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. 

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