenes tour of the Victoria and Albert Museum with Dr Moya Carey, Iran Heritage Foundation Curator for the Iranian Collections.

Meeting with V&A Head of Digital Media, Kati Price, who discussed digital marketing and publishing in the 21st century museum.

A day of modernist architecture for humans and animals, starting with a tour of the architectural highlights of London Zoo, including Berthold Lubetkin's iconic Penguin Pool.

Later students walked around Hampstead in the footsteps of the Bauhaus members who moved to London in the 1930s, ending with a tour of the Grade II* listed Willow Road by Erno Goldfinger.

An Arts Degree in an Art and Design School?

Thinking about filling the CAO change of mind? Why not consider adding the BA in Contemporary Visual Culture at DIT?
Here are some of the reasons why you should!

The BA Contemporary Visual Culture offers the benefits of an arts degree taught in an art and design school. The programme brings the past and the present together to understand how visual culture functions in today’s world.

Taught in tandem with studio-based courses, this honours degree programme provides an industry-focused grounding in theories of contemporary visual culture as well as art and design history and a range of related subjects such as aesthetics, gender studies and exhibitions. The teaching aims to apply theory to practice, including project-based learning and lots of fieldwork as well as more traditional methods.

The course has outstanding connections to cultural institutions in Dublin and further afield. All second year CVC students are offered an opportunity to carry out an industry-based research placement; …

Real World Engagement Guest Lecturer Simon O'Connor

This week’s guest lecturer in the Real World Engagement series run by BA Contemporary Visual Culture is Simon O’Connor, Director of the new Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI). Simon O'Connor is a composer, curator and founding Director of MoLI, whose career in the creative industries has ranged from screaming punk rock in dive bars to classical composition, editorial design and publishing, branding and marketing, and co-founding the Little Museum of Dublin. We are delighted to welcome Simon back to speak about his new role. Date/Time: Tuesday, 24th April from 1.30pm to 2.30pm Location: Room NA003, North House Annex, Dublin Institute of Technology, Grangegorman, Dublin 7. All welcome.

Contemporary Chinese Image-making

Each year, CVC students join their studio-based colleagues in a "discipline history" module. Students can choose either art history, history of interior design, or graphic design history. In third year, these modules deal with recent and contemporary art and and design. This week, for example, the Design Now: graphics module had a lecture on contemporary image-making in China. The talk was given by our visiting colleague, Lulu Zhang, from Gen Dang Institute at the Beijing Institute of Technology in China.

Real World Engagement Guest Lecturer Wendy Williams

Wendy Williams's talk today dealt with how her experience as a design historian has influenced her work as a graphic and exhibition designer. She focused on two case studies, Conserving The Dream at St Fin Barre's Cathedral in Cork and the Eileen Gray exhibition at the National Museum of Ireland -- Collins Barracks. The lecture was also well attended by colleagues from the BA Visual Merchandising at DIT.

Today's Real World Engagement Guest Lecturer: Wendy Williams