Culture Night 2016 – Slide Carousel


Slide Carousel


For this years Culture Night the NSF presents Slide Carousel a series of short talks and presentations by the artists resident on the Floor. These 20mins presentations will explore the range and diversity of the artistic practices, methodologies and materials used by these artists. Come witness, explore and enjoy the opportunity to talk to the artists directly about their work.

All presentations will take place in the Mezz.



4.30 – 5.00 pm            James McCann – 99 Music Videos

James McCann is a multidisciplinary artist based between Scotland and Ireland. His recent work includes Sculptural installation, Performance and Film. He is currently enrolled at The Glasgow School of Art as a Practice Based PhD candidate. His research is looking at the relevance of Allegorical Theory in relation to recent developments in the documentary form. He is particularly interested in Artist who work with the documentary form.



5.00 – 5.30 pm           Peadar Lamb – A Public Artwork: An Insight

Peadar Lamb has exhibited nationally and internationally, with work in public and private collections in Europe, the Middle East, the USA, and Japan. In 2015 he was part of a successful rowing expedition from Ireland to Scotland in the traditional Irish currach. He has recently been awarded a public art commission while continuing to make new work for upcoming group and solo exhibitions.



5.30 – 6.00 pm          Sean MacCarthy – Natural Rhythm Artist

Sean MacCarthy born in 1957 studied at the Crawford College of Art & Design before completing a B.A Hons at Camberwell School of Art & Design in London. He completed a Diploma in Figurative Sculpture in Stafford College in order to develop his drawing style. This dedication to the traditions of drawing and sculpture has led him to being one of Ireland’s most highly respected figurative artists leading to large bronze commissions of Christy Ring, Bill Clinton and Ned Power.



6.00 – 6.30 pm         Fiona Desmond – Feet of Clay

Fiona Desmond is a ceramics graduate from CCAD achieving her BA in ceramics in 2002. She is also a design tutor with the Cork Educational Training Board since 2003, working with young people, elderly groups and night classes. Ceramics was her major in College but now she spends most of her time working with youth groups and garden sculpture has featured quite a bit. Feet of Clay project germinated here, incorporating ceramic forms with plant life.



6.30 – 7.00 pm          Blessing Sanyanga – Practice Makes Perfect

Blessing is a self-taught artist, his inspiration comes from day to day life and his sculptures are filled with essence of life itself from nature to wildlife to human culture. Preferring not to work from sketches and models Blessing works more directly with his materials. In 2014 Blessing won the Sculpture in Context New Ireland Assurance Sculpture Award at the National Botanic Gardens in Dublin.



7.00 – 7.30pm         James Hayes – A Visible Past

James L Hayes practice ranges from contemporary interpretations of sculptural legacies to site-specific interventionist work. Hayes has recently completed a number of large-scale site-specific public art works most recently in Northern Ireland. He is currently working on a long-term research project with the National Sculpture Factory. He is a lecturer in Sculpture at the CIT Crawford College of Art in Cork, Ireland.



7.30 – 8.00 pm       Alex Pentek – Urban Oasis

Alex Pentek is an Irish artist who has a growing portfolio of national and international work that explores different site specific ideas in a broad range of materials. His gallery work explores temporary mediums such as folded paper and sound performance which he has exhibited across Ireland, UK and Australia.