An afternoon-long seminar organised by the MA in Visual Arts Practices (MAVIS, IADT) in association with Dublin City Council Arts Office which was held on Friday March 15, 2013 at The Hugh Lane Dublin City Gallery.
Speakers included Helen Carey, curator and director of Limerick City Gallery, who spoke on Labour History projects marking the 1913 Dublin Lockout centenary. With a vote on Independence taking place in Scotland next year, visual artist Roddy Buchanan spoke about the Scottish contemporaries of Wolfe Tone and James Connolly who were prominent in their time but who are almost unheard of today. Considering the state of Loyalism and Republicanism in Scotland today he presented a fresh look at old and new political forces in play in the lead up to the referendum. Amanda Ralph, artist presented a performative lecture on the 18th century song, Mo Ghile Mear, Seán Clárach Mac Dhomhnaill’s homage to Bonnie Prince Charlie with reference to James Connolly’s essay “The Jacobites and the Irish People” and Peter Watkins 1964 docudrama “Culloden”.