Dylan Ryan

In the final episode of the Artist-Run Network Europe (ARNE) podcast, Ormston House’s Niamh Brown speaks with Limerick-based artist and curator Dylan Ryan. 

Since graduating in 2021, Dylan Ryan has been an active member of the Limerick artist-run scene. In 2022, they co-founded The Oobleck Collective, a curatorial project investigating and presenting that which lies beneath the production of art, their inaugural exhibition taking place at Limerick’s Sailor’s Home. In 2023, they curated their first solo show “I Misspell My Words” by Aoife O’Doherty, at Spacecraft Studios, Limerick. Currently, they work as Visitor Engagement Manager at EVA International, Ireland’s Biennial of Contemporary Art in Limerick city.  In this episode Niamh and Dylan discuss how they became involved in the ARNE project and what networks and relationships have grown out of the experience.

Visit here to learn more about Dylan Ryan’s artistic and curatorial practice.

About Artist-Run Network Europe:

Artist-Run Network Europe (ARNE) was a European project with focus on artist-run initiatives co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. In the course of two and a half years (October 2020–April 2023) the project hosted a range of activities, including exhibitions, conferences, workshops and lectures. The aim of ARNE was to strengthen the self-organised artist-run sector in Europe with focus on local and international cooperation, and to create a simple information framework for art professionals and art students, namely through a collaborative online platform, Artist-Run Resource Centre (ARRC).

Ormston House’s involvement in the ARNE project was co-funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and Limerick Arts Office.

Partners: Candyland, Stockholm (SE), Ormston House (IE), The Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association, Vilnius (LT), >top – Association for the Promotion of Cultural Practice, Berlin (DE), The Syndicate of Creatures, Copenhagen (DK), The Alternative Art Guide, The Hague (NL), and Totaldobre, Riga, (LV).

Associated Partners: Artist-Run Alliance, Berlin/Tel Aviv (DE/IL), Aarhus Center for Visual Art/Juxtapose Art Fair, Aarhus (DK), Konstfack – University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm (SE), Supermarket – Stockholm Independent Art Fair (SE)


Image: ARNE Research Labs at Ormston House with Dylan Ryan, Jane Morrow, Alice Máselníková (Candyland, SE) and Rob Knijn (Alternative Art Guide, NL) 2023. Photo by Shane Vaughan.
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