Currently showing: The Far Away Nearby. 7th March - 17th May 2014 Group survey show. F.E. McWilliam Gallery. Banbridge. Featuring Capella Head Point.
Opens this week: Art of the Troubles. 10th April - Sep 7th 2014. Group survey show. Ulster Museum, Belfast. Features LOVE and a screening of MORTAR | DEVICE.

 

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This website provides some (haphazard) information on selected projects from 1996 to today.

For those not familiar with my work a quick introduction might be through these projects:

6 Star
MORTAR | DEVICE
Rochers à Fontainebleau
Touchstone (Echo Valley / A Guiding Dilemma)
Radical Architecture
Gecko roof
The Stone Bridge
Elastic Frontiers
Sorry
Green line Sisyphus

Shipsides and Beggs Projects (co-authoring partnership)
The Alphabet Climb
BIVACCO
Still Not Out Of The Woods
YUPA STAR

Often reflecting a life obsession with climbing, my practice embodies a creative and critical relationship to life. It develops through experiential engagement and seeks to create open and often weird narratives based on that experience. In a lateral sense it draws from, responds to or reflects the experiences and acts of seeing, being and doing within contingent social, political, environmental or historical contexts. It doing so it might articulate a generative socio-phenomenological engagement with place and events.
My artworks or projects take many forms including, interactive sculpture, constructions, public intervention, video, audio, photography, painting, drawing, performance and text. My practice is at times, irreverent, playful, open-ended, experimental, quickly made and fun and other times involves extended processes of research and working in-depth with others (this is often also fun..).

Since 2004 several projects have been co-authored with Neal Beggs (Shipsides and Beggs Projects) another artist-climber based in northern France with whom I share a love of art, mountains, music and madness.

Biog. Dan Shipsides (born 1972 Lancashire, England), Former co-director at Catalyst Arts, Belfast and is now an artist based in Orchid Studios and also a lecturer at the Belfast School of Art.

Dan Shipsides was awarded the ACNI Major Artist Award in 2004, in 2000 won the Nissan Art Award IMMA (Bamboo Support) Dublin and 1998 won the Perspective award, OBG, Belfast (The Stone Bridge).

He has exhibited nationally and internationally including; ACCA, Melbourne (Desire Lines), The MAC, Belfast (Still not out of the woods), Aliceday Gallery, Brussels (Vigil | Star), South London Gallery (Games & Theory), Castlefield Gallery, Manchester (Radical Architecture), Wings Project Art Space, Switzerland (Performance), Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol (Elastic Frontiers), Konsthall C,  Stockholm, Sweden (Under plattan, ängen!), Platform Guranti, Istanbul (Hit & Run), Confederation Gallery, PEI, Canada (Beauty Queens), HEDAH, Maastricht (Rochers à Fontainebleau), Riga Sculpture Quadrennial, Latvia (European Space), Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast (Beta), Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin (Pioneers), Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (Sporting Life). Smart Project Space, Amsterdam (Endure), Melbourne International Biennial, Australia (Signs of Life).

Dan Shipsides is represented by: The Third Space Gallery: www.thethirdspacegallery.com

EdelweissTouchstone Elastic FrontiersSaanen valley drawing animations radical Architecture Crag face self portrait

Gratefully acknowledging the continued support of:
The University of Ulster Art and Design Research Institute
The Arts Council of Northern Ireland (ACNI)
The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

Opinions within this website are my own and do not reflect those of my employer

 

NEWS

Dan Shipsides recently /
currently / soon showing

Collective
Histories

GTG, Belfast
24Oct- 30
Nov 2013

Dream Catcher
Neal Beggs / Shipsides&Beggs

Gallerie Dourven France
29Jun-3Nov 2013

Frontiers...
Neal Beggs / Shipsides&Beggs

CIAC, Carros
France
19Mar-9Jun 2013

Desire Lines

ACCA, Melbourne
15Dec-3Mar 201
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Ongoing

 

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1990-95 band Lakadayzyk