Samples-Studios is delighted to announce the release of Digital Art in Ireland: Reflections & Visuals (Blackwater Publishing, 2023). Digital Art in Ireland, which has been generously supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, was launched today, Friday 3rd November, at the Beta Festival in the Digital Hub Dublin.
Open access edition:
Digital Art in Ireland: Reflections & Visuals is a collection of images and essays that captures a snapshot of Irish digital art as it exists in the present moment. The book showcases the work of 12 contemporary artists through a series of visuals and practitioner reflections, featuring Andrew McSweeney, Cailean Finn, Cliona Harmey, Filip Berte, Elaine Hoey, Fiona McDonald, Mark Cullen, Martina Cleary, Nadia J. Armstrong, Mícheál Ó Catháin, Joseph Feller, Sarah Jayne Booth, and Trevor Furlong.
Artist contributions are coupled with a series of essays from leading scholars, critics and commentators, including “The Unimagined Future” (Gemma Tipton), “Digital Art: An Incomplete Story” (Conor McGarrigle), “Archiving Ireland’s Digital Art” (Catherine Bourne), “Digital Art & Social Inclusion” (Mary Galvin), “What Digital Angst Reveals” (Robin Parmar), and “Digital Art, Ireland, the Future” (Micheál O’Connell).
Digital Art in Ireland: Reflections & Visuals is a collaboration with Sample-Studios, one of Ireland’s largest artist studios and creative workspaces. Generously supported by the Arts Council of Ireland.
Call for Proposals: 2nd Symposium on Digital Art in Ireland
University College Cork, June 12024
The 2nd Symposium on Digital Art in Ireland, the national digital art symposium, will take place in the Aula Maxima in University College Cork on June 13th and 14th 2024. Proposals are now being accepted for the Symposium, which is organised by Sample-Studios and the Department of Digital Humanities and Future Humanities Institute, University College Cork. This Symposium offers an opportunity to share research and creative contributions within an engaging, collegial atmosphere comprising digital art scholars, artists and practitioners from Ireland and beyond. Thanks to generous support from the Arts Council of Ireland, there will be no registration fee for this event.
For submissions, see:
Bursaries of €150 will be made available for artists and practitioners, as well as researchers and scholars in precarious employment.