126 Artist Talk 2 | Applying for postgraduate art programmes
Amanda Ralph, MAVIS Programme Director, IADT
5pm | 6th November 2012
126 Gallery | Queen Street | Galway
126 presents the second in a series of artist talks.
Applying for postgraduate art programmes
Amanda Ralph, Programme Director of the MA in Visual Arts Practices (IADT) will conduct a meet and greet session to discuss applications to postgraduate art programmes. While there will be specific information provided on the MAVIS programme, Amanda will also discuss her own experience of applying to and studying in the United States along with general advice regarding proposals for study at Masters level. Recent graduates (critics, curators and artists), and those about to graduate or those interested in pursuing postgraduate art programmes are welcome.
The session will include a presentation entitled “You don’t do art for no good reason. It costs so much” James Turrell, Sunday Independent, 1991, which focuses on one of the research themes that will be taken up during the 2013 MAVIS programme.
Amanda Ralph is an artist whose practice is based on ideas generated though consideration of material in the public realm and has previously developed ideas working at the Centre for Creative Photography, Tucson, the Coroner’s Court Dublin, the Economic and Social Research Institute and the Multiple Sclerosis Care Centre, Dublin. Amanda is Programme Director of the MA in Visual Arts Practices at Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology. She holds an M.Sc. from Trinity College Dublin, an MFA from the University of Arizona Tucson, and a BA(Hons) from the National College of Art and Design Dublin. Awards include Fulbright Scholarship, a one-year artist residency at the International Studio Programme at PS1 Museum of Modern Art, New York, a three-year artist residency at the Fire Station Artist’s Studios, Dublin and Arts Council of Ireland bursaries. Amanda has served on the board of the National Sculpture Factory Cork, the board of The Sculptor’s Society of Ireland and is currently a member of the International Association of Art Critics, Ireland and Advisory Board member of Askeaton Contemporary Arts.
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