VISIT 2011

La Catedral Studios will throw its doors open for VISIT 2011 on 22nd October, 12-6pm.

After 6pm the Back Loft will play host to an intimate acoustic night, Indie-Ah! More info on this link: http://thebackloft.blogspot.com/2011/10/indie-ah-saturday-22nd-october.html

VISIT 2011 is an open invitation to the public to come see how artists work, to explore artistic methodologies and to have a glimpse into the creative processes that culminate in the artworks often shown in galleries, museums, art centers, artist led spaces and various venues. Many exhibitions show the end result of artistic practices,VISIT 2011 invites you to see how visual arts practice takes shape on the ground. Following the national and international focus of Dublin Contemporary, VISIT 2011 provides the opportunity to refocus on the wealth of artistic practices thriving in Dublin city, VISIT is delighted to partner with Dublin Dublin Contemporary and to receive the on-going support of Dublin City Council to present this years open studio day.

This year sees VISITs third event which comprises of eighteen visual arts studios in Dublin city and will provide access to over two hundred and fifty visual artists. Dublins creative city is mapped out through the great variety of studio work-spaces in this specially produced VISIT 2011 publication and on the accompanying website. VISIT operates as an archive in two ways, it provides an extensive inventory of all the participating artists and it also displays architectural spaces used by visual artists as studios, ranging from industrial warehouses, Georgian buildings, converted stables and many other inspirational uses of space. With this large scale open studios event, visitors can see the wide diversity of art forms at work within these spaces from painting, sculpture, video, photography, performance, new media and installation. 

This private and often hidden world of the Artists Studio life is opened up to the public for one day, VISIT is a chance to connect with the many unseen layers of cultural activity that go on in our city. Contained in this brochure and on our website you can find a map of the city-wide visual art studios, with information and contact details for this free public event and suggestions on how you can plan your day of studio visits.

Discover VISIT for yourself  take a bus, hop on a bike, jump on the Luas or stretch your legs with a walk. On Saturday 22nd October well be waiting for you, from 12  6pm.

We hope you enjoy your VISIT!

The Back Loft will play host, throughout the day, to a group exhibition with contributions from many of La Catedral's resident artists, to include an interactive, performance/installation by Anthony Collins, "The Academy for Less Control". This is the culmination of A. Collins' interactive practice over the past 12 years. In this installation the artist emphasises the fun-chance-spontaneous nature of the piece by making tools or implements which can be understood as playful. For this unique Back Loft Concerto participants will be asked to make a percussive sound on the open strings of a piano, the sound to be recorded and than mixed to make a unified piece on a CD. Come along and take part!!