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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 through these artworks and projects:

Mass Hermit Volume
6 Star

MORTAR | DEVICE
Metal plates
Rochers à Fontainebleau
Touchstone (Echo Valley / A Guiding Dilemma)
Gecko roof
The Stone Bridge
Elastic Frontiers
Sorry

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

EdelweissElastic FrontiersWoodshapesradical ArchitectureSaanen valley drawing animationsCrag 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 anybody who employs me.

 

NEWS

Dan Shipsides recently /
currently / soon showing

Sonic Vigil 8

Cork 2014
2nd-4th May

Art of the
Troubles

Ulster Museum
10 April - 7 Sep
2014

The Faraway Nearby

FE Mc William
7th March - 17th May 2014

Neal Beggs / Shipsides&Beggs

Bastogne Belgium
20 Sep-10Oct
2014

 


T5 field cinema

Ongoing

 

Other stuff

Link to my
1990-95 band Lakadayzyk