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Interdisciplinary Art in Ireland

Summer 2015

Interdisciplinary Art in Ireland provides a unique format for intensive investigation of site-specific art. Participants are encouraged to develop new methods of art making while exploring and interpreting the relationship between place and the creative process. Artists working in all expressive media are encouraged to re-examine the tools, concepts, and goals of their work. Experimentation is encouraged as students work at the varied sites, reflecting on cultural practice, landscape, human presence, and social structure of the region. Documentation of artwork, drawing, writing, photography, performance, installation and film become daily practice for all on the course. The four-week experience in Ireland is intensive and this investigative art practice experience will fuel your work for future years to come.

Set in the grounds of a 16th century castle in the stunning Burren landscape on Ireland's Atlantic coast, the Burren College of Art offers you a unique opportunity for your creative development. The BCA is a modern facility nestled along the rugged west coast of Ireland. The area is rich in ancient monuments including megalithic tombs, prehistoric burial mounds, Bronze and Iron Age forts, churches, graveyards, and medieval castles. Throughout the four-week program, students will work at local sites and in the studio. In tandem, the work of contemporary artists, who employ interdisciplinary, site-specific, and nontraditional materials and processes, will be introduced through class lectures, presentations by visiting artists and visits to art venues. Twenty -four hour access to your personal studio space and darkroom is provided, as is an overnight field trip to the Aran Islands, site excursions, and a guided tour of the Burren.

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