During 2015/16 Mieke Vanmechelen completed a series of drawings for a research project which was supported by the Thomas Dammann Junior Memorial Trust Award. The resulting illustrations accompany the academic text, “The Political Economy of Classical Athens” by Dr. Barry O’Halloran and will be published on December 13th by international scholarly publisher Brill.
Cavern screening at Underground Film Festival as part of IN YOUR FACE , The Verbeke Foundation Belgium 01.11.2018 – 07.04.2019.
Screening with: Brian den Hartog, Jacopo Miliani, Greg Penn, Alireza Keymanesh, Amir Pousti, Jannik Giger, Gregor Brändli, Kika Nicolela, Josiah Cuneo, Nina Landau, Stacey Steers, Natalie Plaskura, Juliana Stringhini, Kym McDaniel, Tom Bessoir, Natalia Sardi, Damien Chapelle, Frederico Evaristo, Mohamed Ziani, Stephanie M. Barber, Jean-Paul Frenay, Mira Borghs, Adrien Léonard, Laure de Martelaere, Yoann Stehr, Stephan Dubrana, and Manu Gomez, curated by T Goh and Kris De Meester.
Kerry Visual Artists Showcase
Opening on Culture Night 21.09.2018
Department of Culture, Heritage & The Gaeltacht, Killarney, Co. Kerry
Saturday June 23rd has been established this year under the Creative Ireland programme as a national day of creativity for children and young people.
Cruinniú na nÓg will be an annual all-island public event that celebrates creativity in young people.
As part of this day of creativity Kerry’s Writer in Residence and Filmmaker in Residence will be coming together for Cruinniú na nÓg 2018 at the School House in Muckross on June 23rd to present a special series of events.
Sights and Sounds of Ireland Today presented by Solas Nua, in collaboration with Dupont Underground, Washington D.C. 16.03.18 – 31.03.2018
Curated by Jackie Hoysted screening programme with David Bickley, Myrid Carten, Conall Cary, Brian Crotty, Lisa Freeman, Ruth le Gear, Michael Hanna, Anita Groener, Jonah King, Pawel Kleszczewski & Kasia Zimnoch, Hugh McCabe & Suzanne Walsh, Noel Molloy, Jenny Newman, Leonard Sheil, Fifi Smith, Mary-Ruth Walsh, Adrian Wojtas and Sean Wrenn.
Appointed by Kerry County Council as the new Kerry Filmmaker in Residence 2017/18.
The Filmmaker in Residence is a partnership between Kerry County Council and The Arts Council. It is supported by the National Parks and Wildlife Service, and the Trustees of Muckross House. As an expanded partnership it demonstrates the ethos of Creative Ireland, enabling creativity in every community.
SoftTack presented Diving the Wreck at Sibéal Annual Conference in UCD November 18th and as part of ‘Lass Struggle’, curated by Alison O’Neill and Jane Hellings at FiLiArt, October 14-15th FiLiA 2017 at the Institute of Education, University College London. Diving the Wreck was also shown at UCC conference Women’s Voices in Ireland: from the decade of revolution to the decade of centenaries, 9-10 June 2017.
Sarah Jayne Booth, Jennifer Redmond and Mieke Vanmechelen work collaboratively as SoftTack and their debut project ‘Diving the Wreck’ embodies the historic, collective and emergent feminine voice in image, sound, and speech.
Participation in Desperate Artwives Public Takeover TATE Modern 6 August 2017.
Led by curator and artist Amy Dignam and artist Susan B. Merrick.
Desperate Artwives Exhibition 14-23 January at Granby Space, 114-118 Lower Marsh, London.
Awarded Creative Work Development Bursary and Equipment and Materials Bursary from Kerry County Council in 2016 for film project.