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Public Talk by Brian Hand Lecturer at IMMA


When language fails: Noel Sheridan and Truth, by Brian Hand

Brian Hand responds to artworks of the  IMMA Collection featured in Oiticica exhibition and focuses on Everybody Must Get Stones by Noel Sheridan in which to reflect on Sheridans  broader legacy as artist and educator within the development of the collaborative and participatory arts in Ireland.

Brian Hand is an artist and writer. Hand is a graduate of  NCAD and the Slade School of Art, London. He was a member of Blue Funk in the 1990s. Hand's most recent writing has appeared in essays commissioned for Creative Ireland, IMMA's What is... series and a new publication on the material history of the 1916 Rising. In 2003 Hand was curator of the Arts Council's Critical Voices and in 2001 he published an essay on a performance by Noel Sheridan called Not Waiting.  Hand has received several awards for his work including Arts Council Project Awards, an Arts Council Bursary in Visual Arts Criticism, the PS1 International studio award, a British Council Fellowship and an Office of Public Works and Arts Council Artist-in-Residency Award. Hand lectures in art at the IT Carlow Wexford Campus School of Art and Design

Saturday 4 October, 1.00pm - 2.00pm,  Lecture Room, IMMA