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'Jelölés | Marking' Solo Show, Budapest GalleryHungary, April 25th June 4th 2017
curated by Szegedy-Maszák Zsuzsanna & Török Tamás, 

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ArtSlant Prize 2016 Grand Prize winner.

Essay, Marking Memory by Andrea Alessi.
ArtSlant prize winners Exhibition, Spring Break Art Show, NY. February 28th – March 6th, 2017.

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'Currently 80' Curated by John Yau,
Sculpture Guild, Westbeth, NY. Februar 5th-24th 2017

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Public Art Commission, Per Cent for Art Scheme, Sligo County Council in partnership with Nazareth Housing Association. In Collaboration with Artist Catherine Fanning

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VISUAL ARTISTS IN PRISON SCHEME AWARD, Castlerea Prison, Co.Roscommon Ireland, December 2016. The Award is co-funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and the Department of Justice, Equality and Reform and administered by the Prison Education Service. 

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'What if we got it wrong' curated by Nora Hickey M’Sichili, Traveling Exhibition 
West Cork Arts Centre, 29.10-13.12.2016
Leitrim Sculpture Centre, 16.09-16.10.2016
Wexford Arts Centre, 10.06-29.07.2016
F.E.McWilliam Gallery, N.I. 12.02-16.04. 2016
Centre Culturel Irlandais, 25.09-4.11 2015 
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Wednesday
Jan272016

What if we got it wrong

Centre Culturel Irlandais Traveling Show. Join us for the opening reception of the exhibition 'What if we got it wrong' at the F.E.McWilliam Gallery, Banbridge, NI. Exhibition curated by Nora Hickey M'Sichili, director of the Centre Culturel Irlandais.  Artists: GEORGE BOLSTER, MARK CLARE, ALICE CLARK, BLAISE DRUMMOND, SEAMUS DUNBAR, JOHN GERRARD, ANDREW KEARNEY, SUSAN LEEN, RUTH LE GEAR, CHRISTINE MACKEY, SELMA MAKELA, ANNA MACLEOD, SEAMUS NOLAN, EMILY ROBYN ARCHER, SOFTDAY (SEAN TAYLOR & MIKAEL FERNSTROM), BRIGITTA VARADI.

Wednesday
Nov042015

Sugar and Scale and all things frail

Gemma Tipton review on Exhibition ' Et Si On S’Était Trompé?/What If We Got It Wrong?curated by Nora Hickey M’Sichili director of  Centre Culturel Irlandais (CCI) in Paris.

Irish Times, 4th November 2016 

Tuesday
Oct272015

Goldenrod

A Public Intervention

Brigitta Varadi is hosting Goldenrod, a public intervention on Friday, October 30th from 2 – 4pm at the Maxon Mill & on October 31st from 3 – 5pm at the Luther Barn. 

The work examines, through the reassessment of a daily activity, how memory can inform our present day perspectives and artistic expression. 

Please join her for a cup of tea.

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The story of the Goldenrod Tea:

When I was little my grandmother took me with her to collect herbs which she turned into teas, creams and tinctures.  I grew up by the fragrance of drying herbs; there was always a cream or tea simmering on the stove.  

During my walks in Wassaic, NY, I came across a meadow on Deep Hollow Road shimmering in golden yellow under the sun.  

Goldenrod has long been used as herbal medicine among Native Americans who introduced the herb to the colonists.  After the Boston Tea Party, the herb became the main source for tea: it became known as ‘Liberty Tea’.

Your organic 100% biodegradable tea bag contains handpicked and dried goldenrod (solidago odora). 

- Brigitta Varadi

Sunday
Sep062015

In conjunction with the Semaine des cultures étrangères

Et si on s’était trompé ?

Et si on s’était trompé ?

Artists:

George Bolster, Mark Clare, Alice Clark, Blaise Drummond, Seamus Dunbar, John Gerrard, Andrew Kearney, Susan Leen, Ruth Le Gear, Christine Mackey, Selma Makela, Anna Macleod, Seamus Nolan, Emily Robyn Archer, Softday (Sean Taylor & Mikael Fernstrom), Brigitta Varadi. 

This exhibition presents some sixteen artists whose work explores the impacts on the environment of our society and globalised economy. Et si on s’était trompé ? What if we got it wrong ?, as the performance-poet Lemn Sissay asks us (see below), in measuring progress by levels of industrialisation, expansion and accumulation. The ice and water of the Arctic, veritable barometers of the catastrophic effects of this “progress”, form one of the key elements of this exhibition. A further important strand is geopolitics and its direct links to questions of energy and biodiversity. Video and multi-media installations, photography, works on paper and canvases bring the complexities and implications of climate change to the fore in the lead up to the United Nations Conference in Paris. This exhibition is curated by Nora Hickey M’Sichili, director of CCI and will tour to Ireland in 2016.

In partnership with the Finnish Institute, Raimo S will be screened and presented by Nestori Syrjälä and Antti Majava on the evening of the vernissage. A Breakfast talk will take place on 26 September at 11am in the presence of the artists and La Ruche qui dit Oui ! who distribute weekly baskets of local produce. Book now. Watch performance-poet Lemn Sissay peforming “What if we got it wrong?” Read Darragh McKeon’s essay, specially commissioned by CCI to accompany the exhibition. In conjunction with this exhibition, CCI and the Skellig Foundation are organising "Skellig Sessions - 2015” Climate Change: Thinking about Solutions – a series of talks and discussions in November chaired by Lara Marlowe, The Irish Times correspondent in Paris. 

This exhibition is part of the annual Week of Foreign Cultures organised by FICEP (Forum of foreign institutes in Paris) of which the CCI is a member. The theme for 2015 is “Our environments”; for details of the full programme running from 25 September to 4 October 15, check the FICEP website: www.ficep.info

Images: Anna McLeod et Blaise Drummond

Press:

News Art Today , LE CURIEUX DES ARTS , Slash/Paris

 

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Sunday
Sep062015

opening reception: october 15, 5-8pm

For more information, contact our Exhibitions Coordinator, Ashleigh Payne, by email at apayne@spartanarts.org or by phone at (864) 582-7616 ext. 254.

artists:

Heather DeylingXia GaoJeana Eve KleinMaggie LeiningerTasha LewisCarole LoefflerDiane RamosKrista SvalbonasBrigitta Varadi

Wednesday
Sep022015

Wassaic Art Residency Award

So, so honoured to be awarded a 2 months, September-October 2015, residency at the Wassaic Projects, Wassaic, New York. I can't wait to be a part of the Wassaic community, and for some upstate sunshine.

Jurors for 2015 residency award 

Arden Sherman, Curator of Hunter College's East Harlem Gallery
Eric Gleason, Director at Paul Kasmin
Jodi Waynberg, Executive Director of Artists Alliance
Kim Drew, Founder of Black Contemporary Art Blog
Mitch Miller, Artist + Previous Resident
Meredith Drum, Artist + Previous Resident

 

See all summer Wassaic resident awardees: click here 

 

Sunday
Aug162015

Bi Arteca

Monday
May252015

Workshop in Italy, see booking details below

 

 

Thursday
Apr092015

MarkingS

 

Opening Reception 5 pm 10th April 2015,
Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton, Co.Leitrim
Exhibition runs until Monday 27th April 2015.

Exhibition and Residency Fellowship supported by the Leitrim Sculpture Centre and the Arts Council of Ireland, Leitrim County Council.
Curator Sean O'Reilly 

The MARKINGS exhibition at the Leitrim Sculpture Centre gathers together and explores the different marks used by farmers to identify their sheep in the North West region. Works made with local wool are accompanied by a short video that explains the different markings, their meanings and symbolic use. Creating a dialogue with farmers and place the project opens on to a broader reflection concerning the signs and forms of identification humans use to identify animals, plants and territories. 
Brigitta Varadi is recepient of the Leitrim Sculpture Centre Fellowship Award 2015.
 
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Saturday
Apr042015

Celestial Sunset 

Thursday
Mar262015

LOCIS Book Launch

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO THE LAUNCH OF A PUBLICATION ARISING FROM THE LOCIS PROGRAMME BY ORLAITH MCBRIDE, DIRECTOR OF THE ARTS COUNCIL.

THURSDAY MARCH 26TH, 2015, 6PM.

EUROPEAN UNION HOUSE, 18 DAWSON STREET, DUBLIN 2.

Locis is a collaborative programme, co-funded by the Culture Programme of the European Union, between Leitrim County Council Arts Office, Ireland; the Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu in Toruń, Poland; and Botkyrka Konsthall/Residence Botkyrka, Sweden. Locis was designed to provide knowledge, resources and opportunities for artists to engage internationally and to reinforce the principle that a vibrant arts practice should, and can, be maintained from anywhere and that networking across borders can occur from anywhere and with anyone.

As well as documenting the six residencies which made up the programme, the publication also contains essays by three writers who were asked to reflect on the programme in their country and to consider how residencies relate to their contexts and/or provide developmental opportunities for artists in a particular location. In addition, three other writers – Doreen Massey, Anik See and Saša Nabergoj were invited by the three curators to write essays on broader topics of specific interest to the three partners.

For further information, please visit www.locis.eu


Monday
Mar232015

A Dyeing Art

Upcoming selected show 'A Dyeing Art' at the Spartanburg Art Museum, South Caroline 
September 29th, 2015 - January 14th, 2016

artists:
Heather DeylingXia GaoJeana Eve Klein, Maggie Leininger, Tasha LewisCarole LoefflerDiane RamosKrista SvalbonasBrigitta Varadi
Tuesday
Mar172015

Review by Debrecen Boglarka, HVG-Muerto

Monday
Feb232015

Leitrim Sculpture Centre Art Residency Award & Fellowship

Residency takes place between 23. February - 10 April 2015 at the Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton, Ireland. 

Situated in the North West of Ireland within a rich and diverse rural landscape the Leitrim Sculpture Centre (LSC) provides one of the most comprehensive visual arts resources in Ireland.

Space and technology can be flexibly resourced at affordable rates for artists, local communities and international practitioners. We support research and experimentation in both the production and display of compelling and challenging new work and in the acquisition of traditional and contemporary skills and knowledge.

Our programme includes exhibitions, artists residencies, workshops, training, research, masterclasses, talks, symposia and additional projects that explore the local landscape and alternative and sustainable models of arts practice through trans-local networking and collaboration. LSC works with the wider community and values and supports innovation and increased training opportunities in art, design and communication for all.

Thursday
Jan292015

TRACE-Mark making through motions 

 

 

6th February – 26th March 2015 Opening 6th February 2015, 17.00 pm

Exhibition Opened by Torok Tamas, curator; Serbian Church Gallery, Mikszath Kalman Arts Center, 5th Szerb Street, Balassagyarmat, Hungary

Exhibition curated by Zolnyánszki Zsolt Benedek

The work explores how customary, mechanically performed daily activities embedded itself in our memory and how these movements leave traces and patterns behind them.

Looking at the work that women do from day to day and considered menial, and gives it beauty. Examining the act of dipping the mop into the waves, moving slowly through the movements creating a stillness/mindfulness in the middle of the storm.TRACE merely seeks to preserve a momentary action in time and in space.

Brigitta Varadi, artist born in Hungary lives and works in Ireland since 2001. She divides her time between Co.Leitrim and New York.

www.mkmk.hu

http://visualartists.ie/listings/exhibitionsevents-international/brigitta-varadi-at-serbian-church-gallery-hungary/

Wednesday
Dec172014

VISUAL ARTISTS IN PRISON SCHEME AWARD,

The Award is co-funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and the Department of Justice, Equality and Reform and administered by the Prison Education Service.  Residency at the Castlerea Prison, Co.Roscommon Ireland , November 2014.



Thursday
Dec112014

'in conversation'

Thursday
Dec112014

LOCIS Seminar 

THE DOCK, CARRICK ON SHANNON, CO. LEITRIM
Friday 28th and Saturday 29th November 2014

The two-year Locis programme concludes at the end of November with a seminar on Saturday 29th preceded the Friday evening before with a tour of the exhibition LOCAL by the five artists participating in the 2014 residency in Ireland and a talk about the historical context which underpins the work.

Chaired by critic and lecturer Declan Long the seminar on Saturday features – Natalia Cieślak; Dobrila Denegri ; Sarah Kim; Joanne Laws; Audrey Keane; Sam Moore; Sasa Nabergoj; Seamus Nolan; Joanna Sandell; Anik See; Dominic Stevens; Johan Thurfjell; and Aleksandra Wasilkowska.



The five artists who are taking part in this year’s Locis residency in Ireland – Johan Thurfjell, Julia Adzuki, Linda Shevlin, Brigitta Varadi and Karolina Żyniewicz introduce the background to their work and the resultant exhibition LOCAL.

see more details http://locis.eu/seminar/

 

 

Saturday
Nov082014

LOCAL

 

http://locis.eu/locis-2014/ireland-2014/ 

An exhibition by Johan Thurfjell, Julia Adzuki, Linda Shevlin, Brigitta Varadi and Karolina Żyniewicz

Saturday
Oct252014

'EXIT'

 

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