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30 October 2015

Create is delighted that visual artist Owen Boss and curator Rosie Lynch will be part of the Irish contingent at the CAPP meeting in Venice.

Irish arts organisation, Create and its EU partners in the Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme (CAPP) will hold their fourth partner meeting in Venice, 4-6 November. As part of this ambitious Europe wide partnership programme the CAPP partners will work with Venetian-based arts collective Artway of Thinking. All of the 8 organisations in the Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme attending, will bring artists who specialise in participatory projects to Venice. Against the back-drop of the Venice Biennale, the artists and partner organisations will have an opportunity to engage with Artway of Thinking, as well as developing professional partnerships and seeding further arts initiatives in the collaborative sphere in venues across Europe

Create director Ailbhe Murphy said: “It is a wonderful way to mark the end of our first year in the Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme, in working with this highly regarded international organisation. Through the first year of CAPP we have been able to work with a fantastic range of international artists, sharing learning from all the workshops that have taken place this year as well as strengthening the partnership with our EU colleagues”.

Create will bring Irish visual artist Owen Boss known for site specific projects and ground breaking work as Artistic Co-Director of ANU Productions and Rosie Lynch, curator for the two day workshop and think tank in Venice. The Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme (CAPP) is an ambitious transnational cultural programme focusing on the dynamic area of collaborative arts. The overall goal of CAPP is to improve and open up opportunities for artists who are working collaboratively across Europe, by enhancing mobility and exchange whilst at the same time engaging new publics and audiences for collaborative practices.

In addition, the Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme will engage with policy makers, academics, cross-sector partners and diverse communities in the partner countries with a view to facilitating knowledge exchange, dynamic arts programming and cultural policy development. This innovative four year programme seeks to develop new audiences by extending participation in the arts across Europe. Artway of Thinking is a multidisciplinary art collective known for their arts and research work with diverse groups, activating collaborations with administrative authorities, companies and professionals in Italy and abroad. They are the recipients of the 2015 Evens Foundation Art Prize and the prize giving ceremony in Venice on 6 November will be attended by all the partners and artists in the Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme.
 
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Owen Boss

Owen Boss is a visual artist and co-Artistic Director of ANU Productions. As Co-Artistic Director of ANU Owen’s work includes: Sunder (Dublin Theatre Festival), Pals, The Irish at Gallipoli (National Museum of Ireland), Beautiful Dreamers (Limerick City of Culture), Vardo (Dublin Theatre Festival), Angel Meadow (Home Commission, Manchester), Vardo Development (Dublin Theatre Festival), THIRTEEN (Dublin Fringe Festival), Living the Lockout, Boys of Foley Street (Dublin Theatre Festival), Laundry (Dublin Theatre Festival), World's End Lane (Dublin Theatre Festival), Fingal Ronan (Watermill Center New York), Basin (Dublin Fringe Festival).

Owen holds a Masters of Fine Art at the National College of Art and Design, Ireland. Exhibitions include A Yellow Rose, (Free Mason’s Grand Lodge), Contemporary Art and the Moving Image, Life with Edits, (Joinery Dublin), Testimonial Live, (Project Art Centre), Testimonial, Potential of Vacancy, Projector, (Four Gallery), Camera Obscura, (Lighthouse Cinema), Punctum, (Project Art Centre), Tumbledowntown, (Hotel Ballymun).

Owen is the recipient of a number of awards from the Arts Council of Ireland.

Rosie Lynch

Independent curator Rosie Lynch often works collaboratively with Hollie Kearns, and both are based at Callan Workhouse, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland where Lynch and Kearns are engaged in a number of projects towards developing a semi-derelict wing of the Workhouse into a new facility with shared artistic, design, research and community facilities. Current and recent projects include Workhouse Union (2015), a year-long artistic programme of new artist commissions, and a public programme of activities at Callan Workhouse; Nimble Spaces (2013-2014), a long-term process of collaboration between artists, architects and adults with an intellectual disability, Forecast (2014), a project looking anew at five rural towns in Co. Kilkenny and Workhouse Assembly (2013), a twelve-day participative research workshop exploring the complex social history and future development possibilities of a semi-derelict wing of the Callan Workhouse. Rosie Lynch has a BA in Fine Art from NCAD and completed an MA in Visual Arts Practice from IADT in 2011.

Note for editors

Create

Create is the national development agency for collaborative arts in Ireland, working locally and nationally to support

http://www.create-ireland.ie

Artway of Thinking

Artway of Thinking is a contemporary Italian art research project originally developed by Stefania Mantovani and Federica Thiene in 1992. Artway of Thinking has been awarded the Evens Arts Prize 2015 and will be awarded the prize at an award giving ceremony to be held during the Venice Biennale 2015.

http://www.artway.info

Evens Prize

http://www.evensfoundation.be/en/prizes/arts/2015

Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme

http://www.cappnetwork.com