The gallery is closed from 12 August to 3 September 2019

Olivier Cornet Gallery

3 Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1, Ireland


087 288 7261

Tues to Friday: 11am - 6pm (8pm on Thurs)
Sat & Sun: 12 noon - 5pm

'Concerning the Other', a collaborative curatorial project

First presented at the Olivier Cornet Gallery from 10th September to 8th October 2017

The show is touring in 2018/2019. Confirmed venues include Queen Street Gallery and Studios (QSS) in Belfast (8th-29th March 2018) and An Táin Arts Centre in Dundalk (5th March - 6th April 2019).

Artists: Brian Fay, Claire Halpin, James Hanley RHA, Joanna Kidney, Eoin Mac Lochlainn, Miriam McConnon, Kate Murphy, Ben Readman, Gail Ritchie and Susanne Wawra.

Concerning the Other is a collaborative art project that took place over ten weeks during the summer of 2017. It involved ten contemporary artists working together on one hundred pieces of art, to promote diversity and concern for minorities in these days of mounting racism and intolerance.

The artists involved were: James Hanley RHA, Brian Fay, Claire Halpin, Joanna Kidney, Eoin Mac Lochlainn, Gail Ritchie, Miriam McConnon, Kate Murphy, Ben Readman and Susanne Wawra. The project was curated by Olivier Cornet, Claire Halpin and Eoin Mac Lochlainn.

It began as a virtual project as the artists were invited to create an initial image which was then emailed on to the next artist in the group. The second artist responded by working over it and then emailing it on to the third artist who also responded and passed it on. The process continued until each of the ten artists had worked on each of the ten images. It was a creative and engaging experience for the artists involved, each gaining a lot from encountering the varied working methods and creative processes of the other artists.

We opted for the best quality possible by using the services of Black Church Print Studios, Dublin.

Technique used: Digital pigment printing
Paper: Hahnemühle archival paper, 308 gsm

Each print is available in the following sizes (in an edition of 10 for each size):
A5 150 euro
A4 200 euro
A3 300 euro
A2 350 euro
A1 450 euro

The exhibition was first shown in the Olivier Cornet Gallery from the10th of September to the 6th of October 2017. It was opened by RHA Director Patrick T. Murphy on the 10th of September.

The final ten artworks along with a selected number of ‘in-between’ prints were exhibited at the gallery. The show there also included individual works by each artist (either a newly developed piece or an existing work, in any medium, responding to the theme of Concerning the Other or in response to their collaboration in the project.)

Crowd funding was also a part of the project, an element which was there to primarily raise awareness for the project as opposed to raising a large amount of finance. The main costs of the project was the printing of the final artworks for exhibition. We organised it through an Irish online organisation: Fund it. Click here to see our project on their website.

You can also follow this project on facebook: ConcerningTheOther

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