In our Year Three Programme we invite an independant curator to work in partnership with the SCM staff to deliver an offsite exhibition, text and publication. We have been fortunate to work with some of the most exciting curators working in Ireland right now. The curatorial partnership runs each spring of the Academic Calendar. We will announce our curator Fellow in
The 2020 Curator of the join PFV and SC&M year 3 show iat Helena Tobin
Helena Tobin is an artist, researcher and educator based in rural Co. Tipperary. She holds an MA in Visual Art Practices from IADT, Dun Laoghaire and BA Fine Art from Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork. Through the use of mixed media and installation, Helena explores and questions structures of belief, and how these, often hidden beliefs, affect our idea of culture, of our place in society and our concept of history.
Helena was co-founder of SITEATION, an artists’ collective and project space in Dublin (2012-2014) and in 2013 was an invited artist in residence at the Kilkenny Arts Festival. Helena has worked as assistant curator at the Fenton Gallery (2003-2009) and was assistant editor and project co-coordinator on ‘Representing Art in Ireland’, (2008). In 2010, she was awarded the Tipperary Council‘s Emerging Artist Bursary. She has been a member of Ormond Studios, Dublin, and the Backwater Studios, Cork, and works part-time as a photography tutor and workshop facilitator. Her work has been exhibited throughout Ireland and is in the collections of the OPW and Cork Institute of Technology. Helena is Director and curator at the South Tipperary Art Centre in Clonmel.
2019 3rd year Curators Vicky Langan & Max Le Cain
Over the course of a nine-year filmmaking collaboration, Vicky Langan and Maximilian Le Cain have created a distinctively intimate cinematic universe that has more recently expanded to include live performance. This audio-visual partnership is built on the strikingly fitting match between Langanʼs magnetic, often troublingly intense presence as a performer and Le Cainʼs distinctively jarring, disruptive visual rhythms. It has resulted in fifteen moving image works to date, including the Arts Council funded feature film Inside made for TULCA 2017, and an ongoing series of performances that began at the 2017 Lausanne Underground Film & Music Festival. These performances emerged from Play Ground, a 2017 short film created with the support of the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris as a tribute to the late Dutch filmmaker Frans Zwartjes. In 2018, they created a new performance, Double-Blind, for Cork Midsummer Festival. Langan / Le Cain are closely affiliated with Experimental Film Society, a company dedicated to the creation of uncompromisingly personal, formally challenging filmmaking. Based in Dublin, it has succeeded in forging a new and radically alternative Irish cinema. Through its distribution, their films have been widely screened at international venues and festivals. Select recent screenings, exhibitions and performances have taken place at: VISUAL as part of Carlow Arts Festival; VAI Get Together, IMMA; Process Festival, Riga; American Medium Gallery, New York; Cineautopsia: Festival de Cine Experimental de Bogotá, Colombia; Cinemateca Nacional de Ecuador, Quito; Triskel Christchurch Cinema, Cork.