IxDA Limerick

Ignite Talks: Let’s Talk about Irish Design!

IxDA Limerick is excited to announce an evening of Ignite talks!

SUPPORTING LOGO 150dpi COLOURIgnite has been held in over 100 cities worldwide and is an event for creatives to meet, socialise and show their work in public.
Presenters have 15 seconds per slide to talk through their 20 slides. We are looking forward to providing you with the best selection of creative speakers from our region and beyond. We are looking for a mixture of speakers from the worlds of architecture, photography, product design, graphic design, illustration, animation, digital, analogue, art and much much more. If you want to sign up to speak email us at ixdalimerick at gmail.com and tell us what you’d like to talk about!
Join us for an exciting and creative event dedicated to 2015- The Year of Irish Design!

Organisers: Nora O’Murchu and Alan Ryan
Date: 8 June 2015
Time: 6:30pm for meet&great, first talk starts at 7pm sharp!
Venue: Absolute Hotel, Abbey 2&3

The running order:

8:00 Break – coffee, tea and finger food

To sign up go to Meetup.com!

Bios and talk titles:

Dominique Bouchard
The (21st century) plenipotentiary curator
Dr Dominique Bouchard, Curator of Engagement and Participation, Limerick 2020 Bid Team.
Socially engaged curator, educator, academic, and straight-talking New Yorker. Passionate about museums, social justice and the convergence between arts and human rights.

Mary Conlon
Dismantling the institution
Mary Conlon is a curator and writer based in Limerick. She read literature at University College Dublin and Universidad de Sevilla (Int. BA Hons, 1996-2001) and studied Photography and Visual Art Practice at Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology (BFA, 2002-2006). On graduating, she was appointed as Gallery Manager of Green On Red Gallery, Dublin where she worked on national and international projects with Irish artists. In 2009, she was awarded the third Shinnors Curatorial Scholarship by Limerick School of Art & Design with a two-year residency at Limerick City Gallery of Art.
In 2011, through the Creative Limerick initiative, Conlon founded the cultural resource centre, Ormston House, where she is Artistic Director. She is invited regularly to present this self-organised model nationally and internationally, most recently in Sofia, Bilbao and San Sebastián-Donostia, European Capital of Culture 2016. She is curator of the nomadic Six Memos project, drawing on the writings of Italo Calvino, which also forms the basis of her practice-led PhD in Curatorial Studies at Limerick School of Art & Design, supervised by Dr. Kieran Cashell and Mike Fitzpatrick. She is a member of the international curatorial network vessel and of the Board of Directors of Eva International, Ireland’s Biennial of Visual Art.

Tom Collins
The Saluting Part
Tom studied Fine Art in CCAD and has a City & Guilds in Traditional Signwriting.
He is on the panel of instructors with Cork Adult Education Board and a consultant to the Level 5 Fetac Sign Writing Course.Tom has been working as a self employed Creative Person in the Sign Business for 20 years and his Sign Work is in high demand in an ever changing business landscape.

Paul Williams
Canteen, food and how design fits in with what you do.
owner canteen – honest fast food –

Peter Carroll
Going Public
Peter Carroll is Course Director of The School of Architecture at University of Limerick. He is also Director of his own architecture practice, A2 Architects. The practice has won many national and international awards including Best Educational Building in 2010 for Eurocampus Dublin and Best Public Space in 2014 for Granby Park, a pop-up park in Dublin City Centre. This year as part of ID2015 A2 will be representing Ireland at The Chicago Architecture Biennial in October where they will be exhibiting work as well as building a pavilion in Downtown Chicago.

Conor Buckley
Creative Practice, Outlook & Approach.
Piquant, made up of Kevin King, Oliver Smith & Conor Buckley, is a dynamic media agency that uses design, technology & ideas to tell stories.

Ed Devane
Ed Devane Instruments
Ed Devane is a sound artist, instrument builder and workshop facilitator based in Limerick City. His work encompasses installation, improvisation, electronic music production and arts and health practise.

Emma Gilleece
Future-proofing Limerick: Promotion of Our Historic Past
Emma Gilleece, BA, MA, MUBC Architectural Researcher, Curator and Building Conservation Specialist.
Born and bred in Limerick city. Chair of History Strand of Limerick Art & Culture Exchange (L.A.C.E).
PRO for Irish Georgian Society (Limerick Chapter). Author of City of Churches (2014) and blog Concrete Stew.

Barbara Carr
The value of colour
Architect working with my husband, also an architect, in Limerick for over 30 years. Our practice is Carr Architects, we live in Limerick city, and have built a number of buildings in the city. My interest in relation to the city is how colour can dramatically improve its appearance, for relatively low cost, and how looking at our buildings leads on to other issues such as signage, shopfronts, streetscapes etc., all of which affect the beauty of a city, and therefore the way people feel about being in it.

Jurgen Simpson
On Reflection
Jürgen Simpson is a composer, performer and academic, and director of DMARC (Digital Media & Arts Research Centre) at Univ. Limerick. His output includes opera, film scores, and music for dance with collaborators including poet Sinead Morrissey, choreographers Shobana Jeyasingh, John Scott & Joan Davis, film directors Clare Langan & Mary Wycherley and composer Michael Nyman. He is co-founder of Light Moves Festival of Screendance. His current project, an opera entitled “Air India [redacted]”, is a collaboration with poet Renée Saklikar and director Tom Creed and will be premiered in Vancouver by Turning Point Ensemble this November.

Ivor O’Shea
Fab Lab Limerick and Mid West Makers – a creative combination!
Ivor O’Shea is an engineering graduate and passionate 3D Printing enthusiast, a maker, presenter and trainer. He’s a founding member of “Mid-West Makers” Facebook Group, and Fab Lab Limerick collaborator.

Mary Conroy
The Wildroutes Project
Mary Conroy is a Limerick based artist whose work focuses on urban ecology and biodiversity. She graduated from LSAD. 2004 with a B.Des. and in 2011 an MA in Socially Engaged Art.

Mike Fitzpatrick
Art, history, culture and reasons to be cheerful
Director Limerick 2020 European Capital of Culture Bid. On secondment from Head of School, Limerick School of Art & Design, LIT. Irish Commissioner for the 56th and 52nd Venice Biennale. Director/Curator, Limerick City Gallery of Art. As an artist exhibited here and abroad. Dr Dominique Bouchard, Curator of Engagement and Participation, Limerick 2020 Bid Team.
Socially engaged curator, educator, academic, and straight-talking New Yorker. Passionate about museums, social justice and the convergence between arts and human rights.

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