Hi! We are Conall Cary, Gary Dempsey and Gerald Heffernan and we make up the MACHISMO team!
The Machismo Project was created as a means to address the lack of work being made about male identity in visual art today. Our goal is to put on an exhibition and symposium where guest speakers and the public can come together to discuss this issue in an open format. The main ambition of the project is not to try to provide answers but rather we hope to create an environment where people are encouraged to talk openly and express their opinions about what it means to be a man today.
The exhibition will be curated by Gerald and feature large scale works by Gary and Conall. Gary will be casting massive concrete slabs, building large sculptural forms and screen-printing onto the surface; while Conall is working on large scale industrial steel sheets etched, rusted and screen-printed.
There will be an exhibition, film screenings and panel discussions taking place in June at the TACTIC project space @ Sample-Studios in Cork City.
With this funding we will be able to travel the exhibition to venues in Galway, Limerick and Dublin which have already expressed interest in hosting the project. In each city local academics, artists and community workers will be invited to take part. The majority of the funding will go to the high cost of transporting and packaging the work, guest speaker fees and a high quality documentary film by Flying Knee Productions. The film will include the process of making the work along with interviews with the guest speakers and members of the audience, exploring a more personal approach to the issues involved.
If you think The MACHISMO Project is as important as we do, it needs your support to help it reach its full potential so that it can draw awareness to this important issue and impact as many people as possible.
So please check out our awesome rewards and get involved!
We'd like to announce this fantastic opportunity for your friends to enter The MACHISMO Project raffle draw for amazing prints by artists:
The Project Twins
As well as a beautiful hand made porcelain pendant box made by Giraffe Dempsey.
Anybody who makes, or has already made, a donation of ten euro or more to our :fund:it campaign will now be put into the draw for these awesome prizes as well as the other rewards!
So check out our the prizes in our Facebook MACHISMO Raffle Prizes photo album and tell your friends to get donating to be in with a chance to win!
There are only a few days left on the :fund:it campaign and the raffle will finish on Tuesday morning the 7th of May. So there's no time to waste!
So, a big thanks to everybody who has supported us and stay tuned to hear the raffle prize winners on Tuesday!
The MACHISMO Team.
Table Quiz & Raffle Fundraiser
Update posted on Monday 29th April '13 @ 02:04:32
Hey everybody, we're a quarter of the way there with just over a week to go! We'd like to thank everyone who has funded us so far and ask your help again with our table quiz and raffle this Thursday at 7 pm in Sample-Studios, Sullivan's Quay Cork.
It will be a good fun quiz with rakes of unusual questions and awesome spot prizes. So be prepared to flex your trivia muscles and show your mind skills in art, philosophy, superheros, music and loads of other brain teasing subjects!
Thursday 2nd May
Quiz begins at 7pm in Sample-Studios
Tables of 4 at €5 per person
Raffle prizes include prints and artworks from eminent local artists, printmakers and designers including:
The Project Twins
plus many more!
Thanks again everyone, and we hope to see you there! Don't forget to invite your friends!
The Machismo Team
One week on!
Update posted on Tuesday 16th April '13 @ 02:04:17
Hey everybody, we're off to a great start! Thanks so much to everyone who has gotten involved so far, over €600 raised but still a long way to go, so help us spread the word!
Remember to check out our facebook page: www.facebook.com/TheMachismoProject
and the website: www.machismo.ie
for a list of updates and new images of the works in process!
Gerald, Conall & Gary
The Machismo Team