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FAF Showcase Evening 6:
Thursday, 16th October, at the Lab


Is the notion of artists doing their own thing still valid or is it considered a romantic idea? How does it stand in relation to conventions, markets, and established values?
Doing your own thing implies an individualistic activity. What are the concerns that artists have in relation to: the role of the audience, their relationship with the art community, and the demands of art institutions?

Guest speakers for the evening were Kieran McBride and Anne Maree Barry

Ivan Twohig
Clea van der Grijn - absent
Esperanza Collado
Majella Clancy - absent
Aoife Flynn
Louise Cherry
Suzanne Mooney
Paul Harris
Jesamyn Fiore

Kieran McBride, introducing the theme of the showcase


Anne Maree Barry, a short presentation of her latest work


Ivan Twohig



Louise Cherry



Suzanne Mooney , FAF and Esperanza Collado, Experimental Film Club



work of Paul Harris


Jesamyn Fiore, presenting thisisnotashop


About the Showcase Evenings
Currently we, FAF, are running a series of Showcase Evenings at The Lab, Foley street with the support of Dublin City Council and Visual Artists Ireland. To date we have had in excess of 30 selected participating artists.
For the Showcase events, each artist is represented by a 3 minute video segment of a showreel DVD that is then projected in the space. The FAF Showcase Evenings were established as a forum for discussion, as well as Showcasing the artists’ works to their peers and to other interested parties. At the Showcases, the artists are in attendance, along with anyone else who would like to attend (curators, other artists and the generally curious) and an informal discussion is had during the projection and after. A DVD of the event is produced and archived. The intention of these events is to encourage discussion and debate with artists around their arts practice within an informal setting.
In addition to the SHowcase events, FAF will also be publishing a series of articles in Visual Artists’ News, by a series of commissioned writers. The commissioned writers so far have been Danny McCarthy and Julie Forrester, Paul O'Brien. The writer for this showcase is Rayne Booth, and the article will be published in the January/February issue of VAN.