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Sound & Portraits: Live Music & Art

DATE
Wed 26 October
TIME
7pm
VENUE
Waterford Gallery of Art
TICKETS
FREE
DATE
Wed 26 October
TIME
7pm
VENUE
Waterford Gallery of Art
TICKETS
FREE
To coincide with the ‘Portraits: People & Place’ exhibition (8th Sept 2022 – Spring 2023), the Waterford Gallery of Art will be presenting a series of sound portraits by musicians, artists and those working with sound to spotlight how identity, representation and lived experiences are captured creatively beyond the canvas.

🗓 Wed 26 October
📍Waterford Gallery of Art
⏰ 7PM
FREE

This commission is part of WGOA’s ambition to produce artworks that encourage audiences to think about ‘What exactly is a portrait? What stories are being told? How best can artists represent people, character, essence, narrative and emotions? What are the differing ways that sound can fulfil this brief?’

This free evening of live music and art features: Cathy Purcell, Gammy Origami, Evan Miles & Cailean Finn, Elle Wadding, Band Of Clouds, Matt Winston, and Morgan Ton

Sound & Portraits with the Waterford Gallery of Art – Gallery tour and live performances of the work.

To coincide with the ‘Portraits: People & Place’ exhibition (8th Sept 2022 – Spring 2023), the Waterford Gallery of Art will be presenting a series of sound portraits by musicians, artists and those working with sound to spotlight how identity, representation and lived experiences are captured creatively beyond the canvas.

This commission is part of WGOA’s ambition to produce artworks that encourage audiences to think about ‘What exactly is a portrait? What stories are being told? How best can artists represent people, character, essence, narrative and emotions? What are the differing ways that sound can fulfil this brief?’

WGOA is looking to appoint 5 musicians or artists working with sound (locally, nationally, or beyond) to create individual, thought provoking, emotive works.

Who can apply – WGOA and Imagine Arts Festival are looking for as broad a range of artists and applications as possible. Proposals could be songs (folk, pop, metal etc.) compositions (instrumental or with vocals/words, musique concréte, traditional, classical etc.), field recordings, spoken word, installations.

We welcome applications from all ages, abilities and locations though note that works must be performed in someway in the gallery as part of this commission.

Applications can be from individuals, groups or new collaborations.

The Waterford Collection of Art forms an integral part of the city’s cultural heritage and identity, it is acknowledged as one of the oldest and best municipal collections of art in Ireland.  Originally founded in 1939 alongside the establishment of the Waterford Art Museum, the collection has grown considerably since and now comprises over 500 works of art.

Photo: Denis Power: O’Connell Street 1900 Wall Mural