Kieran Corcoran appointed Head of School
Kieran Corcoran has succeeded John O'Connor (who has taken on the role of Dean of the College of Arts and Tourism) as head of the School of Art, Design and Printing.
Kieran joined DIT in what was then the College of Marketing and Design in the 1980s and taught a range of classes in the history and theory of both Design and Fine Art. He played a leading role in the development of the new degree programmes in the school and served as programme chair in both disciplines. With the introduction of the faculty structure and the merger of the former Schools of Printing & Graphic Reproduction and Art & Design he was the first Chair of the newly formed School Committee. Kieran went on to become the Head of the Department of Design some years ago and has served with distinction.
As a founder member of the Galway Arts Festival, a former member of the Board of the Irish Museum of Modern Art and former Chair of National Design Week he has a wide range of experience to bring to his new role. Kieran's expertise is also recognised on the European and global stage as he is currently President of the European League of Institutes of the Arts having served very successfully as Treasurer. This role sees him represent Creative Arts and Media education as far afield as Australia, Canada and the Far East.
Brian Fay appointed to Glucksman
Fine Art lecturer Brian Fay has been appointed as Artist Board Member to the Lewis Glucksman Gallery at University College Cork.
The Lewis Glucksman Gallery is a cultural and educational institution that promotes the research, creation and exploration of the visual arts. Located at the main entrance to University College Cork on Western Road, the Glucksman is an award-winning building that includes display spaces, lecture facilities, a riverside restaurant and gallery shop.
The Dublin Project
The Dublin Project is an initiative by Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), Dublin City Council (DCC) and Design TwentyFirst Century (D21C) to make a positive change in the City of Dublin by bringing their resources and expertise together to solve challenging problems facing Dublin City. The project will prototype new models for solving important issues challenging 21st century cities.
The project centres on a one-year, three-semester Masters programme. The Dublin Project Masters programme will run for a four-year cycle focussing on different issues each year. In the founding year the Dublin Project partners will join with the Institute without Boundaries (IwB) from Toronto, Canada. IwB are coming to Dublin as part of their City Systems Project in October 2012 and IwB staff and students will work on the same problem as the Dublin Project Partners. This will culminate in a joint exhibition in 2013.
The area of study for this years Dublin Project will be from Dame Street to the Grand Canal along the South Great Georges Street spine encompassing Aungier Street, Redmond’s Hill, Wexford Street and Camden Street and the environs to the east and west. If any member of staff would like to set a project in the area and share information that would be very welcome. We will be holding three trans disciplinary workshops, Charrettes, over the course of the project, two in Dublin and one in Toronto, Canada. If any member of would like to get involved in the project or have some of their students take part then please contact Barry Sheehan, firstname.lastname@example.org, 00 353 87 259 2546
Artists working in Portland Row
6 artists and 1 curator worked in the studios in DIT Portland Row during July + August 2012 as part of a new initiative by the School to develop a Summer Project Studio Scheme.
Padraic E. Moore (Seminar Room) http://portraitofspace.wordpress.com/participants/padraic-e-moore/
Mark Clare (Chapel Studio) http://www.markclare.com/
Karl Burke ( studio groundfloor) http://www.firestation.ie/artists/artist/karl-burke/
Siobhan McDonald (annex studio ground floor) http://www.siobhanmcdonald.com/
David Quinn (life drawing room, ground floor) http://www.davidquinn.ie/
Sally-Anne Kelly (2nd floor studio) http://www.sallyannekelly.com/
Eithne Jordan (3rd floor studio) http://www.eithnejordan.com/