In November 2010, the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) embarked on an original project called Collective Contemporary Art: RDS (CCA: RDS), which ran in conjunction with Art Fair 2010. The CCA: RDS exhibition was a showcase for Artists working professionally in Ireland and abroad who did not have continuous and exclusive gallery representation. It was curated by Helen Carey and I was one of the artists selected.
The exhibition was open to collectors, galleries, people working in the Arts sector and the general public.
The project comprised of the exhibition and sales of Contemporary Art by Artists directly to the public in a selected and curated exhibition, demonstrating that the Arts is an accessible dimension of life in Ireland today through a vibrant and colourful Contemporary Visual Arts culture.
The associated programme of talks and workshops addressed the aspects of exhibition with discussions around collecting, display, exhibition, artistic practice as a curator and as an artist. The aim of the project was to create a new arena which would enhance the already rich landscape of Irish Art for the artist and public alike.
Following a positive response from participating artists and visitors, the RDS hopes to host this initiative as a biennial event with another new exhibition coming in 2012.
Click on the images below to see the exhibition space from 2010, including my area.