Showing posts from February, 2018

CVC Lecturer EL Putnam's Performance Art in Hugh Lane

Earlier this month, CVC Lecturer EL Putnam staged a performance in the Dublin City Gallery, the Hugh Lane, as part of the GradCAM 10th Anniversary Gert Biesta Seminar. Her piece Bio-Pedagogy was a response to the Joseph Beuys blackboards in the Gallery's permanent collection. More details here:

CVC Visiting Lecturer Dr Mel Farrell

The week's Real World Engagement lecture was given by historian Dr Mel Farrell. Mel examined the role of the visual in history, echoing themes addressed in CVC module 'Whose History?' and showed some great examples of Irish election posters from the Free State years. He went on to outline his role within the Irish Humanities Alliance, reminding us of the excellent career pathways available to humanities graduates, including CVC graduates. See

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!