Artist-Run Europe: Practice/Projects/Spaces
Part how-to manual, part history, and part socio-political critique, Artist-Run Europe looks at the conditions, organisational models, and role of artist-led practice within contemporary art and society. The aim is to show how artist-run practice manifests itself, how artist-run spaces are a distinctive and central part of visual art culture, and how they present a complex, heterogeneous, and necessary set of alternatives to the art institution, museum and commercial gallery.

Artist-Run Europe: Practice/Projects/Spaces
Edited by Gavin Murphy & Mark Cullen
Published by Onomatopee, Eindhoven
Designed by WorkGroup, Dublin
208 pages, Swiss bound, Full colour

Contributors: Jason E. Bowman, AA Bronson, Noelle Collins, Valerie Connor, Mark Cullen, Céline Kopp & Alun Williams, Joanna Laws, Freek Lomme, Megs Morley, Gavin Murphy, Gavin Wade and Katherine Waugh.

With case studies of spaces and projects: Triangle France, Transmission Gallery, Pallas Projects/Studios, Eastside Projects, Catalyst Arts, Pink Cube, Secession, Dienstgebaeude, Supermarket, FOOTFALL, and The Artist-led Archive.

Pallas Projects/Studios first opened its doors on Dublin’s Foley Street in May 1996 and to coincide with our 20th anniversary is a new publication Artist-Run Europe – a major survey and analysis of artist-run practice in cooperation with spaces from all over Ireland and Europe. The groundbreaking study is based on over 4 years of research, it features illustrated case studies looking at different organisational models of spaces, newly commissioned essays, and a detailed index of over 500 European artist-run spaces. The book is thoughtfully designed by Dublin studio WorkGroup and printed and bound to a very high standard in The Netherlands.

Difference Engine I-VI

Publication: 6 printed artwork posters in printed gate-fold sleeve, 300 x 300 mm.
Design by Bartłomiej Skrzyczek
Edition of 100

I see a darkness II

Publication: 12 pp colour 210 x 160 mm
Text: The Hyper Cosmical Assayer by Cris Fite Wassilak
Photography by Michael Durant
Published to mark exhibition in The Lab, Dublin City Council
09/09/09 – 29/10/09.
Edition of 100
Copyright 2009 Mark Cullen.


Publication: 24 pp colour 144 x 144 mm
Text: Chiarascuro, Sean Kissane, Head of Exhibitions, Irish Museum of Modern Art.
Photography: David Ruffles
This publication follows the exhibition Blackflash at 126, Galway, Ireland,
Edition of 100
Published by Pallas Publishing
Copyright 2010 Mark Cullen.

Pallas Heights 2003 – 2007


Cosmic Annihilator

22 pp colour 200 x 200 mm
Text: Ready-Made Darkness: Notes on Cosmic Annihilator by Sarah Pierce and interview with Georgina Jackson and Mark Cullen.
Photography Alex McCullagh and Mark Cullen
Published to mark exhibition in Pallas Heights
Edition of 500