OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

DEADLINE: November 7th, 2022

Gallery Asna is now accepting submissions from artists for its 2023 programme.

Gallery Asna welcomes submissions from artists working in all styles and mediums, including painting, drawing, print, ceramic, sculpture, video, installation and mixed media.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Please include, all in one document:

Proposal Outline (Max 500 words)

Brief statement of artistic practice

CV & Website

6 – 8 images (please include your initials in filenames)

Successful artists will be notified by the end of November  and will be awarded a three week exhibition in 2022 (February – December).

Please email applications to info@clonarts.com

(Please mark subject field “Open Call”).

FALL - Amna Walayat

Fall: In the Name of Shame series is a new body of work by Amna Walayat that explores female embodiment and cultures of shame in the context of Ireland and Pakistan. According to Islamic tradition when a woman becomes pregnant, a paradise opens automatically under her feet. However, women and children often become victims of a “culture of shame”, with murder, exploitation, and related violence common throughout the world. These new works draw on the narrative of the fall of Adam and Eve and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden to consider cultures of shame in a contemporary moment.

Amna Walayat is a Cork-based Pakistani-born emerging mixed media visual artist. Her current practice is based on traditional and neo-Indo-Persian Miniature painting, expressing her hybrid cultural experiences and her position as a migrant artist. Her work is currently included in the yearlong exhibition The Narrow Gate of Here and Now at IMMA (2021-2022), 191 RHA (Oct 2021) She has recently mounted her work in Dublin Arts and Human Rights Festival in Chester Beatty and Mill Theatre (15-24 Oct) and a two-person show at LHQ (March 2021). Amna is working with Cork County Council as a Creative Producer in residence supported by Creative Ireland. She is M.A. in Modern and Contemporary Art History, Theory and Criticism from UCC and a recipient of many awards including Arts Council Ireland Next Generation Award 2021.

“Fall” is a travelling exhibition in ASNA gallery that was originally Commissioned and curated by Pluck Projects, Visual Arts Curators in Residence for the Cork Midsummer Festival June 2022 and supported by MTU CCAD.

Alan Mongey

CODES OF CONDUCT  is a continuing body of work, exploring themes of war, surveillance, control and propaganda.

Mongey is particularly interested in how we view these subjects through the media. Never has this been more pertinent than at this particular juncture in history, and society. 

This body of work comprises a selection of paintings, sculptures, drawings, and mixed media, influenced by living and working as an Irish artist in the middle east for several years. The exhibition is an investigation into how people can be shaped and manipulated. Mongey explores social conditioning, often employing humour in place of emotion and pathos, in regards to childhood play, cultural references, and propaganda. 

Events

Alan Mongey: Codes of Conduct

Alan Mongey: Codes of Conduct

CODES OF CONDUCT  is a continuing body of work, exploring themes of war, surveillance, control and propaganda. Mongey is particularly interested in how we view these subjects through the media. Never has this been more pertinent than at this particular juncture...

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ROGHA Collective: “Of Granite”

ROGHA Collective: “Of Granite”

Of Granite is a touring exhibition  by ROGHA Collective, bringing the art and craft of South Armagh to West Cork.   Of Granite is a rich and vibrant showcase of work reflecting the artists' and makers' deep connection to their surrounds and translation of the...

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Lesley Cox: ‘Falling into Blue’

Lesley Cox: ‘Falling into Blue’

Lesley’s passion is painting in oils and her inspirations are the beautiful rural and coastal landscapes that surround her, capturing the particular Irish light and tones is her ultimate goal. Lesley’s work explores themes of containment, secrecy and memory. She...

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Jamie Ashforth: ‘Thaw’

Jamie Ashforth: ‘Thaw’

I am interested in the relationship between environment and the body and blurring the line between inside and outside disrupts how the spaces we inhabit impact us sensorially. This series of work explores touch, and the way both tactile and ephemeral stimuli evoke an...

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Ally Zlatar & James Hallinan

Ally Zlatar & James Hallinan

‘Body Room’ brings together the work of Glasgow-based Canadian painter Ally Zlatar and Cork-based painter James Hallinan. Both artists deal with experiences of the body as a site of mental illness / alienation and anxiety through modernist painting processes. Zlatar’s...

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Jack Knowles: ‘The Chess Tables’

Jack Knowles: ‘The Chess Tables’

'I documented the skateboarding scene in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. The area is known as the Chess Tables and skaters go there for its smooth concrete surface and its social scene; that grew in popularity due to covid restrictions limiting access to skate parks. The...

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Thady Trá: ‘What I See’

Thady Trá: ‘What I See’

Quotes from Thady: "I'm a West Cork-based photographer who has been studying the art of photography for the last 3 years. I have also built a community darkroom in Clonakilty where I have been developing and hand printing my photos for the last year." "Yes, I shoot...

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Members’ Christmas Exhibition

Members’ Christmas Exhibition

It's that time of the year again, The Members Christmas Exhibition.A selection of Art work by local West Cork artists, that will make the perfect gift at Christmas.OPENING 7.30PM FRIDAY THE 3RD OF DECEMBER,EXHIBITION RUNS TILL THE 24TH OF DECEMBER.

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Kinsale Atlantic Artists: ‘Serendipity’

Kinsale Atlantic Artists: ‘Serendipity’

We are delighted to invite you to the opening an Exhibition of work by Kinsale Atlantic Artists at Clonakilty Community Arts Centre. The exhibition, 'Serendipity' opens on Sat 6th Nov at 7.30pm. Kinsale Atlantic Artists are a group of Artists living in and around...

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Natasha Pike: ‘Tropisms’

Natasha Pike: ‘Tropisms’

Tropisms presents a close-knit family of abstract painting, made objects and a hybridity of both.The exhibition borrows its title from modernist writer Nathalie Sarraute’s 1939 novel, and also utilises the concept of the terms definition; the biological movements of...

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Tom Weld

Tom Weld

Painter, draughtsman and teacher with a special interest in art and its relationship with the land and agriculture. He was born in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, and was untrained. Weld started painting during reading for an English degree at university, after which...

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James Waller: ‘Balance The Roses’

James Waller: ‘Balance The Roses’

This Friday the 9th of July at 7.30 pm we are delighted to be having an Exhibition by James Waller, Balance The Roses. A collection of paintings, prints, and poems. Figure and fugue sequences, juxtaposing the figurative and the abstract, the Baroque and the Modern....

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Michael McSwiney

Michael McSwiney

Michael portrays a world of abandoned, often threatening panoramas of land and sea. The influence of colour and atmospherics from living so close to the Atlantic Ocean are intertwined into his paintings. These layered/textured,sometimes ‘abstract expressionistic’...

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