The Unkindest Cut - The Revolutionary Politics of Collage
Presented By: Anthony D Kelly
Date: Sunday 16th : Time: September 15.00 - 17.00
Venue: Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin, Ireland
As part of: Collagistas Festival #5
Collage by its very nature is a medium that is uniquely placed to reflect, distort and even clarify social and political issues by virtue of its appropriation and reorganization of mass media imagery. Throughout the process of selecting imagery, cutting, placement and following his/her own intuitive and aesthetic sense to a satisfying composition, a skilled collage artist manages to pull in many various sources of digital and printed media. When the blades come out, the artist filters this vast array of visual and textual source material through their experiences of living in this world with its triumphs and trials, producing in the end a singular reflection on the times in which we live. Join artist Anthony D Kelly for a presentation and discussion on The Politics of Collage, Satire and Global Citizenship at the end of the discussion he will hold a One Hour Collage Salon in which he will invite participants to sit, work and discuss these themes with each other while making collage.
(If you want to participate send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Anthony D Kelly is a Freelance Illustrator, Writer and Visual Arts Practitioner. He currently bases his practice in Castlebar, County Mayo located on Irelands West Coast.He has extensive experience as a Gallery Administrator, Curator and Project Facilitator from his time at Basement Project Space an artist led initiative which was based in Cork City, Ireland. The aim of this initiative was to generate an exhibition/project space independent of established institutions, to provide development opportunities for emerging artists and to encourage cutting edge experimental practice across a broad range of disciplines.
He has studied both Arts Administration and Arts Participation and Global Development and he is currently training in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy. Anthony is greatly interested in the Arts as an effective method for engagement with Social, Political and Global Development issues. He works mainly with Illustration, Collage and Assemblage techniques to create humorous, unnerving and deeply satirical imagery"