Platform: Artist As Entrepreneur

Occupy Space are pleased to present another set of professional development workshops following on from the successful Un_Noted Workshops. For these workshops we have worked closely with Creative Limerick, Limerick School of Art and Design and Askeaton Contemporary Arts to create a well rounded, practical set of workshops with exciting speakers.

The first in this series is Submissions & Proposals with Adrian Duncan, 5th of March at 1:30pm in Unit 4, Parkview, Lord Edward St. Limerick. (See map below) This workshop looks at different types of proposals and submissions from visual art proposals to proposals for writing - with a focus on language, written and graphic.

Adrian Duncan is an artist and writer based in Berlin and Ireland. He studied and worked as a structural engineer for over a decade in the U.K. and Ireland. He received his chartership from the IEI in 2007, before returning to study fine art at IADT, DĂșn Laoghaire in 2008. He received a 1st class honour M.A. (Art in the Contemporary World, NCAD, Dublin) in 2011.

He has been published by The Dublin Review, The Irish Times, Sculpture and Enclave Review. He is co-editor of Paper Visual Art Journal and guest lectures at the UCD School of Architecture, NCAD, and Crawford College of Art.

In March he will be taking up a residency with Askeaton Contemporary Arts.

We will be offering the second instalment of our professional development workshops, Residencies with Jeronimo Hagerman & Michele Horrigan, Wednesday, the 12th of March, at 1:30pm in Unit 4, Parkview, Lord Edward St. Limerick. (See map below)

Jeronimo Hagerman is an artist based between Barcelona and Mexico City. Hagerman has produced sculptural installations and vegetation interventions in public spaces and museums around the world over the last decade, investigating the relationships between nature and the manmade. He is commissioned to make Askeaton Contemporary Arts’ entry into the annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade.

Michele Horrigan is an artist who works primarily in photography and video. She was educated at HfBK Stadelschule, Frankfurt am Main and the University of Ulster, Belfast. She has exhibited in London, Dublin, Frankfurt am Main, Copenhagen and Buenos Aires. She lives in Askeaton, County Limerick and London. Since 2006 she is founder and curatorial director of Askeaton Contemporary Arts.

The third of our professional development workshops will be Accessing and Managing Creative Spaces with Grace McEvoy and Ben Readman from Block T and Ciara Farrell from Creative Limerick Wednesday, the 26th of March, at 1:30pm in Unit 4, Parkview, Lord Edward St. Limerick. (See map below)

BLOCK T is an award-winning not-for-profit creative organisation based in Smithfield, Dublin 7.
Their primary purpose is to serve as a catalyst for fine artists, creative individuals and organisations, working to foster, showcase and exchange talent locally, nationally and internationally.

All income generated through BLOCK T's activities are reinvested back into the organisation to contribute towards the costs of over 80 professionally managed artistic studios, discounted support services to members, and our free artistic and cultural member and public programming. They are working to create a sustainable model for artistic studios which is not overly reliant on state funding, due to the pressure on all such funding in the current climate. 

Creative Limerick - Connect to the Grid, is coordinated by the Economic Development & Planning Department at Limerick City Council in partnership with the third level colleges, creative industries, commercial property owners and their agents operating in Limerick City. This project seeks to enhance vibrancy and active frontages in Limerick City Centre and to provide active uses for vacant properties while promoting the work of the Creative Industries in our region.

Each workshop is free but donations will be gladly accepted.

Please book your place by emailing

Residencies with Michele Horrigan & Jeronimo Hagerman