Stop Press!! A new addition to our Autumn Programme

We are delighted to announce that Dr John Mulloy will deliver a talk entitled "Talking about Paintings" on Wednesday 9th October at lunchtime (1.10pm-1.50pm)

What do we see when we look at paintings? How do we begin to talk about what we see? Are there things to look out for that might help us to get more out of the paintings?

These are the kinds of questions that will be explored in a lunchtime talk at the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, by John Mulloy on Wednesday October 9th.There is a process that happens when the viewer stands in front of paintings, one that is usually known as ‘appreciation’. This is really a kind of judgement, figuring out whether you like something or not and why. The problem is that making judgements often needs a framework, some basic background knowledge, and many people feel that they don’t have access to these frameworks when looking at art. This short talk aims to explore a few basic ideas that can help to deepen our understanding and appreciation of art and art-making, and is aimed at young people and adults alike. Examples from art history will be used to explore these themes and show some of the many different points of view that we can take when we are talking about paintings.

John Mulloy is a lecturer in Art History and Critical Theory at GMIT, and has been involved in designing the part-time BA in Contemporary Art Practices which will begin in January 2014. An Open Day for those interested in applying for this exciting new course will be held in GMIT Castlebar on Wednesday 16th October from 3.00pm to 6.00pm (for more information contact 094 9043156).

Admission: FREE, no pre-booking

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