RTE presenter and journalist Richard Curran took the helm at the Seeing Red launch. He was introduced by Gallerist and Cill Rialaig Retreat founder Dr. Noelle Campbell-Sharpe. Later in this video Rod Coyne tells about his thought process while making the new work. During 2017 and moving in to 2018 Rod has replaced all the greens of the landscape with a vivid palette of reds. The results are equally exciting and other worldly.
Presented by Pauline McLynn, Painting The Nation is a new series coming to RTÉ this Autumn. Are you a talented amateur artist with a passion for painting? Do you love your oils, watercolours, pastels and acrylics – and would you like to showcase your painting talents to the nation?
It’s a nationwide competition to uncover the very best amateur painters across the country. In fact Painting The Nation is open to a mix of painters: maybe you went to art college but ended up in another career; maybe you sell a painting or two but its’ not your main source of income; maybe you just love to paint.
In this brand new series, seven talented amateur painters will compete. Two professional judges will set challenges and oversee proceedings. Three painters will make the final. One painter will win the inaugural Painting The Nation title and their final painting will become a public piece of art.
RTÉ One and Independent pictures are now looking for non-professional artists to apply for this new and exciting painting competition. Have you – or anyone you know – got the talent, skills and passion to take part? We would love to hear from you. You can check the eligibility criteria and download an application form here
If you would like further information or an application form sent to you directly please contact Independent Pictures on 01-7088135 or 01-7088184, or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please send your completed application in as soon as you can, but no later than close of business on Wednesday 20th July 2016. (Deadline updated 09.07.2016).
In order for the production team to assess your suitability for the series please answer questions as completely as possible. Please include photographs of two of your paintings via email or by post. This is for the production team to form a first impression of your work. If you are submitting the photographs separate to your application please ensure that you provide your name and contact details with the submissions. Please note that we will not be able to return the photographs to you.
Filming is scheduled to take place in August 2016.
You must be aged 18 years or above on 1st June 2016 to enter.
If your application has been shortlisted for the next stage of the casting process you will be telephoned by one of the production team.
If you have any questions relating to the application form or the television series, please call Andrew Mills on 01-7088135 or Ciara Kerrigan on 01-7088184, or email us at: email@example.com