The Performance Collective present
Excuse me, I'm not finished!
NCAD Gallery, 9 - 16th April 2015

The Performance Collective explores the potential of bringing the practices of five distinct artists towards collective authorship and collective voice. For ‘Excuse me, I’m not finished’ the group will focus on developing a series of collaborative improvised performances that challenge the position of the individual artist while exploring the dynamics of working with live encounters as a group. Working through actions, sounds, engagement with materials, time, space and context. The Performance Collective create a unified and collective voice focused on physical presence.

‘Excuse me, I’m not finished’ has been developed specifically for the context of NCAD and will involve a number of performances between 9th and 16th of April. There will also be an opportunity to see visual documentation of previous work by the Group.

The Performance Collective has carved out a unique voice in contemporary performance art in Ireland. The group have also worked with many other performance artists, including members of Belfast based Bbeyond, and have performed at Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Catalyst Arts Belfast, Broadcast Gallery DIT, The Backloft and The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon. In 2012 they presented Subject to Ongoing Change, 14 consecutive days of live performance as part of the Galway Arts Festival at Galway Arts Centre.

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The Performance Collective at Generation The Dock Carrick On Shannon June 15th 2013

Generation at The Dock,
Saturday June 15th 11am - 8pm

Generation presents eight performances, both group and solo, over the course of a single day. Artists presenting work are Noel Arrigan, Kaspar Aus and Patrick Hall,Chris Doris with Ivor Browne, James King, Deirdre Murphy, Regan O'Brien and Paul Bloof and The Performance Collective. Generation brings together artists of different ages. Some of these have been working together for many years while others continue their solo practice. In an age when performance is sometimes seen to be ‘hip’ Generation reminds you that there is history to this form in its lineage and in the people who present it.The Dock is a former courthouse renovated as an arts centre in 2005. Its many rooms - three galleries and a black box space - will host the performances. Admission is free.

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The Performance Collective
Studio Talk - Temple bar studios


The Performance Collective - Studio Talk
Studio 6 Temple Bar Gallery + Studios
Wed 13th March 6pm.

The Performance Collective invite you to a lively discussion about the work they have produced in Temple Bar Gallery + Studios over the past year, with a specific focus on 'Subject to Ongoing Change', their 14 day exhibition of live performance as part of Galway Arts Festival 2012. The discussion will focus on important aspects of the collective's process including the bringing together of distinct individual practices to collaborative work, as well as the nature and value of improvisation in creative practice.

Chaired by Liz Byrns of the Fire Station Artists Studios. The discussion will have an open format and input is welcomed from all who attend.

A slide show of images and sounds works will be presented alongside the discussion.
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The Performance Collective perform at Unit 1

The Back Loft - December 18th 2012



The Performance Collective will perform at Unit 1 on December 18th from 7pm - 9pm at the Back Loft, supported by La Cat Salon. Please join us to celebrate the final Unit 1 of 2012!


Free admission, all welcome. Festive drinks will be served and there will also be a raffle on the night. We will go to the Ha' Penny inn afterwards and all are very welcome.


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Pauline Cummins performs at Mountain Standard Time Festival Canada

Pauline Cummins

Pauline Cummins performed Water/Leopard at University of Calgary for the M:ST Festival in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. October 2012

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Billion REview of The Performance Collective at Galway Arts Centre



Aine Phillips reviews Subject to Ongoing Change for Billion Art Journal.


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