The Zeitgeist - Exploring Irish Artists' Moving Images with Irish Artists' Film Index

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Irish Artists' Film Index, in partnership with strategic partners countrywide, is hosting a series of salons reaching out to artists and those interested in moving images, starting with Galway and its catchment area.

If you would like to engage and learn, exchange information, and meet fellow artists working in this medium in an inclusive environment, then this one-day salon, at Galway Arts Centre/Nuns Island Theatre, Galway, on Saturday 26 November 2022, is for you. This is a unique opportunity for artists, as well as curators and researchers, to engage with each other through inclusive, contextualising discussions and screenings.

Saturday 26 November 2022 10.00 am to 4.00pm

Book for this event here

This one-day salon is free, but please only book if you know you can attend for the full day.

The Zeitgeist - Exploring Irish Artists' Moving Images

Timeline for 26th November 2022

10.00 - 10.30

Coffee and tea


10.30 - 10.45


Megs Morley, Director of Visual Art at Galway Arts Centre.

10.45 - 11.30

When we were Wild

Alan Lambert, filmmaker and artist, on the decade from 1998 to 2008


Q & A


11.45 - 12.30

2015, A pivot point?

Fifi Smith, Director of Irish Artists' Film Index, considers the Zeitgeist that developed around 2015


Q & A


12.45 - 2.00


While you have sandwiches and coffee there will be an opportunity to fill in gaps, graffiti style, on our experimental film timeline poster.


What Now?

screen service presents current works by emerging artists.

2.30 - 2.45

Q & A


2.45 - 3. 45

Round table discussion

Experimental strategies with the medium of moving images. Concurrentally, a one-to-one facilitation session will take place on how to use the Index. You can get information on registering/submitting /updating, the details of your films in the Irish Artists' Film Index database.

3.45 - 4.15


Work-in-progress screenings followed by peer discussion of works in the Irish Artists' Film Index database will take place.



Megs Morley, Director of Visual Art at Galway Arts Centre

Megs Morley is a curator, public art commissioner, educator, and editor, with a wealth of experience in the visual arts. She has been instrumental in the development of The Artist-led Archive which documents over 150 artist-led collectives and initiatives spanning fifty years of artist-led activity in Ireland.

Alan Lambert, filmmaker and artist

Alan Lambert graduate in painting from DLCAD and NCAD in the early 1990s. He has made short films, features, and visual mixes, and has curated Irish experimental films in Africa, the Middle East and Russia. He is currently completing an Arts Council Film Project Award, Rehmat, which will be ready for screenings in 2023.

Fifi Smith, Director, the Irish Artists’ Film Index

Fifi Smith is the Director and founder of the Irish Artists' Film Index (formerly the MExIndex). As an Irish visual artist, Smith has maintained an active visual arts practice for 24 years. She has served on selection panels for Percent-for-Arts Projects since 2010 and was a founder member of the Plastik Festival 2015. Her current work is in the form of kinetic light installations and experimental films.

screen service

screen service is a service-oriented artists’ collective established by artists Ellen O’Connor and Bronagh Gallagher, which acts as an agent for emergent experimental media arts practices. It is committed to providing a platform for experimentation, exposure and archiving for early career artists in or from Ireland whose practices are screen-led or digital process-driven.


Sábado, Noviembre 26, 2022 (Todo el día)



Sábado, Noviembre 26, 2022 (Todo el día)